Anonymous, 14 May 2017So a company is 5 years ahead from a rival from which it buys sensors
A company is 5 years a... moreSamsung use two types of camera sensor on their flagships just like how they use two types of SoCs. They use their own superior camera sensor on the Exynos international variants of their flagships. They use the inferior Sony sensor on the US Snapdragon variants.
IPS LCD is inferior to SuperAMOLED just like how backlit LED TVs are inferior to OLED TVs. The SuperAMOLED display of the S7 was the best display of 2016 and now the S8 display is the best display among all consumer electronics.
Samsung's pressure sensitive home button is embedded beneath the display. Apple's is basically a capacitive button. Big difference. The Samsung implementation is a modern one.
Touchwiz UI is the most elegant, visually-appealing, most consistent and feature-rich UI which stock Android is copying gradually.
8knots, 15 May 2017GSMArena already pointed out that the resolution change feature on the recent Galaxy phones ba... moreThe option to change screen resolution in Galaxy phones is for improved performance and VR, not for increasing battery life. Touchwiz has different performance modes depending on user's needs. Watch this Touchwiz feature be a default feature in stock Android after 5 years.
AnonD-566980, 10 May 2017so then you will tell me that s810 with 8 cores is faster then s820 or 821 with 4 cpu cores? ... moreSD 821 - 2x2.4 GHz Kryo & 2x2.0 GHz Kryo
SD 810 - 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
Mediatek Helio P25 - 4x2.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
If you compare P25 and SD 810, both with cortex processors, P25 seems faster. About Kyro processors I've heard they are twice as fast as cortex ones..
As a Xperia fan, I think that Xperia XZ Premium will not achieve the same low light photography quality that S8 has achieved but overall XZ Premium is able to capture better and more detailed photos in most of the situations than S8.
I have been using my Xperia Z2 for 2.5 years and I have some opinions about its photo and video quality ; first I have to say that the glass on top my Z2's camera Lenz isn't actually glass! It's made out of plastic and after 1.5 years using my phone, I noticed some scratches on it and now after 2.5 years, the camera quality for both photo and video has degraded to the worst possible!
Now I am glad to say that Sony has changed its strategy from plastic to real glass and they have used a very hard type of glass to protect the camera of XZ Premium.
Second thing is that almost all Xperias used to capture photos with an annoying yellow tint specialy in low light conditions.
Again I'm very happy to say that Sony has finally removed that yellowish tint in the XZ Premium.
And finally if you have ever seen some photos taken with Xperia phones you might have noticed that the corners of almost every photo is not as sharp as its center. I have experienced this when taking photos with my Z2.
I read in XZ Premium's review that this annoying thing has completely gone and you can see no softness in the edges of the photos.
So Sony has made some important improvements in camera quality and XZ Premium is definitely a great snaper unlike the previous Xperia flagships which didn't have acceptable camera quality when compared to their main rivals.
AnonD-27765, 14 May 2017Samsung Galaxy phones have option to change screen resolution to HD, FHD and QHD. Samsung also... moreMy mate lolilpop down there already explained you, wait, you are trying to flood Sony threads with your repeated negative posts against Sony, let me tell you again, GSMarena one day already said that QHD looks vey pixelaited with the VR, it is useless, marketing strategy as usual.
How thick would someone have be to tell that Lagwiz is miles better than stock Android? Other than diehard Sammy fanboys, that is.
Go read real S8 owners about their opinion on lagwiz. Lot of them still complaining about occasional UI stutter. Go search it up. Lagwiz is one of the worst Android skin ever. If you didn't know, the more closer to stock a skin is, the better.
AnonD-27765, 14 May 2017Samsung Galaxy phones have option to change screen resolution to HD, FHD and QHD. Samsung also... moreGSMArena already pointed out that the resolution change feature on the recent Galaxy phones barely impacts the overall battery life, so what's the point of it anyway?
And no, touchwiz is obviously not the best according to many different sources.
AnonD-669210, 14 May 2017I samsung fan but i want to buy the xz premium because the specs are great but according to GS... moreNo.. the S8 camera is not better than the XZ Premium.. check out any YouTubers true to life camera and video comparison. Never believe web images. Especially the images coming from gsma.
[deleted post]Don't restrict yourself with one resource, do multiple researchers on Google and YouTube...
AnonD-481725, 14 May 2017Nonsense, everything you said, 2k used to compete with the FHD ips LCD and it is very pixellat... moreSamsung Galaxy phones have option to change screen resolution to HD, FHD and QHD. Samsung also have their own VR headset optimized for Galaxy phones hence the 2k resolution. For normal phone operation, you can choose lower resolution. There's absolutely no use for XZ Premium's 4k display. The phone doesn't come with a VR headset and neither is 4k necessary on normal phone screen viewing experience. There are no bugs in current Touchwiz version. It's the best Android skin out there miles better than stock Android and Xperia UI.
AnonD-27765, 14 May 20172k is the current mobile industry standard display resolution. It's not weird because everyone... moreI'm not saying 2K weird from smartphone perspective but rather from technical perspective, 2K as it name suggest, it multiply pixel from 1 pixel into 2 pixel instead the regular 1 pixel to 4 pixel jump (360p to 480p to 720p to 1080p to 2160p) which give more proportional scaling
We can't see pixel difference from 1080p and 4K, yes that's true but, we still can see sharpness different of 1080p and 4K, this different is not noticeable in homescreen or any plain app interface but going to a high detailed picture and 4K video that available pretty much everywhere know including youtube, you will see huge differences especially in high frequency detail in video and image, that sometime appear a little jagged, moire and sometime glitchy as the effect of aggressive downscaling while 4K screen won't be needing much downscaling
Samsung improving its display cause it in their prowess and income sources
Sony improve camera cause it also their prowess and source income, without them autofocus on smartphone won't be in today level not to mention 4K recording, slowmo, lowlight capability, shutter speed range, etc
Samsung still suffer lag, even s6 and s7, how do i know?
I will never forget the knive like sensation when holding s6 edge in the hand for a long time, in case of s7, it's good for 5 month of use, after that it show a sign of stuttering and slow down, also delay, for your information, i live in SEA so i got the exynos version, no, the phone doesn't have that much app cause my father using it not me, so it suppose to be self explanatory how the usage pattern is
If you wondered why my father use samsung and i'm using sony, it's because my father use phone under local carrier contract with 1 year upgrade, and no, here, the carrier doesn't heavily bloated the phone as the phone barely had any carrier app cause in SEA carriers cannot risk much as people can buy phone from anywhere they want be it from online retailers or physical store or 3rd party retailer
AnonD-669210, 14 May 2017I samsung fan but i want to buy the xz premium because the specs are great but according to GS... moreI know what you thinking,better not believe with just only on source,i also didnt believe ,so better trust a youtube reviewer because its straight forward showing a phone on their hands
AnonD-669210, 14 May 2017I samsung fan but i want to buy the xz premium because the specs are great but according to GS... moreHi
Do not trust to reviews! Just do trust to your eyes!
1. Take this (XZ Premium)
2. Experiment now this (XZ Premium)
3. Finally: ‏Judgment now
And, when you see pictures in your smartphone, monitor or TV then you will can to compare between taken pictures in your smartphone, monitor or TV to views in real place! Watching pictures in web is not good idea
GSMA compares the XZP's battery life to the XZ. I had the XZ and I was not impressed with the battery. The speakers were also weaksauce on that phone, and judging by the review the XZP might follow suit. :(
I samsung fan but i want to buy the xz premium because the specs are great but according to GSM arena check photo quality photos S8 gets better photos than Xz premium...how can this be possible ?
AnonD-27765, 13 May 2017LOL@Samsung will never chase Sony. Sony is 5 years behind Samsung and even other Android OEMs.... moreSo a company is 5 years ahead from a rival from which it buys sensors
A company is 5 years ahead from a conpany who has a better screen, doesn't explode (well they did so much RESEARCH on how to explode batteries that they turned to sony for batteries)
A brand that has copied pressure sensitive home button from apple
A brand with the most laggy ui (well sony is far behind in lagging)
You are one of those fanboys who are not aware of the surroundings even in 2017
AnonD-27765, 14 May 20172k is the current mobile industry standard display resolution. It's not weird because everyone... moreNonsense, everything you said, 2k used to compete with the FHD ips LCD and it is very pixellated with the VR, useless power drainer, and the 4k is the best resolution for VR, FHD awarded the best resolution in a poll here in GSMARENA.
Sony and LG has the best ips LCD.
Touchwise is very known for its buggy ui.
Samsung used to copy the competitors especially apple and Sony...
L0lip0p, 14 May 2017"Sony is 5 years behind Samsung"
I guess 5 years in the future phone is still limited to 10 m... more2k is the current mobile industry standard display resolution. It's not weird because everyone uses it. 4k resolution is overkill for a smartphone display. Even GSMArena pointed that out in their review of the XZ Premium. The XZ Premium display doesn't even defaults to 4k but to 1080p. There is no use for 4k in XZ Premium other than in viewing 4k content which doesn't even have any noticeable difference from 1080p. SuperAMOLED display is the best screen technology right now. Samsung now focuses on improving the quality of the already best display rather than increasing the resolution. Even Apple which has the best IPS LCD display is moving towards AMOLED. Samsung doesn't lag. You're so 4 years late. That accusation is only perpetuated by people who've never used a S7 or S8. No S7 or S8 user will tell you their phones are slower than any other Android phone. Touchwiz is so much better now. It's simpler, cleaner, more elegant, faster and more advanced. I actually hate how simple it is because everything in the UI now looks black and white. I prefer the more colorful and intricate old Touchwiz. The Xperia UI hasn't changed or added any new features in years other than whatever stock Android brings.
Samsung is the most innovative smartphone maker right now. They're now the blueprint in mobile technology (previously Apple).
In some countries this phone may sell more than an s8+. This phone will have a very high price tag. If I am going to spend that much money on a phone upgrade, I will definitely buy a s8+ at the moment and an iphone 8 later on in the year.... There is nothing to justify me to get this phone for those huge bezels, huge form factor....