Anonymous, 10 Jun 20191) Physical FPS is faster than in-screen. It will work no matter what happens to the screen. ... moreOrdinary FPS aka physical fingerprint scanner of android phones especially that comes in back of the phone makes the phone looks ugly glad that Samsung and other Android OEM’s (except LG) get ride of it and by the way in-screen fingerprint works just fine plus google going to implement in-screen fingerprint on Android OS with upcoming Android Q.
I had this for a few days and compared it to my note 9.
The look and feel of the phones is much better in the hand with better aspect ratio for reading webpages but on youtube, netflix you still have to pinch to zoom but it does not crop it as much as the samsung note 9, playing content from my plex server plays it in 21:9 if the source video is in that format and if its 16:9 then it will play with black bars on the sides which you can stretch to fit.
screen quality and color accuracy is much better than samsung's over saturated display especially in Sony's creator mode, but i found it auto brightness did not work as well and that it did not go as bight as the samsung at all, somewhat restricted possibly due to saving battery life.
Speakers, I keep reading they are fantastic but they sound no where near as good as the samsung AKG tuned ones, they have less bass and more tinie sounding (both phones support Atmos stereo speakers)
Camera quality fantastic, a lot of control over the camera especially the cinealt app. the pictures taken were much sharper than the Note 9, bare in mind that the note is nearly a year old and has had many updates especially on the camera front to. Talking of sharpness the digital zoom was not that great and introduced less sharp pictures also the stutter speed was slower than the samsung so when you have everything set on auto and you want to point and shoot the sony's shots came out blurry while the samsung was also very quick and accurate again this can be improved as the firmware in matured.
The fingerprint sensor should have been under the display and not on the side, especially considering the slim design of the phone.
Now the GUI, this is why i ended up selling the Sony Xperia 1. The lack of options and controls, Android Pie comes as standard with dark mode, but not on the Sony the option is there but does not do anything as Sony has disabled it for some weird reason on a Oled and that size battery they should have enabled it, folder options is just one type and the second home screen (not the news one) which there is no option to disable. They need to start offering more finer control on the GUI and setting like the oneplus or the new Samsung One interface which is good. Things like dark mode, navigation bar adjustments, blue light filter, video enhancer feature, Sound quality features like Atmos profiles. i know it suppose to be more to stock android as possible but just options like this make a difference.
This is just my observation for the short period I had it but Sony is definitely on the right track, just more fine tuning needed to GUI and better hardware to keep up with the Jones.
Malarsi, 10 Jun 20191) The in-display fingerprint scanner can be just as fast as the capacitive now. And if you bu... moreI have no idea what phones you have. I said sammyboys because they are the ones that bash sony the most. I've seen this for years.
Slower charging is because the of that feature that charges slower after 90% so your phone will not keep charging to keep 100% until you remove from outlet. All you need is to turn it off.
How about we all ask them to reduce score of s10+ because of all that bloatware, slow updates (no way android 10 comes before late january), the hole that takes away part of the screen ruining media experience, unwanted touches on the edged areas and slow charging too?
My point is ... Would people cry and bother gsma staff to change the score if beloved s10+ was rated above Xperia 1? I doubt if S10+ was 4,8 and same 4,6 for xperia someone would express their opinion.
Anonymous, 10 Jun 20191) Physical FPS is faster than in-screen. It will work no matter what happens to the screen. ... moreTaking on Tann's mantle?
4.2 or 4.6. Does a subjective score matter so much to you? Most people here read the whole review, or at least the first and last pages to gauge how good the phone is.
Anonymous, 10 Jun 20191) Physical FPS is faster than in-screen. It will work no matter what happens to the screen. ... more1) The in-display fingerprint scanner can be just as fast as the capacitive now. And if you buy a 950 euro phone it makes sense that you will keep the utmost of caution to make sure the screen or anything doesn't break. And there are always cases.
2) It depends on the preference, but since I didn't really miss it on my S7 I see your point. I was just using that as an argument point cause you compared this phone to Mi 9, a way better value for its price.
3) An amazing 3W difference which is still slower than S10+ charging. (The half-hour charging is faster on Xperia 1 but the full charge time is less on S10+, not to mention the battery capacity difference)
4) I never used it but a lot of people I know use it and I am sure everyone who uses it is gonna think twice before they fork up 950 euros for a phone without it. And it's always nice to have an option if the cable gets damaged.
If you got the idea that I am a Samsung fanboy just by looking at my favorites list, you really should think twice before you speak. I listed two phones that I have owned throughout my life (I owned more, like the SONY Xperia and LG, but I couldn't find the exact models on this site to list). I criticize Samsung as well, which is why I haven't yet moved on from my S7 in almost three years time. (Samsung S10+ incredibly disappointed me with the same charging speeds, the punch hole camera and the big differences in the European and American versions of the phone)
As for the other phones, their scores may be debated but they are more or less correct. The moment I read the verdict on the Sony Xperia 1 is the moment I knew there was a mistake cause usually, you don't see that many cons listed in a 4.6 rated phone. Is it a 4.2 rated phone? Maybe not, but it's definitely not 4.6 or more.
Sony while ago sign a deal with Light. Same that worked with HMD to make Nokia 9 cam system.
Max J (@Samsung_News_) said one hour ago that a Xperia with dual selfie and 6 rear cam is being developed.
Malarsi, 10 Jun 2019Sony Xperia 1 = no headphone jack, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a weak and small battery,... more1) Physical FPS is faster than in-screen. It will work no matter what happens to the screen.
2) IR blast is useless, using your tv control to switch to another channel is not going to kill you.
3) 18W is more than what Samsung offers, these 25 or 40W other offer will do huge damage to battery. I doubt these batteries will have 50% of their capacity after 15 months.
4) Qi charging is slower, makes the phone hot, damages battery and you cant use while charging
Did you and other cry for the 4,4 of Mi9?
Did you and other cry for the 4,4 of OP7 Pro?
Did you and other cry for 4,7 of P30 Pro?
I suppose NO answers all question above.
OP7 Pro = lower res screen, less Hertz, no sd slot, no IP rating, same no AF for UWA etc
P30 Pro = except photos and battery endurance , the phone is disappointing for the price
One costs about $700 and the other much more. What are excuses?
Truth is nobody would cry to gsma change the score if Samsung was rated above 4,6.
AnonD-706668, 10 Jun 2019Don’t worry I have many photo editing software on my Desktop...so, I will easily fix highlight... moreI’m not sure, but better wait for camera update I’m sure Sony going to fix camera issues through software update.
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2019Well .... All these years people got use to compare a photo of Xperia iso800 against other... moreAll camera software issue phones OEM’s fixing through software update/security patches in case of iPhone and security patches/update in case of galaxy/note. Nothing special all phone camera this days can shoot good low light pictures ends of the day all about camera optimization, camera software and last and not least camera hardware.
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2019Not bad, but there’s light overblown and pixel 3xl photos doesn’t has this issue photos looks ... moreDon’t worry I have many photo editing software on my Desktop...so, I will easily fix highlight clipping but noise reduction is very hard task with out effecting details...so, I think noise reduction is a very difficult task with our erases details....so, Sony Xperia 1 is better than Google Pixel 3
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2019Too high for a phone with many flaws or just because it was higher than s10+ and Sammy boys co... moreSony Xperia 1 = no headphone jack, side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a weak and small battery, no IR blaster, no wireless charging, no Wi-Fi 6, slower charging speeds and so forth.
Objectively looking, those are bigger flaws than not having a microSD slot and no stereo speakers. And you can't compare a 420 euro phone to a 950 euro one. Yes, Mi 9 does have flaws because of which I would not buy it but it's a way better value than this.
Sony did do some amazing stuff with this phone but, once again, there are way better values than this.
AnonD-706668, 10 Jun 2019Now tell me who is better Google Pixel 3 at iso 800 or Xperia 1 ?Well ....
All these years people got use to compare a photo of Xperia iso800 against other phones using iso 200, 250. Instead to check how would other phones perform at same iso people just assumed it was poor software. They ignore that in situation that force high iso, phones like Galaxy and iphone photos are doomed , not edition can save.
Even GSMA admitted that at similar settings XZ Premium was much better than G6 or S8.
Previous xperia just need ped to be set lower ISO to do better that Samsung and Apple.
I have an old one , photos at different iso levels are totally different. At iso50 the shutter sometimes went 1s.
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2019One of the photos has iso800 but is very good, like a photo at iso250Not bad, but there’s light overblown and pixel 3xl photos doesn’t has this issue photos looks clear!. Compared to S10 plus lowlight and iPhone XS Max both camera doesn’t has light overblown, but a tad of oily and noise especially iPhone, S10 plus tad of less details.
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2019One of the photos has iso800 but is very good, like a photo at iso250Now tell me who is better Google Pixel 3 at iso 800 or Xperia 1 ?
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2019Alright have an iMac 4K let’s see.One of the photos has iso800 but is very good, like a photo at iso250
Anonymous, 10 Jun 2019Prove it. Need prove ? Just Download all 12 Lowlight shots taken by gsmarena reviewer with Xperia 1 main camera and zoom it 1:1 or 100% on your MAC or Desktop Monitor...
Malarsi, 10 Jun 2019I think they meant that readers (including me) knew that 4.6 score was too high for a phone wi... moreToo high for a phone with many flaws or just because it was higher than s10+ and Sammy boys could not accept?
Mi9 = no SD slot, no IP rating, no stereo speakers, only 1080p 8 bit 60Hz, no OIS , no GG6 on both sides, no wifi 802.11ax, no USB 3.1, no AF for UWA , fake 960fps, poor audio recording and no 4K HDR video ...... Got 4.4
Sorry, they could measure delta of basic mode but not from the most accurate? They always were able to.