Sony Xperia 5 IV

Released July 2022

Ultra-Premium (>$800)
Sony Xperia 5 IV

Summary


Pros

  • Well-balanced camera for landscape shooting
  • Excellent display color in every light condition
  • Good display smoothness in every use case
  • No frames drops when watching videos
  • Decent autonomy, with more than 2 days in moderate use
  • Good intelligibility in recordings
  • Sharp playback rendition

Cons

  • Poor camera performance at capturing the instant and freezing the motion
  • Lack of details on screen when watching videos
  • Slow reaction to ambient light changes and unsmooth display brightness transitions
  • Poor charging performance
  • Aggressive and metallic microphone sound signature
  • Unpleasant and weak playback rendition

Scores


119
camera
2022
Overall Camera Score i
119
45
Samsung Galaxy A05s
BEST 157

Sub-scores

Photo i
121
50
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 160
Bokeh i
55
20
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 80
Preview i
62
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
111
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 158
Top score
Huawei P60 Pro
Video i
113
31
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 158

Use Cases

BEST 149

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photos and videos

BEST 132

Lowlight

Photos and videos in lowlight conditions

131
display
2022
Overall Display Score i
131
52
Realme C21
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Readability i
117
40
Realme C21
BEST 163
Color i
163
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 164
Video i
121
40
Realme C21
BEST 162
Motion i
150
54
Realme C21
BEST 159
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro
Touch i
144
40
Realme C21
BEST 170
Artifacts i
126
40
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 163
Top score
OnePlus Open
111
audio
2022
Overall Audio Score i
111
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
BEST 161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
107
74
Nokia 7.2
BEST 163

Use Cases

BEST 172

Listening to music

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 161

Watching videos

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 156

Gaming

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Recording i
121
88
Fairphone 4
BEST 160
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Use Cases

BEST 169

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 158

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

113
battery
2022
Overall Battery Score i
113
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 157
Top score
Honor Magic6 Pro

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
120
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 195
Top score
Honor X7b
Charging i
100
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 218
Efficiency i
120
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
2 days 9h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
1h05
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
2h05
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
2h50 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge

Specifications


156 x 67 x 8.2mm

Dimensions

5G
Dual SIM

Network

Waterproof
IP65/68

Protection

Wireless

Charging

128/256 GB

Storage

Wide, Tele, Ultra-Wide

Main camera
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