Sony Xperia 1 Q&A: Ask us anything

Sony Xperia 1 Q&A: Ask us anything
Our Sony Xperia 1 review is out, answering all of the important questions regarding Sony's first flagship phone for 2019. We used and tested the device for more than a week, and our verdict is clear - it's a rather good phone that has just a few shortcomings.

Our review is available right below, so check it out before asking any questions. 

Sony Xperia 1 review

Of course, there's always the chance that we might have missed answering a particular niche question that could be of vital interest to you. This is why we are kicking off yet another Q&A session where you'll be asking the question and we'll be giving the answers! 

Participating is rather simple - ask your question in the comments section below and we'll do our best to answer it in a separate post to the best of our abilities.

Without further ado, go ahead and ask away!

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Xperia 1
  • Display 6.5" 1644 x 3840 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3330 mAh(24.8h 3G talk time)



1. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

"Ask us anything." Any news on Compact version?

2. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

Can we stream Netflix in 4K on Xperia 1? Does Netflix shows UltraHD tag on 4K non HDR content?

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4334; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Why does Sony bother making phones?

7. User123456789

Posts: 1200; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

For those that feel disgusted by notch and screen holes.

12. Feanor

Posts: 1421; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Since I discovered that Samsung actively seeks to trick me into handing them over my private data and now that Huawei is also out of the game, I'd say Sony is a valid alternative. My question would be more why LG, Nokia, HTC and Motorola still make phones. They have even fewer advantages or unique selling points in comparison to Sony.

4. plsnoregforcomments

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Hi there! 1. Is WiFi 6 support going to be added in a future update? 2. Does it support WPA3? 3. What bloatware does it include, and can it be completely uninstalled (such as the Facebook app)? 4. In regards to security patches; does Sony have a good track record, and did you receive any security patch updates during your time with the phone? 5. Which phone has your favourite screen, the S10+, OP 7 Pro or the Xperia 1? 5. Which phone felt best in your hand, the S10+, OP 7 Pro or the Xepria 1? Thank you for your time!

14. Feanor

Posts: 1421; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I can answer about security updates. If the phone is a flagship, you receive from Sony monthly security updates just like Pixel.

5. JoelRaj1002

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

what are the camera sensors sitting behind those lenses?

8. User123456789

Posts: 1200; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Exmor IMX445 (26mm) = motion eye too Isocell S5K3M3 (16mm, 52mm) Isocell S5K4H7 (selfie).

6. User123456789

Posts: 1200; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

It is much better than OP7 Pro and Mi9. Why the much lower score? Does the 120Hz option work just for games?

9. hjl2345

Posts: 93; Member since: Aug 11, 2018

Why is the amazon link linked to the Xperia 10 not 1?

10. Kampala.bobi

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 17, 2019

1. How's the volume from the speakers say compared to the iPhone XS Max both volume and quality 2. How's the slowmo in camera mode? 3. Is the metal railing painted on? Are there any plastics on the phones external 4. Is the camera glass normal glass? Gorilla glass 5 or saphire?

11. User123456789

Posts: 1200; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

I think cam is coverved by GG6 as the rest of the body. No plastic outside.

13. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

1. Why does Sony have such great battery optimization? 2. How fast is Sony with software updates? 3. Does Xperia 1 have the best vibration motor? 4. Why doesn't Xperia 1 have wireless charging?

15. User123456789

Posts: 1200; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

1) Stamina has always been the best power saving modes. But all sites never test phones with any power saving mode ON. So all phones can last more than we think. 2) You can be sure that except 10/10+, all other listed to earn android 10 will have before mid december. Monthly patches for most of their phones. 3) It has DVS like xz2. 4) no, they did not want to put it to not increase thickness. Also it is not good fpr battery health

16. Mike88

Posts: 438; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

Question--As it's the first 4k oled display phone in the world, is the display significantly better than the 2k dynamic oled display in galaxy S10? Also compare it with other oled display phones like iPhone XS.

17. kibet85

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 17, 2019

Did Sony confirm a dedicated night mode?

18. AlienKiss

Posts: 280; Member since: May 21, 2019

1. Is it possible to hide the annoying buttons from the navigation bar and use only gestures? (without hints) 2. Does the system UI have a dark/night mode? Thank you!

19. fam1987

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

1. What is the slowest shutter speed and highest iso for the phone camera? 2. The phone camera manual mode support raw file? Thank you!

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