If you have read our review of the Sony Xperia 10 IV you already know that the relatively small Android phone is a battery life champ. However, as Will explains in our video review below, there is a trade-off to be made.
The 5,000mAh battery is glacially slow to charge – it takes 2 and a half hours. The phone seems to support 20W or so fast charging, but in our tests it didn’t really make use of it, sticking close to the 10W mark for almost the entire charge cycle.
The Mark 4 does improve on the Mark 3 in several aspects like a brighter screen with Gorilla Glass Victus, more reliable telephoto camera, OIS for the main and improved processing. However, it missed out on some features that should be standard on a 2022 mid-ranger like faster charging, high refresh rate or 4K video recording (this is actually a regression from last year).
Is the Xperia 10 IV worth the €500 that Sony is charging for it? Our video review offers arguments for and against the Mark 4 to help you make up your mind.