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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, Kapazitiv, OLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, glossy: yes, HDR
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 112 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: USB Typ-C, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Beschleunigungssensor, Gyroskop, Näherungssensor, Barometer, Kompass, Farbspektrum, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900) 3G UMTS HSPA+ (1/2/4/5/6/8/19), 4G LTE (1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/19/20/25/26/28/29/32/34/38/39/40/41/46/66) (Cat 18/13), Dual SIM, LTE, 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
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix 12MP (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
Speakers: 2 Lautsprecher, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB-Steckernetzteil, USB-Typ-C-Kabel, 3,5-mm-Klinke-zu-USB-Typ-C-Adapter, 3,5-mm-Stereo-Headset, Cinema Pro, Movie Creator, 3D-Creator, 24 Months Warranty, SAR-Wert (Kopf): 1.03 W/kg, SAR-Wert (Körper): 0.95 W/kg, waterproof
Weight
164 g ( = 5.78 oz / 0.36 pounds), Power Supply: 55 g ( = 1.94 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
800 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 82.3% - good
Average of 20 scores (from 40 reviews)
price: 62%, performance: 93%, features: 90%, display: 87% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Xperia 5

80% Sony Xperia 5 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Hot on the heels of the Xperia 1, the Xperia 5 is another strong flagship-level phone from Sony, this time offering a slightly better balance between top-end specifications and everyday practicality. The Xperia 5 sacrifices a little of the wow factor for a little more usability – but we’re quite happy with the trade-off.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia 5 review: excellent camera and battery life
Source: T3 English
The Sony Xperia 5 certainly scores highly in all the key areas that smartphone buyers are interested in: design, camera, and battery life. It's raised our hopes for whatever Sony might be planning for 2020 – if it puts together a serious upgrade over the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5, then Apple and Samsung might start to worry.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Sony Xperia 5 review
Source: PC Advisor English
It’s hard to know what to think of the Xperia 5. It has a superb, cinematic screen, great stereo speakers and solid battery life. However, it’s badly let down by poor biometrics and some strange design choices. If you’re set on a widescreen display and watch a lot of films on your phone, you might be convinced considering its excellent performance. But for regular everyday use there are a number of better options, many of which are more affordable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Sony Xperia 5 Review: the best camera to fit in your pocket?
Source: Phone Arena English
This is one of the more polarizing phones I’ve used in a while. On one hand, I absolutely love it — the design is beautiful, functional, and ergonomic. The cameras are fantastic and its software is fun to play with. On the other hand, that fingerprint scanner is maddening, some random crashes left me perplexed and disappointed, and the whole software user experience part needs a once-over by the programming team.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Sony Xperia 5 review
Source: Stuff Magazine English
With an epic display, ample gaming power and a camera that should please amateur snappers and prospective filmmakers alike, there’s a lot more to the sturdy Xperia 5 than slightly botched biometrics.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 100%
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

Sony Xperia 5 Für Filmliebhaber gemacht
Source: Heute German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2019
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
88% Sony Xperia 5, análisis: el Sony compacto de gama alta busca su particular hueco en el mercado
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 88%
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
85% Recensione Sony Xperia 5
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 70% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
80% Sony Xperia 5 recensione: il giusto compromesso?
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
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%
80% Test du Sony Xperia 5 : le bon compromis ?
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
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%
Đánh giá chi tiết Xperia 5: Nỗ lực của Sony liệu có được đền đáp?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; nice display; powerful hardware; great speakers. Negative: Inflexible fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2019
Đánh giá Xperia 5: Đỉnh cao công nghệ camera
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Compact size; nice cameras; beautiful design; excellent display; high performance. Negative: Inflexible fingerprint sensor; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/11/2019
Đánh giá chi tiết Xperia 5: Nỗ lực của Sony liệu có được đền đáp?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; beautiful display; powerful hardware; excellent speakers. Negative: Poor cameras; inflexible fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2019
85% Sony Xperia 5
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
82% Test og anmeldelse af Sony Xperia 5 – fremragende “mini” mobil
Source: Mobil DK DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
83% Sony Xperia 5 test – Sony overhaler sig selv
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 83%
Video: Sony Xperia 5 – en lækker “mini”-mobil (test med for og imod køb)
Source: Mobil DK DA→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; big screen; nice display; elegant design; great built quality. Negative: Short battery life; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2019
80% Sony Xperia 5 – toppmobil i extra smalt format
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Test: Sony Xperia 5 - Smal men inte mini
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 78%

Comment

Model: Sony never seems to fail to deliver when it comes to creating quality smartphone devices for its faithful audience. Knowing the formula of what is considered the best to be used and focusing more on what needs to be improved, Sony has been in the industry for more than a decade and such standing definitely gives them the lead within the smartphone industry. Sony hereby introduces the Xperia 5, which is believed to be a compact smartphone device designed specifically for potential users who are very keen on both display and style. The Xperia 5 uses a Snapdragon 855 chipset with a 128 GB internal storage alongside a RAM capacity of 6 GB in on its disposal. Some other notable specifications of the Xperia 5 include its usage of Gorilla Glass 6 for the front and the back panel with aluminum side frame, while the screen is about 6.1-inch OLED panel with a 21:9 resolution. This is considered to be the most significant update that this particular model has to offer.

The relatively tall aspect ratio of 21:9 stands out greatly compared to its other competitor when it comes to watching videos and multitasking on split view mode. However, it is undeniable that fresh users of Sony’s smartphone models may or may not require some time to get used to the screen display, but the Xperia 5 still retains the aspect ratio as one of its main attraction points. The Sony Xperia 5 model also comes equipped with a hybrid stereo speaker setup courtesy of Dolby Atmos, which is a setup that has been previously used for the Sony Xperia 1 smartphone model. The Sony Xperia 5 has three 12 MP cameras which respectively serves a specific purpose. The camera setup consists of a frontal 8 MP camera with f/2.0 opening. Sony is also introducing the brand-new app, Cinema Pro, which helps users to create more high-quality video using Xperia 5 on its own and thus giving user the film making persons opportunity to create and share their most prominent work while being able to express their creativity in their own ways. It is safe to assume that Sony is still aligned with modern trends when it comes to smartphone production. The Sony Xperia 5 gives the brand a fair chance for improvement as well as charting out a learning curve on whatever is new and leaving behind anything that is not working for them. Conclusively speaking, the Sony Xperia 5 is a worthy competitor on its own. Compact-sized smartphones will never be the same anymore as the Sony Xperia 5 pioneers the way to a more futuristic development.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 640: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is intergrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 20% faster than the Adreno 630 in the Snapdragon 845 SoC and offers 50% more compute units (ALUs). 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.
855: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in late 2018 and manufactured in 7 nm at TSMC. Integrates one “Prime Core” based on a modified ARM Cortex-A76 architecture clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. Three more performance cores are also based on the A76 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 X24 LTE modem (up to 2 Gigbit download), a new Wi-Fi modem (Wi-Fi 6 ready, 60 GHz mmWave), Hexagon 690 DSP with new Tensor cores for AI processing, a Spectra 380 ISP with an integrated computer vision engine and an integrated LPDDR4x memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.


82.3%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-10- 1 (Update: 2019-10- 1)