abc, 29 Sep 2016did you use the manual mode? and are you comparing the picture taken by sony's manual mode vs... moreHe obviously isn't comparing anything. Sony fanboys always make claims like that. Some of them say the xperia xz has 95 on dxomark even, lol.
Gahead, 29 Sep 2016"the camera issue is still there" let me correct that "You just don't know how to use Xperia's... moredid you use the manual mode?
and are you comparing the picture taken by sony's manual mode vs sammy/iphone's automatic mode?
it's not fair if you do that.
meh, 29 Sep 2016so the camara issue is still there. i pity sony. they have the best camera sensor, but they c... more"the camera issue is still there" let me correct that "You just don't know how to use Xperia's camera" even my Z5 Compact can perform better than the S7 nor the iPhone 6s, Xperia X trumps them two.
Anonymous, 29 Sep 2016There's nothing wrong about using plastic, though. Personally prefer it over aluminum bodies, ... moreThe frame of the XZ is made by polycarbonate, it is a strong material too, the Alkaleido is stronger than polycarbonate and even stronger than aluminium alloy because it had do the refining process.
meh, 29 Sep 2016not fully metal dude. the frame is still made of plastic.There's nothing wrong about using plastic, though. Personally prefer it over aluminum bodies, but still doesn't make this phone any better. :)
yhe faultin this review is that use auto iso in manual and take pictures like superior auto. superior auto is on option on sony camera phones for take photos in less time not a recomended option for every picture capturing. but in manual mode if user have time he can use best setting for its time and dont use auto iso. if user is much pro then he/she can use shutter speed option manualy.
if user capture picture with less resolution like 15mp noise will reduce and make pictures more sharpper. because pixel blending .
Sony has evolved, refined and polished their phone's design in the pas few years and it's actually become great now I like the design so much an the choice of the material using metal is great. However Sony is yet to evolved, refined and polished their internal's phone so they would made a very great and later became the best phone in multimedia aspect mostly like the refinement of screen to higher the quality (Xperia Acro S is one among the best screen out there Sony has offer and yet it's just HD resolution), the sound quality to let it loud and clean and nice and camera improvement to be sharper without noise well pretty much they need to polished the software improvement to make it all great. Not an easy work though salute for Sony
Tann Hauser, 29 Sep 2016How bad is what?
I see only that m5s camera is excellent in daylight photos too, as xz is,
... moreI'm not sure you're right about colour accuracy. You would have to see the seen to be sure but a dead giveaway for me is in the XZ image. Look how the foliage and trees are over saturated compared to the green in sign that is under saturated, the greens start to merge. The Mi5 is well defined with a brighter sign and duller foliage and tress, as you would expect.
Then onto shadows. The XZ is dark and very washed out, compare the sides of the trees or the tiles, or lack of, on the apartment roof. Then look at the AC compressors. The Mi5 is giving a much more even exposure and pulling in a lot more detail, without looking pixelated.
Also the flickr web-view is compressed, download the original to see a better comparison:
Please don't argue about 3GB of ram, phones these days just use 1.5GB to 2GB of ram max you won't see the difference Im using 3GB on my Huawei p8 and Im still fine.
so the camara issue is still there.
i pity sony. they have the best camera sensor, but they can not use it properly.
Anonymous, 29 Sep 2016This is the best Xperia ever made. Gonna buy it and get rid of my Note 7, regardless the best ... morenote 7 is not the best phone in the market.its the most dangerous one.if you want the best then lg v20 is the one for now.
Grey1213, 29 Sep 2016The gsmarena review said that there was noticeable improvement from 1080p to QHD but there was... moreWhy do you pretend that we pretend?
Yes its there and it doesnt bother us as much as some sammy fanboys (that keep ranting over it for years now)...
Just as you are not bothered with cons of your fav device like lack of detail, lack of depth of view, unrealistic colors, oversharpening....
Even pro camera reviewers say its there, but dont mind it, as other qualities of sonys mobile cameras are just equally important for photo quality.
Anonymous, 29 Sep 2016- Battery is better than most flagships out there, hence your statement is invalid.
- back wh... moreThe gsmarena review said that there was noticeable improvement from 1080p to QHD but there was little to no difference from 1440p to 4k. Why is that so hard for you to understand?
All reviewers notice the noise and postprocessing problem with the camera. Anyone with eyes can see it. It's disgraceful. I don't know why Sony fans pretend it isn't there.
"Superior Auto will probably be the main mode you use, only make sure you select the 23MP resolution - it's 8MP by default."
Exactly the WRONG thing to do. The sensor and software generally perform best when allowed to super-sample especially in low light where this sensor produces some of the best images of any smartphone. If this is how the camera has been reviewed then a number of the comparison images provided are completely worthless. The only time to use the 23mp setting is when taking well lit photos of a large space when the extra detail is needed - ie scenery photography.