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Sony Xperia 1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of Sony Xperia 1. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and reliability are generally positive. The design and performance are also appreciated. The price and camera get mixed views. Some have doubts about the usability and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia 1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Julian Chokkattu (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Xperia 1 review: One for the fans

 

Sony's Xperia 1 smartphone is svelte, tall, modern, and powerful. The 21:9 aspect ratio means you get a cinematic viewing experience. It's too bad there are several other shortcomings, such as a lackluster camera, unimpressive battery life, and far too...

Speedy performance ; Clean and easy-to-use Android interface ; Cinema Pro offers cinematic video ; Excellent 4K display ; Tall screen size is unique and useful

The Sony Xperia 1’s cinematic 4K screen is fantastic. The rest? Not so much

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Robert Jones (t3.com)

Sony Xperia 1 review: the best phone in the world for watching movies

 

Sony plays to its strengths and the results are impressive

Premium, mature design ; Excellent 21:9 4K HDR OLED screen ; Rapid Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor ; Refreshingly stock Android 9.0 Pie OS ; Immersive Dolby Atmos audio ; IP65/IP68 dust and waterproof rated

Battery life is disappointing ; Camera system is beaten by rivals ; Fingerprint sensor feels inconsistent ; No wireless charging

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia 1 review: Breaking new ground?

 

Sony is looking to stand out from the crowd with its latest flagship - the Xperia 1 - by offering a 21:9 aspect ratio screen with 4K resolution.

Great display for watching movies ; Interesting design ; Good quality of build

Camera app isn't great and performance could be better ; Battery life is a little short

An interesting phone with a 21:9 aspect ratio 4K display that lends itself watching movies, which is where this Xperia sets itself apart from the masses. There's plenty of power and enough elsewhere to keep this phone competitive, but the camera app is...

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia 1 hands-on review

 

A 4K OLED HDR display in a flagship phone for the first time

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Tom Bedford (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia 1 review

 

Sony’s smartphone division has seen better days – recent offerings like the Sony Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus haven’t exactly wowed us, and the company’s decision to produce all its handsets with 21:9 aspect ratio screens seemed...

21:9 aspect ratio actually has uses now Impressive chipset and performance Film-making app is a big draw

The display's max brightness is too dim Battery life could be a lot better Fingerprint sensor seems unreliable

The Sony Xperia 1 is a solid improvement on most of Sony’s recent smartphones – it has a few mis-steps and annoyances, but it’ll be of particularly interest to movie buffs or budding film-makers.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Tom Bedford (techradar.com)

Hands on: Hands on: Sony Xperia 1 review

 

A phone made for film-makers

Premium design ; Top-end internals ; Focus on video recording

Uncertain on 21:9 ; Relatively small battery ; Low max screen brightness

The Sony Xperia 1 features a uniquely impressive display on paper, but it means the phone is longer than some will expect or like. Everything else on the Xperia 1 looks to make a solid smartphone, but a few areas like a small battery may limit its run...

Jun, 2019

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia 1 review: Sony’s best smartphone is also its most expensive

 

Sony's Xperia 1 is the first flagship smartphone with a 21:9 screen, but you'll find a handful of interesting features if you dig deeper

Superb triple camera ; 4K 21:9 screen looks lovely ; Performance is rock solid

Disappointing battery life ; Issues with video stabilisation

In the end, the Xperia 1 is a high-end smartphone that’s filled to the brim with positives. The 21:9 OLED screen is simply a joy to stare at, the camera outperforms the competition in most scenarios, and performance is right up there with the very best...

Nov, 2019

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Expert review by : Henry Burrell (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia 1

 

Sony has decided that if it isn't going to sell many phones, it might as well sell a niche phone to a specific audience. On these terms, the Xperia 1 is a success

Expert review by : Nick Todorov (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia 1 Review

 

The Xperia 1 is more than just Sony's latest flagship phone. It is the catalyst in the company's transformative turn in a new direction – one that would hopefully bring the Xperia brand back on the radar. It is the first Sony phone with a triple camera...

Beautiful display; Versatile triple camera setup; Fast, clean software; Solid, classic design; Stereo speakers sound very clear (but lack bass)

Camera software feels unfinished; Unreliable fingerprint scanner; No wireless charging

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Josh Johnson (geekspin.co)

Sony Xperia 1 is incredibly tall and ideal for movie watching

 

At Mobile World Congress, Sony showcased its newest flagship phone called the Xperia 1. The phone features a rather unique and rather tall display with an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio. This 6.5-inch CinemaWide screen is

The phone features an unusually tall display with an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio

Feb, 2019

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