Trying to replace my old XZ with a new model. My main concerns with a phone camera are:
1. poor low light performance (front & rear cameras)
2. dreaded purple or orange tinge in low light or extreme sunny conditions
3. over and underexposure
4. unresolved details especially around the corners
5. lots of noise when zooming in (under any conditions)
6. No OIS or (the very least) EIS in both the front & rear camera. (I'm doing more 1080p videos @30 or 60fps than 4K)
7. Audio recording sounds as if the people talking have a blocked nose (mono).
8. Unnatural bland or over-contrasty colours (in Auto Mode)
9. Poorly optimised portrait shots (background blur looks artificial)
10. Jumpy or overactive autofocus.
So, Does this sounds the XZ2 can easily handle? Or go for something like the Xperia S8 (or S9)?
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Played with the XZ2 yesterday Awesome phone ! Excellent display, very comfortable to hold, no problem with the weight. Took great pictures and video, luv the audio. Thinking of upgrading my old Xperia Z3 (still runs smoothly after 4 years). Not interested in the XZ3's P-OLED display as they decay where as the time tested Sony IPS LCD display lasts forever. Just going to wait till about March 2019 for the price to drop. Right now I can get one unlocked for $600 Canadian...
any update to the xz2 h296 the 6gb ram version pie update ? USA where how to get it
I've heard the XZ2 family is receiving the Pie update but along with it comes "missing" features:
NO gestures - just nav buttons
NO selfie portrait mode
NO Google lens integration in camera (I could be wrong)
Lack of themes compared to Samsung's
Are these true?
Will Samsung's alleged Experience UI 10.0 (based off 9 Pie) be a better implementation u think?
Pie generally sucks. The status bar, quick settings, recent apps and navigation buttons are bad on my pixel 3. Luckily Sony sticks with the 3 buttons and old recent apps layout. Battery seems to improve drastically. Camera is so so so much better now. Bluetooth seems to dismiss my received files notification when I turn Bluetooth off. Cant say if that's intended or bug. No issues with sony, just Google's 9.0 is just full of flaws.
after pie update fingerprint scanning isnt instant anymore, i have to try a couple of times before it unlocks, everything else has improve.
update could not install ( beta 9.0)....
14/10/2018 still no official android 9.0!
model : H8216
@GSMArena The video section of a phone should mention if the device can record HDR videos or not. The Display can support HDR, the camera can take HDR photos and record HDR videos. Support for all three should be specified in all phones. Most of the time the camera can take HDR photos, the screen might be able to display HDR, but for the camera to record HDR videos is a totally different capability.
I think Sony absolutely nailed it with the XZ2. They finally gave people what they want - good battery life with wireless charging, plus the usual excellent camera and sound quality. I can't being myself to buy one because I just know I will smash it within a week.
Anonymous, 04 Oct 2018does xz2 having heating issues?No dear my self good divice
hello everyone ,from Z2 to XZ2, look the phone is really good has a beautiful design and dont worry about the finger print placement you ll going to get use to , for the performance the phone flies so fast of course thanks to the snapdragon 845 , the screen is very good ,bbbut i just saw the camera not that good dont get me wrong ,especially in low light conditions ,other than that the phone is excellent for its price
Tech Tareq, 16 Sep 2018Dear XZ2 users, is there any issues with signal reception and wifi range coverage with this ph... moreI am an XZ2 user from June and it's signal reception and wifi coverage is pretty good, Didn't found any problem so far.
Dear XZ2 users, is there any issues with signal reception and wifi range coverage with this phone? I am planning to get one...
Laqesh89, 06 Sep 2018I prefer Xperia XZ2 due to some features in XZ2 you won't find in Mate 10 pro as well as built... morePlease just find time and watch durability test of Mate 10 pro by JackRig Huawei high end phones are not just cheap Chinese phones, they are build to last.
Guski, 26 Jul 2018Which is better and why: Xperia XZ2 or Mate 10 pro?I prefer Xperia XZ2 due to some features in XZ2 you won't find in Mate 10 pro as well as built quality and durability together with software optimization from Sony.