Mike9625, 08 Jun 2019Then just don't purchase it, and stop complaining. But take the facts, it's not impressive at ... moreWhat if I keep complaining? I'm not complaining to You, You better stop replying. And it's not a proper 4K display, it's a 1644p display. 4k starts with 2160p.
Shanti Dope, 09 Jun 2019Maybe smartphone cameras could have a setting like dedicated digital cameras to save both RAW ... moreI've noticed both are quite similar in that they are consistent in images. It's clear the processing is superior on the Xperia though. Still, I prefer the wide of the the S10 Plus
bastian, 09 Jun 2019too little too late. they try to be in the "exclusive" market but their product just doesn't cut itXperia 1 is selling quite well tho, why hate on a cell phone?
Sony is following HTC mistakes.
Great phone features, but they always lower battery capacity and higher price than competition, and this combination is a turn off to customers.
bastian, 09 Jun 2019too little too late. they try to be in the "exclusive" market but their product just doesn't cut itTell us want you wanted instead
A) notch to ruin media experience
B) hole to look like dead pixels and ruin media experience
C) high SAR like InePlus and Xiaomi
D) pop up selfie that does not allow IP rating
E) 8 bit screen with only 60Hz like Samsung, Apple, Huawei, LG, Google, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo
F) mono speaker like mi9
G) all above
too little too late. they try to be in the "exclusive" market but their product just doesn't cut it
Nick Tagataka, 08 Jun 2019"I did. Only the P30 Pro defeats the Xperia 1 ever so slightly"
So you decided to look over t... more"So you decided to look over the strong sharpening halo and contrast boost that Xperia 1 applies?"
Sharpening halo is apparent, but contrast boost? Where?
If anything, your first of examples (if they are reliable, I assume) show that the Xperia 1 captured the blue sky better than the other three did, all while the foreground remaining well-exposed, so how is it boosting contrast in that regards?
As for sharpening, it's not really about increasing the available detail, rather enhances the detail that's really captured, but not extracted enough by the RAW format, which is why I said it tends to increase detail.
Maybe it's the wrong term, enhance instead of increase rather, but the point still remains.
And yes you are right. The Photo Comparison Tool Chart doesn't really represent real life situations, but they should give the viewers an enough idea as to what to expect from them and how will they perform in reality.
Nick Tagataka, 08 Jun 2019RAW format is not the practical solution as many people nowadays just prefer to have more natu... moreMaybe smartphone cameras could have a setting like dedicated digital cameras to save both RAW and JPEG version of the same image.
My Canon EOS M50 can do it, and it's really practical since I can fine tune the images later on my phone and achieve breath-taking results that no other smartphone cameras could achieve without any extreme software tricks.
Google and Apple are indeed trying to be more natural this time around, however, their noise reduction is still quite obvious, as they tend to lack enough detail in pixel peeping.
Samsung still feels a little too aggressive at sharpening just like Sony, but the latter at least successfully achieves greater results with better overall detail level than Sammy.
Again Sony have a mutten dressed as a lamb.
None of the plaguing important issues that have haunted xperia or play station for that matter have been rectified.
Anyone that has been at religious Sony consumer over the years knows that right through Sony's phone infantry, have always been very frustrated with that no signal and that dreeded X in the wifi icon display.
1. Bluetooth connecting issues.
2. Weak network signals in regional or out of city areas.
3. Lack of Sony support relating to consumer issues.
Now don't get me wrong. Sony make decent electronics, However i believe they have lost their way to the consumers heart.
Camera, and finger print scanner and Bravia screen tech are all gizmos that are not impotant, they are a gimick to impress the consumer.
I ask you this.
What good is this when all these xperias have network issues and you cannot connect these phones to your car because the Bluetooth system is not compatible.
What is the point of upgrading to their current toys.
I have been a Sony consumer since the early days of the Sony Ericsson flip phone.
The early nokia days, my house is A Sony shrine, TV, blueray, ps4, dream machine alarm clock and what ever else I got thats Sony.
I'm sorry to say that my patience with sony have worn very thin and their sony support team have left a very sour taste in my mouth, too the point of my consumer attentions going else where and looking at other manufactures of electronics.
I was reading in world news just lately that Sony coms dept had to down size dramatically due to the poor sales of the xperia.
This was on going for over 4 years.
Xperia sales in Australia were chronically bad.
Well I'm sorry guys but you brought this on yourself.
Entertainment is very important yes..... Agreed.
But what good is it when you cannot connect to anything for example.
How can I watch Netflix on your beautiful Bravia display when I cannot connect to the network but I can and with a much stronger reception with an annoying apple or Samsung phone which I dispise both.
What good is it to take my phone into my car to connect to my car stereo when I can't listen to my metal on spotify cause the Bluetooth connection drops in and out. Most annoying......... And my car is a 2012 model car.
The plus side of the xperia.
Really nice lines, great looking phone, decent sound from speakers, really good display tech, etc but the best thing I love about Sony xperia.
And I bet no one ever realizes this.
Samsung flagship $1500.00 aud
Apple flagship $2000.00 aud
Sony flagship $ 900.00 aud.
I'm sorry....... Call me tight fisted but I refuse to pay any more than 1000 dollars for a phone espically in these hard financial times.
Now when you consider that all these tech gurus on utube do comparisons. Yes the Sony is just that little tiny tiny tiny bit behind the Samsung but for 600 dollars difference in price who would complain about a tiny tiny tiny bit of lag in the snapdragons preformence.
Sony just needs to consider that it's not all about gizmos and gadgets but more impotantly how they work against the todays network and Bluetooth connections compatibity.
Currently my xperia at present, the one im using to write this does not connect to 4G. Why you ask.
Because I live too far away from the city so 3G is what my current xperia is connected too at present.
My neighbours Samsungs and Apples all have had unreal signal strength that I've seen with my own eyes.
Pretty pretty pretty annoying sony, over the years I thought you would have been all over it but I guess you have had other intentions........
alvinzm, 08 Jun 2019If you think you're right and know so many facts, why don't you tell me exactly how can you sa... more"If you think you're right and know so many facts, why don't you tell me exactly how can you say those stuff about other phones, while you're an obvious sony fan?"
Damn I said it already that it's in Photo Comparison Tool Chart from GSMArena, that's my proof!
Is exerting little effort too much for you? I don't like spoon feeding strangers, but here you go: https://m.gsmarena.com/piccmp.php3?idType=5&idPhone1=9256&idPhone2=9543&idPhone3=9319
"Think again, this time with an open mind. You're the one that can't proof anything since you don't have many of those phones, including Xperia 1 anyway."
Of course I don't, and neither do I think you do. I do, however, search a lot of reviews about the phone and gain facts from them, while you're just here talking nonsense and not even trying to educate yourself by simply doing researches.
How am I supposed to explain something to you when you don't even have any idea about it because you didn't even try learning it?
Come back to me when you researched enough and know more about professional photography.
"Then, I said something about being truthful, unbiased, and aware of facts, not only to sony fans but especially to others too. What do you want me to proof anyway?"
Perhaps it's your opinion, doesn't necessarily mean it's true. In this case, it's really not, which is why I am heavily trying my best to correct you and lead you to the right thing, but it's you who's trying to sway away from it and put the blame on me for your lack of enough knowledge.
I'm nearly exhausted trying to explain the same thing again and again, so if you may, I want to take a rest now and do more productive things than this nonsense conversation.
Levy, 09 Jun 2019Which means that it's a poor fingerprint sensor. They don't have to spell it out for you; the ... moreI don't get how a comment like "less than perfect", means poor for you. Comparatively speaking, using the word less before perfect simply means it's not the best but it gets the job done. OR it could be better given what the competition has to offer but requires further refinement in order to achieve perfection. Is English your first language?
Always happy to see a manufacturer filling a different niche. Glad to be (mostly) gone with the days where every high end phone fulfilled the same purpose with little or no differentiation.
It seems like companies have finally smartened up and begun to target the many different segments of the smartphone market.
KyleJA, 08 Jun 2019GSMArena never said "poor fingerprint reader" what they would have stated, is the following: ... moreWhich means that it's a poor fingerprint sensor. They don't have to spell it out for you; the details they gave should be enough for you to reach that conclusion.
At last an objective review of a Sony by GSMArena. Good job by the way. I hope the objectivity is here to stay as really, GSMA offers one o the, if not the absolute, best online review standards for comparing phones across brands. The Xperia 1 seems like a great phone. Probably one of the best ever released. No 3.5mm headphone Jack though :( and it's a bit expensive. Will keep using my XZ1 waiting for the price to drop some.
The fingerprint sensor does indeed work on touch alone and does not require any kind of pressure.
Anonymous, 09 Jun 2019Daylight shots dont seem better than xz2 to me. Brown wall of the hotel is worse. Very soft.... more12mp won't be 19mp or 48mp, but it will be with bigger pixel size and better processing. 1 got better colors even over xz2p, not to mention other flagships. Surely is 48mp ultra clarity at f1.4 not bad, but to the extreme, you could as well take b&w shots, as Sony's output is no longer just picture art, but memory of what did you truly see. It's easily understood also after watching few youtube videos of Xperia camera vs...