And this is why I come to GSMA first for my phone reviews: they're thorough!
Finally a review mentions the Field Of View difference on the Xperia. It annoys me that some reviews zoom in to pixel level, see that it's not much different than 12mp shooters and say that they somehow expected more (I'm looking at you Stuff Magazine!) Allowances must be made for the Field Of View and lenses of different cameras when comparing them or you're looking at quite different images - less light hitting a certain percentage of a sensor compared to another because of the lens. To pixel peep as if they're identical in this scenario is pointless - which is what really became apparent in the blind shootout. When you look at the full images in good light, the Xperia is clearly the best: while it doesn't have the noise reduction of the Samsung, the S8 is over exposing nearly every shot and it's getting textures wrong in places (see the shutters).
Each person's USP is unique: mine is camera. For this alone, I'm getting an XZP.
NB: I'm curious what the XZP would do if you brought the MP count down to 12mp at night, handheld. If it follows previous form, the camera will use pixel binning and use a lower ISO by default. Previous Xperia's improved substancially at 8mp for this reason alone.
ithehappy, 21 May 2017Completely expected reply when your favourite pathetic Sony phone so poorly presents itself ag... moreYou put so much of your time and effort to bash Sony in all of their articles which actually makes me feel sorry for you.You dont have anything better to do?Not that I care much but you should find something more creative to do with your time.
Droid, 21 May 2017Go and look amoled s8 in max auto. White is better than crappy lcd screen. So no match samsung... moreValues of this articles S8
100% brightness :
s8 auto: 0 ( black), 618 ( white)
S8 : 0 ( black) , 440 ( white)
Z3+ : 789 ( white)
Z3 : 866 ( white)
I have a Z3+, cant use 100%. It is enough to hurt eyes. Too white, like LED flashlight
Anonymous, 21 May 2017When you have 100% brightness for example Oled : 0 black , 470 white Lcd : 0.5 black ... moreGo and look amoled s8 in max auto. White is better than crappy lcd screen. So no match samsung is faar better in screen departement.
I think there is a mistake as for Basemark OS 2.0 (which is the most useful combo benchmark for a smartphone) the Xperia is clearly the winner, look here
Anonymous , 21 May 2017This is a fact that you are a troll.Completely expected reply when your favourite pathetic Sony phone so poorly presents itself against other competitors. Try to find some aloe vera maybe?
[deleted post]Actually Samsung is not the winner. I of S7E was in the mix it would be the winner.
Better Screen (useful aspect ratio)
Better battery life
Better fingertip placement.
Pretty much same performance.
2016 phones win
Anonymous, 20 May 2017True. Even on headphones, they may sound louder but the quality is shit I don't use headphone, so this comment is irrelevant.
Am just waiting for HTC U11 to kick sh*t out of this 3 phones!!! Hail to the mighty U11!
Georgio, 21 May 2017Yeah but p9 is Chinese ; I'll never buy a Chinese phone. It's like buying something fake.Who lied to you!!
Anonymous, 21 May 2017Just stop annoying people, mate. First of all, one comment on the topic is enough. Second, noo... moreI made my preference six months ago, thanks. If you're getting annoyed by me stating facts then that certainly is not my problem. And let me decide how many comments I shall post and where, all right, mate?
Z.AL, 21 May 2017Double tape to wake/sleep is also available on Sony.What about S8's always on 3D touch home button. It can be clicked or double tapped to wake up and unlike LG you can unlock your phone without picking it up, thanks to iris scanner and face unlock. It gives the illusion of under display fingerprint scanner.