Sony Xperia 1

Sony Xperia 1

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Sony Xperia 1 (SIM Free / UK) Overview

With its impressive 6.5” 21:9 CinemaWide 4K HDR OLED display and Dolby Atmos sound the Sony Xperia 1 is the best smartphone for viewing movies. It is the ideal way to create your own content as the triple lens camera system offers exception results, even in low-light conditions. Enabling you to capture stunning detail in your photos and own movies.

The powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform supported by 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Can handle all the most processor intensive apps and the latest games with ease.


Having a 21:9 CinemaWide aspect ratio means you can see more with the 6.5” display of the Sony Xperia 1. As you get to see all your favourite movies, just like in a theatre and you can view the creator’s true vision.

Stream compatible Netflix movies in 21:9, for a perfect way to enjoy your favourite films.

The level of detail available on the worlds first 4K HDR OLED screen is astonishing. Seeing really is believing, with a myriad of vibrant colours, improved contrast and clarity.

BRAVIA 4K upscaling and HDR remaster technologies enhance everything to watch, even streaming content. Allowing, you to fully enjoy all your media content on the stunning display.

Professional level colour reproduction is available in the “Creator mode” power by CineAlta.


To complete the immersion of your movies, enjoy the multi-dimensional sound of Dolby Atmos. Experience sound that flows above and around you for a true Cinematic feel.

When you want to listen to music, you can get closer to the original recording with High-Resolution Audio and DSEE HX. The internal stereo speakers provide loud and clear sound, you can enjoy. While LDAC streaming makes your music sound brilliant when you are listening wirelessly.


The Sony Xperia 1 uses a triple lens camera system comprised of three 12MP lenses, to produce professional results. The bright aperture and the large pixel pitch of the lenses 16mm super wide-angle, versatile 26mm and 52mm with 2x optical zoom. Ensure you can capture beautiful images whatever the scene, or conditions.

Precision autofocus technology taken from Sony’s Alpha cameras keeps your subject in focus, even during fast movement. So, you can take incredible shots no matter what the event or subject is.

BIONZ X for mobile image-processing reduces noise when encoding photos in JPEG format. To bring you the best possible photo with a smooth and clean look.

Eye AF helps you track eyes movement and focus on creating beautiful accurate images every time.

Recording Movies

Now you can record incredibly detailed movies with your smartphone. The Sony Xperia 1 can record 4K HDR movies with exceptional dynamic range and contrast, with true to life colour, even backlit scenes or low light.

A unique hybrid stabilisation system encompassing optical and electronic image stabilisation simultaneously. Ensuring your videos stay smooth and shake free.

Record just like a professional, with the same parameters and colour settings used by experts. The eight “LOOK” colour settings guarantee you to capture the mood of your video with cinema styles.


The seamless and sleek design uses a combination of a metal frame and glass both front and back. This creates a stunning look that is comfortable and easy to use. Gorilla Glass 6 is used for tougher durability and protection against drops. It has an IP65/68 ingress protect rating, so it can stand up to water, dust and more.

With all of these great features, you will want to keep on using your Sony Xperia 1. It has a high capacity 3330 mAh battery, which will get you through a full day of using your smartphone. Plus, Smart Stamia predicts how long your power will last and adapts your energy usage to maximise your time.

Reasons to buy the Sony Xperia 1

  • Android 9 (Pie)
  • 6.5-inch (1644 x 3840) 4K HDR OLED (21 :9 CinemaWide)
  • Triple camera system 12MP 26mm + 12MP 16mm + 12MP 52mm
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform
  • 8 MP front-facing 1/4 sensor size F2.0 lens wide-angle camera
  • 3,330 mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging (Qi)
  • Bluetooth 5.0 / GPS / Dual-Band Wi-Fi / NFC
  • Gorilla Glass 6 front & back
  • IP65/68 water and dust resistant
  • PS4 Remote Play

Stock Origin & Compatibility

All our phones are SIM Free & Factory Unlocked, compatible with UK, EU & most global SIM cards, with support for global GSM & 3G networks. For 4G/LTE & 5G support outside of Europe, please check the specifications.

Clove Technology primarily obtains stock from a manufacturer's official UK supply chains. These products will be displayed as a 'UK Model'.

Occasionally Clove source products from the European mainland. These will be marked as an 'EU Model', supplied factory sealed with a 2pin EU mains charger or 'EU Convert', opened to swap to a UK charger and resealed.

EU sourced phones will have a full warranty and are compatible with all UK networks. We do not source any products from Hong Kong or other Asian markets.

Operating System
9.0 (Pie)
Custom Skin
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform
Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 485)
Adreno 640
Expansion Slot
Capacity (Up to)
512 GB
Internal Storage
128 GB
6 GB
1644 x 3840 pixels (~643 ppi density)
21:9 CinemaWide display, "Creator mode" powered by CineAlta - Inspired by Master, Monitor colour reproduction, X1TM for mobile, Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Rear Camera
Triple 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
Lens & Sensor Tech
1/ 2.6-inch sensor size, F1.6 lens, Pixel pitch 1.4um & 1/3.4 sensor size, F2.4 lens, Pixel pitch 1.0um & 1/3.4 sensor size, F2.4 lens, Pixel pitch 1.0um
Flash & Focus
Auto Focus and LED Flash
OIS photo stabilization, Hybrid OIS/EIS video stabilization, Cinema Pro powered by CineAlta 21:9 movie recording, 4K HDR movie recording, BIONZ XTM for mobile, RAW noise reduction, 960 fps Super slow motion video (FHD/HD)
Front Camera
8 MP
Lens & Sensor Tech
1/4 sensor, F2.0 lens, Pixel pitch 1.12um, 84-degree wide-angle, SteadyShot, HDR (High Dynamic Range)
Flash & Focus
3,330 mAh
Non-removable Li-ion
2G/GSM Bands
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G/HSPA Bands
800, 850,900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
4G/LTE Bands
LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66
5G Bands
802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)
5.0 with A2DP, aptX HD, LE
FM Radio
Power Port
USB Type-C
Data Port
USB Type-C
Audio Port
Video Out
Yes, wireless via Miracast, Google Home (for Android)
Physical Keyboard
Power, Volume
Fingerprint Sensor
Other Controls
Location Technologies
GPS / GLONASS / Beidou / Galileo
Built-In Maps
Google Maps
Digital Compass
Light Sensor
167 x 72 x 8.2 mm (6.57 x 2.83 x 0.32 in)
180 g (6.35 oz)
Google Play, Google Apps (for Android) + PS4 Remote Play
Water resistant (IP65/68), Dolby Atmos, High-Resolution Audio, High-Resolution Wireless Audio