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Xperia 1 II: Sony focuses on its strengths

Features professional camera software: The Sony Xperia 1 II
Features professional camera software: The Sony Xperia 1 II
The Xperia 1 II comes with features from Sony’s Alpha cameras, which significantly improve the functionality of the smartphone. However, Sony’s smartphone has a few weaknesses.
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Even though Sony sells a lot of image sensors, which are used in many premium smartphones, the photo quality of Xperia smartphones has always been lagging behind the competition. Last year, Sony released the Xperia 5 and Xperia 1 with the Cinema Pro application, which can be used to create professional videos. This year, Sony released Xperia 1 II with the Photo Pro app for professional photographers. 

The Photo Pro app brings features found in Sony’s Alpha cameras to the Xperia 1 II. It produces better photographs than the standard camera app in auto mode and offers a great deal of adjustments.

In additional to professional camera software, the Sony Xperia 1 II offers good hardware. However, other smartphones with identical hardware manage to achieve a higher level of performance. There is also an IP65/68 certification. All in all, Sony delivers a solid overall package, but not a remarkable one.

The SD card reader is also very slower and the battery life of the Sony Xperia 1 II is very disappointing, even though it has a 4000 battery. In our Wi-Fi test the Sony smartphone lasts less than 8 hours. However, it achieves a battery runtime of more than 13 hours in our video test, in which the Wi-Fi module is disabled.

Those who decide to buy the 1200-Euro Xperia 1 II should do so, because of its professional camera software. Read our full review to learn what else the Sony smartphone has to offer.

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Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Senior Tech Writer - 444 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I carried out my first IT experiments with a 386-based system and a whole 4 MB RAM. This was followed by work on various PCs and laptops that I maintained and repaired for friends and acquaintances. After training to become a Telecommunications Systems Technician and gaining a few years of experience, I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. Currently, I pursue my fascination for IT, technology, and mobile devices by writing reviews and articles for Notebookcheck. I have also worked for Gamestar, Netzwelt, and Golem, among others.
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Mike Wobker, 2020-09-22 (Update: 2020-09-22)