StevenPap, 14 May 2017I samsung fan but i want to buy the xz premium because the specs are great but according to GS... moreNo.. the S8 camera is not better than the XZ Premium.. check out any YouTubers true to life camera and video comparison. Never believe web images. Especially the images coming from gsma.
[deleted post]Don't restrict yourself with one resource, do multiple researchers on Google and YouTube...
Ali Bashir, 14 May 2017Nonsense, everything you said, 2k used to compete with the FHD ips LCD and it is very pixellat... moreSamsung Galaxy phones have option to change screen resolution to HD, FHD and QHD. Samsung also have their own VR headset optimized for Galaxy phones hence the 2k resolution. For normal phone operation, you can choose lower resolution. There's absolutely no use for XZ Premium's 4k display. The phone doesn't come with a VR headset and neither is 4k necessary on normal phone screen viewing experience. There are no bugs in current Touchwiz version. It's the best Android skin out there miles better than stock Android and Xperia UI.
mischa, 14 May 20172k is the current mobile industry standard display resolution. It's not weird because everyone... moreI'm not saying 2K weird from smartphone perspective but rather from technical perspective, 2K as it name suggest, it multiply pixel from 1 pixel into 2 pixel instead the regular 1 pixel to 4 pixel jump (360p to 480p to 720p to 1080p to 2160p) which give more proportional scaling
We can't see pixel difference from 1080p and 4K, yes that's true but, we still can see sharpness different of 1080p and 4K, this different is not noticeable in homescreen or any plain app interface but going to a high detailed picture and 4K video that available pretty much everywhere know including youtube, you will see huge differences especially in high frequency detail in video and image, that sometime appear a little jagged, moire and sometime glitchy as the effect of aggressive downscaling while 4K screen won't be needing much downscaling
Samsung improving its display cause it in their prowess and income sources
Sony improve camera cause it also their prowess and source income, without them autofocus on smartphone won't be in today level not to mention 4K recording, slowmo, lowlight capability, shutter speed range, etc
Samsung still suffer lag, even s6 and s7, how do i know?
I will never forget the knive like sensation when holding s6 edge in the hand for a long time, in case of s7, it's good for 5 month of use, after that it show a sign of stuttering and slow down, also delay, for your information, i live in SEA so i got the exynos version, no, the phone doesn't have that much app cause my father using it not me, so it suppose to be self explanatory how the usage pattern is
If you wondered why my father use samsung and i'm using sony, it's because my father use phone under local carrier contract with 1 year upgrade, and no, here, the carrier doesn't heavily bloated the phone as the phone barely had any carrier app cause in SEA carriers cannot risk much as people can buy phone from anywhere they want be it from online retailers or physical store or 3rd party retailer
StevenPap, 14 May 2017I samsung fan but i want to buy the xz premium because the specs are great but according to GS... moreI know what you thinking,better not believe with just only on source,i also didnt believe ,so better trust a youtube reviewer because its straight forward showing a phone on their hands
StevenPap, 14 May 2017I samsung fan but i want to buy the xz premium because the specs are great but according to GS... moreHi
Do not trust to reviews! Just do trust to your eyes!
1. Take this (XZ Premium)
2. Experiment now this (XZ Premium)
3. Finally: ‏Judgment now
And, when you see pictures in your smartphone, monitor or TV then you will can to compare between taken pictures in your smartphone, monitor or TV to views in real place! Watching pictures in web is not good idea
GSMA compares the XZP's battery life to the XZ. I had the XZ and I was not impressed with the battery. The speakers were also weaksauce on that phone, and judging by the review the XZP might follow suit. :(
I samsung fan but i want to buy the xz premium because the specs are great but according to GSM arena check photo quality photos S8 gets better photos than Xz premium...how can this be possible ?
mischa, 13 May 2017LOL@Samsung will never chase Sony. Sony is 5 years behind Samsung and even other Android OEMs.... moreSo a company is 5 years ahead from a rival from which it buys sensors
A company is 5 years ahead from a conpany who has a better screen, doesn't explode (well they did so much RESEARCH on how to explode batteries that they turned to sony for batteries)
A brand that has copied pressure sensitive home button from apple
A brand with the most laggy ui (well sony is far behind in lagging)
You are one of those fanboys who are not aware of the surroundings even in 2017
mischa, 14 May 20172k is the current mobile industry standard display resolution. It's not weird because everyone... moreNonsense, everything you said, 2k used to compete with the FHD ips LCD and it is very pixellated with the VR, useless power drainer, and the 4k is the best resolution for VR, FHD awarded the best resolution in a poll here in GSMARENA.
Sony and LG has the best ips LCD.
Touchwise is very known for its buggy ui.
Samsung used to copy the competitors especially apple and Sony...
L0lip0p, 14 May 2017"Sony is 5 years behind Samsung"
I guess 5 years in the future phone is still limited to 10 m... more2k is the current mobile industry standard display resolution. It's not weird because everyone uses it. 4k resolution is overkill for a smartphone display. Even GSMArena pointed that out in their review of the XZ Premium. The XZ Premium display doesn't even defaults to 4k but to 1080p. There is no use for 4k in XZ Premium other than in viewing 4k content which doesn't even have any noticeable difference from 1080p. SuperAMOLED display is the best screen technology right now. Samsung now focuses on improving the quality of the already best display rather than increasing the resolution. Even Apple which has the best IPS LCD display is moving towards AMOLED. Samsung doesn't lag. You're so 4 years late. That accusation is only perpetuated by people who've never used a S7 or S8. No S7 or S8 user will tell you their phones are slower than any other Android phone. Touchwiz is so much better now. It's simpler, cleaner, more elegant, faster and more advanced. I actually hate how simple it is because everything in the UI now looks black and white. I prefer the more colorful and intricate old Touchwiz. The Xperia UI hasn't changed or added any new features in years other than whatever stock Android brings.
Samsung is the most innovative smartphone maker right now. They're now the blueprint in mobile technology (previously Apple).
In some countries this phone may sell more than an s8+. This phone will have a very high price tag. If I am going to spend that much money on a phone upgrade, I will definitely buy a s8+ at the moment and an iphone 8 later on in the year.... There is nothing to justify me to get this phone for those huge bezels, huge form factor....
mischa, 13 May 2017LOL@Samsung will never chase Sony. Sony is 5 years behind Samsung and even other Android OEMs.... more"Sony is 5 years behind Samsung"
I guess 5 years in the future phone is still limited to 10 minute of 4K footage and choppy 240fps slow mo, still mono speaker, still weird 2K resolution, still cheap pentile amoled, still laggy as hell, no wonder they're refer android as laggy if Samsung is the future
"Samsung software keep getting better" did you mean keep getting lagggy? Yeah they come a lot way with grace ux, but it still full of unnecessary bloatware and still again suffer lag
If sony and other oem is truly 5 years behind than samsung must be good 7 to 10 years behind, while other company had finally nailed down the lag on android and advancing toward hardware features, samsung still with their infamous lagdroid and focusing on gimmick, while company like sony and and htc already offering premium material since Z era and One era, samsung is cheapo plastic, not yo mention Sony pioneered waterproofing in flagship, htc brought dual camera and dual speaker on phone, not to mention lg with its V series where smartphone can give a proper manual control both for still and video capture
Samsung? They invented the amoled and that is the best thing they contributed on smartphone, beside that? Nothing.
Every OEM has it own contribution in smartphone, saying samsung is 5 years ahead is simple selfish and blind, samsung is great company, so other oem, they sought their own purpose with their own prowess, so don't be fanboy, it's not healthy
Anonymous, 13 May 2017And that battery bench which PA does isn't a real life based scenario either. Because there's ... more4K display shifting by the panel itself doesn't need any resource from the CPU, that's is why it has a better battery life compare to others. This is announced by Sony official in Japan interviews through Taiwan eprice.
The camera testing in this review is perplexing, every other publications has praised it's camera for its low light image processing and OIS. S8 doesn't preserve the night sky it makes it yellow jacking up the OIS making everything yellow. The S8 4k video recording also has a jello effect. S8 also limited to just 10 mins of 4k recording
XZP runs cool thanks to massive heat sink, good fingerprint scanner placement, stereo speakers, QC 3.0, 4K HDR, 960fps slow mo, solid optimization...much better package over vs the S8. The only issue is battery life. However the software isn't final on the device. XZP is also on Android 7.1
Deep Sea Black is a wonderful color a gorgeous phone, won't sell like the S8 but it's a better device.
SLR2099, 12 May 2017Sony don't need to compete against anyone, especially samsung, as they are already above in th... moreWhat if this phone was handled by a US carrier & included the fingerprint scanner. I would dare say it would sell as good as the Samsung products. Come on Sony open the door for America, it's been too long. The premium is a great phone so what's the holdup!
sillybait1329, 12 May 2017samsung will never chase Sony. they will steal the technology as always and make a very chea... moreLOL@Samsung will never chase Sony. Sony is 5 years behind Samsung and even other Android OEMs. Samsung is the only one innovating right now. They invest millions in R&D much moreso than Apple does. Sony just keep recycling their old products. Not to mention they are cost-cutting which is the reason why they manage to gain profits despite the all-time low sales last quarter. Samsung's software keeps getting better and better and more features are being added with each update whereas Sony's is basically unchanged except for whatever new features stock Android brings.