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Sony Xperia 1 II

"Sony went all-in on the Xperia 1 II's audiovisual capabilities, with a 4K HDR OLED display and a professionally-inspired triple camera setup"
As posted by techadvisor.com

Pros

  • Superb audio abilities
  • Versatile camera capabilities
  • Strong battery life
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Reliable performance
  • Fabulous 6.5-inch 21:9 4K OLED screen
  • IP65/68 dust/water resistance

Cons

  • Fingerprint sensor is weak
  • Slippery glass back

Product Details

Date First Available:
May 26, 2020

Overall Rating

85.6%
The overall rating was calculated based on 1844 customer and expert reviews from 33 review sites and 5 stores.
We analyzed the sentiments related to these top topics for Mobile Phones:
  • 92.8%
    Design
  • 98.6%
    Performance
  • 87.8%
    Camera
  • 89.9%
    Battery
  • 89.7%
    Charging
  • 91.2%
    Display
  • 85.6%
    Durability / Build Quality

Expert Reviews Rating

Excellent
5
Good
28
Fair
0
Poor
0
Bad
0

Customer reviews by store

Price Comparison

  • Used Sony Xperia 1 II XQ-AT51 6.5" 256GB GSM Smartphone, 8GB RAM, 12MP Rear + 8MP Front Camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Android 10, Unlocked, Black OB

    ADORAMA.COM
    1,003 reviews
    $789.00
  • Sony Xperia 1 II Unlocked Smartphone

    AMAZON.COM
    8,318 reviews
    $1,148.00
  • Sony Xperia 1 II

    BHPHOTOVIDEO.COM
    69 reviews
    $1,148.00
  • Sony Xperia 1 II XQ-AT51 6.5" 256GB GSM Smartphone, 8GB RAM, 12MP Rear + 8MP Front Camera, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, Android 10, Unlocked, Black

    ADORAMA.COM
    1,003 reviews
    $1,148.00
  • Sony - Xperia 1 II 256GB (Unlocked) - Black

    BESTBUY.COM
    815 reviews
    $1199.99
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Expert Reviews

Sony went all-in on the Xperia 1 II's audiovisual capabilities, with a 4K HDR OLED display and a professionally-inspired triple camera setup

Read more on techadvisor.com

Pros

  • Astounding display
  • Superb audio abilities
  • Versatile camera capabilities

Cons

  • Intimidating Pro camera UI
  • Pricey

Sony has massaged a few elements of its smartphones to create an even fuller package for 2020, but the Xperia 1 II is only for a particular type of user.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Stunning display
  • Return of the 3.5mm jack
  • Strong battery life

Cons

  • Difficult to hold
  • Very high price
  • No 5G in the US

The Sony Xperia 1 II is a fantastic smartphone built around a "just ok" camera. Even so, it is a fantastic smartphone with all the bells and whistles.

Read more on androidauthority.com

The Sony Xperia 1 II delivers superb music and picture performance, plus an all-round performance to match, and that makes it a winner in our book

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Class-leading sound quality
  • Class-leading video quality
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Cons

  • Shape may not be for everyone
  • No face ID

After years of punching below its weight, Sony finally found the formula for making an excellent phone. Too bad it costs $1200.

Read more on wired.com

The Sony Xperia 1 II doesn't conform to the 2020 smartphone playbook, using a different design and niche features to appeal to those bored of the norm.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

Pros

  • Beautiful, high-resolution screen
  • Compact design that's easy to hold
  • Camera takes great photos
  • Excellent audio

Cons

  • Fingerprint sensor is weak
  • No 5G in the U.S.

Sony Xperia 1 II: Finally, a Sony flagship worth buying (if you can afford it)

Read more on expertreviews.co.uk

Pros

  • Outstanding, colour-accurate screen
  • Great cameras for video
  • Reliable performance

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Plain design
  • Battery life isn’t the best

The Sony Xperia 1 II is Sony’s best phone in ages. It takes inspiration from the brand’s products and melds them into a phone that feels very different.

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Fast focussing
  • A lovely screen
  • Great manual camera apps

Cons

  • Very expensive, especially compared to what else is on the market
  • Other phones take better pictures in auto mode

There's a lot to recommend the Xperia 1 II, including flagship-class features and sleek industrial design. It's Sony's best phone for some time, but price is likely to be the main issue.

Read more on zdnet.com

Pros

  • Fabulous 6.5-inch 21:9 4K OLED screen
  • Top-end specs, including 5G (in Europe)
  • Clever speaker location
  • Good camera hardware and software
  • Good battery life
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • IP65/68 dust/water resistance

Cons

  • Very expensive
  • Slippery glass back
  • Awkward to use one-handed

The camera system is new and intriguing, but the phone is overpriced

Read more on theverge.com

Pros

  • Minimalist aesthetics
  • Manual camera experience
  • Minimal Android customizations

Cons

  • Too expensive
  • Missing key flagship features like 5G (in the US), high refresh rate screen
  • Slippery, awkward body

The Sony Xperia 1 II delivers superb music and picture performance, plus an all-round performance to match, and that makes it a winner in our book

Read more on whathifi.com

Pros

  • Class-leading sound quality
  • Class-leading video quality
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Cons

  • Shape may not be for everyone
  • No face ID

The Sony Xperia 1 II, like most Sony flagships before it, impresses in a lot of key areas – the camera, the display, the speed. If you like the design, and if you can afford it, then the Sony Xperia 1 II might be worth investing in as your next high-powered flagship phone.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Excellent screen
  • Great camera
  • Decent battery

Cons

  • Price is high
  • Boxy design
  • Tall display

The Sony Xperia 1 II, like most Sony flagships before it, impresses in a lot of key areas – the camera, the display, the speed. If you like the design, and if you can afford it, then the Sony Xperia 1 II might be worth investing in as your next high-powered flagship phone.

Read more on t3.com

Pros

  • Excellent screen
  • Great camera
  • Decent battery

Cons

  • Price is high
  • Boxy design
  • Tall display

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