The Sony Xperia 5 takes the most of features of the Sony Xperia 1 and tucks it into a smaller chassis, making it a goto smartphone for Sony enthusiasts that desire a compact mobile phone. In this article, we explore the Sony Xperia 5 specs and features, which will help you in making your purchase decision.
Sony Xperia 5 Key Specs & Features
- 6.1-inch OLED Display, 1080 X 2540 pixels (449 ppi)
- Android 9.0 (Pie),
- 6GB RAM
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (7nm)
- 128GB / 512GB built-in storage and supports memory card up to 512GB
- 12MP + 12MP + 12 Triple Rear Camera
- 8MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint Sensor (Side-Mounted)
- Water and Dust Proof
- 3, 140 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
The Design and Display
It’s very safe to say the Sony Xperia 5 looks a lot like the Sony Xperia X1 because it was meant to be that way. It looks like a miniature version of the Xperia 1. It features a very similar mobile phone design, in a smaller chassis.
The build of the smartphone is pretty much what we had on the Xperia 1. Its build features a combination of metal and glass. There is an aluminum frame in the middle and gorilla glass 6 on the front and back.
The Sony Xperia 5 has some measure of protection against dust and water. The Sony Xperia 5 is IP65 rating for dust resistance and an IP68 rating for water resistance.
The rear of the cell phone houses the same components as the Xperia 1, only in different positions. The camera module is situated on the left side, instead of the middle position as it was on the Xperia.
The rear of the Sony Xperia 1 is home to triple camera setup, a camera flash, sony, and the Xperia branding.
Upfront, the Sony Xperia 5 houses its most famous feature, a 6.1-inch display. This display and general body size is the main reason the Xperia is different from the Xperia one.
Sony has shrunk the 6.5-inch display on the Xperia 1 to a 6.1 display on the Sony Xperia 5. One of the major usability problems Sony had, was the inability to spread thumbs around each part of the display, due to its tall aspect ratio.
The 6.1-inch display on the Sony Xperia 5, is an OLED display, with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2520 pixels, a screen density of 449 PPI and a 21:9 aspect ratio.
The bottom and top bezels have variable sizes. The Top bezel appears to be bigger than the bezel on the chin, something we had on the Sony Xperia 1.
There isn’t an optical fingerprint sensor, neither is their a rear-mounted capacitive fingerprint sensor. It features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor that sits below the power button.
The Sony Xperia 5 offers users 4 color options. Purchasing this device, you have the option of having Blue, Red, Black or a Grey smartphone.
Camera hardware on the Sony Xperia 5 is a replica of what we had on the Sony Xperia 1. The camera hardware specs are totally the same.
The triple camera setup on the rear of the smartphone is home to a 12MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.6, a 12MP telephoto camera with an aperture of 2.4 and a 12MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.4.
This camera features HDR, Panorama, eye-tracking. Videos shot with this rear camera setup is capped at 1080p 30fps. Video shot with this smartphone is stabilized with EIS.
For selfies, the Sony Xperia 5 makes use of an 8MP front-facing camera with an aperture of f/2.0. This camera features HDR and also lets you shoot 1080p videos with frame rates capped at 30fps.
Hardware and Software
Sony Xperia 5 to some extent features the same hardware configuration as its sibling the Sony Xperia 1. Both smartphones are high-end.
The smartphone features an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, which has clock speeds of 2.84GHz and 2.42GHz. There is also an Andreno 642 graphics processing unit on this device.
You get 6GB RAM, 128GB of internal storage, with an option for Micro-SD storage expansion, which is capped at 1TB.
The Sony Xperia 5 is home to a non-removable 3140mAh battery, which doesn’t stray too far, from the 3330 mAh battery featured on the Sony Xperia 1. It has support for 18w fast battery charging.
Having a price tag very similar to that of the OnePlus 7 Pro and the standard iPhone 11, which somehow features better hardware. it becomes a bit difficult to place the Xperia 5 the category of a must-have smartphone.
The Sony Xperia features a USB Type C (USB 3.1) port, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and near field connection. Please note that the Sony Xperia 5 doesn’t feature a 3.5mm headphone jack. Private audio listening can be achieved with the help of a USB-C headphone or wireless headphones.
There isn’t 5G connectivity here. internet connectivity on the Sony Xperia 5 is capped at 4G LTE.
Sony Xperia 5 Price and Availability
The Sony Xperia 5 price in Nigeria is around 253,387 Naira, which is about $699. The Sony Xperia 5 is currently available for purchase and can be purchased from retail stores near you, as well as online retail stores that ship to your location.
Sony Xperia 5 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Sony Xperia 5:
- Platform: Android 9.0 Pie
- Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855
- GPU: Adreno 640
- Memory: 6GB RAM
- Colours: Blue, Red, Black, Grey
- Dimension: 167 x 72 x 8.2 mm
- Weight: 164g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.1-inch, OLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2520 pixels (449 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 6
- Rear Camera: Triple 12MP (wide) f/1.6 + 12MP (Telephoto) f/2.4 + 12MP (ultra-wide) f/2.4 camera
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
- Front Camera: 8MP camera, 1080p@ 30fps
- Built-in Storage: 128GB ROM
- Memory Card Support: Yes, 1TB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: LTE-A (5CA) Cat 18 1200/200 Mbps
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB Type-C 1.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: –
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (side-mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: Yes
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3,140 mAh Non-removable Li-Ion battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes