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Welp_im_damned OP ,

I recommend you guys also watch the video. But here is my consensus after watching a few of these videos. Comparing the vivo x100 series and the xiaomi 14 ultra

The vivo is more consistent but also more phone like ie pixel output. Tbf the vivo is what the pixel output should be.

The Xiaomi is more camera esquc and less consistent. But tries to be more like film and less digital.

Welp_im_damned OP ,

I don't think most people would disagree let alone experts. The issue with vivo's/Google's style of output is that it's hard to get right. With the current pixels they mess up hard because the moment you try to crop the entire image falls apart. This has been an issue with the pixels since the 5.

Welp_im_damned OP ,

I'm talking about afterwards. Because in the viewfinder it looks fine. But after it's done post processing. It somehow loses detail as if they applied a dehazing filter to the photo. Idk how Lemdroid deals with compression but here is an example.


Xperia xz2 premium


Pixel 7 pro

Welp_im_damned OP ,

Sorry when, I mean crop. I'm talking about viewing the photo in full screen mode/zooming in to fit the screen in landscape mode. That's when I noticed these kind of weird effects happening like dehazing, over sharpening and this kind of loss of detail

The photos were taken like 1 minute apart and the clouds are in the same position. Xperia was more true to the scene as in it was a hazy day. While the pixel was more true to the color science of the moment.

Welp_im_damned ,

Other than moto Samsung has been the only one developing desktop mode for Android.

Welp_im_damned , (edited )


Fool me once with the Nokia 9 shame on me. Fool me twice with Lumia colors shame on you hmd global.

Welp_im_damned ,

Leaked documents from Samsung

What logic does Samsung think that it's a good idea to destroy an entire phone just because of it using a third party part.

Welp_im_damned OP ,

Honestly they don't have to lower the price. If they just opened up the software I would make the jump.

Sony already does this and doesn't do the stupid camera drm anymore now.

Welp_im_damned OP ,

You have been able to buy Sony phones unlocked and able to get the bootloader. But with the IV/V Sony lock it because of Verizon. https://lemdro.id/pictrs/image/a1b7d946-2f4f-4002-a396-62e9efd6bb5d.png

There are ways to bypass it on xda.

Welp_im_damned OP ,

Sony will do the bare minimum that they are forced to. So 5 years due to the EU. Repairability idk about that. Parts are hard to source outside of Asia for Xperia phones.

Welp_im_damned OP ,
Welp_im_damned OP ,

I hope they improve the amp for the jack at least.

Welp_im_damned OP ,
  • The naming is dreadful. What comes after the Xperia 1? Why the Xperia 1 II of course! I swear only their console division is capable of clear and sensible naming.

Their phone division is run by their camera division and unfortunately the naming makes sense in that situation

  • They've fallen seriously behind in software support. This will be mitigated by EU legislation forcing longer support, but it'll still be behind Samsung/Google.

I think only Samsung and Google are doing 7 years of updates. Plus fun fact Sony releases Asop builds of newer versions of android 3 years after eol. But for some reason they won't extend updates for their gms roms https://lemdro.id/pictrs/image/fb737914-22cf-4dfc-b367-9fa2258ac4ab.png

Welp_im_damned OP ,

They removed the drm on phone released after 2019 with the start of the current Xperia 1/5/10 lineup.

Welp_im_damned OP ,

Supposedly 5 years due to the eu

Welp_im_damned OP ,

There was the Sony Xperia 5 series which is smaller than the 1

Welp_im_damned OP ,

I think so except for certain Uwb radios if I remember correctly.

Welp_im_damned OP ,

Yes if you get the global one since the ones that are the Japanese carrier/us model

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