The update fixes the Sony Xperia 1 camera, but is it enough to buy it?

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The flagship of the Japanese manufacturer, Sony Xperia 1, has received a camera update that improves the quality of photos and the user interface, but unfortunately does not bring the night mode, which is most lacking. Is it still worth buying?

Sony Xperia 1 it has a camera firmware update that corrects several bugs that were not avoided at the time of market launch. One could say that it was soon, but were all the problems resolved?

Sony Xperia 1 with camera update

Sony Xperia 1 does not keep pace with other similarly priced smartphones from competitors, which was confirmed not only in our tests, but also in the opinion of DxOMark. Does the new software update bring significant improvements in this respect?

Fig. XperiaBlog

Fig. XperiaBlog

Users who have upgraded, report that it brings more useful camera interface, actually better photo quality and improved zoom. However, it is still a model without a night mode, which has long become a standard in top smartphones. Until it appears, it's hard to talk about comparatively good photographic possibilities, because it is the photos taken in the dim light that testify to the class of the camera in the flagship. Also included in the update package September security patches.

Is it worth buying Sony Xperia 1?

If I had to indicate one reason why Sony Xperia 1 is an interesting device that is worth buying, it would definitely be dreamlike screen. Not only does it have an amazing resolution for a smartphone, it was made in OLED technology, and you can not forget about the unusual 21: 9 aspect ratio, which definitely makes it easier to grip the device with a 6.5-inch display.

Sony Xperia 1 / photo gsmManiaK

Sony Xperia 1 / photo gsmManiaK

Unfortunately, in other respects it is not so colorful. The specification is top, especially in terms of performance, but there are also shortcomings. Snapdragon 855 and 6 GB of RAM memory is a lot and it is enough for several years of smooth operation, but unfortunately the battery remains a bottleneck. Display and computing power is a bit too little to make spend 3999 zlotys on it. However, if the price drops, it will be a good choice for many multimedia fans.

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