I will never understand how people can find this phone better than the Galaxy S8/Note8. I mean, even Sony is rushing to release a phone with edge-to-edge display just to compete with the S8.
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2017All those links are from Unreliable, Unknown, Unrespected, Cheap testers. Actuaully proves No... moreMost bullshit response, gsmarena is just a bunch of people teamed up to do bussiness in reviewing phone. I have never heard of it before I for sure don't trust them completely. You have to use it to know if it is good or not. Basically I used samsung, apple and sony before and sony, although lack some depth compared to apple, outmatch samsung in many aspects. The reason it is underated is because of people made comments out of the spec or because the smartphone is in a hand of not so smart people. The XZ1 is optimized well with both the software and hardware running according to each other. Reallity testing on youtube is the best demonstration and people please stop relying on these sites they are just here to make profit not here to give true opinions to be honest
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2017Not always, most of those rating apps like antutu didn't really give honest ratings. Its more ... moreFor the same phone, Antutu here 144 k, all other testers 170-180k...
Anonymous, 19 Nov 2017Do you have this phone to say that it sucks. Well to see is to believe, even if DXO is a group... moreDxo is not what it used to be.
Their testing is quite circumstantial now, for ex giving points for bokeh in portrait mode to some phones, but ignoring bokeh of other like XZ Prem just because it doesnt have bokeh in portrait but in macro mode.
Also points counting doesnt have mathematic equative background now, they add points as they like, for ex out of 90 and 87 they get an overall 100 score ?!
So what to make out of their tests actually?
Cant trust dxo anymore.
AnonD-392500, 19 Nov 2017DXO mark and antutu are different. Antutu is just a software but DXO mark is a team of profess... moreWhat phone did you suggest? Instead of this? I have read alot of complain on S8 camera being blurry and not focusing well.
DatUtter, 19 Nov 2017Been using for a month now. Battery is great, display is rich with colors and its fast and rel... moreThanks cant decide whether I' ll going to earn for this phone or other brand. I guess this phone is worth to buy. Hey can tell me a good case for this phone.
Been using for a month now. Battery is great, display is rich with colors and its fast and reliable. You also get monthly security patches. Can't complain. Good camera and I'm impressed with the front camera as well. With the metal build and gorilla glass 5 display. This will age well. Have nothing bad to say. It's a solid phone with no problems so far.
Recommend because of build and the great dual stereo speakers for video.
It also have superb sound quality, I've paired my bose qc 35 to this phone.
First phone I'm years I've used that I have no complain about. I really tried to find something bad! But there is nothing...
If it goes down in price it's going to be a really good deal, but I would say buy it anyway, it's a quality phone much better then the xz. Because of the build quality :)
AnonD-392500, 19 Nov 2017*XZ premium and XZ1Do you have this phone to say that it sucks. Well to see is to believe, even if DXO is a group of professionals, you could say that they could be more biased since being a human could have a biased perception.
AnonD-392500, 19 Nov 2017*XZ premium and XZ1I know, but both of thek are well known and probable review devices based on popularity, xperia was under rated phone. If you used one you'll know its under rated. Antutu rated processor performance while DXO mark rate photo quality, but based from what I have read, DXO is kind of biased base from the popularity of the device. Admit it that when were talking about android, Samsung was and still the most popular. In some review they said that LG V30 is the best cameraphone.
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2017Not always, most of those rating apps like antutu didn't really give honest ratings. Its more ... moreDXO mark and antutu are different. Antutu is just a software but DXO mark is a team of professionals who test cameras and phone cameras. Yeah, I have XZs which share same camera with XZ premium. Trust me, it sucks.
AnonD-392500, 18 Nov 2017DXO mark gives honest opinion. Read the below postNot always, most of those rating apps like antutu didn't really give honest ratings. Its more reliable to ask those owners, if they tell the truth that is. Do you have this device?
Anonymous, 18 Nov 2017OIS is a more effective, advanced technique and also out performs EIS in dimly lit areas. Wit... moreSony use EIS on video recording but not on taking photos or still image. Does anyone their used this phone. Make an honest opinion on its camera performance and its photo quality. A lot of folks here are arguing if its worthed based on its camera performance. I dont have it yet, but I know one thing sony manufactures most other brands camera module.
AnonD-481725, 18 Nov 2017Sony did it once again, the Sony Xperia xz1 and his brothers are invading the YouTube and dest... moreForget youtube camera tests. Thry are just amatures and some are paid by smartphone manufacturers. They give biased reviews most of the time.
Here is what DXO mark(the most respected site that benchmark image quility of smartphone cameras) says
"SonyÂ’s Xperia XZ Premium features a capable smartphone camera that gets the job done Â— especially in good light Â— but which doesnÂ’t rise to the heights of the top phones from other manufacturers. In particular, it is sensitive to harsh lighting conditions outdoors, and finicky in low light and indoor situations. Video performance is also competent, but marred by problems with loss of detail. The stacked sensor does allow the XZ Premium to support a novel 960 fps slow-motion mode, but even at 19MP, it doesnÂ’t produce overall better images or video than many other phones with lower or similar-resolution sensors"
AnonD-481725, 18 Nov 2017Sony did it once again, the Sony Xperia xz1 and his brothers are invading the YouTube and dest... moreAll those links are from Unreliable, Unknown, Unrespected, Cheap testers. Actuaully proves Nothing. Try this camera phone comparasion from gsmarena, 2017, the worlds most respected mobile phone site for over 16 years. (Sony XZ premium has idential camera to XZ1)
"Casual snaps will look best on the Samsung S8 thanks to its widest aperture, largest pixels and OIS."
"We'd pick the Galaxy S8 if battery life is of greatest importance."
"The Super AMOLED display on the Samsung phone is also raking victories in our tests across the board."
"Hand-held lowlight photography is best avoided on the Xperia."
gsmarenas camera shootout from 2016. Samsung and LG G5 are equal winners, third place is Iphone....Last place was Sony camera.
"We don't mean to say that the Sony Xperia XZ is a one hit wonder, but it's just not as universally excellent all-round photography tool as the LG G5 and Samsung S7 are and it can occasionally trip here and there - especially in low light regardless which of the two cameras you use."
"So it turns out that more than 6 months after their release, the LG G5 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 remain the top choices when it comes to cameraphones."
Sony did it once again, the Sony Xperia xz1 and his brothers are invading the YouTube and destroying its comment threads with its superior camera quality against the competitors which are using a lot of camera techs like dual camera lens with no noticeable benefits.
However there were actually a decent competitor and ironically with no dual camera lens.
Anonymous, 17 Nov 2017Does this means EIS function better than OIS? I thought they have same.function.
OIS is a more effective, advanced technique and also out performs EIS in dimly lit areas.
With OIS, there is no image degradation as necessary compensations are made before optical signal is fed to the CCD. (unlike EIS)
EIS has become quite popular these days because of they are light and less expensive.
But at low resolutions and in poor lighting conditions, you might see significant degradation.