This week in Android: Sony Xperia 1 II review, OnePlus 8 giveaway

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We like the Sony Xperia 1 II.

In a departure from previous phones, Sony decided to implement some continuity with their latest phone and their popular camera lines. No, that doesn’t mean there is a monster camera sensor on the new Sony Xperia 1 II, but there are some serious controls for the three 12MP sensors that are installed. Set to 16mm, 24mm, and 70mm, the three sensors basically have a clean sweep from your ultra-wide shots up to your telephoto images.

You’ll find a headphone jack on this phone, which makes us very happy, and there is a dedicated dual-action camera button as well. Looking at this phone will be a little different, as they continue to offer a 21:9 aspect ratio. Being 6.5-inches and shaped excellently to watch those 21:9 movies is fun, but even better is the 4K resolution, making the Xperia 1 II one of the best phones around to watch movies on.

Plenty of other specs are top-tier or better on the Xperia 1 II. You’ll enjoy great performance, lots of storage space, water and dust resistance, solid battery life, and wireless charging. Check it out:

  • Sony Xperia 1 II review
  • Sony Xperia 1 II vs the Huawei P40 Pro camera shootout
  • Sony Xperia 1 II vs the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus camera shootout

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    • Some of that money — Rumor: Galaxy Note 20 series could launch at a lower price than the Note 10
    • Musical beans — Samsung’s true wireless Galaxy Buds X edge closer to launch
    • International incident? — Why India is boycotting Chinese apps and technology
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  • iPad killer? — Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus specs leak, teasing a huge battery, larger screen
  • Nice cameras — These could be the first real-world pictures of the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
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Deals of the week:

  • Our pick for device deal of the week: 3 months of Sirius radio and an Echo Dot for $1!
  • Our AA TechDeals deal of the week: Social distancing with Rosetta Stone for $199

OnePlus 8 international giveaway

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This week, we’re giving away a brand new OnePlus 8 smartphone. Google’s current flagship device. Enter this week’s Sunday giveaway for your chance to win!

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