It's funny how everybody was bitching about battery life when it was announced. Nominal battery capacity is not everything, there are other factors too.
My Honor 8 Pro takes better low lights than this, and yes, that phone also dont have OIS. Been use few phones before and the good thing about Xperia is their UI such as good launcher, album, video and music player apps. Its time to apply ois sony, for your low lights and indoor pictures, but keep your eis for video as its better than any branded ois phones. Make me loves Sony again please.
Nice battery life, but the phone is not a good choice for enjoying music with headphones. At least the battery lasts long, if I have to say something positive about this.
I would like to applaud Sony for coming up with so much marketing jargon that nobody cares for: Triluminos, X-Reality, Loop surface, S-Force Front Surround, Qnovo, Motion Eye.
sony produce the best camera sensor, but cant bring phone with better camera compare to other flagship
People said apple is lazy with their design but Sony bring it to a new level
Iczer, 11 Sep 2017Wow! Impressive battery life, I Like the design and the camera is on par with any other flagsh... moreNo its not. The camera is still not great in low light.
sort of weird - i mean, to me a big drawback is the lack of wireless charging support without buying a cover and thats somehow not a drawback in the review at all.
the design, is purely subjective (i think its way better than bezeless for ex.) yet its mentionned as an issue. bias...
the photo shots are, as usual, sometimes blurry due to not being taken still. im sure gsmarena will blame no OIS for this but ive taken plenty of shots in bad light with the previous sony phones that are perfectly sharp, so this is both fishy and just not representative.
The noise complain as well, since as said, at 12MP its not noise. Guess what the S8 shots at? yep. So.. thats.. like.. not an actual con vs current phones. Fake news much.
Finally, I do wish it had better low light perf. regardless as its true it looks to be still a bit below competition. I'd have to get my hands on it to confirm though.
82 hours of endurance rating....but..but..but..it only has 2700 mAh battery. Are they sure they got this of XZ1 and not XZ1 compact?
This makes me even more disappointed. Imagine if Sony actually included a respectable sized battery in this thing...battery life would be phenomenal.
Other than that, typical Sony affair - serviceable camera, speaker, and lower benchmarks. I am good with all of that. But I still don't understand how it can be HDR-ready when it only has 16 million colors, it needs at least 1 billion colors for HDR10.
On a side note, I would love it if Sony made a proper phone with physical keyboard. I know that most people don't care about PKB and it is a niche market, but at this point Sony itself is in niche market. I currently own a BlackBerry PRIV and it's battery life is horrible. I could go for Keyone, but after being burned regarding Nougat, I want to avoid BlackBerry if possible.
People complain about lack of OIS.
OIS will help when Shutter Speed is slow. Something like 0.5s or slower. Not if it is 0.2s or faster.
People will mostly use auto superior, which in low light will increase ISO like cameras do ( but cams have big sensors, not an issue at all).
Higher ISO equals to faster shutter, so OIS would not have time enough to act properly.
Best low light shot can be get by using ISO between 50 - 80. Auto Superior will never provide you less than 500. It can go up to 12800.
I saw an article that compares Note 8 and XZ1. In low light N8 was using ISO 700, XZ1 using 1200.
This is the problem, not post processing itself.
People from camera division make the software of the phones. Even the icons of Auto and Manual are same of the ones on cam buttons.
As far as I know the Xperia XZ1 uses a larger sensor area than the Xperia Z5. The 1/2.3" sensor from the Xperia Z5, etc was for different aspect ratios (http://www.gsmarena.com/sonys_new_z5_series_phones_actually_use_a_custom_25mp_camera_sensor-blog-13806.php), this means that when you only use the 4:3 aspect ratio area it is smaller than a 1/2.3" sensor area. So the new 1/2.3" sensor has a larger 4:3 area than the old one.