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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  • doungmli - Friday, July 26, 2019 - link

    I do not think that the creator mode of x1 is supposed to respect a norm but to create a new one trying to reflect the content of the creator if the translation has been done. There was an interview about it here:
  • vortexmak - Friday, July 26, 2019 - link

    I opened this article with cautious optimism. Sony trying to make a comeback, maybe they learned from their past mistakes

    Scrolled down: No 3.5mm jack, no microSD. Never learn Sony , enjoy your fall into oblivion
    No headphone jack , no microSD = no consideration.
  • qwertymac93 - Friday, July 26, 2019 - link

    The phone does have a microSD slot.
  • khanikun - Monday, July 29, 2019 - link

    I wouldn't say Sony is trying to make a comeback, they never left. It's just them combining divisions. They've been making smartphones every year.

    Also all their flagships have microSD slots and this one doesn't change that fact. 3.5mm jack was taken out the last generation. I wish they wouldn't have though.
  • Sp12er - Friday, July 26, 2019 - link

    Nice concise, but detailed and easy to understand review, it sums up what's the strength an weakness of the device with clear proof given, I start to like this one, IMO you did it better than Gsmarena does.

    So it's all software eh? Sony seems to hav tee hardware nailed on so many levels, but the software feels like it's trying to catch up, no computational imaging, weird calibration, overexcited marketing.

    All overall makes it an underperforming device for the price.
    But, it makes me excited for their future. I hope they'd continue add soldier on with their software, getting it closer to the standard with more time.
  • 1_rick - Friday, July 26, 2019 - link

    "the screen is 6.5” in diameter"

    A round cell phone--that's pretty innovative! Not sure if it's a good idea, though.
  • qlum - Friday, July 26, 2019 - link

    I think we should really stop using screen diagonal for size as it really only works if aspect ratio is fixed. screen surface area would be a much better measurement.
  • Lord of the Bored - Saturday, July 27, 2019 - link

    Yes, but how would marketing departments make screens sound bigger than they are?
  • kendytan - Friday, July 26, 2019 - link

    Please watch YouTube video on the link above 10:09 mark. Hong Kong expert tested Xperia 1 and get average 0.53 value using CalMan. Suggested white balance to achieve D65 by expert: Red 72, Green 68, Blue 0
  • Andrei Frumusanu - Friday, July 26, 2019 - link

    He's measuring the saturation against a higher gamma target and that's why gets gets a lower dE. Furthermore he's in the standard mode.

    Lastly, his result are very likely wrong depending on how he measured them. The issue with the calibration is the luminance factor which is affected by APL. I measured the greyscale and saturations at APL50 window 50 to minimize the impact, and the GMB tests are done on a single static image pattern which is 100% accurate.

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