XPERIA 1 V (512GB)

Features of the Sony Xperia 1v:

  • 4G LTE + 5G Sub6 Compatible
  • North American Variant
  • 2-Layer Stacked 24mm 48MP Wide Lens
  • 12MP 85-125mm Tele & 16mm Ultra-Wide
  • Creative Look Presets & S-Cinetone
  • Product Showcase & Voice Priority Mic
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform
  • 512GB Storage Capacity + 12GB of RAM
  • 6.5″ 4K HDR 21:9 120 Hz OLED Screen
  • Real-Time HDR Drive for Daylight Viewing



What’s New with the XPERIA 1 V

Sony takes a significant step forward in professional mobile content creation with the XPERIA 1 V. Images and video benefit from improved low-light performance, an upgraded wide-angle lens, and new AI processing. They’ve also added new features specifically requested by creators, and implemented new abilities focused on the popularity of vlogging. This is on top of audio and gaming upgrades to maximize the quality of your entertainment when you’re not creating. Specific features include:

  • Faster Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform
  • Updated 24mm wide-angle lens with 48MP and a 2-layer transistor pixel technology for drastically improved low-light performance
  • Multiple Creative Look presets let you pick a style to shoot in
  • Vertical UI for stills and video for intuitive portrait shooting
  • No more holding up a hand to gain focus, as Product Showcase auto focuses on the object you’re presenting
  • Video Priority microphone that better picks up who’s in front of the camera
  • New gaming features and an integrated amp for improved front-firing sound

Sony Xperia 1 V Specs

Operating System
Android 13
12 GB
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Up to 3.2 GHz Single-Core
Up to 2.8 GHz Quad-Core
Up to 2 GHz Triple-Core
Storage Capacity
512 GB
Display Size
Native Resolution
3840 x 2160
Refresh Rate
120 Hz
Aspect Ratio
Pixel Density
678 ppi
Panel Type
Screen Coating
Gorilla Glass Victus
Input/Output Connectors
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Headphone
1 x USB-C
2 x Front-Facing
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC [1 TB Maximum]
SIM Card Slots
2 x Nano SIM
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
GSM 3G/3.5G
HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 Bands
n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n25, n28, n30, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78 Bands
Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax); Tri-Band (2.4, 5, & 6 GHz) with MU-MIMO Support (2 x 2)
5.2 + LE
Camera System
Camera System
Ultra Wide: 12 MP 1/2.5″-Type Sensor
Wide: 48 MP 1/1.3″-Type Sensor
Telephoto: 12 MP 1/3.5″-Type Sensor
12 MP 1/2.9″-Type Sensor
Focus Type
Rear: Phase-Detect Autofocus
Computational Photography

Multi-Frame Depth-of-Field Control (Portrait Mode)

Multi-Frame Dynamic Range Enhancement (HDR)

Video Recording
UHD 4K at up to 30 fps (120 fps in Slow-Mo Mode)
1080p at up to 60 fps
720p at up to 30 fps
UHD 4K at up to 30 fps
1080p at up to 60 fps
720p at up to 30 fps
Biometric Authentication
Fingerprint (Side)
Accelerometer, Barometer (Altimeter), Compass, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Proximity
Water Resistance
Environmental Protection
Advertised as Dust Resistant/Water Resistant
*Manufacturer Testing: IP68
Price in Kenya
Internal Lithium-Ion (5000.0 mAh)
Fast Charging Technology
USB Power Delivery
Wireless Charging
Dimensions (W x H x D)
2.8 x 6.5 x 0.3″ / 71.0 x 165.0 x 8.3 mm
6.6 oz / 187 g

Pro Camera System

The triple-camera system on the rear of the XPERIA 1 V retains the Exmor RS for mobile 16mm ultra-wide and adjustable 85-125mm telephoto 12MP lenses. The wide-angle 24mm is back, but with a significant upgrade to an Exmor T for mobile, which incorporates a stacked, 2-layer structure that lets more light in for much better low-light results. This is in addition to an improved 48MP (effective), 120 fps, autofocus, and OIS. As a system, other improvements include AF/AE tracking burst, but now up to 30 fps and with bokeh. The following system features continue to be available to creators:

  • 4K 120 fps video recording
  • Real-time Eye AF for all lenses
  • Object tracking with Eye AF for video
  • Seamless zoom for video

Creative Looks

Normally you can take stunning 4K videos and high-resolution images to then post process to achieve the look and feel you’re going for. With the following Creative Look presets, you can now select one that matches your stylistic goals, saving you time and giving you the ability to just shoot and share.

  • ST: Standard
  • NT: Lower saturation and sharpness in a subdued tone
  • VV: Highly clear images with bright, vibrant colors
  • FL: Moody look by applying sharp contrast to calm coloring
  • IN: Reduces contrast and saturation for a matte look
  • SH: Create a bright atmosphere with transparency, softness, and vibrancy

S-Cinetone for Mobile

Incorporating S-Cinetone for mobile, Sony gives you the ability to capture cinema-like video with accurate skin tone representation. It also provides three times the amount of saturation signal level compared to standard sensors, and noise is reduced in dark areas while creating soft colors.
AI Processing

A trio of AI processing advancements have been added to the Sony XPERIA 1 V to more accurately capture the subjects you shoot and record.

  • AI Depth: Clear autofocus even on subjects in the distance using a depth map
  • AI White Balance: Accurate white balance in multiple light sources
  • AI Exposure: Accurate brightness in almost any environment

Improved Vlogging

Vloggers will enjoy the new Product Showcase and Voice Priority microphone of the XPERIA 1 V. Presenting a product to the camera in a review or unboxing can usually lead to you holding your hand behind it to gain focus on the object. Product Showcase now automatically detects the object and focuses on it, making your videos look more natural and professional. Voice Priority does something similar with audio, focusing on the subject speaking in front of the camera, minimizing the pickup of ambient sounds.
Requested by Creators

Sony doesn’t produce a professional-quality mobile shooting platform in a vacuum. They listen to their creators and have implemented the following features they requested into the Sony XPERIA 1 V.

  • Show peaking on Photo Pro, Video Pro, and Cinema Pro
  • When used as a monitor on an Alpha camera, view what you shoot and record it directly to the phone’s internal memory simultaneously
  • New live chat viewing function for better interaction with fans on streams

Vertical UI

A new vertical UI in both Photo Pro and Video Pro show Sony’s commitment to how you create, making it easier and more intuitive to shoot vertically.
Dynamic Sound
Sony adds a high-power and low-noise amplifier to the XPERIA 1v’s front-firing full-range speakers, improving fidelity and bass response. When listening, enjoy the sound system’s Hi-Fi Audio output via the 3.5mm headphone jack, or Hi-Fi Audio Wireless quality via Bluetooth LE and LDAC. If you want to feel like you’re in the studio with the band, you can try out Sony’s 360 Reality Audio and 360 Reality Audio Upmix features
Made for Gamers

Relax with some high-quality mobile gaming or use the new features to produce more professional gaming content on social media

  • Smooth 120 Hz display refresh rate
  • 240 Hz motion blur reduction
  • Accurate and responsive 240 Hz touch scanning rate
  • L-y raiser (Low gamma raiser)
  • Audio equalizer
  • Voice chat optimization
  • 120 Hz recording
  • R.T. record
  • Live streaming support
  • Game audio mixer and voice changer
  • Single and burst screen capture

Additional Features of the XPERIA 1 V

  • 5G Sub6 network support
  • 12MP front-facing camera
  • microSD card slot that supports up to 1TB cards
  • Pro music recording with cloud processing that now has piano support and post podcast
  • DSEE Ultimate support
  • 120 fps slow motion video capture
  • Real-time HDR drive on the display to more easily view in 4K quality in bright environments
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2
  • IP65/68 water and dust resistance
  • 5000 mAh battery with up to 20 continuous hours of 4K video playback
  • Support for wireless charging
  • Improved thermal management with better heat dissipation and lower camera power consumption

10 reasons for buying the Sony Xperia 1v in Kenya.

Q: Why should I buy the Sony Xperia 1v? The Sony Xperia 1v is the perfect smartphone for people in Kenya who want a powerful and versatile device that can do it all. It has a triple-lens rear camera system that takes stunning photos and videos, a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor for smooth and fluid performance, and a 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED display for immersive viewing experiences.

Q: What are the key features of the Sony Xperia 1v?

The key features of the Sony Xperia 1v include:

  • Triple-lens rear camera system with 12MP wide-angle, 12MP ultra-wide-angle, and 12MP telephoto lenses
  • Powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor
  • 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED display
  • 12GB of RAM
  • 512GB of storage
  • IP68 water-resistant and dust-proof
  • Premium design and build quality

Q: What are the benefits of buying the Sony Xperia 1v in Kenya?

There are many benefits to buying the Sony Xperia 1v in Kenya, including:

  • The device is available in Kenya through authorized retailers such as HumTech Kenya and Phoneshop Kenya.
  • The device is supported by Sony Kenya, so you can get help with any problems you may have.
  • The device is priced competitively in Kenya.
  • The device is backed by a one-year warranty in Kenya.

Q: What are some of the challenges of buying the Sony Xperia 1v in Kenya?

Some of the challenges of buying the Sony Xperia 1v in Kenya include:

  • The device may be more expensive than other smartphones in Kenya.
  • The device may not be available in all parts of Kenya.
  • The device may not be supported by all carriers in Kenya.

Q: Who is the Sony Xperia 1v best for? The Sony Xperia 1v is best for people in Kenya who want a powerful and versatile smartphone that can do it all. The device is also a good choice for people who value premium design and build quality.

Q: What are some of the alternatives to the Sony Xperia 1v?

Some of the alternatives to the Sony Xperia 1v include:

Q: What are the pros and cons of the Sony Xperia 1v?

The pros of the Sony Xperia 1v include:

  • Powerful performance
  • Stunning camera system
  • Immersive display
  • Premium design and build quality

The cons of the Sony Xperia 1v include:

  • Expensive
  • Not available in all parts of Kenya
  • Not supported by all carriers in Kenya

Q: Where can I buy the Sony Xperia 1v in Kenya? The Sony Xperia 1v is available in Kenya through authorized retailers in Kenya, Located at Njengi House, Tom Mboya Street Ground floor shop 18. Call us on 0722777899

Q: What is the warranty for the Sony Xperia 1 v in Kenya? The Sony Xperia 1v comes with a one-year warranty in Kenya. This means that if the device malfunctions within one year of purchase, Sony Kenya will repair or replace it free of charge.