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    Xperia XZ

    Xperia XZ 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 Best Video Stabilization Performance

    Technical Test

    Sony Xperia XZ outperformed all leading global competitors and produced the most stable video in this assessment.


    In September 2016, Strategy Analytics conducted a technical assessment of the video stabilization technology of the Sony Xperia XZ smartphone compared with leading competitor devices. To test video stabilization performance, identical video clips were captured on each device under five scenarios: cycling, walking, running and taking a portrait while in motion using both the front and rear cameras. To measure stabilization performance, shifts in the X and Y axis were measured on over 330 frames per video and a mean displacement value was calculated by combining the average shift in both the X and Y direction.


    The Sony Xperia XZ produced more stable video than any of the leading competitors in three of the five scenarios. Comparing the mean displacement values across all five scenarios, Sony Xperia XZ outperformed all of the leading global competitors and produced the most stable video overall in this assessment.

    Definition of Competitive Set

    The competitive set included in this report for technical testing was determined by Strategy Analytics to be the latest flagship devices released by global smartphone vendors prior to the dates of testing (30th September 2016). These include: Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+, HTC 10, Huawei P9, LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy Note 7.

    World’s First Smartphone with 5-axis Digital Image Stabilization

    Sony Xperia XZ features 5-axis digital image stabilization for video. Specifications verified by Strategy Analytics' SpecTRAX Service against the published camera specifications for over 9000 smartphones. Correct as of the 12th October 2016.