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)
xXENDER FREAKXx, 14 Mar 2018And I pity u that u are one of the people I said about regarding relying on the battery endura... moreActually on test yes S9 battery life not bad. For example lab test in gsm arena shows S8 and Mate 10 Pro about the same endurance. But in reality, S8 not even last 1 day, while Mate 10 Pro can survive easily 1.5 day. Proof? Go to Mate 10 Pro user review, most of them are ex S8 / Note series phone, the difference is real. Maybe its due to bad UI system management.
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018Pay 800 euros for phone and then buy a tripod, fast charger and adapter for jack earbuds.
T... moreThe pricing Xperia XZ2 vs Galaxy S9 are not same country by country it depend. Sony Xperia XZ2 are significant cheaper than Samsung Galaxy S9 here in Sweden as a example. And Sony include a pair of wireless headphones during the preorder period to.
The price difference to the larger Galaxy S9+ is even bigger of course.
I suppose the situation might be different in the US market, where Sony dont have carrier partners.
When XZ2 launched, i'm very dissapointed as they use the same 19mp Motion Eye camera. However after look at the results and how they perform well in low lights pics, its pretty impressive actually. Finally they update the bionz camera algorithm in a good way, its surprising because even without OIS the results in low lights was on par with OIS phone and sometimes better. The only thing now its design, I dont like it, hope they can use Xperia XA 1st gen design with less bezels of course. Finger crossed maybe will come back using Sony.
[deleted post]And I pity u that u are one of the people I said about regarding relying on the battery endurance rating, because looking at this battery endurance rating and your own battery life from day to day is two different things...just because it scored lower doesn't mean it have a bad battery life, how immature...
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018Pay 800 euros for phone and then buy a tripod, fast charger and adapter for jack earbuds. T... moreTripod isn't that necessary, just support your smartphone on a bench arm or wall and u can take photos of the landscape u are taking, just try not to shake too much during low-light, I'll definitely go for Manual Mode no matter what in low-light. There is no doubt the GALAXY S9 is better in terms of price, especially for those who are complaining because of spending those few hundreds buying other accessories and stuff, lol. I wouldn't mind getting both instead of getting the XPERIA XZ2 only...
Hayaan Mo Sila, 14 Mar 2018GSMArena said the camera works better with a tripod, just as many other cameras do. Handheld s... moreAll GSMArena studio photos are taken on a tripod. Where do you read that those are handheld shots? They have to be consistent and remove the camera shake caused by unsteady hands.
List of cheked points:
* Selfie camera without autofocus (fixed one) and worse than the previous one. Checked!
* No audio jack. Checked!
* Audio jack adapter in Y version not compatible with quick charging. Checked!
* No quick-fast charger out of the box. Checked!
* Chubby and slippery, visit these gift: https://gifs.com/gif/YvxnPO/ Checked!
* Too low position of the fingerprint sensor, not ergonomic, worse than the previous one on the side. Checked!
* Lower display resolution, remember the fanboys presuming of the 4k display... Checked!
* The recording and shotting delay between you press the button and execute the shots. Checked!
* There is no OIS in any camera and Intelligent Active Steady Shot stabilization is still limited to 1080p@30fps videos. Checked!
* $ 991, 799 euros + fast charger + a jack adapter for earbuds compatible with fast charging + a tripod for take profit of the good camera mode not the normal. Checked!
Cassy O, 14 Mar 2018Meh, the Galaxy S9 is much better.At least both Galaxy and Sony have dignity, opting to go with their original looks rather than getting a notch... smh
AnonD-743635, 14 Mar 2018You forgot to buy the fast charger too ( oh Sony, it's a expensive phone, don't be so miserly... morePay 800 euros for phone and then buy a tripod, fast charger and adapter for jack earbuds.
This 800 euros soon becomes approx 900 euros…hahaha
Also you must carry the tripod, and adapter for jack earbuds.
How ridiculous is Sony ? Plus NO International warranty with Sony phones.
Its a no brainer. Buy a Samsung Galaxy S9. Don’t need a tripod or adapter for jack earbuds. Fast charger is included
Meh, the Galaxy S9 is much better.
No 3.5mm jack?
No jack = no buy!
Pros outweigh the Cons, aside from the superficial flaws, the real downside for me would be that they removed the jack, but at least it comes with a dongle on hand, annoying that you have to attach it every time you listen to music, you'd have to strap the headphone and dongle together...
Performance for the device is pretty positive, faster processor, longer battery life... but definitely not a phone for a selfie-persons.
Danny, 14 Mar 2018I mean damn.
The design is unique and interesting...not super into it though
But the camera... moreHahaha Samsung hater pretending as fans detected.
Honestly Sony think thmselves Apple now....?
They sell quickcharge separetely LOL
Still king of bezel 2018 tho
As a hardcore SONY fanboy (not just SONY's phone) I'm a bit sad for 3.5mm removal. BTW I'm not going to complain before trying and knowing what DAC chip and amp inside that USB adapter.
Hope it's not f*cking qualcomm.
Wow Sony has improved their battery life on flagship device
I don't find any smartphone "beautiful" per say but Damn this thing is ugly!