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Sony Xperia 1 V

Sony Xperia 1 V
alaScore 99

33 reviews

Sep, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Sony Xperia 1 V. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the portability and battery. The screen and design are also appreciated. Many are critical about the reception and usability, and there are some mixed views about the camera.

performance, design, screen, battery, portability

price, usability, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia 1 V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena Team (

Sony Xperia 1 V review


There are many flagship phones to choose from nowadays, but there is just one made for both casual and professional photographers. It's the one with a...

Classic design, lightweight, top-notch ingress protection.

No charger and no cable in the box.

Everything boils down to whether the Xperia 1 V checks the most boxes on your list - if it does, we are sure you will not regret getting it.

May, 2023

Expert review by : Simon Hill (

Review: Sony Xperia 1 V


Sure it's got a complex camera and plenty of stamina, but it's more expensive than any iPhone.

Gorgeous 4K display. Incredibly grippy. Good battery life. Headphone port and microSD card slot. Physical camera button and manual mode.

Too expensive. Nothing else comes in the box. Camera app is confusing. Lackluster software update policy.

Jul, 2023

Expert review by : Preslav Kateliev (

Sony Xperia 1 V review: picture this


Sony's latest flagship hits hard — it's classy, it's powerful, it's got true optical zoom, it costs more than any other phone.

Stylish, classy, and light — great design ; Plethora of manual camera modes for fine-tuning video and photos ; Eye tracking autofocus is super-fast and responsive ; MicroSD slot and headphone jack ; Stereo speakers sound pretty good (though a bit boxy)

Price is well above any other premium phone (sans foldables) ; For all its focus on camera, its image quality is not ahead of the competition ; Two years of Android updates?

Jun, 2023

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Sony Xperia 1 V review: For pros only


The flagship-grade specs of the Sony Xperia 1 V tell only half the story, as the photos it shoots are likely what will make your mind up.

The high starting price of the Xperia 1 V does make it a tough sell. Plus the trouble the phone has with efficiently running its display at 120Hz is not something you'll find with rival phones. So while it's expensive and a little impractical, there...

Aug, 2023

Expert review by : Robert Triggs (

Sony Xperia 1 V review: Refining the formula


What's does Sony's fifth-generation flagship bring to the table? Find out more in this Sony Xperia 1 V review.

Excellent battery life

Aug, 2023

Expert review by : Ian Evenden (

Sony Xperia 1 V review: an overlooked flagship?


It's stacked with top-of-the-line features, so are we sleeping on the Sony Xperia 1 V?

High performance ; Good cameras ; Long battery life

More expensive than the S23 Ultra ; Casing feels cheap ; Apps can be complicated

Sony’s best phone in 2023, is an excellent performer, but costs more than a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, and that’s a problem for it. The phone is beautifully made and a refined companion to keep in your pocket, its combination of computing performance...

Aug, 2023

Expert review by : Alan Martin (

Sony Xperia 1 V Review


The Sony Xperia 1 V is a superb phone that barely puts a foot wrong – it's just too expensive, even for a flagship.

Speedy performance with top-notch internals ; Brilliant sound with a dedicated headphone jack ; Superb stamina with multi-day battery life

It’s as expensive as non-folding phones get ; Bloatware is insulting in a phone this expensive ; Textured glass back feels a lot like plastic

The Sony Xperia 1 V is a superb phone that barely puts a foot wrong. It’s lightning-fast with a great screen, enviable battery life and a superb camera array. You might quibble with the design, which remains an acquired taste, but it does everything...

Jun, 2023

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Sony Xperia 1 V review: the good, the niche and the pricey


The Xperia 1 V is the ultimate audio, photo, and video enthusiast's phone – but can it woo the mainstream?

Premium styling ; Great performance ; Advanced camera features ; 3.5mm headphone jack

Very expensive ; Complicated camera system ; Battery is good – not great ; No Android update commitment

The Xperia 1 V is Sony's first do-it-all flagship in a while with no red flags – except for that price tag. Costing more than either the S Pen-toting Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra or Apple iPhone 14 Pro, the Xperia 1 V needs to be superb to beat them. In...

Jun, 2023

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony Xperia 1 V review


Sony's flagship smartphone is still about as cinematic as a phone can be

Cinematic picture for a smartphone ; New design looks and feels great ; Wired and wireless audio compatibility

Tall screen can be awkward at times ; Expensive

Sony’s cinematic flagship smartphone impresses us once again, with upgrades in all the key areas

Jun, 2023

Expert review by : Dominic Preston (

Sony Xperia 1 V review


The Sony Xperia 1 V is a classic Sony flagship: incredibly powerful, incredibly complicated, and only likely to appeal to committed Sony-philes

Excellent performance ; Beautiful slim, textured design ; Stunning 4K HDR display

Camera is complicated and difficult to use well ; Slow charging ; Uncertain long-term software support ; Needlessly expensive

The Xperia 1 V is more of the same from Sony: a powerful, expensive flagship phone that’s destined to only appeal to a small niche. If you love Sony’s proper cameras and want a phone that mimics them, you may well love it – but otherwise you should...

Jun, 2023