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Xperia XZ Premium: Sony's Expensive Phone Has Extravagant Features You Won't See In iPhones

By Edge Ison , Jun 26, 2017 09:34 AM EDT
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The Sony Xperia XZ Premium may look old but it comes with amazing features not found in the latest smartphones today. (Photo : Android Authority/YouTube)

If you have the cash but aren't so high for a new Samsung Galaxy S8 or even the upcoming iPhone 8, the Sony Xperia XZ Premium might be the smartphone for you. It's rather high price is justified by the fact that the Xperia XZ premium comes with extravagant features not found on the two mentioned popular smartphones.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium has a 4K display, a feature many phones in the market right now cannot lay claim to. It has a 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution and a whopping 802 pixels per inch or ppi. In comparison, the Galaxy S8 comes with a 1440 x 2960 resolution for a measly 570 ppi.

If its 4K display is not enough to tickle your fancy, mind that the Sony Xperia XZ Premium also supports High Dynamic Range or HDR technology. The Galaxy S8, as well as the LG G6, are the only smartphones other than the Xperia XZ Premium that can play HDR videos. However, the Xperia XZ Premium is the only one that combines 4K and HDR giving users the best viewing and reading experience.

Another highlight of the Sony Xperia XZ Pemium which has been tackled a number of times is its slow motion video function. The slo-mo mode is not a new innovation. In fact, most high end smartphones come with this feature. What Sony did is to take this old feature and improve it to the point that no smartphone in the market today can match it.

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium shoots at 960 frames per second which is a far cry from the iPhone 7 which is capable of only 240 fps, as reported by CNET. If you enjoyed the iPhone 7's slo-mo function. Be prepared to be blown away by the Xperia XZ Premium.

While the Sony Xperia XZ premium comes with unique and impressive features, some wonder why the company still utilizes an old design. Business Insider noted that Sony has been using the rectangular box-like design for years. Sony may be going for that unique look but sometimes, such a strategy may grow old on consumers.

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