Fearghast, 28 Sep 2020All Samsung is doing is 1080p@120 :D not to mention on a brighter display ... like twice as bright.Yeah, and with an ugly green tint with high risk of burn in, as you should add.
OLED with 500 nits is plenty visible enough outdoors.
That much brightness and you get 20h less endurance, lol.
Nothing New, 28 Sep 2020-best design in 2020 so far
-great battery life
-top notch camera
-pretty good speakers
... moretop notch camera? This phrase is not to be found in this review sir.
They actually dont talk about camera sharpness or resolution in this review. Read it.
Only writing about natural this.. and versatile that...
Anonymous, 28 Sep 2020Nice phone. Good job Sony. The only problem is it doesn't look modern with thick top an... moreIt looks a lot more modern than those punch-holes and notched displays.. And there is space for speakers, camera, sensors and notification led. I Wish the punch-hole was never put into the phone displays, the stupidest thing that happened to mobiles lately..
QUOTE (from camera Quality section): "We generally enjoy the more restrained processing in terms of sharpening that leaves random detail natural looking. Noise suppression isn't as strong as on Samsungs, though noise is still controlled excellently." That was it, hardly anything else.
The reader is left in the dark here about the actual image quality.
Other phone reviews get a full alinea about image resolution, sharpness of lens, etc.etc.? But @ xperia 5 II we have: "random detail looking natural"? Say what? Seriously? Hello we have just come out of Sony's bad-camera-dark ages? Can you elaborate more on photo quality here?
It continues in the verdict:
"very capable camera system" and "Versatile camera system for stills and video, in good and low light alike." Again this is saying litle about basic camera QUALITY! Hello?
GSMarena team is beating around the bush here.
geek-a-contra, 28 Sep 2020when it comes to personal preferences the only real definitory element that differentiate the ... moreYeah, that was the key for me. I dont need oversaturated 10x postprocessed photos that look nothing like the original. Already ordered mine...
I wonder how am I gonna use my tripod since the whole side of the device are buttons everywhere ....
Shui8, 28 Sep 2020Precisely. Guess what? Next Xperia 1iii will have brighter display 😂😂😂. I understand if 1ii a ... moreExactly. When I saw the news that Xperia 5 II will feature FHD 120Hz panel a few weeks ago, I thought finally it would be the time for Sony to start using the latest gen. Samsung panel with 700-800 nits of brightness that ASUS, Xiaomi and Oppo have been also putting on their recent high end offerings. It turns out that they actually LOWERED the brightness even further from already not-so-bright Xperia 1 II, and now it's rumoured that they will ramp up the display brightness in next year's flagship.. Ha-ha.
It's still a great phone, don't get me wrong, but this will undeniably turn off many of its potential buyers. The target demographic of this phone would care a lot about having the brightest display possible, for sure.
Why is Google always being bashed here whenever it's mentioned? Subjective much, gsmarena?!
The Xperia 5ii delievers an overall excellent package this could be a winner for sony if they price this right
First off, nice thorough review as always; I was looking forward to it. However, I'm not sure the "monetary burden", especially compared to S20, is globally existent. Currently in the US, I see the S20 (unlocked/carrier, no trade in) listed for $999.99 from at least 3 major retailers. $950 is undoubtedly a large amount, regardless of the value of pre-order goodies. But calling it a "Sony premium" and thereby "hard to recommend" (following so much praise in the same article) when the S20 review ended on a much more positive note, seems hardly justifiable. But hey, I'm no expert reviewer...
when it comes to personal preferences the only real definitory element that differentiate the usefulness of the smartphones is / are the cameras and the related software. and this being stated , when it comes to x 5 II everything boils down to this statement from the review: "more 'photographic' and less 'instagrammy' shots".
next step: immediately, when pre-ordering becomes available in my area, guess what... :)
Fearghast, 28 Sep 2020Real gamers don't play on a mobile phones - especialy not auto aim simulators with lootbo... moreAlthough you are right, mobile gaming is not great it is a huge seller in places like India where the mobile phone is the only access to gaming most have.... which is ironic as due to heavy importation taxes etc Sony no longer can compete in India so don't
wongwatt, 28 Sep 2020Dull display and no wireless charging makes this a very expensive "small" phone - I&... moreIt all depends on what you already have... that is the problem with having the same headphones 2 years in a row with the XZ1, 2 and 3... it would not make anyone upgrade but might appeal to those who never bought in to the range... Sony has the problem though that the price of the handset never comes down yet no one "just missing" the launch offers want to pay full price and no one 6 months into the life span want to pay full price...
lavialegon, 28 Sep 2020the lack of 4k60 in the native app is not a con because everyone who want to buy this phone is... moreWould you be a dear and share a source of that "information"?
Of course it's non-issue but what you just wrote is a clear b$. Try to use real arguments next time.
kav.im, 28 Sep 2020Only gamers can understand ;)Real gamers don't play on a mobile phones - especialy not auto aim simulators with lootboxes baked in the core.
That's what you get when you have a great hardware, yet 99,9% games are pathetic PC ports or pay to win lootbox tosh.
Nick Tagataka, 28 Sep 2020It's honestly surprising that Sony is sticking to such a dim screen for their high end of... morePrecisely. Guess what? Next Xperia 1iii will have brighter display 😂😂😂. I understand if 1ii a bit dimmer due to 4k+battery size, but that excuse cannot be used in smaller 5ii.
Fearghast, 28 Sep 2020That's not something you can even compare because of changes made to sharpening in firmwa... moreWhat's weird also is, the Sony Xperia 5 II seems to be using the imx 555 sensor and the Xperia 1 II the imx 557,
I thought they would be the same this time around but this info was pulled off of Wikipedia.
M86, 28 Sep 2020Still waiting for a compact version of xperia phone. If they stop using 21:9 format, going ... moreDon't forget that a truly compact phone with 4.5-5 inch screen and 16:9 aspect ratio will only allow a battery of max 2500-3000 mAh. This would mean either lower battery life or 720p resolution.