Sony Xperia 1 VI review

15 May 2024


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  • 16 May 2024

I use the side-mounted fingerprint scanner on my Xperia 1 with my left hand and also facing down and it works. What are you talking about it not being convenient for such applications?

    Anonymous, 16 May 2024Xiaomi is not rising. It is sony that has less sales now... morehttps://news.mynavi.jp/photo/article/20230519-2683134/images/003.jpg
    https://news.mynavi.jp/photo/article/20240515-2946430/images/002.jpg

    Google Image Translate is your friend.

    Xiaomi was out of the ranking back in 2022. In 2023 they were right behind Sony in Japan. It's incredible that you don't dare to try to compare each company's year-to-year performance by doing a bit of research just so that you can keep forcing your narrative, I'm thoroughly astonished.

      Anonymous, 16 May 2024One of your requests. Gsmarena cannot anymore do proper... more"Gsmarena cannot anymore do proper screen tests to avoid embarassing samsung"

      I never asked you to tell me about your fanatical conspiracy theory. Like seriously, who asked?

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        • Anonymous
        • bI$
        • 16 May 2024

        Why is GSMArena not putting on a disclaimer that THIS IS PREPRODUCTION UNIT? This always happen with past Xperia phones, when the reviews are full of problems that no longer exist on retail units. Where is the transparency?

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          • Anonymous
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          • 16 May 2024

          Nick Tegrataker, 16 May 2024- So starting from the good part - Our battery life king is... moreOne of your requests.

          Gsmarena cannot anymore do proper screen tests to avoid embarassing samsung. Calibration is way behind other. Always been.
          Delta 1.5 -2.0 while other flagships below 1.0.

          It is choice to be wrongly calibrated.

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            • Chuck007
            • bxb
            • 16 May 2024

            Now I haven’t bought an Xperia in a long time, but can anyone confirm whether there were notable camera quality improvements with software updates say these couple of years?

            I know Samsung certainly did with the S24.

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              • Anonymous
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              • 16 May 2024

              Nick Tegrataker, 16 May 2024In 2023 Xiaomi was coming up from behind Sony in terms of t... moreXiaomi is not rising.
              It is sony that has less sales now, thanks to 5v and 10v.
              Sony was back to #2 by mid 2023. Now #6 ...

              Xiaomi is only relevant in places where income are low.
              Will never be popular in Japan, UK, Germany, Scandinavia , Netherlands, Belgium, Monaco, Austria, Switzerland ..

                WhimsicalPacifist, 16 May 2024Not missing out on a lot hardware wise. The eye detection ... moreThank you. I appreciate your quick response. I have a 5iii. I prefer a larger screen when using a phone, a smaller phone when walking. I think that most of us do and those foldable phones are not without their own problems and bulkier in pockets than the Xperia 5. I bought the 5 III because it cost less than the 1, not due to its size. It's still fine but the battery doesn't last long even with minimal use. Standby is still fine but I have to charge it frequently when I use it. I don't have it set at a fast refresh rate and often turn off the 5G. I do become frustrated with the camera at times but it's not really bad at all. I love music and appreciate good sound quality. I have decent headphones and my LG with the quad DAC does sound better than the Sony and I was curious about the "improved audio circuitry" that was mentioned for the VI. I don't have Bluetooth speakers yet that would be compatible with the lossless snapdragon chip but that also interests me. Due to the battery drain, I bought a 5IV marked down by Sony, not renewed, the V wasn't available in the U.S. I have until Saturday to return it so I was hoping that a U.S. release of the VI would be confirmed. I do miss a larger, wider screen. The audio and the screen size are what I'm most interested in, along with the SD slot and headphone jack. I enjoy photography and don't expect any phone to be comparable to real camera.

                  Some Anonymous Prson, 16 May 2024Is it certain that there will be no more Sony phones in the... moreNot missing out on a lot hardware wise. The eye detection on the 1 V is still very good and the 8G2 is a good chip. The 1 VI gets better battery life, slightly improved camera zoom and improved AI autofocus.

                    Nick Tegrataker, 16 May 2024- So starting from the good part - Our battery life king is... moreIs the audio quality through the headphone jack significantly improved? I'm curious about that.

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                      • Anonymous
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                      • 16 May 2024

                      "For instance, people using the phone with a left hand or those who often unlock the device when placed flat on a desk won't like the available solution."

                      You didn't set it to unlock with your left hand index or middle finger? Infinitely easier and safer to unlock one-handed than a phone with the fingerprint reader in the center.

                        I miss the aspect ratio of the LG V20. I'm really in the minority.

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                          • Anonymous
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                          • 16 May 2024

                          How to fix it next year

                          6.7" 21:9 1700p
                          8g4 , 12GB ddr6 , 256/512GB ufs4.0 ( or 4.1 if already out)
                          5400mAh
                          Gorilla Armor front and rear
                          Usb 4.0
                          1/1.2" 26mm f1.8 exmor T + 1/2.9" 70-200mm f2.0 - f3.2 exmor T
                          Selfie 1/2.9" 22mm f2.0 exmor T
                          Gold and Mirror , like Z5 Premium.

                          $1600/€1700 would be fair. Some markets used to pay more than this for 128GB iphone pro non-max ....

                            Anonymous, 16 May 2024https://m.weibo.cn/detail/5034399676240015 By the way, ... moreIs it certain that there will be no more Sony phones in the U.S.? That's a bit depressing. The micro SD, headphone jack and older style design are what I'm looking for. Our choices here are extremely limited. They marked down the price on the 5iv. I assumed that was because new models were being released here. I was looking forward to improved wired audio, if it really is, I was hoping that it would be at least almost as good as my old LG, and a better camera but other than the screen ratio, I prefer a wider screen, am I really missing out on a lot by just getting the older models still available in the U S.? The VI isn't exactly cheap, either.

                              Anonymous, 16 May 2024Well done. Now people cannot watch any content without bl... moreThere are plenty of us who watch things that aren't widescreen, particularly those of us who like older films and shows

                                Anonymous, 16 May 2024Dear, market above $700 in Japan is basically iphone and xp... moreIn 2023 Xiaomi was coming up from behind Sony in terms of the number of shipped units in Japan, so Sony somehow "not caring" about Xiaomi is a laughable statement at best, disingenuous at worst.

                                https://news.mynavi.jp/article/20240515-2946430/

                                Use Google Translate on the article text and charts - you may find it pretty interesting, including the part where any one of Google, Sharp and Samsung have shipped more units than Sony and Xiaomi combined.

                                This is the first year that Xiaomi released their highest-end flagship in Japan, so let's see how the high-end segment of the market will shift its shape as the competition gets tougher in coming years. I'm guessing they will grow like Huawei which had been doing very well in the Japanese market before the ban kicked in.

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                                  • Anonymous
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                                  • 16 May 2024

                                  Nick Tegrataker, 16 May 2024- So starting from the good part - Our battery life king is... moreDear, market above $700 in Japan is basically iphone and xperia every year.
                                  Only this time galaxy S is doing better.

                                  They dont care about chinese phones. And people that cant afford flagships buy pixel 7a, galaxy A1x series or any from sharp.
                                  Not even crapmi note has chance there, since most can afford iphones, the phone all crapmi note users dream of.

                                  If Apple had something simple like Motorola G14/24, then their share in India for example would be 100%.

                                  People in China choose to pay way more on crap p70 series instead of much cheaper xiaomi mi or vivo x, imagine outside China

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                                    • Anonymous
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                                    • 16 May 2024

                                    https://m.weibo.cn/detail/5034399676240015

                                    By the way, there is 16/512 for Japan.
                                    Red is for Japan, HK and Taiwan.

                                    No 1vi in China/USA

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                                      • Anonymous
                                      • S31
                                      • 16 May 2024

                                      Pumpino, 15 May 2024Awesome photos, speakers and battery life, with four years ... moreWait for Black Friday

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                                        • Anonymous
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                                        • 16 May 2024

                                        Post on weibo by Zack Zhang shows it has delta rbg of 0.58