Overview Sony Xperia 1 - leader with top-end processor and 4K screen
Devices / / December 19, 2019
Table of contents
- Appearance and ergonomics
|Colors||Black, purple, gray, white|
|Display||6.5 inch, 1644 × 3840 pixels, OLED|
|CPU||Seminanometrovy Snapdragon 855 (1 × 2,84 GHz Kryo 485 + 3 × 2,42 GHz Kryo 485 + 4 × 1,78 GHz Kryo 485)|
|graphics processor||Adreno 640|
|Built-in memory||64/128 GB + microSD support up to 512 GB capacity|
|camera||Rear - 12 Mn (main) + 12 M (telephoto) + 12 M (ultrashirokougolnaya).
Front - 8 MP
|SIM card||Two slots nanoSIM (one hybrid with microSD)|
|Wireless interfaces||Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX, GPS, NFC|
|operating system||Android 9.0|
|Battery||3330 mAh supported fast charge (18 W, USB Power Delivery 2.0)|
|Dimensions||167 × 72 × 8.2 mm|
The box contains only the necessary minimum: a smartphone adapter with cable USB Type-C adapter and a USB Type-C to the minijack.
Appearance and ergonomics
Sony Xperia 1 is on sale in four colors: black, purple, gray and white. We got gray smartphone. Color dull and low-key, no silver or metallic.
The rear glass panel, the metal frame. According to the tactile sensations smartphone excellent: in a heavy measure, its a pleasure to hold in your hand.
The first thing that catches your eye - the elongated shape. It looks great, but as long as a TV remote, the smartphone is not convenient in every pocket.
The next feature - filled with different things right edge. From top to bottom it is located here: rocker volume key, fingerprint sensor, the power button and turn on the camera. On the left side smartphone while empty. Bottom - hole dynamics and input USB Type-C.
Top - a slot for nanoSIM. Removed without staples.
Declared protection class - IP65 / 68. This means that the smartphone can get exposed to rain and water spilling on him.
Sony once again shows the character: Xperia 1 is not similar to other models on the market, or to the previous device company. And this is the smartphone that can briefly see and say, "Just did Sony». Design trends outside here if he did not get: the company comes up with Soup itself, and rightly so. It seems that the cutouts in the screen and the vertical modules in the corner of the back panel, they simply would not have gone.
Display contrast, detailed and well calibrated. In some scenarios, it lacks the brightness, but it is not critical.
Frames from the Xperia 1 is, and they are to face him. Sony has revealed that it is possible to make a stylish smartphone, without having to fill the entire screen front panel.
The company made a serious bet on the specifications. It is not only 4K-resolution and the HDR, but less clear specifications: 10-bit color depth support remastering image technology, wide color space ITU-R BT.2020, and DCI-P3 with illyuminentom D65. All this sounds great, but it does not affect the experience of using a smartphone. The screen here is seen as a flagship, but to use its technical twists and whether it is necessary - is unclear. Perhaps it is useful to mobile photography and videography (features video footage we touch on yet).
With a screen aspect ratio 21: 9 easy to see relevant content, but there is a caveat. Almost all the content on the Internet - wrong. Most of the clips are displayed with or without a bottom and top, or with empty fields on either side. But here you can really come in handy split-screen function. Her fans say that it is convenient to use even the messenger with the keyboard.
Sound Xperia 1 - one of the best that issue smartphones in 2019. If only because he's in stereo. He is convincing in so far as may be convincing sound smartphone.
There is a chip on the fan - mode "dynamic vibration." With her smartphone vibrates with different force, depending on the volume.
For shooting meet three objectives: basic, ultrashirokougolny and a telephoto lens. Last works only in good light - in the dark, turn on the main camera with a crop. Ultrashirokougolny lens here has a pronounced fisheye effect, which is noticeable when shooting at close range. Here are the pictures that are obtained in the sun: first there is a frame made on ultrashirokougolny lens, then the main camera, and then at a telephoto lens.
Photos have a characteristic sharpness. It is believed that this is due to the implemented in the Xperia 1 RAW noise reduction technology of Sony Alpha cameras.
And this is how the camera takes Xperia 1 night. sometimes not enough light in the automatic mode, but you can resort to manual and, for example, increase the shutter speed. Maximum - 30 seconds.
Sony has made an emphasis on fast, accurate autofocus when shooting people, it happens on the eyes. And related to this update is about the same as the technical bells and whistles of the screen: cool, but not for impressions, nor is it particularly does not affect the use of your smartphone.
Also, the camera can automatically detect shooting scenarios and adjust exposure for them. Available Portrait Mode with Bokeh.
The front camera takes good pictures day. Night - much worse.
The camera button is allocated to the right side, it comes in handy. It is conveniently located, and you'll really enjoy it.
Particular attention is paid Sony video capture. Xperia U 1 is the preset Cinema Pro application that emulates the work of professional cameras. Photographing can be 2K or 4K with stabilization. Also here you can adjust frame rate, choose a camera profile.
I tried to make a video on the emulator full-frame cameras Sony CineAlta Venice. Manually established ISO, shutter speed and white balance. In some frames - manual focus, also used different lenses.
Here's how to get the result. Movie, of course, empty, but the picture is pretty.
I liked it and shoot videos with manual settings, and watch. Perhaps with the Xperia 1 and Cinema Pro you will not make a movie, but definitely want to try it.
Here Xperia 1 among the first. This is confirmed by the synthetic tests. Here Geekbench:
This benchmark result from Sling Shot Extreme 3D Mark:
Synthetic tests yield results at the level of the leading champions of the market. Performance is confirmed by experience: the Xperia 1 smartly works in all scenarios, quickly renders video and flies in heavy toys like Asphalt 9.
The smartphone runs on Android 9.0 with a small amount of add-ons from Sony. Retaining the classic arrangement of icons and bar recommendations from Google on the left screen.
Also on the top svayp called the Quick Access Toolbar. Another panel, with applications open gesture, which we have tried to learn in testing previous Sony models. To activate the panel, double-click on the little edges. On the first attempt does not succeed always.
Sony's smartphone received a small set of predefined services and a game mode that optimizes the system for maximum performance and endurance during heavy load applications. Also supported is not very convenient Sony gestures capture selfie (reaction to smile or movement palm). The non-separable non-obvious discovery was typing, enabled by default.
It is quite easy and understandable system with a few twists, which, if not useful, at least not in the way. However, while testing a smartphone began to fail: the camera app crashes when trying to take a picture. Helped restart. Perhaps these bugs eliminated with the new firmware.
The sensor on the right side we have seen in Xperia 10 Plus. Then, his work did not cause censures, but similar sensor Xperia 1 simply does not work. Of the 10 successful attempts to unlock can be one. And maybe none.
The Sony told us that they knew about the problem and it will be fixed in future updates.
Unlock the face is not provided.
average battery capacity - 3330 mAh. That may be enough for a day with moderate use smartphone. If you do not include corporate saving Stamina mode and use the gadget as actively as possible, starting the game and shooting a movie, the battery is full-time and may not survive.
Supported by fast charging. Up to 50% of the battery is replenished for half an hour, up to 100% - an hour and a half.
Sony Xperia 1, you can blame for many things, such as for sharpness frame strange software features, an uncomfortable position in the pocket and yet defective sensor footprint. And even for the price: Sony firmly believes in his creation, selling it for 79 990 rubles. In other stores you can find a smartphone for about 60 thousand.
Trying to beat the competition in performance, the company chooses clearly not what should compete. What does it matter support screen DCI-P3 technology illyuminentom D65, if almost no one understands what that means? Such nuances are not visible from afar - it is difficult to say that the display is better than the flagship Samsung, Apple and Xiaomi.
Sony Xperia 1 - a smartphone with its own character and is an amateur. It looks and works differently than others, and compare it with whom. The gadget can give a new impression: in my case, it became, for example, video shooting experience in the Cinema Pro. However, the sentence remains in force: while the lot of Sony - cameras and game consoles. They are given to us is clearly better than smartphones.
The author would like to thank Sony for providing the test device.
- Review of Samsung Galaxy A80 - slider with PTZ camera and flagship features
- Overview Mi 9T Pro - the new flagship of the Xiaomi traveled with selfie-cam
- Overview Vivo Y17 - affordable smartphone with battery at 5000 mAh