Spudly Mcgudly, 26 Jul 2018I have never seen a comparison that put the XZ2 above the P20 Pro in low light.. do you have a... moreXZ2*Premium*, the one with the BW second camera. Still on preview firmware with very unstable performance (general tendency to overexpose, also the smearing on some night samples involving both cameras is even worse than P20P, etc.), but I see that in some samples the XZ2P wins out. P20P performance, at least in auto, is generally predictable now. In night mode, (extra) smearing or not, that's still a major question.
Josh, 20 Jul 2018Debate of No headphone is sooo 2017, wake up dude its a trend now and not a deal breaker!Nope. It's a wrong trend and it's a total deal-breaker. And I hope that all cheap makers who spare money on the headphone jack pretending that it's a trend, go bankrupt.
Walter C. Dornez, 25 Jul 2018How so? All the comparisons I've seen have made me shift to the XZ2 Premium, though it was a t... moreI have never seen a comparison that put the XZ2 above the P20 Pro in low light.. do you have a link?
On an unrelated note, I have never noticed the issue with the stereo sound this review picks up. In fact, quite the opposite.. I find the stereo separation and the bass effect even at high volume to be one of the best since the good old HTC boom sound days. What does everyone else think?
Manu76, 25 Jul 2018You're sure of that, in low light photography, Sony still worse than p20 pro. How so? All the comparisons I've seen have made me shift to the XZ2 Premium, though it was a tough comparison.
Walter C. Dornez, 24 Jul 2018Or maybe because they use a monochrome sensor. Sony has just beaten the P20 Pro with its own m... moreYou're sure of that, in low light photography, Sony still worse than p20 pro.
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Zenodroid, 24 Jul 2018Been there, done that. I loved Samsung before, and had them since s3. Back when they had most ... moreYeah, I hear you. I think Samsung really needs to calm down with this hype for the Foldable Galaxy and the S10. They saved way too many features for those phones, and made phones that are only meant to be incremental up. I'm fine with an incremental upgrade, if only one didn't know that it was possible to have new tech in those devices, but they purposely choose not to put it in. That's the only reason on why I dislike Apple; sure, you don't need more ram or battery, but when I'm paying that much, I expect shit I don't need but want
Walter C. Dornez, 24 Jul 2018I see. Glad to hear that. Now I know this question is going to trigger you. What do you t... moreBeen there, done that. I loved Samsung before, and had them since s3. Back when they had most of the "new" features they brag about today. But the edged screen and lack of bigger battery with the high focus on higher resolution, was the end of their quality. S7 was my last Samsung. But the active model is ok. Sadly only for the US. And then there is the 90+ bloatware, which I still haven't seen that high amount of, in any other brand. The bloatware is also the reason why Samsung is so slow on updates.
Zenodroid, 23 Jul 2018Sux with the unnatural fps on the back, but great phone for my usage. Gaming, talking, editing... moreI see. Glad to hear that. Now I know this question is going to trigger you.
What do you think of Samsung?
Anonymous, 23 Jul 2018With Huawei night mode we see mooore in dark........others will copy this teck because it is p... moreOr maybe because they use a monochrome sensor. Sony has just beaten the P20 Pro with its own monochrome sensor. Not to say the P20 Pro is bad, since it's held is own for awhile
With Huawei night mode we see mooore in dark........others will copy this teck because it is pure magic.
Nick Tagataka, 20 Jul 2018Of course there is no difference in details, it's fairly obvious that 5x zoom is basically a d... moreOh, so that's where you're stuck, well you know that that's untrue from phonearena's test already, the 1/1.7" 40MP "quad bayer" by itself is so bad in low light that Pixel2XL's 12MP, interpolated to 40MP, still has a massive advantage compared to P20P's 40MP mode.
Also the quad bayer messes up details because of low color resolution, which needs extra interpolation and results in more artifacts.
In fact the 10MP mode is still more prone to artifacts compared to the regular 1/2.55" 12MP bayer. This site has some samples that illustrate the issue, but it's easier to spot on Anandtech (moire on roof tiles) since they only have two galleries while GSMArena's samples are all over the place and the search system isn't great.
Anonymous, 20 Jul 2018No true. In cases where iphone, samsung, sony, etc will give you a black mess, p20 pro will ac... moreIt is half true. Where you could make do with auto, do not use night mode or it will smudge the entire image, where auto doesn't cut it, it will give you some highly artificial looking smudge which is at least better than nothing.
Nick Tagataka, 23 Jul 2018It is also not mentioned that sub-3x digital zoom on P20 Pro is called "Hybrid Zoom" (The same... moreWait, the sub-3x range has nothing to hybrid, 1x auto already uses both wide angles and the 3x optical doesn't come into the picture before 3x. Also there's the fact that the 40MP mode has very limited improvement itself in detail rendition compared to the 10MP auto, it's clear from both this site's comparison tool(only the map has slightly more detail, if you look really closely, everywhere else where there's supposed to be additional detail there's either smudge or interpolation errors) and Anandtech's review samples, among others.
Nick Tagataka, 23 Jul 2018I take back "almost no noise reduction" part but it is true that in PORTRAIT MODE (btw I've ne... more"pay more attention to what people say"
I fully understood what you meant, I replied under the assumption that portrait mode only adds some blur or other largely useless gimmicks but do not otherwise affect image quality compared to auto, unless the portrait mode also blurs the subject, in which case none of that really matters anymore.
Yeah I really don't care about those modes, I care about pure IQ so I won't even bother.
Nick Tagataka, 23 Jul 2018It is also not mentioned that sub-3x digital zoom on P20 Pro is called "Hybrid Zoom" (The same... more"the 1.1-1.9x zoom on P20 Pro is more detailed than what you can find on devices like U12+/S9+/iPhone X etc."
The 10MP auto already falls behind those models in terms of detail rendition at 1x, just use the site's photo comparison tool for starters. I've yet to see x1.1-x1.9 samples but I'm skeptical about that, the 5x hybrid for example really yields no additional detail compared to 3x optical.
"P20 Pro you can use both hybrid and optical zoom in low light situations"
And you think the optical is still worth it in those situations? I didn't really look into this but I don't think 1/5" is a good match for low light at all, as for what "hybrid" really is it seems nobody ever did a test where they'd block/unblock the wide angle cameras while at 5x to investigate the difference, shame.
Nick Tagataka, 20 Jul 2018Because Night Mode is really just there to extend dynamic range in low light and reduce noise ... more"especially at night"
No, only at night, reliably.
The iPX is falling behind among flagships because Apple stubbornly clings on to its 1/3" which is too small by any modern measure, but the P20P's smearing NR and ugly oversharpening means in some daylight shots the iPX may still yields higher quality, moreover the iPX has a reliable 2x optical meaning the P20P loses clearly in the 2-2.9x zoom range.
At night the single 1/3"'s weakness in photon collecting is amplified and the 1/1.7"(surprisingly weak on its own, see phonearena's night shot comparison) and 1/2.3Â“ BW's combined output has the advantage.
AnonD-754421, 23 Jul 2018"almost no noise reduction or sharpening applied" You don't know what you're talking about, n... moreI take back "almost no noise reduction" part but it is true that in PORTRAIT MODE (btw I've never talked about NR/sharpness applied in auto mode, pay more attention to what people say) the software processing is more laid back than other phones with the same feature. Take a look at P20 Pro vs S9+ article on this website to confirm what I'm saying here.