Horrible 1:1 photos ! The same and the same again. Someone please fire the developers !
The only thing stands between me and X1 is that cheap battery!
Shame on Sony.
sohail shafayat, 08 Jun 2019what if I'm disappointed at battery life? I don't want 4K also since the display width is just... moreThen just don't purchase it, and stop complaining. But take the facts, it's not impressive at all or bad either, considering that you will have such a great panel working on 4k all the time.
Anonymous, 08 Jun 2019I heard the Steadyshot works better when you aet H265 instead of H264.
H265 uses less bitrate, so yes less data for SoC to process by EIS.... therefore better OSS stabilisation.
Wish arena did some lowlight video stabilisation tests too, as Xoeria1 really shines in that aspect, with almost zero jitter or blur at all.
Sth none other phone can achieve as of yet.
No wireless charging, poor fingerprint reader performance and below average battery life are all deal breakers imo.
[deleted post]what he is trying to say that is sony's market share in mobile sector is very small
l agree but with correct pricing and good marketing it has the potential to become one of the major players
Just compared the photos of Xperia 1 and Galaxy S10+. I was very surprised when I saw the blurriness on the Edges of Galaxy S10+'s low-light picture. The colours are just like real, I always loved Sony for the close to real colours. However they could improve the oversharpen shadows IMHO.
Sony is still irrelevant in mobile.
I'm a PlayStation fan. Not a Sony fan. Most Sony fans don't know the difference.
TheGoldenMellifluous, 08 Jun 2019Great! Now we have a film full of comments about just-reviewed Sony Xperia 1 here. Pass me a b... moreAgreed wholeheartedly.
Sony might have just released a smartphone that will finally interest its non-fans. It has flaws here and there, from the minor ones to the major one. But it is finally interesting, unlike last year's mediocrity. I'm so glad that it is finally a possible candidate for the best smartphone of the year, just like many years ago.
Shanti Dope, 08 Jun 2019"Then you give a link to the comparison based on the tool "
Is searching for Photo Comparison... moreIf 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? Proof it to me before you can ask other people to proof something to you.
Then you said I said something that I can't back up with proofs? 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. 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?
Cesri, 08 Jun 2019Please stop criticizing no autofocus in ultrawide camera. If you know at least basic concepts ... moreOne thing I hate about my S10's camera is the fact that its ultra wide angle lens lacks AF. It could've been great for a macro shot if it had one, but for some reason most companies straight up remove an ability to AF from it.
Shanti Dope, 08 Jun 2019Exactly, that's why I said go shoot in RAW format (the Xperia 1 already can) and do your own p... moreRAW format is not the practical solution as many people nowadays just prefer to have more natural looking image straight out of the camera. As I already stated in Nokia 9-related articles for several times - it should be available as an option, not a necessity. This is why companies like Google, Apple and Huawei are quickly moving towards more natural processing with more realistic color saturation and texture processing, heck even Samsung is trying to deliver it too as they do on Snapdragon S10+ (albeit held back by the lack of software optimisation for the Exynos variant).
"Even the very popular Galaxy S10+"
Yeah, and I've been criticising(Exynos variant of) S10+'s camera for destroying fine details completely in favor of high dynamic range regardless of the lighting conditions.
Please stop criticizing no autofocus in ultrawide camera. If you know at least basic concepts in photography you should be aware that at 16 mm everything is nearly on focus. There is no need of autofocus in a ultra wide cellphone camera.This is why most of the smartphone manufacturers don’t put it on their devices.
Shanti Dope, 08 Jun 2019That unknown Japanese or Chinese site or GSMArena's words: "And unlike previous Xperia Premium... more"I did. Only the P30 Pro defeats the Xperia 1 ever so slightly"
So you decided to look over the strong sharpening halo and contrast boost that Xperia 1 applies? The comparison chart doesn't really tell you about how textures are handled in real life, check those samples yourself and tell me which one applies least amount of sharpening and leaves the most textures.
Pixel 3: https://timgm.eprice.com.tw/tw/mobile/img/2019-05/27/5336538/innocences_5_84d8d9b8e67822149695bd5a68f495e6ori.jpg
iPhone XS: https://timgm.eprice.com.tw/tw/mobile/img/2019-05/27/5336538/innocences_5_745145f8ffc0a115339e4e1e3950385dori.jpg
P30 Pro: https://timgm.eprice.com.tw/tw/mobile/img/2019-05/27/5336538/innocences_5_6668d690069aeb62db382457b1a3d309ori.jpg
Xperia 1: https://timgm.eprice.com.tw/tw/mobile/img/2019-05/27/5336538/innocences_5_f33a1db8c050244d2d88b43d1fa1f5afori.jpg
Pixel 3: https://timgm.eprice.com.tw/tw/mobile/img/2019-05/27/5336538/innocences_5_cfccb8d6aa1c701fdee22011931c65d1ori.jpg
iPhone XS: https://timgm.eprice.com.tw/tw/mobile/img/2019-05/27/5336538/innocences_5_1054f7662a949e65cd7704b223310558ori.jpg
P30 Pro: https://timgm.eprice.com.tw/tw/mobile/img/2019-05/27/5336538/innocences_5_674663095e5957239a0c36776471efaeori.jpg
Xperia 1: https://timgm.eprice.com.tw/tw/mobile/img/2019-05/27/5336538/innocences_5_c95c2d298bf02c0349a6321726ebf49fori.jpg
"as the images tend to gain even more detail"
Extra sharpening will NEVER give you an extra detail. End of story.
Nick Tagataka, 08 Jun 2019So to sum up this review: -Excellent 4K OLED display, easily matches the one from Galaxy S10+... moreGlad I wasn't the only one thinking this way. This was a major step up for Sony, I applaud them for it but this was not enough for that rating given the battery life being overall bad for media-consumption/power users, lack of headphone jack and even plugging in headphones via type-c not producing good enough audio, some camera noise, being bloody expensive, and lack of wireless charging along with lack of being able to reduce the resolution for some who don't care about watching anything in 4K or to save battery. 4.2-4.3 at best. A great phone; no doubt but unless software updates fix a few of the things I stated above, it falls short of other phones in that price range (or...even cheaper).
Nick Tagataka, 08 Jun 2019Read my reply to your other comment once again:
"Well, there are some noises in the image and... moreExactly, that's why I said go shoot in RAW format (the Xperia 1 already can) and do your own processing.
All phones nowadays have oversharpening. Even the very popular Galaxy S10+ and Huawei P30 Pro do. And they're just about as bad as on this one (if you think it's really that bad).
Some things are really not going to go well according to your likings, because not everything is tuned to everyone's preferences, but correcting a problem as simple as this one doesn't even take that much effort and requires absolutely no need for long-paragraphs of complaint.
About time, Sony.
Glad that theres a lot improvement. Your fanboys been defending a single camera on your previous phone for a long time now. i can say its the best screen ever on any smartphone right now. Xperia 1, its a true competitor to others, definitely a flagship worthy. Its not without flaws of course, while low lights is improving, overblown highlight is still all over the place (Gsmarena, u have to provide Xperia 1 low lights with HDR on to increase dynamic range & less blown highlights). P30 & Mate 20 still the king of low light photography to my eyes. Afterall Huawei got the better Sony camera sensor than on the Sony phone itself.
Auto HDR is still limited to 'backlit' scene, makes the reviewers give an average impression on point & shoot using Superior Auto. Sony has to add the Auto HDR on more environment such as 'high contrast' scene, 'indoor' & whenever it detects 'low light' situation. Its more natural & provides 'what our eyes sees'.
To make this as a perfect phone:
- headphone jack
- ditch the st00pid dynamic vibration, put larger battery
- ditch the Side Sense, using full screen gesture instead the stock pill gesture as its more stretchable on a tall screen ratio device.
Theres a pros & cons on every phone of course. But Sony beginning took the right path now, hopefully for the better future.
Colors that camera takes are on another level. No dxo needed, they just look real not like painting. Who dislikes per pixel detail should still be able to shoot raw and even stack those. Should be named Xperia Alpha.
sohail shafayat, 08 Jun 2019what if I'm disappointed at battery life? I don't want 4K also since the display width is just... moreThen it's your choice, but you don't have to shave up to us your opinion that we never asked for.
Why do you have to leave a negative comment on something that you're not interested in anyway?
You're wasting time, effort, internet, and productivity by doing just that.