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Sony Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II’s prices in Malaysia revealed

by Vyncent ChanOctober 12, 2020
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Sony announced a pretty impressive videography beast in the form of the Sony Xperia 1 II, and then announced the gaming-oriented Sony Xperia 5 II. While they are both currently still unavailable in Malaysia, Sony Malaysia has listed the pricing on the local landing page for both flagships.

Sony Xperia 1 II design

Both the Sony Xperia 1 II and Sony Xperia 5 II are powered by the Snapdragon 865, so the only differentiating factor are their displays, camera features and wireless charging. With a rather significant RM900 gap between the two devices, you might want to pay a bit more attention to the following table though.

Sony Xperia 1 II vs Sony Xperia 5 II Specs

Sony Xperia 1 II Sony Xperia 5 II
Processor Snapdragon 865, octa-core up to 2.84GHz, 7nm
RAM 8GB
Storage 256GB, expandable up to 1TB microSDXC
Display 6.5″ 4K (3840 x 1644) HDR OLED, 21:9
Creator mode
DCI-P3 100%
Illuminant D65 white point
10-bit
6.1″ FHD+ (2520 x 1080) HDR 120Hz OLED, 21:9
240Hz motion blur reduction
Creator mode
DCI-P3 100%
Illuminant D65 white point
10-bit
Rear Camera 12MP f/1.7, OIS
12MP f/2.4 3x telephoto, OIS
12MP f/2.2 0.6x ultra-wide
ZEISS T* Coating
Cinematography Pro
Optical SteadyShot
3D iToF
4K HDR 24/25/30/60 video
12MP f/1.7, OIS
12MP f/2.4 3x telephoto, OIS
12MP f/2.2 0.6x ultra-wide
ZEISS T* Coating
Cinematography Pro
Optical SteadyShot
4K HDR 24/25/30/60/120 video
Selfie Camera 8MP f/2.0 selfie cam
Battery 4000mAh
USB-PD fast charging
Qi wireless charging
4000mAh
USB-PD fast charging
Price RM4999 RM4099

With the Sony Xperia 5 II, you seem to be getting most of the features of the Sony Xperia 1 II, with the exception being the sweet 4K display, 3D iToF sensor and Qi wireless charging, for RM900 less. But on the bright side, you are getting a faster 120Hz display, and you can even record 4K 120Hz slow-mo to match your display. The latter will probably be added to the Sony Xperia 1 II sometime down the road, considering that both appear to share the same hardware across the board.

Sony-Xperia-5-II-malaysia-release

The Sony Xperia 1 II is slated to arrive in Malaysia by November, while the Xperia 5 II is scheduled to go on sale this December. For now, availability is listed as coming soon. If you aren’t limited by a budget, which device will you choose, and why? Let us know!

Pokdepinion: I think I would get the Xperia 5 II as I somewhat doubt I will need a 4K display. But then again, I do love my wireless charging…

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.