In Poland you can buy it with SONY WF-1000XM3 WIRELESS! (the smaller one, not the one from your test!)
I think it is too expensive. Perhaps the strategy is not to sell too many of them? As Polish I am always looking for value for money and it is hard to see that with this handset. Besides that, Android does not offer system updates for that long as Apple does.
Anonymous, 28 May 2020What if... the mobile and gaming departments are made up of separate entities/groups of people... moreWhat if they are controled by the same CEOs that dictate how the deperatement should act ...
Fearghast, 27 May 2020Sony is trusted as a brand, you are joking right? You are forgeting all of their problems and... moreWhat if... the mobile and gaming departments are made up of separate entities/groups of people? Hmmmmmm.
Fearghast, 27 May 2020Yeah, I aim for the purple one hard! :D
I usualy have a blue-ish phone, so I will wait a bit... morePurple and the free headset now available in OTTO store :)
Anonymous, 27 May 2020Prices in Germany (date 05/27/20):
- S20 Ultra 5G = 1300€
- Iphone 11 Pro = 1250€
- S20+ 5G... moreWhy would anyone go after a smartphone with poor AF. Only a fool will do it. Plus that S20 Ultra 512GB version is 1550 Euros. 1300 Euros is for 128GB. Even S20+ price you posted is for lower storage option. Don't be deceitful. You can't compare it with 256GB Xperia. Storage is important in publicizing price. Aso I'm getting free 270 Euros headphones. That makes the price for mobile only 930 Euros. That's lessthan OP 8 Pro 1070 Euros version with no expansion.
Also iPhone doesn't have 4K display, nor can shoot 20fps AE/AF bursts. Sony is god tier in AF now. I would rather prefer good, decent, DSLR like pictures than fake, oversaturated instagram pics. Period.
PS: Samsung in europe comes with Exynos.
Prices in Germany (date 05/27/20):
- S20 Ultra 5G = 1300€
- Iphone 11 Pro = 1250€
- S20+ 5G = 1100€
- P40 pro = 1000€
- Mi10 pro =1000€
The Sony Xperia 1 II = 1200€ - while offering the worst specs of them all - we will see if the camera is still sony-ish (a.k.a. okay but not good). Im sure customers will rather buy an iphone (without 5g) or an s20 Ultra for "just" 100€ more...sorry Sony, but you should fill niches (21:9, compact phones, playstation phones (maybe?), great audio) not compete with better phones.
Smithravi, 27 May 2020I have already placed the pre order :) but the offer is only with the black variant. I initial... moreYeah, I aim for the purple one hard! :D
I usualy have a blue-ish phone, so I will wait a bit if the deal will be avilable for purple as well.
Fearghast, 27 May 2020Is that so? I really had to read that wrong O.o WH-1000XM3 would be a really nice incentive t... moreI have already placed the pre order :) but the offer is only with the black variant. I initially wanted to buy purple but I had to choose black for the free headset. TBH black on Xperia 1 II is not bad lol. It is still sexy.
Phoney, 27 May 2020This is the best deal currently especially with those bundled wireless earphones. I can’t unde... moreSony is trusted as a brand, you are joking right?
You are forgeting all of their problems and legal issues they had?
Do you remember the good ol' days of PS3 ... after what they did, you would trust such a company?
This is the best deal currently especially with those bundled wireless earphones. I can’t understand the hate. And the price will come down as the time passes. Sony is ultimately more trusted than those chinese brands which looks all the same. They’ve enough copying iPhone that they now copy each other. This phone is catered to content creators who are always on the move. Those cinealta and photo pro apps are slick. Definitely worth than 1000€ Oneplus even without wireless earphones.
Smithravi, 26 May 2020You should mention that it is US only sony website lol. Here in germany and poland the bundle ... moreIs that so? I really had to read that wrong O.o
WH-1000XM3 would be a really nice incentive to pick Xperia 1 II ... I often order things in germany, so it's non issue for me.
WH series ... thanks man, I will look into it.
This device is doomed to fail. In their marketing strategy for flagship phones, Sony has always been throwing their brands at the public and hoping that they would take the bait. They used to claim to have screens based on Bravia TV technology, music player using Walkman technology or have a useless "gaming" app that did nothing at all but had the trademarked and well-known "Playstation" brand on it.
In this particular phone, Sony claims that its camera system uses "Alpha" and "CineAlta" technologies.
There is nothing Alpha / CineAlta about this phone, nothing at all. This is a yet another over-priced, confusingly named, uninspiring and unremarkable phone with an ugly and dated design (subjective) made by Sony. Why do they repeat the same process for the hundreth time and still expect a different outcome is beyond me, honestly.
I live in Czech Republic (sadly the Sony Xperia 1 II hasn't been priced yet), but it should be somewhere around 33,000CZK (1250EUR). The same prices probably goes for other EU countries.
This is for all those fanboys who are saying that all flagship phones cost the same (1200EUR) nowadays and are trying to defend these Sony prices. Here are some prices from my country, like they are now (not including here any promotions, because for example Samsung S20+ will be even cheaper):
- iphone 11 Pro Max - 33,000CZK (1250EUR).
- Samsung S20+ - 28,000CZK (1050EUR).
- One Plus 8 Pro - 25,500CZK (950EUR).
- Realme X50 - 21,000CK (800EUR).
- Motorola Edge+ - 33,000CZK (1250EUR).
- Huawei P40 Pro - 28,000CZK (1050EUR).
- Xiaomi Mi 10 5G - 22,000CZK (850EUR).
- Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro 5G - 28,000CZK (1050EUR).
- Google Pixel 4 XL - 22,000CZK (850EUR). This has SD855, but I put it here because is still the latest Google phone in offer.
As you can see the more expensive phones are the iphone (which in a way I understand, because it is in a league of its own), Motorola and Sony (who are both useless companies nowadays when it comes to phone making and pricing).
And then, they complain why people are not buying Motorola and Sony phones.
I would rather jump ship and get an iphone 11 Pro Max, than this overpriced Sony Android phone. The same goes for Motorola Edge+.
Yeah, of course now the fanboys will appear and say: "But the Samsung has Exynos crap chipset, Xiaomi has bloatware, Realme is not well known, iphone has different ecosystem, One Plus has inferior camera", etc.
My advice, stick to your overpriced Sony phone and stop coming up with excuses all the time for Sony. You are worst than EA games fans, really.
Anonymous, 26 May 2020There was a rumor last year that Samsung pushed the isocells as part of the deal for screens. ... moreBut isnt xperia 1 and 5 used P-OLED co-engineered with LG? And it as confirmed that Xperia 1, 5 and 1ii use samsung sensors (3 sam's sensor + 1 sony's for 1 and 5, 2 sam's and 2 sony's for 1ii). saddly.. samsung's sensor is worse than sony's. Maybe this is the reason sony opted to use their on sensor for the Ultra wide lens (since people use ore main camera and ultra wide now days)
arun5959, 27 May 2020Who buys Sony phones nowadays? They still could not get rid of those ugly bezels. Exorbitant p... moreAre you d*mb or delusional?
1......Small bezels are always better than a hole in the display.
2.......Extraorbitary prices yes,but if Chinese Xiaomi can sell $1000+ device with MIUI full of ads,bloatware & spying & selling your personal data than Xperia looks very reasonable for this price.
Sony is one of the most ethical brands out there, better than Apple,Samsung in that regards & miles better than Chinese phonemakers.
3......Mediocre processor? Really?
It has SD865 powering all other flagships,best in any android phone this year.
You need i9-10990K CPU performance or what?
Anonymous, 26 May 2020Sony still sells more than oneplus.
Haters think one plus sells well like oppo and vivo.
... moreSony sells much more than OnePlus? In which universe?
Sony managed to sell a meager 400k units worldwide in Q1 2020 while individual Chinese phones are selling 100k plus in a few seconds via flash sales in a single country.
Who buys Sony phones nowadays? They still could not get rid of those ugly bezels. Exorbitant price. Mediocre processor.