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Sony Xperia XZ1



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In a nutshell

  • 5.2-inch Full HD display
  • 19MP camera
  • 64GB internal memory
  • Available in black, warm silver, and moonlit blue

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“The XZ1 from Sony is a feature-packed smartphone, ready for anything you throw at it. The HDR screen is pin-sharp, and the super slow-mo video is a great creative tool.”

What Users Say

4.7 based on

  • Operating System

    Android Oreo (8.0)

  • Camera

    19 Megapixels

  • Display

    5.2 inches

  • Storage

    Available in 64GB

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  • HDR display

    High dynamic range highlights a greater breadth of colours and deeper contrast in your movies and videos, only made better by the Full HD resolution.

  • Triple image-sensing technology

    The 19MP camera is a powerful tool. Using three sensors, you can capture brilliant still photos, and record video in stunning 4K.

  • Hi-Res audio

    With Hi-Res audio you’ll hear more in your favourite songs, brought to life when paired with Sony’s digital noise-cancelling headphones.

Design and display

High dynamic range

The Xperia XZ1’s 5.2-inch Full HD screen is HDR, which stands for high dynamic range. This brings out a huge range of colours you wouldn’t have previously been able to see on a smartphone screen, making for a brilliant, crystal-clear viewing experience. 

Sophisticated design

Sony’s iconic smartphone design fits perfectly in the hand, and the metal body is both sturdy and good-looking. And when it comes to protection, you can rest-assured the screen won’t easily take on damage, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. 


Motion Eye™

The Motion Eye™ tech in this Sony handset is taken straight from the company’s range of digital cameras. The 19MP G Lens works together with a range of sensors to create and capture perfect photos in the most challenging conditions. 

Super slow-mo

The XZ1’s party trick is its super slow-motion video capture, at 960 frames per second (fps). This incredible frame rate lets you see things the human eye can’t even process, revealing the intricate details in life you mightn’t have otherwise been able to appreciate.  

Under the hood

Hi-Res audio

The speakers on the XZ1 are 40% louder than the previous model’s, and really bring your music to life. For an even finer-tuned listening experience, however, connect a pair of digital noise-cancelling headphones, to really take advantage of the power of Hi-Res audio. 

Top-level performance

On the inside of the smartphone, there’s Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 processor. It will make sure you’ll be able to enjoy smooth-running, impressive graphics in all your games. And with 4GB RAM you’ll be able to do lots of things at once without slowing down. 

3D Creator

A new tool for the Xperia range is the 3D Creator app, which lets you scan real-life objects using the camera, to produce a three-dimensional render.


Specification Summary

What's in the box

The box contains

  • Device
  • Charger
  • SIM card removal tool
  • USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Full Specifications

  • Body

    • Nano

  • Dimensions

    • 148 x 73.4 x 7.4 mm

    • 155 grams

  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Android Oreo (8.0)

  • Apps

    • Play store

  • Battery

    • USB Type-C

    • 2700 mAh

  • Special Features

  • Connectivity

  • Camera

    • LED

    • 4K

    • 13 megapixels

    • 19 megapixels

  • Music and entertainment

  • Processor

    • Octa

    • 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor

    • 4 GB

  • Display

    • Full HD

    • 424 ppi

    • IPS LCD, 16m colours, Gorilla Glass 5

    • 1080 x 1920p

    • 5.2 inches


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Sony Xperia XZ1 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 85.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone! I bought this around a year ago, one of the best phones I've had. Loads of storage, great front and rear camera very impressed with the focus and quality of photos. Also, bit of a horror story but good ending. I ended up putting my phone through an hours wash with my clothes, it still worked after! Left for an hour in rice to fully dry out and like new. No scratches to glass, sound is crisp and clear as it was. Most reliable phone I've had. Don't think I'll ever go with another brand than Sony.
Date published: 2019-02-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible I have for One year and the batery its horrible. Just um stand by is good, but for use no.
Date published: 2018-10-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor battery I bought this phone 5 months ago and from the third month started to lose the battery power.It can be used more then 6 h.
Date published: 2018-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Phone Had for a month now and it is an amazing phone. Had Samsung and HTC in the past but this is something else. So quick and easy to use, and the slow-mo camera is fun to use!
Date published: 2018-03-21
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