I have a question - aren't there 3rd-party camera apps that apply their own processing and bypass whatever the maker's camera app would have done? Does it ---really-- matter what the manufacturer's processing is like? Or are there too many trade-secrets & that sort of thing for anyone to be able to make an app that comes close to good processing on someone else's hardware...?
dirknelson, 19 May 2017This phone is amazing. Sony rocks!Haha watch gsmarena's blind camera test. All gsmarena users egged on your precious brand. It's funny actually.
As a previous loyal customer of Sony mobile to current
Loyal customers : be honest with urself about quality of current Sony phones.
Sony is no longer superior in any terms
How can u expect advancement in Sony phones while the company is.cutting its costs in everything.
Sony known as great in media and picture.
But what about phones. They can't make or prefer low quality or same old chipset of sound with very low loudness. My very old W995 that is more than 8 years old is superior than nowdays Sony phones.
They can't match the quality of other competitors in screen or camera.
They have the technology but they didn't incorporate it in their phones for some reason . they only know why
Be honest and it is up to you
so desperate to bash on this phone. shameless!! 800 comments!! wait dxo mark result for trusted reviews.sony's phone never failed in dxo mark test.
All these 800 comments from fanboys were about how Sony camera is better than S8 and makes it a better phone but the blind shootout revealed everything. Don't fall for Megapixel counts, image processing is what matters the most and it's clear by the comparison where XZP is found even inferior to LG G6. It's just some of these anti social people wants to hate successful things they can't afford, that's why they keep pouring hate on Galaxy S8, if they'll be given Nokia 1100 and S8 to choose better phone, they are so desperate that they'll say 1100 is better. Respect S8 for bringing the best smartphone experience and best computing experience in a handheld device.
Anonymous, 19 May 2017Explain me why the same shot found when you read its review is completely different... How i... moreI think they fixed it now, daylight and low light images are identical between review and shootout.
MdN8, 19 May 2017Until they mentioned it in the blind shootout I didn't even notice that this phone doesn't hav... moreExplain me why the same shot found when you read its review is completely different...
How is that possible?
Until they mentioned it in the blind shootout I didn't even notice that this phone doesn't have OIS. That explains low light photos. Too bad, especially for a "premium" phone, but the rest is pretty great.
Anonymous, 19 May 2017this phone is... mehThis phone is amazing. Sony rocks!
First time lot of comment here !! Its true , Sony XZ premium is 2017 best phone ever..its film award winning ...well done..Sony fans r proud feel..
In this 801st comment we can see which one is which
Wise Man = Value the product as a whole package and able to maximalize its "smart" sides of the phone
Fanboy = Value the brand
Hater = Hate the product as if nothing stands out from a product
Troll = Bash, Insult the people, the product and the brand cause they are happy with it
Average User = Be Patient!
My phone history:
Alcatel OneTouch DB, ~ 12 months
Phillips Savvy ~ 15 months
Sony CMD-J6 ~ 4 years
Sony-Ericsson K610 ~ 2 years
Sony-E W880 ~ 3 years
HTC Desire - 18 months
Sony Xperia P - 3 years
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact ~ 3 years and counting.
I wouldn't say --necessarily-- that I fanatically follow Sony. But they always have the best combination of the exact features I value: compact, stylish, unique. And as you can see from the times, also great longevity, in part because not many phones suited my taste but also simply because they kept going and going as long as I needed them to.
I would -happily- hold out for an XZ Compact if I had any indication there actually is likely to be one on the cards, but the chrome and the pré-order bonus is a big draw for this XZ P.. ::) heh
for me upper and lower bezels doesn't matter if phone has front stereo speakers ,, and 13MP front camera ..
side bezels are minimum ..
and audio quality ( clear base that sony phones can provide,is just awesome) . even low price earphone is sufficient for xperia phones
Jesse Clark, 18 May 2017Like 1104?something like that.or even more but less than S8 :)
Anonymous, 18 May 2017"Premium" cant possibly mean a heap of glass and plastic around the screen. Galaxy S2 had that... moreI am not a fanboy believe it or not and I have used many brands of mobile.my first one is Sony w8 when I went to college my dad bought and I still keep it with me after that I bought Samsung,htc,asus and then Sony xz and I find Sony more premium than other. Well it just my opinion but it doesn't mean other are less or bad but in terms of durability Sony is better.
So its personal I don't want hate/love relation with brand but as a long as I still find them best for me I'll continue buying Sony but if they didn't deliver up to my expectations then I'll go with others since there are lots of good phone .
obile77, 18 May 2017Hope that Sony One day have a look and can learn something from true criticism that their prev... moreWell I didn't buy Sony for anything except because they are best for me. Have tried a few devices( won't mention the brand)which promises lots more specs with less price than Sony devices but failed in real used.
I had a mobile after using z3 for 3 yrs which is 4000mah but after 5 months the on screen is only 5hrs while z3 battery life is nearly same when bought and after 3yrs. And it didn't hang I gave it to my sis thinking I got a better one but I regret after doing so. So you guys say whatever you want but I'll gladly spent my moneyon Sony.
i think that us commoner can judge between criticism and pure hate comments and paid troll. almost 800s
Reaper, 18 May 2017I dont know from where u got that its empty from inside!!
How abt the 4K screen? How abt the... moreAll gimmicks
In gsmarena's blind test Sony's camera was the least popular (people's opinion not mine).
4k is a gimmick, you need to be 10cm or closer to see a difference and those distances make a person to be Cross-eyed. Also it's not really 4k, in most places acts like a 1080p screen.
Many phones have stero speakers, but they're mostly a gimmick too. People that want good sound quality outta their phones connect headphones or external speakers.
Sony fails on the main 3+1. Ergonomy (ginormous bezels), autonomy (lowest battery than all flagships), performance (4GB of ram would soon be proved too little) and camera (easily the worst flagship camera of all).
Sony fans love 3rd rate experiences because they don't know any better (never really experienced magnificence) but most of us don't. So I don't get the excitement around this phone. It's a forgettable phone than nobody would remember in a half a year. It's only outstanding feature is the controversy it caused (mostly the fact that Sony still makes her phones ginormous circa 2017).