Hi i was looking forward to buy a 2016 flagship HTC m10, Sony xperia xz or s7 family which would be best for battery life and future proof with updates...thanks
AESHANBEEL, 08 Apr 2017poor selfie camera(seceondary camera 5MP lol If is tas 12 or 16MP) then buy it...dont buy it w... more
The cameras on this phone are just fine. BOTH have OIS and HDR as well. Both take great shots too! So relax.
poor selfie camera(seceondary camera 5MP lol If is tas 12 or 16MP) then buy it...dont buy it waste of time
Josephkarthic, 08 Apr 2017Thanks for the advice...One thing I hate about the sony phones are the huge bezels and LCD scr... moreJoseph,
You're very welcome!
A lot of ppl complain about their bezels. It was never really an issue for me, but yeah I guess I'd prefer they did something about that. lol
I feel that the touch response on my 10 is VERY smooth & fluid. My now former Sony Xperia X Performance had kind of an issue there where unlike my previous Xperia Z3, its touch response wasn't so great, and so sometimes swyping etc was a bit of a hassle. I however DO NOT have this issue at all with the 10. Swyping with it is VERY easy and never a problem at all! The phone again is VERY fast at loading things up, downloading & installing updating, switching from app to app, etc. It's got the 820 in it and 4 GBs of RAM, and it utilizes these two factors quite well.
RockStar2005, 06 Apr 2017 Hey Joseph, Nice. Yeah.........well what you call "punchy" on the S5 screen I call overs... moreThanks for the advice...One thing I hate about the sony phones are the huge bezels and LCD screen which dont have the best touch response like S.amoled...I would like to try the HTC 10 , Is the touch response smooth as S.Amoleds?
this phone is beyond my expectation
i shunned it because no ff speakers like my m8
but after using it, the build, smoothness, battery life, camera, sense 8, all are top notch. worthy among the best if not bestest phone of 2016
it only drawback are service centre, steep price and marketing budget of htc.
its a shame that htc sink this deep while they produce the best android premium phone.
Josephkarthic, 05 Apr 2017I totally agree what you said about sony xperia cameras better...I had a xperia L phone and it... moreIf you are too concerned about camera z5compact,z5, z5P, x,x performance,xz and x compact all have the same camera sensor so there's is not much difference x compact and XZ have an extra laser auto focus
Josephkarthic, 05 Apr 2017I totally agree what you said about sony xperia cameras better...I had a xperia L phone and it... more
Nice. Yeah.........well what you call "punchy" on the S5 screen I call oversaturated. lol The S7 was the same way. I find Samsung's phones to have cameras and displays which make pics look both oversaturated and NOT super color accurate either. This comparison page confirms that (S7 vs. Xperia X Perf vs. HTC 10). The 10's pics would look better now since that was taken like a year ago, and the 10 has had like 3 major camera updates since then.
Yes, the 10 and Xperia phone's are VERY color accurate. The S7 pics in that link above are more detailed like the Xperia ones than the 10's are, but again, the current 10 would prob be a lot closer than it appears there. Overall though, Xperia wins in that comparison b/c it has the best of both worlds............color accuracy and detailed/sharper pics.
Well I heard the upcoming Sony Xperia XZ Premium is going to have the same camera as the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8, which is the IMX 333 Sony camera sensor. So I guess that would be the best choice. Plus u get a 4K screen too. lol
This article doesn't confirm but insinuates that it's very likely the S8/S8+ and Xperia XZ Premium will have the same sensor by listing the one super slow-mo feature of the sensor.
Or else you could just go with the Sony Xperia XZ which came out last Fall which also had a great camera too. That would be cheaper because it's older. There's also the new Sony Xperia XZs which just got released I think this week? Amazon has the US version (no fingerprint sensor unless u flash the international software on it), but check around for int'l version.
http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_xz_premium-8593.php (June 1st release?)
http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_xz-8313.php (Fall 2016 release)
http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_xzs-8599.php (April 2017 release, already out)
RockStar2005, 05 Apr 2017
I don't think I agree that the 10's camera is actually BETTER than Sony Xperias' c... moreI totally agree what you said about sony xperia cameras better...I had a xperia L phone and it took awesome images than my galaxy S5...The S5 photos only look good on the S5 screen with the super amoled screen but once you transfer them to pc then its totally different..The colors are not at all punchy like we see on the S. amoled screen..
But the photos I took in xperia L had awesome color reproduction in any monitors which means the photos itself actually has more colors , the samsung cameras are more like cheating with colors..
Can you advice any recent xperia cameras which are best? that would be my next phone..
Chap1, 04 Apr 2017Thanks again: yes,i know 10 is far better than m9 in every way,but i like my m9(m9 camera has ... more
I don't think I agree that the 10's camera is actually BETTER than Sony Xperias' camera is, but it's much closer than it ever was before, that is for sure.
I don't know about Android being more laggy than iPhone. I guess it depends on how many apps you have, the signal strength for internet, screen brightness, etc.
Yeah Android is MUCH more customizable than iOS/iPhones are.
Cool. Well let us know what you end up gettin'! You may wanna wait a few weeks cuz HTC will be announcing the HTC 11/Ocean later this month (and I'm hearing an EARLY May release too possibly!). But if you can't then whatever. lol Again, I may or may not upgrade. I want to see the OFFICIAL specs and then I will decide.
RockStar2005, 03 Apr 2017Chap, YW! Ok I C. My sister had the M9. I thought it looked really nice and basically wa... moreThanks again: yes,i know 10 is far better than m9 in every way,but i like my m9(m9 camera has got uodate too,its better now): have z3 also and z1,but i think 10 camera is better now than Sony.Why iphone? Because of the performance,even androids getting better every year,they are still androids,more or less,every android lags,and when u re using for a longer time its even worse((except sony and htc,but even them are laggy if u compare it to iphone): so,im not sure yet,but im closer to new htc than iphone(great,but costs too much and personalisation is not near good as one on androids).
Chap1, 03 Apr 2017Ok thank you; i ve got second hand htc m9 two months ago and i like it(despite every1 says its... moreChap,
YW! Ok I C.
My sister had the M9. I thought it looked really nice and basically was the same as the M8 but better (love the 2-tone color one which is what she had........silver & gold, which was inspired by luxury watches). The only issue with the M9 IMO was the camera was really no better than the M8's was, which was inconsistently good at best. HTC was still using Toshiba camera sensors back then, which weren't the best like Sony's are. Shortly after Sony BOUGHT OUT Toshiba's camera sensor business though and did so early enough so HTC would begin using Sony's sensors on the 10 and thereafter. So that's yet ANOTHER reason to get the 10 b/c the camera sensor is better. The 10 even TIED the Samsung S7 and Sony X Performance for OVERALL camera quality on DxOMark (see link below, right side......."88"). After getting THREE major camera updates since its release, I can say the camera on the 10 is VERY GOOD TO GREAT and more consistent than past One phones were.
I was (and still slightly am) a huge fan of Sony, but like I said in my last post, they've let me down too many times. I had the Sony Xperia Z3 and it was arguably the best phone ever, but they had some kind of bug in Stamina Mode that caused issues with MMS texts in that I wouldn't always get them. You know how many times I had to embarrass myself and ask ppl to resend a text I found out they'd send but I didn't get? It soured my experience with that phone.........wasn't until I found an app called 360 Hibernation Master (which doesn't even work on ANY new phone anymore) that I got the battery life I wanted and could keep SM off, which finally fixed the problem. Had the phone 1 1 /2 years and only REALLY enjoyed the last 3-4 mos. The X Perf was a real let down b/c I realized shortly after I'd passed up the 10 last summer for the X Perf that the NEW Sony phones NO LONGER have the awesome 2-day battery life they did with the Z series. Sony doesn't even bother advertising it anymore either if you've noticed. Again, the only thing I'd say they have going for them is the camera, but it's NOT THAT much better than the 10's at all. Even now they're releasing the XZs on Wednesday for $699 and it still has the 820 chip??! Total ripoff. Wait a month for the HTC 11 and I think THAT will be an incredible phone. But honestly, I'm SO happy with my 10 I may not even upgrade this year. We'll see.
iPhone? Up to you man. I like iPhones too, but I prefer the FREEDOM you get with Android phones.
I've given you all the facts...........and see links below too. Now it's on you to decide. lol
Why HTC 10's audio is the best (aside from LG V20, which is a phablet and has its own issues): http://www.androidcentral.com/htc-10-audio-testing-boomsound-evolved (see headphone audio section and ALL bolded words)
HTC giving U.S. customers VoLTE/Wi-Fi Calling (but Sony won't cuz they're cheap): http://www.tmonews.com/2016/04/unlocked-htc-10-is-fully-compatible-with-t-mobile-including-volte-and-wi-fi-calling/
RockStar2005, 03 Apr 2017 Hey Chap, More fluid? I dunno if it's more fluid, but I WILL say it's at least AS FAST a... moreOk thank you; i ve got second hand htc m9 two months ago and i like it(despite every1 says its the worst htc phone); also a fan of sony,so im confused about next; iphone,htc or sony.But,thanks again.
Chap1, 03 Apr 2017Is it more fluid than Sony? Thats my only question,please answer me.
More fluid? I dunno if it's more fluid, but I WILL say it's at least AS FAST as my Sony Xperia X Performance was. I mean it's VERY fast and loads up everything and downloads & installs updates VERY quickly too, etc.
I sold my X Perf for the 10 for the following reasons:
1) I compared my X Perf to my $299 Oppo HA-2 amp/DAC, and it could NOT match it in terms of sound quality, but the 10 DID. Shortly after I sold off my XP AND Oppo! Now I just connect my headphones STRAIGHT to my phone. So much easier than before. Unlike the X Perf, the 10 comes with a DEDICATED DAC and DEDICATED headphone amp for incredible audio quality. Sony used to have this set up on their phones but now they've gone cheap and try to market "Hi-Res" on their phones but resolution doesn't matter, it's having great components & parts that does.
1) HTC treats its U.S. customers better, gives us a phone in the 10 that offers U.S. customers VoLTE, which I could no longer get with Sony phones b/c they're too cheap pay T-Mobile to run their certification test on their phones to make it enabled. HTC wasn't too cheap and so now my calls connect faster and are stronger b/c of VoLTE. Also, with VoLTE I'll be able to use the Band 12/700 mHz spectrum which requires VoLTE in order use it on T-Mobile's network. That means if I'm in an area that ONLY gets Band 12, with Sony I wouldn't be able to make or take calls, but with HTC I am.
3) Slightly better battery life on the 10.
4) Though the camera on the Sony is still slightly better, the 10 has gotten VERY close after 3 major camera updates were deployed to it.
5) With HTC, by buying THROUGH HTC.com, I get 1 year free Uh-Oh Protection. So I save money by cancelling my phone insurance for that year and after that I can get it back or get private insurance via like Worth Ave Group, etc.
I couldn't recommend the 10 more. And I WAS a huge Sony fan, but things have changed. With Sony I had to buy the int'l X Perf JUST to get a working fingerprint scanner. It doesn't really matter I guess cuz there are no other differences, but I'd normally prefer to get the U.S. version of a phone vs. int'l.
Hope that helps!
Nukmichael, 02 Apr 2017Do you have any test data or picture ? Thanks!~
No I do not. I don't know who said there were any issues with it but I've had NONE of those happen on my 10.