fredd, 18 Dec 2017Sure does. Sony has been improved and surpass the competitors in many fields. Yes improved but... moreGood points, a well balanced opinion. Refreshing to see on here.
The thing to bear in mind is that a true fanboy is also simultaneously a 'hater' in that he or she will despise every brand other than their chosen favourite.
You see this in the consistent theme of their posts, one particular user on here has around 3000 such posts the basic premise of which are 'Sony is perfect and can do no wrong, Samsung is evil and can do no right'.
Such users will then challenge any such critique of Sony and dismiss it as hatred, yet are oblivious to their own bias. In short, it's not the actual or precieved hatred that they take exception with, just the direction in which it is pointed.
Thats why it's nice to see a more balanced perspective like yours
lycan, 18 Dec 2017Beautful Screen, Very fast and immediate updatesRush on update but doesn't change at all
The XZ1 only has a newer processor but the 20-month old S7 is still better than this phone.
fredd, 18 Dec 2017Sure does. Sony has been improved and surpass the competitors in many fields. Yes improved but... moreYou actually can not say the best for any of them. Because them all lack sth...
So best in ones mind is just preference....
But you are wrong on the haters thing.
Yeah, one or two occassionals pop up here and there, but...
If youd been here long enough just as me, you would notice some constants on Sony threads...,
a few constant fake pretending certain users, with multiple usernames, here for one sole reason...
to bash Sony phones in any way possible, and promote one certain brand in the same process...
3D Memorys, 17 Dec 2017Hater gonna hate, they don't appreciate Sony at all, they will find excuses for their beloved ... moreSure does. Sony has been improved and surpass the competitors in many fields. Yes improved but not the best. I see a lot of negative comments on most Sony opinions. Why? You gonna say that's because of Samsung fanboy, they're truly hater of Sony. No! Take positive. Some people were right. I used iPhone 8 Plus as my daily driver and S7 and XZs as my backup and all the three have all problems. If I could state all cons on my iPhone, sure it will take a day and several paragraphs to finish. My S7 is good but it has some minor lags. My XZs is also good but the camera is not as good as my iP8+ and S7. If your phones make a problems, it would annoy you and worstly, you hate that phone. And then the hating will make people writing an opinion here, thus it would write weird opinions here, sounds like haters. But it never runs from truly haters which saying bad with no evidence. Even Samsung sections never runs out the people who says 'laggy TouchWiz UI'. Yes, Samsung has laggy UI and pretty lame with updates, Sony has weird camera, Apple doesn't have audio jack, microSD card slot and bad battery life.
Anonymous, 17 Dec 2017yeah? https://youtu.be/Y0-jpm5l_dYWhat is the connection of smartphone to this?
Ali Bashir, 17 Dec 2017As usual amazing performance in most categories especially in camera, sure, Sony make believe.... moreHater gonna hate, they don't appreciate Sony at all, they will find excuses for their beloved brand. Even Sony has been improved and surpass the competitors from many fields.
danielle, 17 Dec 2017What a gimmick triple sensing technology yet it cannot focus at all! not hating but i used xpe... moreNo XZ doesn't heating up or overheating, it get warm only when playing games or performance test.
But 4K video recording still everyone can overheat not only XZ. Some weird solutions is fixed only 10 minutes record limitations, just like Samsung's engineers too clever lol.
As usual amazing performance in most categories especially in camera, sure, Sony make believe.
3D Memorys, 16 Dec 2017The Triple sensing technology (PDAF+Laser AF+RGB-IR sensor) and 5 Axis image stabilizer and Al... moreblah blah blah. 3d sensing, 1000d sensing, etc, you can name it with anything that looks fancy. the end-result is still same: xperia have worse image quality compared to competitors and also still overheat
danielle, 17 Dec 2017What a gimmick triple sensing technology yet it cannot focus at all! not hating but i used xpe... moreThe triple sensor based focus on the XZ was blazing fast (think all but as quick as the dual-pixel focus of the S7) but not as consistently accurate. That RGB-IR thing mind.....well I could never tell if that was actually doing anything, same as when i used the Lg G4 & G5 which both had one.
As for the 5-axis stabilization, that was impressive enough (though now beaten by the Pixel 2's video stabilization) but it was just too limited in it's actual use as it only worked up to 1080p@30fps.
And yes it affected performance in that it would cause the device temperature to rise quickly, which as you say was still an issue, at least as far as the nougat software was concerned (I'd sold my XZ long before Oreo was released on it, so not sure if that improved things).
Now the combination of Oreo and the improved hardware on the likes of the XZ1 might well have changed all that, I can see from Sony's own product page that 5-axis is still limited to 1080p@30fps however, but hopefully the auto-focus algorithms have been improved and the stabilization is not quite the same strain on the hardware.
Ultimately, I'm still not impressed by Sony's approach to mobile photography, it's always just too difficult to get that shot I am happy with. In comparison the Pixel 2 camera experience is a delight, point - shoot = excellent result, couldn't be simpler.
I'd still rather shoot video with the Pixel 2 as well, despite the mono audio recording, mainly because I can be assured that I'm not going to to get that blasted 'device temperature is rising' warning.
3D Memorys, 16 Dec 2017The Triple sensing technology (PDAF+Laser AF+RGB-IR sensor) and 5 Axis image stabilizer and Al... moreWhat a gimmick triple sensing technology yet it cannot focus at all! not hating but i used xperia z5 before changing to xz and it good phone but after nougat update it came very hot and then change to xz, the overheat issues is still there! it goes riot when extremely hot and oreo update does not change at all just better battery life. Then i change to s8 and it best phone i've ever used. Yes it has weird fingerprint place but often used and you can be normal with it, the weird things only feel when early used.
danielle, 16 Dec 2017How much flagship produced from sony this year? xzs, xzp, xz1, xz1c. right now I want to say a... moreThe Triple sensing technology (PDAF+Laser AF+RGB-IR sensor) and 5 Axis image stabilizer and Alkaleido Metal are first to launch by XZ and yet also bring forward the Qnovo to the XZ. Then what is your wishlist Actually?... Just An S8? so why bothering here? Will you have the wishlist on your Samsung S8? Sure, you definitely wish the S8's fingerprint scanner change to a better location, then you may start your complaint on S8 threads because improvement and critic will never be ended when we compare to the previous units.
Anonymous, 13 Dec 2017GPU has no effect in image processing. Image processing is handled by the DSP which is located... moreAgreed, but it is actually the ISP that is mostly responsible for processing of digital images. The name ISP kind of gives that away when you about it, you know the Image Signal Processor.
For the most part though a modern SoC will likley support Hetrogeneous Computing, this allows for (amoung other things) other components of said SoC like the DSP or GPU etc to help out to varying degrees when processing digital photo images.
When it comes to processing these images, I highly doubt that it matters much at all if the GPU component of the SoC is of any particular type, be it Mali or Adreno etc.
In fact most Sony fans were pretty united in their disapproval of the Mali line of GPU, mainly I think as it was their hated rival Samsungs chief GPU of choice. Then Sony went and threw a Mediatek SoC that featured a Mali into one of their Xperia devices and what do you know, Sony fan based criticism of the Mali almost disappeared overnight....weird huh