Sony Xperia 5 IV review

1 September 2022


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Anonymous, 02 Sep 2022I fail to see how downgrading to a 2.5x optical zoom makes ... moreFirst most people don't take 30x zoom photos except when they get a phone and are playing around in the camera app, 2.5 works and it roughly the hight of the pixel 6a and iPhone xr

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    • 02 Sep 2022

    Anonymous, 02 Sep 2022I fail to see how downgrading to a 2.5x optical zoom makes ... moreSony stop making tall phones. It just wont work

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      • 02 Sep 2022

      StealthRequiem, 02 Sep 2022Yes it's almost perfect so I facepalmed when I read th... moreI fail to see how downgrading to a 2.5x optical zoom makes this phone almost perfect. It's also too tall.

        Anonymous, 02 Sep 2022This is true, only thing missing is the Gen 1 +. Battery a... moreYes it's almost perfect so I facepalmed when I read that it doesn't have the Gen1+ chip.

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          • 02 Sep 2022

          Tann Hauser, 02 Sep 2022For someone wanting better battery, no punchole on front sc... moreMaybe you think that it's worth it, but I don't think so. In my opinion, all extra features are worth only additional $100. The battery life of the S22 isn't great, but it's all right. It's not bad at all. A 3x optical zoom is objectively better than a 2.5x optical zoom. Overall, the S22 is a more compact phone. The Xperia 5 IV is almost as tall as the iPhone 13 Pro Max.

          People will vote with their money. If they think that this phone is worth it, it'll sell well. I highly doubt it, though.

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            • 02 Sep 2022

            Crazy Weirdo, 01 Sep 2022Extremely expensive for what it is, and not to mention that... moreI agree but it's the only small phone I know of with a 3.5mm jack and no notch/holepunch

              Anonymous, 02 Sep 2022That's the point. Overall, the Xperia 5 IV is a better... moreFor someone wanting better battery, no punchole on front screen, front speakers, features like the jack, sd card, or those pro camera/audio apps, I think its worth the extra money...
              S22 is just not worth even that 700 grand, as it is just a lame uninteresting phone. Dont get it why Sammy even bothered with that one...

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                • 02 Sep 2022

                Anonymous, 02 Sep 2022If it had the 8+ gen 1, it would be the closest thing to &q... moreThis is true, only thing missing is the Gen 1 +.
                Battery and performance would've been outstanding and a perfect phone none the less.

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                  • 02 Sep 2022

                  And of course what doesn't show up in the camera tests here is Sony's abilities in action photograph, such as the eye-tracking and bursts mode shooting. If these perform as advertised, other competitors don't have those

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                    • 02 Sep 2022

                    Since phones come with a variety of aspect ratios now, it would be useful to state the actual screen width, not just the diagonal

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                      • 02 Sep 2022

                      It's notable that the colour rendition is spot on, with possibly the best skin tones seen on a phone camera. A look at the photo comparison tool shows just how horrible the over sharpening is on the Samsung.

                        LuayT, 02 Sep 2022not sure why it gets 4.5 stars, while the zenfone 9 got 4.3... moreFelt the same. Xperia 5 IV is not much improved and they went with a worse processor even when the better option is available. And not to forget the high price.

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                          • 02 Sep 2022

                          not sure why it gets 4.5 stars, while the zenfone 9 got 4.3 with better thermal management at a smaller and balanced size with no weird tall shape(not sure how u could consider it a compact phone when u would need help reaching the upper end of the screen)! and the Zenfone 9 has even a better chip and yet!! even cheaper!

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                            • 02 Sep 2022

                            Anonymous, 01 Sep 2022set shutter 1/2s + iso 640You forgot to add "bring a tripod".

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                              • 02 Sep 2022

                              If it had the 8+ gen 1, it would be the closest thing to "the perfect phone" in this day and age. Honestly, only problem this phone really has is throttling under load. 8+ gen 1 would definitely help a lot. But unethical businesses practices hold technological progress and consumer interests back.

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                                • 02 Sep 2022

                                It could be that Sony wants to make a point for the existence of the pointless Xperia 1 lineup. Honestly, 4k displays on a phone are utterly gimmicky and pointless. Also that moving telephoto is also not worth it and other solutions offered by other companies work same or better. Only thing was wireless charging, which now Xperia 5 iv has.

                                All these indicate that Xperia 5 iv is clearly the superior phone already compared to 1iv, despite costing less. If it got 8+ gen 1, sale of 1 iv would drop to 0, which makes less profit for Sony, since that's more expensive.

                                All of these business practices are bad for consumers and technology in general. Any business practice that reduces value for customers and/or makes a product intentionally inferior for sake for more profit is an evil practice indeed.

                                It would be wiser and more sustainable for Sony to drop 4k display completely and just keep the Xperia 5 lineup. And maybe also create a Xperia 5 lite lineup which is better than Xperia 10 series. It would be more welcoming.

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                                  • 02 Sep 2022

                                  Anonymous, 02 Sep 2022Hot devices are not good for long term battery life. Also w... moreMaybe not everyone cares about gaming

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                                    • 02 Sep 2022

                                    Anonymous, 02 Sep 2022Hmmm this phone looks interesting... ...£949 lmao yea... moreJust give it a couple of months... Xperia 1 IV came out with $1600 price tag. Now you can find them under $1000.

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                                      • 02 Sep 2022

                                      Anonymous, 02 Sep 2022Only super ultra fans will choose this phone over the S22. ... moreXperias lose value very quickly so in a year's time should be able to get one for around £300 or less second hand. Many people who get them as presents get rid so they can get a Samsung instead so there should be some bargains out there before too long.

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                                        • 02 Sep 2022

                                        Hot devices are not good for long term battery life. Also why does Sony insist on using narrow screens? Terrible for gaming because your basically getting a small sub 6 inch display that's been stretched from top to bottom.