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Sony Xperia 1 V

Sony Xperia 1 V
alaScore 94

44 reviews

Jun, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Sony Xperia 1 V. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and screen. The design and camera are also mentioned favorably. The reception and usability get negative views.

performance, camera, design, screen, battery

price, usability, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia 1 V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Alan Martin (

Sony Xperia 1 V Review


The Sony Xperia 1 V is a superb phone that barely puts a foot wrong – it's just too expensive, even for a flagship.

Speedy performance with top-notch internals ; Brilliant sound with a dedicated headphone jack ; Superb stamina with multi-day battery life

It’s as expensive as non-folding phones get ; Bloatware is insulting in a phone this expensive ; Textured glass back feels a lot like plastic

The Sony Xperia 1 V is a superb phone that barely puts a foot wrong. It’s lightning-fast with a great screen, enviable battery life and a superb camera array. You might quibble with the design, which remains an acquired taste, but it does everything...

Jun, 2023

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Sony Xperia 1 V review: the good, the niche and the pricey


The Xperia 1 V is the ultimate audio, photo, and video enthusiast's phone – but can it woo the mainstream?

Premium styling ; Great performance ; Advanced camera features ; 3.5mm headphone jack

Very expensive ; Complicated camera system ; Battery is good – not great ; No Android update commitment

The Xperia 1 V is Sony's first do-it-all flagship in a while with no red flags – except for that price tag. Costing more than either the S Pen-toting Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra or Apple iPhone 14 Pro, the Xperia 1 V needs to be superb to beat them. In...

Jun, 2023

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony Xperia 1 V review


Sony's flagship smartphone is still about as cinematic as a phone can be

Cinematic picture for a smartphone ; New design looks and feels great ; Wired and wireless audio compatibility

Tall screen can be awkward at times ; Expensive

Sony’s cinematic flagship smartphone impresses us once again, with upgrades in all the key areas

Jun, 2023

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (

Sony Xperia 1 V review: The master camera finally gets night mode


Sony's latest flagship brings some welcome changes, but is it still too expensive?

Textured back and grooved sides make it easy to grip ; Fantastic OLED display ; Smooth performance and good battery life ; Really versatile camera system

It's expensive ; Ultrawide camera could be better ; Complicated camera software

The Sony Xperia 1 V is designed for something of a niche audience. It's too expensive and has a camera system that's pretty complicated. However, if you find true-to-life camera results preferable to the mainstream saturated approach, or want...

Aug, 2023

Expert review by : Dominic Preston (

Sony Xperia 1 V review


The Sony Xperia 1 V is a classic Sony flagship: incredibly powerful, incredibly complicated, and only likely to appeal to committed Sony-philes

Excellent performance ; Beautiful slim, textured design ; Stunning 4K HDR display

Camera is complicated and difficult to use well ; Slow charging ; Uncertain long-term software support ; Needlessly expensive

The Xperia 1 V is more of the same from Sony: a powerful, expensive flagship phone that’s destined to only appeal to a small niche. If you love Sony’s proper cameras and want a phone that mimics them, you may well love it – but otherwise you should...

Jun, 2023

Expert review by : Tom Morgan-Freelander (

Sony Xperia 1 V review: fan favourite


Sony's latest 'greatest hits' flagship, the Xperia 1 V debuts an all-new camera sensor that brings major low light improvements

All the manual modes a pro snapper or videographer could want ; Stunning screen and great sound ; Last of the old guard for fan favourite features

Cameras not as point-and-shoot friendly as rivals ; Charging speeds are merely average ; Serious money

Another zero-compromise flagship that borrows its best bits from each Sony division. Shoots fantastic stills and videos if you put in the effort – but not everyone will want to.

May, 2023

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Sony Xperia 1 V


Of the Xperia 1 V's many welcome features, it's the high-quality camera system that truly stands out. Improvements for this fifth-generation flagship 'phone can be found in the sensor technology, which incorporates the new ‘Exmor T for mobile', a...

Expert review by : Esmond Xu (

Sony Xperia 1 V review: Grippier body, same polarising aspect ratio - Techgoondu Sony Xperia 1 V review: Grippier body, same polarising aspect ratio


The Sony Xperia 1 V has improved on its predecessor and it would be easily recommendable if not for its price and aspect ratio. The Sony Xperia 1 V has improved on its predecessor and it would be easily recommendable if not for its price and aspect ratio.

Dec, 2023

Expert review by : GSMArena Team (

Sony Xperia 1 V review


There are many flagship phones to choose from nowadays, but there is just one made for both casual and professional photographers. It's the one with a...

Classic design, lightweight, top-notch ingress protection.

No charger and no cable in the box.

Everything boils down to whether the Xperia 1 V checks the most boxes on your list - if it does, we are sure you will not regret getting it.

May, 2023

Expert review by : Simon Hill (

Review: Sony Xperia 1 V


Sure it's got a complex camera and plenty of stamina, but it's more expensive than any iPhone.

Gorgeous 4K display. Incredibly grippy. Good battery life. Headphone port and microSD card slot. Physical camera button and manual mode.

Too expensive. Nothing else comes in the box. Camera app is confusing. Lackluster software update policy.

Jul, 2023