I was basically expecting this in the last FIVE YEARS or so...but it's too far priced for me.
I cannot understand why all the brands cannot make something similar in the middle range, which is 150g and less of 70mm wide with big battery and a jack in.
Vegetaholic, 21 Sep 2020Lol, what quality. I never seen Sony phone does anything better than comoeititon. There is no ... moreI think you have the name Sony confused with some Chinese brand or Samsung or Apple!
potato4k, 21 Sep 2020Because they're all just talk. They probably are users of cheap Xiaomi/Realme anyway. Never had a Xiaomi or Realme, and have bought so many phones so far, I don't even remember all of them. Have used at least 4 Xperia phones, and several Zenfone, Motorola, Nokia phones over the years, currently have six devices, so now am I eligible to comment here ?
I'd love to have this. Great features are the audio jack, camera, 5G capable, SD865, and expandable memory. But I'm still enjoying my LG G7 plus. Perhaps, a couple of years?
Still laughing at the fact that 'features' that were standards decades ago like jack and micro sd slot now justify charging almost $1k for a phone. yeah nah, just gonna stick with what I have longer, not like I use it for much other than browsing sh- anyway.
Vegetaholic, 21 Sep 2020Lol, what quality. I never seen Sony phone does anything better than comoeititon. There is no ... more99% of people using a mobile to take a picture do so badly... no matter what device they are using. So real world comparisons are very subjective. I have seen a lot of dreadful pictures taken by Iphones and Galaxy S's that had looked great on the phone screen in the pub but when uploaded to Facebook sucked. That is one reason many brands stuff their phones with "beatifying" AI on the selfie cam and increasingly AI enhanced rear cameras that make things look great but that "pop" is unrealistic it is just what people wish they had actually seen!
KimJongYolo, 21 Sep 2020Because phones can either have Wireless Charging or a Graphene Cooling System behind their bac... moreThere's nothing special or unique about graphite (graphene...) cooling pads, they're the cheaper and more ubiquitous solution in modern smartphones. Others use copper heat pipes and vapor chambers (sometimes huge vapor chambers...) and still manage to fit wireless charging and audio jacks in. Nothing special here, the phone's not even that compact so they can't justify it that way either.
enhompe , 20 Sep 2020No one has yet said whether it has optical image stabilization either. "Optical SteadyShot™ (hybrid OIS/EIS video stabilization) is available for Camera app for 24mm and 70mm camera." Sony X5ii website
Vegetaholic, 21 Sep 2020Lol, what quality. I never seen Sony phone does anything better than comoeititon. There is no ... moreQuality is superb since XZ2. I have compare my XZ3 with S10 and when you hold Samsung in your hand it feel like its plastic and glass is 0.01mm. XZ3 is cosmic better build quality than S10.
About camera. Xperia 1 II have one of the best camera on the market (sensor 1/1.7, F1.7 only 12mpx - big pixels, and super speed).
Thats some random catalog someones form flickr:
I have tested that camera (you can find me on YT) and dynamic range its outstanding. And I know what Im sayin' because I have tested many FF cameras and even couple days ago 7S III.
Firefox, 20 Sep 2020You answered your question by yourself why Sony phones are so expensive: QUALITY that is the d... moreLol, what quality. I never seen Sony phone does anything better than comoeititon. There is no quality, cameras are garbage, Software subpar, battery life was ususally way below competition. Quality is the last thing comes to mind when you think about Sony, my friends use to buy Sony had so many issues that he had to give up and move to other brand
Literally "Not quite, it should have been smaller". I love Sony but I don't watch streaming and don't play game who need the latests chip so 158mm is to tall, S865 is too much. I will keep my S9 but at the moment he is still one of my favorite smartphone on the market
Shanti Dope, 20 Sep 2020Say that to the increasing sales of the Xperia 1 II. Sad to say, but even that one is bound t... moreWell yes, LG have been doing so for a few years - even when Sony took them out.
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2020needs to be smaller, 20:9, and around $700.and then Sony competes with 1001 other brands in very similar products... many cheaper than they can ever be because of how they are set up and based & even use Sony components... Sony could not compete with them on price, have no chance of being picked up by a network's own shop (that is a very complex relationship between various kickbacks and secondary sales so not a simple thing to make profitable) and could even lead to Sony losing the other brands as customers so a double bad idea. Sony needs a USP and the screen size is it.
YUKI93, 20 Sep 2020There is, wireless charging is present on this phone.How can you state there is wireless charging so confidently when the Sony website itself is up and lists the full specs for the phone - it does not have wireless charging. What else are you assuming without knowing?
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2020Unfortunately no wireless charging. Otherwise it would be perfect. Wireless charging is unnecessary. Not many people use it.
VectorR, 21 Sep 2020You're wrong here. No Wireless charging on Xperia 5 II which is a dealbreaker for me pers... moreBecause phones can either have Wireless Charging or a Graphene Cooling System behind their backside. Same for Honor X10, which also has a Graphene Cooling System and thus no Wireless Charging. By the way: a Graphene Cooling System is much more expensive for Sony than a Wireless Charging Pad. And If I personally can choose between both, I'd always choose the Graphene Cooling System.
If this phone comes in 5'5 inch to 5'8 inch and price around $650,
I'll consider buying it.
VectorR, 21 Sep 2020You're wrong here. No Wireless charging on Xperia 5 II which is a dealbreaker for me pers... moreWireless charging is such a useless feature to be honest, I'm glad Sony sees it that way.
That one hell expensive phone