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Like many people you also must have heard about the announcement of Sony’s new smartphone which is the Xperia 1 IV. Sony has always been in the race of making something new in every aspect. Whether it be Sony alpha cameras or smartphones. I remember Sony making walkman phones and then the Xperia series. They were really a game-changer then. So, is Xperia 1 IV a game-changer among smartphones now? Is it better than the best smartphones we have on the market? Here are some of the specifications of the Sony Xperia 1IV and you can see by yourself how good it is. 

Major General Specifications

1.Body Dimensions165x71x8.2mm, Weight 185g
2.Display OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR BT.2020. REsolution 1644×3840 pixels, 21:9 ratio
3. Operating SystemAndroid 12 Qualcomm SM 8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4nm)
4. MemoryInternal 256GB 12GB RAM/ 512GB 12GB RAM card slot :microSDXC (shared with SIM slot)
5.Battery/chargingLi-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable, fast charging 30W, 50% in 30 min
6. SensorsFingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum, Native Sony Alpha Camera support


Camera specs

1.Main camera Quad camera 12MP, f/1.7, 24mm wide, 1/1.7”, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS12MP, f/2.3, 85mm telephoto, f/2.8,125mm telephoto, ⅓.5”, Dual Pixel PDAF, 3.5×5.2x continuous optical zoom, OIS12MP, f/2.2, 124˚, 16mm ultra-wide, 1/2.5”, Dual Pixel PDAF 0.3 MP, TOF ED, (depth)Special feature being Zeiss optics Zeiss T* lens coating, LED flash, panorama, HDR, eye tracking video with 4K at 24/25/30/60/120fps HDR, 1080 at 30/60/120/240fps; 5-axis gyro-EIS, OIS 
2.Selfie camera 12MP, f/2.0, 24mm wide, ½.9” HDRVideo 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 30fps, 5-axis gyro-EIS

Sony Xperia 1 IV has a unique lens, it s a periscope zoom lens. The main reason Sony keeps itself ahead of all other smartphones is the approach toward camera and photography. Sony wants to give the feeling of using the camera as using a real DSLR or any conventional camera. In Xperia 1 IV  there is automatic eye focus which means the phone will detect eyes and lock onto one of them to focus on photos and videos. They also detect the eyes of animals as well. Among the major camera function, it clicks 20 shots in one second. 

Image from Olle Nilsson, Youtube channel

So what do you think ?? Is it a game-changer, In my point of view, yes it is in the aspect of mobile photography?   

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