Sony Xperia 1 vs Apple iPhone XS

Alex Kidman 7 March 2019 NEWS

How does the Sony Xperia 1 compare against the Apple iPhone XS?

If you're a rock solid Android fan, the prospect of switching camps to iOS probably gives you the chills. If you've got an Apple tattoo somewhere on your body, the reverse idea is probably equally appalling.

That doesn't mean it's not worth comparing the best smartphones against each other for the rest of us, however.

Sony's positioning for its new Sony Xperia 1 handset is that it's capable of cinema-grade experiences thanks to that new 21:9 4K display and camera array. Those are exactly the kinds of features that Apple touts for its own iPhone XS line. With that in mind, how does Sony's Xperia 1 compare to Apple's iPhone XS?

We've only had the briefest of hands-on time with the Xperia 1, which you can read about here.

You can read our full overview of the Apple iPhone XS here.

Here's how the two phones compare at a specifications level:

Sony Xperia 1

Apple iPhone XS

Product Name Sony Xperia 1 Apple iPhone XS
Display size 6.5 5.8
Operating system Android 9 iOS 12
Height (mm) 167 143.6
Width (mm) 72 70.9
Depth (mm) 8.2 7.7
Weight (g) 177
Battery size (mAh) 3,330 2,659
Front camera (1) megapixels 8 7
Rear camera (1) megapixels 12 12
Rear camera (2) megapixels 12 12
Water Resistance IP68 IP68
Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network Category Speed Category 13 Category 16

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