Sony Xperia 1 ii review: The second coming

Sony’s new Xperia naming strategy sees the addition of a version marker to the 2019 phone of the same name. This new Xperia 1 – it’s oddly named “one two”, as depicted by its Xperia 1 II name – looks to update the flagship model for 2020, piling in new hardware and tweaking the design.

The Xperia 1 II is more conventional than the original, not because Sony has changed direction, but because more manufacturers are going for more extreme screen aspects; in 2019 the 21:9 display seemed almost outlandish, now it feels rather more normal.

But the big question: has Sony actually moved this phone forward?

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