The Xperia 1 II sets a new bar in a smartphone. Packed inside this slim smartphone, is the latest cutting-edge technologies and an array of impressive features.
Starting off with the camera, which was co-developed with the engineers behind the latest Sony Full-Frame camera. The basic camera app has the usual features of panorama, smooth skin, picture ratio, bokeh, creative filters, selfie, and more.
However, if you are looking for more than just a basic smartphone camera, the Xperia 1 II’s exclusive camera app – Photo Pro, emulates the Alpha camera line and emphasizes manual controls and no computational photography. This allows the user full manual control of ISO, shutter speed, white balance and even capturing your shots in RAW formats.
Sony’s Alpha cameras are well known for their fast and accurate autofocusing. You will be happy to hear that this technology and the Eye AF (Eye Auto Focusing) has found its way into the Xperia 1II. For parents with young kids this feature alone will have you capturing sharp family photos and not missing the action with the 20 frames-per-second continuous shooting. The Eye AF also works on animals so no more out of focus shots of your pets
Diving deeper into the Photo Pro App, the dedicated shutter button on the phone is wonderful for the half-press to focus. The inclusion of the electronic horizon (level) and grid lines will ensure you are not taking slanted shots. All that and combined with three different focal lengths – 16mm, 24mm and 70mm. If you pinch the touchscreen like you would to enlarge a photo you will see a dial appear with the incremental focal lengths in-between as if it were a Zoom lens. The Xperia 1 II was smart to include this but do note that when this is done you will lose some pixel resolution, but it is more than enough resolution for Social Media posts.
So, if you are not a ‘Photographer’ type but more of a ‘Cinematographer’ type, do not fret. The Xperia 1 II also gives you a feature rich video recording application - Cinema Pro. It’s user interface has easy to control features like framing guides, shutter speed (angle), touch autofocus, auto exposure, manual white balance so you can record videos like a professional.
Another amazing feature is the screen - a gorgeous OLED display measuring 6.5-inches, an extra wide ratio of 21:9 with a resolution of 3840 x 1644 pixels you can enjoy movies as the creators intended and experience a cinematic experience on the go. There is a sliver of a top and bottom bezel which occupies about an 1/8 of an inch of screen real estate, thin enough host the front facing camera without being too distracting.
The Xperia 1 II’s sleek design with its’ narrower width makes it a great fit in the hand. All the important buttons are on the righthand side with a power button with a built-in fingerprint scanner in the middle making it super easy to unlock your phone by simply placing your registered finger on the button instead of hunting the phone’s rear fingerprint reader or pressing on the display which inevitably leaves fingerprints all over.
Hear music as it was meant to be with the Xperia 1 II designed for 360 Reality Audio. It will feel like you are at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio whether you are using the dual front firing stereo speakers at the top and bottom or connect them to your preferred headphones either wirelessly or with the 3.5mm headphone jack.
With so many features, Xperia 1 II needs powerful hardware to support. Using Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Mobile Platform empowers you to have faster speed and improved performance to take photos, watch shows and multitask in ways never thought possible. Inbuilt with powerful 4,000 mAh battery to last you through the day along with fast charging of up to 505 in just 30 minutes. Along with IP65/68 water resistance and Corning Gorilla Glass 6® on both sides, making it sturdy as well as beautifully designed.
From now till 3rd Jan 2021, purchase any Xperia 1 II and get WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones as a free gift. Get yours now and enjoy free next day delivery.
Credits: Chester Chen