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Sony Xperia XZ1 / Sony Xperia XZ1 Dual F8342

alaTest has collected and analyzed 493 reviews of Sony Xperia XZ1 / Sony Xperia XZ1 Dual F8342. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The camera and size also get good feedback. Many are negative about the price, and there are some mixed reviews about the reception and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XZ1 / Sony Xperia XZ1 Dual F8342 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Christian de Looper (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 review

 

The Sony Xperia XZ1 offers excellent performance, Android 8.0 Oreo, and fun camera features.

Excellent performance ; IP68 water-resistant ; Latest Android 8.0 Oreo software ; Super slow motion video is fun

Aging design ; Expensive ; Camera output should be better

The Sony Xperia XZ1 is a good phone. It offers excellent performance and ships with the latest Android 8.0 Oreo. While some of its camera features are little gimmicky, we did enjoy playing around with them, especially the Super Slo-mo. For the price,...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1

 

Sony Xperia XZ1 review, release date: Sony has unveiled the Xperia XZ1 with an HDR display, Android Oreo and a fancy 3D scanning camera. But is it good?

Smart, simple look ; High-end CPU ; Fast

Large for a 5.2in screen phone ; So-so battery life ; Much cheaper phones are as good ; 3D face scanning useless for most people

The Sony Xperia XZ1 is home to Qualcomm’s top-end Snapdragon 835 processor. It’s one of the main upgrades over the Xperia XZ, which has a Snapdragon 820.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 review: XZibit one

 

Sony was never a company to blindly follow trends, having its own approach to the mobile market. A fact perfectly illustrated by the company's latest flagship duo - the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact, which you only need to look at once to recognize the Xperia...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Sascha Segan, Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1

 

Sony's Xperia XZ1 is a powerful smartphone with a unique 3D-scanning camera that could earn it a following among 3D printing enthusiasts.

Powerful hardware. 3D-scanning camera. Lots of high-resolution audio technologies. First phone to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo.

Dated design. No fingerprint sensor for US customers.

Sony has long had a line of good-quality, premium-feeling phones that just haven't differentiated themselves because they're costly and not sold through US carriers. At $700, the XZ1 arguably falls into that mold with specs that are on par with the...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia XZ1 review

 

3D scanning smarts can't save this merely functional flagship

Brings HDR to Full HD for the first time ; Delivers performance you’d expect ; Android Oreo out of the box

Same design we’ve seen for years ; 3D scanning is a gimmick ; Camera has familiar processing issues

It’s clever, but 3D scanning tech alone does not make a killer phone. The XZ1 just feels like more of the same, and that’s not enough any more

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 preview: Classic design, upgraded hardware

 

Sony announced three new smartphones at consumer electronics show IFA, including two flagship devices that will "complement" the spec-stacked Xperia

The Sony Xperia XZ1 refines the design of the Xperia XZ and XZs to deliver a more seamless finish that's not only nice enough to look at, but nice and solid to hold too. The design isn't as exciting as some of the rival flagship smartphones out there,...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : John McCann Cameron Faulkner (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 review

 

A sleek look and plenty of power make the XZ1 a top flagship contender

Refined, premium design ; First with Android Oreo out of box ; Full HD HDR display looks great

Smaller battery than predecessor ; No fingerprint sensor on US variant ; Full HD not overly VR-friendly

The Sony Xperia XZ1 looks to be another accomplished flagship phone with some clever camera tricks, HDR support and 3D scanning, but it remains to be seen if it really does enough to stand out from the crowd.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Inge Schwabe (notebookcheck.net)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Smartphone Review

 

Family Matters. The XZ1 is the successor to the Sony XZ, Sony's initial high-end smartphone. As such, it seems to have inherited the latter's bias for incorporating some flaws. Nevertheless, the XZ1 is truly a member of the high-end squad.

modern and fast SoC ; up-to-date operating system ; stereo speakers ; bright high-resolution display ; fingerprint reader ; IP65/68 certified ; Bluetooth 5.0 ; DLNA ; wide variety of supported cellular bands

wide bezels ; poor stamina ; no dual SIM ; camera could be more sensitive to light

Xperia smartphones are still easily distinguishable by their unique design, and the XZ1 fits right in. Unfortunately, the wide bezels below and above the display are kind of a downer and should have been a thing of the past by now. On the plus side,...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XZ1 review

 

Rather than launching a new flagship, Sony has created a cheaper version of the Xperia XZ Premium. Here we review the Sony Xperia XZ1 with its HDR screen, Snapdragon 835 processor and Super Slow Motion camera.

Dec, 2017

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Expert review by : Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XZ1 review: Can 3D image scanning sell a mid-range smartphone?

 

Sony's Xperia XZ1 brings 3D image scanning to smartphones, but is it worth your cash?

Stunning display ; Performance as good as 2017's other flagships

Pricey ; Gimmicky 3D-scanning tech ; Mediocre battery life

And with the Galaxy S8 finally dipping below £550, the Xperia XZ1 is impossible to recommend. Should Sony’s latest take a nosedive in price in the near future, I might be more inclined to suggest it, but as it stands the Xperia XZ1 isn’t worth the...

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2700
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):12 / 13
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
ISO sensitivity:1600, 4000, 6400, 12800 / 1600, 4000, 6400, 12800, Auto
Maximum frame rate:960
Multi-shot:Y
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):19
Rear camera type:Single camera
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.22
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
Head SAR (EU):0.8

Design

Brand colour:Moonlit Blue / Venus Pink / Warm Silver
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Pink / Silver
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP65 / IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.2
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours / 65536 colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:ALAC,DSD,FLAC,LPCM / ALAC,DSD,FLAC,LPCM,MP3
Speakers:STEREO

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:N / Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 540
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.9
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.35 / 2.45
Processor Model:835

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:8 / 8.0 / O

Storage

Compatible memory cards:microSDXC
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail,Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.4 / 7.9
Height :148 / 156
Weight:155 / 156
Width:73 / 77