Sony Xperia 1 Features: Pros And Cons

By Dan Anderson ● Updated July 17, 2019

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Sony has unveiled its new flagship smartphone at MWC 2019 called the Sony Xperia 1. As the successor to the Sony Xperia XZ3, the Xperia 1 is packed with some high-end hardware. Here are some of the Sony Xperia 1 pros and cons that you should know about:

The Pros

Pro: High-Quality Design And Display

The Sony Xperia 1 was built with a flat glass back and the fingerprint sensor is integrated into the power key on the right side. And with a 6.5-inch display, the Sony Xperia 1 competes against a number of other phablets on the market.

The display is a high-quality 4K OLED with a 1,644 x 3,840 resolution. And the aspect ratio of the display is 21:9 so it makes the video watching experience cinema-like.

Pro: Powerful Internal Components

Internally, the Sony Xperia has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. As that chipset is paired with 6GB of RAM, the Xperia 1 is lightning fast. And it handles multitasking very well.

Pro: Stereo Sound

The Sony Xperia 1 has “multi-dimensional” sound powered by Dolby Atmos. This ensures that the music you listen to and the videos you watch have crystal clear sound.

Pro: Sophisticated Camera

The Xperia 1 has a sophisticated triple camera, including a super-wide angle and a telephoto lens. And the BIONZ X algorithm sharpens the focus as you take photos even in burst mode at 10 frames per second. The three cameras have a 12-megapixel resolution and the main camera 1.4 μm large pixels and aperture of F1.6. There is also a new Cinema Pro feature for color management. In terms of video, it can shoot 4K HDR at FPS in 21:9 format.

The Cons

Con: Not Made For One Hand

Since it is a large device, it makes reaching the top of the device with one hand more difficult. And you may have to use both of your hands to pull down the notification shade. Plus the larger sized device makes it harder to keep it in your pockets.

Con: Smaller Battery Capacity

The Xperia 1 packs a 3,330 mAh battery. However, this seems to be on more of the conservative size since 3,500 mAh batteries have become an industry standard. As a result, you will not have as long as a charge time as other devices.

The Sony Xperia 1 will be available later this year. Pricing of the device is not yet known. And as more information becomes available, this article will be updated so stay tuned!

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