For 2019, Sony is trying to shake its failures from the past and start fresh. After the failed Xperia XZ series, Sony changes the name of their flagship to a single number: Xperia 1. With the name changes, some upgrades come, one of which is the new look. Second, the new screen is second to none in the mobile space.
Xperia 1 is an impressive phone. Not only is it different from other 2019 phones, but it is different from its display. Instead of following the trendy trend, it focuses on a better screen, one with a higher resolution and a better panel. While its long aspect ratio is not for everyone, this is not a phone to ignore.
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is Sony's first 4K HDR OLED panel on a smartphone. It has a 21: 9 aspect ratio, making it one of the first ultra-light mobile displays and perfect for widescreen movies and games. It also features a triple camera set on the back, stereo speakers and a pro mode for videography that is perfect for budding vloggers.
Xperia 1 was announced during the Mobile World Congress 2019 on February 24. Sony did not announce an exact release date, but expects to launch around late spring. There is also no pre-order date.
Release Date: Late Spring 2019
Pre-Order Date: Unknown
Announced: February 24, 2019
Xperia 1 comes in a storage option, 128 GB. However, it supports expandable storage via microSD card. With a one-terabyte memory card that is only announced, you should have more than enough storage space for all your HDR videos and photos.
Storage space: 128 GB
Expandable storage: yes, up to 2 TB (theoretical)
Price for everything
Sony did not announce pricing, but do not expect this to be cheap. With its predecessor retailing $ 899.99, it is likely that this phone will sell for at least $ 999.99, especially with its 4K HDR OLED screen.
Xperia 1 is protected from scratches by Gorilla Glass 6, the latest glass from Corning. With Gorilla Glass 6, it will be possible to take several drops successively from one meter to a rough surface without damage, something that most of us would never want to test.
Frame: glass, aluminum
] Finish: black, purple
Be aware that this is a long phone. At 6.57 inches it is longer than Apple's iPhone X S Max and Samsung's Galaxy Note 9. However, it's not a heavy phone of 7.09 ounces. Height: 6.57 inches
Xperia 1 runs the latest version of the Xperia interface on Android 9 Pie. This is one of the lighter rails, with little changes in how Settings are organized and some additional features like Side Sense, which allow you to access your favorite apps and sensors with a double-button edge on the screen.
For the first time, Sony puts a 4K HDR screen on a non-premium variant. And unlike the Xperia XZ2 Premium, this is an OLED panel for deeper black and better contrast. It is a 6.5-inch CinemaWide display, which is just a marketing time for the 21: 9 aspect ratio of the phone.
This relationship makes Xperia 1 one of the only ultraviolet screens on a smartphone and has some benefits. For one, since most movies are recorded with this ratio, you can watch videos in widescreen mode without vertical black bars. Gaming is also better because additional properties allow you to see more if there are more of the road or enemies lurking in your periphery. Of course, like video, it depends on whether support is provided by the developer.
In the case of 4K content, Netflix 4K offers HDR support on Xperia 1. Amazon Prime Video also offers 4K video streaming on older Sony phones, so we expect them to also include support, but nothing has been announced . YouTube also supports 4K HDR. In addition, the Xperia 1 BRAVIA (Sony's TV brand) includes 4K upscaling and HDR remaster technology to convert content to a lower resolution or SDR to 4K HDR.
Screen size: 6.5 inches
Screen resolution: ] 3840 x 1644 pixels
Total pixels: 6,312,960 pixels
Pixel density: 643 ppi
Screen Type: OLED
Screen 82% Percent
Aspect Ratio: 21: 9
Minimum Brightness: Unknown
Maximum brightness: Unknown
Update frequency: 60 Hz (60 Hz for touch detection)
Color temp: Unknown
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Xperia 1 comes with the latest and greatest from Qualcomm, Snapdragon 855. This SoC is 40% faster than last year's Snapdragon 845 and more energy efficient thanks to the 7 nm process. It uses a different configuration than previous Qualcomm processors, choosing three categories for kernels instead of two.
The first category is a gold core that runs at 2.84 GHz. The other group is three additional gold cores that run a lower frequency of 2.42 GHz. Finally, there are four Silver cores used for background tasks and lower frequency runs.
Surprisingly, Sony only included a 3.330 mAh battery. With such a powerful screen, it seems strange that they would not include a larger battery. However, since only a handful of apps support 4K output, with a much lower resolution of 1080p in most daily tasks, this phone can handle the entire battery.
For charging, Xperia 1 uses USB PD or Xperia Adaptive Charging. The latter has been developed by Sony to monitor the battery during charging and adjust the voltage and current to minimize the heat exposed to the battery.
Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Ion
Capacity: 3,330 mAh
Wire Charging: Yes, Qi Charge
There is a single 8 MP camera on the front . It can take HDR images and supports SteadyShot, Sony's technology to reduce shaky images. It is a wide-angle lens and can create a bokeh effect for photos.
Resolution: 8 MP
Aperture: ƒ / 2.0
Pixel size: 1,12 μm
Yes, screen flash
Image stabilization: yes, SteadyShot
Object detection: Unknown
Xperia 1 comes with three lenses: a regular, an ultra-short and a telephoto. Sony brought some of the technologies from its Alpha DSLR series to the camera, such as enhanced autofocus and BIONZ X imagine processing engine. There is also autofocus on the eyes and 10 fps AF / AE.
Resolution: 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP
Pixel size: 1.4 μm + 1.0 μm + 1.0 μm
Sensor size: 1 / 2.6 " + 1 / 3.4 "+ 1 / 3.4"
Aperture: ƒ / 1.6 + ƒ / 2.4 + ƒ / 2.4
Yes, 2x optical + 5x digital
Flash: yes, LED
Image stabilization: yes, OIS on first and third camera
Unknown  Object detection: Unknown
Xperia 1 can record in 4K HDR It uses a hybrid stabilization system that utilizes OIS and EIS for smooth, non-shaking videos, as well as CineAlta, a feature that allows you to record the same parameters as professional, including 21: 9 ratio, 4K HDR and ch 24 fps, the fps that you choose for most media content in the United States.
Resolution: 720p, 1080p and 4K
Max frame rate: Unknown
Yes, up to 4K HDR
Slow motion: ] Yes, 960 fps by 1080
Zoom: ] Unknown
Flash access: Unknown
Image stabilization: yes, hybrid OIS / EIS
Object search: Unknown
Autofocus: Yes, hybrid
Stereo speakers make a return; However, they are not forward-looking. The earpiece is used in tandem with a single bottom speaker for stereo sound. There is no headphone jack like previous Sony devices, but there is support for Hi-Fi audio encoders such as Qualcomm's aptX HD and Sony's LDAC.
3.5 mm headphone jack: no
Stereo speaker: ] Yes, headphone and bottom burner
Max speaker volume: Unknown
Xperia 1 supports high definition audio such as FLAC and DSD. With a dongle, you can print these lossless audio formats for a high quality sound. The video front supports the standard formats, including the open source VP9 that Google requires for certification of the YouTube Signature Device.
Nothing unusual about sensors you will find all common staples here.
Ambient light: yes
Color temperature: no
In the North American version of Den 1, the location detection is limited to GPS and GLONASS, which are the standards used in the respective US and Russia. There is no support for European or Asian satellite systems such as BeiDou, Galileo or QZSS.
Although you have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, there is no support for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax). Otherwise, nothing is unusual here.
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac 4×4 MIMO
Cellular: nano- Sim
Port: USB type C (USB 3.1)
There is support for T-Mobile and AT & Ts key bands. It may be support for Verizon as LTE-only if it receives the Verizon certificate.