Timaustin2k, 14 May 2017Are you even looking at the same pictures the rest of us are? The images in the review can be... moreEveryone knows S8 takes oversharpened, oversaturated photos. But still those look better than this phone's. The exposure balance on this phone is ridiculous! You can never change improper exposure with editing, but you can tone down colours easy, and sharpness too. I hate the S8 on its own, but when I look at something really pathetic like this the S8 feels like a great camera. And this was in daylight only. Needless to the S8 will eat this phone in night time. The low light samples from this phone compared with phones like S7, S8, Pixel, HTC 10 and you name any here, look like VGA quality. Read the GSMA comment if you can, what they mentioned about the image quality in low light, or should I copy that for you? And in daytime page, it says great image quality, right, but where does it say these samples are amongst one of the best available of late? Sony has fixed their own issues in this phone, like corner softness and all those nuisances, they simply created their best camera phone, that doesn't mean this phone can even compete with other phones from last year, or even the phones from 2015! Sony's reputation about the cameras on their own phones have always been horrible, everyone knows that like e=mc2, so this phone is simply one of their best effort to iron out those problems of previous generations. But other OEMs are leagues ahead already, so maybe in five more years they can finally reach a place where their camera phones can actually compete with other OEMs' phones, but till then God help them.
So please, save it for where its remotely even worth.
This will be my last comment on this utterly stupid fanboy driven section. I will never call the Samsung and Apple fanboys the worst, NEVER. They have an excellent competitor here, I wasn't aware of that previously.
XZ premium is the king!! Kneel losers before your king !!
The best quality display 4k hdr
Best video and stabilitation
Best quality sound.
Best and speed upadates.
Best navegation speed.
ithehappy, 13 May 2017But the XZP doesn't beat the S8 at all. The exposure is completely off on the XZP! There is no... moreAre you even looking at the same pictures the rest of us are? The images in the review can be directly compared to the images in the review of the S8 and they're superior. The balance of colour and contrast is better. The dynamic range on the S8 is actually fairly flat - especially in extreme situations, as my own shooting backs up (A few pictures of trees against a blue sky came out with the trees over exposed with a nasty milky overlay). There's no question at all in my mind - an S8 owner until yesterday - that the XZP is the better cameraphone.
People yawning about Samsung will get more sales and it is a good device because it get more sales bla blaa .. More sales doesn't defines how good a cell phone is
Don't forget crappie brand like Oppo and Vivo are one of the current top selling brands in term of sales.. So, samesung fan boys arguemet is invalid.. Where as top brands like Sony, Motorola, LG are not in good sales but they produces the best phones in the market..
Where as brands like Oppo, Vivo and Samsung relies on the marketing to sell their products ..lmao
All hail king Sony
Tann Hauser, 14 May 2017Yup, you are right.
XZ Premium has unbeliavable quality camera be it daylight or low... moreFirst time one could actually agree with you.
The phone indeed has an "unbelievable" camera.
Where is antutu ? Anyone knows? And i want to camera compare xzp vs s8 in low light...replay fast
385 comments in a review shows that sony still gets so much love....people want practical high end smartphones...
Anonymous, 14 May 2017Still the sound-chip (for headphones usage) isn't flagship-worthy on this phone. And the talk time is a whopping 6 hours less than the S8 and same with video playback, also 6 hours less. No way round that.
Tann Hauser, 14 May 2017Yup, you are right. IMO, XZ Premium has unbeliavable quality camera be it daylight or low... moreStill the sound-chip (for headphones usage) isn't flagship-worthy on this phone.
WWWWWWWWWWW, 14 May 2017Hi nice writers and good debaters, are you willing to break guiness book of world record for "... moreI am 100% with you my friend.But if you notice, most of these poor haters coming here to bash are mostly doing it in Sony flagships.I have no idea of why this is happening.They are coming here to bash the device and call it trash but they spend so much of their times to comment for such a "trash" device.Fanboys are just pathetic.
WWWWWWWWWWW, 14 May 2017Hi nice writers and good debaters, are you willing to break guiness book of world record for "... moreYup, you are right.
XZ Premium has unbeliavable quality camera be it daylight or lowlight, be it main or front one, superb 4k hdr screen, extremely well optimized UI that performs fastest, great and most complete feature rich sound system, and a decent batterylife of 8hr 15min SoT under heavy usage, and with added qnovo that prolongs its endurance level upto 2 years without degradation.
Overall superb package.
3,2,1...look them hate replies coming in like rain.
Hi nice writers and good debaters, are you willing to break guiness book of world record for "the most flooded by hatred comment sections" category
Calm down guys no need to be rude!
Please erase the out of topic negative comments like calling someone trash or garbage. We only need constructive critiques not insult!
ithehappy, 14 May 2017Just don't look beyond the camera first of all. Cause camera was meant to be one of the best t... moreOhh really?? 3 Xperia Models are in top 10 on dxo mark.And gsmarena say the camera is good..maybe you eyes have problem or you are starting to blind?
The only brand which should be worried by Sony fan support is Apple, yeah it's nothing in comparison with S8 but it is much better than iPhone 7/7+. If more android brands will keep coming strong, Apple will be in a difficult situation as the isheeps will start to feel obsolete with Apple devices, I'm not a sheep but I bought iPhone 7 after what happened to Note 7 and regretting till now. I used to say people have only two choices Samsung and Apple but Apple forced me to change my statement when I spent on it and found nothing except a poor display, average performance, bad service and absolutely no smart feature, Sony Xperia XZ premium is not as good as the S8 but it's truly is very good alternative for iPhone.
[deleted post]Just don't look beyond the camera first of all. Cause camera was meant to be one of the best thing of this phone, but in fact its one of the worst, but if you look beyond the camera then I think even I might consider them Chinese OEMs like Ximi or sorts. A great phone for losers anyway, though as no one cares about them it doesn't really matter.
I was still hopeful for this phone anyway, but whatever. Same old same old, waste of a phone, and it will cost premium, that's even more pathetic.
Anonymous, 14 May 2017Your analysis about haters is wrong. One can hate a phone because it obviously cuts corners an... moreYour talking about disliking a single product for tangible reasons like battery or performance etc. here I agree with you.
I'm talking more though about the kind of unbreakable bias that leads people to like or dislike brands inspite of bad examples of those same criteria. Or those that will attack the features or technology of other brands even when those things are implemented well, simply as are they coming from a rival brand.
You needn't look far in the comments section on sites like this to see examples of this endless nonsense.
Anonymous, 14 May 2017yeah you re right. sony never tries. and never innovates in terms of designs. thats why always... moreSony never learned because Sony never HAD to learn.The never had problems with batteries or red tint displays or anything functional with their devices.You are trying to make the big failures of Samsung successes.