Sony Xperia XZ F8331 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Platinum)

Sony Xperia XZ F8331 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Platinum)

Sony Xperia XZ F8331 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Platinum)

B&H # SOXZU52S32P MFR # 1304-6994
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Product Highlights

  • GSM / 4G LTE Compatible
  • North American Variant
  • 23MP 1/2.3" Exmor RS Camera Sensor
  • 24mm Sony G Lens + BIONZ Processor
  • 2.15 GHz Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core CPU
  • 32GB Storage Capacity + 3GB of RAM
  • 5.2" 1920 x 1080 IPS LCD Display
  • Water-Resistant and Dustproof
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
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This device is carrier-unlocked and should work fully with the carriers listed below with green bars. Yellow bars denote partial network coverage. A SIM card and service plan must be purchased separately. Network compatibility listed here is for reference only and does not guarantee phone compatibility.

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Sony F8331 Overview

  • 1Description

Enjoy powerful performance and high-quality optics with the unlocked Sony Xperia XZ F8331 32GB Smartphone in Platinum. This smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 820 quad-core chipset, which incorporates two dual-core Kryo processors running at 1.6 and 2.15 GHz. Additionally; this smartphone has 3GB of RAM for efficient multi-tasking and 32GB of storage capacity. A microSD card slot is also onboard, which allows you to expand the phone's storage capacity by up to 256GB.

The Xperia XZ is endowed with a 5.2" TRILUMINOS IPS LCD display, which is designed to deliver life-like color reproduction with optimized image contrast, color, and sharpness. The phone's Full HD 1920 x 1080 native resolution allows you to view vivid 1080p content without pixel loss. On the rear of the phone is a 23MP camera with a 1/2.3" Exmor RS sensor for capturing bright and detailed images. For high-resolution selfies and 1080p video-chatting, the XZ is also equipped with a 13MP front camera.

Bluetooth 4.2 is built into this device for pairing with other Bluetooth-enabled devices. With dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, you can enjoy high-speed wireless Internet connectivity. Integrated Miracast and NFC give you the ability to connect-to compatible devices for wirelessly sharing content like photos and music. GPS with GLONASS is also onboard for using Google Location and Maps services. The Xperia XZ houses a non-removable 2900mAh battery, rechargeable via the reversible USB Type-C port.

23-Megapixel Camera with Exmor RS for Mobile Image Sensor
The Xperia XZ offers a rear camera with a large 1/2.3" 23-megapixel Exmor RS Sensor for high definition image capturing. Its Hybrid Autofocus technology combines phase and contrast detection for quick focusing. The Sony Exmor RS for Mobile image sensors feature a unique stacked structure that allows for even more light gathering ability than back-side illuminated image sensors, leading to less noise and better low light ability in a more compact size. In front of the 1/2.3" sensor is a bright f/2.0 24mm-equivalent Sony G Lens that also helps produce sharp pictures, even in low light. The Xperia XZ also features the Sony BIONZ for mobile image processor which helps eliminate noise while preserving detail even at ISO sensitivities up to 12800. Video can also be recorded at vivid 4K resolution.

The front-facing camera has a 13MP, 1/3.06" sensor and an f/2.0 22mm-equivalent wide-angle lens.
GSM / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports. You can check which bands this phone works with in the Specifications.
North American Variant / US Compatible LTE
The F8331 is a US variant of the Xperia XZ. The F8331's LTE radio is tuned to frequencies that are most often used in the United States and North America. It can also be used in other parts of the world; however, LTE access may be limited or unsupported, depending on the network. To ensure this phone will work with your carrier please check to make sure the frequencies your carrier uses are supported by this phone. The full list of compatible carrier frequencies can be found here, the frequencies this phone supports can be found in the product specifications.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
The Android operating system integrates heavily with Google's services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google's web search. It's a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your homescreen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to more than one million apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 6.0 Marshmallow overhauls permissions, allowing you to have finer control over what your applications have access to. It also marks the debut of Now on Tap, a context-sensitive update to Google Now that checks your current screen for keywords and then searches for them automatically. Other performance and security enhancements are included as well.
Water-Resistant and Dustproof
The Xperia XZ is protected against dust, rain, and low-pressure jets of water when its ports are sealed with the attached covers. Water-resistant in fresh water only; do not submerge.
PS4 Remote Play
  • Pair your XZ to your PS4 gaming console
  • Compatible with PS4 dual shock controllers with clip-on mount (sold separately)
  • Remote Play allows you to take your PlayStation 4 gaming anywhere in your home via Wi-Fi
  • Connectivity and Communication
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Digital Noise Cancelling (DNC) support
  • DLNA Certified
  • NFC
  • Screen mirroring
  • ActiveSync
  • USB Host
  • Bluetooth 4.2 with aptX support
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with MIMO
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality
  • Wi-Fi Certified Miracast
  • Additional Features
  • Adreno 530 GPU
  • Display Technology: TRILUMINOS IPS display with X-Realty for mobile and Gorilla Glass
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, eCompass, game rotation vector, geomagnetic rotation vector, gyroscope, magnetometer (compass), step detector/counter, significant motion detector, proximity sensor
  • Glove Mode
  • In the Box
    Sony Xperia XZ F8331 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Platinum)
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • Charger
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Sony F8331 Specs

    Operating System Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
    Memory 3 GB
    Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
    CPU 1.6 GHz Qualcomm Kryo Dual-Core
    2.15 GHz Qualcomm Kryo Dual-Core
    GPU Adreno 530
    Storage 32 GB
    Size 5.2"
    Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
    Pixel Density 424 ppi
    Display Technology IPS-Type LCD
    Screen Coating Anti-Scratch
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 1 x USB 2.0 - Type C
    Audio 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone
    Integrated Stereo Speakers
    Flash Media Slot 1 x microSDXC
    SIM Card Size Card 1: Nano
    GSM 2G GSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
    GSM 3G/3.5G UMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
    4G LTE LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 26, 28, 29, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41 Bands
    Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 + LE 
    NFC Yes
    GPS Yes
    FM Radio No
    Sensors Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer (Altimeter), Gyroscope, Proximity
    Water Resistance Resistant
    IP Rating IP65
    Keyboard Virtual
    Battery Internal Lithium-Ion (2900.0 mAh)
    Fast Charging Technology Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
    Wireless Charging Technology None
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.8 x 5.7 x 0.3" / 72.0 x 146.0 x 8.1 mm
    Weight 5.68 oz / 161 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.2 x 3.4 x 2.3"

    Sony F8331 Reviews

    Xperia XZ F8331 32GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Platinum) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 38.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2nd Xperia Phone I ordered 2 of these phones in the beginning of December as an upgrade from the Z3+ my wife and I were using. The XZ is a significant improvement from the Z3+. It upgraded immediately to 7.0 and it is easy to make it where the fingerprint scanner is enabled, which is extremely fast and a nice feature. The screen looks great and the battery life is excellent. Sony does a great job of managing how quickly the battery drains. I easily make it through a day even with heavy use. Sony makes a high quality product. I had a HTC m8 before the z3+ but I don't see myself getting anything but Sony from now on.
    Date published: 2016-12-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from great phone with great camera Overall speaking, it is a good phone yet i am still disappointed by the non functional fingerprint sensor because of the stupid patent. The battery life is much better than i expected as it will barely use any battery when u put it in sleep mode and even better if it is on stamina mode. The camera is awesome and i have already taken a handful of pictures even though the 1080p hd sreen may not be able to present the best part of the pictures. I personally put the pictures in my laptop as it comes with a 4k screen and the pictures look much better on it.
    Date published: 2017-01-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Smartphone - - I Love it !! I Love this beautiful smartphone! This is my 2nd Sony Xperia phone. I bought my first one 3 years ago (from B&H) and it still works perfectly, therefore I didn't really need a new phone. The price for this phone was a bargain and it is much more advanced than my first Sony phone. The XZ F8331 is sleek and nicely designed. The best feature of this phone is the camera - especially in low-light situations. Minimal digital noise and way better than other smartphone cameras. The viewing screen is vivid and the colors are true and accurate. I definitely recommend Sony Xperia phones to everyone who wants a high quality phone which is Not overpriced. I shall purchase another one in the future.
    Date published: 2017-11-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely phone, Not bad for the Price. I love android phones and their other gadgets, But I own Sony headphones, the MDR-1000x with LDAC. The headphones pair perfectly with this Xperia XZ phone, sound is crisp and clear, also, the phone is gorgeous to look at, let alone speedy. A must for anyone after a great Android phone.
    Date published: 2016-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Android Phone of 2016 No other phone can compete with Sony XZ's feature set. Beautifully designed, excellent battery life, waterproof, front-facing speakers, compact size, microSD, AND lightly skinned Android OS. It doesn't have the best camera, falling behind the iPhone and Samsung S7 series, but the camera does a respectable job and I'm not disappointed in it's performance. The XZ is a solid all-around performer and Sony is one of the first to update to Android 7 - Nougat. With their track record, expect 2-3 years of software updates. If you want a well-rounded device that's sure to be supported and last you 2+ years then look no further. Enjoy practical features like the side mounted fingerprint scanner* which is a pleasure to use. Don't be fooled by Samsung's bloatware features that you'll never use or QHD resolution. There's no way the average person can tell a Full HD screen like the XZ has vs. a QHD screen on most other phones today except when it comes to battery life. Sony purposely did not make the switch to QHD for this reason. Overall I trust Sony to make quality devices and will be enjoying my XZ for years to come. Even my 2 year old Z3 Compact is still performing well and has great battery life. * The fingerprint scanner is not listed as a feature and is disabled on US devices by default. This is the biggest flaw, but can be easily activated again if you do a little googling. Sony has no specified why this is the case, however most people seem to think this is a result of a patent issue in the US market.
    Date published: 2016-12-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy Reliable fastest android phone Brought Sony experia XZ during Christmas 2016, after using Samsung Galaxy S5 active. Got next day delivery from B&H. (Very impressive). So far the phone has performed extremely well. I got Android 7.0 on this phone and tons of feature that I still have to explore. Camera quality is highly commendable, even in low light conditions.
    Date published: 2016-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High-Resolution audio is excellent. High-Resolution audio with Noise Cancellation Headset is excellent. Nothing is to be compared to its super clear sound. This one is incomparably better than iPhone or other competitors.
    Date published: 2016-12-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Muy buen celular Excelente celular. Muy rpido. ME gusta el diseo, liviano. Saca muy buenas fotos, aunque de noche no son tan buenas. Les falta nitidez. Filma muy bien. Los colores son muy reales.
    Date published: 2017-01-14
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    Compared with the US version I've seen on Amazon, is there something different about this phone since it has Ultra in the title?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I apologize for any confusion. This is a new US version. If it was listed as Ultra, that has been corrected.
    Answered by: Steve M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Are you guys going to sell the dual SIM version?
    Asked by: Genesis G.
    We do not know, at this time. If and when we offer it, we will be sure to post it on our website.
    Answered by: Mark S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    sorry for this, but I don't know where to ask, so that's why a doing here, I want to if you're going to sell the Xperia Xzs(2017) single sim version and when....?? thanks
    Asked by: Juan Carlos S.
    Please send us an email at, so we can best assist you with this.
    Answered by: Moshe S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    can you upload the info for this phone?
    Asked by: jasjot a.
    It is not yet available. As soon as we have it we will post it on this product's webpage.
    Answered by: Mark S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    The cable included, is it a USB type-C to type-A or USB type-C to type-C (reversible)?
    Asked by: Tevin
    it is usb type c to usb type a hope this helps
    Answered by: johnny e.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Sony XZ have a Fingerprint sensor for unlock?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    It does however for US use it has been disabled by Sony. Shame!. Phone is slick and stands out among the usual Samsungs and Apples...
    Answered by: Vikas P.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    The Fingerprint works in this phone????
    Asked by: Juan Carlos S.
    This model does offer a fingerprint option.
    Answered by: Dana G.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Are the speakers are loud on this phone?
    Asked by: Sargis H.
    It's on par or slightly louder than others I've owned, like iPhones. That said, high volume equals some distortion. If you want to listen to tunes without earbuds or headset, they're Ok, but if you're looking for a mini audio player, it is a phone and not optimized for max volume/ boom box kind of listening.
    Answered by: MarcAnthony S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27
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