Anonymous, 21 Oct 2016Omg, and you believe that is correct? ISO 8000 @ f2 on a sunny day....really. The EV rating of... moreExif data IS correct. What nonsense are you talking.
XZ made those shots with ISO 8000. Get it?
Note7 owner, 22 Oct 2016Why bother with phone camera sensors, just get a Sony A7. I'm ok with getting a Note 8 without... moreDigital cameras (including SLR) have had a massive decline in sales since 2010... simply because mobile cameras are so convenient and the quality is becoming so good (not that they could ever match a SLR for low light, telephoto etc).
I have an SLR & camcorder but the majority of my best photos & video have come from my mobile camera... because its ALWAYS ON ME.
If i could only have one camera it would be a good mobile camera.... the majority of people think the same.
Why bother with phone camera sensors, just get a Sony A7. I'm ok with getting a Note 8 without a fancy camera for $400. And use a real camera for photography.
I feel shame to say I still own Samsung Galaxy smart phone. But I proud to say, without doubt my next smart phone will be LG G5. I will get new contract with network THREE end of this month! Woohoo!!! I will never buy any phone if not removable batteries or becoming useless after 2 or 3 years such Samsung brand phones. We consumers should ban any brands if they releasing gadget who works not longer that 2 - 3 years and pressing us to buy its new product!
Grey1213, 21 Oct 2016You can use 16:9 on most phones. But the g5 has a wider range when doing it, the s7 just crops... moreOn the S7. People think that changing from the 4:3 12MP to the 16:9 9MP setting loses image quality with a lower resolution... IT DOESN'T. All it does is cut a strip of pixels off the top and bottom. Horizontal resolution is identical.
bolsopyd, 21 Oct 2016g5 16-9 ratio is a killer feature for me wide angle camera too i like how fast s7 is to ... moreYou can use 16:9 on most phones. But the g5 has a wider range when doing it, the s7 just crops it and gives you 9mp instead of 12mp.
It's quite shocking that the iPhone 7 loses in both areas although i've seen the worst, the Xperia XZ. Ugh, that cracky image when being zoomed in, rather bad white balance. I hope Sony do better next year.
On the other hand, LG G5 is the winner here. And don't forget S7.
Tann Hauser, 21 Oct 2016Well boy, you seem to be lying. Heres for example exif data for XZ tree shot with 8000 ISO: ... moreOmg, and you believe that is correct? ISO 8000 @ f2 on a sunny day....really. The EV rating of direct sunlight is around 15. That scene is in the middle of the day with bright sun. Go find an EV calculator online...use the settings from the downloaded jpegs....doing so you will see that the S7 calculated the scene to be 14 EV (correct). Compare that to your bogus settings from Imgur of the XZ, Sony calculates the scene to be 6.7 EV (way wrong). So, the value (ISO 8000) is a typo or the light meter on the XZ is pile of junk.
g5 16-9 ratio is a killer feature for me
wide angle camera too
i like how fast s7 is to open and focus
i wish my g5 was as fast as s7 but i compromise that for the
poster photos i take with it
glad we are in this era of great camera phones
1st: tie g5- s7 2: xz 3:ip7
all of these are good camera phones, my favorite is the xz and the s7 as a phone though.
And where is HTC 10 ?
This is not the ultimate technological battle of top camera for smartphones without HTC 10
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2016Check your facts boy. I downloaded the full size samples. The first two samples from the XZ in... moreWell boy, you seem to be lying.
Heres for example exif data for XZ tree shot with 8000 ISO:
As stated in the review, page 3 : "Xperia aficionados often insist that in low light Sony cameras perform best when shooting in 8MP, and not in full resolution (23MP or so in this case). While the premise of having a 23MP camera (and having it advertised as such) only to use it in 8MP so you get better image quality is shaky". In both cases the 8MP and the 23MP, both at ISO 400, the quality is atrocious.
Tann Hauser, 21 Oct 2016Xperia shots are 8000 ISO, rest are 50 to 3000 ISO max. Ponder on that for awhileCheck your facts boy. I downloaded the full size samples. The first two samples from the XZ in daylight of the building and the tree are both ISO 40. The S7 are both ISO 50. In the closeup shots of the red truck, the XZ is at ISO 100 while the S7 is at ISO 150! The HDR samples, selected from those taken in auto mode, XZ is at ISO 40 and the S7 is at ISO 50. Look at the detail of the dark trees near the middle of the frame, the tree looks like cotton wool in the XZ sample, there is no detail, while the S7 renders a far better / more detailed image. Low light samples : XZ @ ISO 100 (looks like an oil painting, disgusting) and the S7 @ ISO 125. Let's not even get started on the panoramas ;) In all cases the S7 renders far more detailed photos.
jtb, 21 Oct 2016Any particular why the HTC 10 gets omitted from a lot of thr test all across the web? Because they can not update its camera samples and analysis. If they did it, it will surpass S7 Edge's camera, as shown in Anandtech's review of HTC 10.
GSMA did not bother to update their original HTC 10 review even though over time HTC has released a few firmware updates that bring improvements to image quality. Anandtech on the other hand took their time and released their review quite late, but the result shows the effects of those updates.