When comparing Sony Xperia XZ Premium vs Apple iPhone 12 mini, the Slant community recommends Apple iPhone 12 mini for most people. In the question“What are the best smartphones with good battery life around $800?” Apple iPhone 12 mini is ranked 12th while Sony Xperia XZ Premium is ranked 15th.
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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.
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 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 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 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.
Con Outdated design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.
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 Vendor lock-in
There is no way to avoid the Apple ecosystem.
Con USB 2.0
It is the end of 2020 and they still come up with USB 2.0.
Con Metal case
It might look pretty but unlike plastic it doesn't spring back to it's original shape once you have a dent.
Con Side facing speakers
They can be easily covered with your hands.