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Sony Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5

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The Sony Xperia 5 currently has an Informr score of 8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 19 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
2.84 GHz
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
12+ MP, f/1.6
12+ MP, f/1.6
3140 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

Tom's Guide
Tom's Guide

The Sony Xperia 5 is an elegantly designed, reasonably priced flagship phone, but quirky ergonomics, frustrating cameras and a lacking feature set makes it a poor alternative to the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S20 and iPhone 11.

- Adam Ismail, Tom's Guide
Top Ten Reviews
Top Ten Reviews

The Sony Xperia 5 is a great smartphone for gamers and avid movie watchers, but it lacks a high-quality camera and things are fairly standard elsewhere.

- Jennifer Allen, Top Ten Reviews

Although opportunities for improvement remain in all aspects of the Xperia’s performance—if Sony wants to challenge the top ranked devices in our database—they remain capable devices for the most part; and dedicated cameras for ultra-wide, wide, and telephoto shots will add some versatility to your...

- Paul Carroll, DxOMark
The Verge
The Verge

I don’t have any reasons to really dislike the Sony Xperia 5. I don’t have any really essential reasons to recommend it, either.

- Dieter Bohn, The Verge

If you want a smaller-scale phone and can live with the design, then this is a perfectly powerful phone, with a battery that lasts well enough. But the camera isn't competitive and the fingerprint scanner is poor.

- Chris Hall, Pocket-lint

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Sony backs up the Xperia 5 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

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Screen Size

The Sony Xperia 5's screen size is 6.1 inches with 1080 x 2520 pixels resolution.

2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie (Update Available: 11) operating system (OS).

12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ MP, f/1.6 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3140 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 1714 minutes, 700 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Xperia 5 Specs

Release Date October 4, 2019
Regions Available United Kingdom
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie (Update Available: 11)

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Processor Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.03 W/kg
Body: 0.95 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.6
2xx optical, 5xx digital
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, eye tracking, predictive Dual Pixel PDAF, 5-axis OIS, Second camera (12 MP, f/2.4, telephoto, predictive PDAF, 2x optical zoom, 5-axis OIS), Third camera (12 MP, f/2.4, ultrawide)
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 24 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Effects, F/2.0, HDR, SteadyShotTM with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stablization), Portrait selfie effects, Display flash, 3D Creator, Hand and Smile Shutter
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2520 pixels
Pixel Density 449 pixels
Size 6.1 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), HDR video support
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3140 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to 988 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 700 minutes
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 1714 minutes
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Glass
Colors Black, Gray, Blue, Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.8 x 6.8 x 0.82 cm (6.2 x 2.7 x 0.3 in)
Weight 164 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 65/68
Headset Jack No
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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