Sony Xperia 5 hands-on review

05 Sept 2019


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Anonymous, 18 Sep 2019What he said is true. Expiria 5 design is even older than galaxy s8.I don't like the massive curved screen on S8 it is tacky and cut off the view field. Even the new S10 is tacky too because the punch hole doesn't make it looks great. If you love that design go ahead, but I won't, I know what is ugly.

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Is it you Pro, 09 Sep 2019Hard to understand why you can not make more description to clar... moreWhat he said is true. Expiria 5 design is even older than galaxy s8.

  • Anonymous

Xinito27, 14 Sep 2019I guess it's used to low-end screens and camera with noiseThat's why I hate expiria 5

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Xinito27, 14 Sep 2019Galaxy s10 e? Exytec + Mali? Low end screen? Ufs 3.0? Mid ra... moreGalaxy s10 e?
Because it is more compact, better design, better brand value, better build quality and $150 lower price

Exytec + Mali?
It is 10x faster than expiria 5 with overheated SD

Low end screen?
S10e has 10x better screen than expiria 5

Mid range cameras?
Expiria 5 has low-end camera like expiria 1

Lagg wizz?
You still living in 2005?

Updates 6 months late?
Samsung release update only when it is really stable, smooth and bug free while sony rushes alpha builds with full of bugs.

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T12, 16 Sep 2019This is Samsung Galaxy 10e rival. Price for samsung was 750 eur ... moreOn paper xperia 5 looks like a good phone but it is terrible on real world usage. Software has bugs, it will overheat and camera is just terrible. This trash phone not even worth $200.

Anonymous, 06 Sep 2019Xperia 5 replaces XZ2. XZ2c does not have replacement because... moreI think most compact users would agree that we'd love to see sony attempt to put the biggest screen they can fit on the XZ1c body even if it's an odd aspect ratio excluding 21:9 as it surely won't fit. 19:9 19.5:9 18:9 whichever works best. Add a bit of thickness for higher battery capacity.

But knowing sony, this will never happen

Anonymous, 08 Sep 2019Seriously you just cannot call a phone like this a "compact". On... moreI think we can call the phone a compact even if it has a 5" display as long as it fits the xz1compact body. Bezels are getting slimmer now thanks to OLED panels giving us a higher screen to body ratio.

@gsmarena, sony never stated the word "compact' with xperia 5 so please avoid it. Giving false hope to previous compact users :) thanks.

JokerMNE, 15 Sep 2019Forget to mention, UFS 2.1 storage to the end of 2019, really So... moreThis is Samsung Galaxy 10e rival. Price for samsung was 750 eur when released. I own S10e and I can tell you xperia 5 is a better phone. Battery will last much longer, processor is more powerful, cameras are perhaps equal. Price will get lower. I would pick sony over sam anytime.

Forget to mention, UFS 2.1 storage to the end of 2019, really Sony, for 800 euros?! LOL

Same like Apple. They think we are all idiots.

Like always, camera on Sony devices only have bunch of uselless features. But quallity is far away from Huawei and Samsung. Even Apple build better cameras.

Deepu, 13 Sep 2019Every thing is impressive expect battery 3140mah only. I sugge... moreThe battery gain the weight and you will feel like bring the smartphone with power bank in your hand at the same time to force you use both handed.
My suggestion is develop new technology to reduce battery consumption and less bulky on software. Furthermore if can create a lightest new battery with high capacity it would be better.

Chrsjns, 10 Sep 2019Those who like a compact phone should get the galaxy s10e.....Galaxy s10 e?
Exytec + Mali?
Low end screen?
Ufs 3.0?
Mid range cameras?
Lagg wizz?
Updates 6 months late?

No thanks

Anonymous, 13 Sep 2019Lol. I will still choose k20 pro even if xperia 5 sells for $350.I guess it's used to low-end screens and camera with noise

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BrendonF, 09 Sep 2019800 Euros! Wow I am so glad there are manufacturers like Xaiomi ... moreLol. I will still choose k20 pro even if xperia 5 sells for $350.

  • Deepu

Every thing is impressive expect battery 3140mah only.
I suggest Sony to make minimum 4500-5000mah battery so that people may buy. Otherwise people won't buy.

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Chrsjns, 10 Sep 2019Those who like a compact phone should get the galaxy s10e.....Explain

The quality tho

Anonymous, 06 Sep 2019If you have a car with no navigation in 2019 and you blow trough... moreyou will love drive Power By Waze , or Google Map.

  • Chrsjns

Those who like a compact phone should get the galaxy s10e.....

The Xperia, throughout my life using Sony, I have realized that the durability of these phones and the quality plus the user experience overshadow any negative, as the technology usually fails, and of course this one that one or another who risked buying a brand difefrente unfortunately failed a phone sony.

Year after year we see Sony perfecting their phones, Sony does much with little, is what a lot do not understand.

Let's say right now I have the Xperia Xz3 Only with 4 GB of ram, but at the time of running the system, still maintains elegance of use, this OLED screen, plus exceptional performance in games even with resolutions 2k and high graphics.

Imagine now, these phones with 6GB of ram, and screen 4k and 2k respectively.

800 Euros! Wow I am so glad there are manufacturers like Xaiomi who give us phones that are 95% of the big boys but at 1/3rd the cost. I mean seriously this phone has no standout feature except the price which really stands out!