According to GSM Arena, this mobile has the following hardware:
Chipset Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
This means that there is an "locked/disabled" FM Radio that can be "Unlocked"?
If so, there is any way to verify if the FM Radio on this mobile can be unlocked using "Next Radio" app on Play Store?
T12, 02 Feb 2021User experience? Perfect. It's Sony. It has one of the best OS (simple is the best) in th... moreDoes it have ah double tap to wake option? This feature is important to prolong the life of the power button
had the phone for about a month now, wanted to go for a phone with :
< 70mm width 64+gb USB-C 3.5mm jack fingerprint scanner below 300€
phone finder suggested me S8, S9, S10e, Pixel 4a, Xperia 10 II, Galaxy A41
the first two have curved displays i don't like, s10e kinda out of budget, same for pixel 4a
but they have OIS which is a +
Xperia 10 II was about 280 € and A41 250 €, i ended up buying such a tall phone without even trying it in a shop, don't do that kids
the OLED is gorgeous, vertical panel is good for scrolling and web browsing, a bit too tall in the car as a GPS
the front facing speaker is okay even though volumes above 25/30 result in voice boosting so music doesn't get justice, but bluetooth speaker is always better, and calls are good.
the side mounted fingerprint is very good, i can't lock the phone sometimes lol
i miss a stock gallery app but gphotos is also fine, i like the battery enhancer app, and if you have a narrow screen protector, the side sense bar is a bit difficult to operate but fine. due to the tall aspect of the phone, it is essential to map the notification tray to one of the 3 gestures.
the last one has an underdisplay fingerprint and a notch, but would have made a good choice
i would have never though 4gb ram wouldn't be enough ouch, multitaskings feels slow at time, android 11 likes to eat ram like crazy, people said it's to speed up the system but huh ...
performance is okay for what i do
many droid info apps says the battery is 3460 instead of 3600, but the battery life is good, the 4G antenna is worse than my previous A3 2017 dunno why, maybe it's because of 4G+ instead of 4G ? i always get 1 bar or two instead of 4 in my room
i agree with the video review about photos, i often get 1.5 seconds of processing time after shoot.. so dunno when the photo is taken during that 1.5 second.. people say it's the weak processor but dunno i feel like photos were better on my A3 2017
same goes for the selfie cam, quite disappointing if you wanna do good videos
in snapchat or instagram i still get that weird cracking/popping sound at the begging of the recording, which is annoying.. i had the same issue on my A3 2017 i'm still wondering what it is ..
when i use it, i kinda forget about everything i mentionned but sometimes it comes back and kinda annoys me, otherwise i love the phone, the look, the form and the experience.
i would still recommend you consider the A41 if you were in the same position that i was, or consider the xperia 10 III, or the pixel 4a, may your wishes come true !
about the spec sheet : does the 64gb version even exists ? never seen those
Nice one there, thanks for your feedback, helpful 👌
No dedicated faceunlock, but it should be possible since there is a ToF sensor on the right top. Weird that they put it there if it's not being used. Maybe in the Android 11?
Nipun M., 05 Feb 2021Can I use it in bangladesh 🇧🇩 You can use everywhere.
Can I use it in bangladesh 🇧🇩
Amol Adhav, 23 Jan 2021Please tell me other reviews about camera, battery, multiwindowing, cinematic screen, using ex... moreUser experience? Perfect. It's Sony. It has one of the best OS (simple is the best) in the market. The processor is a gem. It is not very powerful, so it preserves the battery. Everything is perfect, aside from the price which can be a little bit high compared to the competition. I would always pick Sony over other brands, but unfortunately Sony phones are rare to find these days... So I'm stuck with Samsung... But I would always go for Sony... I am using flagship Samsung currently, S10e. It has a few drawbacks: battery life is really bad, part of this is Samsung's OS, part it's because of the powerful processor...
Vlado-99, 30 Jan 2021Does it have an screen auto-rotate function? Gyro sensor is not listed.You don't need gyroscope for that to work
Does it have an screen auto-rotate function? Gyro sensor is not listed.
Dominique, 29 Jan 2021Or he just made up story of having this phone?@ Dominique: for sure!
Still no January 2021 updates?
Dominique, 29 Jan 2021Or he just made up story of having this phone?Or probably he had a horrible experience of using a phone with a Giraffe display
Minu, 28 Jan 2021Probably he hasn't used Sony beforeOr he just made up story of having this phone?
Dominique, 22 Jan 2021Then why you bought it if it has a miserable reputation as you said??Probably he hasn't used Sony before
A bit of a miserable sounding video review by GSM Arena, for what is a fantastic phone. No idea why he has a problem with the photos as I've found it performs perfectly well in all modes. Most cameras struggle in low light, because cameras need plenty of light to perform well, but it's as good as anything else I've seen including my sister's iPhone max which cost 3 times as much.
Sound from the speaker? Who listens to music from the speaker? No mention of its hi res capabilities, screen is fantastic and easily bright as you'll ever need it to no in any conditions, while the build quality is outstanding and the easy to open sim slot is a useful bonus.
The processor is perfectly fine too. I didn't see or feel any lag at any time, and any more is just overkill designed to make you spend more than you need to.
The slim 21:9 format takes a bit of getting used to, but I appreciated the fact that it was much easier to grasp securely once I had got used to it.
For the price it's easily the best phone of several I looked at and I have no regrets in buying it. Well impressed, and I now wish I had not waited so long before buying my first Sony. Its just superb.
A7sii, 10 Jan 2021Warning: Incoming trolls with complaints like broken glass and weak SD 665 processor..A real u... morePlease tell me other reviews about camera, battery, multiwindowing, cinematic screen, using experience etc.
A7sii, 02 Jan 2021There was no recent update..Stop trolling hater!A7sii is right and stop being such trolls and see for yourselves the phone is top! BS about dust and water when it have protection?! Speaker best, connectivity best, battery best, screen best in its class...