The Sony Xperia 1 II, from Sony’s Xperia series, is a flagship smartphone built for the best of so many experiences e.g. entertainment, photography and so many other things. As a matter of fact, this is probably my best phone right now.

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For those of you who play games, this is your phone. As it was built in partnership with CODM( Call of Duty: Mobile) for the best gaming experience you have ever witnessed.

It was announced on the 24 February, 2020. Although, it was first released on 22 May, it was later released again on the 24th of July, 2020. It is a fast, efficient, comfortable and powerful phone. You will see that as we run through the specs.

Compatible Networks

  • 2G
  • 3G
  • 4G
  • 5G


  • 166mm x 71.1mm x 7.9mm


  • 181g

Operating system

  • Android 10

System on chip

  • Qualcomm snapdragon 865


  • Octa-core (1x 2.84 GHz Gold Prime, 3x 2.42 GHz Gold, 4x 1.8 GHz Silver) kyro 585


  • Adreno 650


  • 8 GB LPDDR4X
    12 GB LPDDR4X (XQ-AT42 only)


  • Universal Flash (UFS 3.0) 128 GB (SO-51A and SOG01 models)
  • 256 GB (XQ-AT42, XQ-AT51, XQ-AT52 and XQ-AT72 models)

Removable storage

  • microSDXC,expandable up to 1 TB

Imagine having a gaming phone that has storage that can be expanded all the way to 1 TB. Isn’t that insane?


  • Non-removable Li-ion4000 mAh
    USB PD 3.0 21W Charging
    Qi 11W Wireless Charging

Data inputs

  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Fingerprint scanner(side mounted,always on)
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity sensor
  • Colour spectrum sensor

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  • 6.5 in (170 mm) 4K 21:9 (3840 x 1644) HDR OLED CinemaWide™ display, ~643 pixel density
    Gorilla Glass 6
    10-bit color depth

Rear Camera

  • 12.2 MP (Sony Exmor RS IMX557), f/1.7, 24mm (wide), 1/1.7″, 1.8µm, predictive Dual Pixel PDAF, 5-axis OIS
    12.2 MP (Samsung ISOCELL S5K3T2), f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, predictive Dual Pixel PDAF, 3x optical zoom, 5-axis OIS
    12.2 MP (Sony Exmor RS IMX363), f/2.2, 16mm (ultra-wide), 1/2.55″, predictive Dual Pixel PDAF
    3D iToF sensorZeiss optics, HDR, eye tracking4K@24/25/30/60/120fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps

Front camera

  • 8 MP (Samsung ISOCELL S5K4H7), f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4″, 1.0µm, 5-axis gyro-EIS, HDR Photo, Portrait selfie, Display flash, Hand and Smile Shutter

The Sony Xperia 1 II has amazing camera quality for taking beautiful pictures and videos.


  • Front Stereo speakers and 3.5 mm headphone jack
    4 Pole
    Cirrus Logic CS35L41 Speaker Amp x2
    High-Resolution Audio
    High-Resolution Audio Wireless
    360 Reality Audio hardware decoding
    Dolby Atmos tuned by Don’t pictures and Sony music
    DSEE Ultimate
    Stereo Recording
    Qualcomm® aptX™
    Qualcomm® aptX™ HD
    Qualcomm® aptX™ adaptive
    Qualcomm® aptX™ TWS+



  • Wi-Fi 802.11802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5GHz)
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • USB-C
    GOS with Assisted GPS
    1seg (SO-51A and SOG01 models only)
    Mobile FeliCa/Osaifu-keitai(SO-51A and SOG01 models only)

The Sony Xperia 1 II


  • 1P65/IP68 Water/dust resistant
    PS4 Remote Play
    DUALSHOCK®4 Control compatibility
    Game Enhancer
    Dynamic Vibration System

It has an amazing water and dust resistance system/build which makes for a long lasting, durable phone to give you joy whenever you use the device instead of having you worry.

I mentioned gaming earlier, not only is it the best for mobile gaming, it is also compatible with the PS4 for wonderful gaming experiences and so many more.

This is an amazing phone that is worth getting. The cost for the Sony Xperia 1 II here in Nigeria starts from N480,000 and it can be found to buy on Jumia. Yes, expensive but worth its salt.

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