Sony Mobile President talks the Xperia II phones, 5G and the future

27 April 2020
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Anonymous, 28 Apr 2020So, people can watch hours of silly youtube videos on phone... moreOn the go, I am comfortable watching things in QHD or 1080p since on tiny screen there is not a huge difference compared to 4k. 4k is simply a battery hog. And with Sony providing regular small capacity Li-pro batteries (400-500 cycles) means your battery is dead before the day. And the weak fast charging adds insult to the injury.
Phones with proprietary fast charging tech like VOOC Don't even heat up too much during charging and using the phone together while Sony will reduce the charging speed further to prevent overheating. But that is to be expected from inferior fast charging tech.

But for movies or Netflix, I'll rather wait and watch it on big 4k TV complete with home theater experience which is a million times better than 4k on smartphone.

Not everyone is 24/7 on the road akin to a hitchhiker like you. Invest in a 4k TV and upgrade your viewer experience. Even 1080p movies are superior on 4k TV compared to smartphones.

Anonymous, 28 Apr 2020Except Samsung and Huawei, no other brand sells well flagsh... moreEvery Chinese manufacturer from Oppo to Realme to XIAOMI to OnePlus to Huawei sold more than 3 million plus flagship units each.

Sony isn't even on the map of Android marketshare.
Sony has stopped selling in plenty of countries.
It's in the same sinking ship as LG & HTC.

Sony would be lucky to sell 0.1 million units of Xperia 1 II across the Globe
And don't bother asking me sales numbers for Chinese phones as they are all over the Internet. If not, then go personally ask them to email you numbers.

  • flagshipper

i never had Sony, but mark 2 caught my eye after tons of trashy flagships produced since legendary Galaxy S7. I am talking about horrible notches, disgusting tiny bezels without led notification, and fingerprint readers being either in the back (bad) or inaccurate under display (samsung). Agony of owning S8, V30, Note9, 6T, S10, Mi9, 7T....:(
4 years of waiting for a proper flagship. And here it is:
- easy to swipe no edge screen
- easy to grab from the sides bezels
- easy to hold super narrow shape (71mm)
- easy to hold weight 180g (vs 200g bricks from 1+/Xiaomi)
- camera back in the lovely bezel, that means we can fit full directional speakers and notification light there!
- super ideal 21:9 screen format, just like my curved PC screen
- gorilla 6
- waterproofish
- 1 billion color BT2020 only screen
- 4K strictly
- SD card is baaack
- UFS
- audiofile jack with subwoofer (DVS)
- wifi AC and AX
- BT 5.1
- ultra fast fingerprint on the side!!!
- good battery with fast charging
- the one and only wireless charging
Can't wait, seriously. This spec blows S20, 1+8, Mi10 out of water.

  • Anonymous

Gusta, 28 Apr 2020SD 665 for 150 Euro? Do u think that the overal price of sm... moreDon't even bother to answer that. You are arguing with someone who has zero knowledge at what makes a good phone a good phone or perhaps he only needs fast and responsive UI and nothing else. Anyway 150 for 665 will give him snappy UI on crappy LCD/AMOLED 720p screen, crappy not because of resolution but because it's unable to reproduce color properly and contrast goes wild on the slightest tilt. Different strokes for different folks I guess.

  • Gusta

AnonD-833125, 28 Apr 2020I think he was talking about Xperia 10 II and that "powerfu... moreSD 665 for 150 Euro? Do u think that the overal price of smartphone is just becauase of its SoC? Lol!


Does that 150 Euro phone has AMOLED panel?

Does that 150 Euro phone has sharp 457 ppi display?

Does that 150 Euro phone has IP Rating (which certification is expensive)?

Does that 150 Euro phone has "true" multiple cam (main, tele, ultrawide)?

Does that 150 Euro phone has 128GB onboard storage?

Does that 150 Euro phone has bluetooth 5 and support aptX HD?

Does that 150 Euro phone has NFC?

Does that 150 Euro phone has aluminium frame instead of cheap plastic?

LOL

Anonymous, 28 Apr 2020Lol on such a small screen you won't appreciate the differe... moreGot no idea until you see one, be it browsing the web or shooting with camera, or going through stills, 4K got a reason.
Do not watch movies on it, but its still better than stay at pixelated world forever. You shouldn't be able to spot difference and there is even between it and QHD, you just need to have eyes without all that doubt.

Anonymous, 27 Apr 2020Why 8K when Sony sells 16K Crystal LED? 8K is so 2019. Even better. But you never know, maybe they plan to release 8K phone with 8K screen, recording and playback. At least based on what he said...

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userTagA, 28 Apr 2020But you can't bring a 4K tv into a train or bus would you? ... moreSee my reply below.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 28 Apr 2020So, people can watch hours of silly youtube videos on phone... moreLol on such a small screen you won't appreciate the difference between 4k and full hd. Save your phone battery and watch in full hd when on the move.

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But can the Xperia PRO act as a HDMI recorder, for exemple 4 k 10 bit 422?

  • AnonD-833125

Smithravi, 28 Apr 2020I think you just wake up from your hatred Dream. Did you ev... moreI think he was talking about Xperia 10 II and that "powerful" SD665 chipset. By the way, do you know that I can buy a SD665 phone with 150 EUR, new?
Yeah, maybe for the Sony fans, it's not important the performance/price ratio, but for the average consumer, that is the most important thing when you talking mid-range or low-end devices. For the average consumer is not important some IP rating or some tweaks each and there Sony is making to Android OS.
In the end, is all about the money and what do you get for that money, compared to the competition.
Apple can get away with it, because they don't have any competition in IOS, but with Sony.. well is a whole other story. With all these aggressive prices from competition, here comes Sony trying to convince everybody to buy their phones. So, why nobody listens? Because everybody else is dumb, or because everybody else is smart about their purchase? I let you be the judge of that.

Vegetaholic, 28 Apr 2020Xperia II is dead on arrival, outdated hardware for Apple o... moreI think you just wake up from your hatred Dream. Did you even spedn time reading the specs of X1 II??? Which spec is lacking exactly which you feel makes it premium?? I can Name 10 Features that both Apple and Samsung lacks in their 1500 Euros devices.

SLSAHXOHVOMVN, 28 Apr 2020Lol watching a movie on smartphone is simply inferior to wa... moreThe Point of 4K Display or any QHD Display these days is to watch movies on Netflix or Amazon prime when you are on the go or in the bed. Not when you stay at home and sit in Sofa before TV in your knickers. Makes sense??

SuuperBaka, 28 Apr 2020Going by his logic, plastic is the best build quality since... moreWhen did I mention to break?? I meant metal/glass or whatever used by two different companies should withstand over longer period of time. That's how build Quality is assesed. Not plastic vs Metal or Metla vs Glass :)

  • Anonymous

SLSAHXOHVOMVN, 28 Apr 2020Yet non-pro version of Chinese flagships will sell like hot... moreExcept Samsung and Huawei, no other brand sells well flagship.
Xiaomi relies on redmi sales to have huge marketshare.

Do not have illusion that phones like Mi10 and OP8 will sell more than 3 million units.

  • Anonymous

SLSAHXOHVOMVN, 28 Apr 2020Lol watching a movie on smartphone is simply inferior to wa... moreSo, people can watch hours of silly youtube videos on phones, but not a movie?
Can you carry your tv when your are out of your home? Mine cant fit in my pocket.

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Vegetaholic, 28 Apr 2020Xperia II is dead on arrival, outdated hardware for Apple o... moreAccording to Mr.Vegeta ddr5 ram, ufs3.0, gorilla 6, 4K screen , IP68, dolby atmos are outdated specs.

Smithravi, 28 Apr 2020LMAO. Not Talking About easily repairable mobiles. Build Qu... moreGoing by his logic, plastic is the best build quality since it is less likely to break and is more durable than glass

  • Chris.T

No comment if the Xperia 1 owners will get some of the Xperia 1 ii features like night mode and eye focus on wide angle camera

cyber, 28 Apr 2020i do repair cell phone,sony is in the bottom of the build q... moreLMAO. Not Talking About easily repairable mobiles. Build Quality means the metal used to make Body, parts as well how well they withstand duirng the time. Chinese mobiles are far down in this.