Sony Xperia 5II review

Sony Xperia 5II review 2023

The Sony Xperia 5 Mark II is a flagship phone that retains the majority of the best features of the Sony Xperia 1 II while cutting a few corners. It doesn’t have 5G, doesn’t allow wireless charging, and has a shorter battery life than some cheaper phones.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is a significantly better bet for most people. The Sony Xperia 5 II is the company’s first smartphone to feature a 120Hz refresh rate. With softened sides and a 3.5mm headphone port, it also improves the design. The phone’s battery life is excellent, lasting a full day on a single charge. The cameras on the Xperia 1 II are still excellent.

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display6.1-inch OLED with 1080 x 2520 pixels, 120 Hz, HDR, and Gorilla Glass 6
Processor: Snapdragon 865 from Qualcomm
Storage:6 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of
Rear cameras: (3x telephoto), and 4K@24/30/60/120fps on the. HDR
Front camera: 8MP, 1080p@30fps
Battery: 4,000 mAh with 18W quick charging
Resistance : IP65 to water and dust
Audio: dual speakers with a 3.5mm headphone connector for audio

Sony Xperia 5II review: Design

The Sony Xperia 5 II is a more compact version of the Sony Xperia 1 Mark II. Even though it’s only 6.1 inches, it has the same narrow 21:9 aspect-ratio display. As soon as you pick up this phone, you’ll notice how compact it is, as it’s surprisingly simple to hold with one hand. The Sony Xperia 5 II is the company’s latest flagship phone, featuring a fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm headphone socket, and USB-C charging and audio playback ports. The phone can be submerged in water for up to 30 minutes and has an IP67 dust resistance rating.

HD Plus Display:

Instead of the 6.5-inch 4K display on the Xperia 1 II, the Sony Xperia 5 II sports a Full HD Plus (1080 x 2520) display. The screen features a 21:9 aspect ratio, making it longer and taller than ordinary smartphone screens. It’s made to be more optimal for watching video content, such as movies shot almost entirely in widescreen ratio.


Sony equipped the Xperia 5 II with the processor and RAM configuration that a 2020 flagship phone should have. I tried a few games to see how it worked and was pleasantly surprised. The phone seemed smooth and quick in normal use. Even when the 120Hz display pushed the processor, there were no slowdowns, stutters, or lags.


The triple-lens system on the Xperia 5 II includes ultra-wide, normal, and telephoto lenses. Real-time Eye AF is one of the characteristics, which continuously seeks out and focuses on the eyes of people. For shooting at up to 20 frames per second, the continuous autofocus conducts calculations up to 60 times per second.

A normal camera app and a Photography Pro app are available. The images taken by the Xperia 5 II have a film-like quality to them, with natural colors that aren’t oversaturated or enhanced in any way.

In terms of accuracy, everything I shot appeared to be right on. The bridge image (below) doesn’t have quite as much detail as I’d want, but the waterfall shot was able to balance the darkening leaves on the left side of the frame with the bright falls.

The HDR performance, on the other hand, could have been a touch better. Sony has released a new video.

Specs and features:

The Sony Xperia 5 II boasts top-of-the-line specifications for an Android phone in 2020, albeit not quite cutting-edge. We didn’t detect any lag or sluggishness with the handset, which runs Android 10 with Sony’s very light software layer on top.

Sony has included a “dynamic vibration system,” which allows the phone to deliver haptic feedback for loud and deep noises — it’s very cool.


Sony’s Xperia 5 II has received an Android 11 upgrade. Sony normally only delivers major updates to its flagships every two years. This means that once Android 12 is released, you’re done. Side Sense and a one-handed option for reaching the top of the display are two unique features. 


To improve your music experience, the Sony Xperia 5 II offers a headphone port, Dolby Atmos sound, and 360 Reality Audio hardware decoding. The phone includes DSEE Ultimate, which up-converts your audio music files for high-resolution wired and wireless sound with better audio frequency and dynamic range. I listened to some music over the phone’s stereo speakers, and they are fantastic.

Battery life:

Sony has incorporated a graphene layer to help dissipate the chipset’s heat and prevent it from overheating. The Xperia 5 II doesn’t have wireless charging, but it does have fast-charging capabilities. To take advantage of this, you’ll need to buy a second charger.


  • Design that is simple to utilize.
  • Excellent construction quality. 
  • The camera performance is excellent. 
  • The 120Hz screen looks fantastic. 
  • 3.5mm jack for headphones.


  • Pricey.
  • Lack 5G
  • does not support wireless charging


The Sony Xperia 5 II is a handsome Android phone with the superb build quality and strong cameras, but it seems instantly out of date and not worth its expensive price without 5G and wireless charging.

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