Anonymous, 16 May 2017You're right %101, f/2.0 too! What the disappointed phoneLOL
f2.0 is not good? You are brainwashed by Samsung
With f 1.7 Samsung sacrifice daytime photos and brightly lit night photos because of f1.7 hole
So S8 photo are always over-exposed and historic pink colour covers in daylight photos
All photos in S8 are obviously not NATURAL .......especially" you can see the landscape photo in natural and in S8 at the same time"
Low light photos in S8 is good but absolutely not excellent... because of its over sharpness......
Fortunately you can get aamazinglybwautifu l low light photos wwin XZ Premium because the pixels are 19% bigger and 20% brighter
Anonymous, 16 May 2017still no OIS, what the hell...You're right %101, f/2.0 too! What the disappointed phone
shelton cooper, 15 May 2017funny how you write a review of a phone that hasnt come out yet. i will report it for removal.... moreProbably you misunderstood, i was talking about Galaxy smartphones, read the post which i replied to.
mischa, 16 May 2017You got it reversed. Samsung use their own ISOCELL sensor in the Exynos International variants... moreSamsung barely now started to use there own camera sensors with its flagship S8, S8+.. Now after centuries Samsung could make a camera sensor which barely can compete with last year Sony camera sensor, hooray!! Samsung used Sony camera sensors through these years because of its superior quality and the inferior of their own camera sensors, or why they were so desperate for it, accept the truth.
Anonymous, 16 May 2017Samsung's ISOCELL better? Lol what're you smoking? Never seen such a Sammy fanboy like you.
... moreYou got it reversed. Samsung use their own ISOCELL sensor in the Exynos International variants of their flagships. They use the Sony IMX sensor only in the US Snapdragon variant which has something to do with chip compatibility. The US variants of Samsung flagships get to have the inferior components - Snapdragon chip, Sony sensor and slower UFS 2.0. The international variants have all the greatest hardware - Exynos, ISOCELL and UFS 2.1.
The Snapdragon variants have the same preloaded Samsung software as the Exynos variants. The bloatware apps all come from the carriers not from Samsung.
mischa, 15 May 2017Samsung use two types of camera sensor on their flagships just like how they use two types of ... moreSamsung's ISOCELL better? Lol what're you smoking? Never seen such a Sammy fanboy like you.
Samsung uses their own sensors in SOME of their flagships because they maybe don't have sufficient stock of Sony's sensors. This obviously doesn't mean their sensors are better than Sony's, since EVERY top flagship uses a Sony sensor, including the Pixel (which they say has a better cam than your beloved S8) and the iPhones, therefore your argument of ISOCELL being better is invalid.
Also, Sammy uses their best ISOCELL sensors on their flagships, but not the best Sony sensors. IMX 333 used in the S8 is not Sony's best sensor.
And Sammy is well known for loading their snapdragon powered flagships with extremely unoptimized software. Why? Because they want to make their Exynos powered flagships to look better. SD820 S7 was not only slower than Exynos 8890 S7, but it was also slower than other flagships with the same SoC - Phonebuff even made a video about that, might wanna check that out.
mischa, 15 May 2017Samsung use two types of camera sensor on their flagships just like how they use two types of ... moreWhat de fcuk? ,samsung use all sony camera sensor,even before this samsung is begging for sony to give them the imx400 but didnt get it,after note7 battery fiasco,samsung has use sony battery on their s8,you sure are blind sam fanboy,that try to find problem in sony comment section with wrong fact
Ali Bashir, 15 May 2017And the result is a massive fail as usual, worse VR experience and laggy performance XDfunny how you write a review of a phone that hasnt come out yet. i will report it for removal. please try to stay subjective people!
mischa, 15 May 2017Samsung use two types of camera sensor on their flagships just like how they use two types of ... moreTouchwise UI is the most buggy UI nothing else and no need to discuss, it is known for its worse experience, so many people are running from Samsung to Apple because of this and the lack of knowledge about other Android smartphone manufacturers because of their poor marketing such as Sony, LG, HTC..
mischa, 15 May 2017Samsung use two types of camera sensor on their flagships just like how they use two types of ... moreSamsung uses Sony camera sensor for all their flagships because of its superior quality and they don't have the capability to manufacture a decent camera sensor, so they run for Sony, same think happend with their batteries after the disasterios note 7 :D.
mischa, 15 May 2017The option to change screen resolution in Galaxy phones is for improved performance and VR, no... moreAnd the result is a massive fail as usual, worse VR experience and laggy performance XD
KasKas, 15 May 2017As a Xperia fan, I think that Xperia XZ Premium will not achieve the same low light photograph... moreI have a steady hand to hold firm the Z2 to capture nice photos in low light conditions: 1/25 shutter speed with ISO800. What you say the yellowish tint is not found in low light, but it happen in dim light conditions, is all because the color temperature detect, that's why IR sensor solve this problem start from XZ, but the S8 still don't have IR sensor, they still have yellowish tint.
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.
fico1, 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.
mischa, 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.