Sony Xperia 1 II

Sony Xperia 1 II
86

Engadget Review

The $1,200 Xperia 1 ii is many things, but a crowd-pleaser it is not. In fact, its charm derives from how niche it is. It has a screen meant for movie nerds. Its cameras are meant for film and photo nerds. And thankfully, it’s more than solid in all the other departments that matter, like performance, battery life, and overall software quality. Ultimately, it's that unabashed geekery that will either win you over or drive you away. For people who relish the thrill of laboring over camera settings to get just the right photo or snippet of footage, the Xperia 1 ii scratches that itch like no other phone.

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Sony Xperia 1 ii review: Sony’s best phone in years
The company is at its best when it stops trying to please everyone.
Chris Velazco
Chris VelazcoJuly 13, 2020

Pros

  • In-depth controls for photos and video
  • 20fps burst shooting is fantastic
  • Excellent performance
  • Mostly clean software based on Android 10
  • Handsome 4K screen

Cons

  • Oddball design won't work for everyone
  • Lousy selfie camera
  • This phone slides around constantly
  • Some productivity features feel flaky
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Xperia 1

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Key Specs

TYPE
Smartphone
OPERATING SYSTEM
Android
SCREEN SIZE
6.5in
INTERNAL MEMORY
256GB
CAMERA
Yes

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