📱Sony Xperia XZ1 – The ultimate 2020 Review – Best price in UAE

The ultimate 2020 Review of Sony Xperia XZ1

The Sony Xperia XZ1 is an older model, having been launched 3 years ago.
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 XZ1 arrived on the market with Android 8.0. In the meantime, it has received updates and now Android 9 is available. Although it is 2 steps behind the last release, for safety and compatibility with apps and other devices, it is still fairly recent.
This mobile phone is the new version of Sony Xperia XZ code 1482, already tested. This version has a higher camera resolution, faster processor, this phone allows the use of two SIM cards.
The 5.2″ screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels looks better than other models and is also very quick to react to commands.
One of the Sony Xperia XZ1‘s weaknesses is the poor battery life: in our usage scenario, its 2700 mAh allows it to reach just 17 hours, which is below average.
The 49.2 GB of actual available internal memory (64 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: the presence of the fingerprint reader and being water resistant.
This model is compatible with 4G connection.


Sony Xperia XZ1 has a 19 Mp rear camera, which allows you to get excellent quality photos, except in low light situations where they only reach sufficiency.
This mobile phone has a 13 Mp front camera, which allows you to take good quality photos, so you can get good selfies.

✔️ Pros

  • The quality of the screen is excellent
  • It is resistant to immersion in water for short periods

❌ Cons

  • Battery life is short
  • The OS version is not the latest
  • At the same price there are much better models

All tests results

All technical specs

General specifications

Operating system version testedAndroid 8.0
Latest update availableAndroid 9
Google Service available✔️
Diagonal screen size5.2 inch
Internal memory declared64 GB
Memory capacity actually available49.2 GB
Type of memory cardSD
ProcessorQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Octa-Core 2,45 GHz
Processor frequency2.45 GHz
Number of cores8
RAM memory4 GB

Other specifications

Battery capacity2700 mAh
Replaceable battery
Wireless charging possible
Wireless charger providedNot tested
SAR level declared1.22 Watt per kg
IP certificationIP68
Fingerprint reader✔️
FM radio
Stereo speakersNot tested


Weight, including SIM and battery155 g
Length148 mm
Width74 mm
Thickness8 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 camera19 MPx
Resolution of the main front camera13 MPx
Number of rear cameras1
Number of front cameras1
Optical image stabilizer
Slow motion mode✔️
Video resolutionNot available

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