Sony Xperia 1 V

Sony Xperia 1 V

Sony Xperia 1 V

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BEST RATING
Performance:
4.8
CAMERA: Good7.1/10
SIZE: Large Android
BATTERY: Very Good8.1/10

The Sony Xperia 1 V is a premium smartphone with a strong emphasis on photography and media. It features a 6.5-inch OLED screen with a high refresh rate and a detailed 4K resolution. It operates on Android and comes with 256GB of storage. The camera system provides RAW output, HDR video capabilities, and has a set of lenses including a 48MP main camera and a 12MP telephoto lens. The 12GB RAM alongside its latest Snapdragon processor ensures smooth performance. With a 5000mAh battery, the phone offers a decent battery life. It has extras like a 3.5mm headphone jack and front-facing stereo speakers. However, it's important to note that despite the camera's capabilities, the photo and video quality is rated as fair, so if top-tier imaging is a priority, this might not be the best option. The Xperia 1 V comes at a premium price, reflecting its high-end features and brand reputation. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good battery capacity
  • Large high-resolution OLED screen
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Front-facing stereo speakers
  • High screen refresh rate
Cons
  • Fair camera photo quality
  • Fair camera video quality
  • No variable refresh rate
  • Moderate battery life

Ratings by Category

Performance:
4.8
The Performance rating is based on GeekBench performance benchmark scores, combined with PerfectRec’s assessment of real-life typical use cases.
Battery Life:
4.4
The Battery Life rating is based on overall actual measured battery life during typical usage.
Overall Camera:
4.0
The Sony Xperia 1 V has fair selfie capabilities which might not satisfy those seeking top-tier front camera quality. Its overall camera performance shows limitations in dynamic range and low light scenes, indicating that while capable, it may not excel in challenging photography conditions.
Photos:
3.8
The Sony Xperia 1 V takes fair photos, particularly because the quality of selfies it produces is just fair, which is a significant aspect for many users. Additionally, although the phone's photos software experience is very good, elements like photos dynamic range and low light performance scored poorly, affecting the overall photo quality.
Videos:
3.4
The Sony Xperia 1 V offers a good video software experience but has fair video stabilization, which might result in less smooth footage during movement. Additionally, while the microphone quality is good, the dynamic range is rated as poor, meaning it may not capture the full spectrum of light and dark in videos, especially in high-contrast situations.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,198
Brand
Sony
Operating System
Android
Release Date
May 28, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.5"
Resolution
3840 x 1644
Variable refresh rate
No
Pixels Per Inch
643
Display Type
OLED

INTERNAL

Processor
SD8G2
Internal Storage
256 GB
RAM
12 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
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7.1/10
Photos Score
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6.8/10
Videos Score
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6.4/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
48 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
8.2 Hours
Battery Capacity
5000 mAh
Wireless Charging
Yes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W
Reverse wireless charging
Yes (5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
6.5" x 2.8"
Weight
6.60 oz
Back Material
Glass
Stereo Speakers
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
Yes
Bluetooth Version
5.3
A2DP
Yes
WiFi Version
6e
NFC
Yes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
No
Color
Black
Stock Android
Yes
SD Card
Yes

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Will Sattelberg | June 2023
"The Sony Xperia 1 V is unlike anything else you'll find on the market today. With an ultra-tall 4K OLED panel, a textured glass back for added grip, and all of the manual controls Alpha fans could ask for, this is nothing like modern Android flagships — something that might win over some old-school smartphone fans."

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