Anonymous, 08 Sep 2020I have a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact since 2014. Six years!!! Have beautiful pics from holiday in G... morealso have that z1 compact... my first flagship and a compact... i thought of changing the battery, but i got a chance to buy a used xz2 compact... this might be the last compact so i give in...
z1 compact has served me well... practically cheaper since i dont need to buy a phone every year...
I have a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact since 2014. Six years!!! Have beautiful pics from holiday in Greece. Sony simply is not doing the right advertisement and keeping the cost too high. I would be sad, if Sony Mobiles would not be manufactured some day. There are no bothering bloatware or right swipe to get news or whether which you cannot get rid off!
I'm a bit disappointed there's no tof sensor and the design hasn't changed since last year. Glad I got the 1 II instead I prefer the squared off design and flat sides over the curved ones of to her Xperia 5 ii
VectorR, 07 Sep 2020Of course it will. That's Sony, you know. Ask fans how amazing Xperia smartphones are - J... moreActually they're made in Thailand not Japan or maybe they're assembled in Thailand. Still designed by sony Japan though. "It's a Sony"
Lets see how much it will cost and more importantly: How good the battery will hold up.
A7sii, 07 Sep 2020Wait till other mainstream companies introduce in the coming years, and then ill meet you scre... moreI wonder if you scream "Yes, yes, oh god that's the spot YES!" when you see phones without a headphone jack.
ssassa, 06 Sep 202021:9. NO, NO and NO.Wait till other mainstream companies introduce in the coming years, and then ill meet you screaming Yes, Yes and Yes!
PotatoHead, 06 Sep 2020Will this also be horribly prices though?Of course it will. That's Sony, you know. Ask fans how amazing Xperia smartphones are - Japanese super quality, beautiful Sony brand name, made in Japan again, and this is just famous Sony etc. So will be absolutely convinced that $899 or so price tag for Xperia 5 II is not too much at all :). All latest iPhones, Pixels and other Huawei-Samsungs aren't good in making true-to-life photos which is very very bad. Just please do not complain about missing TOF sensor, Wireless charging, a bit weaker main sensor and the same crappy selfie camera. That's not important for Pro Photographers and for that price tag :).
Fearghast, 07 Sep 2020When Sony get's on the market, there will be iPhone 12 and Google 4 5G/5 on the market as... moreTrue. Considering that new Pixel 5 will be a way cheaper than Xperia 1 II or even Xperia 5 II and so the iPhone 12, competition will be definitely tough for Sony.
Shui8, 07 Sep 2020No competition. Easily the best Compact flagship smartphone. Ticks a lot of boxes. Wish that i... moreWhen Sony get's on the market, there will be iPhone 12 and Google 4 5G/5 on the market as well... so I would not call it "no competition".
No competition. Easily the best Compact flagship smartphone. Ticks a lot of boxes. Wish that it comes with 6", 68mm width at least (same as their best compact ever lived, Z3 Compact)
I'm happy with what Sony Xperia workaround recently.
Lucas N82, 07 Sep 2020VectorR was speaking about Xperia 5. Ive tested 5 and 1 II and mark II its totally different c... moreExactly and that was my point - you can't use the same logic on Xperia 5 II because of no ToF on board.
The focus abilities can be wildly different Xperia 5 II compared to Xperia 1 II.
The quality is nowhere near the 1" sensor that for example Sony DSC-RX / ZV-1 uses.
Edit: BTW briliant photo samples on that Flickr!
Vic, 07 Sep 2020It's almost impossible to purchase Sony smartphone on many markets. They should have part... moreI guess they will expand global availability if reception is good enough to put some extra export-efforts to it
Fearghast, 07 Sep 2020But you tested Xperia 1 II ... with ToF, riiiight? :D
We do not know YET how much the lack of... moreVectorR was speaking about Xperia 5. Ive tested 5 and 1 II and mark II its totally different camera. Its not my samples (I found that couple days ago on flickr; quality is almost like 1 inch sensor camera):
My samples you can find on YT (same nick). Ive tested Xperia 5 only indors and quality was good but I was not hyped. Still I have oportunity to compare 1 and 1 II but the winner is obvious..
Lucas N82, 07 Sep 2020Its much better because different sensor, lens and Photo Pro with auto night mode and DRO.
Iv... moreBut you tested Xperia 1 II ... with ToF, riiiight? :D
We do not know YET how much the lack of ToF will compromise the focus capabilities of Xperia 5 II.
Not to mention the selfie cam is identical to the one with Xperia 1/5 - not that I use it for anything else but Duo calls.