Sony Xperia 5 II

5.6/10
8GB
RAM
256 GB
memory
6.1"
1080x2520
12MP
8MP front
4000 mAh battery

Platform

OSAndroid 10, planned upgrade to Android 11
RAM8/8 GB
+47.4
Internal128/256 GB
+120.8
CPUOcta-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUAdreno 650
ChipsetQualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G (7 nm+)

Screen

TypeOLED, 120Hz, HDR BT.2020
Size6.1 inches (14.945 cm)
-6.1
Resolution1080x2520
+33.9
Pixel density449 ppi
+30.4
Screen/body ratio80.9%
-0.7
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 6

Sound

Loudspeaker
Output3.5mm
RadioNo

Camera

TypePhoto / Video
Primary12 MP, f/1.7, 24mm (wide), 1/1.7", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS 12 MP, f/2.4, 70mm (telephoto), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, PDAF, 3x optical zoom, OIS 12 MP, f/2.2, 124˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55", Dual Pixel PDAF
Video quality[email protected]/30/60/120fps HDR, 1080p, 5-axis gyro-EIS, OIS
Secondary8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4", 1.12µm
-44.7
Features24-bit/192kHz audio Dynamic vibration system
Zeiss optics, LED flash, panorama, HDR, eye tracking

Battery

CapacityLi-Ion 4000 mAh, non-removable
-7.2
Battery lifeEndurance rating 102h

Physical feel

Height15.8cm (6.45 inch)
-3.3
Width6.8cm (2.78 inch)
-14.7
Thickness0.8cm (0.33 inch)
-9.1
Volume85.952cm3 (5.25 inch3)
-27.6
Weight163 g (5.75 oz)
-19.2
ColorsBlack, Blue, Grey, Pink
/IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

Sensors & ports

GPSA-GPS, BDS, GALILEO, GLONASS, QZSS
Card slotmicroSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
USBUSB Type-C 3.1; USB On-The-Go
Sensors & portsAccelerometer, Barometer, Color Spectrum, Compass, Fingerprint (side-mounted), Gyro, Proximity

Network

SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
LTE-A (CA) Cat18 1200/150 Mbps
5G
Bluetooth5.1, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
NFCYes

Variants & compatibility

International modalGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 19(850), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 32(1500), 34(2100), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46(5200), 48(3600), 66(1700)

Availability

VendorSony
Modal year2021
Announced2021 September
Released2021 September
StatusAvailable. Released 2020, October 12
Price$ 711, £ 769, € 725.60

Review

5.6/10

Sony Xperia 5 II is an Android device (Android 10, planned upgrade to Android 11) powered with a Octa-core processor, Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 5G (7 nm+) chipset and Adreno 650 GPU. Sony Xperia 5 II has 8 GB RAM. This is +47.4% when compared with the industry avarage capacity of a RAM of the devices released during this year (September, 2020 - September, 2021). An avarage device released during this year had 5.4 GB of RAM. Also Sony Xperia 5 II has 256GB internal memory which is +120.8% when compared with the industry avarage capacity of a internal memory for this year. An avarage device released during this year had around 116GB of internal memory. Sony Xperia 5 II has a 6.1 inch OLED screen. Screen size avarage for 2021 was 6.5 inch (-6.1%). Total number of pixels in screen for Sony Xperia 5 II is 2,721,600 (2520x1080) and this is +33.9% the avarage. Pixel densiy 449ppi is +30.4% (avarage was 344ppi). An avarage phone in 2021 was about 202g in weight but Sony Xperia 5 II 163g weight is -19.2% of this avarage. Screen/body ratio 80.9% is -0.7% the avarage of 81.4% and Sony Xperia 5 II comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 6. 12MP primary camera is -61.6% the avarage of 31.2MP and 8MP secondary camera is -44.7% the avarage of 14.5MP. The volume of Sony Xperia 5 II is 85.95 cubic cm and it is -27.6% the avarage of 118.7 cubic cm while its thinkness is 8 cm while the 2021 avarage was 8.8cm (-9.1%). Sony Xperia 5 II is powered by a Li-Ion 4000 mAh, non-removable which is -7.2% while the avarage battery capacity for 2021 was 4309 mAh.

Pros

8 GB RAM68.8-
256 GB internal memory. 83.1-
1080x2520 screen resolution.46.5-
449ppi pixel density.95.5-
Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
Dual camera.
Compact dimensions (15.8x6.8x0.8cm).7.2-
Thin, 0.8cm.16.4-
Light weight, 163g.17.1-
Dual SIM.
Fingerprint sensor.
Type-C USB.
External memory expansion slot: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Water resistant.
4 colors.

Cons

6.1 inch OLED, 120Hz, HDR BT.2020.75.5+
80.9% screen/body ratio.68.5+
12 MP primary camera.78.4+
8 MP front camera.54.3+
4000 mAh battery.53.1+
No radio.
Non-removable battery.

Images

Videos

Xperia 5 II - Style Cover Case

The official case from Sony for the Sony Xperia 5 II with a nice stand that you can use to watch videos. Get the case from amazon: https://amzn.to/39jD1cX. - Techview Podcast

Xperia 5 II - Selfie improvements after Android 11!?

As many asked me to also test out the front facing camera of the Xperia 5 II after the Android 11 upgrade here I present to you my Selfie Cam test. To make it a bit ... - Techview Podcast

Sony Photo Pro - Nighttime Tips (Xperia 1 II/5 II)

I give you some tips and tricks on night time photography with the Sony Photo Pro App for the Xperia 1 II and 5 II. I show you everything from Long exposure light ... - Techview Podcast

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