Xperia XZs Motion Eye camera vs the competition: LG G6, Galaxy S7 edge, iPhone 7 Plus


Sony announced a few brand-new phones at MWC, with its heavy-hitters — the Xperia XZs and Xperia XZ Premium — sporting a fancily-branded new Motion Eye camera. It has an updated sensor, 5-axis stabilization, and an insane 960 FPS super slow-motion mode.

We took a few quick samples with the Xperia XZs, and you can check them out here. But then we came back with a bunch of phones on hand and shot some comparison snaps. Excuse the limited repertoire, but we just had the booth and its surroundings to work with. So, here's a quick shootout between the Motion Eye camera and the LG G6, Galaxy S7 edge, and iPhone 7 Plus!

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33 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

They look terrible when compared to rest, iPhone followed up by the S7 had the best pictures here. Hopefully things will improved when it gets released.

17. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Are you for real? for me, the XZs got the best pics, in the first pic look at the red stick, at least the iphone pic. the S7 as always low quality.

18. mikehunta727 unregistered

Chill bro, you might get the squad on you calling you a Apple fanboy for your opinion(Z....aka Arte, liberalsnowflake, techie, etc)

21. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I was called that when I was critical at times, so I am used to it by now :D

22. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Same here... bruh.

30. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Totally disagree. Sony pictures looks at least on par with all the rest. All phones deliver very good quality at least. The final is to your personal preferences, but i do not see any advantages of iPhone or Samsung over Sony pictures. Great work Sony.

2. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Don't look so angry

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

G6 >XZs >iPhone 7 Plus >>>S7 edge Finalize the XZs image processor and it will be a beast.

6. VasiliS7

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

S7>>>>>> all others

8. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Lg g6 > samsung unrealistic images processing

7. aman5mathur

Posts: 242; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

I think you got the signs all reversed

4. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

If this is Sony's image quality from Auto Mode, then it's definitely an improvement from 2016 models. The Sony Xperia XZ Premium is soo tempting to buy.

5. othmanusse

Posts: 9; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

S7 edge is better

9. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

S7 > competitors

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

XZ was nice if not a dash cold. S7 was a dash warm/saturated. iphone was cold. G6 was just out there. very disappointing.

11. Mfco7

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

There are no distinctive image .. all similar, the difference only light

12. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

S7 always has that yellow warm tint in It's pictures. iPhone and the Sony XZs have the best Pics in my opinion.

13. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

Yes agree..

19. mikehunta727 unregistered

You agree with being a wanna be white nationalist racist? We all knew that already Arte

27. mimicryXD

Posts: 175; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

i agree. s7 photos looks unrealistic compare to iphone and sony photos. idk what happen to g6, they look worst compare to others

14. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Who makes sensor for LG?

16. PL2006

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Sony. It's the IMX258 model

15. PL2006

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

S7E then 7 Plus followed by G6 and lastly XZ

20. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I'm really happy with the image quality of hte XZs!

23. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

The XZP looks good but could be better. The iPhone looked better in my opinion.

24. Feanor

Posts: 1410; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Wow, finally. I won't say that the XZs pictures are necessarily better than the competition, but they are finally at the same level. Sony phones are, together with the Pixel phones, they only upmarket Android phones with stock or nearly stock Android, but the Sony phones are on top waterproof and have the all important for me digital noise cancelling. Finally I can get a Sony phone without having to make sacrifices on camera quality. XZ Premium, here I come!

25. lodanap

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Nice phone, great pictures. I still love my 950XL for its awesome photos though.

26. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Not too shabby considering the Sony camera uses digital image stabilization. A little too dark for the low-light shot but I'd take that over the yellowish tint vs S7 Edge. Having said I'd still reserve my judgement until I can test it out myself. Fingers crossed Sony finally does it right this time around.

28. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

not bad good job Sony..

29. TypicalGeek

Posts: 216; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

I don't know man. Looking at the portrait picture. iPhone has unnatural contrast, G6 is total crap. ZXs and S7 are the ones taking the cake imo. ZXs is at least as good as S7.

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