Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018 Except they failed and didn't need to change anything except reduce bezels. Which of course w... morethey already made it weigh a lot at 198g, a bigger battery would have only made it heavier. I think they did pretty good with battery life this time around based on gsmarena's tests. Sony's Stamina software in general for battery handling is better than most.
it is chunky in the center though, started carrying around my old Lumia 810 to remind me what that's like. :)
Step forward, 14 Mar 2018Yep I would agree. A bit of common sense and a trained eye, and you can spot which one is the ... moreNope, if you really have "trained eyes" you will be able to clearly tell the difference between noise and real details, which you are right now failing to do.
Try reading signs of those stores, they are equally identifiable(=same amount of details)on both but S9 has less noise.
Looks like I'll stick with my Mate 10 which is obviously still far shooter than this...
Is it true that XZ2c might be last of Compact series?
eelpout, 14 Mar 2018>> Original design
yeah, I think that's the key. this is Sony's "design turn around"... more Except they failed and didn't need to change anything except reduce bezels. Which of course were not really that bad on all their devices to begin with. Just a couple and only to people whining on the internet.
But this route? And to go that thick with such an underwhelming battery capacity to fit it...
One word for this phone: Lameee
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..