Vineet Reddy, 23 May 2020The point here is. A person who really wants the smartphone for high refresh rate competitive ... moreBelieve it or not, your top PUBGM/CODM streamers actually use iPhones or iPads (more preferrably iPads for their stretched resolution) and not these phones that literally scream that they're gaming ohones
Dennis.K, 23 May 2020Nobody is gonna download 60-65% of these games just tonprove a point.The point here is. A person who really wants the smartphone for high refresh rate competitive gaming wouldn't even consider phones like 1 II, S20+, V60 or even 8 Pro in their list. They would have list with phones like ROG, Black Shark etc. which are designed for that specific purpose.
Does the phone have VoLTE and Vo WiFi?
Anonymous, 23 May 2020That is 90 hz Yeah, i don't know why GSMArena removed that from the spec sheet
RishiGuru, 23 May 2020There is nothing wrong to be a Xperia loyalist or a Sony fan. You tried many brands and Sony s... moreYou are not completely right. Even when SONY had INR50,000 or lower sticker price for Flag-ships which was completely worth the price for quality and smoothness and reliability it offered over other Android phones it was still not selling well. The reason was not because the price was high for what we were getting offered because at the same time SAMSUNG was selling while being priced even higher than SONY flagship. The reason is not the price, it is awareness. How many around India really knew about SONY XPERIA products when it was selling. Not a single Television or Paper ads or even ads on sites like Amazon or Flipkart. With no marketing at all do you really expect it to sell at all. Lets go back to time when SONY used to advertise. 2012-14 XPERIA Z series flagship was highest selling flagship device of all. Check back on NDTV and IndiaToday articles from 2014 Diwali time. XPERIA Z series models had highest sales with Z1 being most sold smartphone even selling way above its MSRP and had to get units imported by many suppliers across India to restock the discontinued model by then and guess even the imported units got sold out with above MSRP pricing. The reason is those Models were greatly advertised in TV and Print media on regular basis. Now you tell me when there was SAMSUNG offering of 2014 Flagship GALAXY S5 at little extra(INR39,000) than over priced Z1(34,000) why were Indian Public buying Z1 like crazy while SAMSUNG had comparatively lesser sales in that Festive month or two.
Certainly the best smartphone of 2020. Sony is a High quality brand and reliability, they dont do misleading marketing to its consumers. They always had excellent performances and take very realistic photos.
It is not a brand for everyone, it's only for special people!
pan, 22 May 2020nice points... i am not sure if i am an xperia loyalists, then... :-D
i tried nokia, lg, alc... moreThere is nothing wrong to be a Xperia loyalist or a Sony fan. You tried many brands and Sony suits you the best, so you stick with it. I hope the Xperia 1 II serves you even better.
Here in India, even if we want to buy Sony smartphone we cannot. As far as I can remember their mobile portfolio continued to incur huge losses in 2018, and they defocued smartphone operations in India. Back In 2018, Sony's share in the Indian smartphone market was almost negligible at 0.01%. No smartphone brand wants to leave India as it is the second biggest mobile phone market after China. This is where money is if you can play in volumes. But Sony failed and it was only logical they left our country as their phones remained in seller shelves only and never got sold.
In a cut-throat smartphone market like India where Chinese smartphone brands rule the roost with over 60 percent market share due to pure value for money proposition, it's tough for other brands to garner a meaningful revenue share. Sony always had a very minuscule market share in India due to very high prices of their handsets. But Samsung, LG & Huawei are very strong here and they somehow sustained.
I believe the main problem with Sony was the nature of the Indian market, the consumers here are spoiled of choices, so if you are asking $1200 for a phone you have to justify the price. Sony just could not do that, so naturally they were decimated by Chinese onslaught of smartphones. The same story in 2020 is now repeating for Nokia. Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Realme, IQOO, OnePlus are pulverizing Nokia. And believe me they may very well succeed. I just pray Nokia does not arrive the same fate of Sony smartphones in India. Only time will tell.
Apple is also trying like crazy for the last few years to have a good share of our market. Their phones garner very high prices so they are not able to succeed. So now they are in localized manufacturing route, making units much cheaper. OnePlus had already shown this is the only way to remain competitive in Indian market, locally manufacture OnePlus devices in India, sell them much cheap in India due to fierce competition and then export the same units to Europe & US and sell at higher prices due to import duties & taxes.
Exyvia, 23 May 2020Speaker sounds like has a wide sound stage, distinct separation and more bass. Speaker comp... moreYeah, to be accurate. SONY Hi-Res Stereo implementation is most clear and neutral sounding implementation.
Gilvanio, 23 May 2020Some videos on YouTube are fake....the phone was launched only in Japan ....The phone just launched in Japan yes but the review units were already sent to regional reviewers and as the embargo lifted they dropped the videos.
Gilvanio, 23 May 2020Some videos on YouTube are fake....the phone was launched only in Japan ....That is true.
Person uses one phone and pretent there are two.
Just edit to change colours.
Speaker sounds like has a wide sound stage, distinct separation and more bass.
Speaker comparison with the Iphone
Vineet Reddy, 23 May 2020From Japanese reviews and comparisons that went up recently I could see that SONY destroyed S2... moreSome videos on YouTube are fake....the phone was launched only in Japan ....
From Japanese reviews and comparisons that went up recently I could see that SONY destroyed S20+ when it comes to Camera, Audio and Display. Performance tests are not up yet. But yes it is interesting to see that this time SONY Audio department did really well.
Telephone, 23 May 2020Do you even understand what a megapixel means for a camera?
Let me explain to you in a way th... moreMy answer seems a little bit harsher than I meant it to be.
But sticking to your analogy, you can also use to much words for your story so it becomes harder to store somewhere (would equal an unnecessary big file size) without gaining an advantage to the meaning of the story.
Even the longest story doesn't have to be a good one, you can also take really bad pictures even with the best camera in the world, if you don't know how to use it :)
And Sony themselves gave a reason they sticked with 12MP: they said that with more MP they wouldn't be able to do their continius 20 fps shooting, since the filesize would be to large to be written in the given time. So if they would have chosen a sensor with more MP to follow the others they would have lost a feature that is unique to their phone.
Telephone, 23 May 2020Do you even understand what a megapixel means for a camera?
Let me explain to you in a way th... moreI do photography as a hobby, so I know a little bit about that. You only have an advantage of more MP if you want to zoom into a Picture or the resolution of your screen is that high. Since 12MP is already above 4K resolution you won't see a great difference unless you zoom in. And you normally just do that if you want to crop the picture or you want to show someone some details. Even if I shoot Photos on my 24 MP DSLR, when I export an edited photo I scale it down to 4K or even 1080, since the rest would just blow up the size of the file.
And I said "less Pixel = more light per Pixel (given that the sensor size is the same)", you mixed that up.
Anonymous, 23 May 2020Can I also.point out that a hd TV is capable of seeing the equivalent of 2 megapixels, 4k can ... morecropping or down scaling?
Both will benefit from higher input data, but down scaling works better with certain resolutions (such as 2160p -> 1080p or 1440p -> 720p)
Also, I agree, Just get the phone that you want. You know what you like, so get what you like.