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Sony Xperia 1 IV Battery test


We put the Sony Xperia 1 IV through our rigorous DXOMARK Battery test suite to measure its performance in autonomy, charging and efficiency. In these test results, we will break down how it fared in a variety of tests and several common use cases.

Overview

Key specifications:

  • Battery capacity: 5000 mAh
  • 30W charger (not included)
  • 6.5-inch, 1644 x 3840, 120 Hz, OLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (4 nm)
  • Tested ROM / RAM combination: 256 GB + 12 GB

Scoring

Sub-scores and attributes included in the calculations of the global score.


Sony Xperia 1 IV

87

battery

85

Vivo Y72 5G

Best: Vivo Y72 5G (189)

107

Samsung Galaxy M51

Best: Samsung Galaxy M51 (195)

84

Samsung Galaxy M51

Best: Samsung Galaxy M51 (198)

102

Realme GT Neo 3

Best: Realme GT Neo 3 (180)

104

Realme GT Neo 3

Best: Realme GT Neo 3 (182)

114

Nubia RedMagic 7 Pro

Best: Nubia RedMagic 7 Pro (205)

45

Apple iPhone 12 mini

Best: Apple iPhone 12 mini (192)

Key performances

Charging Time

Charging Time

Charging Time

Quick Boost


2h autonomy


after 5-minute charge

Pros

  • Decent autonomy when calling in calibrated mode
  • Good autonomy when calling and using camera on-the-go
  • Very low residual consumption of the charger, as well as the wireless charger

Cons

  • Poor autonomy during typical usage scenario
  • Inaccurate battery gauge
  • Extremely low autonomy when streaming videos in calibrated mode
  • Low autonomy when gaming and streaming music in calibrated mode
  • Very low autonomy when scrolling social apps on-the-go
  • Long charging time
  • Low autonomy gained after a 5-minute charge
  • Low charge efficiency
  • Very high discharge current when streaming videos and music, gaming, and scrolling on social apps

The Sony Xperia 1 IV showed poor autonomy when tested in default settings during the typical usage scenario tests. Its performance on-the-go was decent when calling or taking photos and videos, but when it came to scrolling on social apps, the autonomy fell drastically to one of the lowest levels we have measured to date. When tested in calibrated mode, the Sony Xperia 1 IV had decent autonomy in the calling test as well, but it struggled a lot when streaming videos, where it had one of the lowest autonomy readings in our database. The gaming and music streaming use cases came with poor autonomy, too.

On the charging side, the Xperia 1 IV didn’t show a great performance either. The 30W took 2 hours to fill up the large 5000 mAh battery, and only provided 2 hours and 40 minutes of autonomy after a 5-minute charge. The wireless experience was average, taking 2 hours and 18 minutes to fully charge the device.
The charge efficiency was poor, but the residual consumptions of both wired and wireless chargers were low, consuming a very small amount of power.
Discharge efficiency was also poor, with the Sony Xperia 1 IV draining very high discharge currents during use cases like gaming, music streaming, GPS navigation, and especially video streaming, showing that it is not well-optimized for such usage. The camera and call use cases, however, were well managed, which was evident by the low current drainage.

When compared with devices from the Ultra-premium segment ($800+), the Sony Xperia 1 IV gets a very low score as well. The autonomy is close to average, but the charging and efficiency scores were very low.

Test Summary

About DXOMARK Battery tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone battery reviews, DXOMARK engineers perform a variety of objective tests over a week-long period both indoors and outdoors. (See our introductory and how we test articles for more details about our smartphone Battery protocol.)

The following section gathers key elements of our exhaustive tests and analyses performed in DXOMARK laboratories. Detailed performance evaluations under the form of reports are available upon request. Do not hesitate to contact us.






Battery Charger Wireless Display Processor
0mAh 0W
(not included)
x
Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max 4352mAh 20W
(included)
15W OLED
1284 x 2778
Apple A15 Bionic
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (Snapdragon) 5000mAh 45W
(included)
15W AMOLED 2X
1440 x 3088
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Autonomy

87

Wiko Power U30

Wiko Power U30

How Autonomy score is composed

Autonomy score is composed of three performance sub-scores: Stationary, On the go, and Calibrated use cases. Each sub-score comprises the results of a comprehensive range of tests for measuring autonomy in all kinds of real-life scenarios.

Light Usage


67h


Light Usage


Active: 2h30/day

Moderate Usage


47h


Moderate Usage


Active: 4h/day

Intense Usage


29h


Intense Usage


Active: 7h/day

Home/Office

85

Vivo Y72 5G

Vivo Y72 5G

A robot housed in a Faraday cage performs a set of touch-based user actions during what we call our “typical usage scenario” (TUS) — making calls, video streaming, etc. — 4 hours of active use over the course of a 16-hour period, plus 8 hours of “sleep.” The robot repeats this set of actions every day until the device runs out of power.

Typical Usage Scenario discharge curves

On the go

107

Samsung Galaxy M51

Samsung Galaxy M51

Using a smartphone on the go takes a toll on autonomy because of extra “hidden” demands, such as the continuous signaling associated with cellphone network selection, for example. DXOMARK Battery experts take the phone outdoors and perform a precisely defined set of activities while following the same three-hour travel itinerary (walking, taking the bus, the subway…) for each device

Autonomy for on the go use cases (full charge)

Calibrated

84

Samsung Galaxy M51

Samsung Galaxy M51

For this series of tests, the smartphone returns to the Faraday cage and our robots repeatedly perform actions linked to one specific use case (such as gaming, video streaming, etc.) at a time. Starting from an 80% charge, all devices are tested until they have expended at least 5% of their battery power.

Autonomy for calibrated use cases (full charge)

Charging

103

Realme GT Neo 3

Realme GT Neo 3

How Charging score is composed

Charging is fully part of the overall battery experience. In some situations where autonomy is at a minimum, knowing how fast you can charge becomes a concern. The DXOMARK Battery charging score is composed of two sub-scores, (1) Full charge and (2) Quick boost.

Wired


Wired

Wireless


Wireless

Full charge

102

Realme GT Neo 3

Realme GT Neo 3

Full charge tests assess the reliability of the battery power gauge; measure how long and how much power the battery takes to charge from zero to 80% capacity, from 80 to 100% as shown by the UI, and until an actual full charge.

Power consumption and battery level during full charge


The charging curves, in wired and wireless (if available) showing the evolution of the battery level indicator as well as the power consumption in watts during the stages of charging toward full capacity.

Power consumption and battery level during wireless full charge


The charging curves, in wired and wireless (if available) showing the evolution of the battery level indicator as well as the power consumption in watts during the stages of charging toward full capacity.

Quick boost

104

Realme GT Neo 3

Realme GT Neo 3

With the phone at different charge levels (20%, 40%, 60%, 80%), Quick boost tests measure the amount of charge the battery receives after being plugged in for 5 minutes. The chart here compares the average autonomy gain from a quick 5-minute charge.

Average autonomy gain for a 5 minute charge (wired)

Efficiency

61

Oppo Reno6 5G

Oppo Reno6 5G

How Efficiency score is composed

The DXOMARK power efficiency score consists of two sub-scores, Charge up and Discharge rate, both of which combine data obtained during robot-based typical usage scenario, calibrated tests and charging evaluation, taking into consideration the device’s battery capacity. DXOMARK calculate the annual power consumption of the product, shown on below graph, which is representative of the overall efficiency during a charge and when in use.


Annual Consumption Sony Xperia 1 IV

5.4 kWh

Efficient

Good

Bad

Inefficient

Charge up

114

Nubia RedMagic 7 Pro

Nubia RedMagic 7 Pro

The charge up sub-score is a combination of four factors: the overall efficiency of a full charge, related to how much energy you need to fill up the battery compared to the energy that the battery can provide; the efficiency of the travel adapter when it comes to transferring power from an outlet to your phone; the residual consumption when your phone is fully charged and still plugged into the charger; and the residual consumption of the charger itself, when the smartphone is disconnected from it. The chart here below shows the overall efficiency of a full charge in %.

Overall charge efficiency

Discharge

45

Apple iPhone 12 mini

Apple iPhone 12 mini

The discharge subscore rates the speed of a battery’s discharge during a test, which is independent of the battery’s capacity. It is the ratio of a battery’s capacity divided by its autonomy. A small-capacity battery could have the same autonomy as a large-capacity battery, indicating that the device is well-optimized, with a low discharge rate.

Average discharge current



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