I am a samsung fan but clearly HTC U11 wins hands down.
Super work, will switch to HTC this year.
Mmmmm i don't know If you people need glasses or some like that but for whatdj i see -again- the pictures taken by the Galaxy are pretty muchas the best of both, and as a client you don't need to struggle to find it
Tom-Helge, 24 May 2017Ofc you wont have Samsung lag on an HTC phone. But that wont prevent you from having HTC lag o... moreOh please, lets talk about lag. I Have a HTC my friend Has a Samsung. I dont know what's wrong with Samsung it lags a lot. The times I restart my phone. He factory resets it.
Finally HTC did something good and gsmarena was quick to give all credit to Sony and Samsung. Nice.
bolsopyd, 24 May 2017u11 best headphone sound noise cancelling best front camera best rear camera same battery... moreOfc you wont have Samsung lag on an HTC phone. But that wont prevent you from having HTC lag on it though :-).
best headphone sound
best front camera
best rear camera
best screen for me hate curved ones
best speakers stereo and loud and clear
and no samsung lagg .
Bravo HTC..bravo....not disrespecting Sammy's effort....but one company is at its peak...and is in the most bottom.....but still the quality of outcome and determination behind it is extraordinary.....even rivals should praise this.... Both are the best of their worlds....with personal preferences of people....
donsleeq, 24 May 2017yhh and also some of the images you can see that the people and objects in the video have move... moreTrue, I meant exactly what you said.
These seemingly small differences can trigger different exposure/ focus/ shutter speed/ ISO settings.
And when we have such awesome yet similar camera's it best if the picture is taken exactly at the same point, at the same time and held by the same device/stand (so any hand-held shake is same for both).
Both phones are kinda the same, on terms of camera. If i had to choose, i would choose HTC which can improve through software updates any minor issues. I guess HTC, of the VS, had an early camera software version... Except glossy back, which is dirt magnet, i prefer also HTC for the flat screen (i personally "hate" curved screens).
Timaustin2k, 24 May 2017"More Noise" - actually in some sky shots the XZP had less noise. Don't mistake edge dappling... moreWrong. The XZP has way more colour noise compared to the S8, especially in the green and the blue channels. Dear Lord, do you use a phone camera to capture special moments with your kids?? The perfect time for an SLR...in that case, NO phone camera will do.
Anonymous, 24 May 2017"capturing a precious memory" Lol. You make it sound like a love story. Selfie much??? If I re... moregive it up dude, most of the time you are with your phone, and this precious memory, it can happen anytime anywhere
Obi Wan Kenobi, 24 May 2017I think the review title should have been "Duel Pixel"... Get it?! :P
But seriously, two aw... moreyhh and also some of the images you can see that the people and objects in the video have moved meaning the photos were taken at different times and that could have brought different exposures.. because the sun can change intensity at any time .. if you get what i mean .. that could render some pictures overexposed than others ..
Anonymous, 24 May 2017"capturing a precious memory" Lol. You make it sound like a love story. Selfie much??? If I re... more"More Noise" - actually in some sky shots the XZP had less noise. Don't mistake edge dappling for noise: that's the sharpening algorythm.
I, and many others, will take a little more noise (that disappears at anything other then pixel level) for more detail. "Oil painting like" is not a selling point.
The point of a camera is to capture the scene as it is, not how Sammy wants it to be. On this front the S8 camera is an abject failure.
And don't dismiss "precious memories" as if it doesn't matter: when you have kids you'll understand: I want pictures of my family to look like the scene I saw so that I can remember that time. The Samsung steals that choice and the Sony gives me that choice. If I want to take a beauty shot of plants or landscapes to blow up and print THEN I'll run it through a quick colour enhance tool, if they need more punch. But I don't want, and NO photographer worth his/her salt wants, to have EVERY picture run through a filter in advance. That's not a good Camera.
On colour, detail, white balance and dynamic range, the XZP is a better performer than the Samsung in all but low light handheld. And you can tweak a few settings on the Sony to adjust for that. One those settings are changed they will be saved for the next time you use the camera in Manual.
Sure: you don't want the faff,... but you're getting objectively worse photography in most cases in return for your convenience.
Timaustin2k, 24 May 2017And?? That doesn't make it better objectively, it just means that the images it produces are ... more"capturing a precious memory" Lol. You make it sound like a love story. Selfie much??? If I really want to capture a brilliant scene or subject, then I use my SLR. I use my phones camera only when I know it's not a photo I'm going to keep or print later on. By the way, you missed one aspect of the Sony images, and that is more noise, removing that noise in post will decrease details. It's so easy to increase and decrease saturation, so that is not a "selling point" to me. Clearly, by votes, most people don't like noisy or "oil-painting-like" images. Neither will they bother with manual settings or make use of a tripod when taking pictures with a phone.
Bunyip22, 24 May 2017Ok, lets pretend your right (funny that sony fans have never had issues with blind tests till ... moreAnd let's be honest, most of our photos will be taken in daylight.
If I were to take a photo in low light, I'd use the flash - it won't be there for no reason, right?
No I'm not making excuses, this is just practicality, okay?
Siamak1, 24 May 2017don't fool yourself.That blind test was absolute jock.cropped and changed the size of images.... moreOk, lets pretend your right (funny that sony fans have never had issues with blind tests till now).
How do you explain the poor result in the gsma low light studio test (28 lux is still ok lighting)?
Basically the XZP camera is poor in anything but good light. http://www.gsmarena.com/piccmp.php3?idType=5&idPhone1=8161&idPhone2=8593
Anonymous, 24 May 2017And??? The S8 is still the gsma reviewer and reader choice.And?? That doesn't make it better objectively, it just means that the images it produces are sugar coated just enough to make people go "Ahhhh". It's not doing a better job than the Sony in most scenarios - over saturating the colours and over sharpening edges doesn't change this fact.
If you want a camera that makes you go "ahhh", get an S8. But if you want one that actually takes a better picture in most cases, and can be made to make you go "Ahhhh" with one toggle on Windows, then you're better off with the Sony. But I want the choice: I want the more detailed, more accurate picture that I have the choice to saturate or leave alone if I'm capturing a precious memory. Removing that choice from me does not make the Samsung better, it makes it worse.