Can photos from your phone look like they were 'Shot on iPhone 7'?

Sony Xperia XZ specs

Weight: 161g | Dimensions: 146 x 72 x 8.1 mm | Screen size: 5.2-inch | Rear camera: 23MP | Front camera: 13MP | Aperture: f/2.0

Enhancements: VSCO app, some other editing apps used

These photos were taken by two photographers, James Relf Dyer and Matt Scutt, who were commissioned by Sony to take its Sony Xperia XZ out to Lapland and get some cracking shots with its 23MP camera, which has also performed well in DxOMark tests in the past.

The set from Dyer formed part of Sony's World of Wow campaign, designed to show off the phone's fast shutter speed and color capture, with others added from the #takenwithxperia tag on Instagram.

Phil Hall says: "Images look pretty good, but where the Pixel excelled, the Xperia XZ struggles. The dynamic range doesn't look a patch on the Pixel's – highlights are blown in some shots, while the saturation looks like it's been cranked up too much."

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.