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Sony Xperia 1 IV

Sony Xperia 1 IV
alaScore 97

21 reviews

Aug, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Sony Xperia 1 IV. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical opinions about the reliability and usability. Comments are divided on the camera.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia 1 IV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena Team (

Sony Xperia 1 IV review


Sony is back with its traditional Xperia cameraphone, and it's looking better than ever. The new Xperia 1 IV brings back the signature 4K display on top...

Lovely matte design, IP65/IP68 rating.

The screen auto switches to 4K only in certain limited cases; no dynamic refresh rate either.

We really liked this Xperia in spite of its issues, and we see no reason why not to get one. If you find it complicated or overengineered or cannot forgive some of its shortcomings, look elsewhere.

May, 2022

Expert review by : Preslav Kateliev (

Sony Xperia 1 IV review: unapologetically Sony


The Sony Xperia 1 IV is the logical evolution after the Xperia 1 III was mixed with the super-premium Xperia PRO-I. Now, we have a very expensive Sony phone that packs a ton of Sony-specific bells and whistles. Is it worth the asking price?

Light and comfortable ; Camera records very good video ; Headphone jack, notification LED ; Stereo speakers sound great ; Runs buttery smooth

Exorbitant price ; Camera photos are not as great ; Three different camera apps, none of them feels fully fleshed out ; No charger, no cable, no earbuds in box

May, 2022

Expert review by : Richard Priday (

Sony Xperia 1 IV review: An incredible phone that you probably shouldn't buy


The powerful but expensive Sony Xperia 1 IV won't suit the average phone buyer, but it'll give a small community of users everything they could ask for.

with its Photographic Styles, ProRAW/ProRes and Cinematic Mode will give you some extra toys to play with when shooting, while hopefully remaining in your budget. Plus you can buy these right now, instead of having to wait a few months if you're a U.S....

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Peter Gotschalk (

Sony Xperia 1 IV Sony Xperia 1 IV Review - Small improvements for the discerning


The Sony Xperia 1 IV is not going to revolutionise the mobile market. But for geeks and semi-professionals, it's probably the best smartphone choice right now.

The screen is brighter, the battery is bigger and the camera has a few more features, including a telephoto lens that can now zoom freely across the range 85 to 125 mm. And the camera software and all the automated settings have finally been sorted out.

The 21:9 aspect ratio of the screen leads to black bars on some video formats. The phone does not come with a charger.

In reality, Sony already hit the mark last year with the Xperia 1 III, but of course there’s always room for small improvements, and that’s exactly what the Sony Xperia 1 IV is. A small improvement for the discerning.

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony Xperia 1 IV review


The best Android phone just got (slightly) better

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Tom Bedford (

Sony Xperia 1 IV review


Sony Xperia 1 IV is great - if you can see past some flaws

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Tom Bedford (

Hands on: Sony Xperia 1 IV review


Sony's most accomplished - and niche - smartphone

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Sony Xperia 1 IV review: Manual focus


Sony's Xperia 1 IV is a phone for those who want a pure camera experience. Is it a big improvement over the last generation, though?

Great design with waterproofing ; 3.5mm and microSD ; Great display for movie watching ; Innovative camera great for manual photography ; Advanced video capture options ; Clean software build

Camera not great for casual photographers ; No night mode in camera ; Side fingerprint scanner prone to phantom touches ; Charging speeds average ; Expensive

The Sony Xperia 1 IV keeps much of the same approach as the Xperia 1 III. The camera is designed to appeal to those wanting to avoid AI and over-processing, with lots of manual options - but lacking basic point-and-shoot functions to make it...

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Dominic Preston (

Sony Xperia 1 IV review


Sony's latest flagship phone has a lot to offer for content creators, but it's got limited mainstream appeal

Excellent 4K HDR OLED display ; Slim, comfortable form factor ; Novel true optical zoom periscope camera

Incredibly expensive ; Overheats easily ; Camera apps demand photography expertise

The Xperia 1 IV is a powerful phone for content creators on the go, with complex camera options and new music recording tech. But even that audience will find it uncomfortably expensive, and for anyone looking for a phone that ‘just works’, this isn’t it.

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Jon Mundy (

Sony Xperia 1 IV review: An uncompromising flagship


The Sony Xperia 1 IV is another uniquely well-equipped flagship with some familiar flaws

Movie-centric 21:9 4K screen ; Impressive flexible camera zoom system ; Uniquely audiophile friendly

Even more expensive ; Runs hot ; Relatively slow charging

You have to admire how stubbornly Sony has stuck to its enthusiast’s brief with the Xperia 1 IV. It’s doubled down on many of the talking points of the Xperia 1 III, including an even more flexible and pro-friendly camera system.

Jul, 2022

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