No combat, Sony company had entered the key race of the smartphone market. Their trump is Sony Xperia series. By comparing other companies in the smartphone market, Sony’s statistics are different from others. So, Sony Xperia 5 is also one of the results of their statistics for the targeted niche. Here’s their bit small smartphone which they think, will pit to pocket.
When designing the box, Sony company had not tried to show it is a small phone than their other phones. So, big is too bigger than the phone size. Phone size is 158 X 68 X 8.2 mm. it is only 164 grams in weight. It is 14 g loss of weight and 4mm thinner than Xperia 1. There are 18 W power delivery USB-C charger, USB-C to USB-C cable, USB-C to 3.55 mm adapter and 3.5mm earphones including the phone inside the box.
Display and design
It is a 6.1 inches OLED display covered with Gorilla Glass 6. This OLED display has a 21:9 Cinema Wide aspect ratio. But they had dropped down the display quality from Sony Xperia 1’s 4K HDR to 1080p quality for Xperia 5. However, by considering the display size of the Xperia 5, 1080p quality will not affect the displays shine. This is Sony’s small version of Xperia. But actually, it is a tiny bit taller than Galaxy S10 Plus.
Performance and battery
Sony Xperia 5 is powered by Android 9 pie. There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset with 6GB RAM capacity. There is a 128 Gb inbuild internal memory. This memory is common for all nowadays flagship smartphones. However, you can add an external micro SD card up to 1 TB. Sony Xperia 5’s battery is a 3,140 mAh Lithium-ion battery. It is less powerful than the Xperia 1. It available Xperia adaptive charging, stamina, and Ultra stamina mode as well. However, Sony had not added wireless charging facilities. It is a big defect of Sony phones by comparing it with other flagship mobile manufacturers.
Sony Xperia 5 is also a triple camera phone with 12 MP triple cameras. One camera is with a wide-angle lens, another with a telephoto lens and its third camera is with a Super-wide lens. Its selfie camera is an 8 MP camera. However, the triple camera setup is not magic for flagship mobiles and mid-range mobiles as well. Because some companies like Samsung, Huawei had launched quad-camera setups as well. Besides, they had forgotten AI camera mode, panorama mode, slow-motion video caption, and most of the other creative settings for photos and video recordings. Sony Xperia 5’s night mode is also not in an applicable quality. But it will support to get the best results in selfies and 4K videos with its best strength.
Price and availability
It priced between US$ 699 to US$ 799 in leading online stores. It is US$ 50 to US$ 150 cheaper than Sony Xperia 1. However, this is not a cheap price by comparing other flagship models. This is not the best price for all features packed inside the Sony Xperia 5. However, if you are a Sony lover who seeking a smaller version of Xperia 1, this is yours.