Nick Tagataka, 27 Aug 2020Isn't it a good thing though? After all, that's the cycle that pushes the market for... moreif you look from one perspective, it is true as you said. but put yourself in the position of the innovator. Chinese companies copying your hard work of 10 years and brings the same to the market in 3 months. how would you feel?
we all agree that innovation should be for mankind. companies shouldn't rip off just because they invented it but its also true that copycats should not steal ideas and then sells it to the market for cheap whereas who put all those hard work and invested big chunk of money loses.
And Xperia 5 II will not have this one O.o
This will hurt indoor shot in a huge way.
Goodbye autofocus, welcome Xperia 1/5 focus hunting ... again.
Some more info:
Sub-6 5G, no mmwave of course
120Hz 21:9 FullHD
Reality 360 Audio with Ultimate upscaling, no mention of any audio pro app but PP and CP will be there in updated versions possibly with some minor new features or tweaks.
Same lenses as on X1II
Main sensor different from X1II
Ultrawide and Tele are the same sensors as in X1II stack
Black and Blue only available colors for EU market
A bit less than 100 EUR more expensive than original 5 but prices will vary from market to market
Android 10 device
Understandable. Its a compact phone anyway. Just pricing it right.
LOL, 27 Aug 2020You get what you pay for I guess. Motorola phones have terrible cameras. Perhaps photography i... moreThat Motorola isn't that bad at all. Pretty sure its camera will make at least the same quality photos as Xperia 5 or even better. I used to have Xperia 5 phone for 6 month. Camera quality of it wasn't its best feature at all.
Anonymous, 27 Aug 2020Love the first xperia 5 and this one looks as good as the first. Very hard to find and way ... moreYou get what you pay for I guess. Motorola phones have terrible cameras. Perhaps photography isn't a priority for you.
Nick Tagataka, 27 Aug 2020"There's simply no way you can get better results in RAW than in JPEG" Assumin... moreThat's true. I have big doubts that wannabe Pro Photographers having RAW from a smartphone and Lightroom / Photoshop are able to make anything better that, say, iPhone or Pixel does in Full Auto with zero efforts. They all shout out loud that Sony gives you full control, creativity...bla-bla-bla. BUT let's face the truth - all these Xperia 1 II Pro features, control, creativity etc are fun only, control for control sake. Final result will be no different to what others do in Full Auto.
Love the first xperia 5 and this one looks as good as the first.
Very hard to find and way to expensive, so i got the Motorola Edge instead which is also very good looking
Shanti Dope, 27 Aug 2020The best feature of the 1 II is its ability to completely freeze even the fastest-moving subje... more"There's simply no way you can get better results in RAW than in JPEG"
Assuming that you wanted to say it other way around - no, that's not true on a smartphone camera.
Kriegsherr, 26 Aug 2020the problem is whoever innovates does not matter, the Chinese brands would copy it and sell it... moreIsn't it a good thing though? After all, that's the cycle that pushes the market forward. There are ones who innovate new technologies and those who popularise them: Without the former, we would be stuck with same-old technology forever. Without the latter, seeds of new ideas would die out before they would even come out because nobody would know about them and there wouldn't be any needs for them.
But just because one company invented new tech that doesn't mean they can keep the price high even after other companies start using it in their own products. When people start complaining about how one is overpricing their products when others have the same features yet still are several hundreds bucks cheaper, then they SHOULD start considering lowering the price point.
They could come with ultra version, tablet, watches, whatever. Same old specs is not fun anymore, even if it's unlike other flagships.
if this leak is true, I'd be ecstatic. Since the beginning of the year I've been looking for a phone that fits everything I need. Powerful, compact with capable camera and this looks like it might fit the bill. Here's to hoping it'll have Band 71 and it's an instant buy for me.
This photo shows micro matrix tech from sony semicon.
I think 1 iii may have it.
Bezels will be near half compared to 1ii.
Sensor gets smaller without performance loss.
Shanti Dope, 27 Aug 2020The best feature of the 1 II is its ability to completely freeze even the fastest-moving subje... more1 II makes really amazing photos jpeg, and have very good AF in burst mode
ToF is sometimes visible on night shots.
YUKI93, 27 Aug 2020Not sure if the omission of 3D ToF sensor will be missed, I don't even care about it. As ... moreToF has important role when it comes to 1ii AF capabilities.
It is the main reason it is there, not fake bokeh as main purpose like other brands
Alluuu, 27 Aug 2020Sad, was really looking forward to this phone, specifically for expecting a near exact x1ii sp... moreglad to find a someone willing to sell me xz2 compact so i can change my main phone from z1 compact... it has similar size... i guess we wont see another flagship compact anymore... that is if xperia 10 ii, pixel 4a, iphone se 2020, nord are out of your short list... though these are capable handsets...
Not sure if the omission of 3D ToF sensor will be missed, I don't even care about it. As long as it has the same camera sensor and software as the Xperia 1 ii, that is all fine by me.
I definitely want to wait for the Xperia 5 ii. As much as I like the Xperia 1 ii, it's just way too expensive!