Better sit down for the Xperia 1 ll price reveal

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  1. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Xperia 1 II to launch in the US sans 5G on July 24 for a whopping US$1200; Sony WF-1000XM3 a pre-order bonus

    The release of the Sony Xperia 1 II has been shrouded in mystery for long. A few days ago, the phone was temporarily listed on B&H for pre-order, with the page taken down shortly after for unknown reasons. Finally, though, the Xperia 1 II has gotten an official release date in the US.


    The Sony Xperia 1 II has now been confirmed to go on sale in the US on July 24. Pre-orders begin shortly, though, on June 1st. As expected, the phone will carry a price tag of US$1200. That's a heavy MSRP, so Sony is offering buyers who pre-order before June 28 a free pair of its lauded Sony WF-1000XM3 TWS earbuds.


    The Sony Xperia 1 II features a 6.5-inch 21:9 QHD+ display without a cutout of any kind, a Snapdragon 865, a 4000 mAh battery, a quad-rear camera setup, stereo speakers, a side-mounted fingerprint reader, and most importantly, a 3.5mm jack. It's interesting to note that the Xperia 1 II will not offer 5G support in the US, although it will in Europe.


    Of course, it's something of a kick to the shin that potential buyers still have to wait two more months to get the phone. It was unveiled back in February alongside theGalaxy S20 series and will now end up shipping five whole months later, almost in the same window as the Galaxy Note 20.

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    Where's the physical keyboard? :vbconfused: :vbwink:
     
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    raspabalsa Brain stuck BogoMipping

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    <RANT>
    Ok, so in that article the Xperia 1 II gets no criticism over its price, even though it has a "mundane" 60 Hz display? The same author (one Ricci Rox) wrote here (taken from Scott's post in the Moto G Stylus thread): "The Stylo 6 features a 6.8-inch FHD+ LCD. It's a mundane 60 Hz panel" (bolds by raspy). I checked the Xperia 1 II specs in several sites, confirming its display has a 60 Hz refresh rate. Instead of adding a 90 Hz or higher refresh rate panel, Sony claims it's added "Motion Blur Reduction Technology" to emulate the effect of a 90 Hz display. A similar technology is used in gaming monitors to reduce blur without the added cost of a true high refresh rate panel.

    I wonder why the author feels it's ok to bash a USD 200 phone (the Stylo) over having a 60Hz display, while a flagship phone costing 6 times as much doesn't even get a mention of the display's refresh rate or the alternative and yet to be proven technology Sony has introduced. The author even tries to justify the extremely high price of the Sony phone just because a pair of USD 200 earbuds are included, even though it's only for those who pre-order before a certain date. Presumably, the rest of the buyers will get nothing to balance the price. But even subtracting the USD 200 earbuds value, it's still a very expensive phone. The only observation the author makes about the price is "That's a heavy MSRP" and leaves it at that.

    I'm not criticizing the Xperia phone, its specs, price, or the included earbuds. It's the author I'm criticizing, for the clear and IMO unjustified bias shown in his articles. I just decided I don't like him.
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