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Sony Xperia 5

Sony Xperia 5
alaScore 94

39 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Sony Xperia 5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Best flagship phones 2020 - buyer’s guide

 

If you are after the very best on the smartphone market, you've come to the right section of this buyer's guide. The hi

If you are after the very best on the smartphone market, you've come to the right section of this buyer's guide.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Jon Mundy (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia 5 Review: Smaller and cheaper than the Xperia 1

 

The Sony Xperia 5 takes all of the features that made the Xperia 1 a success and boils them down into a smaller, cheaper handset.

(Still) the best camera we’ve seen on a Sony phone;Sony design fairly distinctive;Balanced, attractive OLED display

21:9 screen has its practical drawbacks;Camera good, but not among the best;Strong rivals at the same price

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Andy Boxall (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Xperia 5 hands-on review: Compact, colorful, but not quite a winner

 

Is Sony's Xperia 5 a true successor to the much-loved and now mostly deceased Compact series of Sony phones that packed winning specs into a smaller, more easy to handle body? Almost. It certainly wins on the design, style, colors, and size; but there...

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Sony Xperia 5 review: the smaller, taller phone

 

The phone does everything well, but nothing best — and for $800, that's sort of a problem.

Decent camera ; Good battery life ; Big screen in an easy-to-hold body

Sony software still needs work ; No wireless charging ; Fingerprint sensor is hit or miss

At the end of the day, I don’t have any reasons to really dislike the Sony Xperia 5. I don’t have any really essential reasons to recommend it, either.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : David Nield (t3.com)

Sony Xperia 5 review: excellent camera and battery life

 

A companion piece to the Xperia 1 that's worth considering for your next phone

Crisp and vibrant display ; Very decent camera performance ; Bloat-free Android

Ultra-tall screen feels a little weird ; Oddly placed fingerprint sensor ; Glossy back gets smudged quickly

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia 5 review: Small sensation or serious oddball?

 

If you can live with the design then this is a perfectly powerful phone, with a battery that lasts well and a little more compact design than some.

Battery lasts the day ; Plenty of power ; Quality design and waterproofing

Fingerprint scanner ; Camera is slow and doesn't perform well ; Screen aspect ratio doesn't really work at this size

If you want a smaller-scale phone and can live with the design, then this is a perfectly powerful phone, with a battery that lasts well enough. But the camera isn't competitive and the fingerprint scanner is poor.

Dec, 2019

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia 5 review

 

Premium, powerful and pocket-friendly – but not quite perfect

Excellent display ; Versatile camera ; Good battery life

Awkward fingerprint scanner ; Side Sense is temperamental ; No case included

A pocketable flagship with a sensational screen and a great camera

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : James Peckham (techradar.com)

Hands on: Sony Xperia 5 review

 

Sony has taken to IFA 2019 to reveal its next compact flagship phone, and there's a new name involved as it's called the Xperia 5. This isn't a follow-up to the Xperia 1, instead it sits almost alongside in a similar way to the 'Xperia Compact'...

Strong specs Premium design

Not as small as previous handsets No 3.5mm headphone jack

The Sony Xperia 5 features a variety of high-end features that you wouldn't normally see on a smaller phone, but its 21:9 aspect ratio may make it difficult to hold for those with smaller hands.

Sep, 2019

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia 5 review: Sony’s best-priced flagship yet

 

The Xperia 5 introduces Sony's top-end features to (slightly) lighter wallets, and for the most part it succeeds

Cheaper than Xperia 1 with similar list of features ; Colour accurate 21:9 screen ; Battery life is much better

Similar issues with video stabilisation ; HDR is a bit dull

But decent isn’t quite good enough in 2019, is it? After all, Samsung still reigns supreme in the Android space – even if it does cost more – and Apple’s iPhones have been knocking it out of the park in recent years. The iPhone 11, in particular, does...

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Anyron Copeman (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia 5

 

Despite being cheaper than the Xperia 1, this phone lacks the wow factor of its bigger brother and is therefore hard to recommend. Read why in our full review.

Oct, 2019

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