Sony Xperia 1 reviews: price and specifications

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Sony  Xperia 1 

The Sony Xperia 1 is a smartphone that stands tall above the rest. Its signature feature is the extra-tall, 6.5-inch AMOLED display with 21:9 aspect ratio and 4K resolution. It is also the first Sony flagship phone to feature three rear cameras: a super wide-angle camera, a telephoto camera for zooming, and main camera for every-day use. The powerful Snapdragon 855 ticks on the inside next to a 3330mAh battery.


Sony Xperia 1 specifications and design


These are the key specs:


It has 6.5in OLED screen with 4K resolution, 21:9 aspect ratio

‘X1 for mobile’ engine

Gorilla Glass 6 front and rear

Triple 12Mp rear cameras (ultra-wide, wide and telephoto)

Support for recording 4K HDR video in 21:9, 24fps

It has 8Mp selfie camera (3D support)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

6GB RAM / 128GB storage

MicroSD up to 512GB

Hybrid dual-SIM (tray can accept second SIM or microSD)

3300mAh battery


IP68 water-resistant

Bluetooth 5 / NFC / 802.11ac

Android version 9.0Pie

Colours: Black, Grey, White, Purple

Dimensions: 167 x 72 x 8.2mm


Additional features

There’s no headphone jack, or wireless charging, but it has stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. The fingerprint sensor has been moved from back to the side of this phone.



Release date

Sony hasn’t given an exact date it will be released , but says it will go on sale in late spring 2019.




The Sony Xperia 1 will cost 1,106.92 United States Dollar (approximately 400,000 naira. As soon as retailers and mobile operators confirm they will sell it,



The big new feature is the 4K HDR screen, using technology from Sony’s TVs. As well as the 21:9 aspect ratio, which is the same as most films, it uses OLED tech. That’s not a first for a phone of course, but Sony is claiming the combination of the resolution, aspect ratio and HDR is a world first.


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