review Sony Xperia 1 II smartphone

Five-out-of-five rating for Sony's best ever lead, Xperia 1 II

I love supporting a dark horse and oddly enough the new Sony lead cell phone Xperia 1 II fits that portrayal.
 It isn't the undeniable most loved that it ought to be in the 'best cell phone on the planet at the present time' race.

Sony structures and fabricates the world's most mainstream gaming console, Playstation PS4, and the market-driving full edge mirrorless camera run, Alpha arrangement.

The Japanese brand additionally makes the most famous, and among the best quality, remote ANC over-ear and in-ear earphones and it makes some profoundly acclaimed 4K TVs.

However, in the cell phone world, Sony's qualifications don't regularly get the affirmation they merit.

In reasonableness, the firm dropped the ball with its telephone cameras on a few Xperia cycles.

Yet, over the most recent few years, any semblance of Xperia Z2 Premium, Xperia Z3, Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 put those wrongs directly as far as equipment and programming.

Presently we have the leader Xperia 1 II (which utilizes a similar numbering framework that Sony's honor winning Alpha cameras do).
 What's more, in transit is Xperia Pro.

The Xperia 1 II has a significant number of the things you would anticipate from a 2020 Android leader.

These incorporate a Snapdragon 865 octa-center processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB capacity, a triple camera framework, 5G, remote charging, IP68 water, and residue opposition, Dolby Atmos sound, and average battery life.

It is feeling the loss of a face open choice and its selfie camera appears to the equivalent 8MP focal point that was on its ancestor.

Be that as it may, the handset more than compensates for these issues with the consideration of a microSD card space and an earphone port.

It's additionally got highlights that numerous different leaders don't.


The most quickly perceptible champion component is the staggering 6.5in 4K HDR OLED screen.

It has the most noteworthy pixel thickness of any telephone I've at any point tried (643ppi) and a goal of 3,840 x 1644. It looks simply mind-blowing.

Sony utilizes the widescreen 21:9 viewpoint proportion which is the ideal fit for present-day TV shows and Netflix films.

It's significant that the screen just has a 60Hz revive rate. 
Be that as it may, Sony utilizes a component called Motion Blur Reduction. In numerous utilization, this replaces the smoother liquid experience of a 90Hz presentation.

I like the default screen tuning, however, there is likewise a Creator Mode that bolsters the largest BT.2020 shading extent and 10-piece HDR shading.

The screen is extraordinary for performing various tasks and running two applications next to each other. 
An implicit multi-window device permits you to store your preferred sets of applications for speedy propelling.

Plan and assemble

It's a made right gadget with a level front, back, and sides.
 There are bends around the edges that prevent the handset from feeling excessively sharp.

The widescreen perspective proportion implies we get along and flimsy structure factor that implies the telephone is anything but difficult to hold and utilize one-gave.
 It additionally implies the Xperia 1 II looks and feels somewhat changed to pretty much every other 2020 leader.

There is no indent or punch-gap for the selfie camera.
 Rather there are thin bezels. 
These are extremely helpful as someplace to hold while appreciating films in scenes see or when gaming.

The edge is made of aluminum and the Gorilla Glass 6 on the front and back is too intense. 
I utilized a year ago's Xperia 5 consistently for a half year and there isn't a trace of a scratch on it.

The glass back can be somewhat slippy, notwithstanding, so it's likely most secure to purchase a spread.
 In any case, it's such a disgrace to shroud such beautiful equipment away.

The unique mark sensor is housed where the force button is on the correct hand side.

In the same way as other Sony telephones, Xperia 1 II has a devoted camera shade button as well.


Another gigantic one of a kind selling point is the scope of inside and out controls for both photographs and video.

This is by a long shot the most progressive camera set-up on a cell phone that I've tried.

Highlights from Sony's Alpha camera range, for example, auto-eye-recognition, auto center following, and 20fps burst shooting are incorporated.

Truly, 20 edges for each subsequent burst shooting on a cell phone.

A Sony application called Photo Pro uses a rearranged form of the Sony camera menu framework. I've had some good times utilizing it as it offers includes that no other cell phone has.

Application: Photo Pro

You don't should be an ace to play around with it — I positively am most certainly not.
 It gives you such a great amount of power over the cameras.

Every one of the three back focal points is 12MP and keeping in mind that the 70mm proportional zooming focal point is just 3x optical zoom the quality from it is sublime.

The 16mm ultra-wide-point focal point is likewise sharp despite the fact that not as much as the fundamental 24mm wide edge focal point which has a bigger 1/1.7in sensor.

Shading preparation is inconspicuous, not normal for some cell phones, and even in low light pictures look well.

Photograph Pro application gives you advanced zoom rings for every one of the three focal points. The 16mm can zoom to 24mm, the 24mm zooms to 70mm, and the 70mm focal point goes as far as possible up to 200mm.

There's additionally an element rich Cinema Pro application that was on past gadgets. 
It's similarly amusing to utilize yet less one of a kind the same number of its stunts can be found on the Filmic Pro application.

VIDEO: Cinema Pro application


The film caught is amazing, with video adjustment that nearly coordinates iPhone 11.

There is a fundamental standard camera application too for any individual who wouldn't like to utilize the Pro applications or for those minutes when you are in a rush and need to get a speedy snap.

The 8MP selfie camera is a feeble connection.
 It has a small 1/4in sensor and pictures are delicate and loaded with commotion.

In light of a legitimate concern for objectivity, I'd propose that on the off chance that you simply need to purchase a cell phone camera that thoroughly takes care of you naturally and reliably well, at that point settle on an iPhone 11 or a Pixel 4.

In any case, on the off chance that you need an ace camera experience on a cell phone, Sony has nailed it.


In everyday execution, Xperia 1 II breezes through all that you toss at it.
 It's not exactly as zippy as OnePlus 8 Pro or S20 Ultra, which both have an extra 4GB RAM, however it's still super fast and not a long way behind both of those gadgets from my tests.

It runs a practically unadulterated form of Android 10. 
The telephone is all set when you power it up with the entirety of your preferred Google applications — it doesn't attempt to push you towards pointless restrictive applications like a Samsung telephone, for instance.

Battery life is incredible, I've not needed to charge it before 12 PM over a four-week survey time of substantial use.

Different highlights

Xperia 1 II has a PS4 similarity that you'll not get from a non-Sony gadget. 
You can remotely associate your PlayStation DualShock 4 controller to your handset to give you vivid PS4 Remote Play gaming in a hurry.

Other extraordinary highlights incorporate the Hi-Res sound help and the astonishing uproarious sound from the forward-looking sound system speakers with Dolby Atmos turned on.

One of a kind element, Side Sense, once in a while works productively for me — it should offer fast access to applications however I quit utilizing it as couldn't make sense of the exact skill to tapping the side of the unit to dispatch it.


If I somehow managed to purchase this gadget I'd be ecstatic with its dapper great looks and its numerous one of a kind and convincing highlights.

At a leader of this cost, it has the entirety of the extravagant accessories that you might require. Astonishing exceptional screen, unbelievably quick execution, magnificent camera controls, earphone port for better quality sound, expandable capacity, and remote charging.

What's not to cherish?

What amount does Xperia 1 II cost?

Sony Xperia 1 II costs £1099 from

What are the specs on Xperia 1 II?

Measurements: 166 x 72 x 7.9mm

Weight: 181g

Show: 6.5in 4K HDR OLED, 3,840 x 1,644 goal

Pixel thickness: 643 PPI (pixels per inch)

Angle proportion: 21:9

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

Smash: 8GB

Back Camera: 12MP wide, 1/2.6in sensor, Dual-PD AF, 16mm equal; 12MP essential, 1/1.7in sensor, Dual-PD AF, OIS, 24mm; 12MP fax, 1/3.4in sensor, PDAF, OIS, 70mm

Selfie camera: 8MP

Capacity: 256GB

MicroSD: Yes up to 1TB

Battery: 4,000mAh battery

Charging: 21w Qualcomm QuickCharge 4+

Remote charging: Yes