SpiritWolf, 20 Dec 2018Well, i've taken plenty of photos in pretty extreme conditions, never experienced anything clo... moreIf u can compare the top marks phones real life as i mention before, u'll know that the cons i mentioned about XZ3 was obvious. However, when u start talking about Nokia 808, i have no answer. That camera phone still the king.
Too bad Nokia didnt bring back their good old days camera phone as of now. But there are still drawbacks on 808, older lens & old school software algorithm takes a hit on low lights photos & soft pictures. But, its still the best. U cant fight the physics of having the biggest quality sensor on a smartphone camera.
But as a phone, Nokia 808 are not convenient anymore lol. That thing are really really slow in terms of nowadays smartphone.
Anonymous, 20 Dec 2018For real pictures , you should use a real camera , not a gimmicky phone , with next to no zoom..You clearly never used 808.
SpiritWolf, 20 Dec 2018Well, i've taken plenty of photos in pretty extreme conditions, never experienced anything clo... moreFor real pictures , you should use a real camera , not a gimmicky phone , with next to no zoom..
Shui8, 20 Dec 2018https://youtu.be/7ayh4b62YCU
This is what i'm talking about.
- bad dynamic range with subt... moreWell, i've taken plenty of photos in pretty extreme conditions, never experienced anything close to blown highlights nor problems with dynamic range generally. And surely we want and see different things from camera. Pictures with zero detail (12 mp with microscopic sensor just doesn't cut it) and often more similar to waterpainting (Pixel tends to do that a LOT) than real photos aren't for me.
But to be honest, XZ3 is for more casual photography. For real pics i use Nokia 808.
SpiritWolf, 18 Dec 2018As owner of XZ 3 i can agree with only
- Oversharpen & sometimes cause artifacts that can... morehttps://youtu.be/7ayh4b62YCU
This is what i'm talking about.
- bad dynamic range with subtle HDR (only at the airport pics are good)
- blown highlights especially low light when got street lighting or word on the luminated signboard.
- Dynamic range can be better if metering focus is accurate, in this case overexposed in some areas proves me the problem still persist.
The last silhoutte effects photos? Well Mate 20 can do that as well, touch on bright sun area, HDR automatically off, and can get the same silhoutte effects. But XZ3 cant do what Mate 20 can do (especially dynamic range). And as previously mentioned, there are better & good things on XZ3 as well.
Dont get me wrong, XZ3 is a great camera phone, definitely flagship grade & again, its just not top marks as Pixel, Iphone XS & Huawei P20/Mate 20.
And this Matthew Moniz guy, have experience a lot of flagship phones, reviewed, daily drives better than me, and i definitely agree with all the things he said. (MKBHD always wrongly define details of a phone)
someone, 19 Dec 2018Well no one mentioned that they are comparing with mate 20 pro ... don't imagine stuff and try... moreYou should try reading the original comment that you replied to once more then.
"Anonymous Dec 2018
That back design is horrible, what a downgrade from the Mate 20 Pro.
The front looks much better, though."
He's clearly comparing the design of P30 Pro to that of Mate 20 Pro and saying the back design is a downgrade from Mate 20 Pro while the front looks better on P30 Pro. Don't be a smarta** and move on.
Wa.way.Not.a.Sheep, 19 Dec 2018"I prefer if they made unbreakable screens rather then wasting time on a phone with 4 cameras"... moreWhy not have a chinese company start making super strong displays? And why stop there, flood the market with them to drive the price down on everything.
While they're at it they can develop their own camera sensor and stop using the crazy expensive sony sensors to keep the cost of phones dirt cheap. That's what your all after in the end isn't it? An entry level phone with budget price but current flagship tech.
Lyndino, 18 Dec 2018Agreed. "I prefer if they made unbreakable screens rather then wasting time on a phone with 4 cameras", won't that be Corning's job? America's Corning??
Nick Tagataka, 19 Dec 2018"it looks the same as 50000 different chinese phone models" And? It still looks better than M... moreWell no one mentioned that they are comparing with mate 20 pro ... don't imagine stuff and try to be smart .. because u r not !!
Catherine the Great, 19 Dec 2018What is Olixar?Sounds like pronunciation of "Elixir" in British Accent ;)
indiefund, 18 Dec 2018Haha that was a good one :)Yeah it was funny but I got the inspiration from Google. Can't fault Google for mocking all these tumorous cameras popping up on the backs of phones these days, one good camera unit+clever software can do the job miles better.
someone, 18 Dec 2018"front looks much better" .. it looks the same as 50000 different chinese phone models !!!!"it looks the same as 50000 different chinese phone models"
And? It still looks better than Mate 20 Pro with a large notch. I assume that they will use ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner like Samsung will on S10 Pro, hence the smaller notch(=no more FaceID)
Anonymous, 18 Dec 2018Sad that these Chinese phones are the face of Android now. Android will forever be known as an... moreWhat are they copying here? iPhones don't even have 4 cameras yet. iPhone big notch is so hideous. iPhone is so expensive yet with so little functions. So what is Android copying here??
It is all well. Techology rushes to its peak. But my question for mobile makers is: why the hell nobody makes a protection for that great lenses? SE K800 anyone?
Anonymous, 18 Dec 2018That back design is horrible, what a downgrade from the Mate 20 Pro. The front looks much b... more"front looks much better" .. it looks the same as 50000 different chinese phone models !!!!