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Sony Xperia 1 VI
Sony Xperia 1 VI
Sony Xperia 1 VI
Sony Xperia 1 VI

Informr score
The Sony Xperia 1 VI currently has an Informr score of 8.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 8 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
3.3 GHz
3.3 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
48+ MP, f/1.9
48+ MP, f/1.9
5000 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Mark Ellis Reviews
Mark Ellis Reviews

Is the Xperia 1 VI worth the money? By default, it absolutely is. Who is it for? Sony fans and anyone who wants to escape the normality of smartphone ownership, because the Xperia line remains a smart if peripheral choice – but that’s its charm.

- Mark Ellis Reviews

The Sony Xperia 1 VI takes a more consumer-friendly approach than previous pro-focused entries, with an easier-to-use camera system, meaningful display tweaks and impressive battery life. It’s just a little too expensive for most consumers.

- Cam Bunton, TrustedReviews
Photography Blog
Photography Blog

The Xperia I VI is the most mainstream flagship smartphone that Sony have ever released, with the more conventional 19.5:9 aspect ratio, brighter but lower-resolution FHD screen, simpler unified camera app and staggering battery life all designed to widen its appeal to a more mass-market audience.

- Mark Goldstein, Photography Blog

Now the Xperia is better equipped than ever to take on mainstream warriors such as the Galaxy S24 Ultra and the iPhone 15 Pro Max. With the simplified Camera app, and snappy performance, there's a chance more people will take the same leap of faith and opt for the Xperia 1 VI.

- Mariyan Slavov, PhoneArena

The Sony Xperia 1 VI is a great phone in a bubble, combining excellent battery life with a quality display, booming front-firing speakers, ample power and impressive camera hardware. Its macro photo and video capabilities shine, and with no major chinks in its armour beyond pared-back photo processi...

- Basil Kronfli, T3

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Common Questions

The Xperia 1 VI price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Sony Xperia 1 VI prices from around the web here on The Informr.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sony Xperia 1 VI user manual here.

Sony backs up the Xperia 1 VI with a 2 Years parts & labour warranty.

If your Xperia 1 VI has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sony support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sony's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Sony Xperia 1 VI's screen size is 6.5 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

3.3 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8650-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4 nm) Octa-core 3.3 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 14 operating system (OS).

48+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 48+ MP, f/1.9 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

256 GB

Internal memory is 256 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1500 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5000 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 2220 minutes, 879 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Xperia 1 VI Specs

Release Date June 6, 2024
Regions Available United Kingdom
Operating System Android 14

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Processor Qualcomm SM8650-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 (4 nm) Octa-core 3.3 GHz
Internal Storage 256 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.86 W/kg
Body: 0.76 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.4
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX Adaptive, LDAC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1500 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
48+ Megapixels, f/1.9, Wide
12+ Megapixels, f/2.3, Telephoto
12+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Ultrawide
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 120 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/2.0, Wide
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 1 billion
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density 396 pixels
Size 6.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, 120Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Up to 30 W
Video Playback Time Up to 1400 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 879 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 2220 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Khaki Green, Platinum Silver, Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.2 x 7.4 x 0.82 cm (6.4 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 192 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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