Smartphone “Xperia 1 IV” with excellent gaming performance by Sony will be released on June 3 from docomo/au/softbank. This unit is a new model with a game assist performance that is called “Game Function that leads to win” “Game Function that leads to win” **. It is possible to live video/live in game play on YouTube alone without using a personal computer or third -party app.

The GAME*SPARK editorial department participated in the “Xperia 1 IV” experience session for the media prior to the release of this unit. Since I have touched a lot of new models, I will report on the two performance, which is the highlight of game players and streakers.

You can immerse yourself in the game and make a difference from your rivals.

The display of this unit is an organic EL of 6.5 (1644 x 3840 dots), aspect ratio 21: 9. Except for the area of the end that is widely operated with the left and right fingers sideways, the field of view of gameplay can be widely secured. Refresh rate 120Hz drive display and 240Hz afterimage reduction technology tuned for game play can also clearly reflect the fast -moving game content.

In addition, the 240Hz touch scan rate and high -speed touch response enables the complex finger movement quickly and accurately, enabling the player’s intentional operation.

And it is a dedicated assist function for the centerpiece to win the game.

・ Focus setting

You can hide the incoming call and notifications during gameplay with a single button, and you can hide the sidebar or change the button arrangement so that it does not get in the way of game play.

・ HS Power Control

This unit is equipped with a large-capacity 5000mA battery, not only can be used for a long time with a single charging, but also charges with a 30W fast charging AC adapter (XQZ-UC1) sold separately to a quick charge (USB PD). Also supports.

In addition, even when playing game play while connecting a charger, the performance of the terminal and the deterioration of the battery can be reduced. And you can also set the battery consumption during game play. In addition to maximizing “performance”, you can save batteries by giving priority to power saving.

・ Custom setting

The refresh rate of the maximum screen can be changed to 40Hz/60Hz/120Hz/240Hz. The higher the value, the smoother the screen, but it is important to note that if the power consumption rises and the temperature of the main unit rises, the setting will be invalidated.

In addition, the touch area is expanded to three stages, and the reaction speed of the touch operation and the touch followability can be adjusted. You can pursue the right reaction speed for each game.

・ “L-Y Razor (Logan Marezer)”

“L-Y Razor (Logan Marezer)” that brightens the dark part of the game and makes it easier to find hidden enemies and obstacles. In this function, the brightness can be adjusted from the state of OFF to level 2 to level 2. The default is set to 5000 for the white balance, but by raising it to 9000, the dark part of the screen becomes brighter.

It can be stored up to four presets, so switching for each game is easy.

・ Game -only audio equalizer

The audio equalizer of this unit can adjust the volume for each band. By making specific sounds such as “footsteps of other players”, you can get an advantage in game play. You can also register up to 4 presets here.


Not only one screenshot shooting, but also a burst continuous shooting with time. You can choose either 10 or 20 per second.

・ RT record

In this unit, the screen is always “temporarily stored”, and it can be recorded 30 seconds back from the start of the REC, so it will not be missed at the decisive moment.

・ Web browsing/search can be performed without interruption

There is also a nice feature that can be reached in the itchy place, where you can get information on Google search and YouTube without interrupting the game. It is stress -free that you do not need to restart the game.

Game distribution function with a tremendous hurdle

In recent years, more and more people are starting game distribution not only for conventional streakers but also for interacting with fans. If you have this unit, you can easily distribute video and live -in sound during gameplay to YouTube without using a personal computer or third -party app.

・ Live streaming

If you log in with a YouTube account, you can easily set it according to the items provided, such as titles, descriptions, resolutions, frame rates, public settings, and delay settings for distribution. You can use your favorite images and distribution layouts, and you can easily work on text arrangement.

The aspect ratio of the game screen of this machine is 21: 9, but the distribution destination is displayed at 16: 9. You can display text and images by utilizing the upper and lower margins that occurred there. The layout has various combinations presets.

It also has a mixer function for audio, and can be adjusted individually with the sound of the streamer (distribution), game sound (distribution), and the volume of the media that the streamer listens to the game play.

The setting is also prepared for distribution on a PC, and the video output setting is “automatic” that matches the image quality and refresh rate to either an external device or Xperia, “full HD/60Hz or less” that reduces power consumption. You can choose.

Of course, the menu screen of the “Game Enhancer” can be displayed/hidden on the distribution screen, so it is always possible to change the settings at any time while showing only the game screen.

A dummy image (automatic and manual) to protect privacy is also available.

It is an automatic mode that automatically displays a dummy image on the distribution side while displaying an application or home screen other than the game when it is manually displayed on the distribution side when you leave the seat. If it is a manual display, “Away” is displayed, and if it is an automatic display, “Privacy” is displayed. Because it is easy to set with one button, I felt that even beginners would feel more secure.

・ Chat board

Even during the distribution, you can immediately check the viewer’s comments, and if you open the chatboard on the setting screen, you can check the chat history, so you can pick up comments without missing. It also supports super chat and displays it in color for each amount.

At the end of the distribution, the distribution start date, the number of subscribers, distribution time, maximum simultaneous connection, and evaluation number can be confirmed in a list. The streamer can quickly check the information you want in the distribution to those with a high priority.

Not only games specializing in sound and camera functions

This unit has not only a good game assist function, but also has the highest sound and camera function of smartphone.

Regarding the sound, a stereo speaker located evenly on the front and right, realizes a three -dimensional sound field. By newly reviewed the structure of the driver and enclosure, the reproducibility of the low -frequency sound such as bass and bath drums has been improved, and more powerful music can be enjoyed with speakers. It supports Sony’s unique three -dimensional sound technology 360 Reality Audio, reproducing a realistic sound field in both peakers and headphones.

And the new recording application “Music Pro” **, which is newly introduced in Xperia 1 IV, reproduces the full -fledged sound quality recorded in a professional studio. By using the “Studio Tuning Function” (a service subscription to 580 yen per month is required), sounds such as vocals and acoustic guitars included in the built -in microphone are clouded. As if recorded in professional studios and microphones, noise and reverberation sounds can be reduced, and sound source data such as instruments from outside can be taken in and simple mixing can be made in the app.

There is a setting that allows you to sing while listening to your voice, so it seems to be useful by the “video I tried to sing” contributors.

For the camera, it is equipped with the world’s first telephoto optical zoom and AF performance given to the SLR camera α series, and it is possible to shoot up to 5 times the slow motion shooting at 4K120fps.

Despite being a smartphone, the basic performance of Sony’s SLR camera α series is reproduced, and manual exposure is possible. You can adjust the shutter speed and ISO sensitivity to your liking. Eyes AF (autofocus) also have high accuracy, making it difficult to remove focus.

And equipped with a full-fledged optical zoom lens with the same structure as the camera-only machine, ultra-wide-angle (16mm), wide-angle (24 mm), telephoto (85-125mm), high-resolution and delicate and delicate. You can take photos and videos. In addition, it is equipped with an optical hand blurring, so you can shoot without blurring even when shooting a distant view.

The front camera is also equipped with an image sensor with a large size of 12.2 million pixels, and may be active in VLOG and video distribution.

The attraction of this unit is that it is equipped with high -spec performance as a gaming smartphone, but also has excellent “basic performance as a smartphone”. It is worth considering purchasing even if you are not absorbed in smartphone games. “Xperia 1 IV” is currently accepting reservations. The price is 190,872 yen for docomo, 192,930 yen for au, and 199,440 yen for SoftBank.