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Sony Xperia 1 Reviews: World’s First 4K OLED Android Smartphone

Sony Xperia 1 android smartphone camera
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Sony Mobile unveiled its new flagship Android smartphone named Xperia 1 at the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2019 event with two other mid-rangers tagged Xperia 10 and 10 Plus. This latest smartphone features an ultra-tall 21:9 CinemaWide display. The device is also the world’s first 4K OLED Android smartphone.

Sony Mobile is taking the smartphone industry to a whole new level with its latest Xperia 1 which has entertainment and content creation as the major focus. You think Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is tall? Wait until you see this smartphone, then you can be the judge to that. Not only does Xperia 1 features a 6.5-inches (3840 x 1644) 4K OLED display, it also uses a 21:9 aspect ratio. With the CinemaWide display, you can watch your favorite movies, TV shows reproduced in pro-level colour accuracy using the “creator mode”. For lovers of good quality video entertainment and rugged content creation, Xperia 1 is rightly suited for you.

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This is why Mitsuya Kishida, President, Sony Mobile Communications, said in a statement about the latest Xperia Android smartphones and I quote “We have established a new vision for our Xperia brand to bring our customers experiences beyond imagination”. “We are continuing to push the boundaries in pursuit of innovation and our new Xperia delivers genuine technologies with a multitude of professional-grade features for creative entertainment experiences that are only possible with Sony.”

Sony Xperia 1 Camera

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Sony Xperia 1 also packs a triple 12MP + 12MP + 12MP rear camera setup that offers 2X optical zoom and very fast Eye Auto Focus. The rear cameras are designed in collaboration with expert engineers from Sony’s digital cinema camera division called CineAlta to offer the best quality cameras that can take high-quality photographs. The cameras are armed with a noise reduction and an Optical SteadyShot technology that can stabilize the sensor to resist shakes while taking a shot at an object on the move.

The front comes with an 8MP shooter that is also armed with SteadyShot technology for video and photo shot stabilization. The front shooter also features portrait selfie effects, 3D creator and a display flash for high quality selfie shots and video content creation.

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Sony Xperia 1 Performance and Battery

Sony Xperia 1 runs on Android 9.0(Pie) with the latest Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, tagging along with a 6GB of RAM for optimal performance. The device also features 128GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 512GB via microSD card.

As far as power is concerned, the Xperia 1 Android smartphone is powered by a 3,330mAh battery. The battery capacity is fair but not good enough, considering the fact that the smartphone is tailored towards entertainment lovers and content creators. More power should have been given to the device to match-up with the performance. Probably, Sony intends releasing an upgrade in the future.

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Sony Xperia 1 Expected Price and Availability

An official statement on the price of Xperia 1 has not been given by the company but a recent report from CNBC suggests that the price will start at EUR 799 (roughly Rs. 74,200). The Android smartphone will go on sale in the US from late Spring in Black and Purple colour options. The new model in the global markets will get Black, Grey, Purple, and White colour options.

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Sony Xperia Full Specifications


Display6.5″ (16.51 cm)
Storage128 GB
Camera12MP + 12MP + 12MP
Battery3330 mAh
Launch Date In IndiaFebruary 2019


Fingerprint Sensor PositionOn-screen
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
Fingerprint SensorYes


Quick ChargingYes
Operating SystemAndroid v9.0 (Pie)
Sim SlotsSingle SIM, GSM
ModelXperia 1
Sim SizeSIM1: Nano SIM2: Nano
Network4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint SensorYes


Audio JackUSB Type-C


ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 855
GraphicsAdreno 640
ProcessorOcta-core (2.84 GHz, Single core, Kryo 485 + 2.42 GHz, Tri-core, Kryo 485 + 1.8 GHz, Quad-core)
Architecture64 bit
Ram6 GB


Thickness8.2 mm
Width72 mm
Weight180 grams
WaterproofYes Water resistant, IP65, IP68
RuggednessDustproof, Waterproof
Height167 mm
ColoursBlack, Grey, Purple, White


Display TypeOLED
Aspect Ratio21:9
Bezelless DisplayYes
Pixel Density643 ppi
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass v6
Screen To Body Ratio Calculated82.27 %
Screen Size6.5 inches (16.51 cm)
Screen Resolution1644 x 3840 pixels
Touch ScreenYes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch


Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable MemoryYes Up to 512 GB


SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Camera Features5 x Digital Zoom, 2 x Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Image Resolution4000 x 3000 Pixels
SensorExmor-RS CMOS Sensor
AutofocusYes Hybrid autofocus, Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus
Shooting ModesContinuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Resolution8 MP Front Camera
Physical ApertureF2.0
Optical Image StabilisationYes
FlashYes Screen flash
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps


User ReplaceableNo
Quick ChargingYes Fast
Wireless ChargingYes
Capacity3330 mAh


WifiYes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n
Wifi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
BluetoothYes v5.0
Usb TypecYes (Doesn`t support micro-USB)
Usb ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging
Network Support4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
GpsYes with A-GPS, Glonass
Sim 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 1900(band 39) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20) / 850(band 26) / 700(band 29)3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 4G Speed: 150 Mbit/s? 1600 Mbit/s? (LTE category 19)3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ?, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ?GPRS: Available EDGE: Available
Sim SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano


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