A great specification sheet except for Sony's lame 5G radios. The Xperia series sells as LTE phones in North America. That's not impressive when midrange phones are starting to support global 5G bands.
The software aspect worries me a bit. Sony keeps showing screen shots of their Imaging Edge Mobile app - an app with such bad ratings that I'm surprised it's still allowed in Play Store. It loses pairing with Sony's cameras constantly, crashes constantly, breaks WiFi, can't transfer RAW files, can't delete previews EVER, and the "live" mode lags by at least 5 seconds. That's their app for a $1000 phone paired with a $3500 camera.
I'd say the best feature in this phone is its ability to directly draw power from the charger bypassing the battery. These are little things that matter. And Sony has always been into the finer details. Early days of Qnovo adaptive charge to retain battery endurance over the longer run, side-mounted fingerprint scanners. Sony was doing this about half a decade ago. Today, the latest iPad has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. And battery charge management and trickle charging built into most phones as opposed to mere 100w fast charging, which I still think is detrimental to long-term battery life.
I think if they develop an Oxygen or MIUI kind of a skin on Android, with Sony's own sensibilities, attention to detail, aesthetics and take on Android, it could increase uptake and have a developer community like the other skins have. I know lot of you'd disagree, but having something way more than stock Android can be a big plus.
Miu, 21 Sep 2020Too tall like remote controll. Bad designStill stuck at the poorly thought through "remote control" attempt to discredit? That lousy dis failed more than a year ago. 21:9 is the new flagship direction.
MrMing, 21 Sep 202060Hz in the Xperia 1 II is overkill because of the screen resolution I prefer a high resolu... moreAlso, you could use your phone in 4k while enabling blur reduction technelogy(=90hz refresh rate). However , compitoters phone you have 2 options: 120Hz@FHD or 60Hz@QHD refresh rate
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2020sBU - Wouldn't the Xperia 10 II be filling the 'lite' version category for Sony?Nah, Sony's 10 ii has an absolutely shite camera setup. It is on par with 6 series Nokias which is pretty bad. If they cut some GG6 (and do a plastic/metal/pleather back or something) corners to put their flagship camera setup in it, it would be pretty ideal, and comparable in value to the pixel a line.
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2020I'd like them to make a Lite version of Pro apps for 10iii .... For example: - 7f... moreNot gonna happen. Next year there will be the usual two midrange devices alongside two flagships.
Fayth, 21 Sep 2020I'll take those double bezels for the sake of stereo speakersyeah, stereo for life
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2020Would not save more than 2mm. Htc u12+ is 6" 18:9. 15,6cm. could save enough if it were 5.5" 1080x2160. I am not fixed at 6". to be precise 60mmX120mm screen with thinner bezel, in terms of being compact. But I prefer a 75mmX150mm screen.
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2020How about the no sd slot, no jack, gorilla 5 and plastic back? If even sony can afford GG6... moreDid you even understand the context in which the comment was made? Goodness, these Sony fans...
The last phone was Z3 Compact not z2
AnonD-955101, 20 Sep 202060fps overkill?
Can you explain the logic behind that opinion of yours? 60Hz in the Xperia 1 II is overkill because of the screen resolution
I prefer a high resolution screen over high refresh rate.
Banana, 21 Sep 2020I would agree that the iPhone 12 wouldn't be able to compete with the Xperia 5 in terms o... moreMind you, iPhone sales 5+ years ago were not strong. Sony was a legend with the XZ1, XZ2, XZ Compact, etc. Now it's a sinking ship thanks to poor marketing strategy.
if only this was first to the table with a 775 chipset inside. it would sell like hot cakes.
Terimaki, 21 Sep 2020I really think that Sony has lost its way and is trying hard to find it back. Xperia launch sh... moresBU - Wouldn't the Xperia 10 II be filling the 'lite' version category for Sony?
I really think that Sony has lost its way and is trying hard to find it back. Xperia launch should be announced right after PS5 with game giveaways like they have done with COD. This would help all the multiple tech blogs churn out the news about Xperias too along with PS5 bundles.
Also, a lite model should be introduced knowing you'd be competing with the likes of OnePlus, Oppo, Xiaomi, and, Samsung. According to recent surveys, the mid-range market is the hottest. The availability should be made in all major markets. Sony mobile is struggling hard. They need a brand amassador, a lite version, PS5 bundles and extensive marketing in order to compete.
Anonymous, 20 Sep 2020765G would sacrifice Cinema Pro.
Also the weaker ISP from 7xx would make results inferior to... morePixel 3 had a dedicated chip called Pixel Visual Core co-developed with intel with 8cores and memory. That's why the ported gcam cannot capture as in the Pixel 3 with same imx sensor and sd845.
The algorithms works better with that dedicated chip.
Too tall like remote controll.
I'll take those double bezels for the sake of stereo speakers
[deleted post]I would agree that the iPhone 12 wouldn't be able to compete with the Xperia 5 in terms of features, but the iPhone will obviously win the sales because 'iphone'