Anonymous, 24 Feb 2020This phone is not Ultra competitor and that will be reflected in it's price, it's S20+ competi... moreI checked S20U photo quality by myself hands on and quality is MUCH better than S10+. Particularly the brand new front facing camera. Im genuine impressed what Samsung has done with S20U spec wise. Screen is fantastic, photo quality dramaticaly improved after years of pushing same S7e sensor. audio quality from built in speakers albo very good. Plus 45W fast charge, 5G mm modem, up to 16 GB RAM and 512 GB storage USF 3.0. Trully flagship spec. It will be my next phone after S9+. Only complain is very high price.
I'm afraid nobody cares anymore about your overpriced, oversized TV remote control mobiles. You should have stuck with a proper flagship Compact line as your customers have been telling you for years but hey, your clueless execs know best right?
Well all in all their release of Smartphone was lot better than their release of Televisions this year.
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2020Spec wise this camera setup is inferior to The. S20U's one (especially front facing camera). ... moreComparing 4K to 4K image quality I can guess for SONY doing better here with new setup unless it completely screwed up on implementation as on paper it is looking promising and even low-light image will be close if not better. But as it is, I would wait till it is made available for at-least tech reviewers to provide unbiased reviews.
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2020Weird name, but great to see Sony go back to the headphone jack. The design too seems closer t... moreActually it's not weird. Having the same model and just increasing the "Mark" number is common practice in cameras. In cars as well (ok, they don't have "Mark" in name, but that's because they release new model every 5-6 years, not every year).
But I like the idea of having always the same phone with increased Mark, there would be much less confusion that way. Especially for Sony since their naming scheme is really a mess for a last few years
In many ways, Sony Flagships seem like LG's flagships (with an unnecessary 4k display), with not as impressive sound recording, similar camera performance, now a similar sound DAC, similar log (with 10-bit, but poor video dynamic range), lots of controls for video and photos etc.
Therefore, they should be priced similarly, too. And have similar pricing after 3-6 months of launch, as well.
Sad that I got the RoG Phone II just after my Nokia 8 bit the dust. If my old flagship didn't bite the dust and waited much longer, I would've grabbed this phone despite of Sony pulling out Philippines. I'll just wait for the Xperia 1 III for hopefully a Quad/Nona Bayer main sensor and still has the headphone jack with a better DAC applied.
Popop971, 24 Feb 2020Late spring means june .... at best .... Why Sony always does this ? Announced flagship, then ... more1) be sure the production of this phone did not start yet. They do this because they do not want photos and specs all over internet 4 months before event like done to Samsung and Google.
2) Corona virus is delaying lots of supply chains. Looks like an employee at Samsung factory in South Korea is sick for example. Sony is facing issues in getting components for their Alpha cameras and lenses.
Popop971, 24 Feb 2020Late spring means june .... at best .... Why Sony always does this ? Announced flagship, then ... moreThat’s Sony for you. Same old business decisions, yet they wonder why they are losing.
Worse, this is announced after the Samsung Galaxy S20 train. Nobody would be bothered with Sony.
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2020Spec wise this camera setup is inferior to The. S20U's one (especially front facing camera). ... moreThis phone is not Ultra competitor and that will be reflected in it's price, it's S20+ competitor. And just like you I've seen the S20 Ultra sample photos and they are not that much better than S10 from last year. At sunlight they give more detail but at low light focus is garbage, there is a lot of blooming, noise and smudging at the edges especially with ultra wide. As a matter of fact low light images do give more sharpness but the overall image is really not that outstanding like marketing department in Samsung wants you to belive.
Popop971, 24 Feb 2020Late spring means june .... at best .... Why Sony always does this ? Announced flagship, then ... moreCause that's how their manufacturing scheduling works. Also the reason why there are no leaks since there are no phones in production by the time of the announcement.
Do you know if it has Always on display and something like Samsung DEX (possibility to connect phone to TV via USB C - HDMI cable and watch movies from phone on TV)?
Late spring means june .... at best .... Why Sony always does this ? Announced flagship, then let the hype dies, and bring phone late with insane price and low availability ...
interesting tech features, but radio FM is missing...so, i pass my turn !
Waiting for the next one.
Vineet Reddy, 24 Feb 2020You are misinformed about the camera. It only has same pixel count but the sensor is larger in... moreSpec wise this camera setup is inferior to The. S20U's one (especially front facing camera). Smaller sensors, no 4K and no AF at front camera, no 8K at any camera, no optical zoom.
I had S20U in hands and its camera setup gives superb image clarity and quality WAY better than akready good S10+. There is no way that with such ordinary camera setup Xperia I Mark II can come even close to S20U fantastic image quality.
Weird name, but great to see Sony go back to the headphone jack. The design too seems closer to the good old Z series.