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All About The Sony Xperia 1

author Luis Silva (Updated on: March 2022)

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What You Should Know About The Xperia 1





Considering their rivals:

- 96% of its rivals have an AMOLED display.

- 50% of its opponents have a refresh rate of 90hz or more.

- 88% of its competitors have an ALWAYS-ON display.

- 83% of its adversaries have the ability to play HDR content.

- 29% of its rivals have a Gorilla Glass 6 or newer protection.

- It has a higher number of Dots-Per-Inch (about 43% above) than the average (642 DPI vs. 449 DPI).

- Its picture quality score is 35% above the average (97 vs. 71.79).

- 62% of its adversaries have a telephoto lens.

- One hour of talking, plus one hour of web browsing, and one hour of video playing will let a full charged battery at about 76%, which is less than the average, at 82%.

- Fast charging is 40% slower than the average (18w vs. 30w).

- 62% of its oppositors have wireless charging.

- 50% of its rivals have reverse wireless charging.

- If you prefer larger smartphones, then this one is 7% above the average (167mm vs. 156mm/6.58in vs. 6.16in).

- 75% of its adversaries have a full glass body.

- 58% of its contenders are water-resistant.

- 46% of its rivals have a MicroSD card slot.

- 67% of its opponents have Bluetooth 5.1.

- 8% of its competitors have Bluetooth 5.2.

- All of its rivals have NFC.

- 46% of its adversaries have an headphone jack.



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 Specifications 
  • Pros 
    Performance
    AMOLED
    Always-On-Display
    Fast Charging
    MicroSD Slot
    Glass Protection




  • Cons 
    Battery Life
    Wireless Charging
    3.5mm Jack
    Price






  • Price 

    Amazon: $0

    eBay: $699

    BestBuy: $0

    Walmart: $649

  • Performance 
    Year: 2019
    Updates: 2 years
    Snapdragon 855
    Adreno 640
    Android 9
    Geekbench 5: 2621




  • Display 
    6.5" 1644x3840
    642 DPI
    Gorilla Glass 6
    AMOLED
    With Always-On
    665 Nits


  • Cameras 
    3 Cameras

    With OIS
    With HDR
    1 LED flash
    2160p (4k)
    DP/Laser focus

    Dxo/Tek Score: 97

  • Main Camera 
    12 MP
    f/1.6
    26mm
    Sensor size: 1/2.55
    Pixel size: 1.4

     
    Selfie 
    8 Mp f/2.0 24 mm
  • Other Cameras 
    12 Mp f/2.4 52mm
    2x Zoom

    12 Mp f/2.4 16mm
    Wide-Angle





  • Body 
    167x72x8 mm
    6.58x2.84x0.32 in
    178g. / 6.28oz.
    Full Glass
    82% STBR
    Looks: 8.8/10
    Fingerp.: Side
    IP68

  • Colors 
    Black
    Gray
    Purple
    White






  • Battery 
    3330mAh
    Charging: 18w
    Wireless: No

    1T+1W+1V*: 76%
    1T+3W+1V*: 54%
    1T+1W+3V*: 58%



  • Storage 
    RAM: 6GB
    Storage: 128GB
    Expandable

     
    Connectivity 
    4G/5G: 4G
    3.5mm jack: No
    Bluetooth: 5.0
    NFC: Yes



 Top 5 
  •    Price 
    Galaxy A70
    #1$417
    Galaxy Note 8
    #2$424
    Galaxy Note 10
    #3$424
    Gal. Note 10 Lite
    #4$425
    Xperia 1
    #18$519
  • Global Score 
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #17.44
    Galaxy S21
    #27.38
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #37.35
    Mi 10 Pro
    #47.33
    Xperia 1
    #146.6
  • Performance 
    9
    #17.5
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #27.5
    iPhone 11
    #37.4
    Mi 10
    #47.4
    Xperia 1
    #146.2
  • Display 
    Galaxy S10
    #19.2
    Galaxy S10 EX
    #29.2
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #39.2
    Galaxy S21
    #49.2
    Xperia 1
    #198.4
  • Display Size 
    Galaxy A70
    #16.7
    Gal. Note 10 Lite
    #26.7
    Galaxy M51
    #36.7
    Galaxy A72
    #46.7
    Xperia 1
    #116.5
  • Dots Per Inch 
    Xperia 1
    #1642
    Galaxy S10
    #2551
    Galaxy S10 EX
    #3551
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #4551
    Galaxy S10+ SD
    #5525
  • Cameras 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #18.6
    Mi 10
    #28.5
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #38.5
    iPhone 11
    #48.1
    Xperia 1
    #335.7
  • Camera MP 
    Mi 10
    #1108
    Mi 10T Pro
    #2108
    Mi 10 Pro
    #3108
    Galaxy M51
    #464
    Xperia 1
    12
  • Zoom (mm) 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #194
    P30
    #280
    7 Pro
    #378
    Galaxy A72
    #478
    Xperia 1
    #1452
  • Body 
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #19.2
    Galaxy S10e
    #29.2
    Pixel 5
    #39.1
    Galaxy S10
    #48.9
    Xperia 1
    #97.7
  • Screen-To-Body 
    Galaxy Note 10
    #192
    Galaxy S10
    #289
    Galaxy S10 EX
    #389
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #489
    Xperia 1
    #3182
  • Looks 
    Galaxy Note 10
    #110
    Galaxy S10 EX
    #210
    Galaxy S10
    #310
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #410
    Xperia 1
    #208.8
  • Weight (g) 
    Pixel 4a
    #1143
    Galaxy S10e
    #2150
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #3150
    Pixel 5
    #4151
    Xperia 1
    #16178
  • Size (mm) 
    Galaxy S10e
    #1142
    Galaxy S10e SD
    #2142
    iPhone X
    #3143
    Pixel 4a
    #4144
    Xperia 1
    #35167
  • Battery+Charg. 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #18
    Mi 10
    #27.7
    Galaxy Note 10
    #37.2
    Gal. S20 FE 4G
    #47.2
    Xperia 1
    #355.5
  • Battery* 
    Galaxy M51
    #188
    Mi 10T Pro
    #286
    Galaxy A72
    #385
    P40 Lite
    #485
    Xperia 1
    #3476
  • Batt.:Browsing* 
    Galaxy M51
    #176
    Mi 10T Pro
    #275
    P40 Lite
    #374
    Galaxy A72
    #473
    Xperia 1
    #3454
  • Battery:Video* 
    Galaxy M51
    #180
    7
    #274
    Mi 10
    #374
    Mi 10T Pro
    #474
    Xperia 1
    #3558
  • Fast Charging. 
    Nord 2
    #165
    9
    #265
    Find X3 Lite
    #365
    Reno4 Pro
    #465
    Xperia 1
    18
  • Wireless Charg. 
    Mi 10
    #130
    Mi 10 Pro
    #230
    Galaxy S10
    #315
    Galaxy S10 EX
    #415


  • Storage 
    Gal. S20 FE 4G
    #110
    Galaxy Note 10
    #28.5
    Find X2 Neo
    #38.5
    7T Pro
    #48.5
    Xperia 1
    #157.5
  • Int. Storage 
    Galaxy Note 10
    #1256
    Gal. S20 FE 4GSD
    #2256
    Find X2 Neo
    #3256
    7T Pro
    #4256
    Xperia 1
    #19128
  • RAM (GB) 
    Find X2 Neo
    #112
    Galaxy Note 10
    #28
    Galaxy S10 EX
    #38
    Galaxy S10
    #48
    Xperia 1
    #286
  • Connectivity 
    Find X3 Lite
    #110
    Galaxy A70
    #28.5
    Galaxy Note 8
    #38.5
    Gal. Note 10 Lite
    #48.5
    Xperia 1
    3.6


 Rivals 
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S21
    Galaxy S21
    $609   7.38

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
    Mi 10 Pro
    $600   7.33

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10
    Galaxy Note 10
    $424   7.25

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10
    Galaxy S10
    $482   7.25

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 9
    9
    $530   6.99

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10e
    Galaxy S10e
    $539   6.98

    Compare


  • Google

    Google Pixel 5
    Pixel 5
    $520   6.77

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10
    Mi 10
    $529   6.76

    Compare


  • Oppo

    Oppo Find X2 Neo
    Find X2 Neo
    $543   6.47

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus Nord 2
    Nord 2
    $440   6.42

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 7T Pro
    7T Pro
    $560   6.42

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
    Mi 10T Pro
    $539   6.11

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 8
    Galaxy Note 8
    $424   6.1

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A72
    Galaxy A72
    $464   6.09

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11 Pro
    iPhone 11 Pro
    $584   6.09

    Compare


  • Oppo

    Oppo Reno4 Pro
    Reno4 Pro
    $594   6.06

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 7
    7
    $467   6.03

    Compare


  • Oppo

    Oppo Find X3 Lite
    Find X3 Lite
    $554   6.03

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11
    iPhone 11
    $497   5.96

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P30
    P30
    $462   5.91

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 7 Pro
    7 Pro
    $429   5.9

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
    Gal. Note 10 Lite
    $425   5.8

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy M51
    Galaxy M51
    $458   5.78

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P40 Lite
    P40 Lite
    $469   5.65

    Compare


  • Google

    Google Pixel 4a
    Pixel 4a
    $484   5.63

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A71
    Galaxy A71
    $550   5.61

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy A70
    Galaxy A70
    $417   5.56

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone X
    iPhone X
    $564   5.38

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XR
    iPhone XR
    $431   5.34

    Compare


The top 5 list is based only on these rivals.

You can click on any rival to know more about it too.

These are the lowest prices found on any of these stores: Amazon.com, eBay.com, Best Buy, and Walmart.

Prices on eBay are in $US for reference but are Europe-based.

Prices marked with ! are from renewed/refurbished/carrier-locked phones (except eBay, that are from new devices, unless they are out of stock, then they can be from bids, and then from pre-owned devices).

We're only including devices that still receive security updates.

Disclaimer: We earn a small fee from qualifying purchases. It doesn't affect any item's price or eventual reviews .

*What's left of a full charge after 1 hour of talking, 1 (or 3) hour of web browsing, and 1 (or 3) hour of video playback.



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