Sony Xperia 1

Can Sony’s new flagship compete against the Samsung S10 or the iPhone Xs series?? Let’s check it out!

MWC is one of the biggest tech shows all over the world, where manufacturers presenting their new innovations and products within the mobile industry. On the 25th of february, Sony showed us it’s new Xperia 1, which is a great phone with some unique features.

Design/Display

First of all, the Xperia 1 feels great to hold, however it’s a little bit higher than the average. There is Gorilla Glass 6 on the the front and rear also, with aluminium frame around. On the front there are tiny bezels, only the top of the front has a thicker sensor line, but for us it looks better than a notch. You have 4 colour options which contains black, grey, white or purple.

Under the Glass, there is a 6,5 inches, 21:9 aspect ratio OLED screen with 4K resolution and also HDR support. Most detailed screen with the highest pixel destiny ever in a phone. 1644×3840 resolution means a 643 ppi destiny which is insane! It’s just looks gorgeous, and for movies or series, the most ideal. Most filmmakers use the 21:9 aspect ratio, and now NETFLIX also supports it, so this phone is probably the best for filming.

Cameras

Sony finally joined it’s opponents, and put more than one lens on the back.

  • 12MP 26mm 1/ 2.6 sensor with F1.6 aperture (Exmor RS sensor + OIS + OIS/EIS stab.)
  • 12MP 16mm 1/ 3.4 sensor with F2.4 aperture for wide-angle pictures (135 degrees)
  • 12MP 52mm 1/ 3.4 sensor (telephoto, 2x optical zoom + 5-axis OIS)(selfie cam)
  • 8MP 1⁄4 sensor with HDR and SteadyShot

These are some serious specs, the X. 1 is probably capable of taking some amazing photos. In terms of videography, the new Xperia can record 4K HDR, and now 21:9 aspect ratio is supported also, which is really great.

Hardware

Snapdragon 855 paired with 6GB RAM, so there will not be any performance issues. However we would like to see more RAM in Sony Xperia phones (please). The battery is a little bit small when compared to opponents, even to Apple. 3300mAh with features like Xperia Adaptive Charging and Smart Stamina is good, but small. It will be hard to stay away from power sources for 2 days, and no wireless charging. On the other hand the fingerprint reader is on the right side, integrated into the power button which is a really good solution, and still best place for it. No headphone jacks, but there is Dolby Atmos and High-Resolution audio support.

Conclusion

Sony’s new flagship has one of the most beautiful display in the industry, a really good camera system and strong hardware. The weak point is the battery, but wait for real life battery life until the final conclusion.

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