Anonymous, 30 May 2020The camera seems to be a total disaster. Horrible tele lens quality, wrong tele specifications... moreThey commented stating its superior to the oneplus8 pro. Maybe issues reading?
Anonymous, 30 May 2020Another inferior tech. Other manufacturers like Oppo with VOOC allow you to game or use the p... moreI don't think you have to use this feature. It's just an option if you want to use it.
Anonymous, 30 May 2020www.xda-developers.com/sony-xperia-1-ii-gaming-feature-charge-and-play-without-degrading-batte... moreAnother inferior tech.
Other manufacturers like Oppo with VOOC allow you to game or use the phone while charging and barely produce any heat.
No battery degradation.
Sony cuts off charging to reduce heat since it uses inferior charging technology like USB PD.
Oppo doesn't need to cut off charging since heat is already kept in check since it uses cutting edge fast charging technology like VOOC.
Don't worry you'll get that feature in 2022 till then keep using inferior charging tech and workaround solutions to keep away heat.
Anonymous, 30 May 2020You are still talking in the domain of ancient fast charging tech. Research a little more on ... moreif there is something like that, you would've lectured me about it wouldn't you?
The camera seems to be a total disaster. Horrible tele lens quality, wrong tele specifications, lens of the main camera has very soft corner, HDR algorithm must be turned on manually and can look unnatural when compared with Google and Apple, bad low-light performance, probably no multi frame noise reduction jpg/dng, no DRO intensity settings, no color temperature slider
Reading the article, it seems that the editor was disoriented that he did not know what to say. Another very good Sony smartphone but still mixed because it still dares to stand out from what is usually done on Samsung, Apple and the Chinese.
RCJ89, 30 May 2020I find it so annoying that GSM arena got rid of their audio reviews. I always looked forward t... moreSame here. Even no audio enhancements print screen or any comment. Personally Im 90% interested in audio quality in any phone, so these GSMa reviews became almost useless for me :/
Anonymous, 30 May 2020You are still talking in the domain of ancient fast charging tech. Research a little more on ... moreHave you been to school? Do you know there is a something named "Physics" that no one can defy?
Anonymous2137, 30 May 20203.5 mm Jack, microSD slot, rectangular 21:9 flat OLED display (would be better with QHD 90Hz b... morejust try mcpro24fps on your phone, you'll be surprised. Custom bitrates, custom codecs, custom everything. Just like Filmic but better.
by the way you can shoot 60fps and resample it in Davinci or Premiere at 25fps, so you'll get a really more detailed and smoother image.
Anonymous2137, 30 May 20203.5 mm Jack, microSD slot, rectangular 21:9 flat OLED display (would be better with QHD 90Hz b... more2/2 (posted unfinished comment by mistake)
...the additions of the histogram and other metering tools should be quite obvious in the app to be called "professional".
A lot of the camera usability also depends of the functionalities that this phone will deliver to external camera apps like FiLMiC Pro via camera2api driver and I bet that we won't see anything more than 4K30fps over this protocol.
Tazm0n, 30 May 2020how about to crop down for stabilized 4k/6k video or some other effect or to grab stills like ... moresorry mate, have you even seen what footage samsung produces in this gimmicky 8k? there should be 4 times more detail, but there hardly is 0,25 times more.
at the laughable bitrate they pack this "8k" in, it's merely an interpolation.
not even mentioning that with the sensor so slow, they couldn't use full sensor readout because it is over 100ms.
i saw 8k from LG, well that's something, at least their bitrate is higher, and thus much better colors and detail.
Anyway the 8k as well as 4k60 are only needed for postprocessing on a PC, so considering how many people will actually do that, I won't consider having it a serious advantage
JohnW1981, 30 May 2020Thought there would have been more coverage of it's audio features. I get that they dropped th... moreI find it so annoying that GSM arena got rid of their audio reviews. I always looked forward to it as no one else really does a audio review and tells you if the phone is loud in headphones or not. Usually sony phones are pretty low in headphones so would be nice to know what the XP1 ii is like as apparently it has a headphone amp.
Kartel, 30 May 2020Seems like a rushed review so many things this phone has that others don't that were omitted. ... moreI agree with you, but this doesn't concern this review only. Gsmarena should think of a better way to review the performance ( Ram management, ui animations, gaming with fps renders, throttling...), instead of relying on benchmarks. Yup, this is not 2014.
There are too many comments from other fanboy brands like they know a lot about technology, if you are not interested in the product why should you comment as if you want someone else to buy what you buy? Enjoy your choice and let others choose their choices, others do not have to come with you who have different tastes in technology? This is Sony anyways.
Dear GSMArena staff,
With all due respects, please stop publishing the below lie related to audio quality in every review:-
" The reason for that is that most phones that arrived for testing were already EXCELLENT in this regard and whatever difference there was, it was marginal and probably INDISTINGUISHABLE TO ANYTHING but our lab equipment. "
I've clarified this enough times in comments and emails (do you read them?) already, so I won't repeat.
3.5 mm jack test removed, ok we've made peace with it... but don't lie so much, you're journalists, for God's sake! You're communicating to lakhs of people!
Just because you repeat a lie 100 times, it won't become truth.
If you want a debate, tell me although even I'm a employed, busy man.
Thought there would have been more coverage of it's audio features. I get that they dropped this from the standard review template but it's something of a niche feature set like the LG V series or the S pen in the note line up
3.5 mm Jack, microSD slot, rectangular 21:9 flat OLED display (would be better with QHD 90Hz but that's not very important for me) with no garbage notch, punhole or other distractions, decent camera, reasonable battery and beautiful, bricky design that clearly stands out among all boring chinese phones these days. Looks like the best flagship smartphone in 2020, isn't it?
Well, to me it is, but there are still some software-based drawbacks to complain about. What I'm talking about is the clearly lacking Cinema Pro App. The most obvious problem is the 21:9 aspect ratio which only gives us cropped "4K-" resolution of 3840x1644 instead of typical 16:9 3840x2160 suitable for most uses such as youtube, documentaries, everyday recording etc. 21:9 will be appreciated by only a few % of users I guess. Second problem are the framerates. While I really appreciate the addition of 60fps and 25fps in 4K, I'm really missing 50fps option, which would be very useful for users in Europe where PAL framerates are the preferred setup. With my 4K 50fps workflow it would require a lot of post-production work to fit these available framerates in my projects and the result are never going to be as smooth as the native 4K50. And here comes the third drawback of the app, which is the complete lack of metering tools. While Photo Pro at least gives us a very useful option of showing the luminance histogram, I don't see anything like that in Cinema pro. Without metering tools it will be notoriously easy to over or underexpose our shots and to me, the addition of luma histogram as well as overexposure zebras (similar to these available Sony AX-series camcorders, they are really decent) something
Can be used on other apps too. Too bad other companies want to sell you batteries every year.
Boxy rounded-a-bit is typical sony
Hope you do well this time.