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Sony Xperia XZ1 / Sony Xperia XZ1 Dual F8342

alaTest has collected and analyzed 589 reviews of Sony Xperia XZ1 / Sony Xperia XZ1 Dual F8342. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The camera and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reception. Many are critical about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XZ1 / Sony Xperia XZ1 Dual F8342 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1

 

Sony Xperia XZ1 review, release date: Sony has unveiled the Xperia XZ1 with an HDR display, Android Oreo and a fancy 3D scanning camera. But is it good?

Smart, simple look ; High-end CPU ; Fast

Large for a 5.2in screen phone ; So-so battery life ; Much cheaper phones are as good ; 3D face scanning useless for most people

The Sony Xperia XZ1 is home to Qualcomm’s top-end Snapdragon 835 processor. It’s one of the main upgrades over the Xperia XZ, which has a Snapdragon 820.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review

 

Android on a small scale has never looked better

Plenty of power ; Android Oreo out of the box ; The only small-size flagship Android worth your time

Screen is still only 720p ; Camera has processing problems ; Bezels are on the big side

This bantamweight champion of Android phones might pulls a few punches, but there’s nothing better for its size

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia XZ1 review

 

3D scanning smarts can't save this merely functional flagship

Brings HDR to Full HD for the first time ; Delivers performance you’d expect ; Android Oreo out of the box

Same design we’ve seen for years ; 3D scanning is a gimmick ; Camera has familiar processing issues

It’s clever, but 3D scanning tech alone does not make a killer phone. The XZ1 just feels like more of the same, and that’s not enough any more

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 preview: Classic design, upgraded hardware

 

Sony announced three new smartphones at consumer electronics show IFA, including two flagship devices that will "complement" the spec-stacked Xperia

The Sony Xperia XZ1 refines the design of the Xperia XZ and XZs to deliver a more seamless finish that's not only nice enough to look at, but nice and solid to hold too. The design isn't as exciting as some of the rival flagship smartphones out there,...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : John McCann (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 review

 

Sony copies and pastes another flagship that's solid, if unspectacular

Dust- and water-resistant ; HDR display great for video ; First phone with Android 8 Oreo

Dated and bezel-heavy design ; Camera not as good as rivals ; High price, yet 'only' Full HD display

The Sony Xperia XZ1 is just as solid, and just as frustrating, as its recent predecessors. Sony has made another flagship smartphone that gets the core elements right – display, camera, battery, power – but none really excel.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : James Peckham (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review

 

The best small-form-factor Android returns

Small form factor ; Running Android Oreo ; Top-notch performance

Only 32GB of storage ; Tired design ; No wireless charging

The Xperia XZ1 Compact may look similar to previous phones from Sony, but it packs a punch and is perhaps the best small-form-factor Android phone around right now, making it a great choice if you want a device you can use one-handed.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review: Size doesn’t matter, and the price shrinks

 

Sony's Xperia XZ1 Compact squeezes top-end features into a 4.6in smartphone, at a flagship-besting price

Superior performance ; Great battery life ; Fantastic display

Gimmicky 3D scanning ; Pricey

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact faces stiff competition, sure, coming up against such smartphones as the excellent OnePlus 5 and Nokia 8, but its unique approach (at least among Android smartphones) is sure to win it fans industry-wide. If you prefer your...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Review: The little smartphone that could

 

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review: Ever wanted the power of Sony's latest XZ1 flagship in a smaller form factor? The Xperia XZ1 Compact could be for you...

Small and powerful ; Great audio capabilities ; Excellent performance ; Outstanding battery life

Clunky, dated design ; No HDR display ; Buggy software

Sony has restored the good name of its Compact range with this latest offering. The £499 asking price takes you most of the way to the full flagship experience offered up by standard Xperia XZ1, with the last £100 difference manifesting in the XZ1...

Sep, 2017

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Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XZ1 review: Can 3D image scanning sell a mid-range smartphone?

 

Sony's Xperia XZ1 brings 3D image scanning to smartphones, but is it worth your cash?

Stunning display ; Performance as good as 2017's other flagships

Pricey ; Gimmicky 3D-scanning tech ; Mediocre battery life

And with the Galaxy S8 finally dipping below £550, the Xperia XZ1 is impossible to recommend. Should Sony’s latest take a nosedive in price in the near future, I might be more inclined to suggest it, but as it stands the Xperia XZ1 isn’t worth the...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review

 

Sony continues to offer an Android rival to smaller iPhones, this time with upgraded specs. Here's our in-depth review of the Xperia XZ1 Compact, which is now on sale in the UK.

There might not be any one thing that's overly exciting about the new XZ1 phones. However, the Compact model is particularly attractive and almost unique in the Android market. It provides top-notch specs in a smaller package and includes waterproofing...

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2700
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):12 / 13
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
ISO sensitivity:1600, 4000, 6400, 12800 / 1600, 4000, 6400, 12800, Auto
Maximum frame rate:960
Multi-shot:Y
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):19
Rear camera type:Single camera
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.22
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
Head SAR (EU):0.8

Design

Brand colour:Moonlit Blue / Venus Pink / Warm Silver
Colour name:Moonlit Blue
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Pink / Silver
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP65 / IP68
Product colour:Black
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.2
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours / 65536 colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:ALAC,DSD,FLAC,LPCM / ALAC,DSD,FLAC,LPCM,MP3
Speakers:STEREO

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:N / Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 540
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.9
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.35 / 2.45
Processor Model:835

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:8 / 8.0 / O
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:microSDXC
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail,Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.4 / 7.9
Height :148 / 156
Weight:155 / 156
Width:73 / 77