Xperia GX and Xperia SX: First 1080p video samples

by XB on 22/05/2012

in Imaging, Videos, Xperia - Japan Models


We have already seen the first photo samples from Sony’s Xperia GX and its 13MP camera sensor, now you can get an idea of the video quality. A couple of videos have emerged showing what is believed to be the first 1080p video samples from the Xperia GX and Xperia SX. Both videos have been shot inside a NTT DoCoMo shop in Japan, probably not the ideal conditions but see what you think after the break.

Xperia GX 1080p video sample

Xperia SX 1080p video sample

  • http://twitter.com/djsilentg1 djsilentg

    mega — auto focusing looks great so far

  • DragonClaw

    And who said pure view was cool? Its so bulky. Look at the Gx. Its so awesome.

  • evita

    I would rather wait till final retail software arrived, and judging how it performance

  • Tymodmyt

    Not bad! But I can’t really see any difference in the quality between the two sensors.

  • AAA

    I bet u have no idea why pureview(nokia 808) was bulky…

  • dereknobuyuki

    Played with these devices today along with others like the hot running Sharp Zeta.

    To be honest, I was disappointed with every device I might buy.
    Xperia GX in black looks and feels decent in matte black while the matte white looks fine but felt cheap (compared to the black). Like the Galaxy S3, it feels really thin which makes the screen definitely not too big. I quite liked the 2-step camera button (an improvement over the X10 but similar to the Arc I would guess). I liked that the volume rocker zooms as expected unlike the Sharp Zeta that requires you to swipe left and right. The Camera interface was really disappointing and didn’t feel as polished as some other ones (which is weird since Sony Ericsson was the king of the more-polished camera UI). The camera also took 1-4 seconds to fire up with I thought was odd after all the trouble they previously went to for fast starting cameras.

    The software on the GX was lackluster and uninspiring but at least it wasn’t touchwiz (although that Galaxy S3 was super super smooth with 2GB of RAM making the GX feel stuttery). Perhaps the demo unit hadn’t been restarted in a long while. The GX plugged into the dock with a big monitor over HDMI and a keyboard/mouse was just awkward. 

    The Xperia SX seems like a great successor to the Xperia Ray though.
    I have no complaints about the SX except that it is not the phone for me.

    Now this whole summer line-up makes me wonder if I should just get a Galaxy Nexus LTE but Sony definitely has the best industrial design in the line-up available to “touch and try” so far.

    Well, a few more weeks until the GX pre-orders go up.

  • rickerlr

    i would be japanese lol

  • Ref

    In Europe please !!!

  • Doubleo

    Wow.thanx for the thorough review… a lot of people gas up these devies and claim they’re something they arent. Did you get a chance to find out if this device is coming to korea?? Because I remember a few weeks back that seoul and japan were both getting a fone in june july that was superior to the xperia s…. obviously it is this fone. But now that it is finally announced there is no officail say that its coming to korea… but the announcements a few weeks ago say otherwise. I know this is a japanese fone but I have my fingers crossed…. but seoul is also known to have city wife lte service everywhere.

  • Jake

    I bet we wouldnt interested to hear ur explanation .

  • Eng Emab

    the autofocus and stability in SX sampel is not good . i hope they come up with something to make the focus system faster and more accurate , stability need more work too . but still very nice device on design and specification side and I hope to see the international SE Ray successor soon which is Sony SX .

  • http://twitter.com/thezymo zymo

    “The software on the GX was lackluster and uninspiring but at least it wasn’t touchwiz.” I suppose the GX runs on a docomo skinned version of Android. In some hands on videos I saw 2 UI version. 
    1. Sonys own Android UI like on Xperia S and 2. A UI that reminds me of MIUI. 

  • Coollead

    The GX is running pre-production firmware, so I’m assuming it will be better at launch. Sony’s UI is far better than Samsung’s TouchWiz on ICS. Sony is very close to stock..which confuses me when you say you want the Galaxy Nexus LTE. (Also, how? Import one…? It’s not going to run on Docomo’s LTE).

    I’m going to wait for newer firmware/hardware to judge it 100%.  When the Xperia NX was displayed at first, it had awful build quality and the back cover kept falling off… the final version felt very solid in the hand and had no creaking problems.

  • dereknobuyuki

    Yeah, I understand that the software is not final which is why i’ll probably still get the GX but the software was the most uninspiring part of the device. UI/UX Performance-wise, I expect the device should improve but the launcher and camera UI will not.

    Sony and Sony Ericsson’s UI/UX is definitely closer to stock while Touchwiz is pretty much an abomination.
    I would choose SMC/SE’s alterations over the GS3′s version of Touchwiz, any version of Sense or docomo’s palette UI.

    There are so many Galaxy products, I guess I meant the regular Galaxy Nexus which runs pretty smoothly.

    In the end, while SMC/SEMC have done a great job at not getting bogged down by android customization like the 1.6 builds for X10, I’m not a big fan of their launcher. But it’s a lot better than palette UI.

    Hardware-wise I didn’t really have any problems except the touch feeling of the white GX seemed worse than the black one. If I preorder then I won’t have time wait until the final builds to see if the white materials improve.

  • dereknobuyuki

    I understand that the software isn’t final however it’s still better than Touchwiz or Sense.

    The GX can run palette UI, docomo’s custom skin/launcher, but none of the Sony or Samsung products were running it.

    Docomo phones may run different firmware in many cases but that has been for a number of network specific reasons such (for 3G FOMA phones) switching your APN to a more expensive one if you activate tethering then switching back when you turn tethering off. Other things may be for legal compliance such as forcing mobile phone cameras to always make a loud audible sound when capturing a still.

    SMC’s launcher still feels like Rachael UX and is not that different from their 2.3.3 build for the X10.
    Unfortunately, I’m not a big fan of this launcher although most of the OS UI elements are fine and not heavily changed.

  • DragonClaw

    pureview was bulky due to its huge sensor. the sensor btw, takes simple 5MP pictures, and uses sw mods, and hardware power to cascade a lots of pixels into one. and so the pics were of such a high resolution. anyways, the pics are bulky too. too high a size for practical use (sharing), and if they compress, you get effective resolution less than advertised. on the other hand, the GX, is sleek (you have *any idea* how sleek it is? and is the pure view sleek? yea maybe :P) and take awesome pics and videos (does’nt it?)

    anyways. i am a noob. will like to know more. please tell us why the nokia’s so bulky.

  • dereknobuyuki

    Sorry it was not written very well; I wrote most of it up on my phone sitting in starbucks.(Then cut out the more in-depth parts about the Galaxy S3, Arrows X, a few Aquos phones, the Eluga phone, Medias phone, an LG phone, and a few other phones with brand tie-ins to Evangelion and Anteprima)The software isn’t final so performance should hopefully improve, although the UI will likely not.(Like or dislike UI/UX = personal preference). The galaxy S3 with NO quad-core CPU (dual core instead) and a crazy 2GB of RAM (double what the device has in other markets) make using the phone very easy; however, I still don’t like the UX pretending to be gingerbread — makes me think that it is a bad choice for app testing.The people showing off these devices are the carrier so unfortunately there are no members from the makers present. Unfortunately, this means that the staff know extremely little about other markets nor even this market until more information is passed down from high up in the carrier.

    Hopefully, carriers in Korea will announce something soon!
    Although, all the news reports have been going crazy the past few months about the great number of Galaxy Notes sold in Korea lately. The Galaxy Note is also very tempting^^

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  • AlexBurnout

    Damn-awesome!

  • dereknobuyuki

    @Coollead:disqus , I meant to ask you before: Which devices do you like? How do you think the Xperia Acro HD fairs compared to the newer summer line-up?

  • Coollead

    I’m partial to the GX (obviously! lol), and the Galaxy S III. Really, TouchWiz doesn’t do it for me, but I’m glad that it’s around, for people who like that kinda thing.

    Out of the new phones, only the GX and S3 really stood out. Yet again Domestic Models are trying too hard with overly heavy UIs and super busy notification areas. Not worth the frustration.

    As for the Acro HD? I think it’s awesome. I always feel a little jealousy when I see it… I think it definitely has a place, seeing as it’s one of the last great FOMA handsets… Now that everything is heading to XI, unlimited data is going to be a thing of the past. With the Acro HD, you’ll at least have good specs to tide you over for the next couple of years along with your unlimited data. Would I buy one? No…but that’s because I’m not a big fan of all the port covers or the thickness of the phone.

  • dereknobuyuki

    Thanks for sharing ^^
    I was really looking forward to hayabusa but I’m debating the Xperia GX, Xperia Acro HD, Galaxy S iii, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note, and Sharp Aquos Zeta (as long as I don’t have to use the horrid Docomo Palette UI)

    Waterproofing would be nice but I don’t really care about 1-seg so I guess Xperia GX would be a better option than the Xperia Acro HD for me. (I don’t mind the thickness and Xi is nice but don’t mind FOMA)

    As for the Galaxy S iii with 2GB of RAM and a what? S4 Dual-Core snapdragon? is so smooth with slower smoother animations than the Xperia GX. Everything is so smooth on that device although the edges of the devices are way too “smooth” for my liking (hard square edges of the screen vs. the super super round corners of the device really bugs me).

    GX and GS3 both feel very thin but not uncomfortably thin like many of the NEC Medias devices.

    Thanks again for sharing your opinions.

  • jjm

    you are actually right here….
    why would you need a phone offering a high resolution stuffs whereas you will be needing to compress it later for sharing… lol

    and isn’t it DSLR is much better to be used for high resolution pictures? like yeah… there are a lot of so portable DSLR now that offers uncompressed photos (in RAW file) rather than nokia’s which was non-sense…

    I think phone companies should really focus on what they are… “PHONE” companies…. so im not with the nokia’s 808 model… and imagine 41MP sensor but still a 20MP DSLR photo is still much better? WTH is wrong with my LIFE O.O hahahahah!!!!

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