Sony revealed its newest smartphones for 2023, the Sony Xperia 1 V and 10 V. The special feature of these phones is the new Sony Exmor T camera sensor, which Sony claims can compete with DSLR/MILC cameras. But can it really?
Xperia 1 V
Sony waited until its competitors announced their flagship devices before releasing its own, the Xperia 1 V. The phone has a 6.5” 120 Hz OLED 4K display with a 21:9 aspect ratio, triple camera setup, expandable memory, and even headphone jack.
It uses the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and has a 5000 mAh battery with an estimated 20 hours of continuous video playback. The Xperia 1 V features Sony’s subsidiaries’ integration with audio standards and certifications, allowing for 360-degree spatial audio and the use of LDAC Bluetooth codec.
The phone uses a 1/1.35” main camera sensor, 12 MP ultra-wide-angle, and variable telephoto lenses paired with Exmor RS sensors. The Xperia 1 V also leverages Sony’s investment in vlogging with ZV cameras, integrating features like live chatting during streaming sessions and focus peaking.
The smartphone also includes the new Exmor T CMOS image sensor, which Sony claims is twice as good in low-light scenarios than the previous model. The Xperia 1 V costs €1,399 which is about Php 85,463 for the European market and will be available for purchase in late June.
Xperia 10 V
Sony also announced the Xperia 10 V, its budget camera phone with a triple camera configuration, a 1/2” size main camera sensor, and a Snapdragon 695 chip. It also features a 6.1” OLED display, a 5000 mAh battery, and IP65/68 certification. The Xperia 10 V is costs less than the Xperia 1 V and will appeal to users with more modest budgets.
The Xperia 10 V costs HKD 3,499 which is roghly Php 24,884 giving a chance to those with a tighter budget.