This phone is significantly bigger and heavier than the s8 yet the display is smaller plus its LCD and not OLED. For those reasons I wouldn't buy this phone.
from my previous experience with two Sony phones, I would not buy one again, IMO this slippery phone is a very poor design
it is because it is hybrid IN SENSOR stabilisation and phone gyro, a big first from Sony, first debut in 2016 IMX318 with 3 axis image stabilisation. This new IMX400 is also world’s first memory stacked CIS and is 5 Axis but with additional support from the phone gyros.The reviewer says it has no optical image stabilisation, yet the Sony site states it has Steadyshot 5 axis stabilisation, and has a video showing it in use...
One important point I didn't see in the review is Android updates. From what I gather from colleagues Sony is really slow in this regard. Which means that its vulnerable to attacks and stealing of private information.
In my opinion it could be beneficial and informative to have a separate piece on data/device security. With the internet of things rising its very much a matter of time until a burglar opens a front door because one of your internet connected devices isn't securely connecting to tge internet. Just a view points as a suggestion: iphones vs android how many apps contain viruses;open wifi networks; bank transitions via a phone app; standard passwords, why you should change them
The reviewer says it has no optical image stabilisation, yet the Sony site states it has Steadyshot 5 axis stabilisation, and has a video showing it in use...
it is because it is hybrid IN SENSOR stabilisation and phone gyro, a big first from Sony, first debut in 2016 IMX318 with 3 axis image stabilisation. This new IMX400 is also world’s first memory stacked CIS and is 5 Axis but with additional support from the phone gyros.
This review also makes NO mention of the fact that the memory stacked sensor takes images even before you press the shutter button. the fact that it has manual focus, etc etc
look here for a better review on the camera that "lacks features" according to avforums lol. Apparently, avforums also think it has an absence of a depth-of-field effect... It has manual focus, so of course it does!!
All these people sayings its heavy. Jeez, are you ants? Since when is 195g heavy? Pathetic points to bring up.I don't think anyone has pointed out here, and this is a very important point, while the screen maybe 4k, everything except photos and videos is rendered in 1080p and then scaled, therefore for the vast majority of the time this is infact a 1080p display. When I compare the phone side by side to an old LG G3 which has a 5.5in 1440p display and renders everything at this resolution, while it made the phone laggier, the difference in sharpness and detail is huge when browsing in chrome, it made the Sony screen look blurred when up close although it's probably no more blurred than a native 1080p display. With the Samsung S8, you have the choice to select resolution, but unfortunately Sony still doesn't allow rendering at 4k.
Next I compared some Youtube 4k videos, but on the Sony it was in vp9 at 4k whereas my phone did 1440p avc, when I looked at the Sony alone at first I was wowed, but when I compared it to my phone side by side, while it's possible that there maybe an increase in detail and sharpness, it's minor, especially at that screen size which is why I think it's understandable that no other manufacturer has bothered to put a 4k display in a phone.
Contrast and colour accuracy isn't a match for the Oled's although the Pentile subpixel layout results in a drop in sharpness, the other problems with the XZ premium is it's size and bulk. At 195g it's very heavy and it's got huge bezels in all directions.
All these people sayings its heavy. Jeez, are you ants? Since when is 195g heavy? Pathetic points to bring up.
What a load of drivel that the display looks blurry. It certainly doesn't.
HDR footage looks stunning on both YouTube and Amazon video. Even non HDR video looks brilliant on this device and with the now vast amount of 4k video appearing on YouTube and other sources, this phone is leaving everyone in the dust. Games will no doubt start rolling out in 4K and HDR on mobile devices too.
Are you really going to complain that the main ui isn't in 4k? Because you want to see your Facebook icon in a higher resolution? Please gimme a break man. It would cause unnecessary drainage of the battery, it's better to have it when required than all the time.
The aesthetics are subjective. I think it's a gorgeous phone. So am I wrong?