Seriously, I don't understand that much about photo quality, as long it's there it's fine for me, for a phone! Why does the superiority of a phone being measure by the quality of photo taken ? we have dslr mirror less and so on to take way better picture than using a phone. It's not like any professional photographer using a phone to take picture. And lastly, I pick a stereo speaker over a mono speaker any days. U know what I mean if you watch YouTube using your phone. To Sammy fans out there, samsung doesn't win everything. You don't see that much people using s8, except those YouTube reviewer that keep showing their s8. In the end they still using an iPhone, because, all their work are being sync to their iMac, only pc enthusiasts use Windows, most mobile reviewer on yotube use a mac, that's for sure. I'm not a Apple fanboy, but that's the fact.
Anonymous , 20 May 2017Like I said, loudness does not mean it produces a clear, true sound. Philosophicaly speaking, ... moreWhat's the point of having crisp and clear sound if it isn't loud? If you really like to put your ear against phone, better use your headphones. It's loudness is below average and that's just unacceptable.
Hoffmann, 20 May 2017LG G6 got a SD 821 chipset, therefore it can't be amongst the best this year.V30 inbound...
Rarely do i comment on GSMARENA pages about the news articles and the reviews.. Having said that i am following this page continuously for now 7 years.... Long back from the time when we used to have the galaxy s and xperia arc and the optimuses.. But i must admit that it is the best shootout till date on the GSMARENA page. This was really a good read having covered all the technical specifications in detail and providing in depth knowledge about the tech being used in these high end gadgets ...... just awesome. I just hope to see a lot more of these shootouts ... especially i would like to have a shootout between the s8, iphone7 plus, xz premium and the htc u11..... if you guys can provide this shootout...... will be waiting patiently for this one. Nice job guys well done. Keep it up.
RaghavaZ, 20 May 2017Having stereo speakers and still losing to S8 in audio quality and loudness, wow i don't know ... moreLoudnes has nothing to do with quality.
The earphone inside S8 box is better than one from Sony.
Without earphones, even E5 beats S8
AnonD-39937, 20 May 2017What can we learn from the low-light tripod photos? If Sony Xperia XZ Premium's cameras would ... moreBut probably OIS is not fast enough to work with Predictive Hybrid Autofocus or Predective Capture.
Sonu4678, 20 May 2017It was really surprising to hear a stereo speaker losing out to mono speakers. What are you do... moreXperia have always been like that. Even my Z2.. With stereo speakers it's one among the quietest phone speakers I have come across. They best from Sony was back in the W310 ?!
Those tripod low light pics of xzp are awesome if it had ois I am sure it would destroy s8 in handheld anyways nice review
As much as i wished to see Sony on top of this comparison, i must admin Samsung gets the first place in allmost every category with either LG or Sony beeing close, but not equal.
I'm a bit dissapointed on Sony, which i didn't expect to have the best camera, wasn't that far behind either, but at least i hoped to have the best display and sound with that stereo speakers. Seems not.
I'm surpised on LG which i thought it will be a match for Samsung, specially on the camera side, but overall seemed to me it was surpassed even by Sony, except maybe on low light.
Nevertheless Samsung is still not attractive to me and will never be. Can't stand the thought that everyone has a Samsung. Nothing special, nothing unique to standout. It's just a brand to popular, and i don't want to be one amongst many to have one.
For now i'll stick to my P9
Sonu4678, 20 May 2017It was really surprising to hear a stereo speaker losing out to mono speakers. What are you do... moreLike I said, loudness does not mean it produces a clear, true sound. Philosophicaly speaking, if you are noisy, then you miss the point.
Sony fans must be in pain. It's *blown out*.
It's always a good day when the truth reveals itself.
The best cameraphone 2017 is sony xz premium. The best cameraphone automatic mode g6, galaxy 8, ecc ecc
Why do the phone images of the XZ all seem a matt, non-shiny, dull charcoal colour? What happened to the piano-black finish...? Are you using a polarising filter for the device shots?
What can we learn from the low-light tripod photos? If Sony Xperia XZ Premium's cameras would have a brighter f1.7 aperture and OIS it would destroy S8's and G6's, but sadly neither the front or the back have and...falls behind S8.
It was really surprising to hear a stereo speaker losing out to mono speakers. What are you doing Sony? That was one of the few distinguishing features for them smh.
RaghavaZ, 20 May 2017Having stereo speakers and still losing to S8 in audio quality and loudness, wow i don't know ... moreLoudness does not mean it produces a clear sound. Sony has a quite sound, but it produces a clear sound, true sound.
Having stereo speakers and still losing to S8 in audio quality and loudness, wow i don't know why they are in the XZP in the first place. If you can't make them at least as loud as a single mono speaker of S8, Sony please remove those and reduce those bezels by atleast a few mm or make them louder. "Unfortunately, more speakers doesn't mean more bang - the Premium is also the quietest." and GSMA advised to pick a right tone to be heard. Well XZP looks taller than both the phones which doesn't look as good as the other two. With the XZP tied with S8 on many categories, it failed in design category, if that isn't the case then Sony would have got a bigger hit than what XZP can achieve. No need for Sony to adopt weird aspect ratios just reduce those bulky bezels around the screen and you will get a better design. Sony must reduce those bezels as those so called stereo speakers can't even beat a mono speaker in loudness and audio quality.