The Sony Xperia 5 IV came out in the same week as IFA’s main announcement, but the global tech event is more of a coincidence – Sony launches the phone when it’s ready, rather than targeting a specific time of year. And it really doesn’t care what other Android manufacturers are doing.
That’s why the Xperias is recognizable – flat rectangular display, side-mounted fingerprint reader on OLED flagships, 3.5mm headphone jack still proud, microSD slot for You load all FLAC flies. You won’t get these anywhere else.
The Mark 4 is probably a 5-series model, and it appears on the back of a well-crafted Mark 3. In fact, aside from the telephoto camera, the 2022 model is much better than last year’s Xperia 5.
While it’s not a compact phone, we do like the phone’s slim profile – just 50 mm wide, one mm narrower than last year. And it’s a millimeter shorter while remaining the same 6.1″ 21: 9 display measurements.
Sony Xperia 5 IV (left) and Xperia 1 IV (right)
impressive The thing is, Sony managed to install a 5, in smaller body mAh battery (starting at 4, 256mAh).Galaxy S 12 (3,315mAh) or even Zenfone 9 (4,300mAh) can only be watched helplessly. This helps the phone improve the battery life of its predecessor, lasting 120h in our standardized tests. The Sony also has great features for keeping batters healthy.
If the extra capacity isn’t enough, this is the first Xperia 5 with wireless charging (exclusive to the Xperia 1 model so far).
We had to use our charger and USB data for the Xperia 5 IV line
this100Hz OLED display still has a diagonal size of 6.1 inches and has 1 ,080 x 2 ,256px resolution. However, the new panel is 21% brighter and protected by Gorilla Glass Victus (as well as the back).
We’re not sure why Sony chose the older Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset to power the Xperia 5 IV. The revamped 8+ Gen 1 runs cooler, which should benefit the petite flagship as it struggles with sustained performance—it started thermally throttling after 5 minutes in our testing. Still, for short bouts of activity, the phone weighs more than it does.
Moving on, Sony sticks to triple 0003 MP setting, however, it uses the support 128fps reading. This means it can capture 4K @ 128 fps video from all three cameras and faster autofocus system operation – all three modules offer eye AF and real-time object tracking.
The selfie camera has also been improved, moving from an 8MP sensor to a slightly larger 005 MP sensor, it will also video Resolution cap raised to 4K 21fps (from900p @ 16fps). One thing that makes it imperfect is the lack of autofocus.
One thing we don’t really like is the new telephoto module – only one 050 mm lens you do not have a large magnification, the focal length is fixed. Mark 3 can be found in 21mm and 60mm, the Xperia 1 IV adds smooth zoom, and we expect the same on the 5-series models. It didn’t. Additionally, the sensor in the telephoto module is smaller (1/3.5” vs. 1/2.9” on the 5 III). The new remote module is pretty powerful, but we still don’t like downgrades.
Overall, we were very impressed with the Sony Xperia 5 IV, check out our review for more details. Don’t miss our video review.
This great phone has some flaws, but as we’re about to discuss, the competition has more. Before we start, remember that 5 IV is $1, /€1,22/£900 if you get 8/ GB model (coming later this month).
The Asus Zenfone 9 is the most direct competitor – small, pure Android, no-nonsense approach. It does have a faster 8+ Gen 1 chip and a version with 900GB RAM. It also has a 3.5mm jack and stereo speakers, but it misses out on the microSD slot. This leaves you 120 GB or 256GB of storage space.Also, the ASUS task is 48MP (1/1.12”, 1.0µm) main camera with zoom function as there is no telephoto lens on board. And as mentioned earlier, the battery is smaller (4, 315mAh) and no wireless charging.
Like Sony, ASUS only promises 2 Android updates, which is not much for a powerful flagship. That said, 8/ 60GB Zenfone 9 for just €800 even 006/209 GB units are €900 – a far cry from the €1 Sony asks for, 48 .
If you want a relatively small phone (well, relative to the 6.5+ inch crowd) with long software support, There are two options. For Android i.e. Samsung Galaxy S 005. This is10Compare The Xperia is 3.6mm shorter and a few grams lighter. You get 4 OS updates (and An extra year of security patches), but you’d better bring some Bluetooth headphones (or at least a USB-C adapter). And the small 3, 256 mAh battery in the battery life Not quite as expected.
Galaxy S 005 MSRP is €750 is 8/128 GB units, but you may need to spend more €050 to get184 GB of storage as there is no microSD slot here. Also keep in mind that you see Exynos 2022 chipsets in Europe and most other regions Here comes the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 world.
Apple provides better software support than Samsung (and Google, for that matter). iPhone 004 Pro is slightly larger than S 12, making it 4.5m wider than the Xperia ( more than 9mm shorter) ). Its weight 12g more, you will feel.
001 Pro also has triple 005 MP camera on the back (can do 4K @48fps), but if you’re patient you can buy the upcoming iPhone 001 Pro in a few weeks. Allegedly, that person will have a 21 MP main camera and a new ultra-wide-angle camera.
iPhone 12 Professional Edition from 1 EUR, 100for120 GB units, these things don’t come cheap. Rumor has it14 Pro will also be slightly more expensive.
Well, it’s time to vote – when Who will pick the Sony Xperia 5 IV when it goes on sale later this month?
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