Sony Xperia Z4v Review

Score: 8.91/10

Sony Xperia Z4v is a totally fascinating Android device released in 2015, featuring a comfortable 5.2-inches multi-touch screen, a very powerful 2 gigahertz Octa-Core CPU, a 20.7 MP back facing camera and a 5 megapixels front-facing camera. We will get a better understanding of this device's pros when we get into specific details.

This cellphone ships with an extremely powerful 2 GHz Octa-Core CPU, packed into a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 system chip and a big 3 GB RAM. Graphic rendering often uses lots of CPU time, so the Sony Xperia Z4v has an additional 600 MHz Adreno 430 GPU to take care of them, leaving the processor free for other tasks. This phone counts with a 32 GB huge internal storage memory and a slot for SD memory cards, more than enough to store hundreds of apps without even thinking about running out of space at all.

Sony has made an excellent design job making the Sony Xperia Z4v as lightweight as 5.64 oz. This cellphone design uses Glass and Metal. Sony is offering this phone in 2 different colors, black and white. This phone is only 5.69" long, but it manages to hold a 5.2 inches screen. The Sony Xperia Z4v has a wonderful design, with a thickness of just 0.34".

Sony equipped this phone with a high-tech 5.2 inches screen, and a 2560 x 1440 (Quad HD / 2K) resolution, giving this device a great graphical experience. This screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and can detect multiple fingers at the same time.

This device features wi-fi connectivity (which it can provide to other devices around, acting as a mobile hotspot), LTE-A 4G , the fastest internet connection and also HSPA+ internet connection, a bit slower 4G network or fast 3G connectivity, over HSDPA, HSUPA and EDGE technologies. This cellphone uses a Nano SIM card to use GSM services and it works with both GSM and CDMA.

This device has two cameras, a 20.7 megapixels back facing camera and a 5 megapixels front camera. Its back facing camera has a maximum F2 aperture so it can take impressive photos even in dark situations. It is capable of filming 4K 3840x2160 videos at 30 frames per second, and 1920x1080 Full HD slow-motion videos up to 60 frames per second (2 times slower than normal videos). In addition, the camera counts with a lot of great features like flash, fast burst mode, auto-focus, face detection shooting, digital image stabilization, HDR mode, smile detection shooting and geo tagging.

The Sony Xperia Z4v also features some interesting features like Bluetooth (4.1), GPS Localization and NFC, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

The Sony Xperia Z4v packs a 3000 mAh incredible Li-Ion non-replaceable battery providing this cellphone an impressive battery life. An issue to consider is that this device's battery is not replaceable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it begins to live shorter, whereas with its 3000 mAh you will probably discard this cellphone before it becomes a real problem.

The Sony Xperia Z4v is a great choice considering it's an awesome phone and it costs only 249 dollars. No matter whether you are looking for a phone to play games, you love taking photographs, need a cellphone for work or want a social device, this device is the correct choice for you.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 5.1
Dimensions:5.69 x 2.85 x 0.34 inchesMetric14.45 x 7.24 x 0.86 cmImperial
Weight:5.64 ouncesMetric159.89 gImperial
Colors:Black and White
Materials:Glass and Metal
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2015-06-16
Price:$ 249.00 at Amazon


Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:5.2 inchesMetric13.2 cmImperial
Resolution:1440 x 2560 pixels (Quad HD / 2K)
Pixel density:565 pixels per inchMetric222.44 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Processor:ARM Cortex-A57 and ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit (Octa-Core 2000 MHz)
RAM Memory:3 GB (1600 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 430 (600 MHz)
Internal Memory:32 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:3000 mAh
Wireless Charging:Yes


Back camera:20.7 megapixels
    Focal length:25mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.43 inches (1/2.3")
Front camera:5 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1920 x 1080 (60 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Smile Detection Shooting


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
CDMA Bands:800, 1900
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 13), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, EDGE, GPRS, GSM and CDMA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.1
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor