Flashback: a decade of Sony Xperia displays

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Flashback: a decade of Sony Xperia displays

Sony phones do not market in big quantities, however they have actually gone far on their own. Most of the time it is their display screens that have actually made them so popular whether its the initial 4K display screens or simply exactly how little they are, we normally have a whole lot to speak about when a brand-new Sony phone shows up.

We chose to organize the phones in 3 groups: front runner, costs and also mini. The Premium designs made use of to be called that for a little bit, though were counting the Z Ultra right here. When it comes to the minis, the majority of them became part of the Compact line and also we have actually consisted of a number of forerunners.

The table itself informs an intriguing tale and also the graphes weve consisted of makes it simple to imagine. Whats missing out on is nearly as essential as whats there. Consider all the voids in the Premium sector those were unique celebrations. You can review our Flashback article on the Xperia Z Ultra for even more information on the first-ever phone with a 4K screen.

Should we have relocated the Xperia 1 collection right into the Premium group? We discussed it, however after that there will certainly be no front runner designs. Exact same for the minis, the Xperia 5 collection isn’t all that little, however it is the tiniest Sony front runner.

The graphes make the advancement of Sonys line-up simple to imagine. For a variety of years the front runners chosen a 5.0-5.2 inch display dimension and also 1080p resolution, while the Compacts went with 4.6 720p display screens.

Flashback: a decade of Sony Xperia displays

We believe the launch of the Xperia XZ3 was a turning point for Sony. It was its initial phone with an OLED screen, deserting the Triluminos LCDs it had actually promoted years (they made use of innovation obtained from Sonys television division).

But look closer, the XZ3 additionally relocated far from the common 16:9 facet proportion, changing it with 18:9. Sony phones of the previous years attracted objection for their fairly beefy bezels, the XZ3s brand-new display aided it attain a far better screen-to-body proportion. This phone additionally pressed past the 1080p obstacle, increasing to 1,440 x 2,880 px resolution.

Flashback: a decade of Sony Xperia displays

The list below year Sony entirely revamped its mobile phone line-up with the intro of the number collection. The facet proportion was extended additionally to 21:9, which is currently what the Xperia 1, 5 and also 10 are understood for.

Flashback: a decade of Sony Xperia displays

At the exact same time, display dimensions enhanced considerably throughout the board. The brand-new style aided Sony boost the StB proportion, in spite of preserving routine bezels over and also listed below the display screens rather than notches, Sony phones have front-facing stereo audio speakers. They also have alert LEDs.

It might have cost us the Compact line, however Sony discovered a special identification for itself level rectangle-shaped display screens with added vast facet proportions are a core component of that.

Before we finish up, we must speak about the Xperia 1 collection. Off, weve placed an asterisk following to the 4K tag for the screen resolution. While the screen does have 3,840 px on one side, its slim facet proportion suggests that the opposite has just 1,644 px rather than the complete 2,160 px for 4K. Just the Premium phones have real 4K resolution.

Also, that resolution is scheduled for multimedia, the user interface is provided at 1080p. These crazy pixel thickness numbers press the limitations of 20/20 sight. We do not recognize rather what created it, however Sony was late to the High Refresh Rate (HRR) celebration. Its initial HRR screen was the 120Hz panel on the Xperia 5 II in 2020, after that the Xperia 1 designs took on that function beginning the list below year.

But as weve claimed often times previously, Sony isn’t late to embracing a certain function (be it HRR, OLED or whatever). Rather, the business marches to the beat of its very own drummer and also in some cases it seems like the HQ at Tokyo isn’t familiar with the mobile phone market at big.

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Xperia front runner.
S.
Z1.
Z3.
Z5.
XZ.
XZ1.
XZ3.
1.
1 II.
1 III.
1 IV.
Xperia Premium.
Z Ultra.
Z5 Premium.
XZ Premium.
XZ2 Premium.
Xperia mini.
P.
SP.
Z3 Compact.
Z5 Compact.
X Compact.
XZ1 Compact.
XZ2 Compact.
5.
5 II.
Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Panel LCD TFT IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD P-OLED OLED OLED OLED OLED
Size 4.3″ 5.0″ 5.2″ 5.2″ 5.2″ 5.2″ 6.0″ 6.5″ 6.5″ 6.5″ 6.5″
StB proportion 62.2% 69.8% 70.9% 69.6% 70.9% 68.6% 80.5% 82.0% 84.0% 84.2% 84.2%
Screen-to-body ratio of Sony flagship, premium and mini phones
Res. 720
x
1280
1080
x
1920
1080
x
1920
1080
x
1920
1080
x
1920
1080
x
1920
1440
x
2880
1644
x
3840
1644
x
3840
1644
x
3844
1644
x
3840
Pixel thickness 342ppi 441ppi 424ppi 428ppi 424ppi 424ppi 534ppi 643ppi 643ppi 643ppi 643ppi
Aspect proportion 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9 18:9 21:9 21:9 21:9 21:9
Refresh price 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 120Hz 120Hz
HDR
Glass GG4 GG5 GG5 GG6 GG6 GG Victus GG Victus
Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Panel IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD
Size 6.4″ 5.5″ 5.5″ 5.8″
StB proportion 68.3% 70.4% 68.4% 72.4%
Res. 1080
x
1920
2160
x
3840
2160
x
3840
2160
x
3840
Resolution of Sony flagship, premium and mini phones
Keep in mind: 4K is chopped to 21:9 facet proportion.
Pixel thickness 344ppi 806ppi 807ppi 765ppi
Aspect proportion 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9
Refresh price 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz
HDR
Glass GG5 GG5
Year 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Panel LCD TFT IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD OLED OLED OLED
Size 4.0″ 4.6″ 4.6″ 4.6″ 4.6″ 4.6″ 5.0″ 6.1″ 6.1″ 6.1″
Display size of Sony flagship, premium and mini phones
StB proportion 60.8% 66.6% 70.6% 68.9% 69.6% 69.6% 73.5% 80.9% 80.9% 81.4%
Res. 540
x
960
720
x
1280
720
x
1280
720
x
1280
720
x
1280
720
x
1280
1080
x
2160
1080
x
2520
1080
x
2520
1080
x
2520
Pixel thickness 275ppi 319ppi 319ppi 323ppi 319ppi 319ppi 483ppi 449ppi 449ppi 449ppi
Pixel density of Sony flagship, premium and mini phones
Aspect proportion 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9 16:9 18:9 21:9 21:9 21:9
Refresh price 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 120Hz 120Hz
HDR
Glass GG GG4 GG5 GG5 GG6 GG6 GG6

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