Xperia 1 IV | 4K HDR 120fps video recording with a 4K HDR OLED display
The Xperia 1 IV delivers the best of Sony to every user and creator. There are standout features for videographers and photographers, and major wins for mobile gamers, whether they’re eSports players or streamers. Audiophiles benefit from decades of Sony sound and music expertise, along with new Music Pro for studio-style song recording. And cinephiles will appreciate the brightest smartphone 4K HDR 120Hz display ever.
The Xperia 1 IV provides unparalleled video capabilities for creating and sharing content. Our first smartphone capable of recording 4K HDR 120fps video on all lenses, it lets you put your creativity to work in exceptional quality. Eye AF and Object tracking guarantee your subject is always in focus, while the Videography Pro feature offers manual controls for more creative possibilities. Meanwhile live streaming lets you share content on the go with your audience.
Record video in 4K HDR 120fps on all lenses
Whichever lens you're using, the Xperia 1 IV lets you shoot high quality video in 4K HDR 120fps. You can then play back the 120fps content on the 4K HDR 120Hz Refresh-rate display with smooth and beautiful details. You can also select frame rate settings to shoot slow motion clips up to 5x.
Sony is recognised by the industry for its outstanding AF capabilities. By detecting the human or animal eye and maintaining focus on it as your subject moves, Eye AF brings videos to life as never before.
Object Tracking can automatically track a moving subject and keep it in sharp focus, even when it doesn't have eyes or its eyes are obscured from view.
The Xperia 1 IV gives videographers a wealth of creative opportunities with a choice of four focal lengths including ultra-wide 16mm, wide-angle 24mm, and an 85-125mm telephoto with true optical zoom 85-125mm. All these options offer 4K HDR 120fps video recording, Eye AF and Object tracking.
With seamless zoom, from an ultra-wide-angle 16mm up to 375mm, the Xperia 1 IV gives you the creative freedom of a bag of lenses, even during recording.
With new multi-frame shooting for videos, you can record videos with a wider dynamic range without losing resolution.
The Xperia 1 IV features Optical SteadyShot™ with FlawlessEye™ which couples the image sensor’s increased reading speed with Sony’s original algorithm for optical image stabilisation. The result is supremely smooth, shake-free video footage.
The Xperia 1 IV includes our industry-leading audio separation technology for highly-effective wind filtering.
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Drawing on Sony's expertise across a range of video and movie cameras, the Videography Pro interface lets you tailor manual controls to suit your needs, or rely on auto mode for total convenience.
No more waiting to share unmissable content – the Xperia 1 IV lets you live stream video direct to video streaming services from your phone using Videography Pro. With Bluetooth shooting grip GP-VPT2BT and the Endurance mode, you can stream for a longer time.
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Use your Xperia 1 IV as a 4K external monitor or viewfinder with a range of useful settings such as brightness, zoom and grid lines. And enjoy live streaming to video streaming services with Alpha image quality through the External monitor feature. Simply connect to a camera supporting USB video class (UVC).
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A new front camera with a large sensor lets you record 4K HDR video selfies and offers live streaming for instant sharing. Manual controls help you achieve the look you want, every time.
Whether you're a vlogger, a live streamer or just sharing with friends, the Xperia 1 IV lets you film yourself with outstanding imaging quality. And you can enjoy even more creative control and shooting freedom by attaching the Vlog Monitor and a Bluetooth shooting grip, such as the GP-VPT2BT.
Record movies with similar parameters and colour settings to the professionals. Expertise from our Digital Cinema Camera engineers, Look colour management pre-sets, 21:9 ratio, 4K HDR, 120fps slow-motion, and 24, 25, 30 and 60fps give you all the tools you need. Just assign Cinematography Pro to the shortcut key to launch it fast and start shooting.
Eight different Look colour settings let you bring the mood of different cinema styles to your videos. These include VENICE CS, inspired by our professional camera CineAlta VENICE, which features smooth colour gradation and a softer, lower contrast curve for a classic cinematic look that's perfect for drama productions.
For greater creative flexibility, the Xperia 1 IV lets you shoot high-quality video in 4K HDR 120fps on all lenses. You can also select frame rate settings to shoot slow-motion clips up to 5x.
When you're filming outdoors, our industry-leading audio separation technology comes into its own, filtering out wind noise for clearer sound and dialogue.
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The Xperia 1 IV was co-developed with the engineers behind the latest Alpha 1 series cameras, renowned for their industry-leading autofocus technology, and with input from professional photographers, who helped tune the technology and refine the photographic experience and results. And just as Alpha photographers expect the same performance in any lens, so the Xperia 1 IV offers the same AF capabilities across all its lenses.
Real-time Eye AF on all lenses lets you take stunning portraits, whether you're photographing people or animals. Even if your subject is on the move or one eye is covered, you'll capture memorable images full of energy and expression.
Three key features contribute to the breathtaking speed of the Xperia 1 IV camera – a 120fps read-out sensor, up to 60fps AF/AE calculations, and AI subject detection.
Real-time Tracking on all lenses
When you're trying to photograph a subject that won't stay still, a little assistance is always welcome – so the Xperia 1 IV features Real-time Tracking on all lenses.
With true 85-125mm optical zoom, the Xperia 1 IV offers images free of digital degradation between 85mm-125mm. Combined with optical stabilisation and Real-time Eye AF and tracking, it's ideal for portraits with optical bokeh.
The Xperia 1 IV gives you a choice of three lenses – 16mm ultra-wide, 24mm wide, and 85-125mm telephoto with true optical zoom – with the same fast speed and AF capabilities in all lenses. Like an Alpha camera, when you change lens the AF speed stays the same.
ZEISS optics calibrated specifically for your Xperia smartphone. The ZEISS T* coating contributes to exquisite rendering and contrast by reducing reflections.
Photos with less noise in low light
Even in low light shooting situations, you'll enjoy high quality results with the Xperia 1 IV.
With the Xperia 1 IV, white balance and digital zoom are enhanced by computational photography to improve quality and deliver beautiful results.
Discover Photography Pro – inspired by Alpha
With Photography Pro on the Xperia 1 IV you'll find controls usually found on professional cameras. Using an interface inspired by Alpha cameras, you can choose manual controls or automatic settings and shoot in RAW. You can also enjoy new Basic mode for effortless shooting.
A dedicated ergonomic shutter button, with an embossed finish for enhanced usability, gives the Xperia 1 IV that professional camera feel.
The Xperia 1 IV is the perfect companion for Sony's Alpha cameras. Use it both as a separate display and as a remote control to adjust your settings and take photos wirelessly using the Imaging Edge™ Mobile app.
Improved 12MP front camera
An improved front camera with a larger image sensor gives you even more creative options.
The Xperia 1 IV has IP65/68 water and dust resistance, so you can take pictures in a variety of locations and weather conditions, worry-free.
Created in collaboration with elite eSports players, the Xperia 1 IV has been designed with one goal in mind: winning. Used as official gear on the pro gaming circuit, Xperia offers all the speed, performance and reliability required for mobile gaming at the highest level.
Game enhancer is your gaming control centre, enabling you to customise features and settings to create the perfect player experience and maximise your chances of winning. Crucially for eSports players and streamers, it lets you change settings like audio, display and touch without interrupting the game and breaking your concentration.
With a range of features developed with professional eSports players, the Xperia 1 IV is designed to meet the demands of top-level mobile gaming. The 6.5" 120Hz Refresh rate display, for example, offers incredibly smooth gameplay, while L-γ raiser (Low gamma raiser) makes it easier to see your opponents in the dark. Other highlights include 240Hz Touch scanning rate for incredibly fast, precise moves and Touch block to avoid mistakes.
Whether you're a pro streamer or just into sharing gaming content with friends, the Xperia 1 IV has got you covered.
With Game enhancer on the Xperia 1 IV, you can live stream the action direct to social network, and communicate with your viewers, seeing their comments on chat while you're playing the game.
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When using a charging cable for gaming, Heat Suppression power control powers the phone systems directly rather than charging the battery. This reduces thermal stress, helping to maintain gaming performance and keep your battery healthy for longer.
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The Xperia 1 IV is optimised with the Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ for superior gaming performance.
With audio tuned in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment, the Xperia 1 IV has been engineered to deliver a truly authentic acoustic experience. Whether you're using headphones or the built-in Full-stage stereo speakers, Sony's audio technology heritage shines through in every note. You can even use the Xperia 1 IV to record music with professional sound using new Music Pro.
With the Music Pro feature, you can record and edit your vocals on your Xperia without any external microphone. In addition, Music Pro offers studio tuning function that will make your music sound like it was recorded in a studio using a condenser microphone, with noise reduced and reverberation removed. Recording your own music on your smartphone has never been so easy and sounded so good.
Immerse yourself in sound all around you, as real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real. And with the Xperia 1 IV, you can enjoy the experience through wired or wireless headphones or the built-in Full-stage stereo speakers.
Whatever music you're into, and however you like to listen, the Xperia 1 IV will help you get the most out of every track.
The 3.5mm audio jack on the Xperia 1 IV is not just convenient, it also delivers high fidelity sound quality with superior quality materials and electronic components.
The Xperia 1 IV features Full-stage stereo speakers placed at the front of the phone to effectively reproduce the sound field. And thanks to the updated speaker driver and its enclosure structure, sound is more powerful and distortion is reduced, especially between mid and max volume. The result is more realistic sound with clear ensembles, smooth and powerful vocals, and deep basslines. Whether you're watching videos or playing music, you'll enjoy immersive, high-quality sound.
The Xperia 1 IV features a new speaker driver with a new enclosure structure, which has been designed to increase clarity of sound and loudness, and improve low frequency capability for deep, rich bass.
DSEE Ultimate enhances the quality of all your digital music, using AI to automatically improve audio frequency and dynamic range in real-time. Both high and low ranges are improved, taking each track close to High-Resolution Audio quality. It works with wired or wireless headphones, on local files and even streaming services.
With High-Resolution Audio you can hear music that reproduces the full range of sound, with dynamics and detail just as the artists intended.
The Xperia 1 IV supports High-Resolution Audio Wireless, thanks to LDAC, our industry-adopted audio coding technology. LDAC transmits approximately three times more data (at the maximum transfer rate of 990 kbps) than conventional Bluetooth® audio, allowing you to enjoy High-Resolution Audio content in exceptional quality, as close as possible to that of a dedicated wired connection.
Compared to a conventional connection, the latest Bluetooth® LE Audio lets you enjoy music with lower latency when using wireless headphones.
Drawing on Sony's motion picture expertise, the Xperia 1 IV delivers a thrillingly immersive entertainment experience. It not only references the reproduction of Sony professional colour Master monitors but also offers audio from Dolby Atmos® sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Boasting a stunning 4K HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh rate display, the Xperia 1 IV offers a uniquely immersive viewing experience. And with no notches to interrupt your view on the 6.5" 21:9 Wide display, losing yourself in your favourite movies or TV shows has never been easier.
The Xperia 1 IV features our brightest ever 4K display, up to 50% brighter than the previous model, making it easier both to see and create content in bright lighting conditions.
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Real-time HDR drive reproduces the gradation of overexposed and underexposed areas and displays them smoothly. It also improves visibility by increasing contrast according to your environment.
Experience unprecedented colour accuracy with Creator mode "powered by CineAlta". It references the colour reproduction of Sony professional colour monitors used in leading Hollywood studio productions. So you can enjoy your favourite entertainment exactly as its creators intended. To avoid colour tint on the display, each Xperia 1 IV goes through a special white balance calibration at the factory to satisfy the demands of professionals.
The X1™ for mobile engine brings BRAVIA HDR remaster technology to everything you watch. Even streaming content will have more contrast, colour and clarity.
Watching a movie with Dolby Atmos® is an immersive experience, with multi-dimensional sound flowing above and around you. Now you can experience Dolby Atmos® sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment with headphones or the Full-stage stereo speakers.
Thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate, the display offers incredibly smooth scrolling and seamless image transitions when you're browsing the internet or navigating the menu.
The Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform delivers groundbreaking performance and innovation in AI, gaming, and connectivity – for the premium experiences your devices deserve. The Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU delivers 50% faster graphics and Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU delivers clock speeds up to 3.0 GHz, a 20% improvement in performance over the previous generation mobile platform.
The Xperia 1 IV sets a new standard in smartphone performance, combining the latest Qualcomm® Mobile Platform with 5G and Wi-Fi 6E connectivity and innovative battery technologies.
With a 5,000mAh battery on board, the Xperia 1 IV offers plenty of power to keep you going through the day. When you need to give your battery a boost, you can fast charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes with the charger XQZ-UC1.
Our charging technologies keep your battery healthy for longer. Battery care keeps your phone from overcharging, while Xperia Adaptive Charging monitors your phone as it charges, to make sure the battery isn't overworked.
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Just place the Xperia 1 IV on a wireless charger to conveniently top up the battery. Thanks to the Battery share function, the Xperia 1 IV can double as a wireless charging pad for other devices too.
With a range of handy multi-window features, the Xperia 1 IV is tailor-made for multi-tasking.
The Xperia 1 IV combines signature Sony craftsmanship with elegant, understated design. Minimising the edge shape gives it a better grip that feels good in the hand, while the frosted glass on the back and the metal frame have a distinctive super matte finish for a beautiful, high-precision look.
The Xperia 1 IV is available in a choice of colours to suit your taste.
For your peace of mind, the Xperia 1 IV features IP65/68 water resistance and protection against dust.
The Xperia 1 IV display uses Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus® on the front and back. The tough Gorilla® Glass on the front and back brings improvement in both drop and scratch performance.
At Sony, we want to create a sustainable society and a brighter future, so we're implementing an array of environmental and social initiatives to help make it happen.
As part of Sony's sustainability drive, the packaging for the Xperia 1 IV uses no plastic, with these components either eliminated or replaced with paper materials.
At Sony we also recognise that paper resources are limited, and are continually working to reduce paper usage. By excluding the charger and cable from the box, we've made it about 50% slimmer than previous models. This reduces the shipping weight, lowering CO₂ emissions by up to 36% per unit during transportation. Since most Xperia customers already have compatible chargers and cables, we ask them to help our sustainability drive by re-using them.
From enabling voice control to increasing text size, the Xperia 1 IV includes a range of accessibility features, enabling everyone to communicate freely, whatever their individual needs.
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Specifications & Features
- 165 x 71 x 8.2 mm
- Water Resistant
- Water resistant (IPX5/IPX8), Dust proof (IP6X)
- 5000 mAh