Shui8, 28 Aug 2018It is oversharp. The algorithms goes the same on normal XZ2. Go to Pixel Peepers on youtube an... moreI saw too the pixel peepers but that's the XZ2 not the XZ2 Premium and pixel peepers still didn't get it.
Sony Xperia XZ2 doesn't have that oversharpen. But a little because to show details because there is a noise and honeslty the XZ2 beat the galaxy S9+
I saw the pictures in this XZ2 P and there is no over sharpening
Sony the most natural of them all.
If you look at the P20 Pro, you think it has a cinematic effect and the S9 is same.
KamAbdi, 28 Aug 2018They don't oversharp them. Sony's pictures are more realistic than the competition.
A lot of ... moreIt is oversharp. The algorithms goes the same on normal XZ2. Go to Pixel Peepers on youtube and see the comparison between their own Sony RX camera series.
But all flagship phones nowadays oversharpen its image just for the sake of media sharing for it too looks good.
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2018They are indeed oversharpened. You can sharpen a soft image but you can't rescue an image with... moreThey don't oversharp them. Sony's pictures are more realistic than the competition.
A lot of the youtubers have said it. Even the ones who don't like Sony and are paid and biased
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2018Dude, for one iPhone 8 is 148g only, almost 100g light than XZ2P?
I give you the benefit of t... moreYeah sorry I meant the iPhone 8Plus.
And who told you that it has best endurance ??? I saw every youtube video battery test.
Sony has higher resolutions than the iPhone and shows the better then your precious iPhone, so you check your facts.
Even now, the iPhone X is the first one who shuts down
So know what your talking about.
Lol they try the very best to be unprejudice in this review, even dont put the star rating. The way i see it, yes it got great cameras, only letdown by the oversharpening causing the phones to have more noise than competition (for better detail of course). The problem is, that oversharpening sometimes goes too far that leaves pictures have a lots of unwanted artifacts. Design of the phone itself? Not at my interest.
Funny thing is, every website or youtube regarding Sony Xperia phones must have this 'Sony is best', 'Sony is king'. Please, even i'm a sony fan but stop becomes a blind fanboy and accept the facts that this phone has it flaws. The way i see it, main selling point of this phone is the camera. And the camera is still not the best. Daylight, great performance but letdown by the not so excellent dynamic range and that oversharpening sometimes cannot be recover. Low lights, very very good but still plagued by the classic sony blown highlights (P20 Pro still wins). Videos? Great low light, EIS and HDR but Samsung's OIS stabilization is better. And fanboy must says, manual mod sony wins. Dude, if other phones is better in auto mod, definitely it'll be better than sony in manual mod too, sony even dont have the RAW implementation to go with.
Kings of low lights photography - still P20 Pro (not using Night Mod).
Kings of low light videography - XZ2 premium.
That said, i'm looking forward for their new XZ3 series with upgraded camera, and its design is too my liking.
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2018How about having details without noise? The noise under good light is unacceptable for a phone... moreI know Sony has the noise but it shows more details and in the YouTube videos I saw Sony didn't have that disturbances in the pictures or the videos.
Sony is doing less things like no OIS and getting a lot of details in pictures and videos.
In the future Sony must design a processor can cancel the noise.
So in that it will kill the other cameras
This is an embarrassment of a flagship. That display is disgustingly weak despite a 4k boast, that battery life is less than subpar in 2018, that form factor isn't ergonomic (curved back really?), and that price is criminal. No wonder sony is not even top 10 globally. Pathetic company is pathetic.
Why don't you make test of recording length? It's taking a mick that you're trying to make video (1080p 60fps) on holiday and after few minutes phone is overheating. I'm not from North of Norway and I'm spending my holidays on the beach so I wish to make some of videos of my kids. All this 4k, hdr is useless if you can record 1 minute of video.
Beach essentials: bucket of ice for mobilephone?
To everyone who complain on camera: buy small compact camera like old lumix tz10 for pennies and no mobilephone gonna beat it.
Can you tell me what's your recording time (warm mobile from pocket) of 1080p 60fps please?
I have hope that xz3 gonna be smaller
stoopie, 27 Aug 2018so i guess now it's official sony doesn't know to make proper camera algorithms ia m always... moreThey are indeed oversharpened. You can sharpen a soft image but you can't rescue an image with oversharpening haloes.
[deleted post]Dude, for one iPhone 8 is 148g only, almost 100g light than XZ2P?
I give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you are talking about the iPhone 8 Plus, which is still lighter than your dear XZ2P by 30g. And it has a better battery endurance than XZ2P despite a much smaller batter. Check your facts first.
KamAbdi, 28 Aug 2018I see a lot of people bad mouthing this phone in this comment section so my part I want to tel... moreHow about having details without noise? The noise under good light is unacceptable for a phone this expensive.
Tee, 27 Aug 2018Apart from the good camera, what else does this phone offer?
- Awkward and ugly design with... moreYou're right. I had z3 and upgraded to xz... Mistake! Z3 without any updates by 2years didn't lag, no problems whatsoever. Xz is much slower so after few drinks I made update to 8.0 and finished with Japanise brick. Unusable...
Im just waiting on proper Sony model but there is nothing good as z3 out of box.
Factors I like about this device:
What I don't like:
*Same body language (Come on, Sony)
*Huge phone to bring everywhere
The phone is perfect in all aspects except it lacks 256 GB as base storage.64 Gb is not Premium.
Sony fanboys are something special. They never cease to amaze in their blind love for Sony, accusing GSM of bias! If you think that then go bugger off somewhere else. Truth is nobody is feeling the love for these underpar devices from Sony. They simply can't match the competition. Sony should close the smartphone division down and stick to making camera modules. They simply aren't selling enough. Not because they aren't good devices but because the competition is making GREAT devices.
I am all for thicker phones if they have big battery but i have no idea why is this phone thickest in its class and still has small battery
I see a lot of people bad mouthing this phone in this comment section so my part I want to tell them.
Sony is much better than your precious brands.
OIS isn't needed and yes it has noise with details more the ones who OIS and doesn't know details like the S9/S9+ and the note9.
It is wroth the 1000 when others are doing the same.