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Sony Xperia 1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 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. People are impressed by the reliability and usability. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the price and camera are different, and many are negative about the 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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

Jul, 2020

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

 

Update: One of the most interesting features of the Sony Xperia 1 is its Cinema Pro app, that lets you film 21:9 4K footage as though you're using a Sony Alpha camera.  Budding tech enthusiasts that we are, we knew we couldn't review the phone and...

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 (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

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : David Phelan (avforums.com)

Sony Xperia 1 Review

 

Sony's 2019 flagship serves up a 4K HDR OLED display in a 21:9 design and adds a side mounted fingerprint sensor and versatile camera setup for both stills and video. Does the screen set it apart...

Striking design ; Excellent fingerprint unlock ; Outstanding display ; Versatile cameras

Screen could be brighter ; Very occasional slow response

Aug, 2019

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 : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Sony Xperia 1 review: tall phone falls short

 

Sony's best phone yet still isn't worth the price.

Unique screen size ; Great color reproduction ; Cinema Pro 4K video shooting app

Too expensive ; Cameras are only average ; Screen is too dim

Instead, I’m just bummed. The Xperia 1 is a really nice phone, the kind that makes you think maybe Sony shouldn’t lower its ambitions in mobile. But for $950, I expect more. You should, too.

Jul, 2019
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