Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Xperia 1 : Dedicated for Cinematic Experience

August 28, 2019

Sony Xperia 1 is aiming for the best smartphone for watching movies! The smartphone is designed to replicate the experience as watching widescreen movie in cinema as well as producing cinematic video.

With the 21:9 CinemaWide 6.5” 4K HDR OLED display, you will not get a black bars on the top and bottom when watching widescreen movies.

There are obviously so many movies or tv shows that are not in the 21:9 aspect ratio. However, no screen can cater for all format anyway. So Sony Xperia 1 is betting on the 21:9 ratio when they concluded on this design choice. With 21:9 formate set in stone, Xperia 1 also bundle a high end video recording app, the Cinema Pro, that is able to record 21:9 video. The app can be configured for various resolutions, frames per second, white balance, lens size, colour filter and shutter. It is not typical for regular people to be shot in 21:9 format. For now, the 21:9 format does elevated regular TV like video to cinematic feel.

Speaking of colour filtering, the Xperia 1 has inherited the best from Sony's camera. Sony claims that the Xperia 1 is able to capture colour quality matching those captured on high-end cameras with BIONZ X™ technology from Sony's high end Alpha cameras. With BIONZ X, the phone can do Eye Auto Focus tracking for up to 10fps. It has raw noice reduction capability to allow striking portraits photo which often are take in lower light condition but require high precision focus on the subject.

The cinematic Dolby Atmos® sound can make the phone vibrate slightly to replicate the listener's booming feeling as in watching movie in cinema.

The phone has three lens to capture image for any situation and lighting condition. The triple-lens system offers choices of wide landscape with its 16mm lens, 26mm and 52mm lens for regular and 2x optical zoom.

The overall look of the phone is long and slim. With Corning Gorilla Glass on both the front and back of the phone, it is rather easy to be held in the hand. With 180g and a longer impression, it feel a bit heavy despite that it's not the heaviest phone of similar size. Overall it gives a premium feeling when you hold it. The Corning Gorilla Glass is tough and durable and should provide protection for your smartphone.

Packed with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform processor, the smartphone offer superior performance for processor-intensive apps and games.


  • 21:9 CinemaWide™ 4K HDR OLED display
  • Triple lens camera system with 2x optical zoom and wide angle lens
  • 4K HDR video recording
  • Cinematic Dolby Atmos® sound
  • High capacity 3330mAh battery
    Single SIM, Dual SIM hybrid (one Nano SIM and one Nano SIM or one microSD™ card)5, Nano SIM
    6GB RAM, microSDXC support (up to 512GB), 128GB ROM (UFS internal memory) 8
    21:9 CinemaWideTM display1, 6.5" 4K HDR OLED (1644x3840), Creator mode "powered by CineAlta" - Inspired by Master Monitor colour reproduction, X1TM for mobile
    Triple lens camera system, 12MP + 12MP + 12MP, 16mm super wide-angle, 52mm tele-photo, 2x optical zoom, 8MP front camera
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform6
  • WEIGHT: 178g