Not a few are looking forward to the latest Xperia series. Towards the end of 2022, the Sony Xperia 5 IV was unveiled as a more compact option. Although the external appearance is not much different, there are quite a lot of improvements provided by Sony. Smartphones that have compact screens are also getting less and less nowadays. In addition to the ASUS Zenfone 9, the iPhone also no longer presents a mini-screen option through the iPhone 14 Series later. Instead, it was replaced with a more premium option.
Sony Xperia 5 IV Design
By design, this smartphone is designed to be slimmer and shorter by 1mm each, but heavier by 4 grams. The reason is its larger battery capacity, reaching 5000 mAh. Coupled with an increasingly powerful camera sensor, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection on the front and back glass. The screen also has a fairly compact size, which is 6.1 inches. It will feel slim in the hand thanks to the 21:9 screen ratio. The panel used is an HDR OLED type and is claimed to be 50% brighter than the previous generation. So it is safe for outdoor use. Although the top and bottom still have slightly thick bezels.
Got Four 12MP Cameras with Dual OIS
Sony still uses a stereo speaker setup on the front of the device with an updated design. This is so that the resulting sound can be clearer, including at low frequencies. The front camera sensor has also been updated. Where this smartphone carries a 12MP sensor with larger physical dimensions.
The front camera can record videos up to 4K HDR resolution. While the rear camera setup is even more powerful. Each has a 12MP resolution and Real-Time autofocus tracking support for ultra-wide, wide, and 60mm telephoto sensors. Especially the last two sensors, already supported by OIS, aka hardware-based stabilization.
This smartphone uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset from Qualcomm. Combined with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Interestingly, Sony is still able to include various options that are rarely found on flagship smartphones, such as a microSD card slot and a 3.5mm audio jack. supports Hi-Res Audio up to 360 Reality Audio.
This smartphone also has IP68 certification which is water and dust-resistant. In addition to having a large battery capacity, the Xperia 5 IV also supports 30W PD fast charging which can be charged up to 50% in 30 minutes. But you have to use your own adapter because it’s not in the sales package. Full of features for a compact smartphone, the Sony Xperia 5 IV retails for US$999. This smartphone goes on sale in mid-September.