Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018Can’t believe that you need to buy a Tripod, fast charger and adapter for jack earbuds for thi... moreJust how many times do u have to address this, like seriously how many times? Is it a must to use a tripod? Of course, no...u can support your smartphone with a bench arm or a wall during landscape photo taking, but if there isn't any u will have to rely on your hands to not shake much during low-light, besides, have u ever imagine of yourself if u are the one using a smartphone with a tripod? Okay let's just say u use the tripod particularly at night, but how long are u going to take to prepare the tripod? If u prepare a tripod for every situation at night or no low-light, I can guarantee u some shots will be missed, trust me. Why? Because in some situations the thing u want to take happened, causing u to miss the perfect opportunity, and back to the imagination part. Imagine when that thing u want to take suddenly happened in low-light and u didn't get the chance to take it because u are preparing the tripod, ever thought of that? Tripods help to reduce the amount of shakiness and also helps to improve photo quality particularly at night or in low-light situations, but it is also a troublesome thing to do for most average consumers, which will lead to missing your shot. Think again, is tripod a "MUST"? I have a lot of hobbies, mainly pc gaming, but I also have a hobby on photography, I use my smartphones to take photos and sometimes DSLR, but MOST of the time I NEVER use a tripod for both smartphone photography and DSLR photography, during low-light I would use something like a bench arm or wall or something that can help to support my smartphone/DSLR to take most landscapes, and for some unexpected moments I would just use my hands to support it firmly and take the photo. And funny u, can't u put your charger + 3.5mm dongle in your pocket? Without the tripod and putting the dongle in your pocket, u don't even need to carry a bag! If u got a earphone u can put it in your pocket too, for headphone u can just put it around your neck. Same goes to the charger and cable if u bring that with the charger, if u coil the cable properly, u can put in on your other side of the pocket, along with the charger. There we go, is there a need to bring a bag with u now? Yes okay okay we know right now the GALAXY S9 is a better deal clearly it is, but u don't have to be that immature and address it a few times in this review's opinion page over and over again right? In the end, this is people's opinion, they choose which way they want to go. Those deal-breakers may affect u, but it doesn't affect others, some people may choose the XPERIA XZ2 over the GALAXY S9, some people choose the GALAXY S9 over the XPERIA XZ2. But just because of these deal-breakers, do u have to criticize Sony? Talking about those deal-breakers over and over again like a broken FM Radio, do u think what u are doing is right and mature?
Hayaan Mo Sila, 14 Mar 2018Good luck finding your phone in the future. Android P will be optimized for phones with notch... moreWhat are you, nine? If the softwsre supports the ugly sceen, does not mean it will force a notch to no notch phones, by your logic, even notch phones will be uglier cause, well, their are different notches. God...some people.
Sony really squeezed out a great battery life. Software is good as usual. Performance is top-notch. The design is polarising, the bezel reduction is less than satisfactory. Camera definitely isn't the best out there & lacks the wow factor.
Worst of all, they kept an increasingly redundant dedicated camera button, but they couldn't fit a 3.5 mm headphone jack in a phone that is 11.1 mm thick.... SMH!
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018So you must buy and carry a tripod with you to get decent photos. Plus buy and carry the ad... moreYou clearly didnt understand that XZ2 camera does not need tripod to beat S9 camera in lowlight. And its clearly stated that It goes even better than that with a tripod....like miles better than any.
This season's best overall phone in design, camera ,battery life, practicality, value for money goes to Sony xa2.
Almost all flagships this year are just gimmick filled money making device which are clearly targeted for dumb people who fall for gimmick and some new things (may not be practical). Most of them who buy these flagship have no technical knowledge, have no time or patience for enquiry/ study these mobiles. Also most of them have a disease called "latest and costliest". They just enter shop and ask for latest and costliest.
I have lived to see the day....
...that Arena does not recommend any other over Sonys flagship.
This phone is top, even without the darn jack.
Hayaan Mo Sila, 14 Mar 2018No. They are replicating the way that the camera will perform in reality, which in this case, ... more"Tripod detection appears to be better optimized on the XZ2, and the new software feels comfortable pushing the shutter speed even lower.
For instance, our Superior Auto in-studio test shot was taken at ISO 200 and a 1/8s shutter speed - camera settings which previously were achievable only through manual mode. Resting the phone carefully on a level surface can yield the same results."
There, the 1/8s shutter was achieved because the phone was placed on a tripod.
Can’t believe that you need to buy a Tripod, fast charger and adapter for jack earbuds for this Sony phone.
So, you buy this Sony phone for 800 euros. Then buy these 3 extras and price of phone now becomes approx 900 euros !
Also you must carry the tripod, and adapter for jack earbuds. Which means a carry bag or day pack.
Sony has really lost the plot here. How ridiculous is Sony ? Plus NO International warranty with Sony phones.
Sounds like a deal breaker for most people.
Buy a Samsung S9 for less and get free fast charger and headphones for 3.5mm jack. Don’t need a tripod or adapter for jack earbuds for Samsung or a carry bag or day pack.
Shui8, 14 Mar 2018Actually on test yes S9 battery life not bad. For example lab test in gsm arena shows S8 and M... moreProbably, but either this or that, both are really good smartphones, u get what u pay for the price...well maybe not for the MATE 10 PRO with the exception of the 3.5mm headphone jack but I'm not quite affected by that
Hayaan Mo Sila, 14 Mar 2018No. They are replicating the way that the camera will perform in reality, which in this case, ... moreHow do you explain that the images captured by all the cameras are exactly similarly oriented? Trust me, without OIS or tripod, it is almost impossible to ensure that the camera lens faces the subjects head-on and the image taken is the same as the reference. Maybe someone from this website would like to clarify here?
Hayaan Mo Sila, 14 Mar 2018Good luck finding your phone in the future. Android P will be optimized for phones with notch... moreI always imagine if Xperia implement the notch, I like it to be at both top and bottom notch, other area bezelless. Angle it to create 'X' word style, notch at bottom as fingerprint and home gesture, seamless with body, so that u never know its a fps scanner. Both notch have speakers for front firing stereo. Left and right side of the bottom notch are back and option navigation bar, top notch for notification. As for display, u can enjoy both 18:9 and 16:9 ratio, 18:9 when scrolling and browsing, 16:9 for video because of the notch blocked.
[deleted post]Yes, finally someone who understands the meaning of the battery life test, yes u. Finally someone understands that the battery life test and the battery life of our day to day usage are two different things, thank you. That's what I call "Sensible". Here, have a upvote :)
Kiyasuriin, 14 Mar 2018Same, For me the rules are as follows:
No jack=no buy, no SD card=no buy, has notch=no buy. C... moreGood luck finding your phone in the future.
Android P will be optimized for phones with notch, so even if your phone doesn't have it, the software will.
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018Pay 800 euros for phone and then buy a tripod, fast charger and adapter for jack earbuds.
T... more"Grab a tripod and things get even more interesting."
Tell me where does GSMArena or Sony themselves say that we must buy a tripod?
You are imagining things that aren't real, and blame it in real life. Marvelous, a-ho**, marvelous!
Now if you will excuse, I will just send a comparison here.
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018All GSMArena studio photos are taken on a tripod. Where do you read that those are handheld sh... moreNo. They are replicating the way that the camera will perform in reality, which in this case, is with bare hands.
Older Sony phones can detect whether they're on a tripod or not and will opt to use longer shutter time when they are. The XZ1 with similar camera hardware has chosen to increase ISO with fast shutter speed, which results in not-so-good images. The XZ2, on the other hand, chose lower ISO but slower shutter speed so the image is better. But one thing is that neither of the two detected that they're on a tripod. So the XZ2 needs no tripod just to take good low light images. The original Pixel phones are great proofs of this.
Kiyasuriin, 14 Mar 2018Where I live (Israel) The sony phones are slightly more expensive than Samsung phones (and I a... moreYes that was my point, you must check the pricing country by country. I think the UK market may have a similar deal with bundling wireless headphones to the XZ2.
But we will see.
Sense sible, 14 Mar 2018No 3.5mm jack?
No jack = no buy!Same, For me the rules are as follows:
No jack=no buy, no SD card=no buy, has notch=no buy. Combination of any of them= ABSULUTELY no buy
AnonD-398950, 14 Mar 2018The pricing Xperia XZ2 vs Galaxy S9 are not same country by country it depend. Sony Xperia XZ2... moreWhere I live (Israel) The sony phones are slightly more expensive than Samsung phones (and I am comparing Base models)
A S9(5.8/64GB) here costs about 2800 ₪(894$ before taxes) or 3250 after (945$)
The XZ2 costs 3600₪ (1050$ in current convertion rates) so the case is not always true to all locations)