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Sony Xperia 5 IV

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Sony Xperia 5 IV
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, OLED, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
128GB / 256GB
Connections
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, GSM, UMTS, LTE, 5G, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 156 x 67 ( = 0.32 x 6.14 x 2.64 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Triple: 12MP (f/1.7, 24mm, 1/1.7", 1.8µm) + 12MP (f/2.4, 60mm, 1/3.5") + 12MP (f/2.2, 16mm)
Secondary Camera: 12 MPix f/2.0, 24mm, 1/2.9", 1.25µm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
172 g ( = 6.07 oz / 0.38 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1000 Euro

 

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Average Score: 79.33% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 12 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Xperia 5 IV

Sony Xperia 5 IV Review: Compact Content Creation Machine
Source: ben's gadget reviews English
Sony's Xperia 5 IV brings a lot of the strengths of the Xperia 1 IV over to a more compact, more affordable, package. Features include real time eye auto focus, 4k/120fps shooting, and 20fps burst shooting mode, available across all three of the Xperia 5 IV's triple lens system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/23/2022
Sony Xperia 5 IV Smartphone Review
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
The Sony Xperia 5 IV smartphone does improve in terms of display quality, powerful performance, long-lasting battery, Pro camera tools, immersive camera software, and wireless charging compare to the previous gen phone. However, there’s no doubt that the phone does have a few flaws such as it doesn’t get top-level performance, definitely not a gaming phone with stable performance. If you are looking for a better gaming experience, we would recommend you to check out the Red Magic 7S, while on the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra will give tough competition to this phone with its overall decent specs and 4 years of software support. Aside from this, the iPhone 13 Pro also comes as an all-rounder choice. If you want to experience pro levels of photography and videography, the Sony Xperia 5 IV is a great option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2022
Sony Xperia 5 IV Specifications, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
Sony Xperia 5 IV was announced in September 2022 with an expected price of approximately $999 (Rs 79,499 in India). It has a 6.1-inch full HD+ OLED display with 1B colors and HDR-BT. 2020, a 120Hz refresh rate support. The phone is powered by a 4nm Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC with an Adreno 730 GPU. This smartphone is equipped with up to 8GB RAM with up to 128GB to 256GB of inbuilt storage. Sony Xperia 5 IV will be available in three colors- Green, Black, and Ecru White. It runs on the Android 12 OS. There are triple rear cameras with a 12MP primary camera with OIS support, 12MP ultrawide, and a 12MP telephoto with an OIS support lens for photography and videography. Besides this, you get a 12MP selfie lens in this smartphone. Thankfully, both cameras can record 4K videos at 30 frames per second with 5-axis gyro-EIS support. Sensors on the phone include an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass sensor, color spectrum, and side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Li-Po 5000 mAh battery with fast charging is available in the Xperia 5 IV smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2022
83% Review: Sony Xperia 5 IV
Source: L&B TechReview English
On most points, the Sony Xperia 5 IV is better than its predecessor. The screen is brighter, the battery is bigger and now supports wireless charging – and the processor is faster. The camera software and all the automated settings have also finally been sorted out. Another significant improvement over last year’s Xperia 5 is the front camera, which is now 12 megapixels and has been equipped with a larger Exmor RS sensor. And compared to big brother Xperia 1 IV, it’s of course also understandable that some compromises have to be made when pressing the price, and some of Sony’s choices make good sense. There’s no need for a phone with a 6.1-inch screen to have 4K resolution, and we didn’t miss the iToF sensor when we tested the camera either. However, it’s a shame that the Xperia 5 IV gets so extremely hot if you challenge the processor. Moreover, the fact that the Xperia 5 IV has to do without the special periscope technology in the telephoto lens, which had become one of the Xperia models’ distinguishing features, is a bit of a drag on the overall balance. Unfortunately, in these times of inflation, it’s also not surprising that the Xperia 5 IV is more expensive than its predecessor, but for about the same price you can buy a true compact flagship like the Asus Zenfone 9, and that might be worth considering instead of Sony’s compact top model. The Sony Xperia 5 IV is a must-buy if the camera’s pro capabilities tempt. Then you won’t go wrong, because of course the little mobile is a good product overall, but the top rating and our special recommendation may have to wait until some other time.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/05/2022
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Sony Xperia 5 IV Review: The Undercover Superhero
Source: Phone Arena English
And there you have it - the unmistakable Sony experience! It’s radically different from anything you’ve seen, if you've never tried an Xperia phone before, that is. This is a superhero under cover, ready to swap its tuxedo for a Superman costume and save the day. You just have to know which buttons to press. The Xperia 5 IV is a great phone for Sony fans, professional and semi-professional content creators, and people who like to go against the grain. If you’re feeling adventurous, or you want to switch your phone experience to something new and fresh, the Xperia 5 IV can do this for you. But at a price - a four-digit price to be exact.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia 5 IV review: creative shrinker
Source: Stuff TV English
As generational updates go, the Xperia 5 IV brings plenty of improvements over last year’s model. Wireless charging and a bigger battery with real staying power are both welcome, as are the refined trio of cameras. It’s now essentially the flagship Xperia 1 IV, only distilled down and made more mainstream – which sounds like a winning move to us. It doesn’t have the absolute latest and greatest CPU, though, and anyone wanting a simple point-and-shoot camera experience should look elsewhere. This is a creator-first phone that insists you get to grips with its manual modes to get the best results. For those prepared to put in the effort, it’s an excellent alternative to top-spec handsets from Samsung, Apple and the rest.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Sony Xperia 5 IV review
Source: GSM Arena English
With that being said, the Xperia 5 IV packs more than enough punch, even with the 50% throttling - it's still quite a powerful device. And if you won't be playing games all the time, or process videos on the go, we'd say most people won't ever experience these performance drops. So, at the end of this review, we can safely recommend the Sony Xperia 5 IV for its compact design and camera prowess, its battery life and speaker experience. It's one of the best 2022 flagships with excellent pocketability, and it has earned our big thumbs up.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
Sony Xperia 5 IV Review: Always Almost
Source: MrMobile English
Back in May, I called Sony’s Xperia 1 IV “An Entire Film Studio In Your Pocket.” The trouble is … it’ll cost nearly $1600 when it finally launches in the US later this month. So Sony did what Sony does: packaged up most of the important parts of the 1 IV into a more petite package with a similarly shrunken shelf price. I’m Michael Fisher and I took the new Sony Xperia 5 IV to Sun Valley, Idaho to see how much compromise you need to settle for when you buy an Xperia for $999.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2022
First Impressions: Sony Xperia 5 IV Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There’s a lot to like with the Sony Xperia 5 IV. It retains features, like expandable storage and a capable headphone port, that are often ditched elsewhere, while the smaller size helps to set it apart from the larger competition. But the camera is underwhelming and the phone is extremely expensive at over €1000.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2022
60% Sony Xperia 10 IV review: Wildly imbalanced
Source: Android Authority English
The Sony Xperia 10 IV is one of the thinnest and lightest phones to house a 5,000mAh battery. But Sony has sacrificed refresh rates, charging speeds, and camera quality to that end, resulting in a wildly imbalanced mid-ranger. There are a few upgrades over the Xperia 10 III and it has some genuinely flagship-tier features and specs, but with so many great phones at a similar price, you'd have to be a hardcore Xperia enthusiast to not shop around.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Sony Xperia 5 IV: Neuheit überzeugt im Vorab-Test
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Fast device; wireless charging; waterproof; expandable storage; beautiful design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2022
83% TEST Sony Xperia 5 IV
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 83%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 730: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 30% faster than the Adreno 660 in the Snapdragon 888 SoC. For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in late 2021.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 8 Gen 1: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2021 and manufactured in 4 nm at Samsung. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-X2 architecture clocked at up to 3 GHz. Three more performance cores are based on the A710 but clock up to 2.5 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A510 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 6e modem, a Hexagon DSP (for AI acceleration) and a Spectra ISP. The integrated memory controller supports fast LPDDR5 memory with up to 3,200 MHz. 5G is now included in the chip with the Snapdragon X65 modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.10":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.172 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


79.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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Stefan Hinum, 2022-09-23 (Update: 2022-09-23)