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    Sony Xperia 5

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    Release Date
    5-Sep-19
    Market Status
    Not Released in India
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    Specs at a Glance
    Battery Capacity
    3140 mAh
    Battery Capacity
    Operating System
    Android v9.0 (Pie)
    Operating System
    Screen Size
    6.1 inches
    Screen Size
    Variants Available
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    General
    Announced On5-Sep-19
    Market StatusNot Released in India
    BrandSony
    Price StatusExpected
    PriceRs. 61,990
    Design
    6
    Water ResistanceYes, Water resistant, IP65, IP68
    Weight164 grams
    ColorsBlack, Blue, Grey, Red
    BuildFront/back glass (Gorilla Glass 6) aluminum frame
    Dimensions158 x 68 x 8.2 mm
    Display
    Screen Size6.1 inches
    Screen TypeOLED
    Screen Resolution1080 x 2520 pixels
    Pixel Density449 ppi
    Screen ProtectionGorilla Glass 6
    Screen to Body Ratio81.09%
    Screen DesignBezel-less
    Screen QualityFHD
    Performance
    7
    GPUAdreno 640
    Operating SystemAndroid v9.0 (Pie)
    ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 855
    CPUOcta core (2.84 GHz, Single core, Kryo 485 + 2.42 GHz, Tri core, Kryo 485 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 485)
    Clock Speed2.84 GHz
    Architecture64 bit
    Memory & Storage
    Phone Variants6GB 128GB
    Expandable StorageYes
    Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 512 GB
    Front Camera
    Front Video Recording1080p30fps (5-axis gyro-EIS)
    Front Camera FeaturesHDR
    Front Camera SetupSingle, 8MP
    Front Camera 1 Resolution8 MP
    Front Camera 1 Typef/2.0, Wide Angle Primary Camera
    Front Camera 1 Lens4.0" sensor size, 1.12 micrometre pixel size
    Front SensorExmor RS
    Front Aperturef/2.0
    Battery
    7
    Battery Capacity3140 mAh
    Battery RemovableNo
    Battery TypeLi-ion
    Charger TypeFast
    USB Type-CYes
    Fast ChargingYes
    Miscellaneous Features
    SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
    Network & Connectivity
    GPSYes A-GPS, Glonass
    Audio FeaturesDolby Atmos
    NFCYes
    BluetoothYes
    3.5mm Audio JackNo
    Bluetooth Typev5.0
    Audio JackUSB Type-C
    Rear Camera
    OISYes
    Rear FlashYes, LED Flash
    Rear Camera FeaturesAuto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    Rear Camera SetupTriple, 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
    Rear Camera 1 Resolution12 MP
    Rear Camera 1 Typef/1.6 Primary Camera
    Rear Camera 1 Lens2.6" sensor size
    Rear Camera 2 Resolution12 MP
    Rear Camera 2 Typef/2.4, Wide Angle, Ultra-Wide Angle Camera
    Rear Camera 2 Lens3.4" sensor size, 1.12 micrometre pixel size
    Rear Camera 3 Resolution12 MP
    Rear Camera 3 Typef/2.4 Telephoto (upto 5x Digital Zoom, upto 2x Optical Zoom) Camera
    Rear Camera 3 Lens3.4" sensor size, 1 micrometre pixel size
    Rear SensorExmor-RS CMOS Sensor
    Rear Aperturef/1.6
    Network
    Network Support4G
    SIM SizeSIM1: Nano
    Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
    SIM Slot(s)Single SIM, GSM
    eSIMNo
    Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
    VoLTEYes
    SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) / 2100(band 34) / 1900(band 39), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 700(band 28) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 13) / 700(band 17) /...
    Sensors
    Fingerprint ScannerYes
    Fingerprint Scanner PositionSide

    About the Phone

    The Sony Xperia 5 packs many of the Xperia 1’s creative features into a more compact design. All said and done; the Xperia 5 does have its set of pros and cons.

    Pros

    – The Sony Xperia 5 provides for brilliant videography features

    – It has a sensational screen and fantastic design

    – Its battery life is stellar, to say the least

    Cons

    – The Sony Xperia 5 is on the slightly more expensive side, considering other options on the market

    – There is no in-display fingerprint scanner

    – The device does not come with a headphone jack

    Overall, the Sony Xperia 5 is an excellent smartphone with a sleek, gravitating design. It has a plethora of fascinating features, a fantastic camera – Perfect for videography and photography, as well an awe-inspiring display screen. Considering its price though, Sony could have offered more, as there are several other options on the market which provide better value for money.

    The Sony Xperia 5 is a fantastic smartphone, which is smaller than the Sony Xperia 1, but more powerful than the Sony Xperia 10. Measuring in with a respectable 6.1-inch screen, complete with a marvellous three-camera system, the Sony Xperia 5 packs a punch. Xperia 5’s design is sleek, and it can be comfortably used with one hand. However, it does come at a pricey Rs. 61,990 price tag.

    The Sony Xperia 5’s design is impressive, to say the least. The most striking aspect of its design is its height. It comes with a 21:9 display and thicker top and bottom bezels than its predecessor. On comparing its design with its market rivals – The OnePlus Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S10e, it is much lankier than the two. The smartphone’s key buttons have been crammed on the right side of the phone, including Sony’s dedicated shutter button. All in all, it feels great in hand, yet could have been better.

    With its 2520×1080 display, the Sony Xperia 5 comes with a 6.1-inch, Full HD+ display. If you were to differentiate the Xperia 1 from the Xperia 5, the latter’s display would stand out. It comes with an OLED panel, pleasing contrast levels, HDR BT.2020 support and extensive standards support. Its screen is much sharper than the iPhone 11’s LCD panel and goes a long way in justifying its price tag.

    The Sony Xperia 5 gets its power from a Snapdragon 855 CPU, as is the case with most flagship phones of 2019. The Xperia 5 comes with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory space. As would be expected, navigating generally is stutter-free, when it comes to the Xperia 5. Complex tasks, too, do not tax the phone. The Split-screen multitasking option also does not seem to stretch the phone’s capabilities in the slightest.

    High-end games like PUBG and Call of Duty Mobile run seamlessly on the device, when the frame rate is set to its maximum level, and when the Graphics Quality setting is set to its highest possible standard. All in all, the Xperia 5’s performance solid, and on a par with the OnePlus 7, and the Huawei P30 Pro.

    The Xperia 5 comes with a spectacular three-camera system. This is one of Sony’s best smartphone camera systems yet, providing for several features and stellar performance. It comes with a similar triple 12MP sensor setup as is in the iPhone 11 Pro. The Xperia 5 has a wide lens with a very bright f/1.6 aperture, an f/2.4 telephoto lens, and an ultra-wide lens, the latter two of which come with optical image stabilization (OIS). The images turn out to be quite decent when there is adequate light.

     

    As is the case with most triple-camera systems, there is far less distortion effect when clicking very wide pictures. Unfortunately, there is no Night Mode, yet night photography is decent, to say the least. There is little grain in the low-light photographs.

    The Sony Xperia 5 comes with a stellar 3,140mAh battery. While other smartphones in its price range offer much more powerful batteries, the Xperia 5’s battery is remarkable, to say the least. An entire day of intensive use would consume about 70% of its battery life. Streaming an hour of HDR videos saps into about 9% of the smartphone’s battery. While the smartphone does not come with wireless charging, an 18W charger more than suffices its need.

    Priced at just 61,990 INR, the Xperia 5 is a marvellous, action-packed phone. The Xperia 5 is a strong flagship phone which strikes a beautiful balance between everyday practicality and top-end specifications. It comes with a wonderful display, an impressive triple camera system, and long-lasting battery life. Considering its price though, Sony could have offered more, the Xperia 5 not being all that different from the Xperia 1. There are several other smartphones on the market that provide better value for money.