The Xperia 1 is a powerful device, but not a sensible one for most people. I have to give Sony credit for bucking just about every smartphone trend out there and building something truly unique, but that uniqueness comes at a cost. This is just one of many expensive flagship devices out there, and I just don’t see the kind of normal people who drive smartphone sales falling for the Xperia 1’s charms. This is a niche gadget, through and through — if you’re the kind of person who loves watching and making movies, you’ll probably find something to appreciate here. Everyone else can move along and not really worry about it.


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