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Sony Xperia 1 II

Specifications

Sony Xperia 1 II
Sony Xperia 1 II (Xperia Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 8 x 2.4 - 2.8 GHz, Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.5 inch 21:9, 3840 x 1644 pixel 643 PPI, capacitive, OLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, glossy: yes, HDR
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash, 256 GB 
, 236 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm headphone jack, USB Type-C, Card Reader: microSD (up to 1 TB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, barometer, e-compass, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G GSM GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900), 3G UMTS/HSPA+ (1/2/4/5/6/8/19), 4G LTE Cat19/Cat13 (1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/19/20/25/26/28/29/32/34/38/39/40/41/46/66), 5G (n1/n3/n28/n77/n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.6 x 165.1 x 71.1 ( = 0.3 x 6.5 x 2.8 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix (f/1.7, 24mm, 1/1.7") + 12MP (3x optical zoom, f/2.4, 70mm, 1/3.4", 1.0µm) + 12MP (f/2.2, 16mm, 1/2.55") + 0.3MP (TOF 3D)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0, 24mm, 1/4", 1.12µm
Additional features
Speakers: 2 speakers, stereo, Keyboard: virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, USB power adapter, USB Type-C cable, stereo headset with a 3.5-mm plug, Xperia Assist, Cinema Pro, Photo Pro, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 1.12 W/kg, SAR value (body): 0.67 W/kg, waterproof
Weight
181.4 g ( = 6.4 oz / 0.4 pounds), Power Supply: 69 g ( = 2.43 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
1200 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81.65% - good
Average of 46 scores (from 65 reviews)
price: 64%, performance: 92%, features: 85%, display: 89% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia 1 II

84.7% Sony Xperia 1 II Smartphone Review: The Alpha-camera flagship | Notebookcheck
The Sony Xperia 1 II comes with the Cinema Pro application, which we already saw in other smartphones from Sony, and a new special camera application. It brings features found in Sony’s DSLR cameras to the Xperia 1 II, which should make photography enthusiasts particularly excited. Read our review to learn whether or not the 1200-Euro (~$1420) smartphone provides enough value in day-to-day use to justify its price tag.
80% Sony Xperia 1 II review
Source: Tech Advisor English
Sony made unusual (but not necessarily bad) choices with the Xperia 1 II's hardware but if you're after an entertainment powerhouse and can find the phone at a lower price than its RRP, this is a superb way to enjoy media on-the-go to the fullest.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia 1 II Review: The Phone For Camera And Audio Enthusiasts
Source: Best Products English
Sony has priced the Xperia 1 II at $1,200, which is on par with the excellent Samsung Galaxy S20+, and only slightly less than the incredible Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra. However, because of Sony’s track record when it comes to making amazing cameras and headphones, sound and photography aficionados should consider the smartphone — its audio jack and camera experience are worth it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia 1 II review
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia 1 II is the full package as smartphones go, but it isn’t for everyone. Its large size and particular quirks make it something of a niche device, but if you’re looking for a phone with a great rear camera, unbeatable display and a battery that will last you a whole day, you’ve got it here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
92% Smartphone review: Sony Xperia 1 II
Source: What Mobile English
Considering the fact we are in the middle of a global pandemic it makes me question the £1,099 price tag. However, this phone has every kind feature you would expect for a phone this price such as the Qualcomm snapdragon 865, IP68 rated, 21:9 4K OLED display and a very good camera that if you are into your photography, makes it a must.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
Sony Xperia 1 II Audio review
Source: DxOMark English
The Sony Xperia 1 II took some big steps forward over its predecessor, the Sony Xperia 1, but its overall average score is a bit of a disappointment for a flagship phone. Bright spots include great performance for artifacts in both playback and recording. It’s worth noting again that when switched on, the Dolby Atmos boosts the timbre performance across frequencies and improves dynamics, with better performance on short transients, punch, and bass precision. As a recording device, the Xperia 1 II earned better marks, especially in life video, with good timbre performance in high-SPL scenarios.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2020
90% Sony Xperia 1 II review: A Sony phone I’d love to keep in my pocket (Video!)
Source: Android Authority English
The Sony Xperia 1 II is a wonderful smartphone. While Sony put a lot of focus into the Alpha-like camera experience, the rest of the phone is great enough to make up for the "just fine" camera quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85%
80% Sony Xperia 1 II review: The second coming
Source: Pocket Lint English
Sony's flagship Xperia is the phone of two halves: the front half is pretty good with that great display and wonderful speakers, the rear half is pretty weak with a disjointed and messy camera experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia 1 II Review: A Beautiful Phone With Caveats
Source: Hot Hardware English
We really enjoyed our time with the Xperia 1 II, and we don’t want Sony to stop making phones the "Sony" way. There’s absolutely room in the market for niche products like this, but these devices need to nail the essentials first (like 5G), then deliver something truly special to justify the additional cost.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/20/2020
86% Sony Xperia 1 II review: Sony’s best phone in years
Source: Engadget English
The $1,200 Xperia 1 ii is many things, but a crowd-pleaser it is not. In fact, its charm derives from how niche it is. It has a screen meant for movie nerds. Its cameras are meant for film and photo nerds. And thankfully, it’s more than solid in all the other departments that matter, like performance, battery life, and overall software quality. Ultimately, it's that unabashed geekery that will either win you over or drive you away. For people who relish the thrill of laboring over camera settings to get just the right photo or snippet of footage, the Xperia 1 ii scratches that itch like no other phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 86%
70% Sony Xperia 1 II Review: It’S A Stretch
Source: The Verge English
Despite all of that, though, I can’t recommend the Xperia 1 II to any but the most devoted Sony world devotee. The high $1,200 price combined with the strange lack of 5G in the US makes it a confusing device at best. Phones that include now-standard flagship features like high refresh rate screens and stronger auto-mode photos can be had for hundreds less. And if you are a Sony camera world citizen, wait to see what the upcoming Xperia Pro can do. (It will have HDMI-in, so you can use it as a proper monitor on a standalone camera.)
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Xperia 1 II review part 2: A powerhouse camera for the detail obsessed
Source: Engadget English
For a company that produces the sensors used in many smartphones, in addition to their own revolutionary mirrorless and cinema camera, Sony has never produced a standout phone camera.The Xperia 1 II aims to change that, feeling sometimes more like a camera that can make calls than a phone with a camera. The Xperia 1 II is firmly aimed at enthusiasts, enabling granular control for both still and videos. We found it could achieve incredible results, but only with some work. The iPhone 11 or Pixel 4 will deliver better images from a quick snapshot, but with some effort and care, the Xperia 1 II can take remarkable photos.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/13/2020
80% Sony Xperia 1 II review: A Sony phone I’d love to keep in my pocket (Video!)
Source: Android Authority English
The Sony Xperia 1 II is a wonderful smartphone. While Sony put a lot of focus into the Alpha-like camera experience, the rest of the phone is great enough to make up for the "just fine" camera quality.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 75%
Xperia 1 II review part 1: Sony refines its cinematic phone formula
Source: Engadget English
When we reviewed the Xperia 1 last year, we didn't love it. There was a lot that was unique about the phone, but it felt a little too specific and niche to ever find a wide audience. We were right, but Sony has doubled down on the formula with the Xperia 1 II, and we've got to admit, they know what they're doing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2020
80% Sony Xperia 1 II review: a classy camera and a superb display lead the way
Source: T3 English
The Sony Xperia 1 II, like most Sony flagships before it, impresses in a lot of key areas – the camera, the display, the speed. If you like the design, and if you can afford it, then the Sony Xperia 1 II might be worth investing in as your next high-powered flagship phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Sony Xperia 1 II Review
Source: Phone Arena English
At the end of the day, the Sony Xperia 1 II excels at being a Sony: stylish, often with a surprisingly great camera, yet at the same time it never quite reaches out to be something better than a good camera in a sleek design. Sony seems to have abandoned all efforts to improve upon the stock Android experience, it doesn’t have any of the exciting new features in the Android world like fast refresh rates, fast charging, or long range zoom. US shoppers would also be disappointed to find support for 5G bands missing (the device will support Europe and Japan 5G bands). And it costs a whopping $1,200. Finally, the phone doesn’t go on sale until July 24th, 2020, some three months after all other Android phones have arrived.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 87%
Sony Xperia 1 II Review: The Need For Speed
Source: MrMobile English
Sony. It’s the company that builds the sensors for almost half the world’s smartphones, and it makes nearly half of all mirrorless cameras sold – including the camera I use to shoot every MrMobile video. It’s also the company that for years has failed to capitalize on these strengths in its mobile division. In preparing for this video I went back and watched seven years of my own Sony smartphone reviews, from my days at Pocketnow to last year’s Xperia 1 video. They all say pretty much the same thing: Sony’s phones are very good, even great at points, but they’re too expensive, and not always for the right reasons.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/25/2020
80% Sony Xperia 1 II review
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia 1 II is the full package as smartphones go, but it isn’t for everyone. Its large size and particular quirks make it something of a niche device, but if you’re looking for a phone with a great rear camera, unbeatable display and a battery that will last you a whole day, you’ve got it here.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia 1 II Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It packs a nice design, plenty of clever touches (headphone port on a flagship feels almost novel at the point) and great software. Save for the £1000/$1000 price, this is Sony’s best phone for a number of years.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia 1 II review
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia 1 II is the full package as smartphones go, but it isn’t for everyone. Its large size and particular quirks make it something of a niche device, but if you’re looking for a phone with a great rear camera, unbeatable display and a battery that will last you a whole day, you’ve got it here.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia 1 II review
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia 1 II is the full package as smartphones go, but it isn’t for everyone. Its large size and particular quirks make it something of a niche device, but if you’re looking for a phone with a great rear camera, unbeatable display and a battery that will last you a whole day, you’ve got it here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia 1 II review
Source: Stuff TV English
Combines a cinephile-grade display with camera smarts taken straight from Sony's Alpha division to great effect. Outright image quality might not be the best, but this feature-packed flagship is still one of the most photographer-friendly handsets around.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Sony Xperia 1 II review
Source: GSM Arena English
What we're saying is that the Xperia 1 II isn't great value at its projected retail price, and that prevents it from getting an all-out recommendation. What it is, on the other hand, is a great phone for Sony fans or for anyone else with a money-is-no-object attitude looking for one of the best camera systems in a smartphone. Imagine they had released it in March.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 86%

Foreign Reviews

Sony Xperia 1 II Das neue Flaggschiff mit 5G-Anbindung
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/13/2020
80% Sonys bestes Smartphone ist Dr. Jekyll und Mr. Hyde
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia 1 II Verpasste Chance trotz guter Technik
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2020
90% Sony Xperia 1 II Das Wunder von Tokio
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Sony Xperia 1 II
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2020
Sony Xperia 1 II im Test: Das erste 5G-Handy mit 4K-Bildschirm
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Nice display; fast system; support 5G; waterproof; wireless charging. Negative: Slippery; no dual SIM; no face unlock.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2020
89% Sony Xperia 1 II, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 89% features: 90% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
75% Sony Xperia 1 II: varios pros a cambio de unos contras insalvables
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
88% Sony Xperia 1 II, análisis: el Xperia más "pro" hasta la fecha
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 93% display: 93% mobility: 88% workmanship: 85%
Sony Xperia 1 II, un competidor decisivo entre los móviles con cámara
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Modern design; great built quality; excellent cameras; nice gaming performance; good speakers. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2020
Sony Xperia 1 II, análisis: la cámara más profesional en un móvil
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Impressive display; excellent cameras; elegant design. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/05/2020
85% Recensione Sony Xperia 1 II: le sorprese non mancano
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 84%
79% Recensione Sony Xperia 1 II: tra eccellenze e black out
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 79% features: 96%
84% Recensione Sony Xperia 1 II
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 55% features: 95% display: 95% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
84% Recensione SONY XPERIA ONE II
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 69% mobility: 78% workmanship: 90%
Sony Xperia 1 II, lo smartphone 'Pro' per esperti e creativi. La recensione
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Great display; high performance; nice cameras. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/24/2020
70% Review: Sony Xperia 1 II, ideaal voor de creatieve professional?
Source: Techzine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Sony Xperia 1 II review: ligt succes nu eindelijk binnen handbereik?
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
85% Review: Sony Xperia 1 II – strak toestel met fantastische camera
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
70% Sony Xperia 1 II: camera boven smartphone
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Sony Xperia 1 II: camera boven smartphone
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Sony Xperia 1 II: 5 redenen om hem (niet) te kopen | Review
Source: Want.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; long battery life. Negative: Mediocre design; high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Sony Xperia 1 II: eerste indrukken na 24 uur met dé camera-telefoon
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Big screen; large battery capacity; powerful hardware; high performance. Negative: Slow charging; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2020
80% Test du Sony Xperia 1 II : Sony a enfin trouvé sa place sur le marché
Source: Nextpit France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% [Test] Sony Xperia 1 Mark II, excellent mais au prix fort
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Test Sony Xperia 1 II : la vraie bonne surprise de l’été
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Test du Sony Xperia 1 II : un smartphone premium issu d’une dimension parallèle
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
81% [Recenzja] Sony Xperia 1 II ma jasno wytyczoną ścieżkę po sukces
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Sony Xperia 1 II – smartfon niebanalny pod wieloma względami (recenzja)
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia 1 II – świetny, ale trochę frustrujący flagowiec
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Elegant design; long battery life; nice display; excellent cameras; decent speakers; support 5G. Negative: Slippery; inflexible fingerprint sensor; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/10/2020
Sony Xperia 1 II - test kontrowersyjnego flagowca z nietypowym ekranem
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; waterproof; nice display; great speakers; excellent cameras. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/09/2020
82% Обзор Sony Xperia 1 II: торжество технологий для избранных
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
89% Recenze Sony Xperia 1 II: Samuraj s nabroušeným ostřím
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 91% features: 95% mobility: 77% workmanship: 92%
Trên tay Sony Xperia 1 II tại VN: Siêu phẩm với màn hình 4K HDR, camera cực chuyên nghiệp, giá gần 30 triệu đồng
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; excellent display; great cameras; high performance. Negative: Relatively high price.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2020
Sony Xperia 1 II ra mắt, đẹp không kém iPhone 11 Pro
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; excellent display; big screen; great speakers; support 5G.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 02/24/2020
85% Test Sony Xperia 1 II
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
TEST: Sony Xperia 1 II
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: Slim size; nice display; headphone jack; high performance; powerful hardware. Negative: Inflexible fingerprint sensor; no face unlock; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/16/2020
83% Sony Xperia 1 II [TEST]: Forrygende film- og musikmobil
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 50% performance: 83%
83% Sony Xperia 1 II
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 83%
100% Sony Xperia 1 II test | et stort fremskridt der rammer målet
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
Pris på Sony Xperia 1 II – billigere end frygtet
Source: Mobil DK DA→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; nice performance; big screen; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/03/2020
80% Xperia 1 II: Sony kör vidare på eget spår
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Stort test: Sony Xperia Mark II – Ett unikt flaggskepp
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 78%

Comment

Model:

Sony has released its latest smartphone, Sony Xperia 1 II (pronounced Mark 2) which is the follow-up to last year’s Sony Xperia 1. While last year’s Xperia 1 was rated as a quality phone, Xperia 1 II has definitely been updated with a bigger and taller 21:9 ratio display. The 6.5 inches HDR OLED panel screen is a perfect treat for watching films on the go while improving the overall user experience. The model caters for a 4K (1644 x 3840) resolution. The 5G incorporation within the model also supports better streaming such as Netflix for those movie lovers out there. While its predecessor Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 decided to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack similar to the footsteps of Apple and many others, Sony has made the decision to bring back the port in Xperia 1 II. This model features the headphone jack on the top edge. Sony stated that the reason for the return of this feature was to cater for both wired and wireless headset options for users. Wired headphones often provide better-quality sound as it does not have Bluetooth interference. The Hi-Res audio is capable of incorporating up to 192 KHz and also has a cinematic audio mode which had been created in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment. The ultra-wide screen, stereo speakers and a headphone jack has made this smartphone a mobile cinephile and definitely a gamer’s dream come true. The Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protects the phone on both the face and rear with a fingerprint sensor located on the right-hand side of the phone. Users have the option of unlocking the phone using their fingerprint which definitely saves the time of unlocking to access the phone.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 that has been incorporated within the Xperia 1 II is the same chipset as found in Samsung Galaxy S20. The processor provides better gaming experience for the users while increasing the overall smartphone performance. It also offers some strong performance and ability to cope with all the tasks that most other top-end phones could do. The phone carries 8GB of RAM along with a 256GB of internal storage which gives more space for users to store photos and files. As far as the camera is concerned, it includes a 12-megapixel main sensor, a 12-megapixel telephoto one, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide one along with a 3D time of flight sensor which is stated to be able to offer ‘ground-breaking autofocus technology’. It incorporates the technology which was developed by Sony for its Alpha range of cameras with the aim of providing the best shot through stronger autofocus. In terms of its battery, Xperia 1 II has definitely been upgraded with a larger battery of 4000mAh as compared to the smaller 3300mAh battery which was incorporated within Xperia 1. This boost provides a much more improved battery life along with fast charging of up to 50 percent within 30 minutes. This model comes in two colours namely black and purple for users to choose from.

Qualcomm Adreno 650: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 25% faster than the Adreno 640 in the Snapdragon 855 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs). For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in 2020.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 865: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2019 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC (improved N7P). Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-A77 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A77 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 6 modem (including 60 GHz mmWave support), a Hexagon 698 DSP (up to 15 TOPS) and a Spectra 480 ISP. The integrated memory controller now supports faster LPDDR5 memory with up to 2,750 MHz. LTE is not included anymore in the SoC, but the external Snapdragon X55 5G modem has to be used.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.5":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.1814 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


81.65%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Stefan Hinum, 2020-05- 5 (Update: 2020-05- 5)