Equinox Hydroid, 06 Jun 2017I want to upgrade my z5 premium, shall i go for XZ or huawei mate 9?I am currently in possession of both the devices and both the devices have pros and cons. It depends what your priorities are.
1-XZ is certainly a beautiful device specially if you have forest blue color and it feels premium in hands, light weight and easy one hand operation.
2-XZ screen is slightly better than Mate 9. X-Reality and Super vivid options are good too. But it does not mean that Mate 9 screen is poor. It is very bright also.
3-XZ touch response is better than Mate 9.
4-XZ still camera is good only if you learn how to use its manual mode and has much faster autofocus than Mate 9. But Mate 9 is equally good with both auto and manual modes. Also, Mate 9's wide aperture mode produces great bokeh. So for me, Mate 9 is winner for rear still camera.
5-XZ front facing camera is better than Mate 9.
6-XZ video camera is better than Mate 9.
7-XZ camera app is cumbersome and very poor. For an example, you need to go inside menu in order to adjust brightness and contrast. On the other hand that can easily be achieved with Mate 9 onscreen option.
8-Mate 9 has far better battery as compared to XZ.
9-Mate 9 charges battery much faster than XZ but XZ has Qnovo feature which doubles the battery life span for longer run.
10-XZ is really well optimized that is why with its 3GB RAM it runs equally good as Mate 9 on 4GB RAM.
11-I heard that Sony phones lasts longer than other, people still are using their Xperia Z3, but I can't comment on that as this is my first experience with both the brands.
12-I sold Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in favor of XZ and am satisfied as my S7 edge tends to get slow with the time and I had to factory reset it. With both Mate 9 and XZ this is not an issue and its been good 6 months since I am using both these devices.
Hope above will help you decide your purchase.
Equinox Hydroid, 06 Jun 2017I want to upgrade my z5 premium, shall i go for XZ or huawei mate 9?XZ is a good phone, feels really premium in hands as the built quality is great and so is the screen resolution with solid battery life and the latest android version of 7.1.1 the only downside is the camera which is average but it's not worse either.
I want to upgrade my z5 premium, shall i go for XZ or huawei mate 9?
vamperscrip, 06 Jun 2017can u describe a features Can you elaborate on your vague comment?
Tangero, 05 Jun 2017Im not a fanboy, I dont even use sony xz yet. I just try to make a reseach.And I'm not a Sony hater, I have used the XZ, and was just making a point.
Tangero, 05 Jun 2017I dont you do, you always state the flaws of its camera that seems that there is no good about... moreYes I am critical of the camera. I have praised virtually all other ascpects of this device. I have also stated that there are conditions in which this camera will be just fine.
Not only that but I have stated repeatedly that I own many Sony products.
So again, prove that I hate Sony as a company, and maybe then I can start taking you seriously.
Until then I don't see why I should have to falsely praise something I find flaw with just to keep you fanboys happy.
Lex79, 05 Jun 2017Your gonna have to prove I hate Sony so much before I even consider answering that nonsense. ... moreI dont you do, you always state the flaws of its camera that seems that there is no good about it. You prove it to me, I dont need to.
Tangero, 05 Jun 2017Nope it was just my idea, anyway why do you hate Sony so much, Im not talking about the phone ... moreYour gonna have to prove I hate Sony so much before I even consider answering that nonsense.
Good luck trying to do that.....
Tangero, 05 Jun 2017Well its a manual mode right unless you cant do it right. Every smartphone has a flaws, maybe ... moreAn manual mode unless you can't do it right..........
That's really your argument?
Got a message for Sony mobile inc. Try to improve software for image processing for your camera, a great hardware must be.back up by a great software, please consider this.
Lex79, 05 Jun 2017Ah so it's a deliberate attempt by Sony to make improve uses photography skills? Nonsense, ... moreNope it was just my idea, anyway why do you hate Sony so much, Im not talking about the phone but person on it. Many reviews says sony xperia xz has a great camera, and ot is impossible to take photo on complete darkness without a noise.
Lex79, 05 Jun 2017Ah so it's a deliberate attempt by Sony to make improve uses photography skills? Nonsense, ... moreWell its a manual mode right unless you cant do it right. Every smartphone has a flaws, maybe in xz is its image processor, but look at yhe bright side, it is a software, if it is the hardware then it would be much worst like a broken lens glass I read about on a famous phone.
Tangero, 05 Jun 2017That could help you become a better photographer. Ah so it's a deliberate attempt by Sony to make improve uses photography skills?
Nonsense, if someone wants to developed those skills via smartphone cameras and are not interested in going down the dslr route, then I would suggest an LG.
Their camera ui is miles ahead of Sony's, especially where 'manual' control is concerned.
Tangero, 05 Jun 2017Its not only the camera performance, it also involve yours.True a good camera is not important as a good photographer.
But tools matter, and when it comes to mobile cameras, the XZ is hampered as a tool by its poor software.
Poke holes in what you perceive as my poor skills as a photographer by all means, it's doesn't change that fact.
Tangero, 05 Jun 2017It takes time to learn the manual mode setting, you could get better. Practice could help. Its... moreThe manual mode is not really a manual mode.
ISO is buried in a separate menu, there is no kelvin adjustment for white balance, and if you alter shutter speed then ISO defaults to auto.
The reverse is also true, try setting a specific shutter speed than go and alter the ISO, watch what happens, the shutter will default to auto.
It's not manual at all, it's ISO priority & shuttter priority with 4 useless white balance presets.
Yes I've played around with this camera extensively, as camera ui's go it's cr*p.
So keep pointing the finger at me by all means, if it means you feel good to be defending your precious brand. But I know when I see poor software, and the Xperia camera ui is just that.
Another thing, I hope sony read this. One of possible reason why sony is less popular than samsung is because of sony doesnt give much effort on marketing strategies, it means that the phone is alright but they doesn't commercialize it on other media except for net. Here the sony doesn't commercialize xz on local tv.