Tann Hauser, 14 Mar 2018Oh man, this XZ2 shot is great.
That other one looks just too color dull, and its narrower fi... moreThe photo taken by S9 looks "dull" because it is not oversaturated and over-contrasty unlike the one from XZ2. And no, megapixel count and aspect ratio of the image is nothing to do with vibrancy of colours nor contrast.
"Btw, you havent commented on the snails detail on that shots before"
I don't quite get what you are saying, can you be more specific?
AnonD-481725, 14 Mar 2018I don't know what cigarettes do you smoke, but i really want it :DWell, I tested it. XZ2 camera is far worse than note 4 camera. Too much noise.
Kudos to Sony. Photos from low light test look more detailed than everybody else on the market (in this gsmarena test), albeit noisier though.
Still, quite impressive!
Hayaan Mo Sila, 15 Mar 2018Noise isn't always a bad thing. The S9 is cleaner but doesn't get the advantage of extra detai... moreNoise(luminance)/detail vs noise supression/loss of detail is a common debate in pro photography forums.
Conclusion was always:
that best is somewhere in between...,
but also that higher mpx cameras are better due to less noticable noise, due to higher picture res, and renders out the need to supress it too much and loose detail/sharpness.
Sony used its camera mpx advantage to the best here.
Cassy O, 15 Mar 2018Ok, i admit the XZ2 has more detail at the snail, that's because the disadvantage of having F... moreSharing on social media compresses photos...so even more detail is lost.
The thing is...after the heavy compression to social media web format, noise will be even less noticable and some detail lost, so picture from a 19 mpx cam will end up like a 8 mpx one. And from a 12 mpx one, will look like a 4 mpx one.
Try it out, download samples from some Xperia user, and some other, and examine both up close.
Like curve back from moto X,
Deep stereo bass from moto ROKr,
Fast and stable update,
Better than compatitor which sadly just new SoC & camera, old QC 2.0
Sony Is dead Since 2015
And they Keep releasing overpriced junks.. I really loved Sony in past... but now Im Done with them
Who wants to buy a phone without something as basic as a 3.5mm jack? What benefit is there in ditching the jack and inconveniencing users with a lousy adapter, all this just to ape Apple? Apple ditched the jack because it wanted to sell expensive adapters and Air Pods but Sony is just a loser that wants to hang on to Apple's coat tails.
AnonD-27765, 14 Mar 2018Same screen to body ratio as the S7 edge. This phone still looks dated compared to Samsung's 2... moreSeriously, it u again, comparing every Sony smartphone to the GALAXY S7 EDGE, how immature as always
Just come back again to read a comment... so many SONY hater and SONY's guardian here
Anonymous, 15 Mar 2018Who first jump to the battery life page?I jumped to lab tests. But mainly the display, because it is what we use to operate the phone. I can't enjoy a super fast device with high quality camera, audio, long-lasting battery life, and great software with a bad display.
Cassy O, 15 Mar 2018Ok, i admit the XZ2 has more detail at the snail, that's because the disadvantage of having F... moreNoise isn't always a bad thing. The S9 is cleaner but doesn't get the advantage of extra details. The XZ2's noisy image looks more of a true camera image than an artificial artwork like the S9.
Tann Hauser, 14 Mar 2018Those are both equally great lowlight shots.
XZ2 seems brighter due to higher ISO, but this t... moreOk, i admit the XZ2 has more detail at the snail, that's because the disadvantage of having F/1.5 on the S9 and you're right about the XZ2 is brighter due to higher ISO (i want to know if both phones are set to the same ISO)
Both phones have the same 4 frame noise reduction technology, but the S9 is clearly better in term of noise reduction. In my opinion when i'm going to share pictures in low light conditions on social media, less noise or even free from the noise is the most important thing to me, the detail and the color afterwards.
Anonymous, 15 Mar 2018The real question is why pay price of a good game console plus a laptop for a phone in first p... moreTypical one track mind with simplified illogical and incomplete thought process and response
Real world use is where SONY separates itself from the competition!
Tann Hauser, 14 Mar 2018Or install and use Instgrm on Xperia...same overprocessed results, just perfect for social med... moreThe real question is why pay price of a good game console plus a laptop for a phone in first place? Is it replacing either? Is it replacing my Sony mirrorless? People can get most out of 200 USD phone anyways, additional requires gimmicks to sell. Don't think they have it..