Sony Xperia XZ Premium review: The showstopper
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium we have for review is the single-SIM version (G8141). A dual-SIM version will also be available on some markets with a model designation G8142. That one uses a hybrid slot for the second SIM card, shared with the microSD card.
The call log is separated from the contacts, but there's a shortcut to those in the upper right corner. It can be filtered by missed, incoming and outgoing calls. Smart dial is supported too.
The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has front-firing stereo speakers, just like every Sony flagship since the Xperia Z2 (and some recent midrangers too). In principle, we'll take this setup over any other in a heartbeat, but Sony's speakers are modest in terms of loudness, falling in the Below Average category in our test. None of the major competitors truly excels here, yet they are all ahead of the Xperia.
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Lifelog tracks a host of daily activities, including walking, running and sleeping, but it also tracks the music you listen, the photos you take, and the apps you use. It then presents the info in a split-screen view with a timeline on top and detailed numbers on the bottom.
The News app is a news aggregator, pulling stories from sources on topics of your choice. It can also issue two daily bulletins for you at a time you specify, so you don't miss out on current events.
Xperia lounge is Sony's own entertainment app, feeding you exclusive content and competitions related to music, movies and games.
Oddly, there is no file manager available as a separate app. Instead, you will find it in the Settings menu in the Manage storage section.
- 16 Aug 2022
I am using it now. Enabled the 4k screen resolution all the time. Works pretty well. Perfect for movies.
- 08 Apr 2021
It was probably discharged when you stored it so the battery might have drained below 0%. You should leave it changing for a few hours, if that doesn't work it means the battery is dead and you need to replace it. Here's a tip to prevent th...
- 18 Mar 2021
If your phone doesn't charge, then it might have an issue with the USB C port, I highly suggest to replace it