On the camera side alone, the Sony is clearly better than the Sammy if you're looking for fine detail and accurate colors.
Look at the landscape shots on both: the far distance is an oil painting on the S10. It hasn't even attempted to break up those trees - and the colours are all over the place. True of much of the foliage on the S10: it's just not very good.
Snail shot main cam: not only ar the colour flat out awful on the S10 but look at the caslte in the background - all of the detail on the blue roofs is missing where the Sony retains it. The wrought iron fencing too looks like someone has painted it in on the Sammy.
Telephoto shots too: check out the clock face on the castle - The S10 recreates the makers mark on the clock as a simple smear. But it's writing. The Sony doesn't entirely recreate it but at least it attempts to break it up.
There's no question that the S10 has a slightly better DR (though, truthfully, it's not nearly as wide as I'd expected). But that's pretty much it - the Sony is better in daylight pretty much across the board. I'll take a little more noise for more detail and a realistic result any day of the week.
At night too: I'm suprised at how bad the S10 is, actually. And I'm going to disagree with GSMA on Sammy's Night Mode too: I don't think it is better than Sony's Auto. Third night shot - street view. Look at the shopfronts at the end of the road. Even in night mode, the S10 isn't pulling in as much detail as the Sony. Not even close. The Sofia Ring image too: look at the curb towards the bottom left - a barely coherent smear on the Samsung but a defined construction on the Sony, even without a dedicated night mode. Look at the blue Plovdiv road sign on the left - clearly less defined on the Samsung.
There are some advantages with DR but niether sharpness or detail are better than the X1 is producing.
So that's my camera take, for what it is.
As to the rest: Screen is clearly better on the Xperia. Having watched some HDR 4k on Netflix and Youtube on the thing, there's no question that this is a superior screen - colour accurate, sharp, balanced: just a joy to look at - and I'm a big fan of the aspect ratio too. And I didn't think I'd take to it.
As for the rest: much of a muchness. I can get a good day of use from the Sony and that's as much as you can ask for. Stereo speakers are plenty loud and there's very good separation between the two. I've yet to find a problem with the fingerprint reader. Works fine for me.
My twopenneth: if you want the better camera and screen, you get the Sony. For me, those were my two USPs. Couldn't be happier with my choice.
Seeing all the photos in detail with zooming, the Xperia 1 in daylight with all 3 lenses give much better detail and color accurary than the S10+, The S10+ has a oil painting kind of effect which some people likes but it diminish details, The HDR is better in S10+ though, the sony handle lows quite good but samsung handles highlight much better.....
The low light photos in normal mode with main camera is better in Xperia 1, again it gives better detail and accuracy... But the Night mode in the S10+ really gives it a upper hand... Although you shouldn't forget the Xperia 1 has 30 second shutter speed in manual mode which can give DSLR like light trail effects....
In wide angle lens too Xperia 1 gives better detail but the S10+ controls the highlights better..... Night mode is superior...
In the telephoto lens S10+ fares much better than the other 2 lens.... They are almost similar here....
In the portrait mode S10+ is just way better, The edge detection in Xperia 1 is way off and S10+ main camera lens is off too.... The S10+ portraits are much better...
Same is true about bokeh, Xperia 1 bokeh is really a hit and miss most of the times but the blurring effect if done right is really pleasing... Main camea of S10+ don't do much better but portraits are excellent in S10+
In the selfies, Xperia 1 does really good and gives better details and color overall even with 1 lens but in the selfie portraits, it just gets blown away buy the dual camera of the S10+
Well. that is just my personal evaluation after seeing the pictures posted here in detail, Thanks
Hello Life, 18 Jun 2019Smartphone vs Smart-remote.. your choice!! For me, I would be ashamed to put that xperia in my... moreI'd be ashamed of having a black tylenol on the screen when watching movies.
Also rear looks like one of their fridges.
Nick Tagataka, 18 Jun 2019That's false, S10 can also record video in Samsung's own HDR10+ format as opposed to Sony's HL... moreSmart HDR of iphone is just stacking for better exposure, same way done for photos.
There is no 10-bit colour.
Xperia 1 , you record 4K and watch on it 1s later.
I do not agree with the conclusion at all !
Galaxy was able to win or tie every single round.
Meanwhile, the Xperia has lost some rounds pretty badly, some of which are of crucial importance like:
- battery life
- audio features/quality
Saying they are just as good is a big stretch !
Nick Tagataka, 18 Jun 2019Performance is tied between S10+ and Xperia 1? Snapdragon 855 inside Xperia trounces crappy Ex... moreYou guys still believe that snapdragon 855 better than Exyonse 9820!. I used both and there’s no different in terms of performance actually Exyons 9820 runs even cooler than snapdragon 855 and camera used to be bad, since May security patch that comes with camera fixed for both snapdragon and Exyons variant S10 plus that using ISOCELL Samsung in house sensor just as good as snapdragon IMX Sony sensor if not even better in some area.
https://youtu.be/LOkNCeEuAz0 S10 Exyons vs mi9 snapdragon 855
Just look at 1:56 and see how’s performance of snapdragon drops and start overheating, yeah the video in Thai, but shows how’s snapdragon Soc are weak especially CPU that throttling with heavy usage.
Smartphone vs Smart-remote.. your choice!! For me, I would be ashamed to put that xperia in my hand out in public. It looks hideous.
VectorR, 18 Jun 2019I think that Galaxy S10+ is the ultimate winner. It is better that Xperia in everything: desig... moreI have to tell you that I thought the same. I'm not going to say that it makes a full difference but when I moved my microSD card in the Xperia1 from my Note8, looking at the same pictures but on the Xperia 1 they have more details which are visible with the naked eye.
Walter C. Dornez, 17 Jun 2019While the argument could be made that the S10 has had more time to improve, a lot of it's adva... moreyou meant software right?(cause hardware wise sammy only gets more storage and ram which wasn't that much important according to article)
WTF? "but there's a dongle to help with that (better)" when dongles where good? it is one more point to break!
"complain about the curved sides leading to unwanted touchscreen operation" this is a real and accountable complain!
Performance is tied between S10+ and Xperia 1? Snapdragon 855 inside Xperia trounces crappy Exynos SoC inside S10+ any day. But apart from that, I pretty much agree with GSMArena's evaluation.
-Galaxy is a better phone for most consumers, because it basically covers everything most people need. You get a class-leading display, great battery life, versatile cameras with decent photo/video quality, great speakers, quality 3.5mm jack output and flagship-level(if not the best) performance. I hate One UI's cartoonish look and general choppiness in UI animations but I bet most people won't have any issue with it.
-Xperia is also a very versatile phone, but appeals to more niche market. 4K OLED display has an excellent quality but shows its superiority to Galaxy's when you watch the video. Battery life is ok-ish but not great, and so are speakers and audio output from the included dongle. UI is clean and smooth if it won't slow down over time like previous Sony phones did, the performance is clearly better on Xperia, and its cameras are just as good as ones you can find on Galaxy but substantially superior when you shoot videos in low light. CineAlta app comes preinstalled in the device, in case you're very enthusiastic about mobile cinema videography.
Here's the thing though - Snapdragon version of S10+ comes with significantly better cameras, CPU & GPU performance, battery life and DAC than the Exynos one which makes it absolutely the best Android smartphone available right now. At this point it's really hard to recommend any other highend Android smartphones because it's SO close to perfect. So if you live in US, China or Japan, where Samsung sells you the Snapdragon S10+, there's not much point of getting Xperia 1 over it unless you really want that 4K resolution display especially when they are priced roughly the same.
dejan110782, 17 Jun 2019COME ON, YOU rate tie in software and performance, beside Sony is beter benchmark, more fluid ... moreThat's false, S10 can also record video in Samsung's own HDR10+ format as opposed to Sony's HLG. With that said, HDR videos on both devices are absolutely useless since neither formats have any compatibility whatsoever on most displays on the market right now and look absolutely trash without color grading on a professional monitor. This is why iPhone XS' "HDR" video is recorded in SDR format - you can enjoy extended dynamic range and wider color space on ANY displays.
Theres no doubt new Sony RAW noise reduction working well. Less noise than before, with great details preservation, great natural color reproduction. Never a fan of plasticky image algorithm that Samsung used. But S10 got the upper hands for its dynamic range.
Sony camera still has it flaws of course. Oversharpen, overblown highlights, weak dynamic range. It needs to improve their Auto mode point & shoot to include more Auto HDR implementation to certain situation. Put a better camera hardware as well, stop playing it safe. Will be interesting how its stack up against the low light king, P30 Pro & Pixel 3.
The screen? Both are great. One got the crazy brightness level, the other provides new 21:9 4k one. I lean more towards Sony's approach, & believe that starting next year, other companies will follow. Audio? No doubt Samsung is superior.
Design & UI? Sony for me (although it can be greater if use the full screen gesture instead of that pill gesture).
As per overall aspects, S10+ is the more complete package, for the price given. But glad that Sony finally catching up & on a level that i called, 'flagship worthy'.
You can't go wrong for both world. Both are outstanding smartphone to date. Both comes from great brand, it just the matter of taste now. I'll take Xperia 1 design because no punch hole and slender squareish design. Xperia 1 for near stock UI. Camera is better on S10+ for overall use.