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Sony Xperia 1 VI

Specifications

Sony Xperia 1 VI
Sony Xperia 1 VI (Xperia 1 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 8 x 2.3 - 3.3 GHz, Cortex-X4 / A720 / A720 / A520 (Kryo)
Graphics adapter
Memory
12 GB 
Display
6.50 inch 20:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 396 PPI, Capacitive, OLED, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash, 256 GB 
Connections
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.55mm, Card Reader: microSDXC, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum
Networking
Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz be = Wi-Fi 7), Bluetooth 5.4, GSM, UMTS, LTE, 5G, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 162 x 74 ( = 0.32 x 6.38 x 2.91 in)
Battery
5000 mAh
Operating System
Android 14
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix (f/1.9, 24mm) + 12MP (7.1x optical zoom, 85mm) + 12MP (f/2.2, 16mm)
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix f/2.0, 24mm
Additional features
Keyboard: OnScreen, fanless, waterproof
Weight
192 g ( = 6.77 oz / 0.42 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1399 Euro

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 84.67% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 59%, performance: 85%, features: 90%, display: 88% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: 95%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Xperia 1 VI

80% Sony Xperia 1 VI Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
In the end, the Xperia 1 VI represents one of the first Xperia phones to come with no major compromises. It’s no longer a phone that will only appeal to Sony camera users, or professional photographers and videographers. Yes, it’s got a camera with lots of those pro tools still, but the easy automatic camera mode, combined with some brilliant results, market-leading battery life and flagship performance – wrapped in a grippy, skinny, lightweight phone – are things anyone can appreciate. What you might not appreciate, however, is the £1300 price tag. Sony is asking for a lot of outlay for a phone that is, in most ways, about the same as a Galaxy S24 Plus. Cameras aside, that is a top-notch Samsung phone which costs £300 less, comes with a longer software commitment, reliable security patches and a wider variety of third-party cases and accessories. As brilliant as it is, at £1300 in the UK, and no availability in the US, it’s probably the best phone nobody will buy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia 1 VI hands-on: All around better display and cameras
Source: Hardware Zone English
In low-light conditions, Sony claimed it has achieved performance close to a full-frame sensor camera due to the two-layer transistor pixel technology that separates photodiodes and pixel transistors on different substrate layers, which are then stacked together. This results in reduced noise in low-light images, and as seen by the shots we took in the low-light testing booth, the Xperia 1 VI does excellently with little noise and accurate skin tones.
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2024
Sony Xperia 1 VI Review | Big Changes!
Source: Tech Spurt English
Reviewing the Sony Xperia 1 VI, a big departure from the regular flagship smartphone design including a new display and camera app updates. The Mark 6 is great for creators, gaming etc, but beware - the Sony Xperia 1 VI is also expensive, so better get saving! I've been testing this phone for over a week and here's my thoughts so far. Check out my other smartphone reviews here on Tech Spurt! Now, while Sony often slaps multiple camera apps onto its premium handsets, the Xperia 1 VI makes do with a single, more standard offering. You still get some photo pro controls, but no video pro setup just yet. All the same, I like the streamlined setup and the Mark 6 can happily snap great looking portrait photos with minimal processing. The Sony Xperia 1 VI is cracking for gaming as usual.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2024
Sony Xperia 1 VI Review | Big Changes!
Source: Tech Spurt English
Reviewing the Sony Xperia 1 VI, a big departure from the regular flagship smartphone design including a new display and camera app updates. The Mark 6 is great for creators, gaming etc, but beware - the Sony Xperia 1 VI is also expensive, so better get saving! I've been testing this phone for over a week and here's my thoughts so far. Check out my other smartphone reviews here on Tech Spurt! Now, while Sony often slaps multiple camera apps onto its premium handsets, the Xperia 1 VI makes do with a single, more standard offering.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/18/2024
71% Sony Xperia 1 VI Review: Xperia goes mainstream?
Source: Phone Arena English
This is a tough question, especially when we factor in the asking price. If you're a Sony fan, you're probably glad that the Japanese company still continues its smartphone journey. Some of you may perceive the FHD+ screen as a downgrade, but don't forget, it's LTPO now and quite brighter than the panel on the previous model. The software experience has been revamped as well, and now it's much more suited to the regular user and not the extreme photography enthusiast. Whether or not this change of direction will translate into sales, we don't know yet. Sony kind of took a leap of faith with this model. Has it worked? Yes, and no. Asking $1,399 after a clear downgrade in resolution won't make people happy. The new aspect ratio makes the phone modern and familiar but takes away the cool and original vibe the previous Xperia flagship had.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/17/2024
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 66% display: 80% mobility: 73%
Sony Xperia 1 VI vs. Xperia 1 V: Which one to get?
Source: GSM Arena English
The new Xperia 1 VI is here Sony has changed things around to appeal to a broader audience.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2024
80% Sony Xperia 1 VI review: finally a mainstream dream?
Source: T3 English
The Sony Xperia 1 VI is a great phone in a bubble, combining excellent battery life with a quality display, booming front-firing speakers, ample power and impressive camera hardware. Its macro photo and video capabilities shine, and with no major chinks in its armour beyond pared-back photo processing, Sony's made a great 2024 flagship. Costing more than an iPhone 15 Pro Max, though, the Xperia 1 VI remains a niche option.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/28/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia 1 VI hands-on: All around better display and cameras
Source: Hardware Zone English
In Singapore, the Sony Xperia 1 VI will be available in Black and Khaki Green in selected countries from late June 2024 onwards at an RRP of S$1,989, while the Xperia 10 VI will be available in Black and Blue, also from late June 2024 onwards at S$689. You can find it online at our local Sony Store.
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/26/2024
Sony Xperia 1 VI full review
Source: GSM Arena English
The new Xperia 1 VI is finally here, and Sony is changing things this time around. In a surprising shift in product strategy, the new Xperia 1 VI is shedding some of the lineup's staple features. But you also get new ones which allows it to compete better with the market leaders. Despite these changes, the phone retains its core quirky identity, continuing to cater to creators and smartphone power users. Check out our video review to learn ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW about the phone's top features, build and screen quality, battery life, performance, and camera image quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/16/2024
90% Sony Xperia 1 VI review
Source: GSM Arena English
All in all, the Xperia 1 VI is the best Xperia yet. The standard aspect ratio, the lower resolution and the implementation of an LTPO OLED all play a big role in our assessment. The new display is probably the reason why the device got this impeccable battery Active Use Score. We also liked the loud and nicely-tuned speakers, making this phone the ultimate multimedia device. However, the unremarkable video quality with the zoom camera, the uncompetitive charging speed and the underwhelming performance tuning of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 keep us from giving this phone an excellent score. Especially considering the launch price. Then again, if you are a photography nerd, you will definitely appreciate the solid hardware at hand here coupled with excellent battery life and various Pro-oriented modes and settings for photos and, eventually, for videos (coming with an update this Fall). Whether that would be enough to give the Sony Xperia lineup the push remains to be seen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/15/2024
Rating: Total score: 90%
Sony Xperia 1 VI Preview: Xperia goes mainstream?
Source: Fone Arena English
This is a tough question, especially at this preliminary stage. If you're a Sony fan, you're probably glad that the Japanese company still continues its smartphone journey. Some of you may perceive the FHD+ screen as a downgrade, but don't forget, it's LTPO now and quite brighter than the panel on the previous model. The software experience has been revamped as well, and now it's much more suited to the regular user and not the extreme photography enthusiast. Whether or not this change of direction will translate into sales, we don't know yet. We'll give our final verdict once the review is in its complete state. At 1,399 euros it's not the cheapest flagship out there, as well, so once again the premium price might limit this phone to the hardcore Sony fans.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2024
100% Sony Xperia 1 VI review: the golden ratio
Source: Stuff TV English
Instead of stubbornly doing its own thing like past efforts, the Xperia 1 VI feels like a more conformist take on the Sony flagship formula. The screen aspect ratio, resolution and refresh rate are more in keeping with the rest of the phone world, as does the more hands-off photo processing. There aren’t multiple manual camera apps to overwhelm less experienced snappers, either. I still think there are better choices for point-and-shoot photographers, but there’s much less in it than previous generations. It still looks the part, has all the fan-favourite features, and delivers excellent battery life. Performance is easily on par with high-priced rivals, and those stereo speakers are a treat for the ears. The combo makes this my new favourite phone for gaming, too; shove it into a Backbone controller and little else can match it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/15/2024
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

98% Haarscharf am Testsieg vorbei
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2024
Rating: Total score: 98% price: 59% performance: 98% features: 100% display: 97% mobility: 99%
So ganz anders: Sony Xperia 1 VI im Praxis-Test
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: High performance; telephoto lens; macro cameras; card slot; jack socket.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/11/2024
79% Recensione Sony Xperia 1 VI: Finalmente Sony! Ma…
Source: Evo smart Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2024
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 60% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80%
77% Recensione Sony Xperia 1 VI: questa volta cambia
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2024
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 55% features: 85% display: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 95%
77% Recensione Sony Xperia 1 VI: questa volta cambia
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2024
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 60% features: 85% mobility: 75% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 95%
Test Sony Xperia 1 VI – to najlepsza Xperia w historii marki
Source: GSM Online Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Beautiful OLED display; great cameras. Negative: Average performance; slow charging; high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/22/2024
90% Обзор Sony Xperia 1 VI
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/18/2024
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Test Sony Xperia 1 VI
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2024
Rating: Total score: 90%
84% Test: Sony Xperia 1 VI – Med kamera och batteritid i toppklass
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2024
Rating: Total score: 84% display: 90%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 750: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 25% faster than the Adreno 7340 in the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and first benchmarks show that the GPU can beat the Apple A17 Pro iGPU. 

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 8 Gen 3: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2022 with a fast prime core based on a ARM Cortex-X3 architecture clocked at up to 3.2 GHz. Two more performance cores are based on the A715 and also support only 64 bit applications. The two additional A710 cores support also 32 bit applications as do the power saving Cortex-A510 cores. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 7 modem, a Hexagon DSP (for AI acceleration) and a Spectra ISP. The integrated memory controller supports fast LPDDR5x memory with up to 4,200 MHz. 5G is included in the chip with the Snapdragon X70 modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.50":

It is a small display format for smartphones. You shouldn't be severely defective in vision, and you won't see much detail on the screen and only have a small resolution available. For that, the device should be small and handy, easy to transport.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Sony: Sony Corporation is one of the largest Japanese electronics companies. The company was founded in 1946 under a different name and initially produced rice stoves. The company launched the first transistor radio. In 1958, the company was renamed Sony. Sony is a combination of the Latin word sonus (sound) and the English word sonny (little boy). Today, its core business is consumer electronics. The company is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles and software. Sony operates in the following segments: Gaming and Network Services, Music, Images, Home Entertainment and Sound, Imaging Products and Solutions, Mobile Communications, Semiconductors, Financial Services and Others.


84.67%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


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