Sony Xperia 5: Impressive hardware combined with underwhelming cameras
The Xperia 5 should be a flagship handset that distinguishes itself from the competition with its 21:9 display. Its affordable price tag should also make it more appealing to a broader set of buyers than the Xperia 1. Hardware like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of UFS storage all underline this, as does its 6-inch and 21:9 OLED display.
However, all modern flagships have decent and versatile cameras, something to which the Xperia 5 can only aspire. Sony has equipped the handset with a trio of 12 MP rear-facing sensors that work well enough, but without impressing us in any sense. Frustratingly, our test photos all have a slight fish-eye effect to them. Worse still, we could find no way to compensate against this in the default camera app, which is not something we would have expected from a premium smartphone.