It is hard to tell but it seems that they have slightly change their image algorithms, more like what wee have with the Xperia M5 instead of all others Xperia models...
That's a good thing, we will see with the final retail units... At least they seem to acknowledge (maybe) that the image processing on the actual Xperia line is not very good...
Anonymous, 23 Feb 2016This is true, there's a noticeable blue tint on the screens. Could be the camera causing it or... moreThats the color temperature of the display of Sony devices since the Z3.
It's too cool rather than warm like Z1 and Z2.
Samarth N8 808 user, 26 Feb 20161. Audio preset? what's that got to do with hardware? GSMArena tests audio of all devices and ... more1. IMO bull. Yes audio presets.
2. IMO bull. Didnt talk at all about that. Read dxo mark review.
3. Wasnt insulting you, but criticized people that do not accept dxo mark scores in favour of some opinions here.
But now just might insult you, cause you just insulted me...
Tann Hauser, 24 Feb 20161. Tests on this web are done on phone presets, every phone has different audio preset, dont l... more1. Audio preset? what's that got to do with hardware? GSMArena tests audio of all devices and Sony doesn't lead in it... In my opinion, HTC stands first, Samsung 2nd and Apple third... And Sony is far away in the list. Not even one present Sony device rocks the audio quality chart, nor the loudness chart.
2. Z5 is just one good device. One flagship exception. Congrats to them for it. What about the others down the range with exception of 2-3 more Z series sets? How about a $300 Sony, would that make you happy with its camera?
Let me tell you Mr. Knowitall, smeared details, high ISO noise, excessive post processing, etc, etc and you can check it yourself on GSMArena...
Me, A Wanna-be professional? You're supporting Sony so much that you'll insult an unknown person for no reason, is it? What's your age anyways? around 16, is it? Believe me, its a compliment. Lesser age means you're young.
Keep me out of your slugfest man. My life has more amazing stuff going on...
AtiQul, 26 Feb 2016Thanks to Sony for maintaining the standard size 5", the perfect size to use and grab in hand.... moreI would've preferred at least 6" to even think about switching to Sony in future. They had some good big-screen phones before.
I've heard X performance is not coming to Europe, can anyone confirm this ? If it's true then there must be new handsets coming in September/October. Hopefully 5.3" and 4.8" compact premium devices, if not I think I'll look elsewhere. Any recommendations or rumours for a sub 5 inch handset with top specs? I'm due an upgrade in November, no apple suggestions please.
Thanks to Sony for maintaining the standard size 5", the perfect size to use and grab in hand. Thanks again. Waiting for the market availability to see it.
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2016Blind-faithed fans are always the most entertaining people. :) No idea why someone would do th... moreAll I see here are loads of blind faithed sony haters, claiming this or that sony feature is "crap" or "shit", and mostly without any tech knowledge or refference
So yes, I do take my "blind faithed" time to prove most of their deliberate "errors in judgement" wrong...
For ex, the haters "blind faithedly" trust in OIS of their beloved phone, but do come to "blind faithedly" crap over Sonys Steadyshot and IAM, despite the numerous factual proofs all over and about that it just does a better job in video stabilisation than OIS.
And that would be just one example...
There is the other one example, where one guy "blind faithedly" defends a lie, of course crapping on Sonys phone tech along the way, that mono speaker is somehow better audio than dual stereo speakers.
So, I again take my "blind faithed" time ti educate and proove that he is just talking nonsense.
And I must say, I enjoy it :-)
Haters are fun to debate. :-)
I like very much sony especially his camera and souund quality superb
Tann Hauser, 25 Feb 2016I see you dont even care about amplifiers, a sound chip and volume control is enough for your ... moreHuh? What message are you responding to? Either you didn't read it or you did and still don't get the point. Go back to my first reply and read what I replied to. Then add two and two together.
I'm starting to think you can't track more than one thread at a time.
Can't you multitask?
If these receive updates like the flagships count me in... most flagship phones go too expensive for my pocket.
LifesGood, 25 Feb 2016Sony will struggle anyway...because the thing now is 5.2" plus....5.3 or 5.5 even 5.7 and Sony... moreYes, I also love my Nexus 6's big screen. There's no going back to mini-models anymore. :) Sony should release their devices with vanilla-Android.
Tann Hauser, 25 Feb 2016So which one was it? Z2 or some 200Â€ low end Sony compared to htc m7?
Connecting to a hifi s... moreI hope I'm clear enough now... He did use the same car stereo in his car with the M7 and then with the Z2, and the sound was louder when using the HTC. The sub-200 euros Sony-device was the car stereo itself to which the phones were connected via 3,5mm cable.
HTC was better in this particular area (makes sense based on the GSM Arena's reviews of these phones), but other than that he did like his Z2 better (in terms of camera/battery life/daily use/design).
300 watts? I think it's more like 30 watts of real power when maxing all out, but surely the marketing team says it puts out 300 watts to help sell the product.
ICE, 25 Feb 2016Nope, you don't have to learn anything from me, well you can't anyway...
Smartphones, sure,... moreI see you dont even care about amplifiers, a sound chip and volume control is enough for your audio qality taste...
Most smartphone readers reading here will acknowledge what you say is just .. Bull
Sony will struggle anyway...because the thing now is 5.2" plus....5.3 or 5.5 even 5.7 and Sony dont offer a lot of phones with that size and is because that Sony dont sell more, the Mid-range Xperia T3 and M5 are all about the same and nothing special and Sony dont learn the lesson!
I remember my Z Ultra with 6.4" display, the best phone i ever have, but not good in all, the camera is a down, dont have flash and speaker as no power! But isn a deal breaker because the big screen is a must on that device!
Sony, you have to do another 6.0 or 6.4 phablet...REALLY...and put a IR blaster on it, i am sure i will buy it! But...for now i keep with my G FLex2 with exelent camera and a IR blaster for my needs! :)
Tann Hauser, 25 Feb 2016So what have I learned from you?
That you do not understand the testing methods?
Or that y... moreNope, you don't have to learn anything from me, well you can't anyway...
Smartphones, sure, except that the majority of people don't use them as smartphones beyond connecting to a wireless network (wifi).
Most people use stock standard predefined settings and have no idea of setting up custom profiles for audio/video/photo.
Do you get it now??
That is why smartphones are tested with predefined settings out of the box.
Maybe now you get it?
And now you leant something...
ICE, 25 Feb 2016You still have such a great deal to learn. Most users have no clue how to change photo/video/a... moreSo what have I learned from you?
That you do not understand the testing methods?
Or that you do not care about true audio capabilities of smarphones?
But feel obliged to debate about it with me for a cause of just
Do people buy a home hifi system just never to touch any controler other than volume?
They are called smart phones, get it?
If you do not know how to change audio output (paremeters like db, noise control, frequency range, etc...) to your best liking and taste, why use a smartphone to listen anything other than your ringtone?!
Get an mp3 player instead.
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2016He connected the phone via 3,5mm plug, so isn't it like using headphones...? Could've been cau... moreSo which one was it? Z2 or some 200Â€ low end Sony compared to htc m7?
Connecting to a hifi stereo you get phone amplifier and that stereos amplifier serial max volume output....
I do not recommend maxing both else it will destroy your hifi set speakers...
I connect my z1c to my home 5.1 system of total 300 watt. If I maxed it out, the window glass would break from loudness...
If I maxed my phone too, speakers would suffer...
Tann Hauser, 24 Feb 20161. Tests on this web are done on phone presets, every phone has different audio preset, dont l... moreYou still have such a great deal to learn. Most users have no clue how to change photo/video/audio settings on their phones and will use their devices with predefined settings from the manufacturer. So it's best tested with predefined settings. Be it with useless audio output or photo quality.