Sony Xperia 1

Sony Xperia 1

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Previously known as Sony Xperia XZ4, Sony Xperia 1 was expected to be launched in June 2019. This flagship phone by Sony succeeds the Xperia XZ2 Premium by offering a 21:9 aspect screen. The phone is tall and has a slender frame. Xperia 1 will come with a screen size of 6.5 inches and a resolution of 1644 x 3840 pixels. With a thickness of 8.2mm, this phone weighs 180gm. It is the first smartphone with a 4K HDR OLED screen and 21:9 ratio. The phone is all about display and performance. In order to protect the front and back glass, Sony has provided the screen with Corning Gorilla glass 6. And, the side of the phone is the aluminum frame. The OLED capacitive touchscreen makes swapping between apps a smooth experience. The split-screen feature really comes into handy while multitasking. The phone runs on the latest version of Android i.e. Android v9.0 (pie) and is powered by Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) paired with 6GB of RAM. The Adreno 640 GPU of the Xperia 1 allows it to provide flawless performance while playing games. The phone features a triple camera (12 MP + 12 MP +12 MP) in the rear and an 8 MP single camera in the front. Both front and rear cameras are powered by Exmor-RS CMOS sensor. It has an internal storage of 128 GB but can be expanded up to 512 GB using a microSD card. The price of the mobile phone is still not announced but we can expect it to be somewhere around 1000 Euros. Let us get a detailed review of Sony Xperia 1 here in this article to harness your buying skills.


Design and Display: The best part about this phone is its height and slenderness. This slim smartphone has a height of 167mm. The notch display of the phone surely stands out from its competition. The triluminous display provides unmatchable display experience to its users. Even in broad daylight, the HDR screen will give you great visuals. There’s a corning gorilla glass 6 on the front and rear. The vertical triple camera at the top of the back of the phone delivers a premium finish. For better connectivity, Sony has added bezel on the top of the phone. The dedicated camera button is at the same place as other Xperia models. Just below the power button, you can find a fingerprint sensor. The 6.5-inch display with 4K resolution can give amazing experience while playing games. The phone can be found in black, grey, purple, and white colors. You can find USB Type-C charger port and speaker at the bottom of the phone. The phone doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Software and Hardware Feature: As mentioned above, the phone runs on Android v9.0 (pie). This device is not 5G compatible, though it runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. It has a hybrid slot which means users can either opt for dual sim or a single sim and a microSD card. The multi-window UI allows users to run two apps simultaneously, one at the top of the screen and other at the bottom. In order to provide quick access to the frequently used apps, Sony has added side sense feature. Users can tap on the right-hand side of the display to launch side sense. It also has a game enhancer which blocks notifications and pop-ups while playing games. It has an IP68 rating for dust and water protection which means the phone is safe in water under a depth of 1m up to 30 minutes. The game enhancer also releases RAM to provide you with best gaming experience. Other features of Xperia 1 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, and NFC. The phone is packed with a fingerprint sensor (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, compass, and barometer.

Performance: The powerful Snapdragon 855 chipset delivers flawless performance while multitasking and playing games for a prolonged period of time. Adreno 640 GPU paired with octa-core processor can handle complex tasks very easily. The octa-core CPU of the phone consists of one 2.84 GHz Kyro 485, three 2.42 GHz of Kyro 485, and four 1.8 GHz of Kyro 485 processors. With 6GB of RAM, there is very less chance of lagging and slowing down of the phone.

Battery: The latest Sony Xperia 1 comes with a non-removable Li-Polymer 3330 mAh battery. This phone has a type-C charging port and it also features fast battery charging (18W, USB power delivery 2.0). In order to provide better battery life, Sony provides a lot of software such as stamina mode. Despite having a glass back, Xperia 1 doesn’t feature wireless charging.

Camera: The triple camera on the rear can click some mesmerizing pictures. The three 12 MP cameras include a wide lens with optical image stabilization, a telephoto lens with OIS, and a super wide lens. According to the company, the raw image will deliver significant noise reduction and will feature eye-tracking autofocus. They have also included a new feature called look for color and gamut settings. The other camera features include LED flash, panorama mode, and HDR mode. It allows the user to record a 2160p video from the rear camera at 24/30 fps and 1080p at 60fps. It features an 8 MP front camera with a wide lens (24mm). Users can click pictures in HDR mode. The front camera can record 1080p video at 30fps. If you love clicking pictures, Sony will not let you down.


Compared to other phones such as Samsung and Xiaomi, Sony is a little different. If you love watching movies in your smartphone, the 21:9 aspect ratio of the screen along with 4K HDR OLED display has some serious potential. The premium features of Xperia 1 is all worth the money.


• Screen aspect ratio (21:9)
• Great Display
• Game Enhancer Mode


• No wireless charging
• No 3.5mm headphone jack

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Technical Detal

Place of Manufacture



Dual SIM 4G+4G

Operating System



SD855 Octa Core 2.84GHz

Display Size


Display Resolution

1644 x 3840

Internal Memory (RAM)

6 GB

Internal Memory (ROM)

128 GB

*Back Camera Pixel*

12MP + 12MP + 12MP

Front Camera Pixel


Battery Capacity


Water & Dust resistance




HSPA (Download/ Upload)

HSDPA 42.2Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps

* Support Memory card*


* Date Transfer*

LTE (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,19,20,25,26,28,29,32,34,38,39,40,41,46,66,)

WLAN (Wi-Fi)

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac



Fingerprint Sensor


Dual-Sim Dual-Standby


Sim Card Type


Weight (with battery / g)


Dimension (Wx H xD mm)



1-year warranty: labour + parts