When used to be the last time that the smaller phone of a high-kill pair used to be the superior one – and never only because you seize compact handsets? Successfully, that appears to be the case with the Sony Xperia 5 II now we hang right here for overview.
How is it better, you build a demand to? For one, it has a 120Hz level to whereas the Xperia 1 II makes exercise of a veteran 60Hz panel. Even supposing or no longer it is no longer always 4K because the Xperia 1 II, the 450ppi density of the X5II’s display is more than lots, so we can also no longer support in mind that a downgrade.
The varied bit the build 5 II is better than 1 II is battery potential – that is to affirm, or no longer it is the identical – the smaller size phone comes with a battery that is barely as huge because the 4,000mAh energy pack within the bigger mannequin. It be doubtlessly the first time we’re seeing such absolute parity between two otherwise-sized handsets from (style of) the identical generation.
The following thing that doubtlessly qualifies as an good thing in regards to the 5 II over the 1 II is the introduction of the Google Assistant button on the precise aspect. Mind you, the 5 II has 5 mechanical buttons, in 2020 – we can look of us liking it for that by myself.
The relaxation of the 5 Stamp II is style of carried over from the 1 Stamp II. The digicam procedure, as an instance, has the identical triple-module configuration – a 16mm-identical extremely-huge, a 24mm significant cam, and a 70mm tele, all of them producing 12MP pictures. Sony axed the ToF pair for the itsy-bitsy mannequin, nonetheless, and we will want to search how that affects nearby low-gentle focusing and portrait mode outcomes.
Two Stamp Twos – Xperia 1 II (left) next to the recent Xperia 5 II
The Snapdragon 865 powers the Xperia 5 II (no longer the 865+), and the phone has 8GB of RAM. Unlike the 1 II, which most efficient got right here with 256GB of storage, the 5 II can also additionally be had with either 128GB or 256GB.
Sony Xperia 5 II specs
- Body: 158x68x8.0mm, 163g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass support (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame; IP65/IP68 mud/waterproof (as much as 1.5m for 30 mins); Colours: Dark, Grey, Blue, Crimson.
- Demonstrate: 6.1″ OLED, 1080x2520px resolution, 21:9 factor ratio, 450ppi; 120Hz refresh price, 240Hz touch sampling.
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+): Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585); Adreno 650.
- Reminiscence: 256/128GB 8GB RAM; microSDXC (shared with SIM slot 2 on twin SIM variants).
- OS/Application: Android 10.
- Rear digicam: Huge (significant): 12 MP, f/1.7, 24mm, 1/1.7″, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS; Telephoto: 12 MP, f/2.4, 70mm, 1/3.4″, 1.0µm, PDAF, 3x optical zoom, OIS; Extremely huge attitude: 12 MP, f/2.2, 124˚, 16mm, 1/2.55″, Dual Pixel PDAF. Zeiss optics, LED flash, panorama, HDR, peep monitoring.
- Entrance digicam: 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (huge), 1/4″, 1.12µm; HDR.
- Video buy: Rear digicam: 4K@24/25/30/60fps HDR, 1080p@30/60/120fps; 5-axis gyro-EIS, OIS; Entrance digicam: 1080p@30fps (5-axis gyro-EIS).
- Battery: 4000mAh; Snappily charging 21W, USB Vitality Offer.
- Misc: Fingerprint (aspect-mounted), hardware Google Assistant button, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, shade spectrum; NFC; stereo speakers (front-mounted), 3.5mm headphone jack.
Just a few welcome generational enhancements encompass the return of the 3.5mm headphone jack and the relocation of the underside speaker to fireplace towards the front of the phone – each and every parts shared with the 1 II, too.
What’s no longer shared with the bigger mannequin is the wi-fi charging functionality – you will want a cable to top up the 5 II. It is likely you’ll still attain that over USB PowerDelivery as much as 21W even supposing Sony most efficient ships (and, for that topic, makes) 18W chargers. Speaking of…
Sony Xperia 5 II unboxing
Our Xperia 5 II overview unit arrived in a protracted-established Sony white cardboard box with the phone’s determine stamped on the front in luminous letters. Within the box, the minimalist potential continues – you bag the phone, the 18W charger we mentioned, and a USB-C-to-C cable to stride alongside with it. That’s it.
It be price pointing out that the Xperia 1 II had a pair of earbuds within the bundle and Sony’s had a history of tailoring retail bundles to varied markets, so you would also prove getting a headset with the 5 II after all.