Hot take: Sony Xperia 5 II

20 September 2020
This phone perfectly embodies Sony – a tech giant known for its music players, cameras, TVs and game consoles. 

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wish they'd put the headphone jack on the bottom though

  • Rem

This is good phone
Me first used in Sony Xperia
Good camera
Better bettery life
Slimset
Good

Anonymous, 28 Sep 2020sales doesn't mean better or best. it just following t... moreYou are not right here at all, my friend. Sales numbers are direct proof of the product success. Just look at Apple and Samsung (and Huawei) - the most successful smartphone makers in business. And coincidentally they make the best smartphones on the planet right now. People don't follow brands or trends (like blind Sony fans), they just choose the best - iPhones and Galaxies. BMW example is quite bad by the way. They're making quite crappy cars (like the most others European carmakers) for quite a while. I know few people from several autoservices and they all told me the same thing - "most BMW cars last for 5 years without serious break downs if you're lucky. Once it's broken, don't waste your time and money - this piece of rubbish is not repairable. Just buy Japanese made Toyota and forget about car problems".

Shanti Dope, 24 Sep 2020The point is, are those compromises really THAT much of a b... moreAgreed. Something as basic and useful as the aux jack is more essential to me than wireless charging. I don't believe there has been a more useful feature than that which has been killed off by companies in the name of profit. Apple led the way on this front.

  • Anonymous

VectorR, 24 Sep 2020Nevertheless, both Pixel 5 and iPhone 12 will be better, ba... moresales doesn't mean better or best. it just following the trend, following what common user want. more less "gimmick" not real value premium. to be fair something like 20AF FPS is more valuable (need or not), raw in 3 lens camera also more valuable compare just deliver AUTO result.

BMW sales less than Japan automotive doesn't mean BMW has a bad product. the premium segment is different than common.

  • Anonymous

Sindhoor gk, 22 Sep 2020Says the guy who has never used an xperia. Xz premium user ... moreMy premium also working just great and look at the pixel density compared to the new phones! I don't understand the step back on the newer models.

Shanti Dope, 24 Sep 2020iPhone 12 with the usual 60Hz 8-bit AMOLED and a stupid not... moreNevertheless, both Pixel 5 and iPhone 12 will be better, balanced phones overall with excellent, hustle-free camera setups delivering consistently better results. Also sales numbers always show who is the real winner and people's choice.

Shanti Dope, 24 Sep 2020LMAO WTF? Is that for real? Dude that's some serious ... moreMan well only CPU is bit better and thats not worth 600 more bucks.
battery, Ram etc poco wns charging capabilities as well.
The screen can be a bi better but not worth 600 more bucks.
And IP resistance is completely useless and obsolette thing.

Anonymous, 21 Sep 2020Did you even understand the context in which the comment wa... moreSame goes back for you, it seems like you didn't even understand a thing at all.
Why tf are you asking for Samsung-exclusive feature and not an EVERYBODY's phone features when comparing those two?
In that case, I should've just asked if the Note 20 has native DualShock 4 controller support or H.S. power control for more efficient charging style.
You're name-calling Sony fans for truthfully speaking facts, but it's basically the haters like you who are the reason why bad habits of these greedy companies are becoming the norm.
FFS can't you just admit that Sony made a BETTER phone than Samsung this time for the same price? Is that really how you want it? You always want to be the BEST in the world?
Well in that case I have nothing to say anymore. I now understand why Samsung is becoming less competent year after year, thanks for that. ☺️

VectorR, 21 Sep 2020Too much, too late is the best way to describe this phone. ... moreiPhone 12 with the usual 60Hz 8-bit AMOLED and a stupid notch, and Pixel 5 with the mid range performance and outdated camera setup with essential features being left out, as always ☺️

Vendhar, 21 Sep 2020The last sony flagship that is actually on par with Samsung... moreYeah because the successive devices that came after them were better already ☺️
V60 ThinQ and Galaxy Note 20 with FHD+ 60Hz displays against this 5 II with FHD+ 120Hz for the same price, one doesn't even have a jack and uses cheap plastic back for the given price tag ☺️

CptPower, 23 Sep 2020900 buks for a worse specced phone than a Poco X3 which cos... moreLMAO WTF? Is that for real?
Dude that's some serious crap I've heard for years NGL 😂

Mangoon, 23 Sep 2020Well, to be fair, there are compromises. No wireless chargi... moreThe point is, are those compromises really THAT much of a big deal to say that it's not worth its price?
Besides, I'd rather trade wireless charging for a headphone jack, and the widest 5G coverage for the better-sounding dual front-facing stereo speakers.
I'd trade the 2K screen for properly-working 120Hz display that isn't distracted by any camera cutout.

Surely when companies give us essential features, we're gonna look for things that we don't really need, and when they give us useless features but omit the useful ones, we cry again for them to bring them back. Is this the new generation of "smart people?"

Well, to be fair, there are compromises. No wireless charging, no 5G coverage for US. Still, I want some reviews to say that it's great so I can get one.

  • Anonymous

L.O.R.D, 20 Sep 2020I think those who call the Xperia overpriced must look at t... moreYou missed a few:

-Better, cleaner OS
-Expandable memory
-Two front firing speakers

Xperia 5ii has the same 10 bit color grading like it's bigger brother 1ii. So I think GSMArena should change that in the specs of the phone (change 16M colors to 1B).

900 buks for a worse specced phone than a Poco X3 which costs around 300 thanks no.

  • Sindhoor gk

Vegetaholic, 22 Sep 2020GsmArena does everything to promote it, but we all know it ... moreTypical garbage? I'd like to know why. Sony's UI is free from bloatware, extremely well designed battery optimization features, 120hz to 240 hz screen refresh rate, most Advanced autofocus capabilities on smartphone, 4k@120fps video shooting, Sony's award-winning and unparalleled X1 ultimate Oled processor, HS power stabilization, front facing stereo speakers, headphone Jack, Highly acclaimed DSEE ultimate AI audio upscaling, Highly acclaimed 360 reality audio, terrific battery life and a lot more. Xperia 1 mk 2 won awards around the globe.

  • Sindhoor gk

[deleted post]Says the guy who has never used an xperia. Xz premium user here mate, Still works like it's brand new.

GsmArena does everything to promote it, but we all know it is typical garbage from Sony, 900 euros for this phone is definitely a joke.