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Camera Shootout: Xperia XZ Premium vs Galaxy S8

By Monica U Santos , May 19, 2017 09:01 AM EDT
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This year’s Galaxy S8 takes specs several steps farther and has been labeled as the 2017 best smartphone display in the business. However, Sony Xperia XZ is also on the road kicking its great quality. In terms camera, which do you think is better to use in night and day?

Sony's Xperia XZ Premium

The Sony Xperia XZ Premium costs $845, which is considered as a hefty price. However, according to TechRadar, once you buy this smartphone, you'll get a lot of unique tech features. This includes a 4K screen, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset, a sleek mirrored finish handset and a 19MP camera with a very impressive slow-motion skill.

Thanks to Sony's new Motion Eye tech feature, taking photos of fast-moving objects using the Xperia XZ Premium is no longer resulting in any distortion. Meaning, shooting a speeding car, for instance, will capture as if it was parked on the side of the highway. No doubt, Sony claims that the emphasis of all the marketing materials regarding the Xperia XZ Premium is placed on its camera.

Samsung's Galaxy S8

Photo shootouts between sophisticated smartphones are getting better and better, thanks to camera technology that is continually improving. Nowadays, dedicated point and shoots are not anymore as ludicrous as before. In fact, according to BGR, Samsung Galaxy S8 managed to hold its own camera features in quite a few of the test photos they take.

The camera of the Galaxy S8 head-to-head with a camera worth $2,000 and held its own. So, it is a battle between the Samsung flagship smartphone and the Panasonic GH4, as well as Nikon’s D5100. Both mirrorless cameras have a 16 MP lens versus the 12 MP of Galaxy S8, but the smartphone took the top spot without even questions.

The Verdict

Talking on the camera front, each smartphone actually wins. However, Sony's Xperia XZ has the better rear camera, with its 19MP lens versus the 12MP found on Samsung's Galaxy S8, as well as Galaxy S8+. Even if the Xperia XZ has the better sensor quality in the front or selfie camera, which is 3MP versus the Galaxy’s 8MP, Samsung's flagship smartphone wins here because its front camera includes an autofocus feature.

 

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