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Sony Xperia 1 V

Sony Xperia 1 V
alaScore 95

44 reviews

Jul, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 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 are impressed by the battery and screen. The design and camera also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reception and usability.

performance, camera, design, screen, battery

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 95/100 = 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?

Feb, 2024

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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 : Aiman Maulana (

Sony Xperia 1 V Review – Class-leading Multimedia Beast


Looking for a smartphone with a camera that gives you as much control as a DSLR? Check out our Sony Xperia 1 V review.

+ Strong performance ; + Well-designed, complete with IP68 and enhanced grip ; + Excellent cinematic 4K display that's also practical ; + Class-leading stereo speakers, making it a multimedia beast ; + Practical, powerful camera setup made even better...

- Barebones package, not even a USB cable included ; - Lack of an adaptive / dynamic refresh rate option ; - Thermal throttling, especially with certain games ; - Charging speed needs improvement ; - Very expensive

The Xperia 1 V can be considered the ideal smartphone for enthusiasts. While it can serve anyone pretty well, it however is definitely not the smartphone for everyone.

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 : Benjamin Lucks (

Xperia 1 Mark V Review: The Good, the Bad, and the Flawed


Sony further improved its flagships with the Xperia 1 Mark V. But is the $1,399 asking price worth it? Find out in our nextpit review!

Excellent main camera image quality ; Very high-performance level ; Hardly any heating problems in everyday use ; Extremely high-quality build (apart from the box)

Three years of software updates are too short ; Variable telephoto camera disappoints ; Not even a single cable is included ; No adaptive refresh rate

The Xperia 1 Mark V is a high-quality and powerful smartphone. How unreasonable is it to buy Sony's latest flagship for $1,399? This is not so much due to the price, which you can definitely obtain at a cheaper price point or via mobile contracts—but...

Jun, 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

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