ArchDragoon, 14 Oct 2017Now almost every flagship smartphone support Hi-Res audio and even more better than Xperia. ... moreOther than LG I am not sure how many well know and famous brands are going with good DAC.. I am not saying Sony is best in music department.. I say Sony is good in that area.. Get hi-res certified headphones and don't turn equaliser on.. check how good xz1 is..
Finally someone gave the 3D picture creator feature of this smartphone a decent review, AMAZING!
Sony been always many steps ahead from the competitors especially in the camera department, this is definitely the most advanced smartphone, adding JOLED display next year and smaller bezels and booom perfect smartphone :D.
AnonD-34934, 14 Oct 2017Everyone is aware that Sony did not improve anything with respect to low light.. U should be a... moreHi, yes Sony is indeed good with audio and hi-res files. The XZ1 has much better speakers than the previous Xperia phones. But the iPhone 8 still has better sound through the speakers and through headsets too. More bass, warmer sound and louder. I've compared them and also compared the speed of the 6s Plus a couple of months ago with the U11. A two year old iPhone beat the Snapdragon 835 in pure performance. No phone can come near the A11 chipset in the iPhone 8. Apple is still the king of smartphone land. I'm not a fanboy of any brand or OS by the way. I like Apple, Sony and HTC. But I don't like Samsung, LG and Huawei.
AnonD-34934, 14 Oct 2017Everyone is aware that Sony did not improve anything with respect to low light.. U should be a... moreXz1 photos are more natural, not overbrighten, that was based on most videos that I have watched. Sony produce the best camera modules of all manufacturer.
AnonD-34934, 14 Oct 2017Everyone is aware that Sony did not improve anything with respect to low light.. U should be a... moreDid you know that sony produce almost all camera module of other brand of phone. This includes the myphone brand in the Philippines, do you mean almost all phone including samsung phones have bad lowlight performance because their camera module is came from sony. I guess the mistake sony made is it didn't give much effort on commercial propagandas in televisions. Well most of people watch tv more than surf net to see such media commercial
AnonD-34934, 14 Oct 2017Everyone is aware that Sony did not improve anything with respect to low light.. U should be a... moreNow almost every flagship smartphone support Hi-Res audio and even more better than Xperia.
Do you know why ? It's because Xperia just using qualcomm DAC which is the worst.
Looking at another flagship you can see Cirrus Logic, Wolfson and ESS sabre DAC and also the nice headphone amp which Xperia never have.
AnonD-706286, 08 Oct 2017And what are the best Android Camera Phones at the moment ? I think only the Pixels have OIS ... moreYes it is probably the Google pixel as last year, Google pixel, IPhone, Samsung, are all using now both OIS and EIS but still they didn't achieve what Sony did with only EIS.
F1rstman, 14 Oct 2017After almost a day of having the XZ1 I am planning to return it. I'm very sad about the low li... moreEveryone is aware that Sony did not improve anything with respect to low light.. U should be aware of it.. Sony is good for overall hardware performance.. Good battery with awesome Music output.. Try to hear Hi-Res files.. Again, it is not for Low light photographers..
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.