Sony Xperia 5 II Review

Score: 87.2 / 100

Sony Xperia 5 II is a very powerful cellphone released back in the year 2020, counting with a high-tech Octa-Core processor clocking at 2840 MHz, a big size 6.1-inches screen, and two cameras, a 12 MP back camera and an 8 megapixels front camera.

The Sony Xperia 5 II ships with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250 chip, backed up by an extremely powerful 2.84 gigahertz Octa-Core processing unit with a big 8 GB of RAM memory. This phone has a 128 GB amazing internal storage and an SD memory slot, allowing you to install lots of apps, games, photos and videos without even thinking about filling the cellphone.

About its construction quality, the Sony Xperia 5 II is mainly built with Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6) and Aluminum . This cellphone feels much lighter than what you expect from a phone this size. The Sony Xperia 5 II is available in three different color options, black, blue and grey. This phone is a very compact phone, taking into consideration it packs a 6.1" screen and it only has 6.22" long. Being just 0.31" thick,this cellphone is thin and comfortable.

Sony equipped the Sony Xperia 5 II with an amazing 6.1" screen, and a 1080 x 2520 resolution, which makes everything look perfect.

This device has Wi-Fi capability (and it can provide it to other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), 5G crazy fast connectivity, 4G LTE-A super quick connectivity and also HSPA+ connection type (which is a lower speed 4G variation) and the fastest 3G connectivity, supported by HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. This phone works with a Nano SIM card for GSM networks.

This device is equipped with two cameras, a 12 mega-pixels back camera and an 8 mega-pixels front-facing camera. this cellphone's back camera lens has an aperture of F1.7 so it can capture sharp photographs even in dark conditions. It is capable of capturing videos in 3840x2160 (4K) at 120 fps. The camera also has time lapse video.

This cellphone features a big 4000 mAh non-removable battery, enough to provide this cellphone with an impressive battery duration. An issue to take into consideration is that the Sony Xperia 5 II's battery is non-replaceable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it begins to have trouble holding its charge, although with so much capacity you will probably discard this phone before that becomes a real problem.

This cellphone also features plenty of cool features such as Biometric fingerprint, NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your cellphone close to another NFC device or tag), Bluetooth (allows communication with other phones and accessories) and GPS Geolocation, and plenty of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

This cellphone might not be a great choice considering it is offerred for 848 dollars, while some similar phones are offerred cheaper than that. If you will use this cellphone majorly for internet broswing and social networks, you love taking photographs, are looking for a device for playing games or want a device for work, this phone is a great option .

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Device Type:Phone
Dimensions:6.22 x 2.68 x 0.31 inchesMetric15.8 x 6.81 x 0.79 cmImperial
Weight:5.75 ouncesMetric163.01 gImperial
Colors:Black, Blue and Grey
Materials:Aluminum and Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6)
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2020-10-12
Price:$ 848.00


Screen Type:OLED
Size:6.1 inchesMetric15.5 cmImperial
Resolution:2520 x 1080 pixels
Pixel density:449 pixels per inchMetric176.77 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SM8250
Processor:Kryo 585, 64-bit, 7 nm (Octa-Core 2840 MHz)
RAM Memory:8 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 650
Internal Memory:128 GB
SD Card Slot:microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)


Capacity:4000 mAh


Back camera:12 megapixels
    Focal length:24mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.59 inches (1/1.7")
Front camera:8 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (120 fps) (4K)
Camera features:Time Lapse Video


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
5G Bands:n1, n3, n8, n28, n77, n78, SA, NSA
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)
UMTS Bands:Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900)
Technologies:5G, LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 5.1
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor