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.
Anonymous, 29 Sep 2016No FM radio and "unimpressive volume and a drop in quality with headphones" Big surprise...You... moreIt's Qualcomm's fault for not putting FM Chips in their Flagship SoCs not Sony's smh
BoardDWorld, 29 Sep 2016I couldn't make sense of how you couldn't see just how bad this camera is so I made a side by ... moreHow bad is what?
I see only that m5s camera is excellent in daylight photos too, as xz is,
xz has more grain, m5 not so color accurate.
Anonymous, 29 Sep 2016No FM radio and "unimpressive volume and a drop in quality with headphones" Big surprise...You... moredo you mean "low-headphone-volume"?
well.. you can use other player to make it louder. try jet audio, it has "pre-amp" feature. you can configure it to make your volume louder.
For all samsung,apple and chinese crap fanboy....talk less,and do more research about sony before you talk about invalid statement
xperia xz is now the best camera in phone,even s7,p9 and even new iphone 7 can not reach the height that sony achieve
No FM radio and "unimpressive volume and a drop in quality with headphones" Big surprise...You've lost me as a customer Sony.
i m in love with this phone thanks gsmarena !! waterproofing dual speaker good size simple and unique design that make it new for years! just go back look at xperia z3 and galaxy s5 .. xperia z3 after this years even is a shiny even xperia z. and xperia z ultra . they design a phone for years even they show this in battery !! they don't say anything about fastcharging becoz they preffer normal charging !! and something like qnovo make battery use normal for years. why sony don't advertise their mobiles. they just do that in eufa and other soccer champions . sony is a good and recpectable company that people forget it!! sony is alive man go for it there is quality like many years ago.
Anonymous, 29 Sep 2016Sony is the last company to offer mid range specs (ram, battery, resolution, questionable came... more- Battery is better than most flagships out there, hence your statement is invalid.
- back when Sony released the Z5 Premium, all biased reviewers complained they couldn't notice a difference in clarity between 4K and FHD in smartphones. If you can't notice a difference between 4K and FHD, you surely can't notice a difference between QHD and FHD. Again an invalid statement.
- look at non biased camera reviews of the XZ.
- agreed, they could have put 4GB RAM on the XZ. Even though you can't notice a difference now, it's good for future proofing. In my opinion this is the only con of XZ.
I don't know that Xperia xz is true flagship cell or not but I do believe that with Sony's hardware and software it is my dream right now. I ll buy it. Sony is the best
ME, 29 Sep 2016This site always has bad Sony reviews... in real life they are wonderful... wait to next week ... morenoooo!! just about camera they have bad reviews all other things was good but for camera i think they will do more with xperia camera not just set to auto or manual mod
in mobile version of site why gsmarena downscale full size images ?! thay are very blured and downscaled but in desktop version u can save and see all of the details ... in mobile version of site i thought i look at 3.15mp photos !!!!
maybe use less iso improve sharpness and improve noise !! 8000 with that shutter speed is just good for very speedy images in low light
i won't say much but the track id is usually spot on...the only reason i don't go sony is because i have become accustomed to 5.5 inch screens and that previous flagships don't mention gorilla glass
This is the best Xperia ever made. Gonna buy it and get rid of my Note 7, regardless the best phone in market right now.
Tann Hauser, 29 Sep 2016Just checked them.
Yeah, even in low light it beats all in sharpness, detail, color reproduct... moreI couldn't make sense of how you couldn't see just how bad this camera is so I made a side by side 100% crop using GSM's own photos against the current champ(IMO) that GSM have said take the best daytime photos:
There's a couple of old Mi3, Mi Note Pro pics too..
Also as far as design you should look at the 4 year old Xiaomi Mi3 or slightly older Lumia N9
Sony is the last company to offer mid range specs (ram, battery, resolution, questionable camera) in high end prices.
Even Apple cleaned up her act there.
I honestly , I don't get this company (Sony, I mean). This is the last year their mobile division is up and running and they continue the same mistakes? I honestly don't get them.
Rammstein, 28 Sep 2016Great phone - they should spend more money for marketing campaigns to push Sony where this bra... moreHTC is not bad, but XZ must be better than that, because the XZ use the customized camera sensor and only provide to Xperia flagship. You must knowSony always have the better updates, it must be even better than now.