Ever great Omnibalance and Loop Surface designs will be remembered forever.
Ugly Ambient Flow design has caused me ditching Sony from the book of smartphones consideration list.
No more an elegant flat back and premium looking Loop Surface design, No buy.
Heed that Sony!
AnonD-246723, 14 Mar 2018Nobody talk about anturu .
1080p off screen is the fairest test as it force all device to ren... moreFor benchmark numbers and SoC compares yes, but real performance lies in the onscreen 1080p numbers.
Shows how a phone actually performs in real life usage.
Anyways, its that first guy that mentioned the synthetic antutu benchmarks, not me.
XtremE16, 14 Mar 2018
Sony’s FAQ on the headphone jack on the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact
Why did you remove... moreLies. Business, cheaper manufacturing, an attempt to promote the use of expensive wireless earbuds with non replaceable batteries = planned obsolescence or pay expensive maintenance at the official service when their batteries flaws.
They new design language implies downgrade and worse selfie camera without autofocus, lower display resolution, lack of audio jack, cameras without OIS, their hi-res audio adapter doesn't support quick charging and the reviewed versions since now comes without quick chargers, and other flaws.
The only positive things is the natural evolution of the SoC, some improvements in the camera software and a good speakers but this is a flagship and expensive phone, so you expect a lot more for that price.
Cassy O, 14 Mar 2018XZ2
https://m.gsmarena.com/showpic2.php3?sImg=reviews/18/sony-xperia-xz2/camera/gsmarena_023.... moreThose are both equally great lowlight shots.
XZ2 seems brighter due to higher ISO, but this time without losing detail at it.
If you pixelpeep, yes, you will find some more noise on XZ2 one, but also more brightness and details to the shot in overall too...
Look for ex at the snails detail on the down left up close, or the trees, in these two:
taghack, 14 Mar 2018A little clarification on the matter of chargers, since review packages don't necessarily repr... moreWith this price point, sony should include fast charger in every box for every region. No excuse. Samsung include a fast charger in every box for every region since note 4. Well, to be honest XZ2 has no advantage over galaxy note 4. Similar day to day performance(although XZ2 may win in benchmarks, my old note 4 runs very smooth and fast and lag free), similar battery life. And galaxy note 4 has removable battery, audio jack, better camera, better screen(amoled), productive S pen, better durability, better ergonomics and include fast charger in the box. There is no suprise sony phone sales are declining.
Sony’s FAQ on the headphone jack on the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact
Why did you remove the headphone jack on XZ2 and XZ2 Compact?
This is part of the shift to our new Ambient Flow design language. In order to create the beautiful seamless design, our designers needed to remove the headphone jack. Plus, we’re aware of the major market trend toward wireless headphones over wired headphones.
But can I still use wired headphones with XZ2 or XZ2 Compact?
Yes absolutely, both new smartphones come boxed with an adaptor. This will also support Hi-Res Audio.
AnonD-258449, 14 Mar 2018Sony Xperia XZ2 busts the new galaxies, save for the head phone jack. Those who can't digest ... moreLow light shots are worse than galaxy note 4, let alone S9
S9 has the best camera on earth
Battery life is worse than S9 duo
S9 is faster than XZ2 because it has highest score(among androids) on single core benchmark which is most important.
Audio of S9 is 10x better than XZ2 with harman and dolby atomos techonology whereas XZ2 has non and it has quiet speakers(only good in loudness test) although sony claims 20% improve output
Sony's software is full of bugs and they need to push out bug fixes every month. So, for some users, it seems like sony is fast in upgrades.
1080p @ 960 fps video is useless because no one has that high reflex to record the right moment in 0.1s. In this case, with S9, world's most intelligent AI engine will shoot in auto when the moment comes. You can even edit super slomo videos and save as gif or set as live wallpaper which is very neat.
Qnovo smart charging is a useless feature. There is absolutely NO proof that it works as advertised. Don't fall into the trick of that small company(qnovo).
Tann Hauser, 14 Mar 2018Im not so certain about antutu.
Its v7 now, XZ2 tops it even here, but Xperias are usually mu... moreNobody talk about anturu .
1080p off screen is the fairest test as it force all device to render in same resolution .
Hayaan Mo Sila, 14 Mar 2018My sister has an iPhone 7 Plus and I highly disagree.
The XZ2 needs no OIS. Even with it, the... moreThe best camera phone of 2016 was largely agreed to be the Pixel....Google followed this up by adding ois to the Pixel 2.
This suggests that Google themselves might disagree with you here.
In any event, the 'best' is always so subjective as to be pointless, plus when you say 'shaky' I assume you mean in video? I was referring more to stills.
Besides, I have the Pixel 2 and it's video is as smooth as I have ever seen from a smartphone. This despite the 'hindrance' of ois.
Hayaan Mo Sila, 14 Mar 2018But this time, the camera now prefers to shoot with slower shutter time at any condition. That... moreGood to see that you were corrected by one of the staff here. Be less presumptuous and less stubborn. Sony's camera is not the best in all conditions. On tripod, maybe it is, looking at the studio samples here. Under normal handheld conditions, without OIS, it is definitely not the best.
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018One more mediocre offering. Giant bezels (for the time), thick n ugly, 4gb version (i.e. ve... moreonly 4gb of RAM....... yet is still topping a lot of bench mark scores, must be their great optimisation, there is also going to be a 6gb variant so I imagine that will definitely top nearly everything speed wise
Worst erginomics (14mm thick with case on)
Worst durability (that curved back glass is very very very prone to cracking)
No audio jack
Poor camera both in good light and low light
Poor selfie camera only with 5MP and fixed focus
Poor LCD display with light bleed around edges
Poor fps placement
No useful features
No fast charger in box
Cheap(bad) earphone in box
Simply the worst phone of 2018
Great phone, if this has a 3.5mm jack it will be perfect
the camera is amazing if you ask me, having those kind of iso performance in a smartphone camera is a feat by itself, if Sony(please) consider OIS in their phone, it will nailed the lowlight shot with lower iso and shutter speed
I still gonna wait for what Sony gonna offer in IFA, otherwise this in my list(alongside the s9 cause the speaker, and the mi mix 2s)
AnonD-742447, 14 Mar 2018Yeeeeessss Sony is back.
Why no OIS though? :(Because it creates a lot of distortion in videos, something Sony has never been known for.
In photos, it benefits little to nothing. My sister's iPhone 7 Plus still takes mediocre photos with OIS, and the S9 only has better image processing, but it's still not the best.
The old Google Pixel and Pixel XL have great cameras in their time and they didn't have OIS.
"Then there is Sony's new Dynamic Vibration System. The name is pretty self-explanatory, and on the surface, it seems like a very obvious thing to do - pick up the low-frequency sounds and vibrate the phone accordingly. Still, it makes you wonder why other manufacturers have not implemented such a system yet."
Well, about damn time somebody made this a thing. Weird how it's Sony out of all manufacturers, but well.. I guess they really needed some good stuff in their name too. Their design has gotten a bit better, doesn't really suit my taste - but it's moving forward, at least. All hope is not gone yet. :)