Anonymous, 08 Jun 2019All phones do worse at night not because Stabilization but the AF that keeps hunting in low li... moreI dont know exactly what trickery Sony uses, but it is ridiculously good for lowlight video.
And just did some more thorough examinations of lowlight shots to other competitors. I must say Im even more impressed than before this review: lowest noise levels, max detail levels....
I mean, the phone picked up detail of strains of grass in the dark areas in front of buildings... sth other just do a messy mush of.
Nick Tagataka, 08 Jun 2019RAW format is not the practical solution as many people nowadays just prefer to have more natu... moreGoogle Pixel and natural photos?
It does not exist. I saw a blind test this week, they used A6400 as reference. Pixel 3 was the one totally opposite to the APSC.
Photos are too artificial.
Tann Hauser, 08 Jun 2019H265 uses less bitrate, so yes less data for SoC to process by EIS.... therefore better OSS st... moreAll phones do worse at night not because Stabilization but the AF that keeps hunting in low light. No matter PDAF, Dual Pixel or Hybrid AF.
Including headphones with a phone that will always need an adapter to actually be used with the phone is pathetic
Levy, 08 Jun 2019No wireless charging, poor fingerprint reader performance and below average battery life are a... moreGSMArena never said "poor fingerprint reader" what they would have stated, is the following:
"Unfortunately, the fingerprint experience is a mixed bag. While the sensor is always-on, it doesn't work on touch but requires some pressure, slightly above the average at that. And then its accuracy is less than perfect. So, with having to press more than usual and with the recognition being not so satisfying, we'd say Sony needs to work on its performance to provide a satisfactory user experience."
So much negativity in this comment section, for a smartphone most DO NOT OWN.
The fingerprint sensor seems to me, to be the only real downside to the device. Inconsistency can be annoying and being the owner of an XZ premium, with a similar side mounted FPS, I could totally understand why. However, it has always worked 9 times outta 10 which is good enough for me. The only thing I really disliked about it, was the fact that I would have to press the FPS first in order for it to scan my fingerprint and then unlock the device as opposed to the Xperia 1 which has an always-on FPS that is ready to scan your print, the moment you place something on the sensor. This is what I like about the Xperia 1's FPS and would consider a plus. Therefore, I would leave whatever other reservations I have about it, for when I actually have the phone. GSMArena never said it has the worst sensor, just that it is lacking and needs further refinement.
Levy, 08 Jun 2019No wireless charging, poor fingerprint reader performance and below average battery life are a... morebattery life is good and the fingerprint scanner can be corrected with a future update
GSMA posts a review and purple instantly goes out of stock with Clove
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.