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Sony Xperia 1 review: Ahead of the curve

The Sony Xperia 1 tries to make a case for 21:9 displays and doesn’t quite cross the finish line.
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July 6, 2021
Sony Xperia 1 review in the hand

Sony Xperia 1

Sony's extra-tall Xperia 1 flagship competes with Samsung and LG on a spec-for-spec basis, but falls short when it comes to real-world performance.

What we like

High-quality hardware
Blistering performance
Impressive display
Great for movies
Excellent audio

What we don't like

Odd shape
Incompatible apps/content
No wireless charging
No headphone jack
Mediocre battery life

Our scores

Battery
Display
Camera
Performance
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