Sony Xperia 5 IV: A compact premium smartphone for content creators

Sony Xperia 5 IV: A compact premium smartphone for content creators


02 September 2022

Sony is introducing Xperia 5 IV, a premium smartphone that can beautifully capture important moments. It has many of the powerful features found in the flagship Xperia, but in a compact design. Xperia 5 IV is the first Xperia 5 series smartphone that has Real-time Eye AF and Real-time tracking on all lenses for shooting perfect portrait images, 12MP front camera that enables great clear selfies and videos even in dark scenes, BRAVIA CORE for Xperia, wireless charging and battery share. With the latest chipset and powerful 5,000mAh battery, it keeps you creating impressive content and streaming or sharing them easily throughout the day.

Capture Moments like a Creator

With technologies found in our flagship Xperia 1 IV smartphone and Alpha series cameras such as Eye AF and Object Tracking, Xperia 5 IV incorporates them into a compact design to ensure you never miss that special moment. The 120fps read-out speed image sensors on all 3 lenses realise 4K 120fps (up to 5 times) slow motion record, so you can cinematise your life like never before. Videography Pro also lets you livestream your content direct to streaming services. For shooting video selfies and vlogs, the new front camera has an improved 12MP sensor that enables 4K HDR content with outstanding contrast grading, as well as the ability to take clear selfies in tricky settings such as high glare or dark environments. Paired with the Vlog Monitor (XQZ-IV01, sold separately) you can have a flawless vlogging setup for even more creative control to easily tell your story. Xperia 5 IV is also equipped with an external monitor function. By connecting a mirrorless camera (such as Alpha series cameras), you can directly deliver high-quality images taken with Alpha while monitoring with Xperia 5 IV.


Shoot Perfect Portraits

With Xperia 5 IV our technology from Alpha series cameras really helps make your portrait pictures pop. In addition to Real-time Eye AF, Xperia 5 IV newly supports Real-time Tracking which helps track and keeps focus even if your subject is on the move – so you can capture memorable moments full of energy and expression. This is enabled by depth analysis using AI. With features such as the dedicated camera button that instantly open the camera app, you have creation instantly ready at your fingertips.

Discover an Immersive Viewing Experience

Viewing and experiencing content is improved on Xperia 5 IV with its stunning 6.1″ 21:9 FHD+ HDR OLED display which is up to 50% brighter than the previous 5 series. Plus Real Time HDR Drive increases image quality by reproducing gradation of overexposed and underexposed areas and displays them smoothly. With these improvements, you can see your screen content clearly even in bright outdoor environments. You can also experience an immersive cinematic sound Dolby Atmos® in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment with the headphones or Full-stage stereo speakers.

Users of the BRAVIA CORE for Xperia app are able to choose from hundreds of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s latest releases and classic blockbusters and enjoy them in high-quality on Xperia 5 IV’s 21:9 wide display. Go behind the scenes with Studio Access, and experience IMAX® Enhanced titles and immersive audio by DTS, all included with BRAVIA CORE for Xperia.


Compact Yet Powerful, Supporting Creativity All Day Long

With a 5,000mAh battery with adaptive charging allowing the battery life to be extended up to 3 years, the Xperia 5 IV offers plenty of power. When you need to give your battery a boost, you can fast charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes with the charger XQZ-UC1Xperia 5 IV supports wireless charging as well as offering battery share function, so you can easily keep all your devices charged and ready to go.

Audio Tuned in Collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment

Immerse yourself with high-resolution audio or Sony’s 360 Reality Audio in the palm of your hand. Whether you prefer a wired or non-wired headphone, Xperia 5 IV gives you exceptional sound quality with its 3.5mm audio jack or wireless connection. By combining “DSEE Ultimate” and LDAC support, you can enjoy streaming services with high resolution sound quality. Xperia 5 IV also supports the latest Bluetooth LE Audio.

You can even use the Xperia 5 IV to record music like you are in a professional studio with new Music Pro. By uploading sound you recorded to the cloud, the external noise is removed using our unique sound source separation technology, and reproduces a delicate and high-quality sound as if it were recorded with professional equipment in a studio. You can also separate the vocal and acoustic guitar sounds and mix them at any volume balance.

Play Like a Pro, Share your Winning Moments

Xperia 5 IV offers all the speed, performance and reliability required for mobile gaming at the highest level. Native 120Hz display and 240Hz Motion blur reduction displays the game clearly and smoothly. With the support of 240Hz touch scanning rate, fast, precise moves, with the action happening exactly as you intended support your game play. Plus Game enhancer allows you to get the edge on competition by customising picture and sound settings to create the perfect player experience. In addition, live streaming on SNS[ii] is also possible. You can check viewer’s comments in real time, and game commentary is easy to implement. Thanks to high-frame recording up to 120fps, you can share your winning moments in all their glory.


Powered for your Everyday Needs

The Xperia 5 IV combines powerful, reliable performance with a range of practical features to enhance everyday life.​ The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform delivers ground-breaking performance and innovation in AI, gaming, and connectivity for a premium experience.

Bring it Anywhere and Everywhere

To give you more creative freedom, the Xperia 5 IV features IP65/68 water resistance and protection against dust.​ Tough enough for any situation with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on its front and back.

More Reasons to Choose Xperia

As part of Sony’s sustainability drive, the Xperia 5 IV features no plastic in packaging, with plastic components either eliminated or replaced with paper materials.

Pricing and Availability

The Xperia 5 IV will be available to buy from mid-late September 2022 (availability will vary by country and region) for approximately €1049. It will be available in Black, Green and Ecru White.

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