The Mark 4 could still be a 5-series model, which is behind the more complete Mark 3. Aside from the telephoto camera, the 2022 model is even better than last year’s Xperia 5. It’s not compact, but I do enjoy the phone’s slim profile. At just 67mm wide, it’s 1mm narrower than last year. It’s 1 mm shorter while maintaining the same 6.1-inch display dimensions with a 21:9 aspect ratio. Impressively, Sony managed to fit his 5,000mAh battery into a tiny body (previously he had 4,500mAh).
The Sony Xperia 5 IV was unveiled in the same week as its big announcement at IFA, but the global tech event feels more like a fluke than anything else: rather than target specific seasons, Sony will We’ll launch the phone when it’s ready, and it doesn’t matter what other Android makers do. Whether it’s the flat rectangular display, the OLED flagship’s side-mounted fingerprint reader, the 3.5 mm headphone jack you still wear with pride, or the microSD slot that can load all your FLAC fly, it can recognize the Xperia. I am making things.
However, the new panel is 50% brighter and protected by Gorilla Glass Victus (also the back). We don’t know why Sony chose the older Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset to power the Xperia 5 IV, as the revamped 8+ Gen 1 runs cooler. This would have benefited the diminutive flagship, which struggles to sustain performance. In our tests he started thermal throttling after 5 minutes, and yet for short bursts of activity this phone exceeds its weight.
Even the Galaxy S22 (3,700 mAh) and Zenfone 9 (4,300 mAh) are enviable. This allowed the phone to improve the durability of its predecessor, which lasted 116 hours in a standardized test. Sony also does a great job of keeping dough healthy. And if the extra capacity isn’t enough, this is his first Xperia 5 with wireless charging (previously limited to his Xperia 1 model). The 120 Hz OLED display is 6.1 inches diagonal and has a resolution of 1,080 x 2,520 pixels.
The selfie camera has also been improved, moving from an 8-megapixel sensor to a slightly larger 12-megapixel sensor and increasing the video resolution cap to 4K at 30 fps (up from 1080p@30 fps). The only thing holding back perfection is the lack of autofocus. The only thing that doesn’t convince us is the new telephoto module, which doesn’t give much magnification with just a 60mm lens and has a fixed focal length.
As for the camera, Sony is sticking with the triple 12-megapixel configuration, but uses an upgraded sensor that supports 120 fps readout. This means that all three cameras not only allow him to record 4K @ 120fps video, but also the fast operation of the autofocus system. Eye AF and real-time object tracking are available on all three modules.