Small detail but one that's very annoying: why sony keep puting the 3.5mm jack on the top, this is so impratical
pan, 01 Oct 2020"crazy experiments" is somehow needed... some fans or plain xperia users just dislik... moreI agree, but in current situation I think is better to improve the phone in some key areas.
Latest 1ii and 5ii look great. I don't even mind mediocre front camera and somewhat dim screen.
At the moment I own Xperia 5i and won't upgrade in the next 1-2 years. So by this time my possible next phone can be Xperia 5iii or Xperia 1 iv. Or even something from other brands, who knows. :)
What I would like to see is smartphones overall having bigger sensors. So they can be used as compact cameras.
Anonymous, 29 Sep 2020I never laughed this much in my life
Unlock it really????
Yes I have a old huawei mate 20 hu... moreDude, your Huawei Mate 20 HRR unlocked case is easier because it has a lower screen resolution panel to run (and as complementary, it runs its own Kirin chipset, so another plus)
Meanwhile, Xperia 1 II HRR unlocked case is much harder, as it has a native 4K screen resolution panel on its sleeve meanwhile Snapdragon 865 can't even handle 4K@90Hz, let alone 4K@120/144Hz at all, though 1 II known to have a 120Hz native panel as well. It was also known that Sony possibly desires to run both 4K and HRR simultaneously, to imitate their BRAVIA lineup behaviors. But those brave HRR stans are getting brave and harder than graphene, Sony had no choice but to use Samsung solution on HRR, by lowering the resolution and adding HRR as well to the option in the Android 11 update.
Not the best output, but this keeps those brave HRR stans shut their snout. I support HRR on smartphones, but this is the enforcement of HRR without consideration to take before it's ready due to compatibility is just bad as bezel-less stans did to Sony in 2017.
BliTTzZ, 30 Sep 2020From what I know they are going to improve 1ii in some areas and there won't be any crazy... more"crazy experiments" is somehow needed... some fans or plain xperia users just dislike the curve back of the xz2 xz3 series, especially those who wants to upgrade... but what is good about it is not everyone hates it and not everyone is due for upgrade that time, "fans" of any brand can take good care of their fave phone... i only upgrade my workphone now, coming from z5 premium... the xz premium was a temptation, but thought it is illogical to upgrade that fast (despite of skipping the x series)... the next premium was xz2 premium... the display may improve a lot, but the curve for a big phone is not my taste and i was looking for another hole than the charging hole - the audio jack...
then premium died, unless the xperia 1i is really the successor, i almost give in for the lack of audio jack since it ticks most of my requirements... but when rumors about the return of the hole came... i waited...
then 1 ii was announced!
i preordered it... wondering where is it now since it was imported from hongkong to philippines... ha ha...
Vineet Reddy, 30 Sep 2020That cannot be helped. Need to wait for XPERIA 1 III. But will it be better than XPERIA 1 II o... moreFrom what I know they are going to improve 1ii in some areas and there won't be any crazy experiments. And indeed this strategy stays in line how their cameras are improved with each generation. Because the same people are in charge now for both these departments.
AlexP, 30 Sep 2020Front camera can be better if Sony will through away that Samsung's sensorThat cannot be helped. Need to wait for XPERIA 1 III. But will it be better than XPERIA 1 II or will it go down as a foolish experiment. Lets see. I really don't have high expectations for XPERIA 1 III as SONY has a bad habit of ruining the Design or Features as an experiment after delivering a very decent phone. I don't understand why instead of experimenting they don't try to improve on what they already got to perfection.
Vineet Reddy, 27 Sep 2020No thank you. Instead of all that simply increase size of Camera Sensor even more. Improve Fro... moreFront camera can be better if Sony will through away that Samsung's sensor
Vineet Reddy, 29 Sep 2020https://androidnext.info/?p=6825
https://www.gsmarena.com/the_sony_xperia_5_ii_will_alleged... moreThanks man, so then this will be my dream/perfect phone so far! Next things is pure dedicated night mode "in photography" and improve front camera performance tho. Btw am already email sony "in sony community officials website" regarding of lot of people complaints "including myself"
Ayman, 28 Sep 2020Give a source/reference regarding that claimhttps://androidnext.info/?p=6825
Vineet Reddy, 24 Sep 2020For all those who have been Crying that XPERIA 1 II doesn't have 120Hz.
SONY is going t... moreI never laughed this much in my life
Unlock it really????
Yes I have a old huawei mate 20 huawei will unlock 144Hz for me🤣🤣🤣
And yes people care about refresh rate if you use 120Hz than back to 60Hz the phone looks slow AF
Possible price drop coming as Xperia 5 II is out?
Welp thanks Sony for having put all greatest newest technologies in this and considering such a price for it that I'll never be able to even think about buying this beast of a phone. -_-
Tech bambuzld me, 27 Sep 2020Dear sony:
I know you are making one of the most interesting smartphones right know, that are... moreNo thank you. Instead of all that simply increase size of Camera Sensor even more. Improve Front Camera. Increase Battery Size by another 500mAh(4000mAh is fine but take it as Generational Increase). Nothing More to request.
There is Nothing wrong with this Design. It is Unique. It stands out from the Crowd of Similar looking Bunch. We need Top and Bottom Bezel which is giving us the pleasure of Front Facing Speakers and MOST IMPORTANTLY NOTCH-LESS DISPLAY.
Why would you Ruin it.
I know you are making one of the most interesting smartphones right know, that are easliy distinguishable from other phones, but if you can do what i am writing next, that will be the absolute most beautiful and stunning smartphone ever made, i am telling you, it will be extremely timeless
1)make the upper chin as small as the bottom chin, in my opinion that is the perfect size of being small, and yet being useful, plus the symmetry will make it just awesome,
2)make the side bezels almost no existing, dont go overboard by eding edged display, but i think the most perfect smartphone is the s20 ultra, copy that, very subtle curves, that looks pleasing. But not too much that makes it impractical.
3)get your loop design back, the back curving at the edges like note 20 iltra makes it not only look good, but also makes it easy to use, even when the phone is big.
4)the last one, please bring back your typical in sony fashion sharp edges, i miss that 2017 sharp edges, they were so good, giving that now with with the above things will make it the absolute best looking smartphone ever, period
I wish yoy can read this, and emplement thus in your future phones
I do also have OnePlus 8 Pro which has loud speaker. It's almost no difference because xperia 1 ii has front facing speakers
Ellio74, 27 Sep 2020No, I didn't, but speaker test is available here. I guess they're testing the phone ... moreIf you go to xperia 1 ii review and then you can compare both devices. You will hear the difference, xperia 1 ii is louder
AlexP, 25 Sep 2020Did you see speeker test on 5 II? It's not impressive
I unpacked my Xperia 1 II yestarda... moreNo, I didn't, but speaker test is available here. I guess they're testing the phone and the sound signature is pretty much the same as the 1 II.
Ellio74, 24 Sep 2020Both will be great. If you want the 4K experience you have with the XZP, go for the 1 II.
If ... moreDid you see speeker test on 5 II? It's not impressive
I unpacked my Xperia 1 II yestarday and it's bountiful phone.
pan, 24 Sep 2020really? i hope it is possible to skip or disable it... it might be good on a native 4k display... moreI think you dint get what I said. I clearly stated 4K will remain at 60Hz cannot be pushed to 120Hz. But if you want faster refresh rate the Resolution will be cut down to 1080p to get 120Hz.
No one will be setting it 1080p 120Hz. 99% of people will be using it at 4K 60Hz