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Sony Xperia 1



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In a nutshell

  • World’s first 4K HDR OLED display brings your entertainment to life
  • Enjoy your own portable cinema with immersive visuals and audio
  • Create your own movies and capture stunning photos

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

"Enjoy the latest cutting-edge technology? How about the world’s first 4K HDR OLED display? The 6.5” display also has a 21:9 display option, so you can enjoy the latest blockbusters whether you’re on the train or chilling out at home."

What Users Say

  • Camera

    12MP + 12MP + 12MP Triple Rear Camera

  • Operating System

    Android 9 (Pie)

  • Battery

    Up to 11 hours talktime

  • Storage

    Available in 128GB

  • Display

    6.5 inches

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Design and Display

The world’s first 4K HDR OLED display

We use our phones for pretty much everything these days, so nobody really wants to be squinting at the screen. The Xperia 1’s 4K HDR OLED display means you’ll see every detail, whether you’re admiring your photo collection, streaming a binge-worthy boxset or simply checking your favourite websites.


A cinema in your pocket

There’s something special about a trip to the cinema, but sometimes it’s easier to watch the latest films on our phones. The Xperia 1 combines crystal clear videos with dynamic audio from Dolby Atmos to recreate the cinema-experience on your phone. You’ll see everything from city-wide explosions to beads of sweat clearly on the large 6.5” screen.



Capture memorable images

Want to capture memorable images without investing in an expensive high-end camera? Of course you do. The Xperia 1 is ideal for everything from sweeping landscape shots to selfies. With a triple lens camera helping you to capture every detail, your artistic creations will be ready to share instantly on social media.


Professional camera technology in a mobile phone

Sony have packed the Xperia 1 with technology from their Alpha range of cameras, so you know it means business. Full manual control, RAW noise reduction, dual photo diode – long story short? Better pictures. So get out there and get creative!


Under The Hood

Plenty of space for your apps, movies and pictures

There’s a massive 128 GB of storage space inside. That’s plenty of room for all your photos, apps, even a collection of films. Not quite enough? Insert a memory card to add up to 512 GB of extra space – no more difficult choices about which photos or apps to delete.

Android 9 adapts to how you use your phone

A phone that adapts to how you use it. With Android 9, your experience will just keep getting better and better. Plugging in your headphones? Your favourite playlist is ready to go. Always running out of battery? It adapts to the apps and services you use. Get more out of your phone.




The box contains

  • Device
  • Charger
  • USB cable
  • Headphones
  • Headphone Adaptor
  • Quick Start Guide


  • Dimensions

    • 167 x 72 x 8.2 mm

    • 178 grams

  • Specification

  • Body

    • Nano

  • Camera

    • Cinema Pro" powered by CineAlta – 21:9 movie recording Look colour management pre-sets BIONZ XTM for mobile RAW noise reduction Eye AF Up to 10FPS AF/AE Dual photo diode RGBC-IR sensor SteadyShot™ 960 fps Super slow motion video (FHD/HD) 2x optical zoom 5x digital zoom HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo Hybrid Autofocus 3D Creator

    • 4K HDR

    • 8 megapixels

    • Full HD

    • 12 megapixels

  • Calls & Messages

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Android 9 (Pie)

  • Apps

    • Play Store

  • Battery

    • USB Type-C

    • 3330 mAh

    • 490 hours

    • 11 hours

  • Special Features

    • Google Assistant

  • Connectivity

    • Sony PlayStation

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 512 GB

  • Music and entertainment

    • Stereo speaker

  • Processor

    • Octa

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

    • 2.8 GHz

    • 2.8 GHz

    • 6 GB

  • Display

    • 4K

    • 1644 x 3840 pixels

    • P OLED

    • Corning Gorilla Glass 6

    • 6.5 inches


Sony Xperia 1 is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sony best phone I bought this phone December , absolutely dream,sound video camera.... amazing,best phone trust me, battery holding strong!!over the moon!!
Date published: 2020-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tis a great phone We all have views on what we need from a phone..I am an avid movie watcher and hence why I bought this phone.. The screen is A1 , it's fast, it's light and the 21_9 aspect ratio works well. The phone also sits better than most in you're hand. I chose this over the more expensive note 10 and iPhone and I tell you yourself 400 sheets and leave the flock behind...
Date published: 2019-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing phone! I was really nervous about buying this phone. I started with the sony xperia xz preimum and loved it. Recently i upgraded to the xz3 and hated it so much i was desperate to get rid of it after the first week. I have fallen in love again with the xperia 1. When i was researching a lot of reveiws talked about the new screen ratio, the fact that this was perfect for gaming or watching netflix - neither of these things i do very often on my phone. I was therefore thinking i don't know if this is the phone for me. BUT i am so glad i brought it. The screen colours are faultless and i have never seen such a beautiful display. the picture quality is amazing and amplified by the screen quality when showing photos to people on the phone. it feels a nice phone to hold and now holding a phone without this screen ratio feels cheap and horrible. i can see so much on the screen at once and it fits so nicely into my hand while i scroll through my fav book or facebook. the screen is so responsive and feels very expensive. everything about this phone is amazing. i hope that sony continue with the new look and not the curved screen. the 4k screen is just beautiful. if you are nervous like me about buying this phone all i can say is that you will not regret it!
Date published: 2019-08-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Full of problems Do not buy this phone... I have had mine 6 weeks now and it is full of problems. 4G drops in and out, the phone over heats and drops calls, weak signal, jumps into aeroplane mode, fingerprint recognition is nowhere near as good as the iPhone and hard to use and Sony support is rubbish. On paper this phone should be amazing but reality once again Sony haven't got this one sorted and it still needs a lot of work and better customer service.
Date published: 2019-07-31
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