Sony Xperia 5 IV continues the trend of not being known for budget-friendly flagship smartphones. Although, the survey results from last week demonstrate the phone’s potential for widespread interest if it were priced more affordably.
Half of the voters who participated in the survey said they liked the phone but wouldn’t pay the total asking price to get one. The Mark 3 model from the previous year had virtually the same price at $2,000 (€2,400) or £2,500 (AU$3,800).
Sony Xperia 5 IV is getting so popular but overpriced.
Apple’s new 14-series, missing a tiny model, has a much higher starting price (the iPhone 13 mini is still available at a reduced price). We asked you all on the Mark 3 last year, and since then, the percentage of individuals who felt it was too costly has decreased, while the rate of those planning to purchase one has increased significantly.
Looking at this year’s Xperia 1 IV survey, however, reveals a widespread consensus that the pricing is too expensive. Perhaps this is a reflection of the times we live in.
Will You buy a Sony Xperia 5 IV smartphone?
Many have argued that Sony’s Xperia 5 IV is overpriced. Sony’s poor software support stands out compared to Android manufacturers and Apple. Another odd thing is that it uses a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor even though the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 won’t be out until after the Mark 4 is released later this month (to be announced in November, with phones to follow shortly).
People also noted the decrease in telephoto cameras. While the majority appreciates the Xperia’s absence of punch holes and notches, the Xperia’s 21:9 aspect ratio hasn’t won over everyone. However, no one can criticize the Mark 4 for its lack of a 3.5 mm socket, microSD card slot, or even wireless charging. Because of this, even if the phone is rather pricy, around 20% of voters are willing to purchase it.