Sony Xperia 1 II : The Only Phone You Need !!
The “Sony Xperia 1 II” is a flagship Android smartphone manufactured by Sony Mobile. Part of Sony’s Xperia series, the phone was announced along with the mid-range Xperia 10 II on February 24, 2020. Key upgrades over its predecessor, include support for 5G connectivity and Qi wireless charging, and a triple-lens camera which incorporates ZEISS-branded lenses with (T-Star) anti-reflective coating as well as technology brought over Sony’s Alpha camera lineup.
Sony Xperia 1 II Specifications And Features:
The “Xperia 1 II” sets a new bar for speed on a smartphone. It packs the latest cutting-edge technologies and a camera developed with our Alpha engineers to deliver exceptionally fast autofocus on a smartphone. And with a 21:9 CinemaWide 6.5″ 4K HDR OLED display you can stream and watch everything in stunning cinema-quality.
|NETWORK:||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G|
5G is one of the big talking points of the Xperia 1 II, and it will include the technology as standard – there’s no 4G-only variant of this phone.
|LAUNCH:||Announced||2020, February 24|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, May|
1.Sony Xperia 1 II Hardware:
As for the build, the Sony Xperia 1 II has the design of glass on the front and back – both of which are protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass and it will come in either black or purple. It also has a full bezel at the top, rather than a notch or punch-hole.
|BODY:||Dimensions||165.1 x 71.1 x 7.6 mm (6.5 x 2.80 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||181.4 g (6.38 oz.)|
|Build||Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|IP65/IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 minutes)|
|DISPLAY:||Type||OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1B colors|
|Size||6.5 inches, 98.6 cm2 (~84.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1644 x 3840 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~643 PPI density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
The phone comes with 8GB of RAM to keep it running. Storage-wise you’ve got 256GB of space to play with here, and that’s expandable with a microSD card.
|MAJOR INFO:||Card slot||microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)|
|Internal||256GB 8GB RAM|
The camera is another area Sony’s put a spotlight on, and speed is the name of the game. It’s using a technology that Sony developed for its Alpha range of cameras, and the aim here is to give you the best shot through stronger autofocus.
“Sony’s Xperia 1 II Smartphone Borrows Real-Time Eye AF, 20fps, and More from the Sony a9.”
We’ve yet to see this in practice, but Sony claims it improves autofocus for low-light conditions as well as in everyday shooting. The phone can also record video in 4K HDR at up to 60fps.
|MAIN CAMERA:||Quad||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)
|Features||Zeiss optics, LED flash, panorama, HDR, eye tracking|
|Video||4K@24/25/30/60fps HDR, 1080p@30/60/120fps; 5-axis gyro-EIS, OIS|
|SELFIE CAMERA:||Single||8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4″, 1.12µm|
|Video||1080p@30fps (5-axis gyro-EIS)|
SOUND & SENSORS:
|SOUND:||Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
Dynamic vibration system
|SENSORS:||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum|
Sony has also made some big improvements to the battery for improved battery life, and there’s also fast charging here that will allow for up to a 50% charge in 30 minutes. To get those results you’ll have to buy a separate charger though.
This is the first phone from Sony in a while to include wireless charging too. We don’t know much about how fast this will charge in terms of minutes, but we know it will be compatible with chargers that work at up to 15 watts.
|Major Info:||Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast charging 21W
USB Power Delivery
2.Sony Xperia 1 II Software:
The Xperia 1 II, is one of the very best processors on the market. It’s likely to offer some strong performance and be able to cope with all the tasks that most other top-end phones can do.
|Chipset||Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)|
3. Sony Xperia 1 II Price:
We can use the Xperia 1’s price as a judge of how much the Xperia 1 II will likely cost too. Because that phone cost $949 / £849 (roughly AU$1,365), so expect a similarly high flagship price for this sequel handset.
Sony Xperia 1 II vs Sony Xperia 1:
“What is the same? & What’s the difference?”
What’s the same?
- Triple rear camera
- Fingerprint sensor
The “Sony Xperia 1 II” offers the same Omnibalance design we have come to expect from Sony Xperia devices, with a metal frame sandwiched between two glass panels like the Xperia 1. There are some differences, which we will go into in a minute, but it’s clear the Xperia 1 II and Xperia 1 are part of the same family.
Both devices are IP65/68 water and dust resistant both have a 6.5-inch CinemaWide display with a 4K resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio. The Xperia 1 II and Xperia 1 also both have a triple rear camera, single front camera, fingerprint sensor, and several Sony technologies including Stamina Mode for the battery.
Despite looking similar and sharing many of the same technologies, there are a few differences between the Xperia 1 II and Xperia 1 which are worth considering if you are planning to upgrade or choosing between the two models.
The display is pretty much the same between the two handsets and the software experience will be pretty much identical too, aside from a few extra features on the Xperia 1 II.
Therefore on paper, the Xperia 1 II is the device to go for, depending on how much the Xperia 1 drops in price when the 2020 device arrives on shelves, but we will update this feature when we have reviewed it in full.