For those of you who don't know how to compare resolution with aspect ratios (which I can see there are a lot of), allow me to clarify. 4K is 2160p, that's ingnoring aspect ratios. 4K on a display with a 4:3 aspect ratio is 2160x2880 (4/3 = 1.333… x 2160 = 2880).
4K on 16:9 display: 2160x3840
4K on 18:9 display: 2160x4320
4K on 21:9 display: 2160x5040
Notice how increasing the aspect ratio (length) increases the amount of pixels, this is so when you're viewing a 16:9 4K image on a 21:9 4K display, it will use the same amount of pixels to generate the picture, thus there will be no loss in quality. Another important note is although increasing the aspect ratio increases the amount of pixels, the pixel density remains the same.
The Xperia 1 has a 21:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 1644x3840 (21/9 = 2.333… x 1644 = 3836, which Sony rounded to 3840). This indicates that the Xperia 1 has a 1644p display, which is slightly higher than 1440p. Sure when you're watching media it may have an option to upscale to 2160p, but in reality, you'll be viewing it at 1644p.
Therefore the Xperia 1 has a 1644p display not 2160p (4K).
Screen too long chin bezels in bottom and top and a small battery for a power demanding phone
Here is what I don't like: Honestly I am disappointed about the size of this device. I mean it is as big as your head, and if somebody is short and wear smaller clothes they can not comfortably put this in their pockets. Do not get me wrong, I respect Sony, I have used Xperia Sony, I respect Japan, but I can not agree with their vision this time. The phone looks too long, it looks weird.
The battery is a joke, come on, Samsung and others have much bigger batteries.
What I like is the triple camera system, I am sure it will rock! Sony has become strong when it comes to the camera. What I also like is their screen. The XZ3(which looks much much better), has even better display than the Note 9.
Overall it is a so-so device(at least for me). Everybody has its preferences you know.
Anyway, next time Sony please make a smaller version of your flagship, if you want more sales. Thank you, and keep up the good job!
joe nodden, 25 Feb 2019Lol that display ain't 4k.Why would you want 4k screen on a tiny screen?! I bet you still miss detail texture on a 4k smartphone o_O.
joe nodden, 25 Feb 2019Lol that display ain't 4k.by definition, yes it is 4k
joe nodden, 25 Feb 2019Lol that display ain't 4k.It's 4k pixel density.
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2019I don't know how did they say Xperia 1 has 4k display because it hasn't! 4K means 4 times more... moreAlthough I agree with your point of view, in reality at 21:9 UltraWide Cinema aspect ratio monitors and TVs, the official numbers for the respective resolution is as it follows:
UltraWide-HD > 2560x1080
UltraWide-UHD (2K) > 3440x1440
UltraWide-4K > 3840x1600
UltraWide-5K > 5120x2160
UltraWide-10K > 10240x4320
It probably has to do with the exact pixel count on each resolution thus despite the fact that 3840x1600 gives us less than 8mil pixels (6.31mil on Xperia 1) that 4k is supposed to be, the resolution of 5120x2160 gives us more than 11mil pixels which also is more than 4K. So a middle ground had to be made to define 4K in Cinema/Ultra Wide 21:9 panels.
joe nodden, 25 Feb 2019Lol that display ain't 4k.That is 4k. 1920+1920 is 3880 then they rounded it to 4000 to be termed 4k
Sony plan to release this phone in May. By that time people will already lose interest and I bet more new phones will be out in the market.
joe nodden, 25 Feb 2019Lol that display ain't 4k.how is it that it is not a 4k display
It's barely January 2019 and a lot of 2018 phones already look antique, especially for Sony.
Sony makes it look like they deliberately don't try to compete at all. Like they are given up hope and just gonna be a quality supplier for other brands showboating.
Why wouldn't they put their own 48Mp sensor inside their Qualcomm SD 855, otherwise?
And measly 8MP selfie cam.
i don't know why ppl talk about iPhone here ??? u can get argue somewhere else here is a Sony phone and when u talk about performance already mi 9 on antutu surpassed iPhone xs and mate 20 so soc 855 is a great chipset however u can get it on cheaper models than sony or sammy, i am still using my z5p bec imo all those xz series are not worth it to buy seriously and pricing too.
but that phone looks promising even it has flaws
The specs all looked good until we got to the most important aspect on a phone: the battery. I don't feel like, 1 year later, needing to charge this phone twice a day so it's an unfortunate miss for me. REALLY wished that the 4,300 mAH battery rumor was true as that would've saved this phone easy.
CptPower, 25 Feb 2019Man i want at least 24GB of ram. 8 or 12 is just not enough. Iphone proven even 2Gb of ram... moreIphone won't even run when running 4 apps???? Ur super deluded big time. I'm still on a older iphone 7 plus and I can have over 10 apps running in the background and phone still runs smooth and fine. Iphones run much smoother than u think or u just make fabrications to just make an invalid point to suit ur own argument. Ur full of fake stories
CptPower, 25 Feb 2019and even with better optimization they are far worse. Just look how a 1650 euros XS max stop... moreYou talk so much cr#p honestly. The charging bugs were fixed really quickly on xs max . I also pointed out last time ur beloved Chinese phones also contain bugs. Most phones work fine with 4gb ram, ur moto isn't optimised enough with its processor to run smoothly that's why it costs far less than other phones and struggles with 4gb ram. Iphones work better with ram Bcuz they have better ram management mainly due to hardware and software is made by them. Just Bcuz someone posted an iphone 5s video running poorly means nothing. I have a spare iphone 5s and videos run smoothly. That video guy probably a hater or using a faulty device. Ur arguments don't contain any real facts just ramblings just to hate