Damn it guys. Higher Resolution consumes more power than high refresh rates. It has been tested live, especially by #Phonebuff. It clearly shows that higher refresh rates only takes about 1+ hour live use difference. For those expecting higher endurance from the Mark 2 because is "only" 60Hz. Plus refresh rates only "really" matters when scrolling
83hrs for that screen is good. Ofcourse more is always better in terms of battery.
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2020$1000 for 60hz screen? LolYeah ... Mindblowing, right? I don't know how did we manage with 60 Hz all of our lives. It was a horrible experience.
I personaly expected a tidbit more, but it is good.
Xperias prolong their batterylife as time goes, the system AI learns and optimizes over time, so you get some 20% SoT increase after a month of usage.
More compact Xperia 5 mk II with FHD screen, which is satisfactory for me, and thus much better batterylife, is what Im waiting for. Buck is in the bank.
When doing the test did you have "Video image enhancement" on or off? I'm wondering how much of a difference this makes?
In a sea of alike looking chinese phones (Samsung also but from Korea but nonetheless looks like them lot) why would one buy for 1000€? No way. You buy Xperia 1 mk 2 to be different while also having top of the line specs.
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2020Support on Sony phones is good? XZ1, XZ1 Compact, XZ3 have only one OS upgrade. And these are ... morexz2 got 2 updates and the xz3 is still being supported and came with android 9 and is now on android 10 and 11 isn't officially out yet. Your point?
Shanti Dope, 12 Jul 2020The battery is enough to last a whole day. Besides, the slower charging speed and the presence... moreYou conveniently left out the fact that the said phone was operating at 120 Hz while Xperia 1 II was operating at 60 Hz.
Kroom, 12 Jul 2020You are fighting over stuff that doesn't really matter. Performance? Battery life? Screen... moreSupport on Sony phones is good? XZ1, XZ1 Compact, XZ3 have only one OS upgrade. And these are flagships, mind you.
Vegetaholic, 12 Jul 2020For such a price is a laughable charging times and laughable battery life. Sony is very far be... moreOk, so which phone for the price DOES NOT have laughable battery life?
S20+ is rated 87h in 1080p/120Hz display or 97h in 1440p/60Hz, most of it comes from video playback
X2 Pro is rated 88h in 1440p/120Hz or 96h in 1440p/60Hz and once again most of the advantage comes from video playback which tells you X2 Pro doesn't switch to 60Hz mode when video is running (something they fixed on OnePlus 8 pro)
What else is there?
Aside from being way too overpriced is a good phone, but man it's just too tall :/
Vegetaholic, 12 Jul 2020For such a price is a laughable charging times and laughable battery life. Sony is very far be... moreListen people like myself didn't care about Samsung or apple when we bought our mark 2.
We are enjoying it immensely. You go ahead and scream about how great the other uninspired phones are
YouKnowIt, 12 Jul 2020Sony clearly say they only support for 2 years... xperiacheck shows when phones get updates.. ... moreThat's quite bad considering the price of Xperia 1 II. Damn old bloody Pixel 1 is running Android 10 for quite a while without any issues.
Nick Tagataka, 12 Jul 2020I would say it's a fairly decent score given that the display is 4K. The browsing part is... moreNah, the display is still "bad".
Remember once you start watching a 720p video, the display resolution will automatically drop down from 3K to 720p. So this saves battery life. So overall, the battery life seems average and not great.... and this property has been a sticking point for Sony devices for a while now. However, I think the display technology they're using is not as advanced as what Samsung has, and that's the contributing factor since they have closed the battery-capacity-gap. Remember the original Razer Phone, and it's very thirsty display? It was very thirsty despite being quite dim (low brightness), and even if you lowered it down to 60Hz, at 1080p, it was thirsty.
Additionally, the Xperia 1/ii does NOT have a 4K screen. It has a 3K display, that is to say, it has the horizontal pixels but not the vertical pixels because the screen is "cut" for the aspect ratio. If it instead was "extended", you would have 4K on the vertical pixels, and greater-than-4K on the horizontal axis (and so you would call that a 5K display, or a +4K display, or 21:9-4K display). Currently, it cannot show the full 4K content... the older Xperia XZ1p/XZ2 did have full 4K resolution though (and through a hidden menu, those LCDs could be boosted to 120Hz).
I do believe Samsung will move from their (18:9, 19:9, or 20:9) phones, and will follow Sony's lead. So expect the Galaxy S30 (or S40) to come with a 21:9 display, using 1440p, and 120Hz... but on the superior display technology of Samsung. Not sure how they'll handle HDR (and colour accuracy), maybe it will be similar to current flagship or it might be improved. But yeah, Samsung will not be rushing into 4K resolution anytime soon. And the default out-of-box settings for their devices will come with a Dynamic Resolution scaler and Dynamic Frequency scaler (so it will sit at 1080p/60Hz for MOST of the time, and it might bump up to 1440p and/or 90Hz-120Hz only some of the time to save battery life).
Maybe Sony did it for a purpose.If you put a 5000mAh on it,it will add more weight to the phone.Common sense!
I was actually surprised by the SoT I've got from mine. 10h if you're using it "nicely" is easily achievable. It reminds me of the XZ Premium, that had a pretty good battery life when it came out.
I would say it's a fairly decent score given that the display is 4K. The browsing part is ok-ish, but the call time is actually downright impressive given the "mere" 4000mAh battery capacity (Sony has always been great when it comes to background power saving).
The video playback, however, seems to have taken a huge hit from increased resolution and partly for this reason I still believe the combination of slightly lower resolution + higher refresh rate is still more balanced and practical approach for most people unless one has an excellent eyesight and watches a ton of movies on a phone.