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Sony Xperia 1 IV
Sony Xperia 1 IV
Sony Xperia 1 IV
Sony Xperia 1 IV
Sony Xperia 1 IV
Sony Xperia 1 IV

Informr score
The Sony Xperia 1 IV currently has an Informr score of 8.1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 20 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
3 GHz
3 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
12+ MP, f/1.7
12+ MP, f/1.7
5000 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Xperia 1 IV is the individualist in the high-end smartphone segment. Sony's flagship is high-quality and very well equipped, but it does not perform on the same level as the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra or the Oppo Find X5 Pro in certain areas (camera, battery life, display brightness). On the other...

- Marcus Herbrich, Notebookcheck
Photography Blog
Photography Blog

It may not represent a huge leap forward from last year's version, but the new Sony Xperia 1 IV is still the best ever Xperia phone for keen photographers and videographers, and indeed one of the best smartphones for those groups, full stop. It's still a rather unique device, though, with its unusua...

- Mark Goldstein, Photography Blog

I love this phone in so many ways, but much like a model whose parents got them into acting or modelling too young, this thing is a hot mess. It is beautiful, with a screen to rival the best of them. it is performance stands toe to toe with Samsung and Apple, but it fumbles when it comes to needing...

- Domenico Lamberti, MobileTechTalk
Amateur Photographer
Amateur Photographer

While it’s true that the Xperia 1 IV is capable of producing some good images – that’s nothing special in the current smartphone market, and isn’t enough to make up for other usability problems. And yes, it’s great to have a full manual mode, but it’s difficult to understand why it can’t be made eas...

- Amateur Photographer
Android Authority
Android Authority

The Xperia 1 IV isn't a huge upgrade over the Xperia 1 III but has a few new tricks for avid photographers and videographers. Just be prepared to pay well over the odds for them.

- Robert Triggs, Android Authority

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The Xperia 1 IV price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Sony Xperia 1 IV prices from around the web here on The Informr.

Sony backs up the Xperia 1 IV with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Xperia 1 IV has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sony support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sony's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Sony Xperia 1 IV's screen size is 6.5 inches with 1644 x 3840 pixels resolution.

3 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) Octa-core 3 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 12 operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ MP, f/1.7 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

512 GB

Internal memory is 512 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5000 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 1611 minutes, 686 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Xperia 1 IV Specs

Release Date June 1, 2022
Regions Available USA, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 12

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Processor Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm) Octa-core 3 GHz
Internal Storage 512 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Manual
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX Adaptive, aptX HD, LDAC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/6e
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.7, Wide
12+ Megapixels, f/2.3, Telephoto
12+ Megapixels, f/2.2, Ultrawide
0.3+ Megapixels, Depth
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 24 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/2.0, Wide
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 1 billion
Resolution 1644 x 3840 pixels
Pixel Density 643 pixels
Size 6.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, 120Hz refresh rate, HDR
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Up to 30 W
Video Playback Time Up to 906 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 686 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1611 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Violet
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.5 x 7.1 x 0.82 cm (6.5 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 185 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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