Sony’s new Xperia 1 II was released recently on July 30, 2020. This smartphone is basically built with a purpose to act as a standalone Sony Alpha camera. Sony has a long history in manufacturing electronic gadgets, has delivered many innovative features in its camera. They have been launching the Xperia model mobiles since 2008. Sony has been working on delivering a high-quality smartphone for the past decade to compete with global mobile manufacturing companies. For the last couple of years, mobile models like Apple’s iPhone, Google’s Pixel, or Samsung’s Galaxy have been dominating the entire global market. Other than these giants, there are few other mobile manufacturing companies that have also joined the race.
Even though Sony has a huge fan base around the globe form the various regions of different parts of the country, the company is striving hard to establish its smartphone roots deeper. Sony has tried many interesting features in its smartphone brands, starting from providing water resistance, Slim outer body design. None of these features become a sensation to withstand the highly competitive industry. The company couldn’t able to reach customers like their Alpha line of cameras, which became a huge hit selling more than a million units worldwide. Sony has finally decided to provide some extra specification through the mobile camera feature other than the good looks.
Sony Xperia 1, which was released last year, failed to deliver the expected result. Another version of the smartphone, which was released Sony Xperia 1 II recently doesn’t seem to have any difference other than the screen size. The second version of the model looks bigger. It’s a squared-off, all-black glass slab. Sony Xperia 1 II has a huge 6.5-inch screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio. The screen comes with an OLED display, which measures 3840 x 1644 pixels. Standard 60Hz refresh rate provided looks quite less than the other smartphones which are available in this range. When compared with Samsung Galaxy S20 or Pixel 4, the screen refresh rate measures quite below the mark.
The extended screen size makes it quite uncomfortable while holding for a long time. It needs another hand to reach the top of the screen when you are holding using a different hand. Thought the mobile doesn’t feel heavier for the provided screen size, it requires two-hand operation one for holding another for manual operations on the device. Other than these negative features, the mobile looks quite good with its outer body design. After struggling for many years to have a different look than other smartphones, Sony has finally achieved half their mark to deliver a unique product. The integrated fingerprint sensor provided within the side-mounted power button makes it cool to use. It has a microSD storage expansion, and there are dual front-facing stereo speakers. It has a separate button to turn on the camera, and the most important thing is that it has a dedicated real headphone jack, which most of the higher-end smartphones lack these days.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor is provided similar to the every other flagship phone launched by Sony. The device comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, IP65/68 dust, and water resistance. Battery capacity has been enhanced and upgraded to a 4,000mAh battery, which looks quite decent for the higher-end smartphone. it’s essential that Sony has to gear up its battery capacity because of the fact that many Chinese mobile manufacturing companies have enhanced their battery capacity to 5000 mAh mark. For those who are interested in this mobile can pay $1200 and experience the Sony feature