Sony Xperia 1 IV

Released June 2022

Ultra-Premium (>$800)
Sony Xperia 1 IV

Summary


Pros

  • Good for outdoor photography
  • Smooth display when scrolling on the web and playing video games
  • No frame drops when watching video and when playing video games
  • Good color rendering in indoor and low-light conditions
  • Decent autonomy when calling

Cons

  • Struggles in low-light situations, particularly when taking videos; not suitable for night photography
  • Visible strong green cast when viewing display on angle
  • Brightness is too low under sunlight and in low-light conditions
  • Poor charging performance
  • Very low power efficiency
  • Low autonomy overall

Scores


118
camera
2022
Overall Camera Score i
118
45
Samsung Galaxy A05s
BEST 157

Sub-scores

Photo i
118
50
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 160
Bokeh i
55
20
Xiaomi Redmi 12C
BEST 80
Preview i
59
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
116
15
Oppo A77 5G
BEST 158
Top score
Huawei P60 Pro
Video i
112
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

126
display
2022
Overall Display Score i
126
52
Realme C21
BEST 155

Sub-scores

Readability i
109
40
Realme C21
BEST 163
Color i
145
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 164
Video i
125
40
Realme C21
BEST 162
Motion i
151
54
Realme C21
BEST 156
Touch i
143
40
Realme C21
BEST 170
Artifacts i
133
40
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 163
Top score
OnePlus Open
121
audio
2022
Overall Audio Score i
121
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
BEST 161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
117
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
131
88
Fairphone 4
BEST 157

Use Cases

BEST 156

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 157

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

87
battery
Overall Battery Score i
87
75
Samsung Galaxy S22 (Exynos)
BEST 152

Sub-scores

Autonomy i
87
55
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 195
Top score
Honor X7b
Charging i
103
72
Wiko Power U20
BEST 218
Efficiency i
61
47
Xiaomi 12 Pro
BEST 154
Top score
Oppo Reno6 5G

Key performances

Battery Life
1 days 23h
Battery Life
0-80% Charge
1h05
0-80% Charge
Full Charge
2h
Full Charge
after 5-minute charge
2h40 Autonomy
after 5-minute charge

Specifications


165 x 71 x 8.2mm

Dimensions

5G
Dual SIM

Network

Water resistant
IPX8

Protection

Wireless

Charging

256 GB

Storage

Wide, Tele, Ultra-Wide

Main camera
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