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Sony Xperia 1 II
Sony Xperia 1 II
Sony Xperia 1 II
Sony Xperia 1 II
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8.1/10
Informr score
The Sony Xperia 1 II currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 29 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
6.5"
Camera
12+ MP, f/1.7


What the Critics Are Saying...


DxOMark

Sony has made great strides with the Xperia 1 II, delivering a phone that’s more appealing to demanding photographers than its predecessor. It is photographically competent and capable of recording pleasing video, but it’s also in the very highest price tier for smartphones, and competition at these...

- Peter Ferenczi, DxOMark
What Hi-Fi

The Sony Xperia 1 II delivers a new level of performance for smartphone video and audio, and the rest of the phone completes the task, delivering an excellent camera, fast performance and decent battery life. If you’re serious about enjoying your mobile entertainment, this is the phone for you.

- What Hi-Fi
Tech Advisor

Sony made unusual (but not necessarily bad) choices with the Xperia 1 II's hardware but if you're after an entertainment powerhouse and can find the phone at a lower price than its RRP, this is a superb way to enjoy media on-the-go to the fullest.

- Alex Walker-Todd, Tech Advisor
Notebookcheck

The Sony Xperia 1 II is well-suited for professional photographers, who are going to get a lot of value out of the included professional camera applications. For everyone, the Sony smartphone is just priced too high.

- Mike Wobker, Notebookcheck
L@B techreviews

The Sony Xperia 1 II is in every way a better mobile than its predecessor. It is also Sony’s best mobile to date. The performance is sky-high, and this year’s model has also received both 5G and wireless charging. The Xperia 1 II is also among the only mobiles on the market with a 4K screen, and alt...

- Peter Gotschalk, L@B techreviews


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Common Questions


The Xperia 1 II price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Sony Xperia 1 II prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Sony backs up the Xperia 1 II with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Xperia 1 II has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sony support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sony's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.5"

The Sony Xperia 1 II's screen size is 6.5 inches with 1644 x 3840 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10 (Update Available: 11) operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ MP, f/1.7 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
256 GB

Internal memory is 256 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery.

Xperia 1 II Specs

Overview
Release Date June 20, 2020
Regions Available United Kingdom
Operating System Android 10 (Update Available: 11)

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Processor Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 256 GB
RAM 8 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
GPS Type A-GPS
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX HD, LDAC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.7
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (12 MP, F2.4, Telephoto), 3rd camera feature (12 MP, F2.2, Ultrawide), HDR, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1644 x 3840 pixels
Pixel Density 643 pixels
Size 6.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, HDR, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, 90Hz
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Purple
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.6 x 7.2 x 0.79 cm (6.5 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 181 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Yes
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 65/68
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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Additional Information -
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Sony Xperia 1 Mark two, Xperia 1 Mk II, Xperia 1 (2020)

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