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17-09-2020, 18:26   #1
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Sony Xperia 5 ii (Mark two)

Announced this morning. Out in October, Around £800/€950
5g capable, 3 cameras on the back, 120hz refresh rate, headphone jack, some neat battery care functions (but no wireless )
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Word on the street however is that the Pixel 5 is going to be cheaper but might not have as much tech on it.
I'll wait and see if any network picks it up otherwise I'll be saving up for Christmas.
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17-09-2020, 18:37   #2
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Nice looking phone but big money . What's the price of their flagship the 1 ii . Maybe 100 more or so?

Def worth waiting to see if networks will pick it up
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Have an Xperia 1 myself and I love it. The only thing that annoys me is the poor fingerprint scanner. I'll probably wait and see what the Xperia 1 iii is like.
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Nice looking phone but big money . What's the price of their flagship the 1 ii . Maybe 100 more or so?

Def worth waiting to see if networks will pick it up
The 1 ii is €1150 but can be got cheaper from grey import sites. The 5 ii is listed as having €900 launch price. The 1 ii seems to be hard to find from any European retailer at a decent price
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20-09-2020, 14:01   #5
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They will probably have a preorder deal with headphones as well
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I was about to pull the trigger on the Realme x50 pro and then I saw this - I'll wait for the first reviews to come out before forking out for either. I wonder what the battery life will be like.

Edit:I just noticed the sony has a headphone jack and (more importantly for me) a micro sd card slot. It really does come down to battery life now.
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I was about to pull the trigger on the Realme x50 pro and then I saw this - I'll wait for the first reviews to come out before forking out for either. I wonder what the battery life will be like.

Edit:I just noticed the sony has a headphone jack and (more importantly for me) a micro sd card slot. It really does come down to battery life now.
And a RGB notification led. Super rare feature that. Regards battery, I've got the Xperia 1 with a 3300mah battery. Easily getting 6 + hours of SOT. Sony may not have the biggest batteries but they're very well optimised..
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Sony 250 dollars more expensive

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pXtwE_f6iOI
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27-09-2020, 20:35   #9
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Sony 250 dollars more expensive
But will have more camera tech, an SD card slot and a better Snapdragon then the Pixel 5.
As the video says. It's more expensive but it is a slightly higher level phone. It's generally like comparing a Mercedes-Benz A Class to a Ford Focus. You have to ask yourself do you need the extra tech or not.

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Preorder open for uk
https://www.estorepartner.com/en-GB/...y-xperia-5-ii/
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If only Google and Sony were working together to make some sort of Pixel/Xperia hybrid. Imagine how well the Xperias would sell if they had Googles marketing power, even at the current prices. (Hey, it always works for Apple) As things stand the Pixel 5 is going to wipe the floor with the Xperias.
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If only Google and Sony were working together to make some sort of Pixel/Xperia hybrid. Imagine how well the Xperias would sell if they had Googles marketing power, even at the current prices. (Hey, it always works for Apple) As things stand the Pixel 5 is going to wipe the floor with the Xperias.
Bring back NEXUS I say.
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Actually, come to think of it, didn't HTC make the Nexus for Google so perhaps stay clear of them.

It'll take a few weeks to save up but I think I'm going to take the plunge on this one.
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Thought of an experiment I'm going to try with this. I wonder if, although there's a 3.5mm jack on the top, can you still plug headphones into the USB port with a dongle from an earlier phone. It'd be handy for travelling (when that's an acceptable thing to do again) to be able to plug two pairs of headphones into one device.
Perhaps someone with the 1ii has already tried this?
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