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Before buying a new smartphone, you’ll want to know all about its specs! After all, it’s not just the look of the phone that’s important, but what’s under the hood too. Luckily, alongside beauty, the new Xperia 1 brings a host of professional-grade technologies and impressive world-firsts.

If you want to know how the Xperia 1’s SteadyShot™ benefits your videos or when Fast Multi-Window Access will prove most useful, you’re in the right place.

Our alphabetical glossary will answer all your burning questions. Keep on reading to find out more…

Adaptive Charging
A long-lasting battery is vital for any smartphone user. Sony has developed Xperia Adaptive Charging to monitor your battery’s health whether it’s plugged in or charging. By adjusting to make sure the battery is never overworked, you won’t have to worry about never being out of power again.

Beautiful Design
The Xperia 1’s sleek, borderless appearance has been carefully thought through, encasing all of the incredible hardware within the device in a tough, robust frame. The 6.5” body is perfectly designed to fit comfortably in your hand and comes in four stunning colours: Black, White, Grey and Purple.

The Xperia 1 colour range

Digital motion picture camera professionals at CineAlta (whose cameras are currently being used to capture James Cameron’s Avatar sequels) helped power two of Xperia 1’s leading features. Creator Mode, which means colours are reproduced as their creators intended when watching content, and Cinema Pro, which allows you to record movies with the same parameters and settings as the professionals.

For the ultimate picture-house style viewing, users can now get even more immersed in film, TV and games with the astounding 21:9 CinemaWide display (the same ratio that many blockbuster films are recorded in). The 4K HDR OLED display (a world’s first in smartphones*) delivers colours with striking accuracy and depth, giving users a true movie experience in the palm of their hand.

Dolby Atmos®
Dolby Atmos helps to create an impressive audio experience, amplifying your films, games and music to give multi-dimensional sound that flows around you in a similar fashion to a surround sound set-up.

A man listening to content on his Xperia 1

Eye AF
The Xperia 1 boasts the new BIONZ X for mobile image-processing engine, which brings Sony’s Alpha technologies to the new smartphone. One of the benefits this offers is Eye AF** – a smartphone world-first. The triple camera not only identifies the eye, but establishes focus and holds the eye as the smartphone and subject move. This is a great feature for anyone who likes to take portrait photography. 

Fast Multi Window Access
With the Xperia 1, multi-tasking has never been easier. Users can launch two apps at the same time in Multi-window with Side sense – ideal for those who want to scan their emails and scroll through social media at the same time, or those who want to watch a video while chatting with friends.

Game Enhancer
Game Enhancer allows Xperia 1 users to share their favourite games with friends, as well as letting you talk while you play. Don’t miss out on pulling up the handy tips and tricks for those trickier levels you may come across, appearing on the screen while you play the game.   

High Dynamic Range (HDR)
The smartphone’s X1TM engine offers BRAVIA 4K upscaling and remasters imagery to High Dynamic Range (HDR), offering exceptional contrast and crystal-clear clarity for an incredible content-watching experience. What’s more, the Xperia 1’s 10-bit equivalent tonal gradation (8 bit with 2 bit smoothing) means it can deliver myriad colours without banding, while professional-grade display standards means it offers deeper blacks, natural tones and a wide spectrum of colours with BT2020*** colour space.

IP65/68 Water Resistance
Never fear, with IP65/68 Water Resistant rating guards, users can relax knowing their Xperia 1 is protected against the elements****. Whether you need to clear dirt from your screen or need to give it a quick rinse under the tap, your device has got you covered.

Japanese Engineering
No different from other Sony devices, the Xperia 1 proudly incorporates award winning technologies, such as BRAVIA® TV technology. This design philosophy, steeped in heritage, has a celebrated track record of producing high quality electricals.

Sony’s Digital motion picture camera engineers worked with Xperia to create the LOOK colour settings present in Cinema Pro. Whether you’re making your own movies or taking cinematic 21:9 imagery, you can choose from eight different settings to tailor the mood of your environment to the content you’re creating.

Filming a scene on the beach with a smartphone

Master Monitor Colour Reproduction
Xperia 1 keeps colour consistent and true to the creator’s intent. By using Master Monitor colour reproduction – a technology used by filmmakers at major studios such as Sony Pictures Entertainment – the image on-screen is reproduced with exceptional contrast and clarity.

OLED Display
The Xperia 1’s OLED display is truly stunning. To find out more about why OLED screens pack such a punch, check out our handy guide here.

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ SM8150
The Qualcomm Snapdragon SM8150 Mobile Platform brings super-fast performance and improved power efficiency, meaning you can now handle big tasks and multiple apps at once without any lag.

RAW Noise Reduction
Stemming from technologies found in Sony’s Alpha cameras, RAW noise reduction cuts unwanted noise in photos before it is encoded in JPEG format – making the final image smoother and clearer.

The unique hybrid stabilisation system running Optical SteadyShot will help you capture shake-free, smooth videos, even when recording on the move. A great feature for capturing a group of friends, wildlife or even when you’re on moving transport.

Filming content using the Xperia 1

Triple Camera
The Xperia 1’s triple camera will help you to upgrade your social feed. With its 16mm super wide lens, 26 mm lens and 52mm lens, image capturing has never been simpler. Whether you’re a landscape photographer or getting up close for portrait shots, you can now capture images knowing that your device will deliver professional-quality photos.

Upgrade Your Viewing Experience
With Creator Mode, your movies and TV shows are shown to you as their directors’ intended. The Xperia 1 uses industry-leading technologies that ensures consistent colour reproduction – upgrading your overall viewing experience.

Video Recording in 4K HDR
The Xperia 1 is perfect for shooting your own 4K HDR cinematic movies in the same 21:9 aspect ratio that a professional videographer would! Fitted with the video capabilities from the technology found in Sony’s professional digital cinema camera division (known for its CineAlta brand), the finished result will leave you feeling like Steven Spielberg!

Wireless listening
For anyone who listens to their tunes on the go, Xperia 1’s High-Resolution Audio and DSEE HX brings you better sound quality than ever. With built-in stereo speakers, you’ll hear your music loud and clear, while LDAC streaming makes everything sound better when listening wirelessly.

*Xperia 1 features a 6.5 inch Ultra Wide 4K (1644 x 3840px) OLED High Dynamic Range (HDR) display. Verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX Service against the published display specifications for over 14,000 smartphones. Correct as of the 24th February 2019.
**Xperia 1’s camera features Eye AF (autofocus) capable of identifying and keeping a human eye in focus. Verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAXService against the published camera specifications for over 14,000 smartphones. Correct as of the 24th February 2019.
*** Xperia 1 does not cover the BT.2020 colour space in full.
****Xperia 1 is water resistant and protected against dust, so don’t worry if you get caught in the rain or want to wash off dirt under a tap, but remember all ports and attached covers should be firmly closed. You should not put the device completely underwater; or expose it to seawater, salt water, chlorinated water or liquids such as drinks. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The device has been tested under Ingress Protection rating IP65/68. For more info, see Note the Xperia 1 has a capless USB port to connect and charge. The USB port needs to be completely dry before charging.

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