Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018Original design + looks good >> Original design
yeah, I think that's the key. this is Sony's "design turn around" device. this is for all the reviewers and luring potential new consumers who've been whining it's time for the blockish rectangle of the last several years to end. it's also why they didn't bother changing the camera module, this is about pulling off the band-aid and getting people use to a new shape going forward.
the *next* release, with their new dual camera module, is for existing Xperia owners, as it will have actually something new to upgrade to that isn't iterative internals.
i'm OK with the ergonomic bar of soap that is the XZ2, it's growing on me, though I do prefer the look of my XZ1. but I bet the XZ2 will be more comfortable to hold. And where did all this extra weight come from, glass??
Don't care about bezels either way myself,
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018xz2 is the thickest phone in universe with the poorest lcd.
lolCalm down, there are thicker:
http://www.dudeiwantthat.com/gear/phones/retro-thick-brick-cell-phone.asp that thing is 60mm thick.
Enjoy your cartoony colours and screen burn in lol.. How old are you, 5?
Tann Hauser, 14 Mar 2018Well, you are indeed wrong. In your "analysis".
Absolutely minimum luminance noise and sharpe... moreYep I would agree. A bit of common sense and a trained eye, and you can spot which one is the better low-light shooter. The S9 does shot a bit more eye pleasing stills, however they are not better quality wise, they are even worse than XZ2's on same ISO values.
It can't be properly seen here since the pictures are not equally zoomed in, because of XZ2's higher resolution.
This is indeed a great low-light shooter as it is, considering the inferior specs.
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018Pretty sure there are going to be shared on FB with it's awesome details saving compression al... moreOr install and use Instgrm on Xperia...same overprocessed results, just perfect for social media...
But then again, why would I want Instgrm preinstalled as my main camera app?
Any midrange phone can have Instgrm. Why pay so much, when the app with same kind of photo overprocessing...is free?
anon4321, 14 Mar 2018who the hell shoots at 1/16 at night?Fawzy Moughabghab does.
I just saw the video 4k hdr xz2 from gsmarena in my tv and it looks impressive
"The Xperia XZ1 comes with a bigger battery than the Xperia XZ1. Still, we couldn't shake off the FEEELING they could have fitted an even bigger one."
"...new octa-core processor with new Kryo 385 cores. The PAIR of high-performance Kryo 385 Gold cores...PAIR of power-efficient Kryo 385 Silver cores" Quad or Octa?
I'll edit for $100/hr :)
I like this phone!!! Nice design, good battery life, improved photography, top performance, new Dynamic vibration system and wireless charging!!
Tann Hauser, 14 Mar 2018Those are both equally great lowlight shots. XZ2 seems brighter due to higher ISO, but this t... morePretty sure there are going to be shared on FB with it's awesome details saving compression algorithm. What's the point of pixel peeping? Both click good pics for social media and that's what world wants. No point in arguing that see this pixel is more visible on device x than device y. Besides people want warmer color reproduction. Sammy gives them, for Sony you go manual for that..
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018xz2 is the thickest phone in universe with the poorest lcd. lolNop, xz2 only 6mm and ips hdr 2020 10 bits, crapmoleds penline poor in subpixels 8 bits without technology sdr to hdr and poor shine manual
Same screen to body ratio as the S7 edge. This phone still looks dated compared to Samsung's 2-year old flagship. Sony really don't know how to design nice phones. There are so many things wrong with this phone from the looks, to thickness, to old and outdated user interface to lack of exciting features.
I'd rather get the XZ1. This is a shame, given how Sony's original Xperia X1 with the keyboard was probably one of the best phones ever made. Sony has strayed so far away from what made it great. I might be skipping out on flagships this year too. The glass sandwich and missing headphone jacks don't seem to be worth the price.
Nick, 14 Mar 2018No, XZ2's pictures aren't any more detailed than S9's. What you're seeing as "details" is mixt... moreWell, you are indeed wrong. In your "analysis".
Absolutely minimum luminance noise and sharpening artifacts in XZ2 shots.
All there is more noise, and with it more detail, less white bleed, and more texture preservation...clearly seen for ex, by better preserved texture of walls or trees, or details of those snails, on both shots of that building.
XZ2 seems to be a superb lowlight shooter.
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018still without ois? sony is never serious doing busines. their phones always lack somethingGo to Chinese brand... They include all features