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Xperia XZ2 Premium Test Results

The claims on these pages are mainly based on results from tests conducted by Strategy Analytics, an independent global company specialising in market analysis. All claims were verified at the time of testing. However, as the mobile landscape changes quickly and new phone models are released on a continuous basis, we cannot guarantee that all claims are still valid as you read this. Please see the date specified at the bottom of each claim and test specification for reference. For more information on Strategy Analytics, please visit the Strategy Analytics homepage

World's highest ISO sensitivity video recording in a smartphone1

The Xperia XZ2 Premium features the fusion dual camera system for smartphones. The Xperia XZ2 Premium camera has enhanced low light performance with ISO levels of 12,800 for video and 51,200 for still images. This is the highest light sensitivity for smartphone video reported/published by a device manufacturer. The maximum ISO for still images is accessible via Superior Auto & Manual modes. For video the appropriate ISO will be automatically selected.

World's only smartphone with 4K HDR Movie recording and display2

" World's only smartphone with 4K HDR Movie recording and 4K HDR display2
" World's first smartphone with 4K HDR Movie recording and display2
" World's first smartphone with 4K HDR Movie recording and 4K HDR display2
" World's only complete 4K HDR smartphone2
" World's first complete 4K HDR smartphone2

Xperia XZ2 Premium features both a 5.8-inch 4K HDR display 10-bit 4K HDR video recording in HLG format making it the only device that can capture, store and reproduce 4K HDR video natively (See claims around 4K HDR display and Movie recording below).

World's only smartphones with a 4K HDR display3

"World's largest 4K HDR smartphone display4
"World's first smartphone with a 5.8-inch 4K HDR display4
"World's only smartphone with a 5.8-inch 4K HDR display4
"World's largest 4K HDR smartphone display4
"World's largest 4K smartphone display4

Xperia XZ2 Premium has a large, 5.8 inch 4K HDR Display. This is the largest 4K HDR display of any smartphone. Xperia XZ Premium has a 5.5inch 4K HDR display.

World’s first 4K HDR Movie recording in a smartphone5

"World’s first 10-bit 4K HDR Movie recording in a smartphone5

Xperia XZ2 Premium combines Sony’s memory-stacked smartphone image sensor with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor to achieve HDR Movie recording with 10-bit colour depth. 10-bit colour uses the BT.2020 (Rec.2020) colour gamut and Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) HDR standard to store and reproduce video with 1 billion colours. Other smartphones with 10-bit colour sensors currently compress the saved video down to a colour depth of 8-bit (16.7 million colours).

World’s only Super slow motion video in a smartphone6

"World’s only smartphones with 960fps video capture6

The camera module of the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium includes a 19MP (1.22um pixel) 1/2.3” sensor stacked with a DRAM chip. Inclusion of DRAM within the camera module increases image capture speed by 5 times and facilitates the slow motion video capture of 960 frames per second. There are currently no other smartphones that can capture Full HD video (1080p) at 960fps.

World’s only smartphones with real-time 3D capture7

"World’s first smartphones with real-time 3D capture7

Xperia XZ2 Premium captures 3D objects with the new 3D Creator. 3D Creator from Sony uses the device camera to capture real-time 3D objects/scans via the device’s camera. During capture 3D Creator displays the scan on-screen and provides useful feedback during the process to successful capture a water-tight 3D scan. The scanning time is very quick (15-60 seconds) and any editing can be performed on the device. The resulting scan can be printed, shared or used for avatar creation, gaming and in augmented reality. 3D scanning is available out-of-the-box and does not require the installation of additional software. All processing is performed locally on the device so a data connection is not required to generate the mesh.

World’s only smartphones with 5-axis image stabilisation for video8

"World’s first smartphones with 5-axis image stabilisation for video8

Strategy Analytics’ Resources

Strategy Analytics utilised the SpecTRAX database and independent research to verify the display, processor and camera claims on behalf of Sony Mobile for the Xperia XZ2 Premium. The specifications of the Xperia XZ2 Premium were compared against >12,000 individual smartphone models currently in the SpecTRAX database.

Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX database is an extensive proprietary resource consisting of two key datasets; specifications and availability data. The specifications contained in SpecTRAX cover over 300 attributes relating to over 30,000 announced smartphone, mobile phone, tablet, smartwatch, mobile hotspot and USB dongle SKUs. 150-200 newly announced devices are added to SpecTRAX each month.

About These Tests

Although great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this data, Strategy Analytics is unable to accept any legal responsibility for any actions taken on the basis of the information contained therein. There are circumstances were published specifications may differ from those held by device manufacturers. Circulation or disclosure in whole or in part of this data outside the authorized recipient organizations is expressly forbidden without the prior written permission of Strategy Analytics.