AnonD-404798, 29 Sep 2016Noise is there but so are the fine details , something you can't get with any other phones . a... moreOpen up the first picture from the "Image quality" -section and don't zoom it in. Check out the weird-looking tree on the left side of the picture, the one above the gate. That's so easy to spot and that actually my attention immediately. And the 4th picture within the same bunch of pics - ridiculously noisy/blurry left side of the picture! Also if you take a good look at the whole picture (without zoom), you can actually spot the noise around tree leaves. I think you need to get your eyes checked out? I just did so a couple of months ago, highly recommended.
AnonD-442781, 29 Sep 2016He obviously isn't comparing anything. Sony fanboys always make claims like that. Some of them... moreIt's kinda clear when the XZ gets reviewed by DxoMark, it will rank first.
X Performance already ranks top in Dxomark, so yeah.
AnonD-442781, 29 Sep 2016I don't even need to zoom to see all the noise. That's the point. With any other camera in 201... moreNoise is there but so are the fine details , something you can't get with any other phones . and you can't see the noise with out zooming in , so don't lie. you don't know about color reproduction because that was always glaring weakens of Samsung phones ... and in the end noise can be removed trough post processing if that's something that bothers you so much , but nothing can compensate for natural looking images of Xperia phones ...maybe you are impressed with photoshop built in camera on other phones, but I'm not .
Can't wait to get it
Stopped reading after the RAM thing. Seriously, why is 3GB not enough? Do we need a 6GB RAM on a phone? No. People are just stupid. More is not always better. Its redundant.
Achu, 29 Sep 2016Why not have a blind camera test for xz,s7edge,iphone and lg g5?becuz it won't matter, u'll just have one brand being champion and the rest complaining it's not a fair test... in the end, if u're used to sony's device, u'll like the camera as an improvement of what's behind, same goes for the rest of brands, it's ALL a matter of taste, all have pros and cons and fans of every brand will highlight the pros so no need of comparing one to the other cuz even if say, samsung's camera is better than sony's, sonys fans will still buy sony cuz it's what they like and are used to, we can debate but ppl don't change mind that easily :)
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.
AnonD-591074, 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.