Sony Xperia 5 II: Top Features

When it comes to Sony, they dance to the beat of their drums and their latest Xperia is no different. The Sony Xperia 5 II is every bit the flagship as its bigger brother (Xperia One II).

Key Features Of The Sony Xperia 5 II

Design

The New Xperia 5 II is very slim and its screen features a unique ratio of 21:9 form factor.

This is a small device that is easy for one-handed than the larger Xperia One II, it is also easily pocketable, unlike the previous generation. However, the corners are more rounded which might be disappointing for fans of Sony’s classic box aesthetic.

The back is the same reflective back as the previous generation and it’s also a bit prone to fingerprints. The power button and fingerprint sensor are now integrated into one single key while next to it is a dedicated google assistant button.

The phone has gorilla glass 6 on both sides, an aluminum frame, IP68 dust and water-resistant.

Display

The screen is a 6.1 inch AMOLED panel with no notch and the front camera is in the bezel at the top.

It might not be a 4k display like the Xperia One II in resolution but the Xperia 5 II has a boost of its own on the display with a 120hz refresh rate.

Audio

When it comes to sound, this phone has everything. It has a headphone jack and a set of front-facing stereo speakers and a dynamic vibration system which will make the audio have more bass.

In case you prefer wireless headphones, the phone supports Bluetooth 5.1 for excellent Bluetooth connectivity.

Performance

Sony Xperia 5 II

The phone comes with a 5G capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and 8 gigabytes of RAM. This flagship chipset should be able to handle everything you throw at it.

The New Xperia 5 has a 4000 mAh battery which is surprisingly the same as the Xperia One II, with Sony Xperia 5 II smaller screen size expect better endurance than its bigger sibling.

The phone can charge from 0% to 50% charge in half an hour thanks to quick charge 3.0 and for software, it has android 10. Sony is planning to release an upgrade to Android 11 shortly and the whole UI seems almost like stock android.

Camera

The cameras on the phone have a triple camera setup on the back with a;

  • 12 Megapixel main camera
  • 12 Megapixel telephoto camera and
  • 12 Megapixel ultrawide camera.

The main camera has OIS and EIS for better video stabilization and there’s also an autofocus option when capturing human subjects (the camera system is the same as on the Xperia One II).

Conclusion

Xperia 5 II is the smaller and cheaper sibling of the flagship roster of Sony but it doesn’t skip on any of the features of its bigger brother. The cameras are just as good, the battery is just as large and the flagship chipset is the same. There’s a specs upgrade for the Xperia 5 II with a high refresh rate screen.

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