Sony has a bad habit of releasing perfectly respectable smartphones at wildly exaggerated price points, and unfortunately, the high-end Xperia 1
is no exception, fetching a whopping $950 without actually rivaling the likes of the Galaxy S10+
or even the cheaper OnePlus 7 Pro
in terms of design trendiness, camera performance, or overall specifications.
This will run from Friday, June 28 to July 12, seeing early adopters score complimentary WH1000XM3 headphones, normally worth no less than $350 on their own. Those noise-canceling bad boys are some of the best-reviewed audio accessories in their class, and although they've been discounted
a number of times in the recent past
, they're still pretty valuable, substantially sweetening the Xperia 1
Available in black and purple color options, the phone obviously packs a state-of-the-art Snapdragon 855 processor, along with 6GB RAM and 128 gigs of internal storage space. That's certainly not a bad high-end configuration, but we'd be remiss not to mention a OnePlus 7
Pro variant featuring 8 gigs of memory and 256GB digital hoarding room costs $699, while the $999 Galaxy S10+ (which can often be purchased at a lower price
) comes with 8GB RAM of its own.
Still, as long as you buy the Sony Xperia 1 early, you're looking at a pretty solid deal, having to pay 950 bucks for an objectively great mobile device
and some truly amazing wireless noise-canceling headphones.