After almost a day of having the XZ1 I am planning to return it. I'm very sad about the low light camera performance. The lack of OIS is really showing. I also have an iPhone 8 and my brother has a 6s Plus. Both these iPhones beat the XZ1 in ALL low light pictures especially in sharpness when you zoom in you see it clearly. I understand why iPhone 8 has received such a high DXOMark score, it really has an amazing and reliable camera. I am a little bit sad about the XZ1 because it's a fantastic phone in all other departments. The screen is beautiful and bright and I like that you can change the white balance, the speed is phenomenal, really great optimization by Sony, and battery life is one of the best I've ever seen for such a powerful phone. Around 7 hours of screen-on time easily. But like I said, I'll probably return the XZ1 and just buy an iPhone 7 as a secondary phone next to my iPhone 8 which is the king of smartphones of 2017 for me :)
Totally, all of them (neo xz series) r shamefully smartphone I have ever seen! Especially those great bezels!! Just damn ;_;
I will receive this phone today in the silver colorr. I also have an iPhone 8 (also silver) that I use as my main phone but I like having two phones to use one of them only at home as a tiny tablet haha. So the Sony is meant for home use. But there's a chance I'll like the XZ1 more than the iPhone 8 haha. We'll see. Can't wait!
Anonymous, 09 Oct 2017Shiva, you purchased this phone in local store? How is the network reception and call quality?... moreEverything is fine so far.. also battery life is amazing.. I maximum get device connected to WiFi.. I get SOT 5-6 hrs every time..
Sony xz premium is one of the best phones in terms of picture quality and how amazing super vivid mode enhances your images, I don't know those critisizing this amazing flagships why .this is for Sony fun guys join and enjoy amazing wonders from Sony
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2017How about the poor night camera quality? Is it true?"When the sun goes down, things get a little bit too blurry for our taste. On the one hand, there is the lack of OIS. But even if you make it a habit to go out with a tripod, the XZ1 still loses a lot of detail in the dark due to heavy-handed noise reduction, which ironically isn't doing all that good of a job of masking the noise itself. It's not a terrible performance by any means, but it's just lagging behind the flagship competition."
That's the real truth from here at gsmarena, the most trusted mobile phone site in the world. Just ignore these Sony fanboys desperately promoting and lying about Sony here. You will find 50 x more you tube videos showing the bad light photography of this Sony phone. In 2018, Sony is finally using OIS in its cameras and will be dropping the cheap, aged EIS technology. Also Sony is dropping the Bezeless design and adopting OLED screen technology.
Basically to get good lowlight photography with Sony phones, you must use manual mode and a Tripod. Kinda totally againt the idea of mobile phones, especially when other brands only need Auto mode and NO tripod.
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2017How about the poor night camera quality? Is it true?After the Sony Xperia xz in 2016, Sony recognized that they are in need for a new camera sensor since although the 23mp camera does excellent job in good light but it was struggling in low light, Sony introduced a new camera sensor "Motion eye" the most advanced camera sensor until now which has less mp "19" than its previous sensor but it has larger pixel size, the result was magnificent, additional to the excellent daylight photography Sony finally achieved a near excellent lowlight photography, while other smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, Apple... went with the new dual camera lense trend contemplating for better performance and the result were a proof for their ignorance in this tech, most smartphone manufacturers again including Samsung and Apple went with OIS and EIS together "image stabilization techs" while these companies are struggling to surpass Sony smartphones which uses only EIS, btw watch these most famous camera comparisons videos for xz1, don't forget to share your opinion downside in the comments if you found any difficulties.
Remember, there is sometimes fanboys of another brands especially Samsung fanboys trying to thread wrong information against Sony.
About low light... As Xperia doesn't have OIS I can't think that it will be good without manual mode with super steady hand or tripod.
Also the Xperia's sensor has small size when compare to other sensor.
For example the sensor for current SONY's flagship phone is IMX400 has 1.22 μm pixel size. The google pixel (old one) use IMX378 which has 1.55 μm pixel size. so the pixel has much better low light quality.
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2017How about the poor night camera quality? Is it true?You can go to YouTube and watch some honest reviews of its bad low light photography. Or read Sony reviews here at gsmarena which always comment on Sonys bad low light photography. One of the reasons why, is the Sony only uses the cheap EIS technology which is known for bad low light photography. Better photography uses OIS. Plus there is the bad Sony camera software also.
Remember that your asking in a Sony forum,so Sony fanboys will always deny the truth.
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2017How about the poor night camera quality? Is it true?Definitely not, you can go to YouTube and watch camera comparisons xz1 has one of the best lowlight shooter.
ArchDragoon, 10 Oct 2017Hi Guy, Please be aware of camera distortion issues of this XZ1! Evidence is here : http... moreI guess I am considered lucky, have been buying their Z and X series high-end flagships for 4 years already and don't have any distortion with any of my smartphones till now with an XPERIA XZ1 still no distortion. Wow
sdfs, 08 Oct 2017The big bezels, low audio volume, poor night camera quality, low loud speaker. This has been t... moreI guess you dont have the xz1 otherwise you would not say that i just got my xz1 yesterday and i testet the loudspeaker and it is more then loud enoung also with headphones attached and it is so loud then it can destroy you ears and i got it delievert with WH-H900N and that is a fantastic headset and i use only 65 % og the volume and this was loud enoung so you can try it by you self and then answere before posting your opinion here
Please be aware of camera distortion issues of this XZ1!
Evidence is here : https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7LpMO5ITuw0MkE5MlY3eFl3UTA
AnonD-34934, 08 Oct 2017Exactly.. But Sony's EIS 1080p output is amazing.. even u can find comparisons in YouTube.Shiva, you purchased this phone in local store? How is the network reception and call quality? You said good battery life then how much is the sot that you ge
I love the way sony is making phones these days . After xperia x I have seen some real efforts by the company to make some good phones . X compact was the best phone I have seen in years . Perfect phone in the hand. It fits like a glove. Though maybe not flagship but still amazing. And xz had an amazing camera . Good job sony .
AnonD-706589, 08 Oct 2017xz1You can't say it's better. Depends on what the person wants :)
AnonD-706286, 07 Oct 2017OIS or EIS , Which one is better ?Main advantage of OIS is that there is no image degradation as necessary compensations are made before optical signal is fed to the CCD. But the hardware for mechanical motion of lenses buts a strain on your battery backup and also adds to the weight of the device.
EIS has become quite popular these days because of they are light and less expensive and with improvement in algorithms used for stabilization image degradation is minimal. But at low resolutions and in poor lighting conditions, you might see significant degradation.
With consumer electronic devices which donÂ’t have a very high resolution , like your SmartphoneÂ’s or low resolution Camcorders, OIS is more effective technique and also out performs EIS in dimly lit areas.