Xperia Z2’s Camera UI goes up against current flagships

by XB on 8th April 2014

in Videos, Xperia Z2


Xperia Z2 camera UIThere is perhaps no surprise that in most camera smartphone shootouts the focus is on the end result i.e. a comparison of picture quality. However, we haven’t seen too many comparisons which look at the ease, options and process of taking a picture from different smartphones.

Btekt has done just that in their 19 minute video below. They compare the camera user interface of the Sony Xperia Z2 against the current flagships of the day including the Apple iPhone 5s, HTC One (M8), Nokia Lumia 1020 and Samsung Galaxy S5. The background defocus feature was also compared between each phone (bar the iPhone), from which Btekt declared the Xperia Z2 the runner-up to the HTC One (M8). Check out the very informative video below.

Via Btekt.

  • Mr. No

    Runner up to the M8?

    The M8 isn’t even as good as the M7, and my Z1 is miles better than my M7 was.

    Is the Z2 this much of a turd? Or is the reviewer blind?

  • nafatha

    btekt is definitely a htc fan boy, always mention htc as a top for personal unreasonable opinion.

  • Basil Kronfli

    Haha, luckily, I’m not blind. It’s only runner up in terms of the background defocus function and that function alone.

  • Mr. No

    But have you seen the background de-focus on the M8? It’s jagged and gauges distance wrong often.

  • Abhijit Biswas

    True, very well said! The dual camera brings in lots of 3d effects and bokeh effects like a pro but image quality is disgusting!

  • Basil Kronfli

    Thanks, good feedback. We will look into a more comprehensive background defocus comparison feature.

    The key difference that makes using the M8 background defocus better is the the speed of shooting. You also don’t need to go into a special mode to activate it.

    The quality is also comparable to the Xperia as neither take perfect shots. The M8 is more versatile with the additional background effects. The Xperia wins out in terms of detail with double the pixel count.

  • Stevan Dj

    Way to go Sony! Not like this Samsink TouchShit UI with their useless bloatshit on top of shit and ugly UI~!

  • Alfino Setya

    How can they put Xperia Z2 in second place? Even GSMArena said HTC M8 dual camera is inaccurate and terrible.

  • Colby Leong

    So if Sony makes a Windows phone, what would the UI look like?

  • Mr. No

    I understand now :)

    You’re basically _only_ looking at it from a usability perspective.

  • wukonggg

    Thats a lot of Shit lol samsung

  • Andy

    The Sony Xperia Z1 was a powerful device and the Xperia Z2 takes things
    up a mark, making this one of the most powerful Android handsets around.
    And if you have decided to become a proud owner of this device, perhaps you’re in the market for a solid and beautiful protection case as well.

    http://9cases.com/2014/03/10-best-and-beautiful-sony-xperia-z2-cases/

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