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Sony Xperia 5

Specifications

Sony Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5 (Xperia Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.1 inch 21:9, 2520 x 1080 pixel 449 PPI, Capacitive, OLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, glossy: yes, HDR
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
Connections
Card Reader: microSD, NFC, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum, fingerprint, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 158 x 68 ( = 0.32 x 6.22 x 2.68 in)
Battery
3140 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Triple: 12MP (Main, f/1.6, 26mm, 1/2.6", 1.4µm) + 12MP (Tele, 2x optical zoom, f/2.4, 52mm, 1/3.4", 1.0µm) + 12MP (f/2.4, 16mm, 1/3.4", 1.0µm)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0, 24mm, 1/4", 1.12µm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
164 g ( = 5.78 oz / 0.36 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
800 Euro

 

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Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 59%, performance: 90%, features: 89%, display: 88% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Xperia 5

Hands on: Sony Xperia 5 review
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia 5 features a variety of high-end features that you wouldn't normally see on a smaller phone, but its 21:9 aspect ratio may make it difficult to hold for those with smaller hands.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2019
Sony Xperia 5 review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
The Xperia 5 is good news for those who find the Xperia 1 too big and expensive. Really, this is the same phone but smaller and cheaper. It's a nice device with some decent specs and interesting features. However, unless you're a Sony fan there are quite possibly better phones available for less money still.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2019
88% Sony Xperia 5 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Compact lives on in the Xperia 5! Sony's created another pocketable (at least by the standards of the day) high-end phone that isn't really missing any of the true flagship's features and, as an added bonus, even outlasts it in the endurance race. The Xperia 5 is then easy to recommend if you're a Sony fan, a Sony Compact fan, or just out for a small top-tier handset. The Pixel 4 might prove to be your thing when it arrives, an iPhone 11 Pro could make sense if you're fruitily inclined, and a selection of reasonably-sized Galaxies exist that may tempt you as well. Esteemed rivals these, and ones that the Xperia 5 can easily take on, so be sure то keep the small(-ish) Sony towards the top of your shortlist.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 88%
Sony Xperia 5 initial review: Good things come in small packages
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Sony Xperia 5 is a smaller, more compact model of the Xperia 1 and it's lovely. The reduction in size makes for a more comfortable one-handed device, while many of the super flagship's features are retained. How the Xperia 5 will perform compared to the flagship Xperia 1 and its competitors remains to be seen for now, but we really like the Xperia 5. Sometimes good things come in smaller packages.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2019
Sony Xperia 5 review: Hands-on
Source: PC Advisor English
The Xperia 5 is good news for those who find the Xperia 1 too big and expensive. Really, this is the same phone but smaller and cheaper. It's a nice device with some decent specs and interesting features. However, unless you're a Sony fan there are quite possibly better phones available for less money still.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2019
Sony Xperia 5 hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
It appears that the demand for compact flagships is still alive and Sony wants a piece of that pie. After all, the company has been doing small Xperias since forever. At first glance, the Xperia 5 is exactly what users sticking to the compact premium smartphone segment are looking for. It can do pretty much everything the Xperia 1 can with almost no compromises, except for the screen resolution. Still, depending on how you look at it, this could be an advantage and you don't really need all those pixels in such a small 6.1-inch diagonal - everything appears to be perfectly sharp.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2019
Hands on: Sony Xperia 5 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Xperia 1 was a great handset, with its 21:9 screen delivering something a bit different to the competition. The Xperia 5 is more of the same, although this time around the screen is a smaller, a more manageable 6.1-inch model. Maintaining the same range of features that the Xperia 5's big brother had but at a cheaper price, this is arguably the more interesting phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2019
Hands on: Sony Xperia 5 review
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia 5 features a variety of high-end features that you wouldn't normally see on a smaller phone, but its 21:9 aspect ratio may make it difficult to hold for those with smaller hands.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2019
Sony Xperia 5 hands on: Sony’s smaller take on the flagship
Source: Android Authority English
For ages, Sony has taken its best device of the year and downsized it to a more compact form factor. And so it has again here in 2019 with the Sony Xperia 5, a slightly reduced variant of the Xperia 1 that debuted earlier this year. The new phone carries over most of the former’s specs and features, but does make a few adjustments along the way. Learn more in Android Authority‘s Sony Xperia 5 hands-on look.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2019

Foreign Reviews

80% Sony Xperia 5 Mein Fazit in 10 Stichpunkten
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia 5 Unterschätzter Japaner oder teures Markenprodukt?
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2019
80% Nichts Halbes und nichts Ganzes
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia 5 tolles Kino-Display, enttäuschende Kamera
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2019
Sony Xperia 5 Neues Flaggschiff mit innovativen Features
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2019
Sony Xperia 5 Das Revival der Compact-Serie
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/10/2019
Sony Xperia 5 Top-Smartphone mit 21:9-Display für kleine Hände
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2019
Sony Xperia 5, primeras impresiones: la serie Compact sigue viva, ahora en formato 21:9
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; beautiful design; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2019
79% Recensione SONY XPERIA 5
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 62% display: 95% mobility: 59% workmanship: 86%
88% Recensione Sony Xperia 5: equilibrio quasi perfetto | Bonus foto vs iPhone 11 Pro
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 55% features: 89%
Prise en main du Sony Xperia 5 : suffit-il à faire oublier les Compact ?
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Nice display; good price; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2019
80% Обзор Sony Xperia 5: компактная версия Xperia 1 со всеми наворотами
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%

Comment

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6.1":

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.
0.164 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.


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Stefan Hinum, 2019-10- 1 (Update: 2019-10- 1)