The ultimate 2020 Review of Sony Xperia 5
The Sony Xperia 5 is an older model, having been launched at the end of 2019.
The overall quality of this smartphone is good; since the price is higher than that of competitors, it is still better to choose another model.
The Sony Xperia 5 arrived on the market with Android 10, so there are no problems for security and compatibility with apps and other devices.
This mobile phone is the new version of the Sony Xperia 1, already tested. In comparison, the screen size is smaller, the screen resolution is higher.
The 6.1″ screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2520 pixels is much more pleasant than that of other models and is also very quick to react to commands.
One of the weak points of Sony Xperia 5 is the poor battery life: in our usage scenario, its 3140 mAh allows it to reach just 17 hours, which is below average.
The 110.5 GB of actual available internal memory (128 GB declared) may be enough to store our data, if not, we can use an SD memory card to expand the phone memory.
It suffered some minor damages in the drop test, but passed it well and can therefore be considered quite robust.
Models in this price range are usually powerful, and this phone is among the best: therefore, it can be used without problems even for tasks that require high performance, such as some video games.
Among the most interesting functions are: being dual SIM (two SIM, two numbers, can work simultaneously), the presence of the fingerprint reader and being water resistant.
This model is compatible with 4G connection.
Sony Xperia 5 has three rear cameras (the main one is 12 Mp) which allow you to get good quality photos, except in low light situations where they are really poor.
This mobile phone has an 8 Mp front camera, which allows you to take pictures of just enough quality, so selfies are not exciting.
- The OS version is recent
- You can insert two SIMs at the same time
- It is resistant to immersion in water for short periods
- Battery life is short
- It is among the most expensive models
All tests results
|Quality of video footage from rear camera||★★★★☆|
|Quality of video footage from front camera||★★★★☆|
|Audio quality of movies||★★★☆☆|
|Touchscreen speed and accuracy||★★★★★|
|Battery life (for standard usage scenario)||17 h|
|Quick battery charging||★★★☆☆|
|Extra battery functionality||★★★☆☆|
|Amount of memory available||★★★★★|
|Impermeability to water||★★★★☆|
|Audio quality through the speakers||★★★★☆|
|Sound quality with high quality headphones||★★★★★|
Ease of use
|Usability of the touchscreen||★★★★★|
|Ease of use of the camera||★★★★☆|
|Accessibility via facial recognition or fingerprint||★★★★☆|
|Simplicity of settings||★★★★★|
|Operation on different frequency bands||★★★★☆|
|Operation on different wifi standards||★★★★☆|
|Memory card reader||★★★★★|
|Availability of sensors||★★★★★|
All technical specs
|Operating system version tested||Android 10|
|Latest update available||Android 10|
|Google Service available||✔️|
|Diagonal screen size||6.1 inch|
|Internal memory declared||128 GB|
|Memory capacity actually available||110.49 GB|
|Type of memory card||SD|
|Processor||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile|
|Processor frequency||2.84 GHz|
|Number of cores||8|
|RAM memory||6 GB|
|Battery capacity||3140 mAh|
|Wireless charging possible||❌|
|Wireless charger provided||Not considered|
|SAR level declared||1.03 Watt per kg|
|Weight, including SIM and battery||164 g|
|Available in Dual SIM||✔️|
|Dual SIM and independent memory card reader||❌|
|SIM type||Nano SIM|
|3.5mm audio output||❌|
Camera and video camera
|Resolution of the main rear camera||12 MPx|
|Resolution of the main front camera||8 MPx|
|Number of rear cameras||3|
|Number of front cameras||1|
|Optical image stabilizer||✔️|
|Slow motion mode||✔️|