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Sony Xperia 5

Sony Xperia 5
alaScore 93

39 reviews

Jan, 2021

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (

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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 : Andy Boxall (

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 (

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 : Preslav Kateliev (

Sony Xperia 5 Review: the best camera to fit in your pocket?


The Sony Xperia 5 is the spiritual successor to the Xperia Z Compact series — a series that packed all of the top-tier hardware from the brand's flagship phone but in a smaller body. And while small phones are not exactly what the general public wants,...

A compact-ish top-tier phone; Great cameras; Beautiful, distinct design; The display can look great if you tinker with it; Snappy performance, clean software

The fingerprint scanner is abysmal; Camera app needs extra work; Stereo speakers are tinny and underwhelming; We suffered some crashes and software instabilities (v. 55.0.A.7.115)

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (

Sony Xperia 5, hands on: A compact, wide-screen flagship-class handset Review | ZDNet


Like its larger Xperia 1 stablemate, the 6.1-inch Xperia 5 has a 21:9 OLED screen. As well as being more affordable, the Xperia 5 is more usable for those who struggle with large-screen phones.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Damien Wilde (

Sony Xperia 5 review: The not-so-compact, ‘compact’ phone [Video]


Finding a flagship phone in compact form is something that has become increasingly difficult as OEMs steadily move to building more oversized devices. However, Sony has persisted with their now-defunct “Compact” series, and more recently the Xperia 5....

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Oliver Cragg (

Sony Xperia 5 review: Not so Compact


Essentially a shrunken version of the Xperia 1, this spiritual successor to the Xperia Compact line struggles to reconcile Sony's newfound obsession with tall phones and the smaller form factor. There are some bright spots with the display quality and...

Top-tier performance ; Stylish hardware ; Bright, vibrant display ; Decent battery life ; Comprehensive audio suite

Too tall ; Disappointing cameras ; No headphone jack ; 21:9 isn't catching on ; Dull software

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Julius Stiebert (

Sony Xperia 5 review: a niche phone for 21:9 fans only | AndroidPIT


The Sony Xperia 5 is basically a somewhat shrunken version of the Sony Xperia 1. How is it in daily life? Read about it in our full review.

The Sony Xperia 5 is by no means a bad smartphone. But it is a smartphone that is only suitable for a certain target group. You don't just have to like the 21:9 display, you have to want it. Anyone who does not see any explicit benefit in this should...

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Damien Wilde (

Sony Xperia 5 hands-on: Smaller size, more palatable device [Video]


Sony has decided that we need a smaller, cheaper alternative to the not-so-popular Xperia 1. So for that reason, they have brought us the slightly more palatable Sony Xperia 5. expand full story

Sep, 2019

Expert review by : Jon Mundy (

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

Price comparison for Sony Xperia 5

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