Tann Hauser, 29 Sep 2016Yeah I love it how they outed the S7 score without screen always on feature 80hr ( with always... moreHahahaha idk maybe won't be fair , anyways I think on screen is just too overrated cause i can simple wave or pick up the phone no need to keep it always showing, with Sony's LCD of course that's impossible cause battery life already isn't that good , I see the z2 numbers and now the xz and the xper and I know they are free falling when it comes to mobile sales cause they simply have a retarded marketing division and the mind of a five year old who don't wanna listen to any advice from customers who want manual controls over than one second or a different screen size or type or anything new with design other than materials , maybe 2017 can be better for them
Tann Hauser, 29 Sep 2016About the camera.... Even with its cons that rev mentions, still beats all the rest , keep th... moreMore like the worst... soft corners, lens flare, noise and noise reduction artifacts, bad quality at dusk and even worse night time shots, pathetic narrowed field of view in 4k, 4k output is soft, 1080p nothing to get excited about, panoramas will have you in stitches, lol. It's a shame you wait this long for the flagship and that is all that Sony has to offer. They crippled the XZ, it suffers in all tests as a result.
About the camera....
Even with its cons that rev mentions, still beats all the rest , keep that in mind ;-)
AMR M., 28 Sep 2016Battery ain't better that the s7 snapdragon Samsung's got 80's in endurance and ten hours of b... moreYeah I love it how they outed the S7 score without screen always on feature 80hr ( with always on its 49hr)
Same with edge feature on s7 edge....
Lovely, just turn a feature off for the phone to look better in the review...
Say, why dont they do that with Sony too?
Say put a score with stamina on(or x reality off) for the phone to look better, and down below in tiny text put the result with stamina off( or xreality on)
AMR M., 28 Sep 2016Battery ain't better that the s7 snapdragon Samsung's got 80's in endurance and ten hours of b... moreAnd sorry camera is not that important for me. I still don't get why so many people complain about camera on a high level. What are 95% of users doing with their pics? As far I know they send it or upload it to wherever. And what happens then?? Being compressed and reduced for small size on social media. Seriously ??? Yeaaah we all need great cameras. Don't get me wrong this was generally speaking.
AMR M., 28 Sep 2016Battery ain't better that the s7 snapdragon Samsung's got 80's in endurance and ten hours of b... moreGsmareana was reviewing the exynos model. Check the facts. Yes exynos is better and I would never buy the unbalanced und unoptimized American model. I personally like the 930f but for me Samsung without rooting debloating customizing tweaking toggling app killing is a no-go. Trust me I know what I'm talking about. As many others here I have my experience with many different oems.
Ciro76, 28 Sep 2016The best phone of 2016 and next dxomark pole.You clearly need to look at the studio comparison. The camera is better than the iPhone 7 and V20 but not as good as the note 7 camera.
High end specs with that 2900mah battery. No Thanks !!! Keep it to yourself Sony !
Great phone - they should spend more money for marketing campaigns to push Sony where this brand belongs to. And they should use OIS. I know the discussions and I tested S7, P9, G5, 6P, even Lumia 950 and CM1. And the Sony X and X Compact. Yeah, great camera in good light. In low light the quality is still great with some settings. But compared to the HTC 10 I have to say the 10 is still better in terms of details, sharpness and colors (with some settings, too) I guess it's the OIS and those bigger pixels. In my opinion HTC 10 is No 1 in terms of camera, followed by Xperia XZ. Btw, the S7 seems to be completely overrated - the pictures look artificial, kind of flat and grainy when zooming in only a little bit. I was kind of shocked and can't understand why so much "experts" hyped this camera. Maybe they only watch the photos directly on the phone?
Viper, 28 Sep 2016"It's the best Sony smartphone ever".... and yet it's a subpar smartphone at the same time. At... moreYeah, and still some people are trying it spin the review into a all-positive thing while even GSM Arena can't really recommend the phone over other new phones. Just don't be a brand-loyal person, there's no reason to be loyal to a COMPANY.
Well GSM boys.., a decent review for a sony phone finally.
I can argue about the camera, but on all the rest you are on spot. I too believe Sony can do better, but there is no denial that it's the best Sony phone yet (if you put aside the radio).
Mick, 28 Sep 2016Great device. Not mainstream glass metal cover design. Durable , stable with light UI. Battery... moreBattery ain't better that the s7 snapdragon Samsung's got 80's in endurance and ten hours of browsing and 13 of video so battery is just as bad as all Sony mobiles in 2016, 72 was never a good score 90s like the edge is a good score , plus that same noisy camera with bad low light details add to that a higher price than the x performance and u would have a perfect Sony hahaha
ARITOR, 28 Sep 2016"Sony phones offer a complex camera experience".
That's the problem. In sony phones you hav... more''In sony phones you have to toggle many settings to get the pic right which is not suitable for basic phone camera users.''
Not true ! It's supper easy to get great shots ...just use auto mode on 8mp for lowlight and max resolution for daylight shots , and one more thing , make sure that phone is steady , don't add unnecessary shakes using dedicated camera button but use software camera button instead .
ARITOR, 28 Sep 2016I am surprised at the performance numbers. But we will see the real time performance when peop... morewhat's wrong with performance numbers ? those are excellent ...especially for games because XZ tops graphic bench charts ...