Sony Xperia X, X Performance, and XA hands-on: a much needed reboot
1. bassembm (Posts: 88; Member since: 27 Dec 2015)
Great from Sony ,, hope they will not get the usual 7/10 phonarena rating
2. TyrionLannister (unregistered)
It's not an iPhone. Expect 6.5 at best.
4. Zack_2014 (Posts: 378; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Any info about improvements of S7 front camera over the S6?
8. TyrionLannister (unregistered)
IDK much about it. Not interested in the S7, or selfies in particular. S6 front camera is pretty solid already. Anyway, here's what I do know:
Both use the 5 MP 16:9 S5K4E6 sensor, which is Samsung made. S6 uses F1.9 aperture, S7 uses F1.7.
S7 should be marginally better in low-light selfies due wider F-stop(assuming focal length is same or higher).
26. Zack_2014 (Posts: 378; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
So basically means they enlarged the aperture but still uses the same sensor.
Due to wide angle lens on S6, photos in the corners of the screen tend to warp.
Not sure if there's any fix Samsung did on that
27. TyrionLannister (unregistered)
Well, there is no fix to that. Any lens with wide angle will cause warping. It's basic optics. That's why wide angle lens are not that much popular.
All the popular wide angle lenses have that fisheye effect going on. What happens is that the lens captures the sphere around it. Now, a small portion(angle wise) of a sphere is relatively flat, but if you increase angle, the spherical effects get apparent. Imagine our earth. Now a town or a city appear relatively flat as the angle relative to the radius of earth is small. But if you take a sizable portion of earth, you can't display it fully on a screen. If you stretch the earth to a rectangular screen, it will cause the same warping effects. Like for example imagine this map stretched to full rectangle:
There is a possible fix to that: You make your screen curved, or use VR. That's how you can model a sphere , and use wider videos like 360 degree ones.
The other fix is to either use a narrower lens, or just crop the corners.
28. Zack_2014 (Posts: 378; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)
Thanks for the detailed explanation. The site needs more people like you instead of trollers.
9. zeeBomb (Posts: 2118; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)
Not really a reboot from Sony. Still the same Omni design with a different confusing name scheme...heck why wasn't the X called the M6?
14. xperiaZlover (Posts: 202; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)
XA has a different design from the other devices.
Actually I don't won't Sony to change the omnibalance design.
It is perfect.
They have done many changes from Z to z5.
People who have used all devices know about this.
But people who haven't gone to depth of inspecting won't say this. They say same design over and over again.
What about Samsung I can say that they have the same design since s3 as well.
But when we really use the phone we see the difference.
Of course I know the design is entirely different on the S6 and S7.
But from outside perspective same curve design is used.
Are you people asking Sony to move to curve design?
I don't think it is the right decision. There many people like me who love the omnibalance design.
The presence of a metal back is great. No more cracked back glass.
Think about what I am saying.
17. bassembm (Posts: 88; Member since: 27 Dec 2015)
btw I'm in love with Omnibalance design , I find it the best ,,
40. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)
I love the sharp edges.
Hate ugly G5.
31. azimesmail (Posts: 155; Member since: 23 Nov 2014)
Sony's phone designs are near perfect, there's no need to change it.
45. nodes (Posts: 738; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)
the quite large top and bottom chin with super-slim side bezels look weird to me.
23. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)
it actually looks weird.. those frames up n down like .. too thick
30. Switch00 (Posts: 478; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)
Instead of Ultra or something really inovative, Sony gave us renamed Z series. And put those buttons on bottom bezel. Pssst - can be done.
6. may_czos (Posts: 752; Member since: 22 Nov 2014)
Reboot in what? Old design that people simply hate? Massive bezels? Flagship price?
11. maherk (Posts: 3884; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Not to mention the washed-out screen!
Like seriously, I had to check few hands-on videos to double check if PA had a terrible camera, or if it's the screen. And in all videos, the screen looked dull with bad viewing angles.
18. xperiaZlover (Posts: 202; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)
Bro the brightness was set to low or little higher. I saw it as well. The display sort of gives an amoled effect.
I felt as if it was ipsneo. Which in 2014 became popular since it had better colors on some meizu phone which had both an amoled and ipsneo version.
I think the display is ipsneo.
I don't mind the display tech hope Sony price this device right.
After all Sony made the world's best IPS display before the G5 on the Xperia Z5p.
And Sony make the iPhone displays.
I am pretty sure all displays were better than m4 and m5 displays.
22. maherk (Posts: 3884; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Again, I ve seen bunch of videos, not one or two.
And it is even more apparent when compared to another smartphone.
25. Xperia14 (Posts: 480; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)
I've seen other video's as well were they mentioned that the display has been improved/looks good.
35. xperiaZlover (Posts: 202; Member since: 15 Nov 2015)
You are correct indeed. Very astonishing the xperia X , X performace display is better than Z5. Not the Premium.can't believe it.
Even the 23mp camera on Xperia X beats the Xperia Z5 camera.
Z5 front looks garbage comparative to the Xperia X series front camera.
Well done Sony mobile Sweden and Japan.
50. xperian (Posts: 333; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)
You shouldn't judge the screen from videos. Try it in a store, then say it's bad.
7. ryq24 (Posts: 731; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
if Sony can price these phones competitively maybe they will have a chance of doing well. But knowing Sony I doubt that will ever happen.
12. bassembm (Posts: 88; Member since: 27 Dec 2015)
in our dreams ,,I like Sony but there mid-range mobile phones are a bit over-priced .
10. isprobi (Posts: 666; Member since: 30 May 2011)
I see little here to make me want to replace my Sony Xperia Z5 Premium.