Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020

Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020


Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020


 Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020


The Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 was to be announced at MWC 2020 last February in Barcelona, ​​but with the cancellation of the Spanish fair, it was finally via an online conference that the Japanese firm formalized its new flagship smartphone.

While its direct competitors have been available for a few months, the Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 arrives at the start of this summer. It is positioned even more in the sector of users of Sony Alpha devices. Indeed, in addition to the CinematographyPro by CineAlta application, the Xperia 1 Mark II now offers the PhotographyPro application with a user interface close to that offered by the Sony Alpha. In this article, we will give you a quick review regarding Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2.

Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020


Design and Display


Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 comes with a glass front. The phone has Sony's square edges and corners. The frame is made of aluminum. The back of the phone is made of glass (and is protected by Gorilla Glass 6 technology), which gives it a premium feel. The right edge of the phone houses the volume rocker, the power button, and the familiar Sony camera button. The power button also acts as a fingerprint sensor.  The phone has a notification LED up in the corner to let you know where to check them. The Xperia 1 Mark 2 has IP68 water and dust resistant.

As far as display is concerned, Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 comes with a 6.58 OLED display with curved edges. The screen occupies 80.0% of the front of the device. The Xperia 1 Mark 2 has a 1644 x 3840 resolution with 643 PPI. The device supports HDR-BT 2020 technology and the 60Hz frequency rate. Unfortunately, the Xperia 1 Mark 2 comes with a mounted-fingerprint sensor, unlike most OLED screen phones which use an optical fingerprint.

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Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020


 Processor and Operating System


Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. The processor is built using a 7nm plus process for extreme power efficiency, and it also has a neural engine on board for AI-related tasks.

 In the Geekbench test, the Xperia 1 Mark 2 scored 904 for single-core and 3290 for multicores. This score is similar to the Samsung Galaxy S20 devices we tested but slightly lower than the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.

According to the operating system, Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 runs on Android 10 with Sony's famous UI. On the top left of the home screen is the Google News Feed we also get the multi-window app for easy multitasking with two apps on top of each other which makes sense given a tall screen. There's also side vents for quick apps shortcuts and of course Sony's pro photo and video modes if you want to tinker and get the most out of a camera. We also get a game boost mode with a few options to boost performance stop applications and record gameplay.


Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020

Storage, Price, and Available Colors.


 Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 price depends on the selected variant. The basic and the only variant of the Xperia 1 Mark 2 with 8GB RAM and 256GB variant, it will cost you around 1199.90USD on Amazon. It supports either 2 SIM cards or 1 SD card up to 256GB. It is available in Purple, and Black colors.


Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020

Security and Ports


For security, The Xperia 1 Mark 2 comes with a side mounted-fingerprint sensor housed in the power button, and it is well placed and fully functional. It doesn't support 3D face recognition for unlocking the device. The Xperia 1 Mark 2 also supports the classical unlocking methods such as pattern and passcode.

As of ports, the Xperia phone supports Bluetooth 5 and NFC. It supports VoLTE and WiFi Calling. The device comes with a USB-C port, which helps in quick charing. The device has a 3.5mm headphone jack, unlike many of today's flagships which choose to say goodbye to such technology.

Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020


Battery and Charging


 Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 comprises a powerful Li-Ion battery with a capacity of 4000mAh.  It has more capacity than the Apple's latest flagship iPhone 11 Pro Max (3969). And this phone offers fast charging.

 The Xperia phone battery can be charged with 21w, and it charges from 0% to %46 in 30 minutes. However, charging to 100% was not the best taking almost 2 hours with the provided adapter. The device has support for Qi wireless charging which was missing on the 2019 Xperia 1.

Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020


Camera


 Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 has a Quad-camera on the rear as clarified: 12Mp ( utrawide with f\2.2),12MP( wide with f\1.7 it has OIS, and Laser AF), 12MP( telephoto with f\2.4), and 0.3MP( depth with f\2.2). The Xperia has an 8MP wide front-facing camera with f\2.0 with eye-tracking, HDR, and LED flash.

In Still, during the day, the shots lack precision compared to those of the competition. The Xperia 1 Mark 2 tends to smooth the solid areas. In some shots, the Japanese mobile even seems to have problems colorimetry, overplaying certain tones, especially on faces. Focusing is reactive and the eye-tracking function keeps focus on faces fairly effectively.

In broad daylight, the pictures prove to be of excellent quality. The level of detail is satisfactory, the colors are respected, and we still note a slightly pronounced accentuation.

It is in low light that we expected the most from this sensor. It turns out all the same pretty good in exercise. Finally, the photos do not lose a lot of detail compared to the good lighting conditions, which is positive. The control of the white balance is significant and the rendering is really satisfactory. Too bad Sony does not choose to push a little more on ISO sensitivity. Here it remains fairly low, effectively limiting the speed and exposing the subject to movement.

The Xperia 1 Mark 2's ultra-wide-angle module is still positioned among the good students of our comparison by offering a satisfactory level of detail. The rendering is a bit cold, but nothing too marked.

In low light, the rendering is not dazzling, but it is much better than that of most competitors. The Xperia 1 Mark 2 ranks as one of the rare smartphones to have an ultra-wide-angle module that can be used at night. An appreciable performance.

The telephoto module performance is quite good. By day, the results obtained by this module are correct for such a focal length. There is a slight lack of precision that could be made up for by a little more contrast. Opposite, the telephoto lens of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra does much better, and this, with a longer focal length, however.

In low light, the zoom of the Xperia 1 Mark 2 is quite often unusable. Electronic noise becomes too invasive and exposure is insufficient anyway. A mediocre result which is also found on the side of the S20 Ultra.

For recording videos, the camera app is not the most interesting. It is better to turn to the Cinema Pro application, which is more extensive and above all the milder treatment. To shoot in 4K, jerks are surprisingly less present with this application. Certainly, Cinema Pro gives a little more access to parameters specific to video, but we are obviously far from real dedicated hardware. One of the most interesting functions concerns the management of the focusing, with the possibility of automating the change of focus on two defined planes.

The front photo module is not that great. The shots he produces are quite disappointing because of a treatment that smooths the face enormously - even if the "soft skin" function is deactivated. Fortunately, the management of backlighting is satisfactory.

Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2: Display, Price, and Specifications in 2020


Conclusion


After two weeks we can say with ease, the Xperia phone has come with many advantages making it suitable for 2020, yet with such downsides. The Xperia 1 Mark 2 comes with the new Snapdragon 865 providing you the best gaming experience. As for the camera capabilities, they are magnificent. Don't forget that Sony has equipped this phone with two premium Apps, the Photo Pro and the cinema Pro for more impressive shooting abilities. Another thing we adore about this lovely phone is the huge 4K screen and the cinematic aspect ratio. So if you watch movies a lot, you will be enjoying your time.

Unfortunately, not all games and videos support this aspect ratio. So if you are watching regular aspect ratio videos the quality is not as good as you think. Keep in mind that because this 4K display we still stuck at 60 Hz as a refresh rate which sucks Sometimes. To be honest, Sony has some Motion Reduction technology to simulate the 90Hz refresh rate and it helps still, it is not as smooth as a proper one. What do you think? Have you used this phone as of yet? Do you recommend it? Feel free to tell us your thoughts.

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