SONY XPERIA 1 II Posts on XDA

Sony Xperia 1 II Display Analysis: Content Creators, Beware

Firmly seated as a goliath in the multimedia industry, the Sony Corporation produces electronics that are well-respected in many different tiers and categories. From consumer audio equipment to prosumer cameras and professional reference monitors, one would think that Sony can make a beast of a handset that combines the company's many fields of expertise. Unfortunately, this...

Sony Xperia 1 II update adds RAW capture support for all three cameras in Photo Pro mode

When the Sony Xperia 1 II was introduced, its purpose was very clear: To offer the best mobile camera experience on the market. With the rollout of a new July security update (58.0.A.3.88), the experience has gotten even better. Users in the XDA Developers forums claim the update introduces RAW support in Photo Pro mode. This is...

Sony brought the headphone jack back on the Xperia 1 II to give people “a smartphone that they will love”

The Sony Xperia 1 II was announced back in February and became available last month. Despite the odd name (pronounced "mark two"), this is another excellent phone from Sony. It has pretty much all of the specifications that have become standard for flagships in 2020, but one feature, in particular, stands out: the headphone jack. Headphone...

Sony uploads the kernel source code for the Xperia 10 II and Xperia 1 II

Back in February, Sony unveiled their “Mark 2” lineup, i.e. the flagship Xperia 1 II and the mid-range Xperia 10 II smartphones via an online event. Months after the initial announcement, the phones are now available for pre-order across Europe as well as in the US. On the software side, both of these devices run...

Google Play Services for AR now supports the Motorola Edge, Realme 6, Samsung Galaxy A31/41, Sony Xperia 1 II, and more

Google Play Services for AR (formerly Google ARCore) is a software service from the company that enables applications to create augmented reality experienced on devices without any need for dedicated hardware. While the service uses a device's existing cameras and sensors for the AR experience, Google has to work with OEMs to create custom calibration...

The Sony Xperia 1 II has a neat gaming feature that lets you charge and play without degrading the battery

Smartphone gaming has evolved to become a proper use case for smartphones, to the point that we have gaming smartphones that specifically target this audience. While smartphone gaming is definitely fun and you can easily pour in hours into it, it does have drawbacks for your phone's battery. Games require a lot of processing power...

Sony Xperia 1 II Hands-on: A fine-tuned upgrade over the Xperia 1 [Video]

Earlier this year in February, Sony unveiled its flagship smartphone for 2020 — the Xperia 1 II. The device went on sale in Japan earlier this month and Sony expanded its availability to the US earlier today. Much like its predecessor, the Xperia 1 II packs in top-of-the-line specifications, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC,...

Sony Xperia 1 II U.S. pre-orders start June 1st at a pricey $1200 with free WF-1000XM3 earbuds

In February Sony took the wraps off the Xperia 1 II (pronounced "mark two"), its latest flagship for 2020. The phone went on sale earlier this month in its home country Japan and now the company is expanding its availability to the US.  Sony Xperia 1 II XDA Forums The Sony Xperia 1 II will be up...

Download the Sony Xperia 1 II wallpapers and live wallpapers

Sony may not be as relevant in the smartphone space as they used to be a few years ago, but the Japanese electronics giant still tries to release some impressive smartphones. Earlier in February, the company announced its latest flagship smartphone in the form of the Xperia 1 II ("Mark II"). The phone packs top-of-the-line...

Netflix adds the OPPO Reno3, some Sony Xperia phones, and the unannounced Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite to its HD/HDR supported list

The regular Android community started to care about Google’s Widevine DRM when they discovered the connection between the DRM level and HD playback capability in streaming apps like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Having Widevine L1 status is indeed a mandatory requirement, but it doesn't necessarily ensure the ability to play Netflix content in HD,...

Here are 19 announced and upcoming smartphones with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is Qualcomm's 2020 flagship system-on-chip (SoC) for smartphones. It was announced in December 2019 as the successor to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. This month, we are seeing the first wave of phones launching with the Snapdragon 865. Qualcomm has now made clear which announced and upcoming phones feature the Snapdragon 865....

Forums for the Huawei MatePad Pro, Huawei Mate XS, Sony Xperia 1 II, and Sony Xperia 10 II are now open

MWC 2020 may not be happening this week, but we've already had a number of product announcements. Huawei and Sony have revealed a few devices so far, and we have forums open for them. You can check out the forums for the Huawei MatePad Pro, Huawei Mate XS, Sony Xperia 1 II, and Sony Xperia...