Thank you for your honest reviews of XZ. I'm considering upgrading from my Z5. Its been a good phone for 11 months, but it also has design problems. The XZ has good battery life compared to Z5 and doesn't constantly get hot like the Z5. The Xperia design is great and love the fluid UI. The camera flaws as you have said seem to be inherent to all Xperias. Do you think this would be a good upgrade ? This question is only for Lex79 and not the would be experts that don't own these Xperias.
AnonD-600084, 22 Dec 2016Go for xperia xz for sure ,much better in all aspect because it newer and latestNot better than s7, lovefearful. Lol.
AnonD-481725, 23 Dec 2016Lex, why did you choose to buy Xperia xz??Cauz XZ Sony is Beast of Beasts of Flagships. Hehe
How about the phone temp rise & become extremely hot when using GPS like Google maps & WAZE?
DXOMark results are in for the XZ and its 87, a full point less than the X Performance (the S7 and HTC 10 also).
Seems I'm not the only one not overly impressed by the camera set up on this device. Personally, I haven't been shy about not putting much faith in DXOMark but I know a lot of you do, so take from this result what you will.......
AnonD-391800, 23 Dec 2016There is no fault in qualcomm, nor Sony. Its just that tech and software of the Xperia camera ... more"If you want 5axis 60fps 1080 hd of Xperia you need to accept heatup camera app closure after some time."
Yeah and if you want 5axis 60fps 1080 hd then it appears we're all out of luck anyhow as 'Intelligent Active Mode' which is the 5axis feature is only supported up to 1080p30.
But then your the 'expert' I suppose............
AnonD-391800, 23 Dec 2016There is no fault in qualcomm, nor Sony. Its just that tech and software of the Xperia camera ... moreWhatever dude, it's a deficiency, one that Sony themsleves should perhaps acknowledge. Something along the lines of:
'Due to our creative desires extending beyond our current engineering grasp, you can record footage at greater resolution and fps than 1080p30..... but only very briefly. If you don't like it, buy something else ya?'
They should maybe include that on the XZ product page you think?
For something to be truly functional and genuinely useful the hardware /software combination has to be up to task......it isn't as far as this issue is concerned. If Sony couldn't put together the right hardware package to support their lofty software tricks then yes it is ultimately their fault.
Like I said before I still like the XZ, but it's camera set up is deeply flawed.
Lex79, 23 Dec 2016Ah I see, all Qualcomms fault.....right right. I would at least agree they share a degree of ... moreThere is no fault in qualcomm, nor Sony. Its just that tech and software of the Xperia camera is too demanding on SoC processing as ot is now.
Hope you understand that now Lexie.
If you want 5axis 60fps 1080 hd of Xperia you need to accept heatup camera app closure after some time.
If you dont want it, get some other.
AnonD-391800, 23 Dec 2016Actually, its not Sony that failed, but qualcomm chip provider.
It failed to provide a SOC th... moreAh I see, all Qualcomms fault.....right right. I would at least agree they share a degree of the blame, but I would say that as the customer, Sony should be doing more thorough R&D.
In that I mean if they want to throw this advanced software stabilisation system into their devices then it's on them to do adequate testing of the end product. I don't really see much evidence they have done that.
Not like this is the first time either is it? Such issues have been cropping up for a few years now in Snapdragon based Xperia's.
As for perspective on the reason....we'll all I can say is that my perspective (which is based off of my own experiences) tells me I have no issue recording 1080p60, until I start doing on an Xperia.
Got to leave it there, apparently my posts are to long for some, at least that is when I'm being critical of Sony...........
Lex79, 23 Dec 2016Agreed, at 1080p30 it seems to be fine, I just really like the look of 60fps footage. Sony hav... moreActually, its not Sony that failed, but qualcomm chip provider.
It failed to provide a SOC that would be sufficiently powerfull to adequatly process Sonys camera software with its 5 axis EIS IAM stabilisation at 60 fps 1080p video recording.
Dont you agree its all a question of perspective towards a reason for a popup warning Lexie?
AnonD-608546, 23 Dec 2016Apparently 60fps video recording is wonderful and silky smooth, but those videos are highly me... moreThey are a memory hog aye, in my opinion still better looking and produce smaller file sizes than 4K though.
Lex79, 23 Dec 2016Not my problem you have a short attention span.No, it is yours, in fact the short attention span is what you deserve XD.
Lex79, 23 Dec 2016Agreed, at 1080p30 it seems to be fine, I just really like the look of 60fps footage. Sony hav... moreApparently 60fps video recording is wonderful and silky smooth, but those videos are highly memory killing too. So I won't make more than few minutes footage use 60fps. Yet better Sony improve this issue.
AnonD-608546, 23 Dec 2016To be honest I agree with you about this matter, with normal room temperature when I record FH... moreAgreed, at 1080p30 it seems to be fine, I just really like the look of 60fps footage. Sony have failed to nail this issue and that is not good.