XZ hit the soft spot:
Anonymous, 20 Dec 2016The Flashingdroid test the XZ and pixels, the XZ have the better auto HDR, the pixels just go ... moreWouldn't say that clip really 'tests' anything, its more or less just a montage of shots and footage presented with background music, the purpose of which would appear to be of allowing the viewer to draw their own conclusions.
Asides from the well reported on issues with flaring, the Pixels have an apparently very competent HDR mode, so much so that it is the standard shooting mode in their app. Now haven't used one myself so can't comment to that end, but can I ask what you mean by 'go blackout' ?
Lex79, 20 Dec 2016Yes DXOMark have thus far rated the pixel highest, wish people would stop putting at their sto... moreThe Flashingdroid test the XZ and pixels, the XZ have the better auto HDR, the pixels just go blackout.
Alien , 20 Dec 2016I think that lately people care too much what is the camera performance of a smartphone.
Whe... moreGood for you,
Some people laugh when they see 'Sd card support', 'easily unlockable bootloader' or 'night vision capability' in a list of preferences, that last one especially when it is included in the same post as:
"I think that lately people care too much what is the camera performance of a smartphone."
look at that, you've made me chuckle also.
I think that lately people care too much what is the camera performance of a smartphone.
When I choose a phone, my requirements are:
- Best processor from SnapDragon (no MediaTek)
- SD Card slot
- how easy it is to root the specific model (having a non-rooted android phone is simply insulting to me)
- How easy it is to unlock the bootloader
If just one category is missing or not fitting my needs I'm not interested in that model anymore.
The only camera I would be interested in world be if it was made by FLIR (night vision or thermal camera).
This is why when I see people commenting about camera quality or audio speakers I just laugh :))
Anonymous, 20 Dec 2016Dxomark give the highest mark in 2016, but you can see the XZ is better.
https://youtu.be/0ah... moreYes DXOMark have thus far rated the pixel highest, wish people would stop putting at their stock into what DXOMark say.
In any event, that clip is also subjective, it assumes little and proves less.
The biggest problem I have with the XZ camera is that I have already got the dreaded 'this app will close until the device cools down' message.
And that was whilst shooting at 1080p 60fps (my preferred shooting mode) in a castle in the uk at evening time during the middle winter!
With no other devices (different Xperie's I have used excepted) have I ever had that problem.
Yes the video camera abilities of the XZ are pretty good, but there is that major caveat as usual, Sony have improved on but not eradicated this issue.
Lex79, 20 Dec 2016'Camera is fine for me' and you've just hit the nail on the head right there.
Obviously, th... moreDxomark give the highest mark in 2016, but you can see the XZ is better.
Laqesh, 20 Dec 2016It's an opinion, But I cannot accept Audio quality is so bad..I am enjoying every minute of li... more'Camera is fine for me' and you've just hit the nail on the head right there.
Obviously, there's a large amount of subjectivity to an opinion, what's fine for you, might not be for someone else.
For instance, I'm fine with the audio quality on the XZ. Headphone output is more than ample (knocks spots of the standard G5 I can tell you) but the loudspeaker volume I find a little on the low side but not a deal breaker, that's my opinion.
As for the camera, whilst good enough to live with, it is hands down the weakest point of the device for me. I have found the G5, iPhone 7 and S7 superior in this regard. Whilst all three can take better pictures than the XZ, the IP7 and S7 are also much faster in doing so, the G5 though is slower at least in single shot time (it does have a limited burst mode that somewhat makes up for it).
Again that's my opinion, I don't claim to be an expert (as many on here are like to fancy themsleves) but I do have a lot of experience with different devices from a variety of manufacturers.
Simply put, your not going to like everyone's opinion all the time, try not to be so quick to invoke the 'troll' accusation, there are already enough 'think themsleves experts' types on here who's only expertise as far as I can tell is in incorrectly and consistently applying the terms 'expert' to themselves and 'troll' to others.
I'm using Xperia XZ. The upper part of the touch screen doesn't work, this problem happened 6-8 days ago, is there anyone else who have the same problem?
Laqesh, 20 Dec 2016It's an opinion, But I cannot accept Audio quality is so bad..I am enjoying every minute of li... moreBeen following XZ photographers over the net, instagram, fb, flickr....
You know, real ones, that use manuals even.
What that XZ camera can do is really amazing...
Dont care at all for cam automode revs, XZ is a mobile camera at its best indeed.
good phone ! my brother is a pro smartphone user and buy this model month ago when he say it is good i know it is good!! because he don't lie about his devices ! i wait for next flagship from sony because for now i have htc 10 and i like it!
[deleted post]It's an opinion, But I cannot accept Audio quality is so bad..I am enjoying every minute of listening music with combination of XZ and MDR XB 650, Camera is fine for me and I feel like my battery life is better after every charging now. My album is filled with more than 500 photos in SD card, I have never seen with android loading photos as fast as I drag album down before, which I saw it in Iphone 4 in 2012. But now with Nougat update it happens.
Now I doubt except boot speed, whether there is any other thing IOS can win over Nougat in XZ.
after i sold my iphone 5s and asus zenfone max! MAN!!! i am really really really really really reaaaally happy and in love with my xperia xz! getting the worth of money! the build quality. the camera is awesome. just cannot focus close enough but not a problem im buying a clip on lens. for macro shots! battery is good been using my phone with mobile data. i came home with a lot of juice! smooth and fast! theres nothing i can say about this phone. but WOW!! i recommend this to all who is planning to upgrade. TEAM FOREST BLUE!
Anonymous, 18 Dec 2016Yeah you're right. Sony sucks, compared to china phones, iPhone 7, S7 Edge, LG G5, HTC 10 eve... moreYou wanna make me laugh to death, I am in China for few years now and know well about all the Chinese brands and their quality also with best price deals here..You keep a Chinese phone and I am glad with my XZ.
Amy , 18 Dec 2016So you mean to say iPhone 7 price is cheaper than xz.. Really tell me how much. I'm also going... moreAgree, Built quality of Iphone 7 made me speechless, But When I saw the built quality of XZ back, just the back plate is enough to pick XZ over Iphone 7 without a doubt.
franklinxme, 18 Dec 2016I am Planning to buy Xperia XZ.Is there any volume problem during calls?? I have Xperia M4 Aq... moreDuring calls volume is better than my expectations and call quality is superb. Back ground noise cancelling also at it's best.
Gagga, 18 Dec 2016Hello bro, I got xz last month. Performance too good. No problem. Camera quality very bad, s... moreLex79, Here is a good example about what I was talking before, What you think about such comments? Actually XZ is so bad as he say or deliberate trolling?