SONY XPERIA 5 IV Unboxing with powerfull chipset

Introduction of Sony Xperia 5 IV

Sony has unveiled the Xperia 5 IV which is shaping as one of the most compact Android flagship in the market. We’ve had the phone proir to its premier, and we’ve completed its full review. While it may be a major spoiler, we can already share that this Xperia 5 IV is an outstanding device and that delivers in bucket.

Its been more than a year since the Sony Xperia III was impressed our team, and we are thrilled to meet this Xperia 5 IV. It improves the screen, performance, camera tech and the quality, and battery capacity. Yet it has shrunk size.

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The new Xperia 5 IV looks a lot like recent Xperia models an classic no-nonsense design with flat Matt panels made of Gorilla Glass victus sheets and that metal frame with a Matt finish too. The Xperia is just as dust and water resistance as the rest of the series.

The Xperia 5 IV has the same notch-less 6.1inch, OLED screen with 1B Colors and HDR support as the Xperia 5 III but it is now 50% brighter. The chipset has been upgraded with the powerful snapdragon 8 Gen 1 up from Snapdragon 888 on the Xperia 5 III.

The new Xperia borrows there of its four camera from the Xperia 1 IV camera phones the 12MP of Selfie camera (Sony IMX663) and two of the three rear camera . The primary camera in the back relies on a 12MP Sony IMX557 imager with large 1.8μm pixel, as 24mm OIS lens and PDAF. There is a another Sony IMX563 image Xperia 1IV with a 16mm Ultra-wide angle lens and auto focus for closeup shots.

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Oddly, the zoom camera Has gone through some revision. It is still 12MP, but the lens is no 60mm, which gives 2.5 optical zoom over the main camera. There is neither continuously zoom like the Xperia 1 IV, non fixed zoom levels like in the Xperia 5 III. We can’t say we are sorry about this changes, as these advanced zoom camera came with a trade-off in the image quality.

And the another thing is Xperia 5 IV is that if offers fan-fvt feature like 3.5 mm jack or a audio jack and Micro SD card slot. There is also a notification LED light, loud Stero speaker’s, and NFC.

It seems to Xperia 5 IV is like the perfect smartphone with up to date technology and there is no features are missing here.

Unboxing of Sony Xperia 5 IV

Unboxing of Sony Xperia 5 IV
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The Sony Xperia 5 IV arrives with in a retail box which contains the Xperia itself and nothing else.

This year Sony has became more Eco-friendly and in additional to the charge, it has also retired the USB-C cable from the box.

If you want to use 30W fast charging, you should buy the 30W fast charger XQZ-UC1 charger. Which does come bundled with USB-C cable. And it better be it costs €50. Of course, there are plenty of cheaper third-party alternative.

Design

Rhe Sony Xperia 5 IV is easily loveable phone for its compact shape and timeless classic design. White this new Xperia looks alot like the previous models frame and tougher Gorilla Glass victus panels.

But while the Xperia 5 IV may be similar to other Xperia phone’s. It’s does stand out among any Android crowd for its notch-less display at the front and there is a logo ZEISS T* at the back. Let’s not forget the 3.5mm jack or a audio jack, something that’s been retires even a budget phones nowadays.

Front design
front design of Xperia 5 IV. Image credit: Gsmarena.com

The xperia 5 IV uses two flat Gorilla victus panels one keeps the screen safe , and Another one has a cool frosted finish and makes for an even classic look together with the feasted aluminium frame.

Waterproofing is a tradition of sorts for the Xperia phone’s and the 5 IV model is no different it is IP68-rated for dust and water submersions in up to 1.5mm clean water and IP65-rated for water jet resistance. And considering the Xperia 5 IV features an audio jack and a Micro SD card port, we cannot but applaud Sony for not taking easy way out.

Back panel design
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The xperia 5 IV 1mm shiter and 1mm narrower that the xperia 5 III, and it has a flat frosted frame in contrast with glossy and rounded aluminium chassis of the xperia 5 III. And it’s despite the bosy having shrunk a tiny bit, Sony has packed a 10% larger battery inside the xperia 5 IV.

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The Xperia 5 IV is available for purchase in black green and Ecro White colors, all of them with Matt framing and rear panel.

The most of the front part was occupied by the 6.1inch OLED panel same size as the Xperia 5 III with similar specs- 120Hz refresh rate, 1Billion colors, HDR10. Sony claims it has improved on its brightness, with upto 50% increase.

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The 21:9 tall screen has no cutout what so ever, the phone thicker top and bottom Bezels instead. And we might say we do like better thi way no eyesore and more grip for when you hold the phone in the landscape orientation.

Within the top Bezels , you can see the new 12MP selfie camera, a long – awaited improvements over the previous generation, it is a same camera as a Xperia 1IV. The top speaker’s is also here, which is also acts as a earpiece. And what you cannot see at first are a bunch of sensors and a RGBW notification LED light – something that’s even rarer than the audio jack or 3.5mm jack and the features that only Sony is keen on keeping alive in there phones.

Top Bezels of Xperia 5 IV
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And the bottom Bezels House the other Stero speaker, positioned symmetrically to the top one – another configuration that’s seen mostly in the Sony phones.

Bottom Bezels of Xperia 5 IV
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The back of the phone was cool frosted finish that’s incredibly easy on the eyes. It grip is hardly ideal though, usually Matt panels are more slippery than glossy ones.

The triple-camera setup is jutting out of the phone and it packs the same 12MP primary and Ultra-wide cameras as seen in the Xperia 1 IV plus a 12MP telephoto with 2.5x zoom over the main camera. Outside of the camera is the LED flash and the RGB color sensor for accurate white balance.

Left Xperia 5 IV;  right Xperia 1 IV
Left Xperia 5 IV; right Xperia 1 IV Image credit: Gsmarena.com

The Xperia 5 IV wobbles just a little bit when used on flat desk, but nowhere near the iPhone of the Galaxies.

Our team loved the new flat frosted frame on the Xperia 5 IV. It offers a good enough grip and improves on the stylish look the Xperia has established is so far.

On the right side of the device, you can spot the volume rockers and the power/lock button, which also houses the fingerprint sensor. The fingerprint scanner offers amazing speed and accuracy, and its always-on as usual.

volume rockers, Power key and fingerprint sensor
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The two-step shutter key is also on the right, near the bottom . It is similar than the Xperia 1 IV and has no texture.

Tye top-side of the Xperia 5 IV has the audio jack or 3.5mm jack and there is a mic also.

3.5mm jack or audio jack, and mic.
3.5mm jack or audio jack, and mic. Image credit: Gsmarena.com

The primary mic is at the bottom, together with the USB-C port and the card slot. The xperia 5 IV can take one nano-sim and one Micro SD card. To can use the second sim, but only in Esim.

Type-C Port and SIM card tray
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The Sony Xperia 5 IV is an incredibly compact smartphone with an iconic no-nonsense design that just doesn’t get old. It has on the toughest build possible for a glass smartphone these days and offers the highest possible water-resistance for a non-rugged device.

The new Xperia is a thin as the previous models,an it’s even packs more battery and newer hardware with a slightly shorter body.

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As far as grip is concerned it’s alright. The frosted rear panel is slippery, while the Matt frame adds some grip and a sense of security. It’s hardly ideal but we’ve seen worse too. We think many people will be happy with xperia 5 IV handling experience as the compact size makes up for the slippery panels. But if not a case is always an optional.

Display

The sony xperia 5 IV has a familiar display – it’s a compact 6.1-inch OLED with a 21:9 aspect ratio and 120Hz refresh rate. The Xperia 5 II and Xperia 5 III both Features similar panels, but for the Xperia 5 IV, Sony is promising upto 50% in brightness and real-time HDR video drive support.

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So, the xperia 5 IV has a notch-less OLED screen of 2,500 x 1,080p pixels 449ppi. It’s supports dynamic 120Hz refresh rate, and it can display over 1Billion colors as it has native 10-bit color support. The panel is HDR10-certified and fully covers with BT.2020 colors space, there is even a dedicated creator mode like on the Xperia 1 IV.

In additional to the promised brightness boost, the xperia 5 IV also come with a real-time HDR video drive, a feature that uplifts SDR content to HDR.

The display settings offer two images Quality models-standard and creator with auto creator mode available. You can tweak the white balance in each of those manually or choose from three different presets Warm, medium, Cool. Cool White balance is the default settings in standard mode, while Medium is used in creator with D65 as white point.

We measured the maximum possible brightness of 663nits, when using the standard display mode with the medium white balance settings. The cool WB yeilded 600nits, white whereas warm resulted in 624nits .

The Auto Brightness boost brought this up to 930 nits – again with the Medium White balance setting. When using creator mode and Medium White Balance, we got 661 nits manual and 979 nits for maximum Auto Brightness.

Again, we observed a small difference in this measurement with the different whit balance presets. The cool White balance got up to 870 nits, and the warm WB -860 nits.

The numbers are a major imprisonment over the Xperia 5 III’s 327nits in manual and 590nits for auto-brightness mode, and its safe to say that Sony has indeed delivered a tangible improvements in the display department.

Finally, the minimum brightness at point white was just 1.8nits for standard and 1.9nits for the creator mode.

Color accuracy

Tye xperia 5 IV offers the same color settings as on the 1 IV and all other high-end xperia in recent models. The setting for image quality lets you pick between creator and standard modes, while further tweaking is possible in the White balance section – options include warm/Medium/Cool presets, as well as RGB slider for extra granular.

Creator mode can adjust the displays colors according to the content the phone is being served – so in theory, it should auto switch between sRGB and DCI-P3 as needed. It’s quirk is that it doesn’t do it for our testing software, though, so we couldn’t get representative reading for DCI-P3 content. You should be already using with any application where color accuracy is essential.

When it comes to sRGB, however we got very accurate results with the white point set to D650and the White Balance set to Warm – average deltaE of 1.6. We got similar average deltaE of 1.8 when using standard DCI-P3 and warm white Balance.

The default Creator of Medium White Balance and the Standard Cool White Balance offer slightly bluish white and gray, which is to be expected.

Refresh rate

The somy xperia 5 IV screen support 120Hz refresh rate and its handled the same way as on previous models – there is a toggle to Enable/Disable the mode and that’s it.

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With most of makes shifting to more and more adaptive refresh rate, Sony ways of doing HRR has been behind the curve for quite some time. For example the Android interface and all compactable non-Game apps Always use 120Hz.

Games on the other hand, have their own storage way of handling the refresh rate. Sony has this app called Game enhancer, and within its settings, you can switch the refresh rate for the display to 120Hz for titles that can go above 60fps-its at 60Hz by default. There is also 40Hz/40fps limiter for battery saving porposes.

You can force it to 120Hz regardless of whether you know for a fact that the game itself supports a higher frame rate – just to be sure. That’s done on a per-game basis and is buried several levels in the Game Enhancer, which is incredibly inconvenient.

While using Game Enhancer, you may notice there is a 240Hz option too. Sony calls this blur reduction, and it uses frame interpolation to reduce blur when using 120Hz mode.

Unfortunately, just like the sony Xperia 1IV, then Sony Xperia 5 IV often drop the screen refresh rate down to 60Hz. The 120Hz mode is automatically disabled when the phone reaches a certain temperature, and it happened to us a few times while using the Xperia phone in a room with an ambient temperature of 24C. While the drops weren’t as often as on a Xperia 1 IV. Where the phone stayed warm often more than 16mints because of more intense chipset usage, 120Hz was automatically disabled and enabled after 5-mints, it takes breaks.

HDR support

The sony xperia 5 IV OLED screen supports HDR10 and is recognised as such by all popular streaming service like- YouTube, Netflix, Amazon prime videos support 1080p HDR10 streaming out of the box.

And There is support of Dolby Vision, unfortunately.

There is also the option in images Quality settings called Video images Enhancement X1 for Mobile. This is video enabled by default l, and it improves the quality of the video via Sony’s proprietary X1 engine. It also supports a real-time HDR drive, which analyzes HDR videos frame by frame and allegedly applied a proper time curve.

Haptic feedback

The siny Xperia 5 IV, just like others high-end xperia phone’s, offers an outstanding haptic feedback experience, one of the industry’s best . There are some nice haptic vibrations that you can feel at the exact spot where you’ve tapped.

Sony’s Dynamic vibrations is supported as well which sync with your audio/video.

Battery life

The siny Xperia 5 IV is has a 5000mAh battery – 11% increase over the 4,500mAh cell within the xperia 5 III. In additional to the 30W wired charging, the xperia 5 IV now supports wireless charging.

The Xperia 5 IV battery scored 166h of endurance rating. Up from 100h on the xperia 5 III and Xperia 1 IV.

Charging speed

The xperia 5 IV comes with 5,000mAh battery an upgrade over the Xperia 5 III 4,500mAh cell-but its should offers the same charging speed as previous model.

The new Xperia 5 IV supports 30W USB-PD Fast charging, but ships without charger and a cable this means you need to buy a charger set. Sony’s own XQZ-UC1 would set you back €50 if you go that route.

In additional to the increased battery capacity, the xperia 5 IV also offers wireless charging over the Xperia 5 III. This xperia 5 smartphone to comes with this option. Untill now, it was only available on the Xperia 1 series.

So, we can had a 30W standard USB-PD charger, and it clicked 45% of charging in 30 minutes. That’s about the same we got in the Xperia 1 IV with same battery chipset and charger.

Speakers

The xperia 5 IV is a high-end Sony smartphone, which means it packs a full-fledged Stero speaker’s setup. There are two symmetrically placed front-facing speaker’s above and below the screen.

Sony has taken extra care in designing the speaker’s with self-contained enclosure this time around, so they don’t cause any vibrations on the back panel, which was somewhat of a fault of the past Xperia 5 model.

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The audio balance is excellent it seems that both speakers are equal size and loudness. The only caveat we found is that the top speaker always plays the left channel, while the bottom on e-the right channel. This means for the Stero effect to work properly in landscape orientation, you need to hold the xperia 5 IV in a specific way.

Software

The sony xperia 5 IV boots on 12 skinned with the most recent version of XPERIA UI, which got a very stock Android feel though there are in house bits of you look deep enough.

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Starting from the basics there’s an always on display features (AOD) that hors by Googles ambient display name and has a fairly limited set of customisation option.

The lockscreen feature as usual comes with a clock that you can customise as you want, a shortcut to the camera and another one for Google assistant.

The homescreen too, as standard as they come. The Google feed is the left most pane, but you can disable it if it’s not your thing. The quick toggles/notifications area was a Google stock too. With this version of Android, you get notification history and the bubbles shortcuts as part of the Conversation features – both available on the Xperia 5 IV, unlike the some morr heavily customized UIs.

This brings us to one f the sony exclusive, which deserve a mention even though it’s not new – multi-window switch. You can acces it from the task switcher or frame the dedicated shortcut icon on the homescreen and you get sort of like two stacked task switcher rolodexes with your currently opened apps to pick one for the top half rightmost pane on each half let’s you lunch another app, not just pick from the already running ones.

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Performance and benchmarks

The Sony Xperia 5 IV runs on the snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, an upgrade from the SD888 within the Xperia 5 III but no the latest on the market as there is already a snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 model.

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He snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor in one of the fastest chipset available for the Android flagship level.

The Adreno 730 is easily one of the best GPUs right now and it’s working amazing on the Xperia 5 IV. And the XPERIA 5 IV AnTuTu score is not among the best because of the thermal constraints. But Xperia 5 IV scored 835038 and there is a little bit difference between the Xperia 1 IV 838832. It almost the same scored.

5The homescreen too, as standard as they come. The Google feed is the left most pane, but you can disable it if it’s not your thing. The quick toggles/notifications area was a Google stock too. With this version of Android, you get notification history and the bubbles shortcuts as part of the Conversation features – both available on the Xperia 5 IV, unlike the some morr heavily customized UIs.This brings us to one f the sony exclusive, which deserve a mention even though it’s not new – multi-window switch.

You can acces it from the task switcher or frame the dedicated shortcut icon on the homescreen and you get sort of like two stacked task switcher rolodexes with your currently opened apps to pick one for the top half right most pane on each half let’s you lunch another app, not just pick from the already running ones.Performance and benchmarks.

The raw performance of the xperia 5 IV is excellent – it’s obviously flagship – grade, and theoretically, the phone should handle everything without a sweat.

But we must consider the substained performance as well, which is affected by the cooling solution and over-all design of the Xperia 5 IV. Sony hasn’t invested in sophisticated cooling solution so far, and usually, the flagship Xperia phones are throttling quite fast because of poor heat dissipation.

The Xperia 5 IV kept 58% of its maximum CPU performance when running at peak processor performance for an hour. The Xperia throttled in 5mints down to about 60% and kept limitation until the end of the one-hour test.

Camera hardware and app

The sony xperia 5 IV has four 12MP cameras – one selfie camera and three over at the back with wire, Ultra-wide, and telephoto lens. But the zoom camera are identical with the images on the top-tier Xperia 1 IV.

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So, there is a triple-camera setup on the back with three 12MP sensor. A single LED flash and a color RGB sit outside the setup.

The main camera relies on a 12MP Sony IMX 557 1/1.7 sensor with 1.8μm pixels that sits behind an optically stabilized 24mm f/1.7 lens. Dual pixel PDAF support.

The Ultra-wide camera relies on a 12MP Sony IMX 563 1/2.55 sensor with 1.4μm pixels that sits behind a 16mmf/2.2 lens. This camera also supports a dual pixel AF.

The telephoto camera is reported to use a Sony IMX 650 sensor – the same as on the Xperia 1 IV telephoto. Both sony xperia phone’s use a 12MP 1/3.5 sensor with 1.0μm pixels and PDAF.

The zoom lens in this Xperia 5 IV is a stabilized 60mmf/2.4lens, which offers 2.5x optical magnification over the primary camera.

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Finally the new selfie camera is identical to the one on the Xperia 1IV – a 12MP shooter based on a Sony IMX 663 1/2.9 sensor with 1.25μm pitch behind a 24mmf/2.0 lens and a fixed focus at infinity. This camera supports 4K video capturing just like the others.

The camera have learned a few new tricks since the Sony Xperia 5 III. On this new Xperia 5 IV, the main and telephoto cameras now support optical steadyshot – OIS + EIS – and FlawlessEye – that’s improved stability in low-light conditions. The Ultra-wide and selfie camera supports regular steadyshot (EIS).

Eye AF and real-time object tracjing are available across all cameras.

Another thing is this has made it to all cameras is the 4K video capturing at 120fps – this mode is now available in all cameras via the cinema pro app.

The Xperia 5 IV also supports Wide Dynamic Range for videos, a features that premiered on the Xperia 1 IV and works independently from HDR video capturing meaning it can be on/off in both SDR and HDR modes. The wide dynamic range option, if enable shoots video by combining multiple frames to increase the perceived dynamic range. Video here don’t support Stabilization, whereas the standard Dynamic Range modes still bring enhanced processing of each frame separately, and its can be stabilized.

Wind detection is also available for videos – it essentially isolates and removes the noise caused by wind while shooting videos.

And now, let’s take a quick look at the camera app sony is providing with this Xperia.

camera app

The default camera app or the xperia 5 IV is Sony’s photo pro app. It’s a Basic mode is where you’ll spend most of your point and shooting time when you don’t much more care about creative mode control. The slider for white balance and exposure compensation, Bokeh mode, drive mode, flash and aspect ratio are placed immediately next to the shutter release. The zoom selector is nearby, so preety much everything can be operated with a single thumb without having to use your other hand. And you can use either the hardware or the virtual shutter key.

We are particularly not fan’s of the zoom selectors once you selected 0.6x, 2.5x becomes unreachable and vice versa. There is literally no Reed for this selector disappearance, and it leads to incredibly unpleasant camera switching and finger streching.

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At the opposite end of the viewfinder,and for these you’ll need your other hand, you’ll find more buttons, a shortcut to the Google lens, a Menu button to access the setting menu, and the button that lens you switch between this Basic mode/app and its pro after ego.

Abd her the Basic settings version of the Xperia 5 IV.

When in the pro section of the photography pro, you get an Auto mode, as well as the classic program, shutter priority and manual, plus a memory Recall option where you can store a per-state of the settings to be able to come back quickly.

The photo pro interface is reminiscent of a dedicated Sony Alpha camera, only adapter for the smartphone use in the right, you will get the to change photographic settings like focus mode and area, white balance and IOS, but it’s exposure compensation that’s apparently the most important control since it gets about a third of the screen area. There’s no virtual shutter her, you’d need to use mechanical one.

Daylight photos

The primary camera in Xperia 5 IV captures excellent photo’s in daylight conditions. Just like the Xperia 1, the new Xperia 5 offer’s an incredibly balanced and natural look for photo’s that only for a handful of the phones can pull if these days.

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There are some photos we’ve captured in the Xperia 5 IV exel in resolved details and show natural sharpness and potent noise reduction. The white balance is amazing and the colors are lively and realistic.

The contrast across all photos is great, while the dynamic range is natural it is good , but it keeps the shadows natural – looking , and we do like Sony’s taken on the processing. In fact, we think that at 1:1 magnification, Sony’s rendering of fine details so good that it’s hardly matched by another camera phones.

While the Ultra-wide camera supports autofocus, it cannot focus at 4-8cm away. That’s why the Auto mode prefers taking Macro photo’s with the Main camera. And these are particularly good with outstanding details and just the right sharpness.

The Ultra-wide camera produces great photos, they are rich in details with incredibly good Central areas and more than acceptable corner areas. With proficient distortion correction is proficient.

The Sony’s processing keeps its game across the Ultra-wide camera with outstanding White balance, color accuracy, and balanced dynamic range. There is some noise visible upon closer examination, but it’s perfectly tolerable.

Overall the 12MP Ultra-wide photos offers flagship level quality.

While sony is using the same 12MP sensor for the zoom camera and the lens now with OIS 2.5x optical zoom and there are no different zoom steps like on previous Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 models.

So the zoomer photos we took on the Xperia 5 IV offer the same potent processing yhebothers camera do, they just lower per-pixel detail than the other image due to the smaller sensor with tinier sensor pixels.

Even with the less impressive detail, it is still enough, and smear spots are a rear occasion. The photos are quite nice with right amount of sharpness, superb contrast, accurate colors and the usual good but not over the top dynamic range.

Portrait mode is called Bokeh and there is a toggle for it in the viewfinder.

The Bokeh photos from the main camera are great the subject are detailed and sharp, with outstanding white balance and accuracy, and well exposed. HDR is at play, but it’s not over the top like everything else about Sony’s processing.

The subject separation is proficient to be tripped only by messy hair, and the adjustable blur is easily likeable.

The telephoto camera also offers good portrait shots l, but they are inferior to the ones from the main camera due to the samller sensor and dark kens.

There is enough detail and the photos do excel in Colors, contrast and dynamic Just like the standard ones, but they are not as detailed and sharp. The subject separation, however is still quite good.

The Xperia 5 IV offer’s a superb selfie camera with upgrade – there is now 12MP front camera with a large 1/2.9 sensor. And while the focus is still fixed the selfie are now outstanding.

These selfie camera are probably one of the most detailed we’ve seen ever with an excellent resolve detail balanced sharpness, realistic colors, and lovely dynamic. The noise is lo

Low-light photos

The main camera on the Xperia 5 IV captures amazing low-light photos with a reasonable level of detail, low noise, excellent contrast and a realistic look. The colors are excellent. Sometimes a bit punchier than they should have been, but that’s alright.

Most of the photos were shot at 1/4s shutter speed, which explains which some of them might not be tack sharp.

There is certainly some HDR magic going on as more often than no light sources are well contained with almost nothing clipped. However we can’t help but think that the dark shadows could have benefitted immensely from some sort of a Nigh mode processing.

Overall the xperia 5 IV takes impressive low-light photos with its main camera, but it operates under the same limitations asa DSLR camera would. You need a way to keep the phone stable for longer exposure to get bright night-time photo’s and this puts it at a disadvantage compared to the competition where computational photography can turn night into days or simply complement at night scene where the light might not be very balanced.

The Low-light photos we captured with the Ultra-wide camera was nice, but the sider feild to view means light is less balanced across the scene so you end up with larger areas of the overly dark shadows. The images are otherwise detailed, and the color saturation is great, but the absence of a night mode is felt even stronger here.

The zoom camera does quite alright at the night mode. The photos we took at scens with sufficient light come out plenty good with more than enough detail, good sharpness, accurate colors, and better than expected dynamic. The noise is handled with high proficiency once again.

The sample photos of night mode is not so good in light conditions aren’t bad either they are just less colorful and dark in the photo’s.

Video Quality

The siny Xperia 5 IV captured video upto 4k30 and 1080p/60fps with all four cameras via the default photography pro app. Using the video pro app also unlock 4K mode upto 120fps on all rear cameras to and its Easy shooting with this app if you want a point and shoot 4K of 60fps or 120fps clip that doesn’t necessarily need to be processed later.

Using the Cinema pro app, you can unlock a host of other frame rates on all rear cameras you got 4K at 24, 25, 30, 60, and 120fps, though that’s not full 16:9 UHD type of 4K, but 21:9 3840X 1644px instead. The pro in the name implies a better to understand of video capturing parameters and workflow from the user. It requires a certain lavel of ability to past- process the footage, you likely won’t be shooting casual 4K60fps clips using the camera pro.

Optional steadyshot EIS stabilization is available across four cameras. The primary and the telephoto also includes OIS, which is always active, steadyshot or not. And steadyshot does on excellent job in stabilizing the footage at the expense of small FOV shrinking, so you better keep that on.

Pros and cons

Pros

  • Classic no-nonsense design, Gorilla Glass victus, and IP68.
  • Excellent OLED screen,bright screen, 120Hz refresh rate, color accurate, no coutouts.
  • It’s comes with 5,000mAH battery.
  • Amazing speakers and equal size and balanced sound.
  • Top-notch haptic.
  • Excellent photos and video quality across the board.
  • Powerful hardware, pro camera mode.
  • 3.5mm jack, NFC, Micro SD card slot, notification LED, it supports 5G.

Cons

  • No charge and cable inside the box.
  • Cameras lack of Night mode.
  • Easily overheat’s under the peak load, which causes the heavy performance and refresh rate throttling.

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