Anonymous, 24 Oct 2015With all my respect, how did you know that Sony had more votes than Samsung or Apple ? The co... morehttp://m.gsmarena.com/iphone_6s_galaxy_s6_xperia_z5-review-1329.php here is your answer buddy Sony almost winning in all photo comparisons
This is gonna be a long comment from a Sony user.
First of all, I don't understand why so many of you trust blindly a reviewer or other (be it GSMArena or any other). Don't you think that companies like Apple, Samsung, Sony and any other brand try to bribe reviewers for better reviews of their phones? Of course Samsung and Apple can afford a lot, considering their revenues.
Secondly, regarding this comparison I could say Z5 is undoubtedly the best when it comes to video stabilization, nothing comes even close to Sony's digital stabilization. Even my Z3 trashes every non-Sony phone in video stabilization. When you walk you can't see any shakiness. Also in the flower test, it seems Z5 is capturing a lot more, that's why it's harder for its software to know if you wanna capture the flower or the city. The ISO is high (1000) and the city is well lit. For a fair comparison the ISO should've been manually set to a lower value, like the others. For the other tests, it's just subjectively since the phones are so close in every department.
Now about a real user needs(I'll speak only about Sony because that's what I'm using for a long time and I know everything about them).
What's important for me it's battery life, and this year Sony has been awful. They should've been capable of putting the same 3100 mAh the Z3 has, as both phones have the same dimensions. Also they've had problems optimising SD810 and all other processors they've used this year.
Another very important thing, an outstanding feature, not gimmick is the active noise cancelling with their headphones that has never been reminded by reviewers.
Regarding audio, the stereo speakers are useless as long as you can barely hear them. I'm ashamed when I need to show something to someone at work and you can barely hear anything. I don't listen music often in speakers and I doubt anyone does, so you need a loud sound, doesn't matter if it comes from 1 or 2 speakers. Also everyone is complaining about the volume levels in headphones. I have to strongly disagree! Perhaps it's quieter than on other phones but it's already dangerously loud! After 30 min of listening in headphones on volume 11/15 I'm worried to not become deaf! Also it's very tiring.
Regarding camera, I don't take too many photos but the phones right now are so close in this department, you can't say one it's much better or much worse. The problem with Sony phones is sky-rocketing the ISO (the result being visible noise) and the probably worst led on market. It's incredibly weak!
Anything else is as close to perfect as a thing created by man could ever be! The display, the look, the noise cancelling, the battery remaining the same after years of usage (I also happen to have an Xperia Z since July 2013 and the battery is still the same), the updates, the Android skin and the apps look wonderful, everything seems super-fluid on Xperias.
One thing GSMArena fails to clarify. How can Z3 and Z5 with the exact same dimensions and 5.2" screen have different screen-to-body ratio??? It's a nonsense.
node, 24 Oct 2015Z5's camera result though, so much for a number one spot on DxOMark.In the blind test Sony was clearly winning
Z5's camera result though, so much for a number one spot on DxOMark.
when was samsung software is decent ?
and how does samsung music player better than iTune/Music app ? even android default player is better than it
i would consider what the people said (as the blind test result) rather than what this article said, the most sample means the most accurate result, and the blind test prove it,
going to have the gold z5p in november.
hmm...if Sony Xperia Z5 had less than 1000:1 contrast, then why does it produce such beautiful colors in the blind camera test?
Lol, gsmarena did say that popularity is not the same as quality, so Sony is the quality phone and the way of the phone.
look at the difference in Field of View. Z5 capture a lot more than the others. it means more info to capture and to process. make a comparison with a similar in field of view!! make a fair comparison gsmarena!!!
Hey GSMarena! in my all life I've never seen anyone including my self to consider Panorama or even HDR as a deal breaker or a key feature! Having a dedicated fingerprint sensor comparison would have made a lot more sense since that's one feature we use every time we touch the phone! A dedicated Slow-mo comparison also attracts more interest than dedicated HDR or Panorama verdicts! who cares about panorama seriously!
I do agree with GSMArena that in terms of practicality, Z5 takes the cake. Tried the Z5 in stores, really like it. Tried the 6S as well. But it's still boring. Currently happy with my S6 though. May switch to Sony when my mobile contract reaches, IF they still exists by then that is.
If this is dubbed a Monster Brawl, what a fight between Z5 Premium, S6 Edge Plus, iPhone 6S Plus will be called??
Too bad Samsung and Apple do not bother to produce a true mini / compact flagship. Hence Sony easily conquers the segment with Z5C, and Z3C too for that matter.
Xperia z5 is the most practical smart phone for daily usage. Moreover, endorsed by dxomark for the best mobile photo and video scores to date....
Getting xperia z5 PREMIUM chrome / reflective mirror at the back and Case Mate naked tough case for my wife... a handy mirror for her daily usage.
Thx for your comparison..Sony.
Eh, personally i'd say go for LG G4 if you want the best phone out there right now.
S6 comes close and Sony is ok, but that Sony skin is a bit irritating imo.
Iphone 6s is ok, if you don't mind having a boring device that can't do much, it will make a good gift for your granny or something...
Z5 should have been improvement in display...but it got even worse.
The camera module is awesome...but poor algorithms make it bad.
Single version with 128 gigs, 4 gigs RAM, and DUAL SIM. would have been great,
Battery should have been improved with at least 3000 mah (Z3 has 3100 mah with same thickness) and also with display and software.(S6 has QHD display with very small battery and still scored same as Z5...DISAPPOINTING !!!
GORILLA GLASS 4 should have been used ....instead of their chemically tempered glass
Reduced bezzels ......common SONY!!!!
EXYNOS OCTA 7420 instead of SD 810..