Android Master, 29 May 2020Also the panel is dim barely reaching 600 nits in full auto max mode.
And as predicted, 90hz ... moreOLED + high brightness = burn-in sooner
Cannot believe ppl that read tech do not know this.
Oled phones are better be below 400 nits to preserve screen as long as possible.
It is not like LCD that allows to use 700, 800 or 1000 nits as much as you want without damages.
Nice to see main camera does not turn landscape into wax like Oppo, OnePLus and Motorola.
GSMArens has pointed lack of 4K on a 8MP front cam of this phone and telephoto of OP8 Pro, despite both being uncapable of doing it because of the resolution.
All Xperia 4K can do 4K on youteb except Z5P. I do not know where they got this from.
All cons pointed against last generation were solved, looks like they needed to " find" more to justify not giving a 4,6 for example.
Lots of features are not in this review. No mention of Cirrus Logic audio chip, the 360 degree audio, reduction of crosstalk to 20% for jack, no AF abilities.
Asphalt-nation, 29 May 2020So, actually, the Xperia 1 II screen runs at 1,096 x 2,560, period.
This is way less than QHD... moreAlso the panel is dim barely reaching 600 nits in full auto max mode.
And as predicted, 90hz motion blur is nothing but gimmick.
SpiritWolf, 29 May 2020Pretty much hate people who are giving themselves thumb up. Means, their voice doesn't matter ... moreI love this phone, trust me
21W charging sounds slow but thanks to battery care the cell might
last twice longer than 65W phones
Top notch camera department, even with the ultra wide by night, which I believe is a first
Classic (but not boring), timeless design with dual IP certification, GG6 on both sides
Both 3.5mm Jack AND micro SDXC slot
There's so much to like and indeed there's so much I like about it, but man this 4K resolution that's not really there is bothering me
Even though is more developers than Sony's fault for not having 4K textures.
But why not just upscaling then ??
Nick.B, 29 May 2020YouTube tops at 1080p?! Like 2018 mate20pro for 250 eur 2nd hand. It's a joke right? My find x... moreYour oppo has 8+2 bit screen.
Just like this one and op8 pro.
With custom setting xperia 1 has delta 0.7.
By the way, too bad you need to wait until march/2021 at least to get android 11, while this one will have it by november.
kabhijeet16, 29 May 2020If the firmware is not final, why gsmarena is reviewing this phone? They can't do justice to t... moreBlame Sony.
You cannot review a demo unit unless they send you a demo unit.
There is still some bit of oversharpening thereabout though not that visible, but I'm not gonna lie here - the photo quality is miles better than last year's Xperia 1 even in full Auto mode. Also, I'm definitely not seeing a lot of noise here.
The only ONE thing that is going to stop me from buying this Xperia 1 ii is the OnePlus 8 Pro. All other Android flagships are pretty much forgettable to me, but not that particular OnePlus.
GSM Arena why would you review a pre released software version?? Daylight images look good but what's up with the zoom??
Nevitas, 29 May 2020Better battery life and 120hz don't go in the same sentenceMaybe it will with LTPO panels? Waiting for the Note20 release and revies that will follow.
Tann Hauser, 29 May 2020Did they even mention DSEE Ultimate and 3D Reality audio? I dont know, might have missed it i... moreThey just ignored the main distinguishable points on Xperia 1 II and just compared with other flagship features and prices. Their verdict and cons says it all.
Ellio74, 29 May 2020For the screen, that's 2 philosophies in my opinion. With the Xperia you get the high resoluti... moreThe review states that Netflix and YouTube run at FHD resolution, so there is no advantage on this phone.. Really 4K screen was the main thing, that attracted me in this phone, this is a big letdown ad taking Xperia for sure off the list.
Anonymous, 29 May 2020"Going for DRO doesn't offer the convenience or ease of use of the default Camera app and it d... moreExactly that. You should tap on hotspot on the screen and DRO should pull up the shadows, in theory. Not sure it works properly on this phone. I appreciate GSMArena Auto HDR enthusiasm but to me those HDR photos look washed out, I don't like them a bit. I'm glad Sony doesn't try to tweak contrast on HDR shots cause that makes them even worse.
What I find surprising is that Camera app takes better night time picture than Photo Pro. It doesn't screw with the shadows, it leaves them deep but contains the highlights while Photo Pro with no HDR has issues with blown out highlights and in HDR mode it does the typical lets turn night into a day time thing.
You likely do not get 12 megapixels at 70mm.
If the resolution is between 11.5 and 12.5 megapixels at 70mm, the pixel size must be between 0.84 and 0.88 micrometers due to the Exif focal length of 6.95mm. Sony and Samsung don't produce mobile camera sensors with such a pixel size as far as I know. Furthermore the resolution of the sensor must be less than 20 megapixels, otherwise the specs are simply not possible mathematically. Furthermore the 70mm sample images do look upscaled. It's more likely that the pixel size is 1.0 micrometer, this means that you only get 8.9 effective megapixels at 70mm.
Crop factor = 70mm/6.95mm = 10.072
Sensor diagonal at 70mm = 43.267mm / crop factor = 4.296mm
Sensor area at 70mm field of view = Diagonal² x cos(arctan(3/4)) x sin(arctan(3/4)) = 8.86mm²
Pixel size = sqrt(8.86mm² / 12000000) = sqrt(8860000 micrometer² / 12000000) = 0.86 micrometer and if the resolution is 11.5 megapixels instead of 12.0, then sqrt(8860000 micrometer² / 11500000) = 0.877 micrometer
Shanti Dope, 29 May 2020I hope the dynamic range s*ck*rs are happy now to know that they could finally get HDR on all ... moreDid they even mention DSEE Ultimate and 3D Reality audio?
I dont know, might have missed it in the "review"...
Anything on autofocus camera functions? 20 AE/AF, eye AF...?! The fastest AF enabled camera shoots only dead buildings, trees and snail monuments for Arena?
Oh they dont do audio jack anymore so, no mention of these advanced audio features...
They care only for the HDR, but are "personally not quite fond of how Sony does it". But most definitely dont care about best part of the camera, AF speed for subject and action shooting...
They most certainly gave overall less points than to SG bunch again.
Ah well, the usual Arena...
Dont know why I even bother reading these flakey reviews here.
J Bagnell, here I await the real deep dive tech review, sound, cam, and all around...
"it's not the first offender of this sort, with OnePlus and Xiaomi coming to mind, and then there's Samsung with their 64MP 28-ish mm 'telephoto' camera on the S20s."
Sony's behaviour isn't comparable with the behaviour of Oneplus, Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung ,etc.. Sony really lies whereas other manufacturers used marketing tricks. For example Samsung and Huawei revealed the real field of view of the second camera. For example Huawei's P30 Pro crops the 125mm 8 megapixel camera in order to achieve 5x27 = 135mm with 7 effective megapixels. But Huawei didn't lie, you could still get 8 megapixel raw photos at 125mm.
But Sony simply lies.
Smithravi, 29 May 2020Why does this review looks like made by a biased guy.
- Considering mobile as 1200$ even w... more'- "for anyone else with a money-is-no-object attitude for one of the best camera systems in a smartphone" I have never seen that statement for 1400$ P40 pro and S20 ultra'
In Estonia, which is pretty expensive country if it comes to imported electronics, P40Pro costs 1050 euros. Maybe you are talking about P40Pro+ that i haven't seen here yet?
Regardless of what GSMarena are saying. They could have used a 2K screen, which would have given us better brightness levels, the now trendy 120hz and a better battery life. The apps supporting 4K are limited and on a 6.5 inch screen not sure we will notice any difference. They just want to stick out with to differ from competitors. The photo pro app is enough to differentiate themselves in my opinion....