TheOtherGuy, 12 Sep 2017Not following the trend of bezel-less phones is all well and good but Sony appear to be going ... morez3= 2 MP selfie
z5= 5.1 MP selfie
Xz= 13MP selfie
Front cam is above screen. X phones have a 1/3.06" sensor. It needs more space compared to Z phones. Also no more round corners, flat top/bottom make phone 1 or 2 mm bigger.
Fun thing it is the fact people do not complain about size of Huawei p10, moto z2 force, one plus 5, htc u11, mi6 but only Sony. All these phones have similar screen to body ratio. Between 68 and 73%.
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2017and display mate said samsung's screen is the best.
poor sony. LOLConsclusions and awards made from testing database of less than 2% of mobile displays worldwide?
Well thats an achievemnt Samsung can "certainly be proud of", their fanbase included.
Its an insult to all professional review sites to even mention Dispalymate in any regard to mobile screen articles...
AnonD-696124, 12 Sep 2017Same result? not exactly, while the sony has blurring and overall noise present in almost ever... moreIf the camera software is good first, then I think the XPERIA XZ1 maybe can be the same. But for me Sony's smartphone camera software is all about Manual Mode, it does the best. I don't really care about the Superior Auto Mode, I only care about it if I want to shoot daylight photos.
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2017Maybe LG is comparable to samsung on displays but not JDI, even if they include sharp and pana... moreno. compare the quality of images on xz premium and g6.
it is way better to watch videos on xzp.
xzp and xz1 have 138% sRGB, i bet not even v30 can reach that, while even with amoled s8 has 142%, just 3% higher than xzp.
Sony adds own tech on JDI's screen like triluminous and quantum dots.
xXENDER FREAKXx, 12 Sep 2017Should be though, since both have about the same resultsSame result? not exactly, while the sony has blurring and overall noise present in almost every picture. But i'm curious if with some updates the camera gets better since it has EIS ike the oneplus 5.
The oneplus 5 had the same problem but after 5 updates the camera is on par with every flagships, only the samsung beating it in almost every condition.
Cassy O, 12 Sep 2017Well, i agree with you. OLED is supposed to give 0 black levels and infinite contrast ratio l... moreMaybe LG is comparable to samsung on displays but not JDI, even if they include sharp and panasonic on the venture, JDI will still be behind to LG screen superioriry.
AnonD-696124, 12 Sep 2017beating the oneplus 5 in low light? Good luck xDShould be though, since both have about the same results
Well, we have to agree this Phone looks not bad before G2 was born.
Tee, 12 Sep 2017It's a shame Sony is still stuck in 2013. Same bland design, mediocre battery capacity and bat... moreDid you even read the review? The battery life is far better than many flagship despite the capacity
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2017You said it, not me. Photo quality has absolutely NOTHING to do with whether it's a single or ... moreAnd that answer should go to u, because this smartphone is a good performer, it may be bad in low-light, but if u know how to use the Manual Mode like me, I wouldn't see any problem beating OnePlus 5 in low-light
It's a shame Sony is still stuck in 2013. Same bland design, mediocre battery capacity and battery life, the SoC is great for sure but overall the phone doesn't really compete with today's devices.
xXENDER FREAKXx, 12 Sep 2017I said it is slightly better than OnePlus 5 for the camera and never say it is "some kind of a... moreYou said it, not me. Photo quality has absolutely NOTHING to do with whether it's a single or dual camera setup. Zero, nada, nothing. Photo quality has everything to do with the camera sensor, the lens quality and the necessary firmware, regardless of whether it's a single or dual cam. Makes sense?
Sony Fanboy Bitches, 12 Sep 2017I just wanna laugh at the V30's so-called "P-OLED" display when it comes to black levels - ind... moreWell, i agree with you.
OLED is supposed to give 0 black levels and infinite contrast ratio like Samsung's Super AMOLED, but OLED by LG isn't impressive, the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 has 0.005 and 1:68200 contrast ratio. (I wonder if Samsung starts on OLED TV market, hmmm).
And yeah, LG's display technology is behind Samsung's and JDI's.
If I am not mistaken Sony was the first with the slim almost bezel less design with the xperia zl
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2017Oh dear...do you really think that because a single cam beats (not) a dual cam phone that it i... moreI said it is slightly better than OnePlus 5 for the camera and never say it is "some kind of an achievement" IN MY OWN OPINION. Read before u comment down. How it works? Look, sometimes dual camera smartphones can (not) beat single camera smartphones. Two very good examples are GALAXY S8 and HTC U11. What's wrong? Does it always follow the "dual cameras perform better than single camera" logic? No! I guess u have little understanding of technology and not me
So, basically, when Oreo hits XZ and XZs, they will have better battery life than XZ1. I don't care how "efficient" the new chip is, it's still a smaller battery. Same story they told us moving from Z3 to Z5 and Z5 to XZ. My old Z3 still outperforms the XZ in battery life, with same usage, on stock 6.0.1.
Sony used the same marketing trick here as Samsung did with Note 8. Hey, we put a smaller battery in there, but look, it lasts longer than the last years model (which uses a two years old OS). Buy it quickly before the new OS comes to those older devices with bigger batteries, before you realize those will outperform your brand new device in terms of battery.
Make the phone a bit thicker to cover that horrid camera bump, and voila, there's your extra space for at least 300mAh more, probably even more than that.
I'd be more than fine with an 8mm thick Xperia, it would free up so much space for battery and make more room for speakers, they would be able to shrink the top and bottom bezels. If you ever disassembled a modern Xperia device, you know how tight it is in there and how much space is sacrifised only to make the device thinner. It's amazing engineering and layout, unlike HTC for example, but a lot of effort for no usefull purpose. Specially the speakers, the speaker itself isn't really that big, but the speaker housing and assebly are huge in footprint, but very thin. Hence the huge top and bottom bezels, which I don't mind at all, but still.