Sony Xperia 5 IV with a more compact body, larger battery, and pre-order bonus

With the Xperia 5 IV, Sony has introduced an exciting premium smartphone that is significantly more compact than most of its competitors and can boast a large battery, powerful camera equipment, and waterproof housing.

Sony Xperia 5 IV 2022

With dimensions of 156 x 67 millimeters, the Sony Xperia 5 IV 2022 has shrunk by one millimeter both in height and width, but Sony was able to increase the battery from 4,500 mAh to 5,000 mAh. A charge of 50 percent takes only 30 minutes via USB-C, alternatively, the device can also be charged wirelessly.

With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, the Sony 5 IV smartphone promises first-class performance, but it’s a shame that the more modern and economical Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 isn’t used. The housing is IP68 certified and therefore protected against dust and water, both the display and the back are protected from scratches by robust Gorilla Glass Victus.

The 6.1-inch OLED panel offers a resolution of 2,520 x 1,080 pixels and a frame rate of 120 Hz. Together with the touch sampling rate of 240 Hz, the device should be perfect for gaming enthusiasts, gaming sessions can even be live streamed. In terms of sound, the smartphone offers a 3.5 mm headphone jack as well as support for Bluetooth LE Audio and Sony LDAC. Music Pro makes it possible to improve recorded music on Sony’s servers, automatically removing noise and background noise.

Sony also attaches great importance to the cameras in the Xperia 5 IV. That starts with the selfie camera, which has a larger 12 MP sensor in 1/2.9 inch format. There is also a 24 mm f/1.7 main camera with a 1/1.7 inch sensor, a 16 mm f/2.2 ultra wide-angle camera with a 1/2.5 inch sensor, and a 60 mm f/2.4 telephoto camera with a 1 /3.5-inch sensor. All cameras offer a resolution of 12 MP and the ability to record 4K HDR videos at 120 frames per second.

Sony Xperia 5 IV price and release date

The Sony Xperia 5 IV can now be pre-ordered via the,, and websites. Sony only offers a model with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory, which is offered for a list price of $998 / £949.

If you order the smartphone now, you will receive the Sony LinkBuds S or Sony WF-1000XM4 (REVIEW) free of charge. Deliveries will begin on September 22, 2022.

Sony 5 IV specifications

Sony Xperia 5 IV 2022
  • Display: 6.1-inch 21:9 wide display, FHD+ HDR OLED (2520×1080), 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz motion blur reduction, 240Hz touch scanning rate, Creator mode “powered by CineAlta” – Inspired by Master Monitor color reproduction, DCI-P3 100%, ITU-R BT.2020 (REC.2020), Illuminant D65 White point, 10 bit tonal gradation5, X1™ for mobile
  • Triple rear camera: 12MP wide-angle 1/1.7″ Exmor RS sensor with F1.7, 24 mm focal length, 82° angle of view, 12MP Telephoto 1/3.5″ Exmor RS sensor with F2.4, 60 mm focal length, 40° angle of view, and 12MP Ultra wide 1/2.5″ Exmor RS sensor with F2.2, 16mm focal length, and 124° angle of view.
  • Camera Features: Photography Pro, ZEISS quality lenses calibrated specifically for Xperia 5 IV, ZEISS T* Coating, 120fps read-out speed, Up to 20fps AF/AE burst, Up to 60 times per second continuous AF/AE calculation, Real-time Eye AF (Human, Animal), Real-time Tracking, RGB-IR, OIS photo, Photo flash, Photo light, Hybrid zoom 7.5x (based on Wide camera 24mm), AI Super Resolution Zoom, HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo, JPEG (.jpg), RAW (.dng)
  • Video recording features: Cinematography Pro “powered by CineAlta”, Videography Pro, 4K HDR Video recording 24, 25, 30, 60, and 120fps, OIS and EIS Video, Optical SteadyShot™ with FlawlessEye™, SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization), Intelligent wind filter, .mp4 (H.264, H.265)
  • Front camera: 12MP 1/2.9″ Exmor RS sensor with F2.0, 83° angle of view, HDR photo, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization), Display flash, Hand gesture
  • CPU: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform
  • Operating system: Android 12
  • RAM & Storage: 8GB RAM with 128GB UFS storge with microSDXC support (up to 1TB)
  • Features: Dual SIM, Fingerprint sensor, Water resistant (IPX5/IPX8), Dustproof (IP6X), Corning Gorilla® Glass Victus, Xperia Adaptive Charging, STAMINA Mode, Qi Wireless charging, Battery Share function
  • Connectivity: 4G, 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, Bluetooth LE Audio, WIFI/WLAN IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2.4/5/6GHz, A-GPS, A-GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, NFC
  • Ports: USB Type-C USB 3.2 SuperSpeed ​​(5Gbps), 3.5mm audio jack
  • Battery: 5000mAh with USB Power Delivery (USB PD) fast charging
  • Audio: Hi-Res Audio (LDAC), 360 Reality Audio Certified, 360 Reality Audio Upmix, Full-stage stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos®, DSEE Ultimate, Stereo Recording, Qualcomm aptX Adaptive
  • Dimensions: 156 x 67 x 8.2mm
  • Weight: 172g

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