Sony Xperia 1 IV

Sony Xperia 1 IV
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  • 4K 120Hz HDR screen
  • Wide zoom range camera
  • High-end performance
  • Rich multimedia features
  • Steep starting price

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Sony Xperia 1 IV product description

The Sony Xperia 1 IV, also known as Mark 4, is a high-end flagship with numerous Sony technologies from various disciplines. From screen to photography, from video to battery. There's a lot to tell, so sit back and relax. But make sure you bring enough money because it's not cheap.

Brighest 4K 120Hz HDR display ever

Here at the editorial office, we always luv to talk about Sony phones. That's because there's so much to talk about. This Xperia 1 M4 is no exception. This Xperia is difficult to summarise in a few sentences. But we are going to give it a try. Starting with the screen. Sony applies a 6.5-inch panel with an extremely high 4K resolution. That's the sharpest you can get right now. The panel is also colourful thanks to the 10-bit OLED panel and smooth thanks to the fast 120Hz playback. The 21:9 ratios just remain a bit awkward and the panel also can't be as bright as some other modern phones. However, Sony does say the panel is 50% brighter than its predecessor. Also new is HDR Drive; this transforms video into HDR content in real-time. Even when the original is not.

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First with true optical zoom

Much attention was once again paid to the camera. Sony provides the Xperia 1 IV with a four-headed camera system with "the world's first true optical zoom lens." That last claim needs some explanation. Other high-end phones usually also have optical zoom. The manufacturer then applies an additional camera with a fixed lens. There is no real zoom because there is one fixed value. Sony does it differently and applies a variable optical zoom lens from 85 to 125mm. That zoom range becomes even greater by including the other lenses. Starting with the ultra-wide angle of 16mm, to the 24mm wide-angle lens, and on to the 85-125mm telephoto zoom lens. The space in between is digitally simulated creating, in theory, a range of 16-125mm. A unique feature that creates new opportunities for content creators.

Main Sony Xperia 1 IV specifications

  • Sharp, bright, fluid and colourful 6.5" large screen
  • 16, 24 and 85-125mm camera system with separate depth sensor, Zeiss lenses and 4K HDR 120fps video
  • Upgraded 12MP selfie camera with 4K HDR video
  • Front-facing stereo sound with 360 Reality Audio support
  • Powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor with 12GB of storage
  • 256 or 512GB of storage (expandable with microsd card)
  • 5000mAh large battery with 30W fast charging (charger sold separately)
  • Waterproof and dustproof IP65/68 Gorilla Glass Victus
  • 5G support for blazing fast mobile internet

For Content Creators

And then we've arrived at the last paragraph and what a lot we haven't discussed. Like the bigger 5000mAh battery with longer battery life, the more powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, the manual Videography Pro features for more creative videos, Game Enhancer to personalise and optimise your gaming experience, improved stereo playback, and recording thanks to Music Pro and so much more. It's a shame because these are all things that could be worth purchasing an Xperia 1M4 for. Provided you bring enough money because it is not cheap. Call it expensive. In our opinion, it does not have a well-balanced price/quality ratio but it is unique in so many ways that Sony can ask what it wants for it.

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Sony Xperia 1 IV specification summary

Dimensions 165 x 71 x 8,2 mm
Weight 185 gr
EAN code 4589771646731, 4589771646724, 4589771646717
Fingerprint recognition
Operating system
Android 12
Colour display 6.5 inch, OLED
Camera 12 MP, 12 MP, 12 MP
Front camera 12 MP
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, octa core
Dirt and waterproof
Dual SIM
Data network
4G (LTE)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 5000 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging

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Sony is dealing another blow to the competition with the introduction of the Xperia 1 IV. In this video, learn to capture cinematic movies with the 120fps 4K video camera

In this video, Pierre Lambert takes you on the road to tell you more about the camera of the Xperia 1 IV; the latest camera phone from Sony

Bravia Core is Sony's own streaming service with high-quality cinema content. Of course, you'll find it on the new Sony Xperia 1 IV

We always find it difficult to briefly summarise Sony phones because they have so much technology. But apparently Sony itself thinks so too because this video about the Xperia 1 IV lasts 7 minutes

Sony Xperia 1 IV alternatives

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Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (S908)
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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (G998)

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 Current product    
Fingerprint recognition
Colour display6.5 inch, OLED6.5 inch, OLED6.8 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display6.9 inch, Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display6.8 inch, Infinity-O Display, hole-punch display
Camera12 MP, 12 MP, 12 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 12 MP10 MP, 10 MP, 108 MP, 12 MP108 MP, 12 MP, 12 MP10 MP, 10 MP, 108 MP, 12 MP
Front camera12 MP8 MP40 MP10 MP40 MP
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, octa coreQualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 2.8 GHz, Samsung Exynos 2200, octa core2.0 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 2.7 GHz, Samsung Exynos 990, octa core2.2 GHz, 2.8 GHz, 2.9 GHz, Samsung Exynos 2100, octa core
Dirt and waterproof
Dual SIM
4G (LTE)
Internal memory256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)256 GB (Storage)1 TB (Storage), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)
Battery5000 mAh4500 mAh5000 mAh4500 mAh5000 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging

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