Sony posts official Xperia 5 promo videos, including hands-on and a Fortnite stream

05 September 2019
Fortnite was played with DualShock 4 controllers wirelessly connected to the phone, of course, offering a huge advantage over touch controls.

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The pricing is very different depending on the market.

In Sweden the "simpler" iPhone 11 with 64GB start with:
8 919 SEK

Sony Xperia 5:
7 990 SEK

And if you pre-order they will include some Sony earphones 1000XM3 a value of:
2590 SEK

So overall I dont think its a bad deal. Depending on the market of course.

Eye see u, 12 Sep 2019Can you point it out which are you talking about the can an... moreWTH? Did you even read my first comment before replying?

Kriegsherr, 12 Sep 2019I ain't comparing two phones. I am comparing two companies ... moreCan you point it out which are you talking about the can and can't? Most of the people want better media (including social media) experience than only rely on a UI, IOS is a great UI but Android also a great UI. Then specify that what are you talking about the can't and can please..

Eye see u, 11 Sep 2019You want compare... Can latest iPhone do Eye tracking AF AE... moreI ain't comparing two phones. I am comparing two companies with different goodwill having same approach. There are lots of things iphone can't but a xperia 1/5 would do and there are also lots of things iphone can do but xperia can't. Please read again.

i was stating the fact that Sony failed to grab the chunk of customers who wants a premium android phone with 3.5mm jack. As more and more manufacturers are dropping this, Sony being in bad shape lately could take the opportunity but they missed and it's their fault.

Kriegsherr, 10 Sep 2019Sony wanted to follow apple's footsteps. Remove 3.5mm jack ... moreYou want compare... Can latest iPhone do Eye tracking AF AE all in 1 second 10 pictures captured and with 30 times image rectify? IPhone doesn't have LDAC either but iPhone is pricey. The iPhone design each generation are not attractive me and it is looks uglier on this i11.

Anonymous, 08 Sep 2019Wish under 135mm tall and a metal unibody with a jack. Prob... moreSony wanted to follow apple's footsteps. Remove 3.5mm jack so our wireless headphone business goes up. But unfortunately the group buying airpod and the group buying Sony w1000mx3 are different. So they rather should have kept the jack and include a good sony earphone and keep the launching price same. (Not high cause they already charge more than they should).

People who are in the market for flagship phones with 3.5mm jack doesn't have many options. Sony failed to give them another one.

geekacontra, 06 Sep 2019not considering the rounded corners, total surface / screen... moreScreen-to-body ratio means nothing if the phone isn't comfortable. Let me say that as a user of Xperia Compact phones for 4 years, that I will never go back to squarish phones since they will dig into your hands.

  • Johnny

Anonymous, 08 Sep 2019Wish under 135mm tall and a metal unibody with a jack. Prob... moreSony dug a nasty hole by dropping the headphone jack. The XZ1 can be bought for £210! Argos, Amazon, Very.... You can buy three of them so if one breaks haha you have two more and that is still less than buying one new phone!!!

  • Anonymous

Jimbob, 07 Sep 2019158 x 68 x 8.2mm you call this compact?Wish under 135mm tall and a metal unibody with a jack. Probably ill go for s10e or xz1 compact.

WAPC1, 07 Sep 2019Look at it it's still huge, still clad in glass and still m... morecan you, pretty please, explain, in details if possible, the makeup of the "lacklustre"?

Look at it it's still huge, still clad in glass and still making ads directed by engineers. the ad is better than previous xperia ads but still lacklustre in comparsion to Samsung, Apple and Huawei.

  • Jimbob

158 x 68 x 8.2mm you call this compact?

  • Hamzah

Eazy-E, 06 Sep 2019Funny to hear this. Never knew someone from this part of th... moreYou'll have to come to this part of the world to see for yourself. *winks*

Simply: It's top!

Exyvia, 06 Sep 2019If you held it in your hands, it's more about the width of ... moreXperia is 9mm taller than p30 and 17mm than s10e. but narrower and with more useful display surface.

akenku, 06 Sep 2019its just a slightly narrower but alot taller and slightly t... morenot considering the rounded corners, total surface / screen surface / screen surface to total surface ratio:
Xperia 5: 1074cmp / 869cmp / 0.809
P30: 1064cmp / 913cmp / 0.859
S10e: 994cmp / 840cmp / 0.844

at a first glance the xperia is the looser. as a matter of fact, because of the screen surface lost to rounded corners and front camera (see p30 and s10) pinhole / drop the largest useful, interrupted, untrimmed corners, surface for images is provided by Xperia. not to mention that for 16/9 and 29/9 images the sony uses better the display surface than all the others that automatically introduces, in landscape mode, top and bottom black strips, xperia winner again...

plus the better handling due to smaller width...

mind that I am no sony fan or xperia owner. just engineer :)

Exyvia, 06 Sep 2019If you held it in your hands, it's more about the width of ... moreits just a slightly narrower but alot taller and slightly thicker, still not as compact as the s10e and p30 to me. i dont dislike it, but it not gonna be my first choice.

akenku, 06 Sep 2019read again, i didnt say p30pro... btw i did hold the p30 (s... moreIf you held it in your hands, it's more about the width of the device and not the height.

Both the S10e and p30 are wider than the Xperia 5, on the other hand, Xperia 5 is like 2-3 cm taller. But you got the andriod gestures to pull down the notifications, you can turn it off if you want.

If you're complaining about the size being too tall or what, atleast find it when its in stores and test out the feel. (if it ever arrives at your location lol)

Hildr, 06 Sep 2019You never hold a P30Pro in your hand did you? For having tr... moreread again, i didnt say p30pro... btw i did hold the p30 (s10e too) and its almost the same size as my mi 9SE...

  • HP

Looks convincing. This is truly a gamer phone, although it is not quite there, but Xperia 5 still a good start from Sony.