Sony Xperia 1 IV review

11 May 2022


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Anonymous, 20 May 2022Galaxy, iPhone, and many many others get pre order specials... moreThat's right. Sony Xperia 1 IV and Xperia 1 III have more natural photos than others (overespoused pictures)

  • Anonymous

Henryk, 18 hours agoI dont understand.. How is the display 50% Brighter when th... moreBecause it's a huge fat lie but they get away with it and when you point it out their fans make up excuses or just full on blow past it. Ignoring the factual numbers to just claim you as a hater

  • Anonymous

Jimmyboy, 21 May 2022Same old android story throttling cpu and half baked softwa... moreSo you've clearly never used one...or an iPhone for that matter

  • Henryk

I dont understand.. How is the display 50% Brighter when the 1iii has 620 Nits and this 668 nits...?

  • Jimmyboy

Same old android story throttling cpu and half baked software software for everyone and every manufacturer none of them can dial into it

  • Anonymous

vrvly, 21 May 2022lol, I'm defending the planet. you can opt to not buy ... moreNo. You're defending greedy corpse excuses

  • Anonymous

vrvly, 21 May 2022Sense is changing.Change doesn't mean good. In this case it's bad change

vrvly, 21 May 2022Sense is changing.Yeah nd what can we do about it

Rotciv Ikias, 20 May 2022But it makes more sense to use a cable nd charger from firs... moreSense is changing.

Anonymous, 21 May 2022Stop defending the lying excuses of greedy billion dollar c... morelol, I'm defending the planet. you can opt to not buy it and save a lot more, at least you got a choice, no junk included.

  • Anonymous

vrvly, 20 May 2022Not sure how it is for you, but try to find anyone around y... moreStop defending the lying excuses of greedy billion dollar companies.

vrvly, 20 May 2022Not sure how it is for you, but try to find anyone around y... moreBut it makes more sense to use a cable nd charger from first party source which should be in a 1300+ smartphone

Am not saying its a dealbreaker cause i hav gotten use to it already but if I could change this trend I would

Rotciv Ikias, 17 May 2022But it still makes more sense to put a charger in a £1300 p... moreNot sure how it is for you, but try to find anyone around you who got no cable or usb port in their house. Its saves a sales of something a lot people don't need, that's why.
Sony was never really fast in charging no need for special charger, but there is a choice whih is important.

  • Anonymous

Tom, 20 May 2022Here in Europe many countries get a pre order special with ... moreGalaxy, iPhone, and many many others get pre order specials so that doesn't count for anything. It's expensive and way to over priced.
Ai doesn't have to be on with other phones either.
Its nothing close to an alpha camera. Maybe the ui a little but its still an over processed jpeg thats behind in quality and exposure compared to others.

And features like 3.5m and sd are nice but don't justify the price. Especially when its behind in camera, display, battery, and other things by years compared to cheaper and older phones.

  • Tom

Here in Europe many countries get a pre order special with the WH-1000XM4 headphones which can easily be sold for 200-250 Euro. So the actual price is 1.150,- to 1.200,- Euro which is 150,- to 200,- Euro cheaper than the current market price of the S22 Ultra with 256 GB storage. So pricewise I see it as a competitive offering, especially because it offers flagship features others don’t e.g.: a dedicated camera button, headphone jack, expendable storage, notification LED, stereo front facing speakers, battery management options, 4K-display, etc.

Now a lot are arguing about the term “professional” when it comes to picture taking. I’d say the handling of taking pictures with the xperia seems to be the closest to the handling of a professional camera system. You don’t let the AI decide for the settings to take a picture, you decide. That’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea. But for people with this “professional attitude” it is.

I for example have a sony alpha full frame camera and I like sonys approach. Why? Because I do not always carry the camera around with me. But my phone. With my current Samsung S20 often the AI does not take them the way I want, colours are way to punchy and far from reality, AF is often not precise.

I also know what kind of pictures I mostly take with a phone. It’s my family in all kinds of life situations. Therefore, a good wide angle lens, a good standard lens plus a good portrait range is important. That’s exactly what the experia offers. Especially the optical portrait range from 85-125mm is a great thing for that.

In addition, the best mobile phone AF-system is another big plus when you have fast moving kids and pets. If you once go eye-AF you don’t want to go back. Also the AF Tracking with 20 pictures/s is a great thing when you try to catch irretrievable memories (e.g. your kid mastering the balance bike for the first time).

This brings me to the next gr8 feature. 4K120 on all cameras. How great is that. My wife and me make a lot of short clips when our kids are playing or something special happens. To catch these situations in 4K with eye-AF or 4K120 (slowmotion) is a unique feature of the xperia.

I could go on and on…

The only real negative thing about the xperia to me is the short update cycle, which is a big deal considering the price. I think sony could get a lot more buyers If they’d offer the same update promise like Samsung or Google.

  • Idriss

The phone is good, but we need more than that. We know that the company can do that. It is the mother of inventions. Why not integrate games? When it stopped the psp and psvita, it had to integrate them into the phone to be unique. As for the specialization in photography, I think it will not help because the iPhone and many devices offer the best and Its price is expensive and useless, and the device has been in shape for years. We see the same shape. I think it's time for change and independence because it is a big company

Anonymous, 19 May 2022I think they added sharpness through software update which ... moreSo that's not really a fix, isn't it..

Anonymous, 19 May 2022This phone isn't for normal users it's for profes... moreIt's more like a "trial" version of Sony's professional-grade mirrorless camera. It gives you the feeling of the Alpha series although it will never match Alpha in image quality and actual professionals obviously won't use it.

  • Azim

I really love the 1iii, my only complaint is it does not get bright enough outdoors sometimes. But the price of the iv just isn't that big of a leap

  • Idriss

The phone is good, but we need more than that. We know that the company can do that. It is the mother of inventions. Why not integrate games? When it stopped the psp and psvita, it had to integrate them into the phone to be unique. As for the specialization in photography, I think it will not help because the iPhone and many devices offer the best and Its price is expensive and useless, and the device has been in shape for years. We see the same shape. I think it's time for change and independence because it is a big company