Xperia 1 IV | 4K HDR 120fps video recording with a 4K HDR OLED display

Xperia 1 IV

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.0



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Upmix stereo tracks into an immersive sound experience

If the music source you’re listening to is 2-channel stereo, then new 360 Reality Audio Upmix comes into play. It enables the Xperia 1 IV to upmix your favourite stereo tracks into an immersive sound experience, in real-time. The technology works with local audio files and streaming services to further enhance your listening experience.0


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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.
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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. 
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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,0 on local files and even streaming services.1
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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.
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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.
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Compared to a conventional connection, the latest Bluetooth® LE Audio lets you enjoy music with lower latency when using wireless headphones.
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Xperia brings a new connection audio option for the very best audio, connectivity, and mobile innovations from Qualcomm Technologies designed to deliver high-resolution music, crystal-clear voice calls, and smooth gaming – with superior connectivity and extended battery life. This is how sound should sound.