Sony Xperia 1

Sony Xperia 1
76

Engadget Review

The new Xperia 1 is a powerful, ambitious smartphone that draws on Sony’s expertise with different kinds of hardware. That might sound like a winning formula, but the reality of living with a super tall, super high-res device falls well short of ideal. Yes, watching movies on the Xperia 1 is fantastic (assuming your content fills the screen correctly). And the triple camera system, while finicky, will produce some impressive photos. Unfortunately, the phone’s battery life is middling at best, and the benefits of a 4K screen in a device this small can be hard to pick out unless you’re really paying attention. Ultimately, the Xperia 1 has some very specific charms, but most people should probably look elsewhere for a more complete package.

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Pros

  • Excellent performance
  • 4K screen is beautiful
  • Great for split-screen multitasking

Cons

  • Underwhelming battery life
  • 4K is totally unnecessary on smartphones
  • Triple camera needs more polish
Sony

Xperia 1

Engadget

76

Critics

10 reviews

80

AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE

Users

18 reviews

84

AVERAGE USER SCORE
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Key Specs

TYPE
Smartphone
OPERATING SYSTEM
Android
SCREEN SIZE
6.5in
INTERNAL MEMORY
128GB
CAMERA
Yes

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