If you are out for a smartphone with a excellent cameras, superb display which features 4k HDR screen, large and a good battery life, then the Sony Xperia 1 II is all you need. One would even think the phone was made specifically for photography.
It features the 3mm headphone jack, 4000mAh battery capacity, water and dust resistant, 4k HDR screen and excellent processor though it is quite expensive. It has both the 5G and 4G version.
• Features the 3mm headphone jack
• Alluring customization of Android OS
• Superb body design
• Versatile camera experience
• It is pricy
• Charging is quite slow when compared to other flagships
• The US version lacks the 5G network
Sony Xperia 1 II was announced on February 24, 2020 and later released on May 22, 2020. Sony Xperia 1 II is the most appealing smartphone made by Sony ever since it started manufacturing phones in 2008. Best suitable for photography and videography.
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This xperia 1 ii comes in a display size of 6.5 inch and an aspect ratio of 21:9. The OLED display phone comes in an all-black glass chassis, has a 4k resolution of 3840 x 1644 pixel and Sony is the only manufacturer that offer 4k in a smartphone.
It also features a refresh rate of 60Hz though it seems Sony deliberately made a decision to choose display sharpness over refresh rate; the 60Hz refresh rate might not be top-notch for some people but the smartphone has a feature called Motion-Blur-Reduction which makes it feel more like it’s 90Hz refresh rate.
Sony’s maintained its usual identity of square edges and corners on the Sony xperia 1 II. This has very squared-off body and is flat on all sides though there are still curves at the edges. The volume rockers, camera button and power button which also functions as a fingerprint are all on the right side.
The sim card slot tray is located at the left side of the phone. The xperia 1 II has three color options which are: black, mirror-lake green and purple. It has a dimension of 6.5 x 2.80 x 0.30 inches which is quite large and weighs 6.38 oz which is lightweight especially when compared to the S20 ultra, Oneplus 8, Moto G power and Note 20 ultra.
Xperia 1 ii’s front and back is made of Glass with gorilla glass 6 protection while the frame is made of aluminium.
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Sony xperia 1 II features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor which was the latest before 865+ was introduced. It has a RAM size of 8GB to give it its best multitasking performance, internal storage of 256GB and space for the external memory card slot which gives room for plenty of space for your apps, games and videos.
It had a multi-core score of 3085 on the Geekbench 5 benchmark which is quite similar to that of Galaxy S20.
When it comes to camera, Sony xperia I ii camera is so advanced with so many amazing camera features. The wide camera has a 12MP camera lens with a 1/2.6-inch sensor and Dual-PD autofocus, the ultra camera also has a 12 MP camera lens with a 1/1.7-inch sensor and Dual-PD autofocus while the telephoto just like the other cameras have a 12MP lens camera with a 1/3.4-inch sensor, PD autofocus and OIS.
Then for the front camera, it features an 8MP camera for selfies. Other fascinating camera features include: Real-time Eye-AF, Up to 20 fps burst mode, 3D iToF sensor etc. Then for the zoom lense, the device can zoom up to 16mm – 24mm – 70mmm.
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It also features two camera apps: The Photo Pro app for zooming even up to 200m and the Cinema Pro app which is very similar to the Photo Pro app and used for controlling display resolution, shutter speed and shutter angle.
Other fascinating features include IP68 water and dust resistance rating, 3.5mm headphone jack, Stereo front-facing speakers, fingerprint scanner, shutter button etc.
Battery and Charging
Xperia 1 ii features a battery capacity of 4000 mAh and has 10 hours battery runtime for Wi-Fi web browsing, 12 hours 30 minutes for offline video playback and voice call runtime of 1 day 7 hours. It features the fast wireless charging and fast charging and could charge up to 46% in 30 minutes.
SPECIFICATIONS AND PROPERTIES
Manufacturer Sony Model Xperia 1 ii Launch Date February 24, 2020 Release Date May 22, 2020 Warranty One (1) year
|Chipset||Qualcomm 865 Snapdragon SM8250|
|Processor||Octa-core (2840 mHz Kryo 585 plus tri-core 2420 mHz Kryo 585 plus quad-core 1800 mHz Kryo 585)|
|Visual/Graphics processor||Adreno 650|
|RAM size||8GB and 12GB|
|Screen Size||6.5 inches|
|Resolution||1644 x 3840 pixels|
|Pixel Density||643 ppi|
|Screen To Body Ratio||84.0%|
|Screen protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 6|
|Touch Screen Type||Capacitive touchscreen|
|Other features||HDR BT.2020, DCI-P3 100%|
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|Number of cameras||Four (4)|
|Video||4K @ 24/25/30/60fps HDR, 1080p @ 30/60/120fps|
|Features||LED flash, Zeiss optics, panorama, HDR, eye tracking|
|Pixel||12 MP||12 MP||12 MP||0.3 MP|
|Unit cell size||1.8µm||1.0µm|
|Other features||Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS||Dual Pixel PDAF||PDAF, 3x optical zoom, OIS||TOF 3D|
|Field Of View||24mm|
|Unit Cell Size||1.12µm|
|Video||1080p @ 30fps|
|Battery Capacity||4000 mAh|
|Charging Rate||Up to 46% in 30 minutes.|
|Charging Features||Fast charging 21W, Fast wireless charging 11W, USB Power Delivery|
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|Features and sensors||Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Compass, Barometer, Gyroscope, Light sensor, proximity, color spectrum|
|Type||Nano-SIM, Dual stand-by|
|Length||6.54 inches (166 mm)|
|Width||2.83 inches (72 mm)|
|Thickness||0.31 inches (7.9 mm)|
|Weight||6.38 oz (181.0 g)|
|Color||Black, Purple, White|
|IP Rating||Yes, it is water resistant|
|Keys||Right side: Volume adjustment, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key|
|Front||Gorilla Glass 6|
|Back||Gorilla Glass 6|
|Technology||2G, 3G, 4G and 5G|
|Browsing Speed||5G, LTE-A Pro Cat 19 with 1600/150 Mbps, HSDPA+ (4G) with 42.2 Mbps, HSUPA with 5.76 Mbps|
|WiFi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Version 5.1, A2DP, aptX HD, LE|
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|GPS||Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|Media||Wireless screen share,|
DLNA, Additional microphone for cancelling noise
POSSIBLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q: What country is the Sony xperia 1 ii manufactured in?
A: It is manufactured in Japan and Thailand.
Q: What does a phone being unlocked mean?
A: This means that the smartphone isn’t restricted to only one network provider.
Q: Does it support fast charging?
A: Yes, it support fast charging.
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Q: What’s the charging rate?
A: It could charge 46% in 30 minutes.
Q: What type of processor does it feature?
A: It features the Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 chipset.
Q: Is the xperia 1 ii water resistant?
A: Yes, the Sony xperia 1ii has the ip68 water and dust resistance rating.
Q: Tell me about its display?
A: The Sony xperia 1 ii features an OLED display.
Q: What’s its body made of?
A: Its front and back is made of Glass while the frame is made of aluminum.
Q: Is the xperia 1 ii 5G enabled?
A: The US version lacks the 5G network.
Q: What’s the Android version?
A: The Sony xperia 1 ii features the Android 10 operating system.
Q: What’s the RAM size of the Sony xperia 1 ii?
A: It has the 8GB and 12GB version.
Q: Does xperia 1 ii support wireless charging?
A: Yes, Sony xperia 1 ii supports a fast wire charging.
Q: Is the Sony xperia 1 ii dual or single sim?
A: Hybrid Dual SIM which consists of a Nano SIM and dual stand-by.
Q: What’s the battery capacity?
A: It has a battery capacity of 4000 mAh.
Q: What’s the released date of xperia 1 ii
A: The Sony xperia 1 ii was released on May 22, 2020
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Q: Tell me the color variant which the xperia 1 ii comes in?
A: It comes in Black, Mirror Lake Green, Purple.