Sony Xperia 1V Price in Pakistan & Features

Sony smartphones prioritize photo and video capabilities so intensely that they often miss out on broader market appeal. They also come with a hefty price tag, surpassing even the top-tier iPhones. The latest Xperia 1V continues this trend—it’s priced at $1,399, which is $200 lower than its incredibly expensive predecessor, but it remains quite expensive. (In the UK and Europe, there’s no price reduction, with figures at £1,299 and €1,399, respectively.)

Despite its strengths, the Xperia 1V offers a few uncommon high-end features. However, it’s not a device designed for everyone’s preferences.

Sony xperia 1V Release Date & Price

Released on May 11, 2023, it follows the Xperia 1 IV as Sony’s newest flagship in the Xperia series. It was unveiled alongside the mid-range Xperia 10 V, slated for release in Japan and European markets around June 2023 and in the US by July 2023. Sony Xperia 1V priced at 278,999 in Pakistan.

Sony Xperia 1V Physical Specifications

The phone measures 165 x 71 x 8.3 mm (6.50 x 2.80 x 0.33 in) and weighs 187 g (6.60 oz). Its structure consists of a glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus 2), a glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), and an aluminum frame. It accommodates either a Nano-SIM and eSIM or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) configuration. Additionally, it boasts an IP65/IP68 rating for dust/water resistance, capable of withstanding depths of up to 1.5m for 30 minutes.

Display of Sony Xperia 1V

The phone features an OLED display with 1 billion colors, a 120Hz refresh rate, and HDR BT.2020 support. The screen measures 6.5 inches, providing a screen-to-body ratio of approximately 84.2%. Its resolution stands at 1644 x 3840 pixels with a 21:9 aspect ratio, offering a pixel density of around 643 ppi. Protection for the display is provided by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2.

Operating System & Performance

Running on Android 13, the device is upgradable to Android 14. It operates on a Qualcomm SM8550-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset built on a 4 nm architecture. The CPU is an octa-core setup, consisting of 1×3.2 GHz Cortex-X3, 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715, 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710, and 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510 cores. The graphics are powered by an Adreno 740 GPU.

Running on Android 13, the device is upgradable to Android 14. It operates on a Qualcomm SM8550-AB Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset built on a 4 nm architecture. The CPU is an octa-core setup, consisting of 1×3.2 GHz Cortex-X3, 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A715, 2×2.8 GHz Cortex-A710, and 3×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510 cores. The graphics are powered by an Adreno 740 GPU.

Memory of Xperia 1V

For storage, it offers a microSDXC card slot (using the shared SIM slot) for expandable storage. Internally, it comes in two variants: 256GB with 12GB RAM and 512GB with 12GB RAM, utilizing UFS technology.

4K Video Recording Camera

The Xperia smartphone features a versatile triple camera setup. It includes a 48 MP wide-angle lens (f/1.9, 24mm) with a 1/1.35″ sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size, Dual Pixel PDAF, and OIS. Alongside this are two 12 MP telephoto lenses—one with an f/2.3 aperture and an 85mm focal length, and another at f/2.8 and 125mm—both equipped with Dual Pixel PDAF and OIS. Complementing these is a 12 MP ultrawide lens (f/2.2, 16mm) with Dual Pixel PDAF. The camera system also incorporates Zeiss optics, LED flash, panorama, HDR, and robust video capabilities supporting 4K recording at various frame rates and 1080p recording with stabilization features like 5-axis gyro-EIS and OIS.

Selfie Camera

The front-facing camera boasts a 12 MP wide-angle lens (f/2.0, 24mm) with HDR support. It offers 4K and 1080p video recording capabilities, accompanied by stabilization features like 5-axis gyro-EIS.

Sound Presents Stereo Speakers

The device comes with a loudspeaker featuring stereo speakers and a 3.5mm jack. It supports 24-bit/192kHz audio and includes a dynamic vibration system. It holds a loudness rating of -25.4 LUFS, considered very good.

Communications & Connectivity

For connectivity, the Xperia integrates advanced features like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, tri-band support, Wi-Fi Direct, and DLNA. Bluetooth version 5.3 is also present, supporting A2DP, LE Audio, aptX HD, and aptX Adaptive. Positioning capabilities include GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, and QZSS. It supports NFC but lacks radio functionality. The device also incorporates a USB Type-C 3.2 port with OTG and video output capabilities.

Additional Features of  Sony Xperia 1V

Various sensors, including a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, barometer, compass, and color spectrum, are included. Notably, it natively supports Sony Alpha cameras.

Battery Performance of Xperia 1V

Powered by a non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery, the device supports 30W wired charging (PD3.0, PPS) and wireless charging. It also features reverse wireless charging capabilities. Under active use, the new battery sustains for 12 hours and 24 minutes. The older battery boasts an endurance rating of 115 hours.

Miscellaneous

Available in Black, Khaki Green, and Platinum Silver color options, the Xperia models include XQDQ62/B and XQ-DQ72, priced at $960.00 / €1,133.20 / £824.99.

Performance Tests of Xperia 1V

Performance assessments reveal an AnTuTu benchmark score of 1127931 (v9), a GeekBench score of 4916 (v6), and impressive GFXBench performance at 96fps (ES 3.1 on screen).

Pros & Cons of Xperia 1V

  • Good for outdoor photography
  • Smooth display for web and gaming
  • No frame drops in video/game playback
  • Good color rendering in indoor and low-light
  • Decent autonomy for calls
  • Struggles in low-light situations; unsuitable for night photography
  • Strong green cast viewing display at an angle
  • Low brightness in sunlight and low-light conditions
  • Poor charging performance
  • Very low power efficiency
  • Low overall autonomy

The Xperia 1V faces a significant challenge due to its steep price point. If your phone usage involves heavy movie watching, a preference for manual camera features, extensive video shooting, and a strong need for a headphone jack, this might be an appealing choice. However, for the majority of users, this phone’s price tag simply exceeds what’s reasonable.

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