Sony Xperia 1 V: New Flagship Phone!Sony Xperia, Tech News
Sony recently launched its newest flagship smartphone, the Sony Xperia 1 V, which is designed for creative individuals like photographers and shooters. This incredible phone features some of the most cutting-edge technology available in a smartphone, making it one of the finest devices currently available.
Sony Xperia 1 V Stunning Display
This is rumored to have the same 6.5-inch 4K 120Hz OLED screen (21:9) as the phone from the previous year. Sony has verified that this is not an LTPO panel, as it is only capable of 60Hz rather than the 10 Hz or even 1Hz seen on competing flagship phones. In any case, this is one of the few smartphones on the market with a 4K display.
The screen and embossed rear glass cover of the Sony Xperia 1 V are both made with Gorilla Glass Victus 2 for increased durability. Additionally, the company provides an IP65/68 rating for added peace of mind.
Exceptional Camera Performance
It has ultimately decided to ditch the 12MP primary sensor in favor of an ultra-high-resolution shooter, which may be the most significant change. Sony utilizes a 52MP Exmor T series sensor for the primary camera (f/1.9, 1.12-micron pixels), with the company claiming that this 1/1.35-inch sensor is 1.7 times larger than the sensor on the Xperia 1 IV.
The 52MP sensor has an aspect ratio of 4.3:3 as opposed to the more common 4:3, but the phone only utilizes 48MP for photos and videos. In addition, the phone defaults to 12MP pixel-binned images, as expected. Sony claims that this camera also supports 4:3 video capture.
Otherwise, Sony has retained the 12MP variable telephoto camera from the Xperia 1 IV. This still provides 85mm to 125mm (3.5x to 5.2x) shots, so those anticipating an even extended zoom range may be disappointed. Additionally, the Sony Xperia 1 V features a 12MP ultrawide camera (f/2.2, 16mm).
The company is also adding numerous camera-related features, such as an S-Cinetone option for “cinema-like” video, a Night Shooting feature for improved low-light photos, focus peaking in the professional applications, and Creative Look functionality (essentially various video styles). Sony also offers an enhanced experience when coupled with an Alpha camera, allowing users to record the camera’s output to the Xperia handset’s storage while simultaneously using the phone as an external display.
In addition, there is a product showcase setting for precisely focusing on a product when vlogging, as well as voice priority microphone support (using a microphone in the camera housing to capture audio from the subject you’re recording). Sony has also revised the Photo Pro, Video Pro, and Cinema Pro applications with portrait-oriented vertical user interfaces.
Sony Xperia 1 V Performance
The Sony Xperia 1 V wouldn’t be a flagship phone without a flagship processor, and it comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. The processor, according to the manufacturer, reduces the camera’s battery consumption by 20%. Sony also claims to have increased the thickness of its heat diffusion material by sixty percent compared to the previous year. This is excellent news, as the Xperia 1 IV was prone to overheating and poor sustained performance.
Also included are 12GB of RAM, 256GB of expandable storage (yes, it supports microSD cards up to 1TB), and a 5,000mAh battery. Sony claims that the battery retains 80% of its capacity after approximately three years of use, although the company adds that this equates to 1,180 charging cycles. In contrast, recent smartphones from OPPO, realme, and OnePlus claim to retain 80% of their battery capacity after 1,600 charges.
The Sony Xperia 1 V also features 30W wired charging (charger not included) and 15W wireless charging. Notable features include a headphone input, dual stereo speakers, a shutter button, and sub-6GHz 5G (no mmWave support). At the time of writing, the company had not made any specific promises regarding software updates. We hope the company provides more than just two significant OS updates and three years of security patches.
High Price Tag
e Sony Xperia 1 V is one of the finest smartphones on the market, but its $1,399 price tag may make it difficult to recommend to the average user. The Sony Xperia 1 V is, however, a worthwhile investment for creative professionals who require a device capable of keeping up with their demanding workloads. Sony Xperia 1 V will debut in the United States in July, with Black, Khaki Green, and Platinum Silver color options. Europe’s pricing and availability were not specified at the time.
If you’re in the market for a new smartphone and want to experience the best that technology has to offer, you should consider the Sony Xperia 1 V. So go ahead, give it a shot, and see for yourself the power of this remarkable device.
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