Sony Xperia 1 Hands-on: The Tall 4K OLED Smartphone

Sony Xperia 1 Hands-on: The Tall 4K OLED Smartphone

It’s been a while since the Sony Xperia 1 was announced (it’s still not for sale in the US), but we finally got our hands on this flagship device. XDA TV’s Daniel Marchena recently shared his unboxing and first impressions of this device. It has a lot of the typical Sony features, but there are a few “firsts” as well.

One of the big standout features of the Xperia 1 is the display. This is the first phone to feature a 4K OLED panel and it comes in the same super tall 21:9 aspect ratio that we saw on the Xperia 10 series. Sony is also doing triple rear cameras this time with a standard, wide-angle, and telephoto (all 12MP).

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That’s the main story with the phone: display and cameras. The Xperia doesn’t utilize the full 4K resolution when you’re navigating the UI, but it will automatically switch to 4K when playing videos and other content. It looks great and the cameras seem really good too. Daniel will have more about this device coming soon, so stay tuned.

CategorySony Xperia 1
Dimensions167 x 72 x 8.2mm
DesignCorning Gorilla Glass 6, Side sense, Multi-window UI
Display6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED, 21:9, X1 chip for mobile, Creator mode
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 855
Memory6GB RAM
Storage128GB, expandable with microSD up to 512GB
Rear CamerasWide-Angle: 12MP 26mm OIS, Dual PD
Telephoto: 12MP 52mm OIS
Super Wide-Angle: 12MP 16mm
BIONZ X for mobile, 4K HDR recording, Cinema Pro
Front Camera8MP
ChargingUSB PD 3.0
AudioDolby Atmos, Hi-Res audio, DSEE HX, LDAC, Stereo speakers, Stereo sound recording, Smart amplifier, Sony’s Dynamic Vibration System
SoftwareAndroid 9 Pie
ConnectivityNFC, Bluetooth 5.0, 5CA LTE, Cat. 19 LTE, 4×4 MIMO, Wi-Fi 802.11a/ac/b/g/n
Ports and ButtonsSide-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C (USB 3.1), No 3.5mm headphone jack
Water resistanceIP65/68
ColorsBlack, Grey, White, Purple

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Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.