Florin, 03 Sep 2017Hello, i got myself a Sony xzp and it has that camera distorsion. I got a brand new unit for r... moreFor some years now there isn´t a real progress anymore. It´s all about design, materials and the look of the OS, not about better solutions and innovations. The "new" models of nearly all manufacturers are only new labeled ones with some newer components. But nobody really needs curved designs and 4K displays. That´s only better from a marketing point of view. In camera department it´s really disappointing. Nearly all companies use Sony sensors, but even there their best one for mobile devices has a tiny size. Years (!) ago we´ve seen 1" sensors, nice lenses and xenon flash in some smartphones! With such fitting many people would use their phones much longer. But nearly all those online magazines always push the hypes and fakes without being critical and detailed enough. Many praised f.e. S8 and U11 for their "fantastic" cameras. In reality those cameras are ridiculous in so many aspects, the one of the S8 even in daylight. Same for XZP, Pixel, G6, P10 ... Even alternatives like attachable lenses (Sony QX, DxO One) have not been developed further.
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2017You know well that Sony has gaps near the screen and rear camera (Z2 for example), screen popp... moreGlad to see people realising all phones have qc issues....but some always keep mentioning this or that manufacturer better at it than Sony company....
And that is just fboy nonsens.
Tann Hauser, 03 Sep 2017Last time I checked, professional camera reviewers put iphone camera performance below Sonys. ... moreYou know more about subjective than anyone here too. That's all you do all day is throw subjective ideas all over the place
Tann Hauser, 03 Sep 2017And Xperias seem to be best android devices for gaming...equals iphone in game performance, as... moreYou know well that Sony has gaps near the screen and rear camera (Z2 for example), screen popping off the body (Z5), overheating phones (Z-series for example), self-cracking back glass (Z2 for example)... There is a ton of these more, just search. Like every other manufacturer out there, Sony has the same quality-faults as well.
Hello, i got myself a Sony xzp and it has that camera distorsion. I got a brand new unit for replacement and it is the same. I hope in the future Gsm Arena will make tests for camera distorsions when reviewing future phones. I also think that there is craziness with all these phones that keep on coming twice a year. I think there must be some sort of gentelmen's agreement that will limit this huge and useless hype and also will limit the use of precious resources. Flagships released every two years instead almost twice a year will do us some good because it will force the hardware and software to be more resilient and better optimized. A word of advice for those who want to buy a phone. Do not base your decision only on reviews, go to the store and check yourself if it does what it says. Don't get my wrong, my XZP runs superbly. It is smooth in operation, the battery has good autonomy an the phone itself it's a beautiful thing. Only the camera distortion brings a negative point hers. Sony must remedy this unacceptable screw up.
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2017Sony camera sensor works more for iphones than Sony though.... They will probably get this se... moreLast time I checked, professional camera reviewers put iphone camera performance below Sonys.
And imx 400 Motion eye camera has not been even proffesionaly tested yet to be susceptable to any compares, but only subjective preference opinions.
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2017Only Sony made part in Sony phones is the Sony sensor. But then Sony messes up all the photog... moreWhich is terrible? see here:
PPLEASE look at the 1st and 2nd image comparison, the deck of the ship is very detail on XZP (1st image), but when you see the iphone the deck of the ship is blur r r r r r r r r (2nd image), CAN'T YOU SEE?
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2017Sony camera sensor works more for iphones than Sony though.... They will probably get this se... moreOnly Sony made part in Sony phones is the Sony sensor. But then Sony messes up all the photography quality with its terrible camera software.
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2017IMX400 stacked Dram camera sensor only work for Xperia flapships, iphone is lag behind.Sony camera sensor works more for iphones than Sony though.... They will probably get this sensor for next one anyways...
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2017apple sells not only phone, but also services. their devices are integrated to each other. and... moreAnd Xperias seem to be best android devices for gaming...equals iphone in game performance, as measured by graphic benchmarks.
exynos doesnt unfortunately come close to snapdragons performance in onscreen graphics.
Funny you mention Samsung devices and QC too...just google S8 overheating, self cracking screens, red tinted screen, screen burn in, camera app lag, not working wireless charge, wifi dropping, and on and on...those are serious qc issues.
Quite more numerous than on Sony devices when put side by side.
And More features is such a vague statement....what more? Wireless charging is a feature, but so is stereo sound, iris scanner is a feature, but so is 3D Creator here...so please, number them all out.
Research a bit before you comment this laimly.
When they would just use 5, 6, 7 years old camera solutions of some phones from this time. But again and again a tiny sensor with tiny pixels and here with no OIS and nothing better than F2.0 Why there´s no real progress anymore?
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2017iOS also works for iphones only. Please tell Sony to use that....IMX400 stacked Dram camera sensor only work for Xperia flapships, iphone is lag behind.
mir, 03 Sep 2017Seems to be working for the iphone though...What works for Apple, will not work for others.
Apple are in a completely different category, their sales are driven in large part by brand recognition, and their customers just want an Apple device (coupled with the iOS eco system).
If you take a look on Amazon you'll see smartphones made by Leagoo selling for £8000. These devices have specs similar to a £200 android device.
You really think whoever ends up buying such a phone cares about the specs, no of course they don't, other factors are at play in such a purchase.
Similar factors also apply to Apple, and it would be better if people consider them more in the Leagoo category than with Sony/HTC/Samsung etc.
mir, 03 Sep 2017Seems to be working for the iphone though...iOS also works for iphones only. Please tell Sony to use that....
mir, 03 Sep 2017Seems to be working for the iphone though...apple sells not only phone, but also services. their devices are integrated to each other. and their customer service is perfect. and iphone is the best device for gaming, with the best processor a lot better than snapdragon and exynos.
well, it is just an android device like samsung's galaxy. sony has a lot less usable features than galaxy, worse design, very bad customer service in many many many countries, lacks advertizing, lacks Quality Controll (self cracking screen, overheat, distortion, etc) and always has camera issues in every flagships.
experia is just an overpriced phone that cannot do anything right, it always has problems.
mir, 03 Sep 2017Seems to be working for the iphone though...Obviously
it's beautiful but 2700mah.. ?? ... and SONY it's high time you got rid of thick bezels for good!
VoloKin Project, 02 Sep 2017Sony will never learn. Big bezels + small batteryb+ same design 3 years in a row = nah.Seems to be working for the iphone though...
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2017And the sad part is people will believe what that person saidWell yeah.. Sony belives in what they are doing! It´s what they are supposed to do and to convince us comsumers to belive in them!
I like Sony and their design, audio and such. I don´t what them to do what everyone else is doing then it will all become boring. Sure bezel less design is okey if you like it but me personally don´t. The phones, especially the screens becomes very fragile when there is minimal bezels. I rather take a bit bigger bezels if i get stereo speakers and other great componants. It´s a phone after all... I´m not screen fixated..