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How does the 4K display work in my Xperia ?

How does the Xperia 1 4K display work? / How does the Xperia 1 II 4K display work?

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    Xperia Phones' display resolution

    The Xperia phones conform to the Sony 4K definition of 3,840 horizontal pixels (in landscape orientation). With a 21:9 aspect ratio, this results in 3,840 x 1,644 pixel resolution.

    Watching 4K video in 21:9 aspect ratio

    The Xperia phones let you enjoy 21:9 aspect ratio content, edge to edge and without letterboxing. This is optimal for movies created in 21:9 format and available in 4K resolution. 

    Playing back recorded 4K video in 21:9 aspect ratio

    You can record 21:9 4K video using Cinema Pro, and play it back in true 4K quality on your Xperia phones.

    4K is activated in 4K movie playback on YouTube, Cinema Pro etc. 4K playback depends on apps specification.

    Watching non-4K content

    Xperia phones use advanced upscaling technology to display non-4K content, enhancing contrast, colour and clarity.

    Watching content in 16:9 aspect ratio

    On your Xperia phone content with 16:9 aspect ratio is by default displayed with pillarboxing. You can also zoom in to fill the screen, with top- and bottom cropping as a result.