Dometalican, 03 Jun 2020Uh...no... there are already enough stupid bezel-less phones out there for you to choose from ... moreThe lack of decent facial recognition shouldn't really bear any significance on having a decent bezel less display. Hardware issues combined with software glitches should something a manufacturer could resolve going forward with new models. A company like Sony is more than capable of giving us a near bezel less phone with excellent facial recognition features.
Nick.B, 03 Jun 2020agree. only not for the 1080p. 1440p is okey. 1080 not. had and have phones with 1080p now in ... moreAgain it also depends on how well the panel is made, what content you are watching, and how closely you look at the phone. Anywhere above 300dpi on a quality LED panel (whether it's Amoled, Super Amoled, P-Oled) and not bringing it so close to my face, and can you a sharp image. I have had 2 phones with a QHD panel, my current one only maxes up to 1080p, and you have to look deeply to find any display sacrifices. Obviously the QHD will look that tad sharper, but side by side both look as good as each other when viewing content from a normal length.
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ALonZo, 03 Jun 2020Ok, let's start off with the display. 4k really is an overkill on mobile device. It might look... moreagree. only not for the 1080p. 1440p is okey. 1080 not. had and have phones with 1080p now in my family. you do see the pixels
but higher than 1080p is okey
ALonZo, 03 Jun 2020Sony is a fantastic brand in general. I still have a Sony TV in a bedroom after 12 years and i... moreUh...no... there are already enough stupid bezel-less phones out there for you to choose from that lack solid facial recognition hardware, proper front facing stereo speakers, and lack uniqueness this year.
Sony, I believe, did great only they should have put in at least a 4,500 mAH battery, ATTEMPTED 90Hz refresh rate (it even has a gaming mode), and lowered the price (at least for the US since we can't even use its 5G bands here) by $150. Maybe THEN, with the pre-order bonus, it'd be worth it.
Smithravi, 03 Jun 2020You need to go to an eye doctor then.Thanks for your suggestion, but my eyes are perfectly fine. At a very close distance I can notice the difference in text sharpness between P30 and my S10, but that's not how I use my phones. Thankfully I'm not overly sensitive to stuffs like that and don't freak out just by looking at a FHD display.
ALonZo, 03 Jun 2020Sony is a fantastic brand in general. I still have a Sony TV in a bedroom after 12 years and i... moreThats your personal choice.
I on the other hand cant help thinking that the device you prefer here, could have been better if it had higher ppi screen, front facing stereo speakers, DSEE ultimate for hi res streaming sound quality, 3D reality audio feature, 20 fps AE/AF, PhotoPro and CinemaPro app, BatteryCare feature, HS control, etc...
Thats all there is to it.
ALonZo, 03 Jun 2020Sony is a fantastic brand in general. I still have a Sony TV in a bedroom after 12 years and i... moreTrue but Sony fans simply can't hear constructive criticism of their favorite brand.
Tann Hauser, 03 Jun 2020Oh, I sincerely think overall the competition is not better for that price this year.
Sony ... moreSony is a fantastic brand in general. I still have a Sony TV in a bedroom after 12 years and it's still going strong. So no one should bash the phone just because of the Sony branding.
The phone is quality, there is no denying that. But at the price you are paying, you can't help but feel Sony could have done things a little better, considering they are a massive name and wanting the best for their consumers. If they had managed to ditch the forehead and chin, so it was near bezel less, squeezed in a higher refresh rate (even 90hz would have been a start), faster charging, then you'd have so many more excited buyers. I feel a phone like the Oppo Find X2 Pro has packed in so much (bar the wireless charging), that I'd be happy to buy that instead of this phone.
ALonZo, 03 Jun 2020Ok, let's start off with the display. 4k really is an overkill on mobile device. It might look... moreOh, I sincerely think overall the competition is not better for that price this year.
Sony may have a feature or two missing on this device, but then again this phone has features missing on those other devices too.
So it definitly stands up to any and all competition, and who will choose what for that high price is entirely up to subjective preferences.
IMO this is the best over 1000 buck device this year. Some think otherwise, but thats ok. Problem is, some who think that way, just come to bash out just because Sony is written on the back of it.
PotatoHead, 03 Jun 2020Burn ins also depend a lot on the way you use the phone. If you keep the brightness very high ... moreBtw I have 5 year old Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE but I don't use it all day. And always on low brightness. I have zero issues and zero screen burn as you know this tablet has amoled :)
Nick Tagataka, 03 Jun 2020I have one and I can't.You need to go to an eye doctor then.
Finally Sony outclassed every other phone cameras for even next year's model.
Since every phone uses IMX camera, and when used in their own phone, it lacks.
Finally professional editing and features taken from Sony camera.
Anonymous, 03 Jun 2020you try p30 1080p display . You can see the pixelated image even in home screen .I have one and I can't.
ALonZo, 03 Jun 2020I have had QHD phones and have stepped back to a 1080p device, I haven't seen pixelation issue... moredon't compare oled and ips resolutions.
With OLED they usually count an RG or BG duplet for a pixel, while IPS has an RGB triplet for a pixel.
OLED QHD is a tad better than IPS FHD, and OLED 4k is slightly less crispy than IPS QHD.
OLED FHD is usually between IPS HD and FHD; P30 is a good example of a completely bizarre low grade display on a flagship.
Anonymous, 03 Jun 2020you try p30 1080p display . You can see the pixelated image even in home screen .I have had QHD phones and have stepped back to a 1080p device, I haven't seen pixelation issues on my device. If a 1080p panel is showing a fuzzy image on the home screen, then that sounds like a dodgy panel to me.
ALonZo, 03 Jun 2020Ok, let's start off with the display. 4k really is an overkill on mobile device. It might look... moreyou try p30 1080p display . You can see the pixelated image even in home screen .
Ok, let's start off with the display. 4k really is an overkill on mobile device. It might look stunning, but even a beautiful 1080p panel can look stunning with the right content. Besides, apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime will not be showing 4k content on this phone, so you are limited to YouTube. And unless you spend time deeply gazing at your display for flaws, you'll be perfectly happy with 1080p content on your phone. When it comes to large devices like a 49" TV for example, that's when you genuinely notice a difference between 1080p and 4k.
The lack of a higher refresh rate is a big omission. Yes, you will need the support for this on gaming and videos to notice the difference when it comes to this area. But for the vast majority of people, we often transition between screens and apps, read content where scrolling is required, we would do this far more than play games and watch videos thoughout the day. So, I would much rather have a QHD or 1080p panel with a higher refresh rate, than a 4k display limited at 60hz.
The camera set up is one area this phone might be the king of phones. But I wouldn't say its competitors are inferior. Cameras on the Oppo Find X2 Pro, the Huawei P40 Pro, the Galaxy S20+, to name a few, have been rated highly.
Finally, the forehead and chin is still an area Sony needs to do more on. We are now at a phase where we can have minimal bezels on phones, so to go from a phone with a near bezel less display to a forehead and chin, is a little step back in time.
Overall, this is a great phone and Sony fans will sing its praises, but at that price I think its competition is a better option considering their overall features.