Sony arrived at IFA 2019 offering few products, but of great quality. The most prominent were its new phone Xperia 5, as well as two new proposals for headphones, the WH-1000XM2 and WF-1000 XM2 with a remarkable noise cancellation.
Sony Xperia 5
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The Sony Xperia line continues to offer us phones with exceptional cinematography and transmission capabilities. The Xperia 5 is designed for professionals to have a good camera in a compact, lightweight and elegant package.
It has HDR support and has an aspect ratio of 21: 9 on a 6.1-inch OLED screen with 2,520 x 1,080 pixels. Its compact body weighs 14 grams less than the Xperia 1.
Its triple camera comes with 12 MP lenses and image stabilization. It also has artificial intelligence capabilities of Sony called Alpha, which allow the camera lens to identify and maintain the focus such as the eye of a human being. Another telescopic lens is 52 mm and a large third of 35 mm provides great video and photographic capabilities.
The phone is also able to pass the content made with SDR technology to HDR thanks to a remastering. Thus, online content can be seen with improvements in its colors, clarity and contrast. In addition, Dolby Atmos technology provide excellent immersive audio quality.
These capabilities are possible thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and 6 GB of RAM. It has a 3,140 mAh battery and 128 GB storage. Its exterior is still something similar to the Xperia 1.
This device will cost $ 799 dollars and be available for reservations as of September 9.
WH-1000XM2 and WF-1000XM2 headphones
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Sony expanded its range of noise canceling headphones. In addition to the totally wireless WF-1000XM3 and the popular WH-1000XM3, the firm is proposing an updated version of its wireless model with noise cancellation technology called WI-1000XM2.
The WI-1000XM2 has a new noise cancellation processor called QN1, which has “the best signal-to-noise ratio” and low distortion, making it ideal for portable devices, as proposed by the brand.
It has two microphones in each headset to facilitate noise cancellation and there is also a microphone on the cord that allows you to use the headset to make calls from your smart phone.
In addition to the microphone, there are standard buttons to increase and decrease the volume, play or pause the audio and skip songs.
The headband that holds the headphones is made of rubber and is quite flexible. It seems he can stand the toughest deal. They also come with a travel case and fold to a surprisingly small size considering the weight of the headband.
Being so small, what stands out in this range is its noise cancellation, a feature that surprises in the WI-1000XM2. Clearly, they are not as good as in a pair of headphones that cover the entire ear, such as the WH-1000XM3.
One feature they borrow from their siblings is the ambient sound mode. If you want to be able to listen to the sounds around you while listening to music, you can enable ambient sound mode. This allows microphones to capture sounds such as voices, announcements and channel these sounds on the track.
In essence, the WI-1000XM2 can be an excellent option for running or practicing other outdoor exercises, since you can enjoy your favorite content without depriving yourself of listening to danger alerts around you, such as car speakers.
In our brief test, the audio quality was pleasant, bright and well balanced without being too heavy or light in the bass. True music fans looking for the best noise cancellation experience will likely continue to be attracted to the WH-1000XM3, but for those looking for a pair of durable wireless headphones with noise cancellation, the WI-1000XM2 might be a better option. .
The WI-1000XM2 will be launched in January 2020 in Europe for 330 euros. There is still no date announced for arrival in the United States.