Is it just me or does the "4K SDR" screen look more HDR than the "4K HDR" screen on page 3?!
As usual wonderful software package from Sony. Their multimedia apps are super, although I don't like the trend of cutting down. Earlier there was FM Radio, File Manager App & TrackID built-in.
It's also great that after many years Sony has finally improved their camera software to match their already awesome camera sensors. BTW is this new sensor also a multi-aspect ratio one like the previous Sony Z5 sensor or is it just cropping those 19MP 4:3 shots?
Anyway, it's a wonderful smartphone!
GrumpyHumpy, 14 May 2017Or you can simply take everything into perspective.
Got smaller aperture. Smaller pixel siz... moreI doubt Sony are going to change up the specs of their camera hardware to that (or any) extent for at least the next 12 months.
No, you can reasonably expect whatever highend device's Sony may reveal at IFA 2017 (and likely MWC 2018) to feature the same imx400 hardware, but with subtle changes to the image processing in order to get better results out of it.
I think a lens modification to f1.8 is perhaps the only meaningful alteration we can possibly expect in that timeframe.
Tann Hauser, 14 May 2017Was it not Oppo 9 in q1? So Oppo is best phone of all, no iph, xperia or samsung can match... moreOppo was best selling Android phone in q1..... Not overall. It sells because it looks like iPhone for half rate
Tann Hauser, 14 May 2017I concur, XZ Prem is great in auto lowlight, IMO even better than S8.
A bit more exposure,... moreYou have to be kidding that the XZP is good in low light?
Here is the S8 XZP comparisons YOU posted yesterday.
The XZP has terrible colour / white balance, cant handle the dynamic range and blows out the bright areas.
The Only, 14 May 2017Iphone 7 is the world's best selling smartphone in Q1
So Iphone 7 is the best smartphone then... moreWas it not Oppo 9 in q1?
So Oppo is best phone of all, no iph, xperia or samsung can match Oppo in quality and anything.
Equinox96, 14 May 2017Comparison in Low Light XZ Premium VS S8: http://imgur.com/gallery/7UffpI concur, XZ Prem is great in auto lowlight, IMO even better than S8.
A bit more exposure, better detail preservation, better color and dynamic range.
Examples here tell the same.
Anonymous, 14 May 2017Increase brightness and E.V. Set WB for cloudy day... Your photos will be like S7's Actually decreasing to 12 mpx, decreasing LE and lowering WB to more blue in auto will produce worse lowlight photos, like on s7/s8.
Anonymous, 14 May 2017Can anyone explain me what's this means in Main shortcomings ???
Defaults to FullHD screen ... moreI can.
Meeans it runs in fhd and upscales res when required.
Not a shortcoming in any way, but a smart UI managment.
mischa, 14 May 2017Google Pixel has a stock Android Nougat UI. Stock Android UI changes with every version. Stock... moreThe apparent move to a new "Google UI" on top of Nougat also complicates matters.
mischa, 14 May 2017You've got awful taste. The S7 especially the edge is the most elegant smartphone of 2016. The... moreS8 is very ugly and out of proportion too. Mi mix is easily the prettiest phone of all.
Anonymous, 14 May 2017Let the sales explains. Before that, be quiet...You know Samsung is a privilege brand now,that's why majority of people buy it without considering other and better options, i don't say Samsung is bad no it's so good but i find Sony to be better, many like you have never tried Sony and jump into conclusion
Anonymous, 14 May 2017Let the sales explains. Before that, be quiet...Iphone 7 is the world's best selling smartphone in Q1
So Iphone 7 is the best smartphone then , not GS8..
Anonymous, 14 May 2017No Samsung phone looks premium.. During our Xmas party last year, a cousing asked me to use... moreYou've got awful taste. The S7 especially the edge is the most elegant smartphone of 2016. The S8 even outclasses the S7 edge. It looks so futuristic. Sony phones look like they are from the stone age.
The Only, 13 May 2017R U s****d?Google pixel ui is not stock android ui.Your comments show that you only know to ba... moreGoogle Pixel has a stock Android Nougat UI. Stock Android UI changes with every version. Stock Android Lollipop UI is different from stock Android Marshmallow UI is different from stock Android Nougat UI.
GrumpyHumpy, 14 May 2017Not true. No advertisement other than on their social accounts. Barely available anywhere.... moreThe thing is there was no competition then. Also it's a 40 BN company having a good hold of entertainment industry and so I suppose they must be having advertising channels. Why don't they market devices is beyond my comprehension
Can anyone explain me what's this means in Main shortcomings ???
Defaults to FullHD screen resolution for anything other than native 4K content.
Bunyip22, 14 May 2017I hope you are right. I'd love nothing more than Sony, Apple, Nokia etc to bring out a mobile ... moreThe reason that Sony doesn't seem to get the best processing is because the hardware isn't capable of producing their desired results either.
I can clearly see from Sony's progression (from XZ to XZ Premium) that they want to lessen the noise reduction algorithm because they themselves know that it also destroys the details hence why the XZ Premium is noisier than the XZ but gives off more resolution.
Like I've said, a good 12mp 1/2" camera paired with f1.8, 1.7um pixel size, and OIS would surely boost the image quality of Xperia flagships. Needless to say, Sony can finally use lower ISO values in dark situations and get the HDR+ like processing for every situation.