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.
Gsmarena is just being overkind in those ties, but reading the description shows that it agreed S8 is the best. So S8 won in almost everyone to be the best smartphone.
Maybe this difference is made because of the dropping procedure, but dropping procedure is kinda the only one that can make it fair when comparing different resolutions.
I also believe that in daylight conditions, the flagships after 2016 are all so equal that the difference doesn't matter, with Samsung winning in low light light conditions and making the difference.
Having said all that I am shocked to see such blurry pics from the LG and Sony. Blurry man, just look at the details, forget colors and everything than can be calibrated, even in picture 2, if you look at the pattern, you will Sony that both LG and Sony display the portrait with vertical blue and red lines!
Sony still the only phone with noise canceling built-in. Now that hTc is adding it on the 11, it would be great to have a shootout. Love the noise canceling, makes up and surpasses the others even with the lower volume. Sony should be in the lead, but with removing so many features (fm, best battery, mhl, screen record, lanyard, magnetic charger etc) not sure what phone to get next, looks like I'll wait.
XZ Prem handheld auto shots indeed look great, just as the other two.
And that graphic performance bench are just... superb.
The S8 seems to win the most in this review and sometimes it feels like the review is pulling it's punches to be kind to Sony. The G6 is always either a close second or involved in a tie, hence it doesn't seem to feature much as an outright winner, which looks like a disadvantage when actually it is a pretty good all-rounder.
But in my eyes, all these 3 phones are superb. I hope their successor's won't ditch the 3.5 mm headphone jack (unlike some rivals, I'm looking at you HTC), keep the good stuff like innovative cameras, wonderful screens and hardware and also bring back FM Radio & IR blaster (and maybe the removable battery?!)
Three phones have many good atributes.
More pressure on Google. Great cam is not enough to be a star.
I really agree with GSMArena's conclusion statement.All 3 phones are very good and one should pick his preferation based on what he likes the most.Personally,I prefer the dual front facing speakers and Sony's close to stock android approach and their professional and attractive design.I am also quite happy they improved the camera.Haters and fanboys should stop fighting and whining who's the best because all of them are very good.Make your choice and have fun with your sexy device.
There is just wish sony would make real manual mode with all settings in without limitations, and ability to make a shot or record 4k/slo-mo without changing modes on screen or menu. Its like settings on the old camera.
LG G6 got a SD 821 chipset, therefore it can't be amongst the best this year.
What a coincidence...
XZ samples are better today .. How is that possible?
He even admits XZ has better tripod samples.
BTW ... Stamina will reduce benchmark scores.
My Z3+ scores almost 89K (stamina off) against 70K (stamina on)
Is gsmarena biased or simply samsung is the best mobile out there because samsung wins all mobiles comparisons