abc, 29 Sep 2016did you use the manual mode? and are you comparing the picture taken by sony's manual mode vs... moreAre you even questioning me? of course, manual mode shutterspeed adjustment,manual focus adjustment, iso sensitivity , I used them I know how to use samsung's camera so is the Xperia's basic manual setting, LOL, a photographer enthusiast whose using Sony Mirrorless camera and Nikon D600 and Z5 Compact and my friend's S7, S& ain't accurate, Look at "MANILA SHAKER's" Youtube channel, he know how to use Xperia's camera and samsung S7's , many tech sites were just too biased and don't know and fail to explore Sony Xperia's Camera, you people make me laugh.
.Kartz, 01 Oct 2016Thank you for clarifying. And yes, I do recall reading somewhere (slips my mind where) that So... moreThis phone has 5 axis image stabilization which is first time in a smartphone that means whatever type of shake you induce the video will still be stable.
I tried it and trust me it works.
AMR M., 02 Oct 2016Well zte has ten times better front facing speakers and much less bezels and the charger ur ta... more- Proof? ZTE is no comparison for Sony or LG or other major OEMs.
Xperia XZ's camera has a larger sensor, probably that's why the bezels aren't small
- better in "each number"? That doesn't make sense.
If you're talking about benchmarks, XZ scores as much as or better than S7 in GB4, 3dmark, etc. AnTuTu is crap, it's funny you take that scores seriously. Many manufacturers are known for cheating AnTuTu scores.
- Xperia X phones have a limit when it comes to recording 4K. It's just a measure to avoid overheating. The XZ shut down not because of external heating. Don't believe me? You can see videos of the Z5 Premium recording 4K videos for 40mins, after Sony addressed the video recording cap. Also the Btekt guy did say both phones weren't cool, they were warm. Overheating is different from heating up. Also, FYI in that video, they set XZ screen to a higher brightness than the iPhone 7. Why so? It just shows how biased they are.
- don't you get it? Sony didn't have the source code for Nougat, or in other words, didn't get the source code in time. Is that even a con? Sony's software is more stable than LG's. It's a proven fact.
- Android wont benefit from 6GB RAM in any way. Read up the articles from AC.
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2016XZ supports fast charging, just you must have a QC quick charge 3 compliant charger. I don't ... moreWell zte has ten times better front facing speakers and much less bezels and the charger ur talking about isn't included like I said , I know it's got fact charging but useless really out of the box, and the s7 is better in each number actually both sd and exynos so as is the edge and the one plus 3 and the 7 plus just don't look at the worst and compare it to them lol, and yes it does heat up compared to iPhone se and 7 when shooting 4k or even normal hd watch you tube b tekt video buddy, and by the way the one plus three after the updates does better then any other android phone in multitasking so it is beneficial not a gimmick and if they were smart enough they would out it with nougat regardless of the lg skin that's not my point here u just see all the bad points as being innovative and smart so u want see the truth even if it was lying in front of u
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2016XZ supports fast charging, just you must have a QC quick charge 3 compliant charger. I don't ... morewow nice said dude.i wish people would not be blinded and could judge things better rather than just competing.
AMR M., 02 Oct 2016I agree with you , but Sony missed out on other stuff too, fast charging, fast charger out of ... moreXZ supports fast charging, just you must have a QC quick charge 3 compliant charger.
I don't agree with your comments on the battery life. While XZ's battery lasts a little less compared to the Z3, it's still ahead of what the HTC 10, LG G5, iPhone 7, S7, etc. offers. So calling XZ's battery worse that other flagships in terms of battery life is wrong.
I don't have understand about what's wrong with the thermal efficiency of the XZ. It doesn't overheat, it heats up just like other flagships.
Again, bezels aren't so bad. I'm fine with those bezels as long as it packs good front firing stereo speakers. The problem arises when the space isn't utilized, but this is not the case here. Those bezels also help in getting grip when holding the phone horizontally for taking pics.
And about Android N, is that really even a con? According to the leaks XZ might get the update this month. And the reason why Sony didn't put N was because they got the source code at a later time during the XZ's development. Having a LG device loaded with Android M, I have to say, LG's skin is the worst.
And at this point, having more than 3GB of RAM won't help at all.
Mick, 29 Sep 2016And sorry camera is not that important for me. I still don't get why so many people complain a... moreI agree with you , but Sony missed out on other stuff too, fast charging, fast charger out of the box not included, bad battery life compared to what Sony offered in the past and to many flagships today, familiar design that some aren't too excited about, big bezels everywhere, and very high price with lower ram and lower thermal efficiency, I had two wont's before so I know what I am talking about here, software isn't nougat yet even though nougat is officially out and running on v20 for example, and the list goes on and on
After 2012 the design of aony phones grown up very fast. Best language design is for sony they can't make it better that you can see many differences between older fones because they are best and it is hard to make them beter than before. Good job Sony.
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2016I remember Android Central stating in their XZ review that it has OIS. This was a mistake whic... moreAh, ok. I read about it on Tech Radar and then again on Re¢0mbu (although I follow the former more than the latter).
[deleted post]I remember Android Central stating in their XZ review that it has OIS. This was a mistake which they later corrected.
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2016Steady Shot was a digital image stabilization technology used in older Xperias from the Z1 to ... moreYeah, can't disagree - the XZ is very, VERY promising. In fact, I am finally fancying a Sony. Was a huge fan of Sony Ericsson feature phones all those years ago. C-series, K-series, Walkman-series... Had them all before moving to my first smartphone - the HTC Desire. Using the HTC One (m7) now, another beauty. And while I am smitten by the HTC 10 no doubt, the XZ's dual sim feature is tempting me to switch loyalties again.
.Kartz, 01 Oct 2016Thank you for clarifying. And yes, I do recall reading somewhere (slips my mind where) that So... moreSteady Shot was a digital image stabilization technology used in older Xperias from the Z1 to Z3+.
I guess they changed the name after that. XZ has far better image stabilization compared to its predecessors.
Anyway, you're getting a top notch camera with the XZ. The phone is a great all rounder.
Grey1213, 01 Oct 2016Which site exactly? None I've seen say that. And Sony's own website doesn't say they have ois.... moreAnd thank you too for clarifying.
Btw, this is the link - http://bit.ly/2d3P8wl
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2016Most unbiased reviewers do claim XZ has one of the best image stabilization in a phone camera.... moreThank you for clarifying. And yes, I do recall reading somewhere (slips my mind where) that Sony's native stabilisation - forgot what it's called, sorry, Image Steady perhaps? - is better than OIS.
Need to read-up again on these stabilisation techniques.
[deleted post]Most unbiased reviewers do claim XZ has one of the best image stabilization in a phone camera. Even though it's not OIS, it still has hardware assisted stabilization.
[deleted post]Which site exactly? None I've seen say that. And Sony's own website doesn't say they have ois.
They have image stabilisation on the software side, but they don't have a physical ois mechanism.
Anonymous, 01 Oct 2016Wow wow wow awesome phone is there any way to enable fingerprint in US ?! i think it is the b... moreYup, flash any european firmware on it.
Or buy international version from amazon.