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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


Sony Xperia XZ1 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 78.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic features I bought it just before Christmas and love it brillant screen fabulous pictures
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great audio!! Bought this 2 weeks ago - very impressed with sound quality through good headphones and using the stereo speakers. I have only taken a few photos, but the camera is good too....
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job. Previously had a Z5 so upgrading into the xz1 was super easy. Nice new subtle features which has improved on the Z5. Needless to say it has a great camera. The slow motion feature is fantastic, in the right conditions you can get some amazing videos that make capturing special moments even better. The battery on this has been very good. Battery care feature sounds like it will keep it going throughout my contract term. If yove had a Sony phone before this will be easy to jump into, if you haven't then this is a really good practical phone that does the job.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cracking phone! Had one for 3 weeks now and I love it. Everything runs smoothly with no hang time or crashing. Great cameras and the front even has an improvised flash for selfies at gigs!
Date published: 2018-01-09
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