Sony Xperia 5 IV vs Apple iPhone 14 standing

Sorry Apple, I still prefer Sony’s compact flagship

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There are plenty of options to consider when it comes to smaller flagship phones, even if a few are what anyone would consider compact. You can catch early 2022 Galaxy S22more affordable Pixel 7or newer iPhone 14as just three solid examples that would serve most people really well.

However, with 6.3 inches and 197 grams, Google’s latest mini phone is still quite bulky for those looking for something small and light. The Galaxy S22 and iPhone 14 are more suitable for this role, but they are still rather stout and spacious, and therefore, they can not always be used in one hand. They won’t necessarily fit comfortably in your pocket either, although they do have a lot more in their pockets than their bigger siblings.

If you are looking for a really compact phone, look no further than Sony’s Xperia 5 IV.

There is a solution, though – grab Sony Xperia 5 IV While that. With a relatively slim body measuring 67mm wide but a taller 21:9 6.1in screen, this is a phone designed for one-handed use. It’s also lightweight enough, but perhaps most importantly, it’s still incredibly well built. You’ll have to pay for it, however, at $999 instead of the $799 for its smaller competitors.

Read more: Sony Xperia 5 IV Review – The Power of Pocket Shooting

uncompromising design

Comparison between Sony Xperia 5 IV and Google Pixel 7

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After spending some time on all of these recent phones, it’s back to the iPhone 14 and Xperia 5 IV as the most beautifully designed phone. Both metal-framed chassis encase bodies in a timeless good looks that’s more universally appealing than the quirky (most unique?) designs from Google and Samsung. However, Apple’s flat edges make the phone appear slightly larger than Sony’s tapered edge.

It’s the little details too, whether that’s Apple’s cool tactile mute slider or the flash and separately integrated fingerprint scanner that sets these phones apart. Sony steals a few more, though: I adore the dedicated shutter button that makes itself fast. Meanwhile, Apple’s obsession Face IDWhile it is undoubtedly convenient, it is an ugly pest on a phone that already offers limited screen space

Apple’s dedication to the convenience of Face ID feeds into the precious real estate of small screens.

Then there are the cameras. Sony has managed to pack a solid triple-camera setup into a phone that’s much narrower than the competition, albeit at the cost of a little extra thickness. Samsung offers a similar setup, giving users much more portrait and zoom capabilities than the iPhone 14 and Pixel 7 — two small phones that stick to the less flexible main dual-camera setup.

Read more: Apple iPhone 14 review – The old ways

In our reviews, we’ve noticed that the iPhone 14 can be used at best for around 3x while the Xperia 5 IV works for around 4x-5x, thanks to its telephoto camera. I could talk about the cameras a lot more than that, but suffice it to say that Sony’s eye tracking and color science make the Xperia a much more enjoyable shooter, too. Sure, you’d expect a particularly solid camera setup for the extra money Sony is charging, but it manages to squeeze it into a smaller phone than its competitors.

Can we have uncompromising specs, too?

Sony Xperia 5 IV cameras vs iPhone 14 and Pixel 7

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As great as this article may sound, the Xperia 5 IV is not a perfect phone. He. She Missing Sony’s innovative variable focal length camera Hardware and not everything we’d like to see in the processing or software sections gets installed either. It could be a little better, and this is a bit of a problem because there aren’t really any other smartphones built quite like it to serve as an alternative.

Small phones, unfortunately, are often at risk compared to their larger siblings.

Whether it’s Apple, Samsung, or others, their smaller flagship devices are also entry-level models. Unfortunately, you still have to apply for the best technology. Compact phones with the most bells and whistles are a rarity that Sony doesn’t dare tackle. While internal size limitations are an issue, the Xperia 5 IV’s massive battery and triple camera setup prove to be an engineering problem that can be fixed.

our talk Survey about it It reveals a decent sized consumer base who loves phones with 6.5 inch sub screens. The entry-level major corporate sales figures reflect the fact that bigger isn’t always better. Big phones are still popular, at least among the enthusiast community. I’m so stuck with the giant Galaxy S22 Ultra For my daily driver, right now. But that’s mostly because I crave raw specs.

But lately, using some of the latest, smaller phones have convinced me that I don’t really need as much screen real estate as I thought. I’m happy to replace some of them for a separate design, improved portability, and one-handed ease of use.

I am happy to swap out some screen space to stop my phone from ripping in my pocket.

I’ll leave you with one last anecdote that sums up what I really enjoyed about the Xperia 5 IV compared to every other phone I’ve used this year: I easily pull it out of my pocket for a quick snapshot or to look at a message. It doesn’t rip it in the corner of the pocket and there’s no bulky can digging into my thighs.

Small phones are handy, and I really like them.

Sony Xperia 5 IV

Sony Xperia 5 IV

3.5 mm jack • Superior speakers • Reverse wireless charging

Small size smartphone with loud speakers.

The Sony Xperia 5 IV is a compact smartphone with a 6.1-inch OLED display that’s brighter than its predecessor and a large 5000mAh battery capable of mirroring the earbuds to charge wirelessly.

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