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Sony Xperia 5 IV

Sony Xperia 5 IV
alaScore 92

44 reviews

Jul, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Sony Xperia 5 IV. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and portability. The screen and camera also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the performance. Many are critical about the price.

battery, camera, screen, portability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia 5 IV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena Team (

Sony Xperia 5 IV review


Sony has unveiled the Xperia 5 IV, which is shaping as one of the most compact Android flagships on the market. We've had the phone prior to its premiere,...

Classic no-nonsense design, GG Victus, IP68.

No charger and no cable in the box.

So, at the end of this review, we can safely recommend the Sony Xperia 5 IV for its compact design and camera prowess, its battery life and speaker experience. It's one of the best 2022 flagships with excellent pocketability, and it has earned our big...

Sep, 2022

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Sony Xperia 5 IV review: The Goldilocks phone


More of the same, but better because of it

Powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip ; Impressive battery life ; Gorgeous 21:9 display ; Top-of-the-line cameras... camera apps are not very easy to use ; Gets very hot, very fast

The Sony Xperia 5 IV is the ideal middle ground and the best Sony phone of the range — packing great cameras, strong performance, great battery stamina, and a beautiful display in a unique, compact design.

Oct, 2022

Expert review by : Mariyan Slavov (

Sony Xperia 5 IV Review: The Undercover Superhero


If phones were superheroes, the Xperia 5 IV would probably be Tony Stark but without all the media attention - for better or for worse. This is a phone for tech nerds but to be fair to Sony, the company has tried to make some of the features more...

Premium design ; Compact size ; Bright 6.1-inch OLED display with great color accuracy ; MicroSD card (up to 1TB) ; 3.5mm audio jack ; Notification LED ; Great battery life (5,000mAh battery) ; Wireless charging (first in Xperia 5 series) ; Sony’s...

Periscope lens is gone (60mm not impressive) ; Gets hot quite often (which dumbs down performance) ; Barebone retail box (just the phone and nothing else) ; No variable refresh rate ; Slow fingerprint scanner ; Expensive

Oct, 2022

Expert review by : Matthias Zellmer (

Sony Xperia 5 IV review: The perfect smartphone?


Sony presented its compact flagship smartphone at IFA. It took a bit of time, but here is the full Sony Xperia 5 IV review.

Very good "Bravia" 21:9 OLED display with 120 Hz refresh rate ; Easy to grip with high-quality design ; Front-facing stereo speakers ; Analog audio jack ; Decent photo quality ; Professional camera app ; Excellent battery life ; IP68 certification ;...

"Bloatware" at an MSRP of $999 ; Average software update policy ; Missing face unlock ; No power adapter included ; Processor overheats easily ; Slow battery charging

An almost unobserved "dwarf" makes a fuss! My dear friends, it rightly does so! The Sony Xperia 5 IV does everything better than its predecessor, the Sony Xperia 5 III , and that model already received a full four stars in the review. Clearly, at least...

Dec, 2022

Expert review by : Will Sattelberg (

Sony Xperia 5 IV review: The phone power users have been begging for


Want the power of a Sony DSLR in your pocket? The Xperia 5 IV tries to do just that.

It might not be shorter than most phones, but it's certainly narrower ; Multi-day battery life ; Some excellent creator-focused tools and apps

You'll need to be comfortable shooting manually to capture good shots ; Difficult to buy, and missing some must-have bands ; Some back gesture weirdness

I've spent this entire year hoping that someone would burst onto the US mobile scene to compete with the likes of Google and Motorola while giving Android users another alternative from Samsung. Finally, with the Xperia 5 IV, Sony is closer than ever...

Nov, 2022

Expert review by : Ian Evenden (

Sony Xperia 5 IV review: a camera and screen (almost) as mighty as its price tag


The Sony Xperia 5 IV is a near-top-spec phone, but the price may prove too premium

Good screen ; Great cameras ; Complete package

Samey design ; Limited updates ; Steep price point

Sony’s small-but-mighty phone reaches version IV with some excellent cameras, great software, and a nice screen. However, the Sony Xperia 5 IV is expensive compared to other Android phones, and even the iPhone 14.

Nov, 2022

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Sony Xperia 5 IV review


The Sony Xperia 5 IV is a classy, understated camera phone with amazing video capabilities and manual controls for advanced photography – but it comes at a price

Oct, 2022

Expert review by : Peter Gotschalk (

Sony Xperia 5 IV Review: Sony Xperia 5 IV | Compact Top Phone For Camera Enthusiasts


The Sony Xperia 5 IV is one of the few premium compact smartphones on the market. It's excellent, but Sony misses the mark on a few points.

Excellent camera phone for semi-professionals. Plus 21:9 OLED display, now brighter. Plus compact size and dedicated camera button, plus fast processor and wireless charging.

The phone gets extremely hot under pressure. The camera lacks the Xperia series' traditional periscope technology in the telephoto lens.

On most points, the Sony Xperia 5 IV is better than its predecessor. The screen is brighter, the battery is bigger and now supports wireless charging – and the processor is faster. The camera software and all the automated settings have also finally...

Sep, 2022

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Sony Xperia 5 IV review: a small but mighty smartphone


The Sony Xperia 5 IV is a 6.1-inch smartphone that still manages to pack flagship-level hardware

6.1-inch FHD+ screen ; Very capable camera system ; MicroSD card slot

21:9 aspect ratio won't be for everyone ; No dedicated Night Mode on the camera ; Slow to charge

The Sony Xperia 5 IV is a compact smartphone that doesn't skimp on hardware, it manages to pack an impressive camera system with lots of manual controls as well as solid battery life and speedy performance. While it won't be right for absolutely...

Nov, 2022

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Sony Xperia 5 IV review


Sony's middle child is overshadowed by its siblings, but is still very good

Nov, 2022

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