Sony Xperia 1 II Review

Score: 91 / 100

Sony Xperia 1 II is an extremely powerful Android phone released some years ago, which counts with a big size 6.5" screen, a 2840 MHz Octa-Core processing unit, and two cameras, a 12 MP back camera and an 8 megapixels front facing camera.

Sony decided to design this device using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 chip, including a very fast 2.84 GHz Octa-Core CPU with a big 8 GB of RAM. A good advantage of this cellphone is the 256 GB astonishing internal storage and an SD extension slot, allowing you to install hundreds of apps without having to worry about filling it.

Sony did an amazing job making this cellphone weight just 6.38 oz. This device is a mix of Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6) and Aluminum . This phone is only 6.54" long, but it still manages to hold a 6.5 inches display. This cellphone is just 0.31 inches thick, taking it to the thinnest cellphone's category. The Sony Xperia 1 II is sold in 2 colors, black and purple.

This phone has two cameras, a 12 MP back facing camera and an 8 megapixels front-facing camera. Its back facing camera has an aperture of 1.7 so it can capture impressive photographs even in dark environments. This phone can also shoot 3840x2160 4K videos at 60 fps, and slow-motion videos in (Full HD) (1920x1080) at 120 fps. The camera also counts with auto-focus.

Sony equipped this cellphone with a completely amazing 6.5-inches screen, and a resolution of 1644 x 3840 , making everything look absolutely perfect.

This phone includes wi-fi connectivity (and it can be shared with other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), 5G super high bandwidth connection type, 4G LTE-A high bandwidth connection and also HSPA+ data connection (which is a lower speed 4G type) and fast 3G connectivity, over HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. This device uses a Nano SIM card for GSM connection.

The Sony Xperia 1 II comes with a 4000 mAh big non-removable battery providing this phone an incredibly long battery life. An issue to take into account is that this phone's battery is non-removable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it begins to get older, while with such a great capacity you will probably discard this device before that becomes an issue.

The Sony Xperia 1 II also comes with a great numbre of interesting features such as Fingerprint unlock, Wireless charger compatibility, NFC (Near Field Communication), Bluetooth (provides communication with other bluetooth devices, computers and accessories) and GPS (Global Positioning System), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

The Sony Xperia 1 II is the correct option for you no matter whether you are a photography fan, want this cellphone mainly for social networks and internet browsing, are looking for a work cellphone or want it for gaming.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 11, 10
Dimensions:6.54 x 2.83 x 0.31 inchesMetric16.61 x 7.19 x 0.79 cmImperial
Weight:6.38 ouncesMetric180.87 gImperial
Colors:Black and Purple
Materials:Aluminum and Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6)
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2020-05-22


Screen Type:OLED
Size:6.5 inchesMetric16.5 cmImperial
Resolution:3840 x 1644 pixels
Pixel density:643 pixels per inchMetric253.15 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250
Processor:Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm (Octa-Core 2840 MHz)
RAM Memory:8 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 650
Internal Memory:256 GB
SD Card Slot:microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)


Capacity:4000 mAh
Wireless Charging:Yes


Back camera:12 megapixels
    Focal length:24mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.59 inches (1/1.7")
Front camera:8 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (60 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1920 x 1080 (120 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus and Slow Motion Video (4 times slower)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
5G Bands:n1, n3, n28, n77, n78, Sub-6
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
UMTS Bands:Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900)
Technologies:5G, LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 5.1
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor