Sony Xperia 5 Comes with Snapdragon 855 SoC, Triple Camera and 6.1 Inch OLED Display


Last year, Sony launched its Sony Xperia 1, a high-end smartphone that, beyond its specifications, shone on its 21: 9 screen. Now, the company returns to the IFA in Berlin to show its new Sony Xperia 5 (neither 2, nor 3, nor 4), a high-end mobile that collects the witness of its predecessor in terms of design and adds some interesting functions in the photographic section.

Summing up its datasheet, the Sony Xperia 5 has a 21: 9 OLED panel somewhat smaller than the Sony Xperia 1, the Snapdragon 855 processor and three rear cameras that drink from the technologies found in Sony Alpha cameras. It will be available from October, so while we wait for it to arrive, let's see what it has to offer.

The 21: 9 screen remains the protagonist


We start, as always, by the aesthetic section, where we find certain similarities with the Sony Xperia 1. The back comes in blue, black, gray and red and is completely smooth, except for the rear camera module that now moves from the central axis to the upper left corner. Above it is the LED flash and, as we saw in the previous model.

There is no fingerprint reader since the Sony Xperia 5 returns with a side sensor. We can find it on the right edge of the device, right between the volume and power buttons. Note that both the back and the screen are protected by Gorilla Glass 6 and that it has IP65 / IP68 certification.

The Sony Xperia 5 baby of its predecessor in some aspects, but it has become more compact.

So we talk about the screen, which is somewhat smaller than in the previous model, although it maintains that peculiar aspect ratio 21: 9 that we have also seen in other devices such as the Motorola One Vision. We are facing a 6.1-inch OLED panel with FullHD + resolution that takes advantage of much of the front, although Sony again boasts of upper and lower frames.

The screen is still compatible with X1 technology (which we know of Bravia TVs) and, in the words of the brand, serves to "increase contrast, color, and sharpness". It has 10-bit tonal gradients to offer more intense blacks and is compatible with ITU-R BT.2020 and DCI-P3 color space.

And now that we talk about the screen, it is worth mentioning the sound. Sony has implemented Dolby Atmos and adjusted it in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment to take advantage of stereo speakers. Add to this the audio technologies of Sony and DSEE HX, a system to improve the sharpness of music files.

Performance


We start talking about performance, where Sony has opted for an engine that we already know about the Sony Xperia 1. The Japanese firm reintroduces the Snapdragon 855 (not the Plus model ) on its flagship, an SoC that we have seen in all the range High this year (except Huawei and international Samsung). It is a seven-nanometer processor with eight cores, four at 1.8 GHz, three at 2.4 GHz and one at 2.8 GHz. The GPU is none other than the Adreno 640, so in terms of power there is no There should be problems.
For gaming, the Sony Xperia 5 will be compatible with the PlayStation 4 Dualshock 4.

As its successor already did, the Sony Xperia 5 mounts 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. The operating system is Android 9 Pie (expected to update sooner than later to Android 10) and the battery is 3,140 mAh compatible with fast charging via USB PD (Power Delivery).

In terms of connectivity, the Sony Xperia 5 arrives with the integrated X24 LTE modem, which allows Gigabit LTE connectivity. Includes 4x4 MIMO and NFC, for those who like to pay with the mobile. Something interesting is "Smart Connectivity", a system that uses the Sony phone learning engine to analyze the WiFi network, predict connectivity problems and switch to LTE if necessary.

Strong commitment to photography


We end up reviewing the photographic section. Sony has implemented three rear lenses in its new Sony Xperia 5 and the BIONZ X engine for mobiles (BIONZ X is the engine of Sony Alpha cameras). The three sensors are 12 megapixels and each one fulfills a function: there is a main sensor of 26 mm, a wide angle of 16 mm and a telephoto lens equivalent to 35 mm. The main sensor has 1.4-micron pixels, a Dual Photo Diode image sensor, and an f / 1.6 aperture. All sensors have OIS.



Beyond resolution, the interesting thing is in technology. Sony has introduced the first Eye AF (autofocus of eyes) on a smartphone. It is understood by its name, but it is a system that follows the eyes of the subjects to always keep them in focus and, as in the Sony Alpha, help in the focus of portraits. You can take up to 10 photos per second with tracking.

If you have a Sony Alpha or Cyber-shot camera, you can transfer the images from the camera to your mobile using the Imaging Edge Mobile application

We see CineAlta technology again, only improved. Several projects with different configurations can be created, allows more options when modifying the white balance, manual focus and audio recording levels and, as a curious implementation, clips can be cut and mounted on the fly. Also, "Photography Advice" has been introduced, whose purpose is to notify the user that the finger is placed on the lens or that someone has their eyes closed.

Versions and price of Sony Xperia 5


Sony has not revealed the different versions and the price of its new flagship but has made it known that the device will go on sale from 4th October 2019 for 799 euros or 880 dollars. It can be booked as of today in some selected markets and will arrive with WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones included.

Full Specifications
Brand and Model  
Brand 
  Sony 
Model 
  Xperia 5
Xperia 5 Operating System (OS)
 Android 9.0 Pie 
Xperia 5 System on Chip (SOC)  
SOC 
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Process Technology 
 7 nm  
CPU
1x 2.84 GHz Kryo 485
3x 2.42 GHz Kryo 485 
4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 485  
CPU Bits 
 64 bits  
Instruction Set  
 ARMv8-A 
CPU Frequency 
 2840 MHz   
CPU Cores 
  8 
GPU
 Qualcomm Adreno 640 
Xperia 5 RAM Capacity 
  6 GB   
RAM Type  
 LPDDR4X 
RAM Channels  
 Double channel 
RAM Frequency  
 2133 MHz 
Xperia 5 Storage  
  128 GB  
 UFS 2.1
Xperia 5 Memory Cards
  microSD 
 microSDHC 
 microSDXC 
Xperia 5 Display  
Type / Technology 
OLED 
Diagonal Size 
  6.1 in  
  154.94 mm  
  15.49 cm  
Width 
  2.4 in  
  61.03 mm  
  6.1 cm  
Height 
  5.61 in  
  142.41 mm  
  14.24 cm  
Aspect Ratio 
 2.333:1  
Resolution 
1080 x 2520 pixels
Pixel Density 
  449 ppi  
  176 ppcm  
Color Depth 
  24 bits   
  16777216 colors  
Display Area 
  81.16 %  
Other Features 
 Capacitive  
 Multi-touch  
Scratch resistant 
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Dynamic Vibration system 
 400 cd/ m square
Trolamines display for mobile 
X-Reality display 
Dynamic contrast enhancement 
 Cinema Wide Display
 100% DCI-P3
HDR 
 X1 engine for mobile
Peak brightness- 650 cd/m square
BT.2020 (REC.2020)
10-bt tonal gradation
Xperia 5 Sensors  
 Proximity 
 Light 
 Accelerometer 
 Compass 
 Gyroscope
Fingerprint
 Barometer
 Hall 
 Step counter
 Step detector
Pedometer 
Magnetometer
Gravity
Significant motion detector
Game rotation vector
Geomagnetic rotation vector
RGBC-IR sensor
Xperia 5 Primary Camera  
Sensor Model
 Sony Exmor RS
Sensor type 
CMOS
 ISO
 100-12800
Aperture
 f/1.6 
 Focal length
 4.26 mm
Flash Type
LED 
 Image Resolution 
 4032 x 3024  pixels  
 12.19 MP  
Video resolution
 3840 x 2160  pixels 
 8.29 MP 
Video FPS
 30 fps 
Features 
Autofocus  
Continuous shooting  
Digital zoom  
Digital image stabilization 
 Optical image stabilization 
Geotagging  
Panorama  
HDR  
Touch focus  
Face detection 
White balance setting  
ISO setting  
Exposure compensation  
Self-timer  
Scene mode  
Sensor size- 1/2.6" 
Pixel size- 1.4 µm 
 Phase detection
Focal length (35 mm equivalent)- 26 mm 
Wide angel lens 78 degree
1080p @ 960 fps 
720p @ 960 fps 
Secondary rear camera- 12 MP (telephoto) 
Focal length (35 mm equivalent)- 52 mm (#2) 
Sensor size- 1/3.4" (#2)
Pixel size- 1.0 µm (#2)
Aperture size- f/2.4 (#2)
Wide angel lens- 45 degree (#2)
 2x optical zoom (#2)
 5x digital zoom (#2)
OIS for photos (#2)
Hybrid OIS/EIS for videos (#2)
Third rear camera- 12 MP (ultra-wide angle) 
Sensor size- 1/3.4" (#3)
Wide angel lens- 135 degree (#3)
Pixel size- 1.0 µm (#3)
Aperture size- f/2.4 (#3)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent)- 16 mm (#3) 
 Steady shot with intelligent active mode (5-axis stabilization) (#3)
Xperia 5 Front Camera
Sensor Type
CMOS
Aperture
 f/2 
Image Resolution 
 3264 x 2448  pixels  
  7.99 MP  
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080  pixels 
 2.07 MP 
Video FPS
 30 fps 
Features 
Pixel size- 1.12 µm 
Sensor size- 1/4" 
Wide-angle lens-84 degree
 HDR
 Steady shot with intelligent active mode (5-axis stabilization)
Xperia 5 Audio 
Loudspeaker  
Earpiece 
Stereo speakers 
192 kHz / 24-bit 
Dolby Atmos
Headphone adapter 
Xperia 5 Radio  
  No 
Xperia 5 Tracking /  Positioning  
 GPS  
 A-GPS  
 GLONASS 
Xperia 5 Wi-Fi  
 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999) 
 802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999) 
 802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003) 
 802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)  
 802.11n 5GHz 
 802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac) 
 Dual band 
 Wi-Fi Hotspot  
 Wi-Fi Direct 
 Wi-Fi Display
Xperia 5 Bluetooth  
Version 
 5.0 
Features 
A2DP 
AVRCP
DIP
GAP
HDP
HID
HSP
LE
MAP
OPP
PAN
PNAP/PAB
GAVDP  
SPP
 HFP
Xperia 5 USB  
Connector Type  
 USB Type-C 
Version 
  3.1 
Features 
Charging  
Mass Storage  
 On-The-Go 
Xperia 5 Headphone Jack  
 No  
Xperia 5 Connectivity
 Computer sync  
 OTA sync  
 Tethering 
 NFC 
 DLNA 
VoLTE 
Xperia 5 Browser  
HTML  
HTML5  
CSS 3  
  Xperia 5 Audio File Formats /  Codecs    
AAC  
AAC+ / aaPlus / HE-AAC v1 
AMR / AMR-NB / GSM-AMR  
AMR-WB 
aptX / apt-X 
aptX HD / apt-X HD / HE-AAC v2 
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2 
FLAC  
M4A 
MIDI  
MP3  
OGG  
WMA  
WAV  
DSEE HX 
 LDAC
DSD 
ALAC
Vorbis
Xperia 5 Video File Formats /  Codecs    
3GPP  
AVI  
DivX 
H.263 
H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC Video 
H.265 / MPEG-4 Part 2 / HEVC 
MKV 
MP4 
VP8 
VP9 
WebM 
WMV 
Xvid 
Xperia 5 Battery  
Capacity
 3140 mAh  
Type 
 Li-Polymer 
Features 
 Non-removable  
Fast charging 
Xperia Adaptive Charging
Battery care
 Smart Stimina
 USB Power Delivery (USB PD) fast charging
Charger Output Power
 5 V / 3 A
 9 V / 2 A
 12 V / 1.5 A
Quick Charge Technology
 Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Xperia 5 Launch  
Announced 
 2019, Sept.  
Status 
Release Sept. 2019
Xperia 5 Price  
 6 GB + 128 GB = 880 $
Xperia 5 Design  
Colors 
 Black 
 Blue
 Gray 
Red
Certification
IP68
 IP65
Width 
  68 mm  
  6.8 cm 
  0.22 ft  
  2.68 in  
Height 
  158 mm  
  15.8 cm 
  0.52 ft  
  6.22 in  
Thickness 
  8.2 mm  
  0.82 cm 
  0.03 ft  
 0.32 in  
Weight 
164 g
  0.36 Ibs 
  5.78 oz 
Volume 
  88.1 cm3  
  5.35 in3  
Body Materials
Aluminium alloy
  Glass 
SIM Card  
SIM Card Type  
Nano-SIM (4FF-fourth form factor, since 2012, 12.30 x 8.80 x 0.67 mm)  
Number of SIM Cards 
  1 
Features
 Dual SIM optional
Xperia 5 Mobile Network Technology and Bandwidth 
 UMTS (384 kbit/s)  
 EDGE  
 GPRS   
 HSPA+  
 LTE Cat 19/Cat 13 
   Networks    
GSM
GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS
UMTS 800 MHz (B6)
UMTS 800 MHz (B19)
UMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1700 MHz (B4) 
UMTS 1800 MHz (B3) 
 UMTS 1900 MHz (B2) 
 UMTS 1900 MHz (B1) 
LTE
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B13)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B28)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B29)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1500 MHz (B32)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B66)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B25)
 LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)


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