System Performance

System performance of the Xperia 1 shouldn’t result in many surprises as it’s mainly dictated by the Snapdragon 855 SoC as well as the software stack of the device.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Web Browsing 2.0 PCMark Work 2.0 - Video Editing PCMark Work 2.0 - Writing 2.0 PCMark Work 2.0 - Data Manipulation PCMark Work 2.0 - Photo Editing 2.0 PCMark Work 2.0 - Performance

WebXPRT 3 - OS WebView Speedometer 2.0 - OS WebView

Overall, the Xperia 1 behaves in line with other Snapdragon 855 devices. In fact I’d say it seems to behave the most like the LG G8 in terms of our performance numbers in the benchmarks which would point out a similar BSP version to the one that LG uses, meaning not quite as refined as what we saw on the Snapdragon Galaxy S10.

Overall, performance on the Xperia 1 was very good an in line with most other S855 devices this year, which should be a good place to be for any device.

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  • flyingpants265 - Monday, July 29, 2019 - link

    You know, they could just make a phone with all the features people want. In all sizes. Why don't you ask for that instead?

    Front speakers, 5000mAh battery, fast wireless charging, waterproofing that actually works, usb-c/audio jack, in-screen fingerprint reader that works properly, under-screen camera. 5", 5.6" and 6.2" options.

    16:9 or 17:9 screen, no ridiculous screens that are the size of a TV remote. MicroSD would be nice, but I'd be willing to sacrifice it if we got cheap 128gb/256gb options.
  • HJr. - Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - link

    Congratulations you describe Galaxy S10!
  • inperfectdarkness - Sunday, August 18, 2019 - link

    I have an Xperia XZ2 Compact and I love it. That said, yes, the only compelling reason to buy Sony was for a smartphone that wasn't actually a phablet. I do miss the 3.5mm jack. I can survive w/o wireless charging; and that's really the one and only thing I had to give up over the full size XZ2. Honestly, the Z3 compact was only a smidgen smaller than the XZ2 (127.3 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm for the Z3 compact vs. 135 x 65 x 12.1 mm for the XZ2 compact).

    My XZ2 will have to be pried from my cold dead hands. It truly is the last of the flagship-level "compact" smartphones.
  • abufrejoval - Friday, July 26, 2019 - link

    I’ve been close to buying a Sony device some years ago, Snapdragon 800 generation when they had a thinner and bigger competitor to the Galaxy Note, I believe and I generally value them as a great engineering company.

    Betting on this form factor is obviously a risk: If they find enough fans in that niche as well as the compact one, I’d be happy to see them survive.

    I may watch a small video here and there on a phone, but watching a full-length movie on that screen would only work for me if you could fit it into a headset, like Google Cardboard or LeEco LeVR: The Sony screen seems to have a good enough resolution to make that attractive e.g. for a longer plane ride. Any idea on if such a device is working/available for this Sony?

    My major smartphone usage is reading and browsing so actually I could be more easily tempted by a 16:10 (like the original Galaxy Note) or 3:2 device (another niche, Sony!).

    And at that price it requires a fully functioning desktop replacement mode with Ethernet and a 4k monitor available via a docking station as well as properly managed DPI adaptations for OS and apps at dock/undock to work out economically.

    Another issue with Sony phone has been that I prefer custom ROMs in general, and Sony devices tend to lose a lot of their photo/video capabilities on AOSP.

    I was surprised to see a Czech/French dictionary (and more Czech books) in your library: I would have guessed that your mother tongue was Rumanian and that in Luxembourg you’ll have to manage with French, Germany and Lëtzebuergesch as well as English.

    Some commentators here don’t appreciate that when you deal with four languages or more on a daily base, certain errors tend to creep in. I manage German, English, Spanish and French pretty much every day and towards the evening or with current temperatures all can deteriorate to a point just short of mumbo jumbo.
  • GlossGhost - Sunday, July 28, 2019 - link

    If you think Sony have it bad with custom ROM's, try Samsung. You literally get dogshit camera quality, no hardware acceleration (at least on the Exynos model), no Always On Display and probably many of the framework boosters.
  • abufrejoval - Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - link

    The custom ROM situation is only getting worse, because vendors need you to buy a new device regularly: Their temptation to boycott is easy to understand and completely intolerable.

    My Samsung Note 3 followed a Note (1) and that the initial i9000 that made Jobs lose it.

    They all still work thanks to replacable batteries and custom ROMs.

    The Note 3 is stilly actually still used regularly (runs Pie) as a backup device on my fairly regular business trips across the EU.

    Screen protectors, silicon protection cases and a plastic body have kept them look like new, despite various drops on streets not always dry or clean.

    Everything Samsung delivered since, was just plain nonsense, badly overpriced or putting corporate interests so much before customers (Exynos), that it hurts: I travel internationally and want a global phone, even if I live mostly in Europe. Geographic market segmentation is so anti mobile they might as well sell them with a cable.

    I got a LeEco Le Max2 next (also still active) and can't see any reason to upgrade beyond my current OnePlus 5 (finally a phone so efficient, I totally lost my battery anxiety), rather unfortunately really, because I really like playing with toys with new features. Those three run on linked corporate SIMs with global roaming and with identical apps and launchers, so I can switch between them very seamlessly. Haven't bothered with hotel or public Wifi in years, none come even close to the ~100Mbit LTE data rates tend to get, at least in Europe. 5G? Can't quite imagine why I'd need it any time soon.

    Unfortunately, mobile phones develop only features I cannot appreciate or even dislike (rounded screens, glass/metal cases), yet none of those I'd consider valuable (good desktop mode with 4K monitor and cable Ethernet for Wifi-less office use).

    So I need to spend my play-money on new toys like the DJI Robomaster, except that for some reason they don't sell it in Europe yet... Nobody wants to sell me what I want!

    Is that the new way of selling more? Making sure you never get what you want so you'll have to keep on buying?
  • philehidiot - Sunday, July 28, 2019 - link

    On the ISS they use Runglish or something, which is the blend of Russian and English that just developed on the station due to constantly flipping between languages.
  • sonny73n - Friday, July 26, 2019 - link

    AT, Sony experia isn’t worth our time. Give us something else, anything!
  • Teckk - Friday, July 26, 2019 - link

    Not sure if the width is enough looks lil weird. For that price - the battery capacity and RAM (compared to other phones) and seems to be relatively less.
  • Arbie - Friday, July 26, 2019 - link

    A media machine with no headphone jack. Smart.

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