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Pro Manages to capture excellent photos
The 19MP primary camera is packed with features. For starters, it has same RGB and IR sensors that improve color reproduction and focus speed respectively. There's also a CMOS sensor with phase detection autofocus that helps with low-light shooting. Finally, there's Motion Eye: a memory-embedded sensor that immediately processes images to minimize distortion.
All of this hardware packed together manages to capture some of the most detailed and high-quality photos a smartphone can take, coming extremely close to the quality of photos taken by the S8 which is considered to have the best camera for this generation of smartphones.
Pro Can handle plenty of multitasking without lag or stutter
The 4GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 835 found in the XZ Premium are more than enough to provide some excellent performance with nary a stutter.
Pro Manages to produce excellent headphone audio
The XZ Premium supports high-resolution audio with ALAC, DSD, FLAC, and LPCM file formats. Listening to music through headphones is a real treat with uniformly crisp highs, mids, and lows.
Pro Displays the sharpest images out of any smartphone today
The Xperia XZ Premium has a 5.5inch 4K display. It roughly has around 807 pixels per inch, which is far more pixels than the competition manages to display on their phone. This results in the sharpest images ever seen on a smartphone display.
Pro Can be comfortably used with one hand
The rounded corners found in the XZ Premium make it easy to use this phone with one hand, even though the large bezels might make it harder for people with small hands.
Con The audio coming from the speakers feels rather flat
Even though it has stereo speakers the audio quality coming from them is rather poor. It feels flat and tinny even at the highest volume.
Con Outdated design
The Xperia XZ Premium has not changed much on the design department compared to the Xperia XZ. It features a design with rounded corners and a large screen surrounded by large bezels, a design choice that has been falling out of favour lately.