Review: Sony Xperia 1 II Specs and Price - DaOptimistic World




Thursday, 26 March 2020

Review: Sony Xperia 1 II Specs and Price

Review: Sony Xperia 1 II Specs and Price
Sony Xperia 1

The Sony Xperia 1 II is a flagship smartphone that was announced recently. The device comes with a premium body offering a powerful processor and an impressive camera set-up. It also has a large screen display size and it’s also both dust and water-resistant.

Sony Xperia 1 II Key Specs & Features

⇒ 6.5 inches OLED Display, 1644 x 3840 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~643 ppi)
⇒ Android 10.0 Pie
⇒ Octa-core Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865
⇒ 256GB Built-in Storage up to 512GB Memory Card
⇒ 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP + 0.3 MP Quad Rear Cameras
⇒ 8 MP Front Camera
⇒ IP65/IP68 Dust & Water Resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
⇒ 4G LTE Network
⇒ 5G Network
⇒ Fingerprint Scanner (side-mounted)
⇒ Fast charging 21W
⇒ Wireless Charging
⇒ USB Power Delivery
⇒ Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh Battery

Design and Display

The Sony Xperia 1 II is a classic device that is wrapped with glass both on the back and front. It has an aluminum frame. It measures 165.1 x 71.1 x 7.6 mm in dimensions and weighs 181.4 g.

The smooth panel is where you will get the camera, an LED flash while the fingerprint scanner is placed on the side. It comes with both IP65 and IP68 that is both dust and water-resistant of up to 1.5m for 30 mins.

There is a dual front-firing speaker and 360 Reality Audio AI engine for crisp sound output. On the front, it features a 6.5-inch OLED panel. The 21:9 CinemaWide display will deliver 4K HDR resolution and Motion Blur Reduction technology.

According to the maker, the later can adjust individual frames so that users can reap the benefits of a 90Hz refresh rate display. Both the screen and the sides of the phone are protected by Gorilla Glass 6 layers.


On the camera department, Sony Xperia 1 II has a quad-camera setup with ZEISS branding. The primary shooter consists of a 12-megapixel 1/1.7” Exmor lens with Dual PD AF and OIS, a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens with f/2.2 aperture and another PD AF and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with OIS, 3x zoom, f/2.4 aperture and PD AF.

To round it up, there is also  a 3D iToF sensor for faster focus. The smartphone comes with some photo shooting features available on the Alpha lineup of cameras from Sony.
It has Eye AF (eye-tracking autofocus) that now works with animals. Additionally, it also supports 20fps shooting in burst mode.

The Sony Xperia 1 II possesses the ability to gauge AF/AE at up 60 times per second. The Photo Pro and Cinema Pro apps on the phone offer manual control while taking photos and shooting professional videos. You will get a front camera of 8-megapixel

Hardware and Software

On the inside, it’s powered by a Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 chipset based on 7 nm+ process technology. The octa-core processor on the inside is clocking at a fast speed of 2.84 GHz and it has Adreno 650 GPU for graphics and gaming.

It runs on the trending Android 10 operating system out of the box which you will find on this year’s flagship phones. The onboard storage on the phone is 256GB coupled with ample RAM of 8GB. The memory is expandable but uses a shared SIM slot.

Battery and Network

The Sony Xperia 1 II is fueled by a Non Removable battery capacity of 4000 mAh. The battery has fast charging technology with wireless charging and it also packs USB Power Delivery.

It packs both 4G and 5G networks for fast browsing and downloads. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS for location tracking and 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector with USB on the Go.

Sony Xperia 1 II Price and Availability

The Sony Xperia 1 II will be available in Black and Purple colors. The 5G smartphone will sell at a price of about 1200 EUR. In Nigeria, the Sony Xperia 1 II will sell for 480,000 Naira, while in Ghana, it will cost around 7,500 Ghs and 136,000 Ksh in Kenya.

General Features
Platform: Android 10.0
Processor: Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+), Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
GPU: Adreno 650
Memory: 8GB RAM
Colours: Black, Purple
Dimension: 165.1 x 71.1 x 7.6 mm
Weight: 181.4 g
SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
SIM Count: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display: 6.5 inches OLED Display, 1644 x 3840 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~643 ppi)
Screen Protection: Yes
Foldable Display: No

Rear Camera: 12 MP (wide) + 12 MP (telephoto) + 12 MP (ultrawide) + 0.3 MP, TOF (depth) Quad Cameras, [email protected]/25/30/60fps HDR, [email protected]/60/120fps; 5-axis gyro-EIS, OIS
Rear Camera Features: Zeiss optics, LED flash, panorama, HDR, eye tracking
Front Camera: 8 MP, HDR, [email protected]
Built-in Storage: 256GB
Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support
2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
2G CDMA 1X: Yes
3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46(5200), 66(1700/2100)
5G: Yes, 5G band 1(2100), 3(1800), 28(700), 77(3700), 78(3500); NSA/Sub6
Internet & Connectivity
HSPA+: Yes
4G LTE: Yes
5G: Yes
WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes, 5.1, A2DP, aptX HD, LE Bluetooth
NFC: Yes
Infrared Blaster: No
USB Port: Yes, 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB On-The-Go

Sensors & Control
Digital Compass: Yes
Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity Sensor: Yes
Light Sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
SpO2: No
Pedometer: Yes
Heart Rate Monitor: No
Gyroscope: Yes
Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (side mounted)
Iris Scanner: No
Face Unlock: Yes
Stylus Pen: No
Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
Voice Control: Yes

Other Features
Video Streaming: Yes
Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
Wireless Charging: Yes
Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
Water Resistant: Yes
Dust Resistant: Yes
Image Editor: Yes
Video Editor: Yes
Document Viewer: Yes
Document Editor: Yes

Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Talktime: –
Standby Time: –
Fast Charging: Yes, Fast charging 21W

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