Sony Xperia 1 is one of the newest smartphones unveiled by Japanese giant, Sony. Sony Xperia 1 is also known as the Sony Xperia XZ4. This makes it the direct successor to the Sony Xperia XZ3. As the brand’s latest flagship smartphone, it is loaded with cool features to make a chic’s head turn. Through this smartphone, Sony unveils what’s arguably the world’s first 4K OLED panel as well as the outstanding 21:9 aspect ratio.
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Sony Xperia 1 (Xperia XZ4) Key Specs and Features
- 6.5-inch, OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1644 x 3850 pixels (547 ppi)
- Android 9.0 Pie
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU with 6GB RAM
- Triple 12MP + 12MP + 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera
- 64GB/128GB internal storage; up to 512GB expansion via MicroSD card
- 4G LTE
- IP65/IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
- Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)
- 3,330mAh non-removable Li-ion battery
Design and Display
In terms of looks, Sony made the smartphone gorgeous in almost every sense. It’s not exactly everywhere because they avoided joining the notch-crazy train. Therefore, you have the bezel-less screen sporting minimal bezels at the top and bottom. Despite the bezels, Sony was able to actualize a 21:9 aspect ratio on the tall 6.5-inch OLED panel.
Referred to as CinemaWide, the high-end OLED panel churns out 1644 x 3840 pixels resolution and an intriguing 420ppi density rating. You can enjoy the right amount of multimedia consumption with the support of the HDR10 support and X1 for mobile engine.
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 is mounted on both sides of the phone to shield it from falls. Around the back, the triple cameras are positioned at the centre while the LED flash sits on top of the array.
The IP65/IP68 dust and waterproof ratings are boldly carried by the smartphone. Protection against dust and water droplets is definitely something you’d expect from a top-tier device. There’s also ingress protection as conferred by the MIL-STD-810G-516.7 compliant cover cases specifically for the device.
Battery and Camera
Sony banks on a non-removable Li-Ion 3,300mAh battery to dictate the duration of the device. Furthermore, the device implements the services of the Fast Battery Charging 18W to add more juice in limited time.
When talking about phone photography, Sony Xperia 1 is up-to-speed with the latest camera properties and software. The three rear snappers are composed of a 12MP regular lens with Dual Photo Diode, 12MP telephoto camera, and 12MP ultra-wide lens. All in all, the smartphone is capable of your standard shootings, bokeh images, and ultra-wide pictures.
Not to forget the [email protected] videos that can be taken with the cameras.
Features such as the RAW noise reduction, Continuous burst shooting, and SteadyShot stabilization tech can be accessed in the camera app.
Another property known as the Eye tracking is an intelligent focusing system that gives accurate tracking of the eye, and can even remember it. For selfies, an 8MP camera is present at the top bezel of the phone.
Hardware and Software
The boss of the hardware section is none other than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. It comes loaded with 25% faster CPU operations that the previous Qualcomm flagship chip. Adding to that, it is tagged with 6GB RAM for heightened productivity.
Sony Xperia 1 (Xperia XZ4) run smoothly with the Android 9.0 Pie OS and Sony’s custom skin. As a result, features like Side Sense, Pair Shortcut, and Game Enhancer are teeny-tiny tricks you can play with. Wrapping up, the smartphone is in variations of 64GB and 128GB that’s increasable to 512GB.
Sony Xperia 1 (Xperia XZ4) Pricing and Availability
The smartphone is selling for about 360, 000 Naira depending on the deal from the vendor and your location.
Sony Xperia 1 (Xperia XZ4) Specs
Here are a few specs of the Sony Xperia 1 (Xperia XZ4):
- Platform: Android 9.0 Pie
- Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855
- GPU: Adreno 640
- Memory: 6GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Gray, Purple, White
- Dimension: 167 x 72 x 8.2 mm
- Weight: 180g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.5-inch, OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1644 x 3840 pixels pixels (547 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
- Rear Camera: Triple 12MP + 12MP + 12MP camera, [email protected], [email protected], HDR
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
- Front Camera: 8MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 64GB/128GB ROM
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 512GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: LTE-A (5CA) Cat 18 1200/200 Mbps
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB Type-C 1.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
- Video Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: –
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (side-mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: Yes
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3,330mAh non removable Li-Ion battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes