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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  • yetanotherhuman - Friday, July 26, 2019 - link

    I'd rather they'd bring back the Compact series, and don't compromise it this time with lacking headphone jack and so on. The last one they made was super thick and yet lacked a headphone jack or wireless charging. Ugh.
  • yetanotherhuman - Friday, July 26, 2019 - link

    Oh, and make it actually compact, like the older Compact ones. I use a Z3 Compact still as my work phone, and it's so goddamn nice in the hand compared to other phones I come in contact with
  • Exodite - Friday, July 26, 2019 - link

    +1 for the Z3C! :)

    Still using my green one, though the front glass is starting to come off and I really should get that fixed. It's coming up on 5 years old soon and it's by far the best device I've owned.

    It's unfortunate AT got to review Sony devices now that they're past their prime. Their current units drift ever more toward the generic curved-screen, camera-hump-endowed, subpar aspect-ratio blandness that most other vendors offer.

    While the Z3C was, and is, great and unique there's nothing particularly compelling about The Xperia 1 over competition from, say, One+.
  • boredsysadmin - Friday, July 26, 2019 - link

    No 3.5mm jack = no sale, at least not for me. The lag on BT phones is unacceptable for gaming and they can shove their 'orrible dongles or semi-proprietary usb-c phones up their collective asses.
  • pmcorriveau - Friday, July 26, 2019 - link

    I don't know why more companies don't at least include 2 USB-C ports. I have C headphones, but I'm still frustrated by not being able to charge and listen at the same time. Stopping a movie on a plane just to charge my device sucks.
  • yankeeDDL - Friday, July 26, 2019 - link

    I think a USB port takes up more real estate than a jack.
    I like bluetooth, but I constantly use plugged in headset while working: on huge phones there's no excuse.
  • s.yu - Sunday, July 28, 2019 - link

    But it's thinner, the excuse was thickness, it was always an excuse but a second C port doesn't add to thickness. I can live with a C port substituting a 3.5mm, but not without a second port of any kind.
  • Jay1984 - Sunday, July 28, 2019 - link

    Why do that if there is wireless charging?
  • eldakka - Sunday, July 28, 2019 - link

    There are dongle's that allow charging and headphones simultaneously.

    Unfortunately, it does mean carrying around more stuff with your phone, which reduces the mobility aspect of mobile phones...
  • flyingpants265 - Monday, July 29, 2019 - link

    Pretty soon, they'll start integrating those dongles INTO the phone itself. Futuristic technology...

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