Kha0s, 20 May 2017As much as i wished to see Sony on top of this comparison, i must admin Samsung gets the first... moreS8 is the one which makes you stand out. When everyone is just having a flat screen phone, it has curved infinity display, it proved that dual camera was just a gimmick and a single great camera is better than two bad ones. It's the only one with all those fancy, attractive still useful accessories,only one with more than android experience, an inbuilt physical home button (virtually physical to be precise) and the only one with all the smart features. Everyone doesn't have an S8, only rich people have it.
The battery test is pretty surprising and shows how S8 is a true smartphone, it got smallest battery, biggest display, most powerful performance but still crashed both the rivals in battery test. Now that's something worth noting after the camera showdown.
LG superfan, 20 May 2017Those tripod low light pics of xzp are awesome if it had ois I am sure it would destroy s8 in ... moreTotally. Just look. They added the tripod and Xperia XZ Premium did very well. They need to add OIS instead of EIS
L0lip0p, 21 May 2017Welcome to 2017 where look matter than valuesad to say.. yeah!! if only humans knew what great specs means..
Cassy O, 20 May 2017The Galaxy S8 is tie with Xperia XYZ Premium bla bla bla just because the XZP is the sharpest ... moreSmaller screen size in number, but taking the diagnol ratio into account, tree of them pretty much had identical screen size, with xzp had a little more real estate than the two, read properly
Simon, 21 May 2017Its a long article for "All phones are not too revolutionary this year, the S8 wins in all cat... morebecause of all brand only sony had that design and they call it uniqueness, yeah absolutely right
but uniqueness kills sony slowly, consumers mostly
looked for great design and next are the features on the phone and unfortunately even if sony had great specs the phone's design really matters , that's fact.
Anonymous, 21 May 2017Can't judge a phone just by a certain component...total agree.
Its a long article for "All phones are not too revolutionary this year, the S8 wins in all categories by a little though, the XZ is the worst and G6 somewhere in between".
To me, I couldnt believe at how shocking the Sony looks next to the S8 and G6. Its almost as if Sony used a time machine, moved to the 90s and designed their phones there, then came back and announced them in 2017. I wonder why Sony and HTC are such design offenders these days.
Hoffmann, 20 May 2017LG G6 got a SD 821 chipset, therefore it can't be amongst the best this year.Can't judge a phone just by a certain component...
GSMARENA your phone reviews are great & it covers all the things. but one thing is missing and it's the AUDIO QUALITY through Headphones (because audio benchmarks means nothing actually). hire an audiophile and let him judge the audio quality through headphones. See whathifi.com they are like dxomark but for audio quality (but sadly not all the phones get reviewed).
The Galaxy S8 is tie with Xperia XYZ Premium bla bla bla just because the XZP is the sharpest screen?
The Xperia XZP is the worst contrast ratio of the three (watch HDR content with 1223:1 contrast ratio? LOL)
The Galaxy S8 and LG G6 have better color calibration than Xperia XZP. And about sunlight contrast ratio, Xperia is the worst too ( i bet when you use Xperia directly under sunlight you can't see your screen properly just like Xperia Z5P)
Nothing can beat Samsung in display departement (ATM)!
And the funny thing is the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 are smaller than the Xperia XZ Premium but the XZP has smaller screen size of the three.
I knew before I even read the conclusion what it will say. Same as every time, all 3 phones are great, pick one that suits you best. Kinda negates the point of doing these comparisons if you're gonna pull that card every time...
Seriously, I don't understand that much about photo quality, as long it's there it's fine for me, for a phone! Why does the superiority of a phone being measure by the quality of photo taken ? we have dslr mirror less and so on to take way better picture than using a phone. It's not like any professional photographer using a phone to take picture. And lastly, I pick a stereo speaker over a mono speaker any days. U know what I mean if you watch YouTube using your phone. To Sammy fans out there, samsung doesn't win everything. You don't see that much people using s8, except those YouTube reviewer that keep showing their s8. In the end they still using an iPhone, because, all their work are being sync to their iMac, only pc enthusiasts use Windows, most mobile reviewer on yotube use a mac, that's for sure. I'm not a Apple fanboy, but that's the fact.
Anonymous , 20 May 2017Like I said, loudness does not mean it produces a clear, true sound. Philosophicaly speaking, ... moreWhat's the point of having crisp and clear sound if it isn't loud? If you really like to put your ear against phone, better use your headphones. It's loudness is below average and that's just unacceptable.
Hoffmann, 20 May 2017LG G6 got a SD 821 chipset, therefore it can't be amongst the best this year.V30 inbound...
Rarely do i comment on GSMARENA pages about the news articles and the reviews.. Having said that i am following this page continuously for now 7 years.... Long back from the time when we used to have the galaxy s and xperia arc and the optimuses.. But i must admit that it is the best shootout till date on the GSMARENA page. This was really a good read having covered all the technical specifications in detail and providing in depth knowledge about the tech being used in these high end gadgets ...... just awesome. I just hope to see a lot more of these shootouts ... especially i would like to have a shootout between the s8, iphone7 plus, xz premium and the htc u11..... if you guys can provide this shootout...... will be waiting patiently for this one. Nice job guys well done. Keep it up.
RaghavaZ, 20 May 2017Having stereo speakers and still losing to S8 in audio quality and loudness, wow i don't know ... moreLoudnes has nothing to do with quality.
The earphone inside S8 box is better than one from Sony.
Without earphones, even E5 beats S8