Earlier this week Sony had us over at an event promoting the pending launch of the Xperia XZ Premium – their flagship phone.

We had already had a few hands-on sessions with the XZ Premium around the MWC 2017 back in March but now that Sony is getting ready to release the phone, we finally got a unit that we could play with as much as we wanted.

The event’s venue on the sunny Troia peninsula in Portugal offered us a great opportunity to walk around and take a few comparison shots with the XZ Premium and the iPhone 7 Plus, which we had around. Here they are, enjoy!

iPhone 7 Plus photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
Sony Xperia XZ Premium photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
iPhone 7 Plus photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test

Sony Xperia XZ Premium • iPhone 7 Plus • XZ Premium • 7 Plus

Sony Xperia XZ Premium photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
iPhone 7 Plus photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
Sony Xperia XZ Premium photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
iPhone 7 Plus photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test

Sony Xperia XZ Premium • iPhone 7 Plus • XZ Premium • 7 Plus

Sony Xperia XZ Premium photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
iPhone 7 Plus photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
Sony Xperia XZ Premium photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
iPhone 7 Plus photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test

Sony Xperia XZ Premium • iPhone 7 Plus • XZ Premium • 7 Plus

Sony Xperia XZ Premium photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
iPhone 7 Plus photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
Sony Xperia XZ Premium photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
iPhone 7 Plus photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test

Sony Xperia XZ Premium • iPhone 7 Plus • XZ Premium • 7 Plus

Sony Xperia XZ Premium photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
iPhone 7 Plus photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
Sony Xperia XZ Premium photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
iPhone 7 Plus photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test

Sony Xperia XZ Premium • iPhone 7 Plus • XZ Premium • 7 Plus

Sony Xperia XZ Premium photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
iPhone 7 Plus photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
Sony Xperia XZ Premium photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
iPhone 7 Plus photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test

Sony Xperia XZ Premium • iPhone 7 Plus • XZ Premium • 7 Plus

Sony Xperia XZ Premium photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
iPhone 7 Plus photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
Sony Xperia XZ Premium photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
iPhone 7 Plus photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test

Sony Xperia XZ Premium • iPhone 7 Plus • XZ Premium • 7 Plus

Sony Xperia XZ Premium photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
iPhone 7 Plus - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
Sony Xperia XZ Premium photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
iPhone 7 Plus photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test

Sony Xperia XZ Premium • iPhone 7 Plus • XZ Premium • 7 Plus

Sony Xperia XZ Premium photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test
iPhone 7 Plus photo - Sony Xperia XZ Premium Camera test

Sony Xperia XZ Premium • iPhone 7 Plus

We only had an hour or so with the device and we really didn’t have the time to make sure all the settings on the cameras, as well as the scene framing and the exposure, are identical.

However, Sony engineers say that the Xperia XZ Premium camera is entirely the same as the one on the Xperia XZs. We’ve already reviewed this one, so we pretty much know what to expect. Nevertheless, we’ll leave the image quality comments for our full Xperia XZ Premium review. Stay tuned!