Sony loves money very much, so it's cheapsmartphones are almost never released. The announced today Sony Xperia 5 II (aka Xperia 5 Mark II) in Russia will cost ₽69,990 ($ 934) (pre-order is already open, expensive headphones WF-XB700 are given as a gift - from ₽8,000 ($ 107) according to Yandex.Market). And we were lucky. For Europe, the price is even steeper - € 899 (₽79,900, $ 1070).
Sony Xperia 5 II is positioned as compactflagship. Well, how compact ... 163 grams of weight excluding the highly desirable case, 158 x 68 x 8 mm. In fact, the same Samsung Galaxy S20 has very similar dimensions. And even shorter (but a millimeter wider).
Nice moment. There is protection against water and dust according to the IP68 class (which theoretically implies the possibility of a rather long stay in clean fresh water). But at the same time, Sony prohibits completely immersing the smartphone in water. Like, we tested and everything was fine with us, but if you suddenly decide to redeem it and something breaks, you are to blame.
Iron is powerful. Top chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. Much attention is paid to the cooling system. A very curious mode of thermal control (Heat Suppression). The point is that if you play with a heavy toy and charge your smartphone at the same time, then power will be supplied directly to consumers bypassing the battery. As a result, the smartphone will remain cold. Interestingly, if you work with a car GPS navigator, you can do the same, eh? ..
The screen is top-end. OLED-matrix of high resolution 1080 × 2520 (449 ppi). Gorilla Glass 6, excellent brightness, high refresh rate - as much as 120 Hz.
The battery is typically average by modern standards, 4000 mAh. Fast charging up to 21 W is supported, the bundled charger is slightly weaker - 18 W (not important, as for me).
The main camera is triple, and, as it is alreadyused to be at Sony, all three modules have the same resolution of 12 MP. I look forward to normal tests and reviews with great interest, I would like to admire the pictures. Front camera 8 MP.
Much attention is paid to music. Front speakers (2 pcs). And - drum roll - they brought back the 3.5mm audio jack! They say they filed it properly in place to ensure perfect sound quality.
Communication. There is everything. 5G, the sixth Wi-Fi, Type-C version 3.1, NFC, of course ... In short, an excellent smartphone. Probably. For those who can afford it.
There are already several “first glances” (liketext and video). Curiously, so far only in Russian. Sony Xperia 5 II has not yet been given to English-speaking observers and bloggers. We, as usual, collect links on the device page, come in.
Key Features of Sony Xperia 5 II:
Screen OLED, 6.1 ″, 1080 × 2520, 449 ppi, 120 Hz, sensor polling rate 240 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch, CinemaWide, Gorilla Glass 6
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 865
2.84 GHz, 1 x Kryo 585 (Cortex-A77), 3 x Kryo 585 (Cortex-A77), 4 x Kryo 585 (Cortex-A55), Adreno 650
Memory 8 GB RAM, 128 GB ROM, Micro-SD up to 1 TB, hybrid slot
LTE cat. 18 DL 1200 Mbps, LTE cat. 13 UL 150 Mbps
Mobile Networks5G Bands 1,3,8,28,77,78
LTE Bands 1-5,7,8,12,13,17,19,20,25,26,28,29,32,34,38-41,46,48,66
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 6 (800), 8 (900), 19 (800)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Ion, 4000 mAh, fast charging 21.00 W, fast charging
Dimensions 158 x 68 x 8 mm
Weight 163 g
Rear Camera: Triple, Flash, Auto Focus
- 12 MP, f / 1.7, 82 °, 1 / 1.70 ″, 24.00mm, OEIS
- 12 MP, telephoto, f / 2.4, 34 °, 1 / 3.40 ″, 70.00mm
- 12 MP, wide angle, f / 2.2, 124 °, 1 / 2.55 ″, 16.00mm
front camera: 8 MP, f / 2.0, 84 °, 1 / 4.00 ″, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OS Android 10
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approach, Barometer, Illuminance, Fingerprint Scanner (side), NFC