Thanks for the review GSM Arena but if you could be so kind as to tell us if this phone has the same camera distortion that the Xperia XZPremium is reported to have. I confess, i have an XZP, a second brand new unit actually and it shows camera distortion. I was wondering if Sony has done something in that regard.
Those complaining about the small battery before the review come out, are u salty now for the battery life? :D
L0lip0p, 12 Sep 2017Sony unified design, it follows the applied themeunified ugly design
I'm still thinking about with HTC U11. XZ1's loudspeakers improved but still average performance. U11 has 6GB ram and 128gb. XZ1 and U11 has usb 3.1 but compact not (please confirm). Metal body is better than glass. I'm used HTC touch 2,HD2,onex,m7,m9 before, and sony z2. My dad has z3+ and have g-sensor / software slowdown issues. Now im on S7edge, its too much loaded. Only 3 hours of SoT after 1 year. Curved screen useless and feels sensetive.
Drickz, 12 Sep 2017People said apple is lazy with their design but Sony bring it to a new levelWell, if they change their design and end up looking like other phones, people would say copying!!! Sometimes the same old design may be the best design...
Just great stuff.
That batterylife from a 2700 maH is impressive...
Cant wait for Oreo on my X Perform. :-)
Sound and Cameras and its feats superb as always too.
I m really glad they re sticking with f2.0, noticed I cant quite catch the shadows in lowlight with wider aperture cameras it doesnt give enough exposure control on - levels, the shots are brighter, but just not as color punchy and impressive as these ones, and just no depth feel to them.
I dont mind having to hold the camera somewhat more steady for brighter and more detailed pictures in manual with 1/4 or 1/2 shutter speeds, as long as I can lower exposure to catch the night.
I guess they could go for some f1.8 max for better automode ISO and shutter control, so people wouldnt complain about loss of detail, but I m affraid it would take a serious hit on depth and minus exposure control even in manual.
3d creator is great. :-)
AnonD-566182, 12 Sep 2017compact review when?Oh the battery life of that thing!
If xz1 hits 80h, imagine the compact!
AnonD-682242, 12 Sep 2017Huh. I thought Oreo will come with white notification shade by default :/Sony unified design, it follows the applied theme
Huh. I thought Oreo will come with white notification shade by default :/
Now imagine they decided to put 3000 mAh or more on the battery.
I just wanna laugh at the V30's so-called "P-OLED" display when it comes to black levels - indeed those are the black levels of an OLED screen LOL.
On a more serious note, if there are two that can make excellent IPS LCD screens, they are Apple and Sony and no other than those two.
XtremE16, 12 Sep 20172700 mah battery test amazing.. They criticized the 2700mAh battery being too small, but they can now suck some piece of a$$.
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2017Oh boy. Here comes the Sony knightsIntelligent people that actually knows a lot about technology, don't you mean?
Sony Fanboy Bitches, 12 Sep 2017They didn't vastly improve the camera this time because they can't make their flagship counter... moreEdit:
On the part of EIS, it's supposed to be for videos and not for photos
They didn't vastly improve the camera this time because they can't make their flagship counterpart of the XZ Premium to have better camera than it has. Just like how they didn't make the XZ1 bezel less because the XZ Premium isn't either.
Next year, if the next generation Xperia flagship would have OLED bezel less and insane low light camera performance, then it's pretty damn sure that the XZ2 and XZ2 Compact would also have the same greatness as the Xperia flagship at MWC 2018 (Xperia XZ1 Premium maybe?)
Nonetheless, my sister has an iPhone 7 Plus and that thing takes probably worse low light pics than the XZ1, but I'm not bothered - the XZ1 is untouchable in daylight pics, and that's where most people will likely use their cameras to take photos in.
In indoor well-lit situations like beerhouse, bars, etc., the XZ1 seems to perform admirably OKAY there, so I'd be happy to use it there still.
OIS? I'm sure it'll do some major improvement in IQ there, but I'm having a second thought - Sony's EIS is just superior for photos, and great implementation of it for still photography could easily kill any OIS any day for stills. I'll be waiting for Sony's Alpha OIS though to be implemented on Xperia lineup.
But I also want to see some new sensor technology where the pixels of the sensor would re-arrange themselves as the resolution changes, like it will be purely 20.7mp sensor with 1um pixel size, but when it's set to 12mp, instead of simply cropping the sensor, the pixels would adhere to combine with the other pixels to form one larger pixel and increase the pixel size (1.4 maybe).
It won't work for videos, but 4K videos only uses 8mp anyways, while 1080p uses 2mp, so when the pixels of the sensor are rearranged in that resolution, it will be a great video taker even in low light as well.