Is Sony Back In The Game With Its All-new Xperia 5 IV 5G
Sony has finally announced the launch of the fourth edition of its Xperia 5 series in late III, its predecessor. But there is more to it than the similarities of the looks when we dive into the detailed specs, not too late in this very same blog. Sony has launched a comparatively cheaper phone in the flagship models, and it's worth checking out what cost cutbacks they did and what more features they added.
How's Xperia 5 IV different from its predecessor, 5 III?
The new Sony Xperia 5 IV comes with the same 6.1-inch display with 120Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 1080 x 2520px from last year's model. But here's the catch Sony added in the display feature, 5 IV comes with 50% more brightness than the 5 III. The Sony Xperia 5 IV is slightly shorter and slimmer than Xperia 5 III. But it's tough to tell because the difference is of mere 1mm. And yet, being a thinner version, it weighs 4 grams more than its predecessor. Curious! Slimmer body, September, going by the name Sony Xperia 5 IV. Undoubtedly, it reminds you of the Xperia 5 t heavier in weight. You may have already guessed the reason, battery! Sony has added a 5000 mAh battery in 5 IV, which is a 10% increase from the 5 III. The 5,000mAh battery is advertised as more than enough to handle full-day activities easily.
Sony, in their announcement event, stated that the 5 IV will be able to retain its battery health for at least 3 years. The new device also supports Fast Charging and a 30W fast charger can fill the battery from 0 to 50% within 30 minutes. Though here’s a bummer. Sony excluded not only the power adapter but also the charging cable from the in-box content for Xperia 5 IV. So, no charging cable in the box because the company claims they are trying to reduce their carbon footprint and heading towards a sustainable way of service. The device rather supports wireless charging as well.
The all-new Sony Xperia 5 IV camera comes with a triple camera lens at the back. The three lenses include one for the main sensor, one for Telephoto with 2.5x zoom and the portraits, and the last one is an ultrawide lens. All three lens offers High quality captures at 12 Megapixels.
While all three cameras have autofocus, only the Telephoto and Ultrawide lens offers Optical Image Stabilization while using the device in cinematography.
As the back camera setup, the front side selfie camera also comes with a 12MP lens, HD videography, and beauty filters powered with AI and with autofocus fixed at 22mm.
The device is powered by a strong Snapdragon 8 Gen one processor coupled with 8GB of RAM. The device is suitable for intense gaming with a strong battery backup but might not suit the need for graphic intense gaming. You can also use wired earphones with the device as it supports a 3.5mm audio jack.
The sound quality is rather a strong hand in Sony devices and If you are a music lover or a careful gamer who likes to hear footsteps approaching, 5 IV can serve you well with quality stereos and surround sounds. The dual speakers are optimized with DSEE Ultimate, Dolby Atmos, 360 Reality Audio, and Hi-Res Sound.
The Xperia 5 IV is an IP68-rated device, meaning it is dustproof and water resistant. You can use the device in a sandstorm or heavy rain but might need to be careful around pools. The device can easily endure daily drag and drops as both the [anels, front and back, are protected with Gorilla Glass Victus which gives the device an extra layer of protection.
You can choose from 128GB or 256GB variants in terms of storage which further can be extended using a dedicated SD card slot extendable up to 1 TB.
The device is expected to be on sale between mid to late September globally. Sony capped the price of the device starting at £949 in the UK, $999 in the States, and €1,049 in the EU.
Xperia 5 IV is launched in three color options; Green, Black, and Ecru White. The Ecru White has received special attention due to its seemingly bezel-less look.
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