Why Sony Will Not Use Its Best Sensor in The XZ Xperia?

The continuous boom of mobile telephony with ease that manufacturers have to join Android makes us to see companies that until some time ago had nothing to do with the phones. Among all of them, There are manufacturers that make components for smartphones, as a processor, battery, or screen.

Samsung, LG, Sony, Apple, Huawei… All of them made any of the components for your own mobile, and in some of these cases, they are able to sell these components to other companies. One of the elements that are receiving more mimo is the camera whose sensor is manufactured, in the majority of cases, by Sony.

The Xperia XZ is the current flagship of Sony, a smartphone that doesn’t skimp on hardware, and it is the preferred manufacturer of many others when choosing a camera sensor. But the Xperia XZ is lacking something that his rivals have, the best of the Japanese manufacturer camera sensor.

To make us an idea, using the sensor terminals as HTC 10 IMX377, of 12 MP, While the Xperia XZ, on the other hand, uses the IMX300. The IMX377 is better than the IMX300, but then see the reason for this.

IMX300 vs IMX377: what is the difference between?

We will start by mentioning that would be their most important specifications. The IMX300 sensor has a maximum of 25 MP resolution, although that of the Xperia XZ stays in 23 MP (it is the resolution that we are going to stay). On the other hand, the IMX377 coming in 10 HTC is 12 MP.

Are I why you’m giving you importance to the resolution in this case? Maybe because influences the size of each pixel. Taking into account that both sensors have an approximate 7.8 mm diagonal, means that the XZ-Xperia camera pixels will be 1.1 micron against 1.55 Micron 10 HTC camera.

This means, as you can guess, that the IMX377, to have a larger pixels, You can capture more information at each pixel at the expense of losing resolution. But taking into account that the majority of photos that we took with our mobile going to chat or social networks, with 12 MP going more than sobrado.

IMX377 sensor promises to capture more information in each pixel, which could be especially beneficial in the case of pictures in low light.

One difference that I want to point out is that the IMX377 is an Exmor R, while the IMX300 is a RS Exmor, the latter aimed at higher resolution sensors. I.e., that in low light conditions, the larger size of the IMX377 pixels capture more information than the IMX300.

Finally note that the sensor (Pixel, Pixel XL and Xiaomi my 5s) IMX378 It has the same specifications as the IMX377, so maybe it is simply an update to the sensor in any aspect that can not be seen first.

Sony, an atypical manufacturer

As mentioned above, some manufacturers make components for its terminals and even selling to others to earn extra money. For example, Samsung AMOLED panels manufactures and sells them to other manufacturers, but the best are always them is for their own phones star.

So does LG to manufacture batteries, it is sold to other manufacturers, but the best are for your phone. And some more if you will, but I’m not going to extend counting all cases. The question we ask ourselves is: why Sony does its best sensor in your best phone?

The reason why Sony would give up to get the IMX377 is because this is Exmor R, and they prefer to put a sensor Exmor RS

We will consider the IMX377 better sensor than the IMX300 by the fact that It is capable of capturing more information at each pixel, and where most will notice is pictures in low light, where we see more details thanks to a few larger pixels. Perhaps due to the view that the Japanese manufacturer of photography has in mobile.

So whether or not, the case of Sony is somewhat strange to be the only one that can include their best components does not and in fact, It does not hesitate to sell them to other manufacturers. Is it an economic strategy of Sony? Or perhaps is because they prefer to put an Exmor RS instead of an Exmor R sensor?

It takes Sony all possible advantage to your sensors?

The fact that Sony is not using its best sensor does not mean it will take bad pictures, in fact the hardware that make for photography is the best mobile. Its pending issue would, therefore software processing, land that should continue to improve.

The only thing that this will leave you with very few possibilities to be mobile that makes best photos of Android, especially with mobile like HTC 10, which is exceedingly MIME who has put to this section, or as Pixel, which fits almost the same hardware, but that the XZ-Xperia is going to take some great pictures It is a fact since the high-end strives in its Chambers.