Sony Xperia 5 review

18 Sept 2019


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  • Woop

Sony are battery life kings!

Anders, 18 Sep 2019Sony - Removes the headphone jack Also Sony - Keeps supp... moreWell at least they can be plugged to other devices that still have a 3.5mm jack.

  • Anonymous

Impressive battery performance. Some people cry about battery capacity..
It has 6" OLED display & fhd display too. Still it has amazing battery life. Oppo, vivo & Xiaomi gives more than 4000mah battery capacity still their battery performance is not impressive.
Good going Sony. Launch some powerful mid-range phones. And hope you never launch notch phones.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 18 Sep 2019All phones with 12MP do it. Including Pixel. Sony is the worst offender. Look at those haloes in the castle shot.

  • Anonymous

Anders, 18 Sep 2019Sony - Removes the headphone jack Also Sony - Keeps supp... moreHahaha.... True though..
You mean they provide 3.5mm headphones with phones??
To me every Phone manufacturer's answer for dropping off the headphone jack was illogical & just to show that it is useless. They either just follow some company's footprints.

  • Anonymous

Anders, 18 Sep 2019Sony - Removes the headphone jack Also Sony - Keeps supp... moreEngineers of Sony Mobile removed jack from flagships because they were told too.
Mobile division has to obbey.

They told people on twitter last year that wireless outsell wired, that is the reason.
And they sell more flagship than midranges.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 18 Sep 2019Same oversharpened photos as previous Xperias. Sony does no... moreAll phones with 12MP do it.
Including Pixel.

  • Anonymous

They have added new options for Cinema Pro.
Please, update article with them.

  • Anonymous

Love the Community, 18 Sep 2019Isn't oversharpen = closer to reality? That's what Samsu... moreSo are Samsung photos plasticky or oversharpened? They work in opposite ways, don't you know? Samsung's so-called aggressive noise reduction removes the "details" that you Sony fans think Xperia phones provide. But doesn't Samsung's so-called oversharpening make noise more obvious? And you guys claim Samsung's photos are too smooth and noiseless?

Don't know about Huawei but Samsung is definitely not sharpening. I don't see any oversharpening haloes in most of their models based on the reviews here but Sony's phones consistently produce such haloes.

Sony - Removes the headphone jack

Also Sony - Keeps supplying headphones that require a headphone jack

That's absolutely pitiful. Supplying headphones with a phone that will always require an adaptor
It just shows Sony haven't removed the jack because they think it's a good idea, they've done it because they think it's cool

Whackcar, 18 Sep 2019This is a decent phone indeed, but i just don't think it's ... moreWe are in 2019

  • Anonymous

The ideal for me would be body of xperia 5 but with 4K screen and centered camera.

This is a decent phone indeed, but i just don't think it's fair to call it a compact phone. It's certainly not a successor to the Sony Compact series.

X Compact: 129 x 65 x 9.5 mm
XZ2 Compact: 135 x 65 x 12.1 mm
Xperia 5: 158 x 68 x 8.2 mm

  • Anonymous

Xperia 1 is better, but lower score.

  • Xperia user

did you try slowmoo 960fps? is there any?

  • FawadoKhan

Just pre-ordered one through clove uk, will be getting Wf-1000x3 true earbuds. Residing outside UK. So have to order it by a friend.

WoW BEST compact phone

  • Love the Community

3100 mah with 96 Average Endurance!

Hoes mad! Hoes mad!

  • Love the Community

Anonymous, 18 Sep 2019Same oversharpened photos as previous Xperias. Sony does no... moreIsn't oversharpen = closer to reality?

That's what Samsung and Huawei are doing to their phones and we're all okay with the oversharpening.

  • Anonymous

Same oversharpened photos as previous Xperias. Sony does not learn.