Anonymous, 21 Oct 2016Pixels, iPhones also have only a 1080p display, but I see no one complaining about them. You ... moreGoogle has officially stated that a phone to be compatible with their DayDream headset has to have at least a 1080p screen and 4 gigabytes of RAM. The XZ isn't good enough to run Google's BR platform. As for standout features on other phones, the Galaxy S7 has an amazing camera, one of the best screens on the market, and is overall one of the best phones you can buy. The LG G5 has that strange modular design, a removable battery, and the second wide-angle camera on the back. The XZ just doesn't really stand out in any ways.
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2016In video yes. For still the ip7 won in total score and for me, a nikon dslr user, i chose came... moreI actually was pointing finger of shame toward samsung fanboys claiming time and time again that S7 has the best camera but when it's a blind test where bias is limited, they couldn't pick their favorite company's phone...
PLAYER SLAYER, 21 Oct 2016It doesn't have the specs like other flagships, though. A 1080p screen for $700 is so not wort... morePixels, iPhones also have only a 1080p display, but I see no one complaining about them.
You can watch many XZ speed test videos, it's as fast as or faster than other flagships out here.
And as for Daydream VR, no where does it say it needs 4GB of RAM. As of now the requirements are
"every Daydream phone has low persistence display, no ghosting, low latency, high quality SoC (system on a chip) for rendering at 60fps and high quality sensors."
And as for standout features, tell me, what standout features do the rest have? Like the HTC 10, S7 etc.
Anonymous, 19 Oct 2016It's priced like other flagships. Pixel costs more.It doesn't have the specs like other flagships, though. A 1080p screen for $700 is so not worth it, and with only 3 gigabytes of RAM, this phone isn't even compatible with the DayDream VR headset. These are the specs of last year, but repackaged and overpriced. This phone has no standout features, and it doesn't do anything particularly well.
Shagrasniper, 21 Oct 2016honestly, the only sony ericsson phone i owned was the (satio), but i used to like independent... moreThe main issue with XZ camera in the shoot out was noise. My point is noise can be reduced if you lower ISO values.
And the link I gave proves that.
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2016Do you even own a Xperia phone? No.
http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/sony_xperia_z5_re... morehonestly, the only sony ericsson phone i owned was the (satio), but i used to like independent ericsson.
let me explain to you, why you are wrong
yes the xperia has a larger sensor which is supposed to outperform the competition, yet it wasn't tuned to perform as it should (compared to any korean manufacturer or even the iPhone for that matter -which has a tiny 1/3" sensor- )
second, the increased size of the sensor is only beneficial if you have a fast lens (f/2.0 by todays mobile phone standards is nothing special)
last july i purchased the (Sony RX1R II), so i think i know what I'm talking about.
Shagrasniper, 20 Oct 2016not trueDo you even own a Xperia phone? No.
At the bottom of the page they compare shots taken by the Z5 in different ISO levels. You can clearly see as the ISO increases, noise also increases.
To reduce noise you have to change the MP to 8MP, although I don't know if this still applies for XZ.
So yea, lower ISO means lower noise.
Superior auto bumps of ISO values even at bright light, you can find articles in XDA regarding this.
Lg's problem hasn't been camera quality for a couple of years now. Their problem is perpetually disappointing battery life.
Cali , 20 Oct 2016I'm in with Sony XZ flagship Beast 2016! are you kidding???
xz is the poorest camera among other....
LG G5 WINS!!!!
Shot on iPhone 7 (long video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQcNbUZh_cU
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2016You can get more from the XZ's camera by using it in manual mode. Superior Auto mode in Xperia... moreWhy are these people complaining about cameras!?
There all using Sony sensors, the Best in the sensor business!!
Djihanibnoe, 20 Oct 2016Well, i'am so suprisingly when look at results. Somehow, lg g5 win almost entire vote. So, now... moreYou can get more from the XZ's camera by using it in manual mode. Superior Auto mode in Xperia phones dont work well most of the time.
But reviewers use auto mode and complain about the noise... Noise can easily be lowered by lowering ISO at manual mode.
Well, i'am so suprisingly when look at results. Somehow, lg g5 win almost entire vote. So, now i'am wondering, how exactly DXo Marks make a rating for camera phone score?
My conclusion is, i said yes. Lg g5 looks like make a great picture at daylight even in low light, and it's the most underrated phone (like lg v20). iPhone is 'meh' (just overrated). Sony is good but daylight picture like use Polariser Filter or ND filter, a sky is so blue and contras is quite good. Samsung is good too, f1.8 maybe make entire picture like almost over brightness.
And please, add google pixel. Thanks
Anonymous, 20 Oct 2016We do need a reference picture, if we are trying to find out which is more color accurate.
Ho... morestop making simple things more complicated
no one cares about color accuracy (as long as they're not messed up)
a vivid punchy look (with a little bet of warmness in WB is fine)
what most people need is a crisp, yet not over processed image, & thats why most voters chose the G5 in this poll