Review: Sony Xperia 1 II
Sony Xperia 1 II looks great as far as the specifications go. The latest processor and plenty of RAM assure a good everyday usage experience. Sony is known for their camera and if the specifications and claims by Sony are true, it won’t disappoint you either.
- Good Camera
- Amazing Processor
- Plenty of RAM
- Battery could be a bit better though not bad still
- Operating System : Android 10.0
- Display : 6.5-inch HDR10+ 1644 x 3840 px
- Processor : Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865
- CPU : Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
- GPU : Adreno 650
- Memory : 8GB
- Storage : 256GB + 1TB expendable
- Primary Camera : 12 MP, f/1.7, 24mm (wide), 1/1.7″, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, 3x optical zoom, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55″, Dual Pixel PDAF
0.3 MP, TOF 3D, (depth)
- Front Camera : 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
- Battery : 4000 mAh
The design is glass on the front and back – both of which are protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6 technology – and it’ll come in either black or purple. It also features a full bezel at the top, instead of a notch or punch-hole.
There are front-facing stereo speakers, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a USB-C connector on the bottom of the device, while the top edge features the aforementioned 3.5mm headphone jack.
The phone is additionally water and dirt resistant like other recent Sony flagships are . it’s an IP65/68 rating, so it should be ready to survive the odd splash of water or a visit to a sandy beach.
Sony Xperia 1 II comes with OLED display. It can display 16 million colors. It has 6.5 inch display with a 4K resolution (1644 x 3840).
The camera includes a 12MP f/1.7 main sensor, a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto one (with 3x optical zoom), and a 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide one, alongside a 3D time of flight sensor that the corporate claims will offer ‘groundbreaking autofocus technology’.
It’s employing a technology that Sony developed for its Alpha range of cameras, and therefore the aim here is to offer you the simplest shot through stronger autofocus.
Tech can complete autofocus and auto exposure calculations at 60 frames per second while the camera itself can take 20 shots in burst mode each second.
We’ve yet to ascertain this in practice, but Sony claims it improves autofocus for low-light conditions also as in everyday shooting. The phone also can record video in 4K HDR at up to 60fps.
On the front of the phone there’s an 8MP f/2.0 selfie camera, and Sony has yet to elucidate whether there are any significant improvements for front-facing shots.
Sony has also made some big improvements to the battery on this device by increasing it to 4,000mAh on the Xperia 1 II, up from 3,330mAh on the Xperia 1.
That boost may yield improved battery life, and there’s also fast charging here that may allow for up to a 50% charge in half-hour . to urge those results you’ll need to buy a separate charger though.
This is the primary phone from Sony in a while to incorporate wireless charging too. We don’t know much about how briskly this may charge in terms of minutes, but we all know it’ll be compatible with chargers that work at up to 15 watts.
Sony Xperia 1 II is expected to release in India on May 28, 2020. Its expected price is Rs 54,999.
Should you BUY it ?
Despite of amazing specifications, at ₹55K Xperia 1 II doesn’t feel like worth every penny spent. At this price you can find other options that will be better as a normal everyday runner even if the specifications aren’t so appealing. As far as the raw performance go, You can actually find exactly similar options in lesser price. So, Sony Xperia isn’t the best you can buy at this price though for the media consumers, you sure will love that QHD HDR10+ goodness.
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