If you want to get an idea on how the Sony Xperia Z’s optics have advanced over the past year, then check out the camera shootout below. It pits the Xperia Z against last year’s Sony flagship, the Xperia S. The photos were taken using the automatic mode on both devices.
It is quite clear to see that the Xperia Z produces the sharper pictures and ones with less noise. However, we’ll leave you to judge whether the difference is a step-change one or not. We have included the crop comparisons below, but head over to Dawid Lorenz’s blog (link below) for the full-size sample images from each phone.
Photo sample crops: Xperia S (left) versus Xperia Z (right)