AnonD-744396, 14 Mar 2018As expected I guess, on tripod the camera is actually very very good. Without though, its stil... moreI've just downloaded these photos for the sake of comparison as I'm bored enough.
If you scale the 19mp to 12mp to make it kinda fair to S9 pictures, the amount of detail is nearly the same, in some parts of certain pictures actually a bit more on XZ2's, while admittedly more noise, due to higher ISO.
Now, if you take into consideration that pictures here are zoomed in more because of higher resolution, lack of OIS, smaller individual pixels, smaller aperture (2.0 on XZ2 vs. 1.5 on S9) and triple the ISO in all low-light photos on XZ2, I really don't see how is raw quality of S9's pictures better. In fact if XZ2 did pull this much on triple ISO with "worse" specs, it would easily top the competition under same ISO values, which is actually apparent in studio shots. Though it does have bigger sensor, but not much.
Samsung has always had heavy noise reduction, to the point of softening them too much, even at low ISO values, while Sony left more noise for the sake of salvaging detail, and that pays off finally with XZ2. This is a huge step forward, and they did heck of a job here, I'm just curious how did the GSMArena reviewers did not compare this deeper.
techperson211, 14 Mar 2018This new design is just plain BS. What's worst is removing the jack itself. Sony needs to reva... moreThere's no need to refresh anything. What needs to change is your perspective and your outdated belief.
I can tell you're not seeing the efforts of Sony in providing a major change in this generation. Almost every single aspect of the XZ2 is way different and better than the predecessors, but this Apple and Samsung-crowded market has lured you into thinking that nobody's better than them.
Mitochondria, 14 Mar 2018"I dont care about headphone jack anymore!"
Shocking for a company thats famous for its Wal... moreAlso for a company that makes some of the best wireless headphones in the market.
Sony's LDAC is better than BT 5.0 and aptx HD, and according to the test, the audio quality of the XZ2 is excellent. Not the best but a major improvement over the predecessors.
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018So you must buy and carry a tripod with you to get decent photos.
Plus buy and carry the ad... moreWho told you that you need to buy one?
GSMArena reviewers said that the camera will work better with a tripod, just as any other smartphone cameras or any camera in general will do.
So before you whine, complain, and all, why not use your brain before we consider it a "space-wasting feature?"
"I dont care about headphone jack anymore!"
Shocking for a company thats famous for its Walkman doesnt release a headphone jack.
Sheera, 14 Mar 2018So better carry a tripod plus the adapter for jack earbuds, lol.
- No audio jack.
- Wors... moreSo you must buy and carry a tripod with you to get decent photos.
Plus buy and carry the adapter for jack earbuds, lol.
Pay 800 euros for phone and then buy a tripod and adapter for jack earbuds.
How ridiculous is Sony ?
AnonD-744396, 14 Mar 2018if you read the review they indicate where they used a tripod and where the xz2 detected it, a... moreThe photo in the comparison tool chart is with the use of hands. The phone will go up to 1s shutter time when it detects that it is on a tripod, otherwise, it will prefer to go with 1/8s shutter time.
iPhone X captures in 1/4s shutter time with handheld, so the XZ2 isn't anything inferior to the competition.
And in fact, the XZ2 beats the S9 in low light based on the photo comparison tool chart.
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018One is fhd display, other is qhd. You realize that pushing twice the pixels have a toll on battery..S9 comes with FHD+ out of the box, and they left it the way it is. Pushing it to QHD will just push it down further, let alone the Always-On Display.
Besides, an OLED with Diamond PenTile arrangement isn't as sharp as IPS LCD with proper RGB arrangement. So the S9 is just as sharp as the XZ2 in QHD, with the disadvantage of higher power consumption.
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018One is fhd display, other is qhd. You realize that pushing twice the pixels have a toll on battery..LOL...
than blame samsung for putting useless qhd display which
cause bad battery life...
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018This prove galaxy S9 battery is pathetic than XZ2. Exynos 9810 = unefficient power chipset... moreOne is fhd display, other is qhd. You realize that pushing twice the pixels have a toll on battery..
We'll, they beat the Pixel for wireless charging, and stereo audio recording. But for heavens sake, no fast charger in the box, shambolic. Same old camera, and no ois. Some decision makers need to reach for their swords, and do the honourable thing. Come on Sony.
This prove galaxy S9 battery is pathetic than XZ2.
Exynos 9810 = unefficient power chipset.
Snapdragon (better) >>>>> Exynos....
This Bokeh is the same Background Defocus that came with Z phones..
But many tech sites ignore
"You don't realise what you've got until it's gone..."
R.I.P. OmniBalance ;(
So better carry a tripod plus the adapter for jack earbuds, lol.
- No audio jack.
- Worse selfie camera without autofocus, downgraded.
- No camera with OIS with OIS only software tricks but still with artifacts.
- Chubby, slippery and ugly, a pain to use on the table: www.gifs.com/gif/YvxnPO
- No only don't come with quick charger out of the box being an expensive flagship.
- The adapters, including the Y one than let charging while listening music, don't support quick charging too!!! And aren't standard in their pins: https://www.androidauthority.com/sony-dongle-works-one-phone-breaks-quick-charging-845119/
- The position of the fingerprint sensor is too low, the traditional Sony side mounted sensor is more comfortable.
- Expensive for all it's lacks 800 euros.
I can forgive sony's design choices for the xz2, but what they did to the compact version is unforgivable.
In the end, however, the xz2 is not half bad. Not great, but not bad at all. It has its own peculiar charm.
Anonymous, 14 Mar 2018Samples of photo tool are handheld.. How is it possibleif you read the review they indicate where they used a tripod and where the xz2 detected it, and used slower shutter speed