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All About The Sony Xperia 1

author Luis Silva (Updated on: July 2021)

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What You Should Know About The Xperia 1





Considering their rivals:

- All of its rivals have AMOLED displays.

- 58% of its opponents have a refresh rate of 90hz or more.

- 92% of its competitors have an ALWAYS-ON display.

- 88% of its adversaries have the ability to play HDR content.

- 62% of its rivals have a Gorilla Glass 6 or newer protection.

- It has a higher number of Dots-Per-Inch (about 34% above) than the average (642 DPI vs. 479 DPI).

- 58% of its adversaries have a telephoto lens.

- Zooming isn't what you'd expect on this camera. The average lens millimeter is 76, while this has a 52mm 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 81%.

- Fast charging is 45% slower than the average (18w vs. 33w).

- 88% of its oppositors have wireless charging.

- 62% of its rivals have reverse wireless charging.

- If you prefer larger smartphones, then this one is 6% above the average (167mm vs. 157mm/6.58in vs. 6.18in).

- 88% of its adversaries have a full glass body.

- 85% of its contenders are water-resistant.

- 54% of its rivals have a MicroSD card slot.

- 65% of its opponents have Bluetooth 5.1.

- 8% of its competitors have Bluetooth 5.2.

- All of its rivals have NFC.

- 19% 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 Note 10+
    #1$565
    iPhone 11
    #2$575
    Pixel 5
    #3$580
    Reno4 Pro
    #4$594
    Xperia 1
    #22$699
  • Global Score 
    Xperia 1 II
    #17.76
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #27.65
    8 Pro
    #37.52
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #47.47
    Xperia 1
    #216.63
  • Performance 
    iPhone 12
    #18.8
    Mi 11
    #27.8
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #37.7
    Mi 10 Pro
    #47.6
    Xperia 1
    #186.4
  • Display 
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #19.8
    Mi 11
    #29.8
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #39.8
    Galaxy S20
    #49.8
    Xperia 1
    #208.4
  • Display Size 
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #16.9
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #26.9
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #36.8
    Mi 11
    #46.8
    Xperia 1
    #136.5
  • Dots Per Inch 
    Xperia 1 II
    #1642
    Xperia 1
    #2642
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #3565
    Galaxy S20
    #4565
    Galaxy S10
    #5551
  • Cameras 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #18.6
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #28.5
    Mi 10
    #38.5
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #48.5
    Xperia 1
    #315.7
  • Camera MP 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #1108
    Mi 11
    #2108
    Mi 10
    #3108
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #4108
    Xperia 1
    12
  • Zoom (mm) 
    P30 Pro
    #1125
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #2103
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #3103
    Mi 10 Pro
    #494
    Xperia 1
    #1852
  • Body 
    Pixel 5
    #19.1
    Galaxy S10
    #28.9
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #38.9
    iPhone 12
    #48.6
    Xperia 1
    #127.7
  • Screen-To-Body 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #192
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #292
    Mi 11
    #391
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #491
    Xperia 1
    #2682
  • Looks 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #110
    Reno4 Pro
    #210
    Galaxy S10
    #310
    P30 Pro
    #410
    Xperia 1
    #238.8
  • Weight (g) 
    Pixel 5
    #1151
    Galaxy S10
    #2157
    Galaxy S10 SD
    #3157
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #4163
    Xperia 1
    #15178
  • Size (mm) 
    iPhone XS
    #1143
    iPhone X
    #2143
    Pixel 5
    #3144
    iPhone 11 Pro
    #4144
    Xperia 1
    #31167
  • Battery+Charg. 
    Mi 10 Pro
    #18
    Mi 11
    #27.9
    Mi 10
    #37.7
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #47.6
    Xperia 1
    #315.5
  • Battery* 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #184
    P30 Pro
    #284
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #384
    Mi 10 Pro
    #484
    Xperia 1
    #2776
  • Batt.:Browsing* 
    iPhone 11
    #171
    Mi 10 Pro
    #271
    Mi 10
    #371
    P30 Pro
    #470
    Xperia 1
    #3054
  • Battery:Video* 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #174
    P30 Pro
    #274
    Mi 10 Pro
    #374
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    #474
    Xperia 1
    #3058
  • Fast Charging. 
    Reno4 Pro
    #165
    Mi 11
    #255
    Mi 10 Pro
    #350
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #445
    Xperia 1
    18
  • Wireless Charg. 
    Mi 11
    #150
    Mi 10 Pro
    #230
    Mi 10
    #330
    8 Pro
    #430


  • Storage 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #110
    Xperia 1 II
    #210
    Mi 10 Pro
    #38.5
    8 Pro
    #48.5
    Xperia 1
    #147.5
  • Int. Storage 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #1256
    Mi 10 Pro
    #2256
    Xperia 1 II
    #3256
    8 Pro
    #4256
    Xperia 1
    #19128
  • RAM (GB) 
    Galaxy Note 10+
    #112
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    #212
    Galaxy S20 U.EX
    #312
    Galaxy S20 EX
    #412
    Xperia 1
    #246
  • Connectivity 
    Xperia 1 II
    #110
    Galaxy S10
    #28.5
    Galaxy Note 9
    #38.5
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    #48.5
    Xperia 1
    3.6


 Rivals 
  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 1 II
    Xperia 1 II
    $650   7.76

    Compare
  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus
    Galaxy Note 10+
    $565   7.65

    Compare


  • OnePlus

    OnePlus 8 Pro
    8 Pro
    $799   7.52

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
    Galaxy S21 Plus
    $600   7.47

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 11
    Mi 11
    $698   7.44

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S21
    Galaxy S21
    $649   7.42

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Galaxy S20 U.
    $809   7.38

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro
    Mi 10 Pro
    $600   7.37

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
    Galaxy S20 Plus
    $600   7.32

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10
    Galaxy S10
    $599   7.27

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S20
    Galaxy S20
    $799   7.27

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus
    Galaxy S10 Plus
    $689   7.21

    Compare


  • Xiaomi

    Xiaomi Mi 10
    Mi 10
    $721   6.8

    Compare


  • Sony

    Sony Xperia 5
    Xperia 5
    $649   6.79

    Compare
  • Google

    Google Pixel 5
    Pixel 5
    $580   6.78

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 12
    iPhone 12
    $689   6.76

    Compare


  • Samsung

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9
    Galaxy Note 9
    $659   6.62

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P40
    P40
    $666   6.5

    Compare


  • Huawei

    Huawei P30 Pro
    P30 Pro
    $599   6.42

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11 Pro
    iPhone 11 Pro
    $684   6.12

    Compare


  • Oppo

    Oppo Reno4 Pro
    Reno4 Pro
    $594   6.08

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone 11
    iPhone 11
    $575   6

    Compare


  • Google

    Google Pixel 4 XL
    Pixel 4 XL
    $799   5.7

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XS
    iPhone XS
    $649   5.64

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone XS Max
    iPhone XS Max
    $675   5.62

    Compare


  • Apple

    Apple iPhone X
    iPhone X
    $799   5.4

    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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