Sony Xperia 5 Plus surfaces with a headphone jack and dual front speakers

07 January 2020
It sports a 6.6" OLED panel.

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  • Anonymous

Pure beauty (and beast at the same time, judging by the specs)

  • Anonymous

Commenter, 08 Jan 2020Sony is always a brick phone. Looks like a brick and copy of iphone 5Copy of iphone 5?????
You have to visit an eye surgeon ASAP

Anonymous, 08 Jan 2020It is impossible to avoid fake looking when you boost HDR. Fo... moreBut then u cant deny that neither of Xperia got it right as well.

Foreground darker than actual scene, overblown highlights on high contrast scene, and at the moment in low light, brighter parts looks too blown, darker parts crushed shadows way too much. Darker than what the real scene are. Thats includes both Xperia 1 & 5. Colors produce by it are nice by the way.

So neither got it right. But as for overall image quality without pixel peep for the artifacts or whatever it is, computational photography are an advantage in a smartphone world, especially for auto point & shoot. Dont like it? Well u have a choice to not use it. The problem is Xperia dont have that choice. Newer Iphone, Google & Huawei are best on those aspect at the moment. Samsung? Yuck, overdone.

But we all got our own preferences by the way. I just prefer the latter.

  • Anonymous

Nick Tagataka, 08 Jan 2020Then Sony should adopt computational photography like how Apple/... moreIt is impossible to avoid fake looking when you boost HDR.

Foreground gets brighter than it is ...
Background gets dimmer than it is ...
Colours get saturated and warmer than they are....

The purpose of a camera is to capture the scene as close as it is possible.
Our eyes see the reality as it is.
If someone prefers saturated/warm over reality, this person has issues.

  • Anonymous

inSyt, 08 Jan 2020Lol, impossible to engineer? $1000? So what about the Galaxy... moreNope, he was asking for XZ1 Compact which has a lot smaller footprint than S10e while maintaining flagship performance.

  • Commenter

Sony is always a brick phone. Looks like a brick and copy of iphone 5

  • Jimbob

The naming is not very good... why would I buy this when there will be an Xperia 10 plus but wait the 10 is worse than the 5 huh what is going on...

This phone is perfect. Those idiots keep complaining about the 21:9 ratio. Do you know that the Galaxy S20 is going to have 20:9 ratio?

This is the perfect phone I wanted and many people would've wanted too. It's the modern Z2. OH YES

  • Gru

Nick Tagataka, 08 Jan 2020I'm so glad that Sony realised their mistake faster than any oth... moreNight mode? Hah... Meaning... A predefined set-up for users not to bother with manual mode huh? It is a gimmick. Let your brain work a bit and struggle for a good shot.... Don't wait for presets.

I'm so glad that Sony realised their mistake faster than any other companies and would become the first one in the market to bring back the headphone jack. It was a stupid trend made by Apple that for some reason Android manufacturers ended up following, and it needed to be stopped at some stage.

I don't have any complaints on this phone apart from its super long 21:9 display, so kudos to Sony for bringing such a competent flagship to the market! Now I can't help but wish it will have good cameras as well, as they have been falling behind competitions for several years in this area. It's time for them to come with better image processing and their own version of night mode.

Anonymous, 07 Jan 2020ToF is probably just for bokeh. No, they wont adopt heavily/ove... moreThen Sony should adopt computational photography like how Apple/Google/Huawei do - better dynamic range, lower noise level and superior detail retention without making the final photo look too fake or unnatural. After all, this is a smartphone camera made for general consumer and not meant to be used in a way dedicated cameras are handled by professionals. It must have a good post processing technique to catch up with competitions.

Green Creature, 07 Jan 2020True. Only Sony and Samsung can do hardware 960fps. Huawei does ... moreHuawei has already joined the real super slow mo club with Mate 30 Pro, I believe one of sensors behind Cine lens and regular wide angle lens carry a dedicated DRAM.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 07 Jan 2020ToF is probably just for bokeh. No, they wont adopt heavily/ove... moreMany photographers do stacking especially for landscape photography.
Why spend time editing when the phone can do it for you via HDR?
Many times a single exposure by that tiny camera sensor in your phone results in blown highlights. HDR can save those shots.

  • inSyt

Anonymous, 08 Jan 2020What you described here is close to impossible to engineer and I... moreLol, impossible to engineer? $1000?

So what about the Galaxy S10e that retails for than $750 (launch price)? All the poster is asking for is a S10e device without a punch hole that is made by Sony

  • inSyt

m2k , 08 Jan 2020Wish they would go back to flush camera module. Other then that,... moreYes increase the thickness to accomplish this, then use the extra space around the camera module for a bigger battery.

Release it with competitive price and I'll surely switch from Huawei.

  • s-pen pusher

Anonymous, 08 Jan 2020What you described here is close to impossible to engineer and I... moreindeed, what the poster said were already on existing devices that does not cost $1000 upwards. the only different thing he is asking for is "just a 5 inch FullHD OLED screen to reduce power consumption and increase battery life", which is valid.

your claim that "OLED will not save you battery unless you are running at very dim brightness, most of the time people have their screens blasting at max brightness so there is no power efficiency benefit"- firstly OLEDs is battery efficient when using black background and dark themes, likewise if it goes with a lower resolution like FHD that the poster mentioned. i'll leave it up to you to find out why OLEDs are power efficient when using dark or black backgrounds and themes. on your claim that most people have their screen at max brightness is also not true- or at least with people i know of- when indoors they have their brightness to as dim as can be.

what i am just finding odd is that of a 5 inch screen- that would be rather small. i know some people are still yearning for more compact devices, but with the shrunken bezels now we could easily fit at least a 6 inch screen to the same dimensions as the 5 inchers from a few years ago.

  • m2k

Wish they would go back to flush camera module. Other then that, I think this is their most modern design yet.

  • gigi

loved the simple & practical design of sony, have always loved it.

would have gone sony if only the support is top notch