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Sony Xperia 5 II

Specifications

Sony Xperia 5 II
Sony Xperia 5 II (Xperia Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 8 x 2.4 - 2.8 GHz, Cortex-A77 / A55 (Kryo 585)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.10 inch 20:9, 2520 x 1080 pixel 449 PPI, capacitive, OLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash, 128 GB 
, 115 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 0 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD (up to 1 TB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G GSM GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900), 3G UMTS HSPA (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19), 4G LTE Cat18/Cat13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66), 5G (n1, n3, n8, n28, n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 158 x 68 ( = 0.31 x 6.22 x 2.68 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix (1/1.7" Exmor RS™, f/1.7, 24 mm, 82°), 12 MP (1/3.4", f/2.4, 70 mm, 34°), 12 MP (1/2.55" Exmor RS™, f/2.2, 16 mm, 124°)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix 1/4", f/2.0, 84°
Additional features
Speakers: front-facing stereo speakers, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, power adapter, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 0.278 W/kg, SAR value (body): 1.2 W/kg, IP65/68 certified, fanless, waterproof
Weight
163 g ( = 5.75 oz / 0.36 pounds), Power Supply: 70 g ( = 2.47 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
880 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 88.33% - very good
Average of 19 scores (from 34 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 84%, features: 65%, display: 90% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia 5 II

86.3% Sony Xperia 5 II smartphone in review – On its way with 5G and cinema format | Notebookcheck
Like the Xperia 1 II, the Xperia 5 II is a consistent further development of the previous year's models. In our review of the Sony Xperia 5 II, we clarify what else has changed besides the inclusion of 5G hardware and enhanced photo software.
Sony Xperia 5 II Review: US Buyers are Missing Out on Good Phones
Source: Droid Life English
While I have really enjoyed using this phone, I don’t think there’s a huge group of people that should go out and buy this phone for $949. It’s a great phone, and if you have the means and don’t mind that sort of upfront cost, have at it. Most people can’t, which is why Sony doesn’t sell a ton of phones here. If this phone was launched on a carrier, I’d have no problem recommending it alongside a Samsung device, but since it’s purely unlocked and the whole update situation is sort of an unknown variable right now, I have to lean towards the “no” side of things.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/28/2020
85% Sony Xperia 5 II Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Sony Xperia 5 II further refines Sony’s idea of a compact flagship device. It offers all the bells and whistles of its bigger sibling - the ultra-premium Xperia 1 II, and even manages to add some cherries on top. Like the 120Hz display refresh rate that is all the hype in mobile nowadays.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
Sony Xperia 5 II review second opinion: Heading in the right direction
Source: Android Authority English
That said, the Xperia 5 II is still the best pick for Sony fans right now and it’s a very promising sign for next year’s iterations. Patching up the camera app(s) and simplifying some of its software idiosyncrasies are easily addressable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2020
Sony Xperia 5 II
Source: PC Mag English
The Sony Xperia 5 II is an attractive Android phone with excellent build quality and solid cameras, but it lacks a few important features you expect to find for the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2020
75% Sony Xperia 5 II Review: The Right Tool For The Right Jobs
Source: The Verge English
Sony’s Xperia 5 II feels like a very capable tool, but it’s expensive and sometimes makes you work to get the most out of it. That makes it the right tool for plenty of jobs, but not necessarily the right tool for a smartphone’s job.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
Sony Xperia 5 II: A Very Capable and Awesome Phone for Today's Mobile Computing Tasks
Source: iTech Post English
Sony's take on providing a toned-down version of the Xperia 1 II is quite admirable. The Sony Xperia 5 II's overall design is practical and reasonable, given its price point.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/16/2020
90% Sony Xperia 5 II review: Perhaps Sony’s best phone ever
Source: Android Authority English
The Sony Xperia 5 II is a smaller, less-expensive version of the Xperia 1 II. It offers most of the powerful features in a more comfortable and pocketable size. It's an ideal choice for media lovers, gamers, and budding photographers and cinematographers, even at its $949 price point.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
90% Sony Xperia 5 II Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Xperia 5 II is a great, small-form-factor handset that will be more than good enough for most buyers. The only downside is that it feels a little expensive when compared to its closest Samsung and OnePlus rivals which now have more affordable options.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
88% Sony Xperia 5 II review
Source: GSM Arena English
In a landscape with a single obvious rival, the Xperia 5 II is still going to have a hard time. We're convinced it's got a very capable camera system, battery life that you wouldn't expect from such a pocketable handset, a lovely display, and an almost complete set of nice-to-haves.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 88%
100% Sony Xperia 5 II review
Source: Stuff TV English
There are more affordable alternatives, sure, but few can match the Xperia 5 II as a whole package. If you were considering a OnePlus 8 Pro or Samsung Galaxy S20 5G, you should definitely at least try one of these before hitting that buy button.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
Sony Announces Xperia 5 II: 120Hz Full-Fledged Small Phone
Source: AnandTech English
The real only caveat of the device is its pricing: at $949 or €899, it’s still a bit pricy compared to other flagships in 2020, especially this late into the generational cycle. In Europe, the Xperia 5 II will be available in October, while the US again gets it quite late with availability only starting December 4th – which is extremely late and at that point you’d be better off waiting for the 2021 spring refreshes from the competition.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2020

Foreign Reviews

Sony Xperia 5 II Das Letzte seiner Art
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2020
Sony Xperia 5 II Spitzen-Akku und 120 Hz
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2020
Sony Xperia 5 II
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2020
90% Sony Xperia 5 II Das kompakte Top-Smartphone übertrifft alle Erwartungen
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
91% Sony Xperia 5 II im Test: Herrlich kompakt und richtig stark
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 91%
Xperia 5 II ist ein kompakter Champion
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2020
Sony Xperia 5 II im Praxis-Test: Herrlich kompakt und richtig stark
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Positive: Fast system; support 5G; nice display; great cameras; waterproof; decent hardware. Negative: Slippery; no wireless charging; combined slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/29/2020
89% Sony Xperia 5 II, análisis: vine por la cámara y me quedé por la batería
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 93% display: 90% mobility: 93% workmanship: 88%
88% Recensione Sony Xperia 5 II: il miglior top compatto Android
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 81%
86% Recensione SONY XPERIA 5 II
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 75% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 92%
Sony Xperia 1 II recensione e considerazioni
Source: Batista70Phone Italian IT→EN
Positive: Stylish design; bright OLED display; excellent speakers; decent hardware; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/26/2020
[REVIEW] Sony Xperia 5 II: een uitstekende middenweg
Source: Want.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Great cameras; excellent display; premium design; good price; decent autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2020
90% Test : Sony Xperia 5 Mark II, le même mais en plus petit, du coup, c’est encore mieux.
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Test du Sony Xperia 5 II : une version compacte et très séduisante du Xperia 1 II
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Первый обзор Sony Xperia 5 II: компактный флагман с экраном 120 Гц — единственный в своем роде
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Attractive price; nice display; long battery life; compact size.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2020
Xperia 5 Mark II ra mắt: màn hình 120Hz, Snapdragon 865, giá từ 949 USD
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Excellent display; decent processor; great cameras; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2020
Sony ra mắt Xperia 5 II: nhỏ nhưng có võ
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; nice gaming performance; great display; compact size; quick charging; waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2020
Xperia 5 II ra mắt: Snapdragon 865, màn hình 120Hz, quay 4K 120fps HDR, pin 4000mAh, giá 949 USD
Source: Genk VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; high gaming performance; excellent display; great cameras; decent autonomy; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2020
90% Test Xperia 5 II
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% TEST : Sony Xperia 5 II
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Sony Xperia 5 II test | Sonys bedste telefon nogensinde
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Sony Xperia 5 II: Bästa mobilen från Sony på länge
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Test: Sony Xperia 5 II – Välpolerad Sony
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Qualcomm Adreno 650: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 25% faster than the Adreno 640 in the Snapdragon 855 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs). For Android it should be one of the fastest graphics cards in 2020.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 865: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2019 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC (improved N7P). Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a ARM Cortex-A77 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A77 but clock up to 2.42 GHz. Furthermore, four energy saving cores are integrated that are based on the ARM Cortex-A55 architecture and clock at up to 1.8 GHz. In addition to the processor cores, the SoC integrates a WiFi 6 modem (including 60 GHz mmWave support), a Hexagon 698 DSP (up to 15 TOPS) and a Spectra 480 ISP. The integrated memory controller now supports faster LPDDR5 memory with up to 2,750 MHz. LTE is not included anymore in the SoC, but the external Snapdragon X55 5G modem has to be used.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.10":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.163 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


88.33%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-10- 7 (Update: 2020-10- 7)