The new Sony Xperia lineup is really tall

  • Published on Feb 25, 2019
  • The Sony Xperia 1 literally stands out from the crowd - literally - with a super tall screen. Sony is relaunching its Xperia line of phones at MWC 2019, with a focus on making its phone with tall, 21:9 aspect ratio displays.
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Comments • 939

  • macho men
    macho men 17 days ago

    Very good sony keep inproving

  • My Africa Adventure
    My Africa Adventure 23 days ago’s tall phone. 📱 🤔

  • 41 a dud dud
    41 a dud dud Month ago +1

    Sony please just keep working on ps5 instead of waisting time doing phones

  • Hasyel
    Hasyel 2 months ago

    Now days phone feels like tv remote, in the future maybe tv remote will be like a phone, and we listen music using casete

  • Ry Lil Uzi Vert
    Ry Lil Uzi Vert 3 months ago

    About time there's a Android phone without a chin👌👌👌

  • Ahmed Gameel
    Ahmed Gameel 3 months ago


  • Niketan Rai
    Niketan Rai 3 months ago

    Watching movies should be fun on this one

  • Anime Wire
    Anime Wire 3 months ago

    They are going after a niche set of consumers !

  • Justin Moyer
    Justin Moyer 3 months ago

    Why why WHYY!! I'm imagining the person that this phone is for. They are probably dunking right now.

  • Lyspec V
    Lyspec V 3 months ago

    That phone is awesome...! The only bad thing is it hasn't a Sterio Speaker... 😐

  • brock the beast
    brock the beast 3 months ago +2

    Samsung and huawei : lets add innovative features like reverse charging and amazing display.
    Nokia: lets add 5 rear cameras
    Song: lets make it longer
    Apple:lets make it pricier

  • ali bashir
    ali bashir 3 months ago +1

    Misleading, especially the thumb nail, the iPhone x is almost a compact phone and the Xperia 10 plus is probably the biggest phablte.
    Plus too many Samsung, Apple, Huawei.... Fans in the comments.

  • anoss aliraqi
    anoss aliraqi 3 months ago +1

    Sony it’s great company

  • Straightcherry D.
    Straightcherry D. 3 months ago +1

    I like the overall design direction, I'm rather tired of curved design where everything seems to get spherical. The tall screen is interesting, seems to be designed with split screen in mind which I like.

  • Ry
    Ry 3 months ago

    I don't know anyone who's had a Sony phone. Not now, not ever. And I don't see them out in public either. Who is buying these things and why does Sony keep making them? I'm genuinely curious.

  • Onigiri
    Onigiri 3 months ago +1

    They bringing back the side fingerprint😭❤️

  • Rain man
    Rain man 3 months ago

    Samsung had AMOLED (OLED) HDR 4k display on 2018 models S9 and Note 9. What is unique about Sony display except the aspect ratio. It's a bad aspect ratio, most of the videos you'll have to sacrifice more content if you crop and more black bars if you don't crop.
    Even with one handed mode it looks really to reach the status bar.
    Sony is learning from HTC's book - how to kill your smartphone lineup

    • evano pos
      evano pos 3 months ago

      Rain man wrong, Samsung is using Quad HD on their s9 and note 9. And i personally don’t think 18:9 is the best idea either, I still prefer the standard 16:9.

  • KlaUDiO Yoshi
    KlaUDiO Yoshi 3 months ago +1

    Xperia 1 is my next phone hands down

  • Steve H2488
    Steve H2488 3 months ago

    Sony is just boring

  • Dudeius Mannigast
    Dudeius Mannigast 3 months ago

    My hard nipples! Erhh what i ment was i fudging love 21:9 😍😍😍

  • Anthony A. Ackah
    Anthony A. Ackah 3 months ago

    Yes, me. I'm looking for a tall phone. Samsung's S10 is 6.4 inches, you don't find that tall. But you find Sony's 6.5 inches extremely tall? What a shameful bias

  • Ali Sheharyar Sheikh
    Ali Sheharyar Sheikh 3 months ago

    Its all down hill from sony. Unfortunately

  • RE Entertainments
    RE Entertainments 3 months ago

    Sony is good in TV and PlayStation
    They get a lot of profit from it

  • racoonzattack
    racoonzattack 3 months ago

    First thought: “WTF Sony!?”
    Second thought: “Hmm... instead of shrinking the bezels just make the screen larger for more content? Interesting.”
    Still it looks awkward.

  • Dub2davis
    Dub2davis 3 months ago

    Are Sony phones popular in Asia ? Sincere question, people get offended to much on the internet

  • Chandradyut Pal
    Chandradyut Pal 3 months ago

    That awkward moment when you realize Sony still makes smart phones.

  • Aur0ra12
    Aur0ra12 3 months ago

    If Sony prices this anywhere above $700, these kiss sales goodbye...

  • Jack Yarrow
    Jack Yarrow 4 months ago

    Not gonna using that with one hand

  • Rashad
    Rashad 4 months ago +1

    *4K on a phone?!* 😮

  • LUNE28
    LUNE28 4 months ago

    The prophecy of the iphone 5 is true!!

  • jaffar1234
    jaffar1234 4 months ago +1

    Sony doesn't care about the bezel less phones and notches nonsense because we as customers didn't complain about the bezel to force the mobile companies to invent stupid ideas to get rid of it

  • Igwe Ogba
    Igwe Ogba 4 months ago

    I wish sony still made laptops

  • Arif Gunawan
    Arif Gunawan 4 months ago +4

    Sony just unveil the best phone in the world!!!

  • Joseph Fazio
    Joseph Fazio 4 months ago

    Does it run iOS?

  • Brendan Grassow
    Brendan Grassow 4 months ago

    Take a drink every time this guys says tall

  • shockwave1
    shockwave1 4 months ago

    Do people really honestly watch that much actual content on their phones? Really?

  • Hello Life
    Hello Life 4 months ago

    OnE WorD ReactioN :::: YUCK !!!

  • Nuno Fernandes
    Nuno Fernandes 4 months ago

    No one's talking about the useless 4k resolution?
    Is it just to say that it can show pixels that no one can see and then everyone will reduce the resolution because it drains the battery faster and makes the phone less fast?

  • William Su
    William Su 4 months ago +3

    I love Xperia it's such a beautiful sounding name and visually such attractive phone designs.

  • Jayson Perez
    Jayson Perez 4 months ago

    And still can't fit an headphone jack

  • Ilay Morlevi
    Ilay Morlevi 4 months ago

    love you חיים

  • Jorge jr Holy shirts & pants

    That is absolutely hilarious I had a conversation with a friend talking about they should make a tall or long and wide phone🤔😯😆

  • Juan Williman
    Juan Williman 4 months ago

    There were tons of memes when the iPhone 5 launched because it was taller...ok...WHERE ARE THE XPERIA 1’s MEMES!!!???

  • Dave Anderson
    Dave Anderson 4 months ago

    they need to lose the top bezel first

  • Parker's NBA Videos
    Parker's NBA Videos 4 months ago

    one-handed mode = "borrowed" idea from Samsung

  • JAYMIN baraiya
    JAYMIN baraiya 4 months ago

    Buy Samsung S10 or S10 plus.
    Punch hole display , fast charging , 3.5 mm headphone jack , bezel-less display , ultrasonic fingerprint scanner and more. Sony Xperia tall because it has big up chin

  • ItzSebas
    ItzSebas 4 months ago

    Xperia looks great but it's too tall for my taste haha

  • Alex McCaffrey
    Alex McCaffrey 4 months ago

    Ha ha. Like 1 person will want this.

  • Tommy Scott
    Tommy Scott 4 months ago

    Sony’s phone design literally hasn’t changed since 2014

  • Kaynon
    Kaynon 4 months ago +1

    These phones REALLY need One UI to be completely functional.

  • S G
    S G 4 months ago

    Finally another chinless phone!

  • lxXC00LGUYXxl ➊
    lxXC00LGUYXxl ➊ 4 months ago +11

    *When Sony released water resistance phone all were :0 , when Sony released first 4k display z5 everyone was :O , when Sony released 4k hdr 960fps phone and still everyone :O, Sony is and will always be ahead 💕💓💗💖😏*

  • SEN Setiaguna
    SEN Setiaguna 4 months ago

    No chin,but a forehead

  • neohimself
    neohimself 4 months ago

    jesus christ, I was pretty confident that the LG G8 is a stupid phone, but this is right up there... I wouldnt be surprised if the sales of this phone strongly correlate with the sales of snowboard bags =)

  • Anand Singh
    Anand Singh 4 months ago +6

    21:9 I love that ratio and also phone is great I want all super content in 21:9.

  • Maurizio S
    Maurizio S 4 months ago +1

    At least Sony are trying to mix it up amongst boring same old designs with notches. Foldable phones also have their own problems like being too thick so being too long isn't really any different to that is it?

    R3TRØSP3X 4 months ago

    Imagine gaming on this

  • Earl Benson Teves
    Earl Benson Teves 4 months ago

    Is this ang LG made oled panel?

  • kapil busawah
    kapil busawah 4 months ago

    SONY execs: Alright we're behind and got a tall order to make a comeback
    SONY engineers: Tall eh? I've got just the idea to fix this. Trust me, I'm an engineer.
    SONY press conference : Presenting the XPERIA 1!

    • kapil busawah
      kapil busawah 4 months ago

      What they really need to do now is market the damn phone so people can see it and be like "oh that looks cool"

  • kapil busawah
    kapil busawah 4 months ago

    The Fingerprint and power key aren't the same button. They're separate inputs because of some US patent that does not allow them to be working in America.

  • huajie666 liu
    huajie666 liu 4 months ago

    You go fold, I go tall.

  • SevenFluffyKittens
    SevenFluffyKittens 4 months ago

    That's just... Silly

  • Nasho Ba
    Nasho Ba 4 months ago

    Do Sony, LG, HTC even exist in 2019?

  • MithunOnThe.Net
    MithunOnThe.Net 4 months ago

    As a Sony Xperia Z1 user of 4 years... and now OnePlus... Sony, WTF happened to you guys? Why is the mobile division the only consumer division of Sony that STIll doesn't get it? Who asked for this super-tall phone? Sony is KILLING Canon & Nikon with their Alpha cameras and yet they can't seem to get their own Xperia cameras to be better than Samsung, Pixel or Apple. Why do Sony phones all look sooo bulky?! That is not what you expect from Japanese design.

  • Шамсул карим

    I like it tho

  • Allan Caeg
    Allan Caeg 4 months ago

    I love the Sony brand in general but it's hard to expect much in terms of software and updates.

  • Antony Garza
    Antony Garza 4 months ago

    No headphone jack, aube fusion isp, what about max iso, front cam downgrade, base storage and ram is less than the competition.Also they need to release one flagship a year and fix their naming scheme.

  • 4D331z
    4D331z 4 months ago

    Where's HTC at....?

  • Samy_06
    Samy_06 4 months ago

    What the hell, how is that supposed to fit ?!

  • MurderOnTheMind
    MurderOnTheMind 4 months ago

    No one in their right mind would ever buy a Sony smartphone. They need to give up already

  • Md Arib
    Md Arib 4 months ago

    when is the xz4 coming

  • Izzat Emir
    Izzat Emir 4 months ago

    This is the first time i see android phone with upper bazel larger than bottom chin 😂

  • Rahmat Nur
    Rahmat Nur 4 months ago

    What's next for iPhone?

  • Marcus Pryor
    Marcus Pryor 4 months ago

    iPhone wallpaper from thumbnail please

  • SemiAuto_NiNjA
    SemiAuto_NiNjA 4 months ago +1

    I was looking for a phone to have in my car at all times. Separate from work. I think this is the perfect phone for that. Long screen for vids and first hdr 4k screen? Dam !

  • Hamza. H
    Hamza. H 4 months ago

    The battery kills the phone , look at the s10 makes this laughable

  • Eshan Kumar
    Eshan Kumar 4 months ago

    I hate verge.

  • kestralz1
    kestralz1 4 months ago

    It's so generic and uninspiring looking phone. Kill the Xperia line and make a psvita 2

    • Ryoshikari
      Ryoshikari 3 months ago

      um I do agree with the latter about reviving PlayStation portable market line but this phone isn't remotely close to generic especially when it comes to looks

  • Nguyen Pham
    Nguyen Pham 4 months ago

    Loooooooooooooong looooooong maaaaaaan!!!

  • Nguyen Pham
    Nguyen Pham 4 months ago

    lol Sony still makes phones??? =))

  • Alexander Ennead
    Alexander Ennead 4 months ago

    Do you all remember those pictures on instagram of the 'iPhone 10' that was like, super long

  • Hacke Rino
    Hacke Rino 4 months ago

    Why do people care about how big a phone is?
    All phones are f huge like none of them is under 5 inches anymore

  • silverfox1234
    silverfox1234 4 months ago

    It's 1 cm taller then a xs max, give me a break with this sensational bs.

  • Parminder Singh
    Parminder Singh 4 months ago

    Now I don't know what phone I want, they're all so good! (I don't mean the iPhone, its severely outdated and has like no features)

  • Jaycee LS
    Jaycee LS 4 months ago

    I dont mind phone getting tall as long as it can be a full screen experience. No notch, punch hole or whatever it is.

  • Sally
    Sally 4 months ago

    No compact ? No Sony Xperia for me sad to see they don't know what their customers want.

  • ExplosiveTamale
    ExplosiveTamale 4 months ago

    does this dude ever blink ever

  • Syed Maaz Abdullah
    Syed Maaz Abdullah 4 months ago

    He should have said "4k oled" as many times as he said "tall". Smh

  • Sam DIN
    Sam DIN 4 months ago

    My impression on this one is mixed bag... I'm not saying I prefered notch thing than just a normal thin bezel... But I don't think this one is what people want, like really guys... Is it want you want? If you ask me, That super tall profile would hurt usabilty a lot, 18:9 aspect ratio is kinda tall already, I'm not a gamer at all either, some guys commented that this tall design would nice for gaming, hmm... I don't know. I just don't love this phone, but I'm not hate it obviously, the design overall is so sony, I always love it. But seriously I don't think this is the right thing Sony should done. The Sales would said everything... If sony succeed this time, it would be a big time and probably sony would set the new trend, but if not, just would be another failure... I mean, look at sony fans on the comment, I always remember when the time Sony released xz premium, xz1, xz2, xz3... It's always like "Oh finally Sony back in the game" "All hail Sony back on top" and blah blah...But the reality is just zero. I used to be Sony fan don't get me wrong... But this one? is not what I wanted, I'm not saying that Sony should follow the trend of the notch screen, I love the fact Sony still trying to be innovate and be different, just like LG. But yeah, just like LG G8, it's just not wow me

  • Roni Alush
    Roni Alush 4 months ago

    חיים ארוכים (הטלפונים)

  • Rohn Jackson
    Rohn Jackson 4 months ago

    Just say *7/3* 🙄

  • Kyle DC
    Kyle DC 4 months ago

    Great now I can look at a full photo and a half on instagram at once

  • The Security Guard
    The Security Guard 4 months ago

    Will it be compatible with remote play? Slim chance but I got to ask.

  • Donavan Moore
    Donavan Moore 4 months ago

    Big hands? What a MKBHD copy cat...

  • Fresh Philip
    Fresh Philip 4 months ago

    1:21 yeah, it's literally just a copy of Samsung's

  • (A)8knots
    (A)8knots 4 months ago

    This won't be a video by The Verge if it didn't start with a comparison with an iPhone.

  • Danny F
    Danny F 4 months ago

    put this in your pocket to make people thing you have a magnum dong

  • Antonio Ranier Cayaco
    Antonio Ranier Cayaco 4 months ago

    If ur talking about Technology , Sony has been there for almost 100years

  • Nikki Burger
    Nikki Burger 4 months ago

    So...I'm buying a Samsung Galaxy...just for half the price...

  • Ygor Cortes
    Ygor Cortes 4 months ago

    The Xperia 1 looks really REALLY good!