There are two key areas where the MV800 improved on the Sony though. First up was panorama mode where the image produced by Samsung was wider, clearer and of a higher quality (the Xperia didn't quite cope with movement as well). Then we have zoom. For any scenario where zoom will be required the MV800 runs rings round even the best smartphone, there simply isn't any comparison and so anyone planning on taking shots at a distance when out and about, or on holiday should seriously consider this device.
The ability to flip up the screen and take pictures of ourselves, possibly with another person or showing a landmark/location in the background is also a big selling point for the Samsung. We also wanted to note the overall build quality of the MV800 which is great. The metal casing makes it feel durable and it is assembled well while being compact and light in weight.