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Sony Xperia XZ1 / Sony Xperia XZ1 Dual F8342

alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 reviews of Sony Xperia XZ1 / Sony Xperia XZ1 Dual F8342. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and camera. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the price. The reception and battery get mixed opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XZ1 / Sony Xperia XZ1 Dual F8342 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (stuff.tv_in)

Sony Xperia XZ1 review

 

3D scanning smarts can't save this merely functional flagship

Brings HDR to Full HD for the first time ; Delivers performance you’d expect ; Android Oreo out of the box

Same design we’ve seen for years ; 3D scanning is a gimmick ; Camera has familiar processing issues

It’s clever, but 3D scanning tech alone does not make a killer phone. The XZ1 just feels like more of the same, and that’s not enough any more.

2017-10

Expert review by: Prasid Banerjee (digit.in)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Review

 

The Sony Xperia XZ1 has some impressive technologies built inside, but it also lacks some important new technologies we expect in 2017.

Compact, ergonomic design ; Fast, lag-free performance

Average battery life ; Camera isn't dependable ; Begs for updated looks

The Sony Xperia XZ1 is cheap by Sony’s standards. It also has some impressive technologies built inside, and is a fast smartphone. It just doesn’t feel like a phone that belongs in 2017. It can neither match up to flagship phones of today, nor does it...

2017-10

Expert review by: (mobigyaan.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Hands-on [Images]

 

Sony's efforts to make the next flagship better is fairly tempting, we saw the best performing smartphone from Sony, the Xperia XZ Premium tops out in most things, and perhaps the Xperia XZ1 is no exception if we look the features and specifications on...

Expert review by: John McCann Cameron Faulkner (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 review

 

A sleek look and plenty of power make the XZ1 a top flagship contender

Refined, premium design ; First with Android Oreo out of box ; Full HD HDR display looks great

Smaller battery than predecessor ; No fingerprint sensor on US variant ; Full HD not overly VR-friendly

The Sony Xperia XZ1 looks to be another accomplished flagship phone with some clever camera tricks, HDR support and 3D scanning, but it remains to be seen if it really does enough to stand out from the crowd.

2017-08

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XZ1 review

 

Rather than launching a new flagship, Sony has created a cheaper version of the Xperia XZ Premium. Here we review the Sony Xperia XZ1 with its HDR screen, Snapdragon 835 processor and Super Slow Motion camera.

There's no single flaw in the Sony Xperia XZ1 and while it has some decent specs including good audio features and a good camera, it struggles to stand out in a busy market. Phones like the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 make this newer phone look dated and...

2017-11

Expert review by: Sascha Segan, Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1

 

Sony's Xperia XZ1 is a powerful smartphone with a unique 3D-scanning camera that could earn it a following among 3D printing enthusiasts.

Powerful hardware. 3D-scanning camera. Lots of high-resolution audio technologies. First phone to ship with Android 8.0 Oreo.

Dated design. No fingerprint sensor for US customers.

Sony has long had a line of good-quality, premium-feeling phones that just haven't differentiated themselves because they're costly and not sold through US carriers. At $700, the XZ1 arguably falls into that mold with specs that are on par with the...

2017-10

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Expert review by: Christian de Looper (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 review

 

The Sony Xperia XZ1 offers excellent performance, Android 8.0 Oreo, and fun camera features.

Excellent performance ; IP68 water-resistant ; Latest Android 8.0 Oreo software ; Super slow motion video is fun

Aging design ; Expensive ; Camera output should be better

The Sony Xperia XZ1 is a good phone. It offers excellent performance and ships with the latest Android 8.0 Oreo. While some of its camera features are little gimmicky, we did enjoy playing around with them, especially the Super Slo-mo. For the price,...

2017-10

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1

 

Sony Xperia XZ1 review, release date: Sony has unveiled the Xperia XZ1 with an HDR display, Android Oreo and a fancy 3D scanning camera. But is it good?

Smart, simple look ; High-end CPU ; Fast

Large for a 5.2in screen phone ; So-so battery life ; Much cheaper phones are as good ; 3D face scanning useless for most people

The Sony Xperia XZ1 is home to Qualcomm’s top-end Snapdragon 835 processor. It’s one of the main upgrades over the Xperia XZ, which has a Snapdragon 820.

2017-09

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Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XZ1 review: Can 3D image scanning sell a mid-range smartphone?

 

Sony's Xperia XZ1 brings 3D image scanning to smartphones, but is it worth your cash?

Stunning display ; Performance as good as 2017's other flagships

Pricey ; Gimmicky 3D-scanning tech ; Mediocre battery life

And with the Galaxy S8 finally dipping below £550, the Xperia XZ1 is impossible to recommend. Should Sony’s latest take a nosedive in price in the near future, I might be more inclined to suggest it, but as it stands the Xperia XZ1 isn’t worth the...

2017-09

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia XZ1 review

 

3D scanning smarts can't save this merely functional flagship

Brings HDR to Full HD for the first time ; Delivers performance you’d expect ; Android Oreo out of the box

Same design we’ve seen for years ; 3D scanning is a gimmick ; Camera has familiar processing issues

It’s clever, but 3D scanning tech alone does not make a killer phone. The XZ1 just feels like more of the same, and that’s not enough any more

2017-09
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2700
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
ISO sensitivity:1600, 4000, 6400, 12800, Auto
Maximum frame rate:960
Multi-shot:Y
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):19
Rear camera type:Single camera
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.22
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
Head SAR (EU):0.8

Design

Brand colour:Moonlit Blue / Venus Pink / Warm Silver
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Pink / Silver
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant

Display

Display diagonal:13.2
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:ALAC,DSD,FLAC,LPCM

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:N / Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 540
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.9
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.35
Processor Model:835

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:8

Storage

Compatible memory cards:microSDXC
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.4 / 7.9
Height :148 / 156
Weight:155 / 156
Width:73 / 77