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Sony Xperia XZ1 / Sony Xperia XZ1 Dual F8342

alaTest has collected and analyzed 542 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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The camera and size also get good opinions. Opinions about the reception and battery are mixed. Some have doubts about the price.

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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 94/100 = 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 : 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 : 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 : Nick T. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Review

 

Sony takes pride in the fact that kando is at the root of its design philosophy – its products are not only meant to serve a practical purpose; they must also make one go "Wow!". Will the Sony Xperia XZ1 – Sony's latest Android flagship smartphone...

Solid, waterproof, classy design ; Fast and responsive UI ; HDR-capable display with good outdoor visibility ; Predictive Capture camera feature is nice having ; First with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box ; Can shoot dramatic 960fps videos

Stereo speakers not as good as expected ; No fingerprint scanner on the US model ; Camera lags behind competitors in low light ; Not sold on any US carrier

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Cortney Moore (tomsguide.com)

Xperia XZ1 Review: This Sony Phone Is Stuck in the Past

 

There's no Android flagship quite like Sony's latest, but in this case, that's not a particularly good thing. You must acknowledge the Xperia's processing prowess and Oreo support, but aside from that, the competition simply offers more.

Powerful processor ; Headphone jack ; Already offers Android 8.0 Oreo ; 3D Creator is fun

No fingerprint sensor in U.S. model ; Dated design ; Middling battery life compared to leading flagships

The Xperia XZ1 packs plenty of power and the latest version of Android, but this phone's bulky design, small battery and lack of a fingerprint sensor make it feel decidedly dated.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Lanh Nguyen (androidauthority.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 review: same ol' Sony

 

The Sony Xperia XZ1 has some interesting aspects going for it such as the 3D creator and Android Oreo out of the box but when you boil it all down it's just more of the same from Sony. Fans of Sony's design and hardware will enjoy the XZ1 but for...

Solid metal build quality ; Vibrant IPS LCD display ; 3D creator app works well ; MicroSD expansion ; Hi-Res audio support ; Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box ; Front-facing stereo speakers

Design looks outdated ; No fingerprint sensor in the U.S. ; Camera lacks dynamic range and is weak in low light ; Sony's UI skin doesn't mesh with Oreo

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: Sony Xperia XZ1

 

The Sony Xperia XZ1 is one of the first smartphones to run Android 8 Oreo. It packs the latest processor and camera technology into Sony's age-old, metal-and-glass chassis. While some table-stakes features are aboard, others are missing. This uneven...

The Xperia XZ1 from Sony is a nice phone, but it falls well short of being a great phone. The build quality and materials are excellenmt, and yet Sony gimped the XZ1 with its dated design language. People want more screen than bezel on their phones...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 review: a brilliant flash that soon fades

 

As the powerful and compact Xperia XZ1 Compact makes its return, Sony Mobile is also throwing the 5.2-inch Xperia XZ1 into the mix. Read this review of the Japanese manufacturer's latest smartphone to discover why Sony has introduced this smartphone...

Aluminium unibody design ; Impeccable performance ; Android Oreo ; Excellent audio experience

Problematic and not yet mature software ; Questionable screen quality ; Unreliable rear camera ; High price compared to the competition

I don't think there’s much more to add. The Sony Xperia XZ1 is a solid smartphone, with an elegant and formal design, but won’t satisfy everyone because it may appear to look out of date. It offers the performance of a true high-end smartphone, and the...

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

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
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:1 / 2.3
Rear camera aperture number:2
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 color:Moonlit Blue / Venus Pink / Warm Silver
Color 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:5.2
Display number of colors:16 million colours / 16.78 million colors / 65536 colors
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
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:0.291 / 0.311
Height:5.83 / 6.14
Weight:5.47 / 5.5
Width:2.87 / 3.03