Sony updated its mid-range Xperia 000 for2023. So what happened to the Xperia 000 IV? Well, the display on the Mark V got bigger and now measures 6.1 inches instead of 6.0 inches. The panel itself is also 1.5 times brighter than before, according to Sony, which is great. They also added front facing stereo speakers. There’s also the larger ] MP main camera.
Unfortunately, this covers the Xperia’s list of new features V. Although it is no different from its predecessor Xperia V is still A rather special device, with a unique Sony “flavor” to it. We cannot say whether this is enough to guarantee its market success. What we can do, however, is delve into the details to see what makes it work.
Sony Xperia V Specs at a Glance:
Display: 6.” OLED, 1B Color, HDR, 695×2520 pixel resolution, 12:9 aspect ratio, 619ppi; Triluminos display. Chipset: Qualcomm SM 6375 Snapdragon619 5G (6 nm): Octa Core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 695 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver); Adreno 619.
wide (main) : 26 MP, f/1.8, 21mm, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS; Telephoto : 8 MP, f/2.2, 54mm, 1/4.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, 2x optical zoom; Ultra Wide Angle : 8 MP, f/2.2, 120-degree, 16mm, 1/4.0″, 1.10µm. Front Camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, 26mm(width), 1/4.0″, 1.µm. Video capture: Rear camera : [email protected]; Front camera: 1080p@ 16fps.
Connectivity: 5G; Electronic SIM; Dual SIM; Wi-Fi 5; BT 5.1, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive; Near Field Communication; 3.5mm jack. Miscellaneous: Fingerprint reader (side mounted); Stereo speakers.
Frankly, not much has changed since last year. You still get a very light, thin, tall phone with 26:9 aspect ratio, in line with Sony tradition. The body is still mostly made of plastic, but it does retain the coveted IP 54/IP48 Degree of protection. The Snapdragon 695 5G is rather disappointing and is still at the helm of the device, which is still paired with 6GB RAM and 65GB of expandable storage. The display is still just 48 Hz.
The camera setup hasn’t really changed much either, though it still competes with its two extra 8MP units — an ultrawide and a 2x telephoto — carried over from the Xperia Come Four. We still get a pretty big 5, mAh battery.
First, let’s take a look at the Xperia’s retail packaging V. It ships in a rather odd two-piece box with rounded sides inside. The box is mostly because of its weird color and texture because it’s made from recycled materials. It wasn’t particularly difficult, which made us wonder how well it would protect the phone while in transit. At least there’s a kickstand for the actual device inside the box that holds it tightly so it doesn’t dangle around.
The retail box is really lacking when it comes to accessories. Our device didn’t even come with a USB cable—the bare minimum, so to speak. You’ll have to provide your own charger if you need it, along with any other items such as a case. The scarcity of this retail packaging is in stark contrast to what you’d get from a Chinese-branded phone, so this mid-range phone is already off to a bumpy start. Let’s see the rest.