Anonymous, 20 Sep 2019So it has the same battery size as the Galaxy S10e, but it is 16mm taller. How stupid is this ? Taller get better grip than shorter and Xperia 5is pocketable even the Xperia 1 also pocketable. If you talking one hand operate, other flagship have wider width than Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 so you can only choose either Xperia 1 or Xperia 5 because other flagships are chunky and heavier.
Nek, 21 Sep 2019the screen is almost perfect. sadly the screen corners are still a little rounded, but it's be... moreOnly Sony adopt minimal rounds corner (displays), it is acceptable. Sony don't adopt a notch to ruin the view experience.
Those competitors all get a big bite (curved) on the corner and some come with curved edges ("waterfall" screen) and majority come with notch/waterdrop/punch hole..
the screen is almost perfect. sadly the screen corners are still a little rounded, but it's better than any other phone released this year. it's getting harder to find a smartphone with a proper screen with square corners.
Something missing from the review is if the Xperia 5 has double tap to sleep, and if the notifications tab appears when dragging down from any point at the screen.
Nothing on the market right now of the XZ1 Compact's size... apart from overstock iPhone SEs actually :D
Let's face it , Sony nailed it again! What a great phone !
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2019Because sony's mobile division is small and there is very little R&D fund available and em... morel+d Sony makes the best TV and cameras, thanks to that Samsung, Huawei etc. can copy their innovations years later
So it has the same battery size as the Galaxy S10e, but it is 16mm taller. How stupid is this ?
DxOMark is just series of tests and nothing more. They cannot conclude the tests for all features that camera can do. For example they lack AF burst test, they lack slowmo test and they lack HLG HDR video test. All those features have been available only on Sony and Samsung phones for 2 years now. Their video test is pretty basic stuff.
Anyhow if you want your camera to score high on their test all you have to do is tweak the output to match their hit values which you can obtain by buying it from them. That's how Xiaomi and other bulk OEM get high scores on the test without giving you better images than Sony in real life usage. They are just hitting the specifications right the same way they tweak their phones to run synthetic benchmarks real fast.
Btw Sony was real close with DxOMark to achieve 110 with Xperia 1 but marketing push fell apart. It was supposed to happen a week after the release. Guess Sony didn't want to bother.
Ianchiang200605, 20 Sep 2019Yes I agree. But the point is why these manufacturers purchase Sony sensors but can develop mu... moreSony has never been good at software and Google ends on top.
They make miracles out of a regular 1/2.55" 12MP, I can only imagine what a lead they'll hold with a 1/1.7".
Please. Stop call it a compact. Since when is 158mm tall compact?! 158mm... way to tall
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2019Samsung used AF in their front camera before s10 My 2015 Sony Xperia M5 have AF on front and have ability to blur any object from front(not just face) FYI https://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_m5-7464.php
Sony phones does not sale in some country's. In my experience It has poor marketing and even porer customer service if you bought your phone via a parallel marketing. Worst of all is the build quality of the phone which leads you to be needing they're assistance. Don't be fooled by the specs
sm4rt4ss, 19 Sep 2019What phone are you using now? I still use Xperia XZ1 Compact as my main phone but for multimedia and gaming i use Pocophone F1 with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.