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Sony Xperia 1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 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. Views about the reliability and usability are on the whole positive. The design and performance also get good feedback, whereas opinions about the price and camera are different. Many are critical 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 (

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 (

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

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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 (

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

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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 (

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 : Julian Chokkattu (

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 (

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

Expert review by : Nick Todorov (

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

Price comparison for Sony Xperia 1

  Store     Price
Sony Xperia 1 SIM Free Unlocked UK Smartphone, 6...
Experience the world’s first 4K OLED display on a smartphone
£384.00 TO SHOP
Sony Xperia 5, 6.1” FHD+ HDR OLED 21:9 Display...
21:9 CinemaWide display, 6.1" FHD+ HDR OLED (2520x1080) - Watch your movies and TV shows reproduced in pro...
£684.00 TO SHOP
Sony Xperia L4 -6.2" 21:9 Wide display | Triple lens...
21:9 Wide 6.2” display
£169.00 TO SHOP
Sony Xperia XZ3 SIM Free Unlocked UK Smartphone 6"...
Experience HDR OLED. Sony’s BRAVIA TV technology in your hand.
£699.00 TO SHOP
Sony Xperia 10 Plus 6.5 Inch 21:9 Full HD+ display...
Immersive movie watching with 21: 9. The same aspect ratio your favourite movies are recorded in
£335.00 TO SHOP
Sony Xperia L3 5.7 Inch 18:9 Full HD+ display...
See more of the movies, TV shows, pictures and entertainment you love with a large 5.7” HD+ display.
£167.00 TO SHOP
Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra 6-Inch 32 GB Android O UK SIM...
dual front camera system with night portrait flash with 16MP Optical Image Stabilization and also a 8MP...
£199.00 TO SHOP
Sony Xperia L1 Sim Free Smartphone - White
Signature Sony design, with a large 5.5” HD display and rounded frame that feels great in your hand
£99.00 TO SHOP
Sony Xperia XA1 SIM-Free Smartphone - Black
23MP rear camera with Hybrid autofocus and 0.6S quick capture
£69.00 TO SHOP
Sony Xperia 10 6 Inch 21:9 Full HD+ display Android...
Immersive movie watching with 21:9. The same aspect ratio your favourite movies are recorded in.
£294.00 TO SHOP
Carsy Electronics Sony Xperia 1 - 128 GB, Purple
A cinema in your pocketWe use our phones for pretty much everything these days, so when you're spending...
£862.00 TO SHOP
Carsy Electronics Sony Xperia 1 - 128 GB, Black
A cinema in your pocketWe use our phones for pretty much everything these days, so when you're spending...
£862.00 TO SHOP
Carsy Electronics Sony Xperia 10 - 64 GB, Black
A screen that does your movies justiceIncredible movies deserve an incredible display to match. The...
£263.00 TO SHOP
Carsy Electronics Sony Xperia 5 - 128 GB, Blue
Full HD+ OLED displayUse your phone for pretty much everything? Don't spend your time squinting at a blurry...
£710.00 TO SHOP
Carsy Electronics Sony Xperia 5 - 128 GB, Grey
Full HD+ OLED displayUse your phone for pretty much everything? Don't spend your time squinting at a blurry...
£710.00 TO SHOP
Carsy Electronics Sony Xperia L3 - 32 GB, Silver
Durable screen that can survive a drop or two Delve into a world of great entertainment on the Sony Xperia...
£172.00 TO SHOP

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