Tuesday 25 May 2021

Sony Xperia 1 II in the test

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Last year, Sony relaunched its in-house smartphone division and made the 21: 9 format in smartphones socially acceptable with the Xperia 1. The successor, the Xperia 1 II, is primarily aimed at smartphone photographers; Sony upgrades the notches with all sorts of pro features. 

In addition to the conventional camera applications, the Xperia 1 II has two additional apps, Cinema Pro and Photo Pro. This allows you to make numerous features and settings that you would normally look for in vain in the standard camera app. for more latest updates and news about technology Visit: https://technogage.com/

Among other things, a video in the 21: 9 aspect ratio can be recorded in the Cinema Pro app, while this setting cannot be found in the conventional camera app. A display in this format is a nice feature.

Great screen with a flaw:

Speaking of the screen: Thanks to its 4K resolution, it is crisp and offers a pixel density of an outstanding 643 ppi. The brightness values ​​are okay, but they cannot keep up with the competition in this price segment. In addition, the display only has a 60 Hertz refresh rate. The screen is ideal for viewing films in widescreen format.

The Xperia 1 II can display this optimally without borders. Thanks to the stereo speakers, the sound comes pleasantly from both sides. The fingerprint scanner was built into the power button in the frame, which is very easy to reach. 

There is also a jack connector on the top. In general, the very good workmanship of the phone should be emphasized. The back of the glass makes it look very noble, you won't find any gaps or other anomalies.

The performance of the Xperia 1 II is excellent; in our benchmark tests it delivered values ​​that can be placed very close to the reference. The runtimes of the 4,000 mAh battery are okay, although the 4K resolution is a bit too much of a problem for the battery. The phone is fully charged in one hour and 51 minutes, in 34 minutes it is 50 percent.

With its Xperia 1 II, Sony is clearly targeting smartphone photo enthusiasts. Pre-installed pro apps get the most out of the notch and deliver impressive results. Apart from the camera, the phone can also convince with an excellent display, high-quality workmanship and strong performance.

Christoph Lumetzberger (Editor-in-Chief):

Pros Potent camera with professional modes, crisp, sharp display, excellent performance

Cons refresh rate only with 60 Hertz, battery life only average


Dimensions 165.1 x 71.1 x 7.6 mm

Weight 181.4 g

Price (currently) 1,220.68 €


Operating system Android 10.0

Processor & cores Snapdragon 865/4 x 3.37 GHz + 4 x 1.8 GHz

Adreno 650 graphics unit


Internal memory 256 GB

microSD (maximum) 1000 GB

Camera (main / front) 12/8 MP

USB port USB Type-C

Bluetooth 5.1

LTE: yes WLAN: a, b, g, n, ac

Fingerprint sensor: yes NFC: yes

Battery & runtimes

Battery - size 4000 mAh

Replaceable battery no

Charge wirelessly, yes

Fast charging yes

Charging time 0-50 34 min / * 47 min

Charging time 0-100 109 min / * 121 min

Runtime browser 661 min / * 650 min

Video streaming duration 787 min / * 530 min

Running time 3D game 435 min / * 312


Size 6.5 ″


Resolution 3840 x 1644 pixels

Pixel density 642.63 ppi

Brightness Ø 548.78 cd / m2 / * 424 cd / m2

Brightness (max) 578 cd / m2 / * 449 cd / m2

Performance check

Power ¹: 13289 / * 3921

Graphic ²: 11523 / * 1189

¹GeekBench 4 multicore ²GFXBench T-Rex Offscreen

* Average of all devices tested so far

Test result

Display 5

Speed ​​(performance test) 5

Speed ​​(hardware) 5

Battery (runtime) 4.1

Battery (hardware) 4.5

Features 4.8

Camera 5

Processing 5

Design 4

Out of a possible 5 points

Overall grade: VERY GOOD (94%) *

Price / performance: Sufficient

* The overall grade is made up as follows:

Display 15% - Speed ​​(performance test) 22% - Speed ​​(hardware) 10% - Battery (runtime) 24% - Battery (hardware) 4% - Features 4% - Camera 15% - Processing 3% - Design 3%

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Sony Xperia 1 II in the test

Snap for professionals Last year, Sony relaunched its in-house smartphone division and made the 21: 9 format in smartphones socially accepta...