Sony Xperia 1 IV fails: There has rarely been such a bad result

Apparently, 5,000 mAh is not enough: Sony’s Xperia 1 IV, which is not exactly inexpensive, simply failed in a comprehensive battery analysis by DxOMark. The surprising conclusion was that the phone ran out of power after just a few hours in Wi-Fi mode. In the end, it was only enough for 91st place out of 96.

Sony Xperia 1 IV with poor battery result

For its Xperia 1 IV, which was released in June 2022, Sony wants the proud sum of 1,399.00 Euros in the official store. With such a high price, customers should actually be able to expect a real top smartphone. However, the smartphone’s quite impressive specifications are deceptive, according to the experts from DxOMark after an extensive battery test.

The Sony Xperia 1 IV performed poorly in the analysis. More precisely, it was only enough for 91st place in the best list – out of a total of 96 tested smartphones (source: DxOMark). Although the battery has been increased from 4,500 to 5,000 mAh compared to the predecessor, the runtime is disappointing in everyday use.

According to the testers, the phone only lasts for seven hours when surfing in the Wi-Fi network before it has to be plugged in again. In comparison, Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra lasts twice as long on one charge. Even the iPhone 12 Mini and its much smaller battery (2,227 mAh) from 2020 cannot seem to keep up with the Sony Xperia 1 IV.

Xperia 1 IV: Strong resolution, poor battery

Sony’s flagship has an OLED display that can point to a strong 4K resolution and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The 3,840 x 1,644 pixels and the fact that the refresh rate is not automatically reduced are probably responsible for the poor position in the comparison. Other manufacturers often rely on LTPO AMOLED displays, which use a flexible value between 1 and 120 Hz depending on the phone’s use.

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