Anonymous, 28 Aug 2020No? S5 was big joke compared to Z2. How does your comparison counteract the original statement? Cheap shot.
Fearghast, 28 Aug 2020IMHO those bitrates are so low because 865/865+ can't do better.
Same 4K example we can... moreBitrate has nothing to do with the SoC.
Even sony midranges (XA and 10 series) still have same 54Mbps 4K@30 of flagships, it is higher than the 4K@30 from Apple, Samsung and Google offer.
Bitrate is choice of who is using. It is about heat mostly. Sony cameras get critics because except new A7s3, all other are 100Mbps. Some Canon older cameras can do over 400Mbps.
Anonymous, 28 Aug 20208K looks crap because of low bitrates.
Samsung uses 80Mbps. Xiaomi uses 100Mbps. Do not kno... moreIMHO those bitrates are so low because 865/865+ can't do better.
Same 4K example we can see is on Kirin SOC devices - low bitrate, they tried higher and it was stutter-fest.
I wonder how HLG is effective on Snap 865 series.
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2020Too late, people don't want to buy 865 at the end of this yearBe grateful they put a flagship chipset there (SD 865 series) and not SD 765G or 768G. Because majority of scaled down or smaller version of phone like this get nerfed in their chipset. Besides, the deviation of the performance is not extreme between SD865 to SD865+.
Months ago I saw a post about a new type of screen.
It was 1080p but they did something to it (adding more blue) and it ends up with same ppi as 4K. I suspect is for sony because the person used 3840x1644 as example to compare with.
Person also said true 10bit + 120Hz + 21:9.
I believe this phone has this new type of display ....
Kriegsherr, 28 Aug 2020Sony has good programmers but they believe that no clever software trick can surpass a good ha... moreNo hardware on this planet can help to deliver enough information through tiny holes at the back of a smartphone which are called cameras. Only clever programming / post-processing can cheat physics (optics), nothing else. So Sony simply forgot laws of physics or just didn't learn their lessons at school.
Wow, it has the same battery capacity as the bigger 1 ii.
The specs actually sounds nice.
It's whether you like super high resolution or fast refresh rate then.
Fearghast, 28 Aug 2020You didn't see the 4K@120 yet! There is a chance it might not be so pretty considering th... more8K looks crap because of low bitrates.
Samsung uses 80Mbps. Xiaomi uses 100Mbps. Do not know about LG.
Just as example, the 4K@60 from Sony is 90Mbps and over 100 from iphone 11 pro.
The 8K shpuld be at least 170Mbps for usable quality.
Sony uses HLG. This format is like raw. Made for editing (mainly gradation) not for uploading after being recorded. Some do not know that and complain about flat colours and exposure.
VectorR, 28 Aug 2020That's true but since release of Xperia 1 Sony made some considerable improvements in pho... moreSony has good programmers but they believe that no clever software trick can surpass a good hardware. watch some interviews from Sony people, you would see.
Shui8, 28 Aug 2020You got that right. I'll take 4k at 120fps than the mediocre quality 8k anytime!You didn't see the 4K@120 yet! There is a chance it might not be so pretty considering the bandwidth and data rate.
4K@120 is similar to 8K@24-30 in terms of theoretical bandwith and we all know how does 8K looks on most mobile phones - cropped, choppy, no EIS etc.
YogiBear, 28 Aug 2020Most bezelless phone in the world, with waterproof and without notch. Fact.Doesn't matter how thick the bezels are because I don't want trash tier notch designs. Can't believe people pay money for that stuff.
Most bezelless phone in the world, with waterproof and without notch. Fact.
Aspros, 28 Aug 2020How sad, Sony is unable to make a bazeless phone, not even one... if they make bezelless phone, then people will screaming "what ugly notches" or "disgusting hole punch"
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2020sony never seriously do phone business. they just want to milk the fanboyz with higher price... moreIm more than happy to buy them, I enjoy Sony. Do you realize that people are allowed to be fans of whatever they so desire?
Hamburger, 28 Aug 2020LOVELY SPECS! Let's hope it is not more than USD550!You're dreaming, man.... I expect $990 price tag or $890 at least. Perhaps your suggested price would be fair - no wireless charging again, possibly focusing issues due to missing TOF sensor, no face unlock (no second good biometric unlock opinion).
VectorR, 28 Aug 2020I'm afraid that without TOF sensor or laser focus assistance Xperia 5 II will have the sa... moreToF does indeed help the AF of 1ii ..
But the most is because the Alpha software.
Remember the cameras do not have ToF, but still faster AF than any cellphone.
Aspros, 28 Aug 2020How sad, Sony is unable to make a bazeless phone, not even one... 1) it has front speakers. Impossible to make it with 2mm bezel when it share space with USB. Also it avoids unwanted touches on screen.
2) we do not want designs used by One Plus 8 Pro and HTC U20 ..We want to look and recognize as Sony phone.
Anonymous, 28 Aug 2020sony never seriously do phone business. they just want to milk the fanboyz with higher price... moreThat's true but since release of Xperia 1 Sony made some considerable improvements in photo quality. It seems that they wanna be in this competitive business. Also Sony doesn't have talented programmers and probably don't want to accept the fact that clever computational photography is the only way to go for tiny lenses / optics, they came up with brilliant idea - spoof fanboys / pro photographers enthusiasts with Alpha like photo apps :).