Sony Xperia 5 IV full review
The Sony Xperia 5 IV has just been announced and it’s expected to launch later this month for around 1000 dollars/pounds/euros. It introduces a few updates over the Xperia 5 III – a brighter display, an updated design, a faster chipset, a better selfie experience, longer battery life, wireless charging but a any smartphone is more than the sum of its features.
Check out our video review to learn ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW about the Xperia 5 IV’s top features, build and screen quality, battery life, performance, and camera image quality.
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00:00 – Intro
00:27 – Design and build quality
01:17 – Display (6.10″ OLED, 1080p) quality test
02:18 – Speaker quality test
03:02 – Android 12
03:31 – Sony’s camera apps
04:26 – Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
05:04 – Battery life (5000mAh) and 30W charging speed test
05:43 – Main cameras
06:00 – Daylight image quality, rear cameras
07:19 – Low-light image quality, rear cameras
08:10 – Selfie camera image quality
08:30 – Video quality, rear cameras
09:38 – Conclusion
No charger no buying. Simple is that
No review of the video stabilization?
Highly anticipated video. Thanks!
Was this a phone review or a camera review?
I like these phones the most
No notch nor punch hole. Sexy.
A new model announcement will be made by the time the stock arrive here
This phone looking incredibly good.
GSM arena! where the heck did you get the information from that the fps from the screen is self adjusting to save battery to 60fps?
I was ready to jump ship and get the Asus ZenFone 9 because I want to support companies that still invest in compact phones. But I was disappointed that Asus decided to raise the price by £50 and now Sony came up with this masterpiece.
Where is the selfie video sample?
Sony's flagship phone yet again without a night mode…thats why sony has so low selling devices.
$1600 for far less feature both hardware and software lol nah
8 gen 1? chipset heating problm
No Samsung DEX, no interest
Terrible choice of SOC
Xperia phones are known to be prone to overheating that almost no reviewers are brave enough to say
You forgot to mention that in fullhd long recording phone as well overheating
8 gen 1 is the huge turn down for me
"smol" phone. You mean skeeny and tol phone.
thanks for this detail review
Team No punch hole 😍
Sick Samsuck fanboy, yours Samsung toy have same Snapdragon.
Before you talk shitty words,where is snap 8+ go educate self and see that 8+ is only 10% faster,then Snap 8.
So do not talk your shitty same words,you shame self.
Do not share lies about heating, in new phone and all Xperia phones,which xou never use.
yung braso ni koya, nang-iipit ba yan? lol
It's time for Sony redemption. What a fantastic year!
Sony is one of the very very few that still has flagship grade smartphones with headphone jack and MicroSD slot, thats commendable.
Just make handheld console man
Certainly a great phone! Hard to imagine they could have cooled the chip properly with the available internal space.
Yo. Can anyone confirm whether this phone has wifi calling? Specifically on tmobile?
Sony seems to make the most objectively ideal phones on the market, the fact that their market share is minuscule is really baffling, and the limited availability means it's nearly impossible to find deals or discounts on even the previous two models. I thought this would be the one for me, but the small improvements don't really justify the price, so I considered just getting a 5 III, but even now they haven't dropped in price, and even went up a little? sigh, guess I'll wait for the 10 V…
That's a cool shirt
waiting for the Mark 5
It still shows overheating warning in the camera. Unfortunate. Wish they had gone with 8+ gen 1. This was so close to perfect
4K, 120FPS ?? Wow
my dream phone
eveyone loves sony xperia phones…but nobody buys them
Thanks so much for the review great to hear some additional thoughts and findings. As a Canon photographer and videographer, I have always owned only Sony Xperia smartphones which I have actually used in some commercial projects as well as other projects, and have been holding off a while updating my 2019 Xperia 5 and this new mark iv looks to be the perfect step up especially in the video despite some negative reviews popping up – I was actually on the verge of going for the Xperia 1 iv with its over the top monthly contract price of £60 a month here in the uk but now this new xperia 5 is arriving it makes sense to hold on another month when it arrives october in uk im assuming for a little less monthly cost due to lack of the extra zoom and 4k screen!