Given its smaller, and therefore easier-to-handle, frame, the Sony Xperia 5 II has a 120Hz display that looks great. However, with a fairly high price, some smartphone users could be driven away. Add something to the reality that the device also has an irritating Google Assistant button. There is also no 4k display. But this one is really up for debate. Having a 4k display on a mobile phone really eats up your device’s battery life.
Still, the Sony Xperia 5 II is a flagship phone designed after the Sony Xperia 1 II. Compared to other top-tier mobile phones, it just had a cut on certain corners to make it more competitive in price (but still quite expensive IMO).
Sony Xperia 5 II: Quick Specifications
This phone is primarily focused on still photography and videography, since it carries the Xperia flag. It may not have the aforementioned 4k display, but it is sure to be a joy to hold and use at 6.1 inches with a resolution of Full HD Plus (1080 x 2520) because of its large screen.
With a 21:9 aspect ratio, since most movies nowadays have a widescreen ratio, the phone’s screen is optimized for watching multimedia content like movies.
There is also a 3.5 mm headphone jack at the top, and the cameras are still as good as the ones on the Xperia 1 II. The thick bezels around the display are what we do not like, though. Compared to previous iterations, although they’ve been reduced, Sony could have done a little more.
The Sony Xperia 5 II comes with 128 GB of storage space in just a single 8 GB RAM configuration.
On the right side, near the top, the phone has volume buttons. The Google Assistant button that can be set to initiate other functions is located below these buttons. Finally, near the lower right side, a camera shutter button can be used when taking photos in landscape orientation.
Between the volume and assistant keys sits the lock button. It doubles as a sensor for fingerprints. It works well, but it would have been better if Sony had included an under-display fingerprint sensor, given today ‘s trend.
At the bottom, the Xperia 5 II features a USB-C port. Having a dedicated audio jack on top allows users to recharge and listen to music simultaneously. Given the popularity of wireless earphones, it could be a trivial thing; but it is still a nice feature to have, especially for aspiring audiophiles.
The phone comes back with a smooth glass in the top-left corner with the camera array located. It only comes in either black or blue and, unfortunately, it looks like Sony has no plans to expand the color options of the Xperia 5 II.
Finally, for up to half an hour, the phone also comes with water resistance up to a depth of 1.5 meters.