📱Sony Xperia 1 – The ultimate 2020 Review – Best price in UAE

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The ultimate 2020 Review of Sony Xperia 1

The Sony Xperia 1 is an older model, having been launched in mid-2019.
The overall quality of this smartphone is average; since the price is even much higher than that of competitors it is better to choose another model.

Main results

The Sony Xperia 1 arrived on the market with Android 9. In the meantime it has received updates and Android 10 is now available. Although a new version has just been released, this version is still fairly recent.
This mobile phone is the new version of the Sony Xperia XZ3, already tested. In comparison, the screen size is larger, the screen resolution is higher, the camera resolution is higher, the processor is faster.
The 6.5″ screen with a resolution of 1644 x 3840 pixels is much more pleasant than that of other models and is also very quick to react to commands.
One of the weaknesses of Sony Xperia 1 is the poor battery life: in our usage scenario, its 3330 mAh allows it to reach just 16 hours, which is below average.
The 102 GB of actual available internal memory (128 GB declared) may be enough to store our data, if not, we can use an SD memory card to expand the phone memory.
It suffered some minor damages in the drop test, but passed it well and can therefore be considered quite robust.
Models in this price range are usually very powerful and this phone is no exception: therefore, it can be used without problems even for tasks that require high performance, such as some video games.
Among the most interesting functions are: being dual SIM (two SIM, two numbers, can work simultaneously), the presence of the fingerprint reader and being water resistant.
This model is compatible with 4G connection.


Sony Xperia 1 has three rear cameras (the main is 12 Mp) which allow you to get just enough photos.
This mobile phone has an 8 Mp front camera, which allows you to take poor quality photos, so it is not possible to get good selfies.

✔️ Pros

  • The photos taken with the rear camera are of good quality
  • The version of the operating system is quite recent
  • You can insert two SIMs at the same time
  • It is resistant to immersion in water for short periods

❌ Cons

  • Battery life is short
  • It is one of the most expensive models
  • At the same price there are much better models

All tests results



Rear camera★★★★☆
Front camera★★☆☆☆
Quality of video footage from rear camera★★★★☆
Quality of video footage from front camera★★★☆☆
Audio quality of movies★★★★☆


Vision quality★★★★★
Touchscreen speed and accuracy★★★★★


Battery consumption★☆☆☆☆
Battery life (for standard usage scenario)16 h
Quick battery charging★★★☆☆
Extra battery functionality★★★☆☆


Processor speed★★★★★
Amount of memory available★★★★★


Fall resistance★★★★☆
Impermeability to water★★★★☆
Rain resistance★★★★★
Scratch resistance★★★★☆


Audio quality through the speakers★★★★☆
Sound quality with high quality headphones★★★★★



Ease of use

Usability of the touchscreen★★★★★
Ease of use of the camera★★★★☆
Accessibility via facial recognition or fingerprint★★★★☆
Simplicity of settings★★★★★
Browser convenience★★★★★

Brand reliability

Brand reliability★★★★★

Extra Features

Operation on different frequency bands★★★★☆
Operation on different wifi standards★★★★☆
Memory card reader★★★★★
Availability of sensors★★★★★
Location accuracy★★★☆☆

All technical specs

General specifications

Operating system version testedAndroid 9
Latest update availableAndroid 10
Google Service available✔️
Diagonal screen size6.5 inch
Internal memory declared128 GB
Memory capacity actually available102 GB
Type of memory cardSD
ProcessorQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Processor frequency2.84 GHz
Number of cores8
RAM memory6 GB

Other specifications

Battery capacity3330 mAh
Replaceable battery
Wireless charging possible
Wireless charger providedNot considered
SAR level declared1.12 Watt per kg
IP certificationIP68
Fingerprint reader✔️
FM radio
Stereo speakers✔️


Weight, including SIM and battery178 g
Length166 mm
Width73 mm
Thickness9 mm


Available in Dual SIM✔️
Dual SIM and independent memory card reader
SIM typeNano SIM
Bluetooth version5
USB-C port✔️
3.5mm audio output

Camera and video camera

Resolution of the main rear camera12 MPx
Resolution of the main front camera8 MPx
Number of rear cameras3
Number of front cameras1
Optical image stabilizer✔️
Slow motion mode✔️
Video resolution4k

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