Sony introduced the Xperia 5 IV, a new smartphone geared towards content creators

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There has always been the Xperia 5 line available for those who adore the Xperia 1 series but are put off by the high price tag of those devices. The Xperia 5 is a premium smartphone that is able to pack many of the same features as its larger sibling despite being a slightly more affordable and compact alternative to Sony’s flagship device. Although it acts as an alternative, the Xperia 5 is still a premium phone. Today, Sony launched the Xperia 5 IV, the newest edition in the Xperia 5 series, and in this post, we will go through the features that you can anticipate finding in the device.

When it comes to the design, this model does not provide anything that is noticeably different from the competition. The body of the phone is the same familiar slim rectangle, and the corners and sides are rounded. Given the current tendency among other businesses to eliminate headphone connections altogether, the fact that it will come equipped with a 3.5mm headphone port is a pleasantly surprising addition.

Sony Xperia 5 IV 2022
Sony Xperia 5 IV waterproof

Xperia 5 IV key specification

Size 156 x 67 x 8.2 mm
Weight 172 g
Durability Water/dust resistant (IP65/68)
Camera 120fps sensors 12MP/12MP/12MP
Camera features 60 mm/Real-time tracking
Display 21:9 6.1″ FHD+ HDR OLED
Display features 120Hz/X1 for mobile
Audio 3.5mm jack/Hi-Res Audio
CPU Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G
Memory & storage 8GB RAM/128GB ROM
Operation system Android 12
Battery 5,000 mAh

Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, which will be used in the hardware, is a more durable version of Gorilla Glass 6, which was used in the gadget that was released the year before. Additionally, it will feature a protection grade against dust and water of IP65/IP68. When queried about the phone’s dual certifications, Sony said that whereas other companies just test for IP68, it checks for both classifications. If you are unfamiliar with IP ratings, we have detailed all you need to know about them below for your convenience.

Sony Xperia 5 IV made for creators
Sony Xperia 5 IV made for creators

Xperia 5 IV main features

  • The Xperia 5 IV is equipped with ground-breaking technologies that were derived from Sony’s most recent Alpha professional cameras. These technologies make it simple to shoot great photographs and films, exactly like a professional content creator would.
  • The Xperia 5 IV provides a viewing experience that is unparalleled because to Sony’s extensive background in the motion picture industry. Stream the newest movies while taking in the breathtaking picture and immersive sound of the BRAVIA CORE.
  • At any time and in any location, a high capacity battery, a robust compact design, and wireless charging promote creative endeavours.
  • An genuine listening experience is combined with high-quality audio recording on the Xperia 5 IV, which was adjusted in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment.
  • The 5 IV is packed with game-winning capabilities and is also set up for high-quality recording and broadcasting, both of which were created in collaboration with professional eSports players.

The 6.1-inch screen size and 21:9 aspect ratio of the display on the Xperia 5 IV will remain the same as they were on the previous version. In a manner analogous to that of the Xperia 5 III, the display will come equipped with an OLED screen and a refresh rate of 120Hz. On the other hand, in comparison to the model from the previous year, Sony asserts that the display will be 50% brighter, will feature an FHD+ resolution, and will optimise image quality using a real-time HDR drive.

The Xperia 5 series has always been able to maintain its position in the market despite having to compete with other smartphones, including as Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Pixel phones. This year, its camera array includes rear cameras with focal lengths of 16mm, 24mm, and 60mm with a resolution of 12MP. The front-facing camera on the device will have a resolution of 12 megapixels and will be able to record video in 4K with high dynamic range. The front-facing camera of the Xperia 5 III has a resolution of 8 megapixels, so this one has 12 megapixels.

The camera features of the Xperia 5 IV:

  • 120 fps output.
  • Coating made of Zeiss.
  • High-speed autofocus of the eyes (all lenses).
  • Tracking of objects (photo and video).
  • 60 fps autofocus and autoexposure (all lenses).
  • 20 frames per second of HDR burst photography.
  • A dedicated a camera shutter button.
  • 4K video at 120 frames per second, with up to a fivefold slow-motion option (all lenses).
  • Hybrid picture stabilisation and a wide dynamic range for video.
Sony Xperia 5 IV Price
Sony Xperia 5 IV Black Price

The Xperia 5 IV does not have a changeable telephoto lens, which is a feature that is conspicuously absent from its list of specifications. Although it was included in the Xperia 5 III, Sony does not appear to have included this lens in its newest mobile device. According to Sony, the decision was made because customers valued having a longer battery life and a more compact design more than having a telephoto lens with a greater zoom range.

The Sony Xperia 5IV is available for UK shoppers for £1049 which is about $1215 USD.

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