the most beautiful and classy phone this year, so far. however they have to reduce the bezel size , improve the camera in low light and develop a better marketing and service strategy in colaboration with carriers to stay in the game. i have a z5 premium and i have to admit the battery life and camera are the main issues with it , iphone samsung and lg taking better pictures , especially in low light. however sony is rock solid and stylish , that`s why i like it more
Anonymous, 16 May 2017Pics of the black have screen on so you can see the limits of display and bezels. Chrome is... moreCan't we have one on and one off? Or at least one off? I see 10+ photos all with the screen on. Soo frustrating since my choice between Black & Chrome hinges on whether the black is uniform when the screen is off.
Lobengula, 16 May 2017So if this is a trashy phone, why is it the phone of the year so far?
Most beautiful phone at... moreYa, it's beautiful ... if you like boxes ... with little openings in the middle.
People call it trash because Sony refuses to innovate, they lazily push themselves across the years and fanboys keeping them alive. If their name was not Sony they would have been long gone from the mobile space, like so many before them...
JeffSF, 16 May 2017Ciro, have you ever walked thru the GSMArena camera comparison tool? Do you really believe DxO... moreSo, between a photographer and a journalist opinion you pick the one from journalist. If he is... You do not need to be one to work for tech site.
Also their tool have samples with different settings.. Not the same value for ISO or Shutter speed.
The example S8 x XZP, s8 had lower ISO and slower shutter speed.
Cams also have different angles. See iphone, it seems the object is closer compared to other phones
Higher resolution means you can strech the picture much more.
Jumbo, 16 May 2017I have a question. I am finding it extremely, extremely difficult to find face-on images of th... morePics of the black have screen on so you can see the limits of display and bezels.
Chrome is obvious..
I have a question. I am finding it extremely, extremely difficult to find face-on images of the DeepSea Black model with the screen turned OFF. It seems most are of the back only, if the black is shown the screen is on, and if the screen is off then the Chrome model is shown. What gives???
I'm ---really-- trying hard to find out what the phone looks like with the screen offf - do the piano-black bezels blend nicely into the blacks of the screen when off? Or is the transition highly visible. In the rare shots I -have- managed to find, it seems the extreme reflectiveness of the black bezels makes the transition extremely visible. I thoguht hit might be just due to press lighting, but I've then searched for my Z1C and the blend is just as invisible as it is to me in person.
So... what's up???
JeffSF, 16 May 2017Ciro, have you ever walked thru the GSMArena camera comparison tool? Do you really believe DxO... moreUmm really? Cause I am also using redmi note 3 pro, and I have got to say that the camera sucks!!! The phone is awesome, everything is awesome except for the camera.. So invalid point there..
So if this is a trashy phone, why is it the phone of the year so far?
Most beautiful phone at the moment chaps come on!
It's like saying this is a road car but let's re invent the wheels!
Some things don't change.
I'm not going to be easily moved by silly gimmicks to be convinced about the practicality of the s8.
Tann Hauser, 16 May 2017You obviously didnt read the comments section there. Solution to your problem is there. Z5 Pr... more2k is 2048x1080
FHD is 1920x1080
That comment alone makes your comment fishy. No way there are two options so closely related.
BTW tried VR on Z5 premium, it looked like a mess.
Ciro123, 13 May 20175 xperias top 10 dxomark trollCiro, have you ever walked thru the GSMArena camera comparison tool? Do you really believe DxO is reliable on their analysis? Take a look at some camera comparisons from this site: http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/. Just to make sure I'm not biased, I don't have a Lumia, had a Nokia 808 in the past that is still KING in raw camera quality. Currently I have a Redmi3 Pro, which has better "image processing" than Xperia series...look, I'm not talking about speed, lens, sensors, etc...I'm talking about "raw image quality" to be specific.
I love its design more than s8 .. it is classy .. finally sony build a great flagship
The Only, 15 May 2017So, why are you bashing here?.....what do you want ? It look like you are here to pick up a fi... morewhat he said is true.
sony flagships always have camera issues. their image processing software is not good. even the future sony phones will have the same issues.
that bezel is too big. The user interface also looks unspecial, average, and little bit ugly. combined with that square shape.. ooolalaa.. it looks unpleasant.
and also in the backside.. the placement of the circle
-shaped lens, and elliptic-shaped sensors looks weird.
sony really really have to hire good new designers.
their current designs is awful
Anonymous, 16 May 2017No, Sony does not support 4k during VR. They only render 4k during a video , which means not w... moreYou obviously didnt read the comments section there. Solution to your problem is there. Z5 Premiums 4k screen can run anything fhd, 2k or 4k with a proper setting of the VR app.
Some even say that 2k apps on that 4k screen, even if only 2k seem to be much more detailed too...
if you own z5 premium and VR headset, as you ve been there so you say.... you are wellcome, glad I could help.
Tann Hauser, 16 May 2017https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BwclVncBhXM&feature=youtu.be
No really, I m bo... moreNo, Sony does not support 4k during VR. They only render 4k during a video , which means not when VRing or using any of the VR apps.
So yeah, it has a 4k screen that may be used for VR if anyone was to support it (enable 4k when split screen -VR- mode is selected). Sadly it isn't, all we get is a 4k screen rendering at 1080p which looks a mess under VR's magnification (tried Z5 premium, been there, done that).
Anonymous, 16 May 2017You didn't read my post correctly then.
I said the capacity for VR is innovation, having ma... morehttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BwclVncBhXM&feature=youtu.be
No really, I m boggled how some people think Xperias cant do VR, just because it doesnt come with GearVR or Daydream...
Inform yourself please.