When I reviewed the Xperia 1 II, I was genuinely impressed with the level of control I had over taking photos and videos. I even made a short film with him. The Xperia 5 II, like its older brother, is aimed directly at journalists, mobile gamers and creative professionals such as photographers and directors.
The smaller Xperia is similar to the Xperia 1 II, which is not bad. Both have a Snapdragon 865 processor, EyeAF, the same camera with a triple rear camera, Photo Pro and Cinema Pro software, the same battery and the same special hardware shutter button. Both lack support for 5G in the United States. Sony says the upcoming Xperia Pro will be the first phone to offer support for 5G networks in the United States.
But there are some differences between the two Xperia phones. The Xperia 5 II has a 6.1-inch full-HD display with a refresh rate of 120Hz instead of a 6.5-inch 4K display with a refresh rate of 60Hz in the Xperia 1 II. The 5 II can record video up to 4K 120fps, while the Xperia 1 II reaches 4K 60fps. And the 5 II comes with 128 GB of storage, while the 1 II has 256 GB.
The new Xperia 5 II has a special graphene layer to reduce heat. It is also a heat suppression mode called HS Power Control, which can change the external power supply from charging the battery to just powering the phone. All this adds to keep the phone cooler during gaming, which in combination with Sony’s redesigned Game Enhancer could provide a solid mobile gaming experience.
Perhaps one of the strangest features is the option to connect the Xperis 5 II to a camera like the Sony Alpha A7S III and transfer photos and videos via File Transfer Protocol.
I look forward to picking up my phone and trying out all these features. You can pre-order the Sony Xperia 5 II for around $ 950 from September 29 and it will ship on December 4. If you pre-order the Xperia 5 II by November 29, you’ll receive a gaming package worth over $ 400, including gaming headphones, a 10,000 -mAh power bank and 21,600 Call of Duty Mobile Points.