oppps, 13 May 2017At the normal distance that we use our phone, 4K resolution on the Xperia XZ Premium seems lik... moreFine, unbiased; no you don't need 4k but "not as good as an S8" is not what this, or any other review, is saying. Colour reproduction, sharpness and viewing angles are all on par or better. And when you fire up YouTube or their media apps the screen is crisper than the competition, whether you can see it or not.
Objectively - bar brightness - it's no less than "no better than".
As to the camera, I'm returning my S8 today because I don't like the camera: too saturated, too sharpened and over contrasty. It's like a pre applied filter. Saying that the low light on the XZP puts a black mark against the S8 is reaching: in all other conditions, including video, the camera on the Premium is better than the S8. This should be acknowledged, surely?
consumersmartphone, 13 May 2017Poor battery life!Sony Xperia XZ Premium has smaller battery than Xperia Z5 premium but with better battery life.
consumersmartphone, 13 May 2017Poor battery life!I think the battery life is better than expected.
From my experience web browsing time is better represents real life usage than total endurance rate.
My old LG (5.5h of web browsing) was far more horrible than total rate (63h) suggests.
Xperia XZ Premium outlasts my OnePlus 3T (10h vs 8.5h) so it'll be decent.
Anonymous, 13 May 2017samsung and sony fans, no need to quarrel, both phone eats dust from LG G6.Lol you are drunk :-D
At the normal distance that we use our phone, 4K resolution on the Xperia XZ Premium seems like an overkill simply because your eyes can't really tell the difference compared to the QHD resolution, which we've seen on most high-end phones.
SO NO NEED FOR 4K according to GSMarena..
and I AGREE
without 4k.. literally in every section samsung s8 and lg G6, beat its ass clearly..
disappointing sunlight legibility, and battey backup.. under average audio quality.. bezels so large, that you can play football on it.. and very bad low light photography
and even if people scream like fools, for its 4k and slo mo.. 90% of the time the display will run on FHD, and of course most people don't use slo mo.. prove me wrong unbiased please?
samsung and sony fans, no need to quarrel, both phone eats dust from LG G6.
Wanna take a 960fps slo-mo!!!!
I can't afford but conglats if you get one
GREAT REVIEW. I am very happy for SONY with this product which is very close to perfection. SONY is the only legend which has truthfulness , uniqueness and morality standards in mobile industry with another legend NOKIA.
Jesse Clark, 13 May 2017Galaxy S8's wqHD+ super amoled display is much sharper and better than Xperia XZ premium's ful... moreIt turns 4k when you use their media app, whatever it's displaying. Did you read the review?
OK all the trolls are bitching about bezels, at least it doesn't look like every other android or iPhone on the market right now. Sony, dare to be different.
Anonymous, 13 May 2017LOL Big Bezel + Plastic Carbonate = Fugly It's made of glass. Weird comment.
[deleted post]Eh? It's objectively true, as GSMA themselves attest. It's got a great camera.
Having used an S8 for 2 weeks and seen what an over saturated, over sharpened mess it makes, I've no hesitation at all in saying that the XZP has it beaten.
Shots are worlds away from any xperia until now, even xzs, no artifacts. I guess thats quite premium. But, how long it takes to load image to 4K resolution on screen, or even how does look 4K image on screen when compared to other flagships, hope gsma answer this.
[deleted post]No need, the camera samples speak for themselves.
DxO mark will also testify to it.