Xperia 5 Review

Created date: 09/05/2019, 19:54:29, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 10:42:06

Detailed review of Xperia 5's features

Here's our thorough explanation of whether you should buy the Xperia 5. We thoroughly evaluated how easy it is to hold, its operability, processing performance, multi-tasking performance, and more. We also reviewed how much we recommend it when compared to other models.

Review of the product design of the Xperia 5

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an Xperia 5, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the Xperia 5 around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The Xperia 5 is a size that can easily be held in one hand. Even when holding it along with other things such as a wallet, its size makes it difficult to drop accidentally.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the Xperia 5 in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

The Xperia 5 has a size that makes it relatively easy to keep and take out. While it sometimes get caught when sticking out of the pocket, I think it is just a matter of getting used to it.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The Xperia 5 is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the Xperia 5 by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

The Xperia 5 is a size that allows you to have a firm grip even while using it. Since your hand is kept stable, it is difficult to accidentally drop the phone, and it is very easy to use. Since the original body size is small, the phone is still easy to hold even when using a case.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The Xperia 5 is a slightly heavy smart phone so using it with one hand for a short period doesn't cause any pain, however when used for long periods continuously it can hurt your hand. If you add a case and accessories it feels even heavier. It is preferable to use the phone with two hands and a proper case.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

Holding the Xperia 5 with one hand tends to feel unstable when buttons are displayed on the edge of the screen. The size of the buttons doesn't make it impossible but it does make it more likely that you will drop it so take care.

The size of the buttons on the App

The buttons on the Xperia 5 are displayed quite large. Because of this, it is difficult to press something by mistake and it feels very easy to use. Even with games that use small buttons, it's difficult to press something by mistake making it very easy to play.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

You can type easily on the Xperia 5 even with a tight grip. Even when typing at high speeds you can type freely without having to loosen your grip.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

If you aren't being careful it is really easy to mistype when using the Xperia 5 with two hands since the buttons are so small. In addition, typing at high speeds is pretty difficult and I can't say its very suited for it.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the Xperia 5 is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

Because the display of the Xperia 5 is much larger than ordinary phones, characters are displayed quite large. Therefore, it is suitable for reading long bodies of text and exchanging long messages while doing research.

Ease of reading sentences

Since the Xperia 5 displays characters smoothly, it can display them beautifully. Even when viewing small characters, the jaggedness of the character outline is not at a level seen during normal viewing and is displayed very naturally. Because of this, it is difficult for your eyes to become tired and make the phone suitable for reading long bodies of text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The screen of the Xperia 5 can display pictures and videos quite vividly. This makes it great for enjoying videos and games dynamically. It has a very beautiful screen.

Ease of writing sentences

The Xperia 5 has enough screen space even when typing and the screen is hidden by the on screen keyboard. Because the sentences being typed can be seen clearly, the phone's screen size makes it suitable for typing and editing large bodies of text such as office documents.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

Whether it be a phone call, mail, or during a chat, the Xperia 5 provides smooth performance. Even when using the phone in demanding situations, you can use the phone comfortably since there will usually be no lag.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

If it is just SNS such as Facebook and Instagram, and some internet searches, the performance is enough. As a result, you will hardly ever find yourself frustrated or annoyed when using this phone.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

Even if you start multiple apps at the same time or switch between apps frequently, you will have smooth performance. It can be said that the performance is more than enough if you just do research and SNS.

Summary of Xperia 5 performance and functions

The size and weight of the Xperia 5

The body of the Xperia 5 is 2.7 inches (68 mm) wide, 6.2 inches (158 mm) long, and 0.3 inches (8.2 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 6.1 inch, and it weighs 164 oz (164 g). Compared to normal smart phones, it has quite an impressive size. It is easy to see and operate due to the large screen, but you can almost forget about using it with one hand. It is quite heavy and not really suitable for operating with one hand.

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ColorBlue/Red/Black/GreyBlack/Gray/Purple/WhiteBlack/Navy/Silver/Gold
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.7 inches (68 mm) x 6.2 inches (158 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.2 mm)2.8 inches (72 mm) x 6.6 inches (167 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.2 mm)2.9 inches (73 mm) x 6.6 inches (167 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.3 mm)
Weight164 oz (164 g)178 oz (178 g)180 oz (180 g)
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Display of the Xperia 5

The Xperia 5 has a OLED screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2520. Compared to normal smart phones, its screen is relatively beautiful. It shows great images even when up close, such as when using it for VR.

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Display size6.1 inch6.5 inch6.5 inch
Display typeOLEDOLEDIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 25201644 x 38401080 x 2520
Pixel density449 ppi642 ppi421 ppi
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The battery life of the Xperia 5

The Xperia 5 has a battery capacity of 3140 mAh. The battery's capacity is slightly larger than standard smart phones.

The processing capability of the Xperia 5

The Xperia 5 uses the Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855 CPU with 2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.78GHz×8(OctaCore). The memory capacity is 6GB. With a CPU of quite high performance, it has processing capability way above normal smart phones. It is hard to find cases where its performance is lacking from the perspective of CPU performance, and you can even say it is excessive. In addition, it has way more memory compared to normal smart phones. From the perspective of memory, I don't think you will ever feel there is not enough memory. Conversely, it is way too capable for uses such as searching the Internet and messaging.

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ChipsetQualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
CPU specs2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.78GHz×8(OctaCore)2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.78GHz×8(OctaCore)1.8GHz+1.6GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size6GB6GB6GB
Storage size128GB128GB64GB
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The camera of the Xperia 5

The Xperia 5 has a back camera with 12 MP. The front camera has 8 MP. Its rear camera has slightly better performance compared to normal smart phones. While there are times when I feel it is lacking, it is able to take pictures with satisfactory quality almost all the time. The front camera performance is also roughly the same as a standard smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos.

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Rear-camera resolution12 MP12 MP12 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP8 MP8 MP
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