very happy sony goes the right direction. I am just sad, because sony change design. I still admire brick.
Unsurprisingly the S9 did overall objectively better in most ways.
Of course no Sony fan agrees.
Now another thing. Why is it in the lowlight portion the S9 chose iso 640 in auto... But when you were comparing it the second time with the xperia going into its tripod mode...The S9 image is up to 1200???? Doubel for the same scene.
And when you went into manual for the final round...Why didnt you just do like iso 50 or 100 with a 0.5-1 sec shutter? Why separate comparing auto and manual and not use manual??
And why did manual look so grainy on both? Even my S7 get get clean shots in manual if the shutter is 0.3 or higher.
Whackcar, 02 Apr 2018Why is Sony still stuck with F 2.0 Aperture? It's been stuck there since like 2013. Ugh...I'm leaning towards sony then I'm not, sony loves to impress on paper, example large mega pixel count but on a small sensor is mindless, noise and artifacts blocks is what come with it, Sony knows this but its all down to market sale's strategy
Samsung is becoming more like noisophobic, their aggressive noise reduction is killing the details.
Anonymous , 03 Apr 2018And Samaung still buy parts from other suppliers like Apple. So you dare to make such a claim?I didn't say all but "mostly". Which part of "mostly" you couldn't understand?
I will choose XZ2 over the S9 even if there's a lot of noise on the picture at least I can see the details.
samsung just smudge the ...t out of everything to cover up noise. Not having a go at GSM, but these comparisons are nonsense
joy, 03 Apr 2018be it iPX or XZ2, the S9 is the king of smartphone cameras.Still canÂ’t beat iPhone X keep dreaming.
melodika, 03 Apr 2018I made this comparison with the photos of the first part of the low-light review (no tripod, X... moreI saw your samples which you have resized to the same level of resolution. I fully agree with you. I would prefer xz2 over s9 for more details plus at this level noise is negligible
In that case why the xz2 only deserve a 4.3 score? I think only can lose points in stabilization and artifacts but must be better in other areas... i think 4.3 is a bit short and people will think that s9 is very good in comparison....
Xperia far better device. Sony producing the best phones with excellent support.
Actually, the S9 allows you to frame your video before you record by pressing and holding the Record button.
Keeping the button held will keep it in "framing" mode.
I made this comparison with the photos of the first part of the low-light review (no tripod, XZ2 samplse resized to match S9 resolution):
XZ2 on the left, S9 on the right. I very much prefer XZ2 here, although these are the biggest differences I could spot in favour of Sony. But overally XZ2 seems to be able to resolve far more detail even if it's using much higher ISO values than S9. There is noise for sure, but I still prefer detail over the overprocessed look of S9 photos.
Tim is scared now, 03 Apr 2018Sony lost camera. Not only that.. the design looks ugly.Except it clearly didn't.
Shootergod, 03 Apr 2018May be because of personal preference I guess, the noise is not little at all. It looks terrib... moreUuuh, no. Are you looking at the same pictures I am?
There is SOME noise at extreme zoom but CLEARLY far more detail, despite it. Look at the clock face comparison, look at the blinds. The S9 mushes the detail on both and the Sony gets it correct.
Sony also gets better colour reproduction, clearer video and better night shots if you hold it steady.
The Samsung is possibly the better point and shoot for Instagram but if you want truly better results for anything else, you get the Sony.
If the point to choice one of them is not camera, then XZ2 is clear "go" becouse of: system optimalisation, updates, performance, cleanest android is go for Sony (ex, my Z1 is running smoother than my S7 and is 2yrs older) And If U add this year many features form Sony the choice is only one.
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2018The battery life of the XZ2 IS better according to ALL tests. I don't know what you read. Also... more1. According to GSMArena's battery test, XZ2 only edges out Galaxy S9 for only an hour in browsing time while S9 has an advantage when it comes to other two - it's 4 and a half hours and 3 and a half hours ahead for video playback and call time, respectively. XZ2 surely has better standby-time, too, but remember, the regular S9 has smaller battery than XZ2 and needs to drive higher resolution display of roughly the same size.
2. "There was also a report that Sony are the most reliable and bug-free devices"
You can literally look around Sony's support forum and you'll see how many people are complaining about all the bugs they have on their phones. One of my friend with Xperia XZ, battery had gotten much worse after nougat update, then he had encountered the bug with alarm not being activated, then volume issues with speakers etc. and had had to let it go. He went for Galaxy S8, and he said while it was not the fastest smartphone on the market, using it was much less annoying than using XZ. Phones running on near vanilla Android always come with some sort of issues which also can be found on Pixel devices (obviously not as horrible, but still).
3. GSMArena states that the most accurate colour balance they could get with XZ2 was DeltaE value of 2.9, which is not far off but still less accurate than any of S9's built-in colour profile apart from Adoptive Display. Also, AMOLED display has inherently wider colour gamut than any IPS display because of how it emits the light.
4. S9 offers more extensive manual mode and RAW support, and also OIS ensures that you can take blur-free photo every single time you press the shutter button. Wider aperture helps in even dimmer environment as well. S9 beats XZ2 in BOTH Auto and Pro mode.
5. It's got a headphone jack with overall higher audio quality... enough said.