Xperia 5 review: worth buying?

Created date: 09/05/2019, 20:08:53, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 10:56:30

We've conducted a detailed review of the Xperia 5, looking into its battery, how easy it is to use the camera, and whether the CPU performance is high or low. Not only that, but we've also evaluated how portable and easy to hold it is, as well as how nice the display is.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Xperia 5

Xperia 5's size

The Xperia 5 is 2.7 inches (68 mm) wide, 6.2 inches (158 mm) tall, and 0.3 inches (8.2 mm) thick. At this size, a man with large hands would be able to operate it comfortably with one hand, but it may feel a bit large for a woman with small hands. In the case of the Xperia 5, it weighs about 164 oz (164 g). The weight is such that it's hardly noticeable even when using one-handed. However, some people may find it tiring to use for long periods.

In giving an overall rating to the Xperia 5, while it may be slightly difficult to hold, it shouldn't be much of a problem when considering its general strengths and weaknesses.

Xperia 5's screen

The Xperia 5 has a 6.1 inch screen. The smartphone has a large, impressive screen, which allows you to enjoy photos and videos to the fullest. It is also very good for writing business documents and doing other work.

The screen of the Xperia 5 is extremely clear, and it's able to display everything from images to videos and even video game graphics in perfect clarity.

The CPU performance of Xperia 5

The Xperia 5 has an extremely high processing power of 2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.78GHz×8(OctaCore), so it can smoothly run any app out there with ease. Its performance ranks among the top-class of all smartphones released to date. It's well suited to running even the most demanding of 3D games with ease.

The Xperia 5 has a very high RAM capacity at 6GB. There are few cases where the RAM capacity would be insufficient, so it is also well suited to multitasking. It's unlikely to feel slow even when switching between several different apps.

The Xperia 5 is an exceptional high-end smartphone. You will be fully content with its performance in all areas. It is a must-have for you if operation performance is important for you.

Xperia 5's storage capacity

The Xperia 5 has 128GB of data storage, which is perfect for people who frequently take photos and videos. It is suited to taking both photos and videos, and is unlikely to feel inconvenient even with lots of apps or games installed.

Since the Xperia 5 is compatible with SD cards, you'll be able to easily expand your storage capacity; you won't need to worry about how much internal space it has.

The camera function of Xperia 5

The main camera of the Xperia 5 has a capacity of 12 MP pixels, and is adequate for normal use. But some users may feel dissatisfied with the picture quality.

The Xperia 5 comes with a 8 MP pixel camera, which is a standard level. It's perfectly fine for selfies, but may be not as satisfying if you wish to take photos of large numbers of people, or make printouts.

The battery performance of Xperia 5

The Xperia 5 has a relatively large battery with 3140 mAh. The Xperia 5 has a good battery life compared to other smartphones. You won't feel stressed even if you spend all day surfing the web or on Twitter and you can also watch videos or play games on the go without having to worry too much about the battery. If you watch videos or play games for too long, however, you might want to watch your battery a bit.

Overall assessment of Xperia 5

The Xperia 5 is a high-performance smartphone. You're not likely to experience any inconvenience in general use.

The merits and demerits of Xperia 5

The merits of Xperia 5

  • It's easy to hold and you can even comfortably use it with one hand.
  • With the large display you can comfortably use it to watch videos and play games.
  • Photos and videos are beautiful to look at on the clear screen.
  • It has a high performance CPU, meaning that even 3D games run smoothly.

The demerits of Xperia 5

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Specifications of Xperia 5

Xperia 5
ImageXperia 5
MakerSony
Release date10, 2019
ColorBlue/Red/Black/Grey
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.7 inches (68 mm) x 6.2 inches (158 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.2 mm)
Weight164 oz (164 g)
Display size6.1 inch
Display typeOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 2520
Pixel density449 ppi
Battery capacity3140 mAh
ChipsetQualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855
CPU specs2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.78GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size6GB
Storage size128GB
Rear-camera resolution12 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP

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