Sony Xperia 1 IV XQ-CT72 Dual Sim 12GB RAM 512GB 5G (Purple)

More than speed
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More than speed

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.6   

Introducing the Xperia 1 IV

Design


The signature super flat, super matte design blends minimalist style with premium quality materials and craftsmanship.

Camera

Our first smartphone capable of recording 4K HDR 120fps video on all lenses1 2 with Eye AF and Object tracking technologies, and live video streaming. Alpha imaging technology includes Real-time Eye AF and up to 20fps AF/AE HDR burst shooting, plus true optical zoom 85-125mm.

Mobile gaming

Developed in collaboration with eSports players, the Xperia 1 IV offers a range of game-winning features, plus new live streaming for game streamers.

Audio

Enjoy high quality listening with wired 3.5mm audio jack, wireless headphones or Full-stage stereo speakers, and record your own tracks with new Music Pro.

Display

The brightest ever 4K HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh rate display6 8, featuring unprecedented colour accuracy with Creator mode “powered by CineAlta”.

Performance

Performance is exceptional, combining the latest Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform9 with a powerful, long-lasting 5,000mAh battery.

Videography

Create incredible video content

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.

Eye AF brings videos to life

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.

Stay focused with Object Tracking for video

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.

Three lenses for video content creation

The Xperia 1 IV gives videographers a wealth of creative opportunities with a choice of three lenses including ultra-wide 16mm, wide-angle 24mm, and telephoto with true optical zoom 85-125mm. All three offer 4K HDR 120fps video recording, Eye AF and Object tracking.

Seamless zoom lets you film more freely

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.Wider dynamic rangeWith new multi-frame shooting for videos, you can record videos with a wider dynamic range without losing resolution.

Optical SteadyShot™ with FlawlessEye™

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.

Record clear sound, free from wind noise

The Xperia 1 IV includes our industry-leading audio separation technology for highly-effective wind filtering.

Videography Pro gives you creative control

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.

Other features for videographers

Live stream video direct to video streaming services with Videography ProNo 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.

Use your Xperia as a 4K monitor and live stream device for your Alpha camera

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 services15 with Alpha image quality through the External monitor feature. Simply connect to a camera supporting USB video class (UVC).

New 12MP front camera for better video selfies

A new front camera with a large sensor lets you record 4K HDR video selfies and offers live streaming4 for instant sharing. Manual controls help you achieve the look you want, every time.

Vlogging made easy

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 Monitor16 and a Bluetooth shooting grip16, such as the GP-VPT2BT.

Cinematography

Enjoy 21:9 movie recording with Cinematography Pro “powered by CineAlta”

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.

Realise your vision with cinematic colour settings

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.

Other features for cinematographers

Film in 4K HDR 120fps


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.

Filter out wind noise for clearer sound

When you're filming outdoors, our industry-leading audio separation technology comes into its own, filtering out wind noise for clearer sound and dialogue.

Photography

Professional technology from Alpha cameras


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

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. 

Up to 20fps AF/AE HDR burst shooting, whichever lens you choose

The Xperia 1 IV offers the same incredibly fast performance across all lenses. Whichever one you choose, you can capture up to 20fps continuous burst shooting, complete with autofocus and auto exposure. And you can take stunning images in any lighting conditions with HDR (High Dynamic Range) for the richest colour and contrast.

What makes the Xperia 1 IV so fast?

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.

120fps read-out sensor on all lenses

All the image sensors on the Xperia 1 IV boast an incredible read-out speed of up 120 frames per second, so you get the same fast performance with every lens.

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.

Keep fast-moving subjects in focus

Now you can keep the most challenging moving subjects in precise focus. Using AI and a 3D iToF sensor to measure distance, Real-time Tracking can accurately detect and focus on a subject, then keep on tracking it even if it temporarily moves outside the frame. To specify your subject, simply touch it on the Xperia 1 IV display. It works for all lenses.

True optical zoom lens with no image degradation

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. 

Three versatile lenses, including new telephoto with true optical zoom

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.

Outstanding ZEISS quality in your Xperia

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.

Great results in challenging lighting conditions

The Xperia 1 IV has a large sensor to capture more light, and BIONZ X™ for mobile to deliver outstanding results in all lighting conditions.

Accurate colours and quality

With the Xperia 1 IV, white balance and digital zoom are enhanced by computational photography to improve quality and deliver beautiful results.

Faithful colour reproduction

At Sony, we want you to capture the true colours of the world as your eyes see them. So the Xperia 1 IV uses AI (Artificial Intelligence) white balance based on a huge database of images and an RGB IR (Infra Red) sensor to capture and correct colours under any lighting conditions, and deliver true to life 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.

Complete creative control

If you've got a particular shot or effect in mind, Manual mode lets you fine-tune settings to suit your requirements. Just like a professional camera, you can adjust ISO, shutter speed, white balance and more.

Dedicated shutter button

A dedicated ergonomic shutter button, with an embossed finish for enhanced usability, gives the Xperia 1 IV that professional camera feel.

Use your Xperia to control your Alpha camera

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.

Outstanding low light images

The new front camera takes even better pictures in low light thanks to a new front camera sensor that´s bigger than the previous model's. 

Keep shooting in tough conditions

The Xperia 1 IV has IP65/68 water and dust resistance,18 so you can take pictures in a variety of locations and weather conditions, worry-free.

Mobile gaming

Play to win with the Xperia 1 IV


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 gives you the edge

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.

By pro gamers, for pro gamers

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 display8, 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.

Made for streamers

Whether you're a pro streamer or just into sharing gaming content with friends, the Xperia 1 IV has got you covered.

Live stream your gameplay direct to video streaming services with Game enhancer

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.

Easy streaming through your PC

Streaming through your PC couldn't be easier – just connect your Xperia to your PC using a display port (USB-C) to HDMI cable and you'll be able to stream voice and game sound, and communicate with teammates.

Overheating prevention

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.

Optimised performance for gaming

The Xperia 1 IV is optimised with the Snapdragon Elite Gaming™19 for superior gaming performance.

Audio

Authentic listening meets studio quality recording


With audio tuned in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment, the Xperia 1 IV has been engineered to deliver a truly authentic listening 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.

Record music like a 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.

Experience 360 Reality Audio – like you're there with the artist

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.

Maximise your music

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.

Enjoy 360 Reality Audio on Full-stage stereo speakers 

The Xperia 1 IV not only lets you experience 360 Reality Audio using wired or wireless headphones. Thanks to hardware decoding, you can now enjoy it on your smartphone's stereo speakers too.

3.5mm audio jack for ultimate sound quality

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. 

Full-stage stereo speakers for superior sound

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.

New speaker driver with even more power

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.

Take all your music close to High-Resolution Audio quality with AI

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.

High-Resolution Audio + 3.5mm audio jack

With High-Resolution Audio you can hear music that reproduces the full range of sound, with dynamics and detail just as the artists intended.

High-Resolution Audio Wireless + LDAC

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.

Ready for Bluetooth® LE Audio

Compared to a conventional connection, the latest Bluetooth® LE Audio lets you enjoy music with lower latency when using wireless headphones.

Display

Smartphone viewing at its best


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.

Immerse yourself in a 4K HDR OLED 120Hz refresh rate display

Boasting a stunning 4K HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh rate8 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.

Brightest ever 4K display

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.

Real-time HDR drive

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.
 
Professional level colour reproduction

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.

Smoother colours on screen

The Xperia 1 IV features a 10 bit equivalent display (8 bit with 2 bit smoothing) that can display a wide range of colours without banding.

Professional-grade display

With a high contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, the Xperia 1 IV can present deeper levels of black, while colours appear more natural. The D65 white point has been specially calibrated for higher accuracy and the display also supports professional level reproduction standards, with wide colour space ITU-R BT.202029, as well as DCI-P3 with Illuminant D65.

Enjoy content as the creators intended

Pre-set Creator mode "powered by CineAlta" as a default for your favourite content viewing apps so you can enjoy your favourite TV shows and movies with colours reproduced exactly as the creators intended.

Everything you watch, remastered to perfection

The X1™ for mobile engine brings BRAVIA HDR remaster technology to everything you watch. Even streaming content will have more contrast, colour and clarity.

Dolby Atmos® sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment

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.

Ultra smooth scrolling

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.

Performance

Experience the latest Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform


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 KHz, a 20% improvement in performance over the previous generation mobile platform.

Fast, reliable performance

The Xperia 1 IV sets a new standard in smartphone performance, combining the latest Qualcomm® Mobile Platform with 5G31 and Wi-Fi 6E32 connectivity and innovative battery technologies.

Next generation 5G connectivity

For uncompromised high-quality downloads and streaming of even high-resolution files, the Xperia 1 IV can deliver a super-fast 5G connection.

Wi-Fi 6E

With Wi-Fi 6E you get a better connection – with higher speed, lower latency and improved connectivity management when multiple devices are on the same network. And it´s possible to connect to 6GHz frequency band. 

Smart connectivity

Smart connectivity continually analyses and assesses Wi-Fi signal quality. If it predicts any compromise in Wi-Fi connection, it uses your mobile data instead – so you're always on the best connection available.

Powerful 5,000mAh battery and fast charging

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.

A healthy battery, even after 3 years of use

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.

Convenient wireless charging and Battery share function

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.

Multi-tasking made easy

With a range of handy multi-window features, the Xperia 1 IV is tailor-made for multi-tasking.

Window manager

Window manager offers a new, easier way to access your favourite apps and manage different windows and apps simultaneously.

Easy access to your SIM or SD card

SIM tray


Need to swap your SIM or install a new SD card? No problem. With the Xperia 1 IV, there's no tool needed to open the SIM tray yet it still maintains the phone's IP65/68 water resistance.

Design

Super flat, super matte 

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.

A choice of colours

The Xperia 1 IV is available in a choice of colours to suit your taste36.

Black
Purple

Water and dust resistant

For your peace of mind, the Xperia 1 IV features IP65/6818 water resistance and protection against dust.

Built to last

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.