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Sony Xperia 5 IV review - Smartphone with individuality

Simply different. Sony has done many things differently on the Xperia 5 IV. The phone features an audio jack, a microSD card reader and a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 packed into a compact body. Has the Japanese company made the perfect smartphone?

Even back when we reviewed the Sony Xperia 5 III, the compact device left us very impressed with its powerful hardware. Sony has now released the Xperia 5 IV, a phone designed to address the shortcomings of its predecessor. The device boasts features such as a 21:9 aspect ratio, an audio jack and an expansion slot for microSD cards.

Sony only offers the phone in one configuration (128 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM), but it is available in three colours: white, dark green and black.

Sony Xperia 5 IV (Xperia Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 8 x 1.8 - 3 GHz, Cortex-X2 / A710 / A510 (Kryo) Waipio
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.10 inch 21:9, 2520 x 1080 pixel 449 PPI, capacitive, OLED, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 104 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 0 USB 3.1 Gen2, 0 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, colour spectrum
Networking
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19), LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66), 5G (Band n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n77, n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 156 x 68 ( = 0.32 x 6.14 x 2.68 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix (f/1.7, 24mm, 1/1.7", 1.8µm) 12MPix (f/2.4, 60mm, 1/3.5") 12MPix (f/2.2, 16mm); Camera2-API-Level: Full
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix f/2.0, 24mm, 1/2.9", 1.25µm
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: On-screen, Xperia UI, 24 Months Warranty, Head SAR: 0.87 W/kg, Body SAR: 0.83 W/kg; GNSS: GPS (L1), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1), Beidou (B1, B1C); DRM Widevine L1, fanless, waterproof
Weight
171 g ( = 6.03 oz / 0.38 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1049 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison with possible competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
89.2 %
12/2022
Sony Xperia 5 IV
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
171 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.10"2520x1080
89.2 %
10/2022
Apple iPhone 14
A15, A15 GPU 5-Core
172 g128 GB NVMe6.10"2532x1170
89.1 %
11/2022
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7
212 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"3120x1440
88.9 %
05/2022
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920
196 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.60"2340x1080
88.1 %
06/2022
OnePlus 10 Pro
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
200.5 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"3216x1440
89.3 %
10/2022
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
198.5 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080

Case - Sony went with a 21:9 aspect ratio

The Xperia 5 IV is made of glass and metal. Both the display and the back are protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The rear and the metal frame have a matt finish. Despite being black, our review unit hardly attracts any fingerprints.

The phone has excellent fit and finish. Gaps in its body are small and even; buttons sit firmly in place and feel good to press. The only thing is that the volume rocker wiggles slightly in the chassis. The Xperia 5 IV features a unique SIM card tray that doesn't require any tools to remove.

The smartphone comes with an IP65/68 rating, meaning it is protected against moisture and dust. The device retains the same design as its predecessor. Sony has decided to do away with a punch hole or a notch for the front camera, instead opting for an old-school, thicker bezel around the screen. This provides room for front-facing stereo speakers.

Size comparison

162.9 mm / 6.41 inch 76.6 mm / 3.02 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 212 g0.4674 lbs163 mm / 6.42 inch 73.9 mm / 2.91 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 200.5 g0.442 lbs161.76 mm / 6.37 inch 73.5 mm / 2.89 inch 8.39 mm / 0.3303 inch 198.5 g0.4376 lbs157.4 mm / 6.2 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 7.6 mm / 0.2992 inch 196 g0.4321 lbs156 mm / 6.14 inch 68 mm / 2.68 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 171 g0.377 lbs146.7 mm / 5.78 inch 71.5 mm / 2.81 inch 7.8 mm / 0.3071 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Specifications - Audio jack and microSD card slot

The Sony Xperia 5 IV is only available with 128 GB of internal storage. Those who need more space will be happy to see a microSD slot that is compatible with cards up to 1 TB.

Sony has placed a 3.5mm audio jack on the top of the device. There is also a USB-C port that supports the current standard (3.2 Gen 1).

The phone has a notification LED in addition to an always-on display. Furthermore, it supports NFC as well as dual SIM (physical SIM and eSIM). Both can be used to access 5G networks.

Top: Microphone, audio jack
Top: Microphone, audio jack
Right: Camera button, power button with fingerprint sensor, volume rocker
Right: Camera button, power button with fingerprint sensor, volume rocker
Left: No buttons
Left: No buttons
Bottom: SIM card slot, microphone, USB port
Bottom: SIM card slot, microphone, USB port

microSD card reader

The Sony Xperia 5 IV supports microSD card with up to 1 TB of storage. In our test, the phone exhibited slow transfer speeds with our reference card, the Angelbird AV Pro V60. It also delivered rather bad results in Cross Platform Disk Test, performing poorer than its predecessor and substantially worse than the Asus Zenfone 8 Flip.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Asus Zenfone 8 Flip
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
39.93 MB/s ∼100% +219%
Sony Xperia 5 III
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
15.5 MB/s ∼39% +24%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
12.53 MB/s ∼31%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Sony Xperia 5 IV Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø23.6 (18.8-29.1)
Sony Xperia 5 III Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB: Ø20.9 (5.29-28.6)
Asus Zenfone 8 Flip Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø52.3 (40-66.8)
Sony Xperia 5 IV Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø37.7 (30.9-51.4)
Sony Xperia 5 III Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB: Ø42.5 (35.5-65.2)
Asus Zenfone 8 Flip Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Toshiba Exceria Pro M501: Ø88.4 (33.9-108)

Software - Almost vanilla Android

During our review, the Xperia 5 IV was running on Android 12 with a security patch dated 1 October 2022. The operating system is for the most part stock Android with a few additional features implemented by Sony.

"Side sense" is a feature that allows you to double-tap the side of the screen to show a list of apps in a pop-up window that the phone thinks you may want to use. Moreover, it is possible to open two apps at the same time in multi-window mode and resize each window. These features can be accessed via a bar that you can bring up.

The phone comes with a "Game Enhancer" app that launches automatically when you open a game. A pop-up icon will remain visible when you are playing games. Tapping the icon will give you quick access to display and volume settings, streaming tools and performance mode.

The Xperia 5 IV supports Widevine Level 1, thus allowing you to stream HD contents on the phone. The Camera2 API is at Full support level. Besides apps made by Google and Sony, the phone comes preinstalled with almost no third-party apps other than Facebook and LinkedIn.

Connectivity and GNSS - Wi-Fi 6E support

The Sony Xperia 5 IV supports Wi-Fi 6E and achieved fast and stable transfer speeds with our reference router, the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000. It is ahead of the other smartphones in our comparison except the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra.

The phone is also compatible with a wide range of mobile frequencies, supporting a total of 12 5G and 25 LTE bands. We didn't notice any issues with reception during testing.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
944 (859min - 952max) MBit/s ∼100% +62%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
904 (453min - 912max) MBit/s ∼96% +55%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
881 (446min - 922max) MBit/s ∼93% +51%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
826 (765min - 881max) MBit/s ∼88% +42%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
746 (642min - 765max) MBit/s ∼79% +28%
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=121, last 2 years)
601 MBit/s ∼64% +3%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
582 (509min - 645max) MBit/s ∼62%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
945 (917min - 968max) MBit/s ∼100% +3%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
918 (876min - 949max) MBit/s ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
899 (432min - 966max) MBit/s ∼95% -2%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
894 (834min - 918max) MBit/s ∼95% -3%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
893 (835min - 941max) MBit/s ∼94% -3%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
839 (531min - 913max) MBit/s ∼89% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (57.7 - 1710, n=123, last 2 years)
648 MBit/s ∼69% -29%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1728 (880min - 1819max) MBit/s ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1657 (1379min - 1781max) MBit/s ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (853 - 1894, n=18, last 2 years)
1496 MBit/s ∼87% -13%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1346 (696min - 1430max) MBit/s ∼78% -22%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1565 (777min - 1666max) MBit/s ∼100% 0%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1563 (1447min - 1601max) MBit/s ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1522 (1278min - 1606max) MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (598 - 1757, n=19, last 2 years)
1315 MBit/s ∼84% -16%
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Sony Xperia 5 IV Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1699 (880-1819)
Sony Xperia 5 IV Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1562 (1447-1601)
Sony Xperia 5 IV Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø582 (509-645)
OnePlus 10 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø944 (859-952)
Sony Xperia 5 IV Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø918 (876-949)
OnePlus 10 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø893 (835-941)

We took the Xperia 5 IV together with our reference device (Garmin Venu 2) on a bike ride with us. The Sony phone did a great job mapping out the route, accurately tracking all the turns and bends. However, the phone took slightly longer to establish a satellite connection indoors.

In real-life use, the integrated GPS chip provides quick and reliable navigation in apps such as Google Maps, despite the phone only supporting single-band GNSS.

GNSS test ride: Around the lake
GNSS test ride: Around the lake
GNSS test ride: Turning point
GNSS test ride: Turning point
GNSS test ride: Summary
GNSS test ride: Summary

Phone functions and voice quality - Clear voice transmission

Voice quality is excellent on the Xperia 5 IV. Both the user and the person on the other end sound clear without any interference. The phone is able to suppress background noise well, and the ear speaker is loud enough. The device offers great sound quality even when you are using the built-in hands-free mode.

Sony has installed Google's official phone calling app, which has a clear and easy-to-understand interface. The company provides additional functions when it comes to audio output. You can use "360 Reality Audio" to personalise your listening experience. The Xperia also comes with a wind noise reduction feature.

Cameras - Xperia offers four 12MP sensors

Selfie taken with the Sony Xperia 5 IV
Selfie taken with the Sony Xperia 5 IV

Sony isn't going after any records in terms of megapixel counts. All four cameras on the phone have a maximum resolution of 12 MP. The lenses on the rear have focal lengths of 16, 24 and 60 mm. The Xperia 5 IV still retains an ultrawide and a zoom camera, but the variable zoom found on its predecessor was dropped this time around. All the lenses have been fine-tuned for the phone in collaboration with ZEISS and are finished with ZEISS T* coating.

The 12MP front camera is an upgrade over the 8MP front camera on the previous Xperia 5. It mostly produces images that are nice and sharp with natural colours. There may sometimes be cloud flare, depending on how the light is falling.

The front camera can record high-quality videos at up to 4K resolution. Image stabilisation is excellent even at the highest resolution. In addition, the phone offers continuous autofocus capable of tracking humans and animals.

Similarly, the cameras on the back are able to shoot 4K videos with impressive sound and image quality. There is no stuttering, and image stabilisation works very well. You can even switch between cameras when recording videos. That said, transitions are quite jerky.

Whilst images shot on the Xperia 5 IV have great colour reproduction, they could be somewhat sharper (especially those taken with the ultrawide camera).

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main camera: rabbitMain camera: lakeUltrawide camera5X zoomLow-light photo

Using ColorChecker to analyse the cameras, we found that images shot on the Xperia 5 IV generally have decent colour accuracy. Colours look natural, but shades of grey deviate more from the reference colours. In low light (one lux), the colour difference is extremely high for a phone in this price range.

The test image looks pleasantly sharp and only becomes softer towards the edges. It is still possible to make out details in the photo taken at one lux, but the image is very noisy.

ColorChecker
7.8 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
2.9 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
11.9 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Sony Xperia 5 IV: 6.47 ∆E min: 2.77 - max: 11.94 ∆E
ColorChecker
29 ∆E
51.9 ∆E
38.8 ∆E
34.3 ∆E
43.5 ∆E
60.8 ∆E
51.4 ∆E
34.7 ∆E
40.1 ∆E
29 ∆E
62.5 ∆E
63.2 ∆E
31.2 ∆E
47.2 ∆E
35.6 ∆E
73.1 ∆E
41.4 ∆E
43.6 ∆E
76.1 ∆E
68.8 ∆E
51.2 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Sony Xperia 5 IV: 45.04 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 76.15 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Even the USB cable is gone

The contents of the box are very no-frills. Besides the phone itself, you'll only find a quick start guide. No charger, not even a USB cable. A SIM ejector tool is likewise not included because the SIM tray can be removed without tools.

Sony provides a two-year warranty on the Xperia 5 IV in Germany. Terms and conditions of warranty may vary by country.

Input devices & operation - Reliable fingerprint sensor

The Sony Xperia 5 IV uses Google's Gboard as its default keyboard. Despite the narrow display, typing on the phone works very well and mostly without any errors.

The display itself is extremely usable and very smooth to the touch. There is a one-handed mode that actually makes the tall display easier to operate with just one hand.

The device can be unlocked using either a pattern, password or PIN. Sony has also integrated a fingerprint sensor into the power button. Unlocking the phone using fingerprints is a remarkably reliable process. The phone will vibrate once to confirm that it has detected a finger, but then it will pause for moment before unlocking the screen. The Xperia 5 IV doesn't support face unlock at the time of this review.

Display - Sony went with a bright OLED panel

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Sony Xperia 5 IV features a 6.1-inch OLED panel with a 21:9 aspect ratio. Due to the nature of the panel, it managed to impress us perfect black levels and fantastic contrast during testing. The screen also gets pleasantly bright. With the ambient light sensor enabled, we measured a max brightness of 922 cd/m²; the panel managed to hit 603 cd/m² with the sensor deactivated. This means the Sony phone has a slightly brighter screen than the iPhone 14, but the displays on the Pixel 7 Pro, Galaxy S22+ and Edge 30 Ultra can even get much brighter than that.

The panel has even brightness distribution and supports up to a 120Hz refresh rate. Users can also either set the display to always run at 120Hz or let the software adjust the refresh rate automatically. However, you can't manually select other fixed refresh rates. According to the app DRM Info, the panel can only display 60Hz or 120Hz content – other refresh rates are not available.

The display supports 10-point multi-touch. During testing, we detected PWM flicker with frequencies between 120Hz and 475Hz. The flicker occurs over the entire brightness range of the panel, and there is no DC dimming mode. On the other hand, we didn't detect any temporal dithering.

899
cd/m²
899
cd/m²
911
cd/m²
900
cd/m²
896
cd/m²
910
cd/m²
900
cd/m²
890
cd/m²
913
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 913 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 902 cd/m² Minimum: 1.99 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 896 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 1.3 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
100% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.25
Sony Xperia 5 IV
OLED, 2520x1080, 6.10
Apple iPhone 14
OLED, 2532x1170, 6.10
Google Pixel 7 Pro
OLED, 3120x1440, 6.70
Samsung Galaxy S22+
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.60
OnePlus 10 Pro
AMOLED, 3216x1440, 6.70
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
pOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Screen
-2%
28%
-3%
17%
12%
Brightness middle
896
835
-7%
1022
14%
1090
22%
793
-11%
1020
14%
Brightness
902
841
-7%
1025
14%
1097
22%
776
-14%
1020
13%
Brightness Distribution
97
97
0%
99
2%
98
1%
95
-2%
96
-1%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2
1.05
47%
0.9
55%
2.5
-25%
0.79
60%
1
50%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6.4
2.81
56%
2.1
67%
3.8
41%
1.93
70%
2.8
56%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.3
2.6
-100%
1.1
15%
2.3
-77%
1.3
-0%
2.1
-62%
Gamma
2.25 98%
2.034 108%
2.22 99%
2.04 108%
2.223 99%
2.29 96%
CCT
6618 98%
6616 98%
6650 98%
6492 100%
6624 98%
6502 100%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 475 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 475 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 475 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19454 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

minimum screen brightness
min.
25% screen brightness
25%
50% screen brightness
50%
75% screen brightness
75%
maximum manual screen brightness
100%

In terms of colour reproduction, the display on the Xperia 5 IV has both strengths and weaknesses. Whilst the colour differences are in the imperceptible range for shades of grey, there are a few issues in the reproduction of colours. Yellow, in particular, deviates significantly from the reference value, and its saturation is also outside the acceptable range, giving the display a slight yellow tint.

That said, you'll only notice this when you compare the screen with other displays. The other phones in the comparison have lower colour differences.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
1.06 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.5445 ms rise
↘ 0.511 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.024 ms rise
↘ 1.771 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (35.8 ms).

The display is bright enough for outdoor use. And the panel is easy to read even in bright sunlight.

Thanks to the display's wide viewing angle, you can easily make out what is on the screen even when viewing it from very sharp angles. Colours are also properly rendered.

Performance - Xperia 5 always runs smoothly

The Sony Xperia 5 IV features a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (with integrated Adreno 730 GPU) and 8 GB of RAM. This combination delivers impressively smooth performance in everyday use. Apps launch immediately, and switching between open apps is a piece of cake. The sense of speed is reinforced by the snappy 120Hz display.

Despite having the same SoC, the Xperia 5 IV largely performed worse than the OnePlus 10 Pro, whilst the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is even a tad faster with the newer Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. The Sony Xperia is slightly ahead of the Pixel 7 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S22+. This places the Xperia 5 IV in the middle of the pack in our comparison.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
1732 Points ∼100% +47%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1328 Points ∼77% +12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (1181 - 1298, n=21)
1231 Points ∼71% +4%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1211 Points ∼70% +3%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1181 Points ∼68%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
1133 Points ∼65% -4%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
1048 Points ∼61% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=261, last 2 years)
769 Points ∼44% -35%
Multi-Core
Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
4733 Points ∼100% +38%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
4251 Points ∼90% +24%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
3599 Points ∼76% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (3269 - 3839, n=21)
3548 Points ∼75% +4%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
3521 Points ∼74% +3%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
3425 Points ∼72%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
3222 Points ∼68% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (291 - 5538, n=261, last 2 years)
2472 Points ∼52% -28%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1073804 Points ∼100% +18%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1011412 Points ∼94% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (692924 - 1041980, n=18)
928953 Points ∼87% +2%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
910383 Points ∼85%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
850401 Points ∼79% -7%
Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
829792 Points ∼77% -9%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
773857 Points ∼72% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1300282, n=164, last 2 years)
600849 Points ∼56% -34%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
17340 Points ∼100% +38%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
14998 Points ∼86% +20%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13827 Points ∼80% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (10140 - 17025, n=21)
13216 Points ∼76% +6%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
12525 Points ∼72%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
11397 Points ∼66% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=223, last 2 years)
10352 Points ∼60% -17%
CrossMark - Overall
Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
1180 Points ∼100% +19%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1169 Points ∼99% +18%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
1129 Points ∼96% +14%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1103 Points ∼93% +11%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
993 Points ∼84%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (749 - 1169, n=14)
993 Points ∼84% 0%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
886 Points ∼75% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1332, n=101, last 2 years)
786 Points ∼67% -21%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
8164 Points ∼100% +11%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
7345 Points ∼90%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
7186 Points ∼88% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (6007 - 7665, n=15)
6951 Points ∼85% -5%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6584 Points ∼81% -10%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
6164 Points ∼76% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 9555, n=173, last 2 years)
4835 Points ∼59% -34%
Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%
System
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13412 Points ∼100% +18%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
11373 Points ∼85% 0%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
11336 Points ∼85%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (9273 - 11338, n=15)
10312 Points ∼77% -9%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
9934 Points ∼74% -12%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
9294 Points ∼69% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=173, last 2 years)
8474 Points ∼63% -25%
Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%
Memory
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
8777 Points ∼100% +31%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
6844 Points ∼78% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (5125 - 8906, n=15)
6787 Points ∼77% +1%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
6697 Points ∼76%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
5456 Points ∼62% -19%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
5437 Points ∼62% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 11617, n=173, last 2 years)
5398 Points ∼62% -19%
Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%
Graphics
OnePlus 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
21678 Points ∼100% +1%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
21477 Points ∼99%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (15216 - 22308, n=15)
20338 Points ∼94% -5%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
19247 Points ∼89% -10%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
17475 Points ∼81% -19%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
16375 Points ∼76% -24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 27384, n=173, last 2 years)
9656 Points ∼45% -55%
Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%
Web
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
1960 Points ∼100% +10%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1960 Points ∼100% +10%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1785 Points ∼91%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
1739 Points ∼89% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (1291 - 1888, n=15)
1659 Points ∼85% -7%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1527 Points ∼78% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=173, last 2 years)
1431 Points ∼73% -20%
Apple iPhone 14
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 6144
Points ∼0% -100%
UL Procyon AI Inference - Overall Score
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
78964 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (61568 - 81722, n=8)
72917 Points ∼92% -8%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
42662 Points ∼54% -46%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=100, last 2 years)
23472 Points ∼30% -70%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
14572 Points ∼18% -82%
AImark - Score v2.x
Average of class Smartphone
  (1043 - 286905, n=147, last 2 years)
52972 Points ∼100% +4964%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  (1046 - 96317, n=14)
17097 Points ∼32% +1535%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Samsung Exynos 2200, Xclipse 920, 8192
6323 Points ∼12% +504%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6121 Points ∼12% +485%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6034 Points ∼11% +477%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
5976 Points ∼11% +471%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1046 Points ∼2%

The GPU benchmark results resemble those from the CPU measurements. The Xperia 5 sits comfortably in mid-table but has to concede the top spots to other devices. Nonetheless, the phone's performance is fully adequate for not just day-to-day tasks but also graphically demanding apps.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
2776 Points ∼100% +36%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2768 Points ∼100% +35%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2568 Points ∼93% +25%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2047 Points ∼74%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1935 Points ∼70% -5%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1807 Points ∼65% -12%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
3005 Points ∼100% +21%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2796 Points ∼93% +12%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2637 Points ∼88% +6%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2488 Points ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2202 Points ∼73% -11%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1847 Points ∼61% -26%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
11779 Points ∼100% +27%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10982 Points ∼93% +18%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10282 Points ∼87% +11%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9268 Points ∼79%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7890 Points ∼67% -15%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6721 Points ∼57% -27%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10034 Points ∼100% +21%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8313 Points ∼83%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7710 Points ∼77% -7%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6534 Points ∼65% -21%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5857 Points ∼100% +46%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4672 Points ∼80% +17%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4009 Points ∼68%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3998 Points ∼68% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3909 Points ∼67% -2%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
20640 Points ∼100% +16%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
19283 Points ∼93% +8%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
17859 Points ∼87%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
14680 Points ∼71% -18%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10987 Points ∼53% -38%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13223 Points ∼100% +31%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10323 Points ∼78% +2%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10103 Points ∼76%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9105 Points ∼69% -10%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8449 Points ∼64% -16%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
Points ∼0% -100%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
144 fps ∼100% +82%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps ∼83% +52%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼83% +51%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
79 fps ∼55%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼42% -24%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
59.9 fps ∼42% -24%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
456 fps ∼100% +43%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
446.6 fps ∼98% +40%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
368 fps ∼81% +16%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
320 fps ∼70% +1%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
318 fps ∼70%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
251 fps ∼55% -21%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
144 fps ∼100% +140%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼83% +98%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
84 fps ∼58% +40%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼42% 0%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼42%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
59.9 fps ∼42% 0%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
253 fps ∼100% +39%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
237 fps ∼94% +30%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
214 fps ∼85% +18%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
204 fps ∼81% +12%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
182 fps ∼72%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
139 fps ∼55% -24%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼100% +98%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
114 fps ∼96% +90%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼50% 0%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼50%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
59.9 fps ∼50% 0%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps ∼47% -7%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
179 fps ∼100% +53%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
172.4 fps ∼96% +47%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
131 fps ∼73% +12%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
130 fps ∼73% +11%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
117 fps ∼65%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
101 fps ∼56% -14%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
89 fps ∼100% +82%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
73 fps ∼82% +49%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼67% +22%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
59.9 fps ∼67% +22%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps ∼55%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps ∼42% -24%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
105.2 fps ∼100% +59%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
103 fps ∼98% +56%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
72 fps ∼68% +9%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
71 fps ∼67% +8%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
68 fps ∼65% +3%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
66 fps ∼63%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
68 fps ∼100% +66%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
57.6 fps ∼85% +40%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps ∼84% +39%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps ∼79% +32%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
41 fps ∼60%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
28 fps ∼41% -32%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
52 fps ∼100% +79%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43 fps ∼83% +48%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
38.2 fps ∼73% +32%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
31 fps ∼60% +7%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
31 fps ∼60% +7%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
29 fps ∼56%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
104 fps ∼100% +82%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67 fps ∼64% +18%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼58% +5%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
60 fps ∼58% +5%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps ∼55%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
38 fps ∼37% -33%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps ∼100% +61%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
111.1 fps ∼93% +50%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
101 fps ∼85% +36%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75 fps ∼63% +1%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
74 fps ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼50% -19%

The Sony Xperia delivers great browser performance. The phone provides a superbly smooth experience in both benchmarks and real-life use. Websites load quickly without stutters. Leaving many tabs open doesn't affect the performance either.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 14 (Safari 16)
189.85 Points ∼100% +41%
Sony Xperia 5 IV (chrome 107)
134.6 Points ∼71%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
117.894 Points ∼62% -12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (72.8 - 134.6, n=16)
107.9 Points ∼57% -20%
Samsung Galaxy S22+ (Chrome 100.0.4896.127)
107.364 Points ∼57% -20%
OnePlus 10 Pro (Chrome100)
101.23 Points ∼53% -25%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
98.153 Points ∼52% -27%
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=170, last 2 years)
77.4 Points ∼41% -42%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone 14 (Safari 16)
341 runs/min ∼100% +277%
OnePlus 10 Pro (Chrome100)
129.3 runs/min ∼38% +43%
Samsung Galaxy S22+ (Chrome 100.0.4896.127)
105 runs/min ∼31% +16%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
104 runs/min ∼30% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (64.4 - 129.3, n=16)
104 runs/min ∼30% +15%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
99.2 runs/min ∼29% +10%
Sony Xperia 5 IV (Chrome 107)
90.5 runs/min ∼27%
Average of class Smartphone (12.8 - 375, n=158, last 2 years)
73.1 runs/min ∼21% -19%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall Score
Apple iPhone 14 (Safari 16)
188 Points ∼100% +65%
Sony Xperia 5 IV (Chrome 107)
114 Points ∼61%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
101 Points ∼54% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (68 - 119, n=4)
93 Points ∼49% -18%
Average of class Smartphone (25 - 202, n=58, last 2 years)
90.6 Points ∼48% -21%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
90 Points ∼48% -21%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPhone 14 (Safari 16)
279 Points ∼100% +60%
OnePlus 10 Pro (Chrome100)
193 Points ∼69% +11%
Sony Xperia 5 IV (Chrome 107)
174 Points ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy S22+ (Chrome 100.0.4896.127)
153 Points ∼55% -12%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
145 Points ∼52% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (79 - 193, n=15)
142.9 Points ∼51% -18%
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 292, n=168, last 2 years)
105 Points ∼38% -40%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
98 Points ∼35% -44%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 14 (Safari 16)
65726 Points ∼100% +43%
OnePlus 10 Pro (Chrome100)
49343 Points ∼75% +7%
Sony Xperia 5 IV (Chrome 107)
45945 Points ∼70%
Samsung Galaxy S22+ (Chrome 100.0.4896.127)
44398 Points ∼68% -3%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
44245 Points ∼67% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (27730 - 50626, n=17)
42391 Points ∼64% -8%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
37098 Points ∼56% -19%
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=195, last 2 years)
27701 Points ∼42% -40%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=180, last 2 years)
2387 ms * ∼100% -176%
Samsung Galaxy S22+ (Chrome 100.0.4896.127)
1557.9 ms * ∼65% -80%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra (Chrome 105)
1104 ms * ∼46% -28%
Google Pixel 7 Pro (Chrome 106)
1011.5 ms * ∼42% -17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (814 - 1440, n=16)
1010 ms * ∼42% -17%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
864 ms * ∼36%
OnePlus 10 Pro (Chrome100)
823.5 ms * ∼34% +5%
Apple iPhone 14 (Safari 16)
496.4 ms * ∼21% +43%

* ... smaller is better

The Xperia 5 IV can no longer hold on to its spot in the mid-table when it comes to storage speed. Although the numbers are not bad in themselves, all the other devices in our comparison are faster. The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra is in a league of its own. 

That said, the Xperia scores bonus points by giving users the option to increase storage capacity with an microSD card.

Sony Xperia 5 IVGoogle Pixel 7 ProSamsung Galaxy S22+OnePlus 10 ProMotorola Edge 30 UltraAverage 128 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-4%
19%
19%
50%
-2%
-24%
Sequential Read 256KB
1474
1346.78
-9%
1629.99
11%
1602.12
9%
1717.77
17%
1564 ?(1030 - 1898, n=45)
6%
1059 ?(90.5 - 3557, n=253, last 2 years)
-28%
Sequential Write 256KB
997
874.73
-12%
1001.67
0%
1253.34
26%
1363.58
37%
789 ?(233 - 1284, n=45)
-21%
625 ?(11.9 - 2834, n=253, last 2 years)
-37%
Random Read 4KB
207
219.01
6%
306.7
48%
284.34
37%
349.08
69%
237 ?(126.2 - 390, n=45)
14%
192.1 ?(13.5 - 543, n=253, last 2 years)
-7%
Random Write 4KB
254
253.18
0%
297.67
17%
264.45
4%
446.25
76%
242 ?(121.4 - 503, n=45)
-5%
197.4 ?(13 - 552, n=254, last 2 years)
-22%

Gaming - Capable of running modern games

The Xperia 5 IV has great gaming performance thanks to the powerful hardware inside. Even modern games, such as PUBG Mobile, can run flawlessly at max graphics settings. As shown by measurements taken using Gamebench, performance remained stable without any drops in frame rate.

However, the OnePlus 10 Pro (equipped with the same SoC and GPU) delivered 10 fps more than our review unit in PUBG Mobile at the same settings. The Xperia also gets noticeably warm during gaming. But one advantage of the Xperia is that it has well-placed speakers that project sound directly at the player.

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OnePlus 10 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Armajet: Ø60 (56-61)
Sony Xperia 5 IV Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Dead Trigger 2; 1.8.22: Ø59.9 (59-60)
Sony Xperia 5 IV Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; League of Legends: Wild Rift; 3.5.0.6093: Ø59.8 (59-60)
OnePlus 10 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; PUBG Mobile; Smooth: Ø59.7 (57-61)
OnePlus 10 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; PUBG Mobile; Balanced: Ø59.6 (50-61)
OnePlus 10 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; PUBG Mobile; HD: Ø59.2 (53-61)
Sony Xperia 5 IV Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD; 2.3.0: Ø29.9 (28-31)
OnePlus 10 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD: Ø39.7 (35-41)

Emissions - The Xperia 5 gets appreciably warm

Temperature

The Sony Xperia 5 IV gets warm when running at high load. The warmest part on the device is the upper section around the cameras. The highest temperature that we measured was 39.6°C (103.3°F), and the average temperature across the phone's surface was 37.7°C (99.9°F) at full load, meaning the device runs warmer than an average phone of this class. The frame becomes noticeably warm when the device is running games or other CPU-intensive tasks.

In the 3DMark stress tests, the Sony Xperia 5 IV landed somewhere in the middle of the comparison group. Its performance decreased by roughly 40 per cent over the course of the stability test. However, apart from the iPhone 14 and Pixel 7 Pro, none of the other competitors fared much better. The Sony Xperia trails a little behind the OnePlus 10 Pro despite having the same SoC.

Max. Load
 39.6 °C
103 F
39.4 °C
103 F
35.4 °C
96 F
 
 39.6 °C
103 F
38.6 °C
101 F
35.2 °C
95 F
 
 38 °C
100 F
38.3 °C
101 F
35 °C
95 F
 
Maximum: 39.6 °C = 103 F
Average: 37.7 °C = 100 F
34.6 °C
94 F
35.4 °C
96 F
37.4 °C
99 F
33.6 °C
92 F
35.9 °C
97 F
36.9 °C
98 F
33.4 °C
92 F
36.5 °C
98 F
37 °C
99 F
Maximum: 37.4 °C = 99 F
Average: 35.6 °C = 96 F
Room Temperature 21.1 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.7 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.6 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.4 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.3 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
84.1 % ∼100% +41%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
69.3 % ∼82% +16%
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67.9 % ∼81% +14%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59.8 % ∼71%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59.6 % ∼71% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58.2 % ∼69% -3%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Google Pixel 7 Pro
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75.6 % ∼100% +18%
Apple iPhone 14
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 128 GB NVMe
75.5 % ∼100% +18%
OnePlus 10 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
73.1 % ∼97% +14%
Sony Xperia 5 IV
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64.2 % ∼85%
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
63.1 % ∼83% -2%
Samsung Galaxy S22+
Xclipse 920, Exynos 2200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60.9 % ∼81% -5%
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Sony Xperia 5 IV Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø10.5 (9.52-14.8)
OnePlus 10 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø12.4 (11.3-15.5)
Sony Xperia 5 IV Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø36.5 (30.2-50.6)
OnePlus 10 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø45.4 (41.6-60)

Speakers - Awesome stereo speakers with soundstage

The stereo speakers on the Xperia 5 IV are terrific in every regard. Our measurements show that both mids and highs are remarkably linear and balanced. The speakers can also get really loud. The only thing is that they lack bass and low frequencies in general, as with most smartphone speakers.

The placement of the speakers is exceptional because they are front-facing. What's more, they are not only Dolby Atmos certified, but also compatible with 360 Reality Audio. This feature allows both speakers to produce astonishingly three-dimensional sound, provided that the audio content has been properly encoded for it. You can test out 360 Reality Audio using the free three-month trial subscription for Tidal included with the phone. The phone also has a feature that lets you enhance your audio experience with synchronised vibrations.

For those who enjoy using wired headphones, Sony has included a 3.5mm audio jack with an SNR of 85 dBFS. The Xperia 5 IV supports a wide range of Bluetooth Codecs, including SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, aptx Adaptive and aptX TWS+. During our testing, we didn't encounter any issues when connecting various wireless headphones to the device.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.5392526.325.13123.729.34035.931503640.56324.929.18020.424.410018.53212516.937.216017.950.9200164825014.154.631512.256.840013.35850010.96763012.370.580012.171.5100012.575.7125011.874.4160011.975.5200012.475250012.876.6315013.177.140001376.2500013.276.4630013.675.1800013.675.41000013.774.2125001464.71600013.852.3SPL2587.1N0.670.6median 13.2median 71.5Delta1.510.441.536.235.538.231.731.730.835.132.242.825.131.319.422.320.923.617.626.515.839.9134711.752.610.660.510.563.811.968.213.871.815.475.612.775.91675.912.477.611.677.813.179.613.176.613.777.814.271.414.77315.376.215.974.216.564.917.161.926.188.10.774.6median 13.8median 71.81.810.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSony Xperia 5 IVOnePlus 10 Pro
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Sony Xperia 5 IV audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (1.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 11% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 83% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 37% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 55% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

OnePlus 10 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 21% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 70% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 48% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life - Xperia 5 IV leaves us baffled

Power consumption

Sony did a great job with the phone's power consumption. Especially in terms of idle power usage, the Xperia 5 IV is better than all the other devices in the comparison except for the iPhone 14. Some of the other manufacturers managed to make their phones run more efficiently under load – but the Sony phone consumes much less power under load than the OnePlus 10 Pro (which has the same SoC).

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.12 / 0.25 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.7 / 1.04 / 1.15 Watt
Load midlight 4.25 / 7.84 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Sony Xperia 5 IV
5000 mAh
Apple iPhone 14
3279 mAh
Google Pixel 7 Pro
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S22+
4500 mAh
OnePlus 10 Pro
5000 mAh
Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
4610 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
1%
-12%
-23%
-30%
-14%
-61%
-25%
Idle Minimum *
0.7
0.6
14%
0.78
-11%
0.71
-1%
0.7
-0%
0.74
-6%
1.255 ?(0.7 - 3.18, n=15)
-79%
0.891 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=186, last 2 years)
-27%
Idle Average *
1.04
0.8
23%
1.61
-55%
1.1
-6%
1.1
-6%
1.84
-77%
2.02 ?(1.04 - 4.38, n=15)
-94%
1.553 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=186, last 2 years)
-49%
Idle Maximum *
1.15
1
13%
1.63
-42%
1.19
-3%
1.7
-48%
1.86
-62%
2.21 ?(1.15 - 4.45, n=15)
-92%
1.762 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=186, last 2 years)
-53%
Load Average *
4.25
5.4
-27%
3.29
23%
7.74
-82%
6.4
-51%
2.75
35%
5.49 ?(3.58 - 8.04, n=15)
-29%
4.36 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=186, last 2 years)
-3%
Load Maximum *
7.84
9.2
-17%
6.01
23%
9.64
-23%
11.3
-44%
4.54
42%
8.75 ?(6.67 - 11.3, n=15)
-12%
7.23 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=186, last 2 years)
8%

* ... smaller is better

Leistungsaufnahme: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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