Got the phone for testing today and was VERY positively surprised: The OLED screen is the best screen I ever had, lacking only in terms of max brightness in daylight. It's beautiful. The cameras are color accurate and VERY good, this time even the software works out nicely. Ultrawide shots get automatically perfectly angle corrected, this is awesome. Less awesome: No 21:9 photos possible, despite the phone being in that format. And the lesser Xperia 10 supposedly can do that, it boggles the mind. The size is exactly the same wideness (7,2cm) as my Xperia XZ had, it just got lengthened. The fingerprint sensor is now dead center, and as it is is not so wide you can one-hand use it, you just have to shift your hand up and down a little. The size or rather length is a problem though, it might not fit in any pocket without problems anymore, at least not without sticking out more. Battery life seems superb, but have it only for a day yet. Screen should be brighter in daylight, but it isn't, same as my XZ. All in all a very sound phone, the camera is IMO better than that of a S10, but not quite Huawei P30 Pro. Doesn't overdo software color correction and all that. It has no notch, if you want a phone without notch this one might be your best option.
Previous Xperia Z5P owner, Sony camera bad in low light, 4k screen just waste of battery prepare to charge your phone like mad, 3330 mAh battery with 4k screen? is that a joke? UI .... Leave a lot to be desired.
the only plus is it produce very good music with their ClearAudio+ & DSEE HX I yet to find any phone able to achieve that.
Anonymous, 03 Jun 2019Xperia 1 has screen from Samsung. Xperia 1 uses UFS, whick means it was made by Samsung. Sa... moreWhy is Sony using Samsung Isocell cameras in this phone ? Are they better ? More MPs ? Wider lens ? Please, no Sony fanboy answers, as I am genuinely interested.
Shui8, 03 Jun 2019Yes, both P30 Pro & Mate 20 Pro is still the low light kings in terms of photography for m... moreLow light shots has always been a problem for Sony. At present , P30 Pro and Mate 20 Pro are easily the best cameras....Unfortunately, Sony forums are always plagued by Sony fanboys. People come here to hear the pros and cons, but Sony fanboys will always say no problems and argue the facts.
gringo, 03 Jun 2019what ? 3300 mAh for 6.5 inch ! is this a joke ???No... the joke is the 1000€ price
what ? 3300 mAh for 6.5 inch ! is this a joke ???
Ali Bashir, 01 Jun 2019Nice review, wait what, p30 still the king? Have you read carefully the article, it says altho... moreYes, both P30 Pro & Mate 20 Pro is still the low light kings in terms of photography for me. If the reviewer describe Xperia 1 low lights is 'what our eyes see', than thats it, its limited. Both P30 & Mate 20 can easily get the 'what our eyes see' as well by using Pro mode. But Xperia 1 cant achieve what P30 Pro capabilities did (excellent dynamic range, highlights preservation, great contrast & minimal color degradation). U cant just fight the hardware goodies on Huawei.
Now i dont know how HDR mode on Xperia 1 results, but previous Xperia eventhough with HDR turned on in low lights, still cant catch up with the competition. I prefer the 'dramatic' & 'street style' low light photography than the 'natural' Xperia 1 provided.
The way photographers winning an award, making ads, put photos on magazine using DSLR regarding low light pics are rarely just by using 'natural' images. Its been always edited to make it looks 'dramatic', 'brighten up' (without sacrificing quality), 'stylized' to become more appealing & 'tells a story'. Thats what Huawei's Leica camera intended at the first place.
To each his own. I prefer low lights on Huawei phone & as of now no other brands made me interested.
Anonymous, 03 Jun 2019Xperia 1 has screen from Samsung.
Xperia 1 uses UFS, whick means it was made by Samsung. Sa... moreCorrect. The Oled screen is from Samsung.
Although, I thought only the 48mp camera was a Samsung Isocell.
Do you have a link for the 3 Samsung Isocell cameras used in Xperia1 ?
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2019I assume that it has UFS... right..?Sony uses UFS since XZ Premium. For flagships, of course.
Probably 2.1, since there were units at MWC and ufs 3.0 was not available yet.
Tann Hauser, 02 Jun 2019It is 60hz. 120 hz obviously activates through game enhancer performance mode toggle only, if ... moreIf it can go 120Hz when necessary, it means it is 120.
At least it is not locked by kernel like all X series.
Ali Bashir, 03 Jun 2019It could be LG mostly, but trust me Sony doesn't get anything Samsung made, at least directly,... moreXperia 1 has screen from Samsung.
Xperia 1 uses UFS, whick means it was made by Samsung. Samsung is also the biggest supplier of RAM memory for cellphones.
Xperia 1 has 3 out of 4 cameras using isocell. Only main cam is exmor.
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2019When Sony Mobile orders themscreens, the manufacturer has to do according to what they ask. ... moreIt could be LG mostly, but trust me Sony doesn't get anything Samsung made, at least directly, since Samsung basically is a manufacturing facility for a lot of other companies.
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2019Even sony A7 R3 can't produce true to life images. Your comment make me laugh.Well nothing more laughable than you the trio Anonymous camping on this page dropping random negative comments and replies, have you read my comment carefully or the comment which i am replying or at least the related article, the statement of "true to life photos" didn't come from me it is the review or article we are debating about.
Had my UK version for a couple of days now, battery so far seems to be around 6 hours SoT before hitting 5%.
Shellyman Infinity, 02 Jun 2019Interesting, it does says on their Chinese site. That's cool of Sony, I hope they enable 60hz ... moreIt is 60hz. 120 hz obviously activates through game enhancer performance mode toggle only, if a game supports it. Same as 4k screen res only automaticaly activates if content is actualy 4k.
Both neat smart screen tech, that saves battery resources, and activates screen enhancements only when needed.
No need for options menus and toggles like other.
I assume that it has UFS... right..?
Anonymous, 02 Jun 2019Well, you can thank LG or Samsung for that great 120hz OLED screen. Sony doesn't any OLED scre... moreWhen Sony Mobile orders themscreens, the manufacturer has to do according to what they ask.
The LCD can be from JDi, LG or Sharp. But all have to do exactly same screen. And add the Quantum dots for wider gamut.
XZ3 has Oled from LG, 1 has oled from Samsung.
Tann Hauser, 02 Jun 2019Add to that first 120 hz mobile oled screen, by statement from official HK Sony Xperia 1 page,... moreInteresting, it does says on their Chinese site. That's cool of Sony, I hope they enable 60hz for basic tasks.
Tann Hauser, 02 Jun 2019The 120 hz screen statement is back again on chinese official Sony page... https://www.sony-x... moreYou should ask LG or Samsung, the makers of this 120hz Oled screen on this Sony phone.
The game enhancer concentrates all the games in one place. Play without interruption. Block the notification and choose to extend the battery usage mode to enjoy the game for a long time, or select the performance priority mode to boost the GPU and CPU. The game can be displayed at a frame rate of 120 Hz.
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