Sony as a brand has grown to such an extent in the global markets that one cannot think of buying electronics without going through their products. Their phones have set benchmarks in terms of build quality and hardware specifications. Sony has a huge fan following, and people wait for its products to come out in the markets. Sony launched its “Sony Xperia Z4v” smartphone in June 2015. The smartphone was well received in the markets and did well in terms of sales. So, let’s see how the smartphone works in real life.
The phone has the signature Sony design with its rectangular body and exceptional build quality. The best part about this phone is that it is IP68 certified, meaning that it's dust proof and water resistant over 1.5 meters and 30 minutes. The sharp design of the phone topped with stylish exteriors makes the phone quite attractive. The phone is available in two colour variants, i.e., White and Black. The external dimensions of the phone are kept as 5.69 x 2.85 x 0.34 inches, which is reasonable. Weighing 162 g, carrying this phone is not a problem. The phone features a 5.2-inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that provides a screen resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels. The display is also protected by a scratch-resistant glass, an oleophobic coating that acts as an icing on the cake. The display easily qualifies as one of the premium features of the phone, as the screen looks lively and colour reproduction is amazing. The full HD screen ensures that the users have a pleasurable viewing experience. The Triluminos display backed with X-Reality Engine ensures that the viewing experience remains top notch. The viewing angles, as well as the sunlight legibility, is amazing too.
The phone features an Octa-core (4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A57) processor that is backed by a Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 chipset. The processor is competent enough to provide a seamless experience even when heavy multitasking is done on the phone. The Adreno 430 GPU makes sure that the phone can play heavy games and videos easily. The phone runs on the Android OS i.e. Android version 5.0 (Lollipop). The phone has been provided with internal storage of 32GB which could be expanded up to 256GB using the microSD card slot provided in the phone. The phone is also backed by a 3GB RAM which is enough to run all kinds of applications easily. The phone allows only one SIM and supports 4G networks.
The primary camera is of 20.7MP that is backed up by autofocus and LED flashlight. The front camera features a 5.1MP camera. The primary camera supports features like Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilisation, Face detection, Touch to focus and has various shooting modes such as Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). The camera setting would also include Exposure compensation and ISO control. Both of the cameras work great as the images captured by the camera turn out to be beautiful and highly detailed. The low light photography is decent too, and the images captured in dim lights turn out to be impressive. The phone features a speaker and also a 3.5 mm audio jack with active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.
The phone features a 3000 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery that can run for an entire day with heavy usage. The battery provides a standby time up to 590 hours on 2G networks and 580 hours 3G networks. The battery provides a talk time up to 17 hours on 2G networks and 20 hours on 3G networks. The battery also supports fast battery charging: 60% in 30 min (Quick Charge 2.0) and PMA wireless charging. Talking about the connectivity options, the phone would boast connectivity options, such as,Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/nac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth Version 4.1, A2DP, aptX, A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out) and USB Host. The phone comes with various processors such as Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and barometer.