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Sony Xperia 1

Sony Xperia 1

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Sony Xperia 1 Review: Uniqueness comes at a cost

Sony Xperia 1 Review: Uniqueness comes at a cost

Posted   07.11.19
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76 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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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
76 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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76
 

User Reviews

90
Maurizio
Really happy with the phone. Does most things fantastically, only let down with...read more
60
Stephen
Not as good as its predecessors! Some apps behave and display differently,...read more
40
Eko
bad finger print sensor, display brightness need above 50% to make you comfortable,...read more
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