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.
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2017Poor Sony, light years behind of LG.Well I'm afraid you're dreaming, common man wake up, the part that lg is really weak at is screen
Sony, Sony, Sony, why, oh why. a little bit more screen, less bezel - 5.5 would be good with the same specs and get your tv app working worldwide so we can stream...I like your buttons on the right. My wife loves you, but hates you too.
Florin, 12 Sep 2017Hello,
Thanks for the review GSM Arena but if you could be so kind as to tell us if this phon... moreLook at their camera sample. The distortion is very obvious.
Shame the reviewer did not mention it. Are they oblivious to the distortion issue with the XZP and, now, the XZ1?
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2017and display mate said samsung's screen is the best.
poor sony. LOLThey only test samsung and apple phones poor site lol
Aside from joking compared directly it's hard for me to pick th winner between sony and samsung on display and camera only reason i choose sony is because of stereo speakers but if someone says apple has a better display then samsung well they are probably from stoneage
Sony Fanboy Bitches, 12 Sep 20171 - Apple uses displays from LG, not Sony. Their panels come from JDI, which is light years ah... moreand display mate said samsung's screen is the best.
poor sony. LOL
xXENDER FREAKXx, 12 Sep 2017Clearly some smartphones with single camera can beat dual camera smartphone. Sony's 19MP Motio... moreOh dear...do you really think that because a single cam beats (not) a dual cam phone that it is some kind of an achievement? Hahaha. Really you are narrow minded and clearly have very little understanding of technology and how it works.
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2017hahaha, apple and sony IPS screens are manufactured by LG and P-Oled is a unique technology fr... more1 - Apple uses displays from LG, not Sony. Their panels come from JDI, which is light years ahead of LG's, which is why you don't see reports of Xperia screens burning in, and the XZ1's great display just says it all.
2 - I don't care but since we're here already, I just want to say that that thing stinks. OLEDs are supposed to give a reading of 0 for blacks, not 0.003.
3 - Apple will use Samsung OLED, because they know themselves that the ones from LG are shit, and Sony will use OLED from JDI, which, again, is light years ahead.
Maybe some Chinese OEMs will make a cheap low end phone and use LG's low cost quality screens there with major burn ins.
4 - Hahahahaha. Now I am laughing - laughing at how little do you know about screens lol.
I wanted to buy Sony's smartphones for years. But they just suck in image quality of their cameras. In fact, they can hardly deliver LL performance of a 2015 year flagship phone. Even apple improves their camera. Sony does all the things beside ones they should do above all. Bring OIS, use stucking image approach to deliver better LL performance. Put hq loudspeakers. What's wrong with you, Sony?
DenisXD, 12 Sep 2017Oh the battery life of that thing!
If xz1 hits 80h, imagine the compact!Those are better battery performance figures than I was expecting, and the compact should be great I agree.
Imaging if they had stuck a 3000mAh cell in this though, likely would have been class leading......wasted opportunity Sony, and for what?
Tann Hauser, 12 Sep 2017Bugs are yet to be reported, Oreo with if and any bugs is still more than your phone has isnt ... moreClearly some smartphones with single camera can beat dual camera smartphone. Sony's 19MP Motion Eye camera sensor that have already been inside Sony high-end flagships for quite a while now, and in my opinion it is slightly better than OnePlus 5 in low-light