After using this 5ii for 100days by now, I can conclude that am making a right choice and decision getting it!
I have the P30 Pro for nearly 2yrs which have a higher rating in DXO mark than Xperia 1 ii. No review for 5ii in DXO but am judging it shld be the same or not far away with Xperia 1 ii. Do not be deceived by the high rating/points by DXO. Xperia 5ii takes better photos with right dynamic range and natural colors in most situations. The digital noise is less noticeable or more natural in comparison.
Thanks #Sony for bringing your Alpha tech and Zeiss on this spectacular smartphone.
Awaiting your soon to be announced #Xperia 1iii on 14/4 with improve battery capacity!
No ANT+ sensor on Xperia 5 II??? does anyone try to install ant+ app... sometimes it is only omitted in techincal specs..
satorg, 11 Apr 2021I'm using this phone since early February and the worst issue with it – the fingerprint s... morePro tip: You don't have to re-register your fingerprint. Just go to settings, then fingerprints and tap your finger on the sensor, if you see your fingerprint highlighted it means it's getting updated.
I'm using this phone since early February and the worst issue with it – the fingerprint scanner. I register my thumb and its works just fine for a week or so. Then scan quality begins worsening gradually. And after two or three weeks after the registration I almost never can unlock my phone with the scanner. I have to re-register my thumb once again. And after that the scanner works fine again for a couple of weeks. And I have to repeat the registration again and again. It is unacceptable. It would be a great phone if it didn't have such an annoying issue.
Sony fan, 31 Mar 2021Fingerprint scanner does not always work, mostly it says "Tried too many times", the... moreI have the opposite experience, maybe you configured the scanner in a wrong way... In my case I have both my index and both my thumbs and it is so sensitive that when I grab my phone it will unlock with the slightliest brush...
As for the charging times it is fast enough up to 80 or 90%, but what's more important if the battery care options to prolong the lifetime of the battery. I appreciate those features a lot more than fast or wireless charging
black, 02 Apr 2021i've searched anywhere they phase it out on philippines but i see it on shopee or lazada ... moreIt will work in the Philippines. It is the global version like what they sell in EU. If you are living in the US then you should be wary if it will work because they have their own cell tower frequencies.
Anybody with android 11, have the problem with blinking notification led, without a real notification? The problem is with the Messenger,after i close it and lock the phone the notification is blinking in green...
AnonF-964910, 28 Mar 2021I'm not entirely sure, I'd check your nation-wide mobile networks and see if this ph... morei've searched anywhere they phase it out on philippines but i see it on shopee or lazada but im scared to buy since we don't know if the phone is authentic or if it will work on philippines
Sony fan, 31 Mar 2021Fingerprint scanner does not always work, mostly it says "Tried too many times", the... moreI think you need to lower your expectations. While the Xperia 5 II charges at a slightly faster 21W than the Pixel 3's 18W, do remember it has about 33% more battery than the Pixel, so it'll take that much longer to top up. And if you're not using a gallium nitride (GaN) charger to optimize charging times, that may be part of why it takes a while to charge.
I can't say anything about the fingerprint sensor quality since I don't own an Xperia 5 II, but as a Pixel 3 owner I'd certainly prefer a side mounted sensor for convenience. And sure, Google wins in software processing and Night Sight, but Sony has a 3x tele and ultrawide, which is certainly more versatile.
Fingerprint scanner does not always work, mostly it says "Tried too many times", the charging time is way longer than "fast charge", and the camera is not better than Pixel 3 . Disappointed a bit :(
cornholio, 29 Mar 2021I honestly wouldn't mind if they put a 90Hz screen on 1 III. Surprisingly I can se a dif... moreIt's not only you, even guys who test phones say there's hard to see the difference between 90 and 120hz, if possible at all. But nowadays numbers are the one that sell smartphones and other similar devices. People want all the highest possible, despite they might not need it objectively speaking, or they might not be using certain feature at all. We can agree this is a great device, but someone can say but there's wireless charging missing. I had it on my previous phone and I didn't use it. Simply I don't find it a deal breaker comparing to other, more important features.
Anonymous, 27 Mar 2021Amazon have a glass protector called AOKUMA it’s cheap fits perfect with a caseology case and ... moreAlmost all the screen protector/glass is bit narrower than the actual display (including aokuma), only oxilar fits correctly but quality isn't very good. Anyway, this the only option if anyone wants to see full display.
DatUtter, 26 Mar 2021One of the smoothest phones I've used, great screen and don't feel big and heavy, am... more'Smooth.' You said it. Fantastic phone, but I have had to use a plastic cover to avoid slipping from my hands.
Nick, 27 Mar 2021Wow, this is hands down the smoothest phone I have ever used, even smoother than the S21 serie... moreI honestly wouldn't mind if they put a 90Hz screen on 1 III. Surprisingly I can se a difference between 60 and 90, but not a difference between 90 and 120Hz. Maybe I'm in minority but I get your point. If Sony wants to be compared with the best out there, then they need to have it all. And 120Hz is I guess a must have for flagships these days.
black, 27 Mar 2021is this phone available on the philippines? does it work there? or no?I'm not entirely sure, I'd check your nation-wide mobile networks and see if this phone crops up anywhere or check any nation-wide electronics retailers (that sell smartphones) and see if this shows up anywhere too!
I have one issue with Viber - when I want to listen to audio message over the ear speaker, I raise the phone next to my ear and normally the sound is transferred to upper speaker and the screen should turn off during that time. But in my case only sound is transferred to the upper speaker, while screen is still on - I think it's some Viber bug, because on Telegram the sound is transferred and the screen is off when proximity sensor detects (everything works as it should in this case).
Does someone has the same issue with Viber and audio messages, and what is the solution?
Wow, this is hands down the smoothest phone I have ever used, even smoother than the S21 series and I'm not even joking. I hope the Xperia 1 III has 120hz because the 5 II does seem a little SMALL for me
Kosova, 23 Dec 2020The phone is great, i had it for 48h
But te thing that made me return the phone is, poor netw... moreI also have the same issue. I tried to contact my service provider but they said that the network is supposed to be great there. my older phone works fine. I have been missing calls and doorbells for a while, to the point i considered buying a new phone. but then i came across this
apparently its supposed to have the best antenna
if thats the case i wonder if anything else will work
Anonymous, 22 Mar 2021Olixar screen protector film, not glass. I have almost everything available in the market in o... moreAmazon have a glass protector called AOKUMA it’s cheap fits perfect with a caseology case and has good touch response when gaming (cod mobile). Had it on since I got the phone and still looks and feels good now.