Sony Xperia 1 Review – A True Contender [Video]

Sony Xperia 1 Review – A True Contender [Video]

Sony’s mobile division isn’t going great, and it’s sadly been that way for a while. Still, the company continues to pump out interesting smartphones. These devices aren’t on the radar for most people, but they do still have their fans. XDA TV’s Daniel Marchena is one of them as he came away extremely impressed with the company’s latest flagship, the Sony Xperia 1.

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Daniel recently published his full 21-minute video review of the Sony Xperia 1. This phone is another in Sony’s recent line of devices that feature tall 21:9 displays. But unlike the Xperia 10, the Xperia 1 has top of the line specs in nearly every category. Daniel praises the great feel of the device and perfect button placement. He calls the camera “authentic” for not adding a bunch of extra gimmicks. The display is great, especially when watching 4K HDR content.


Daniel calls it the “best Xperia to date,” but even that undersells it. The Xperia 1 can stand up to its premium competition, which hasn’t always been the case with Sony phones. Watch the full review below to hear Daniel’s thoughts on the device.

Category Sony Xperia 1
Dimensions 167 x 72 x 8.2mm
Design Corning Gorilla Glass 6, Side sense, Multi-window UI
Display 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED, 21:9, X1 chip for mobile, Creator mode
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Memory 6GB RAM
Storage 128GB, expandable with microSD up to 512GB
Rear Cameras Wide-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 Camera 8MP
Battery 3,330mAh
Charging USB PD 3.0
Audio Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res audio, DSEE HX, LDAC, Stereo speakers, Stereo sound recording, Smart amplifier, Sony’s Dynamic Vibration System
Software Android 9 Pie
Connectivity NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, 5CA LTE, Cat. 19 LTE, 4×4 MIMO, Wi-Fi 802.11a/ac/b/g/n
Ports and Buttons Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C (USB 3.1), No 3.5mm headphone jack
Water resistance IP65/68
Colors Black, Grey, White, Purple

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Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

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

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