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Sony Xperia 5 II

From $879 From 52 081 ₽ From 30 510 ₴
Status: Available.
Announced: September 2020.OS: Android 10 → 12. VDRD caring review: It is better not to buy!
  • Screen 6.1" OLED
  • Rear сamera 12 MP Wide 3 modules
  • Selfie camera 8 MP Wide
  • CPU 8 cores Snapdragon 865
  • Memory 8 GB RAM
  • Storage 128/256 GB ROM
  • Memory cards microSDXC
  • Battery 4 000 mAh
  • Thickness 8 mm
  • Sim Cards 2 items dual sim
  • 5G network
  • WaterProof
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Short description Sony Xperia 5 II

This is a smartphone on Android 10 with a very fast and productive processor, with a huge touchscreen size, with a good camera that has 3 modules (12 MP Wide, 12 MP Telephoto, 12 MP UltraWide), and the front camera here turned out to be absolutely ordinary. And Sony Xperia 5 II has such features: a slot for two SIM cards, dust and water protection.

Also known as: Sony Xperia 5 mark 2. And 5G not available in the US model.

Versions: SO-52A.

Disclaimer. The table shows the main technical characteristics of the device. For a full list of features and capabilities of this model, see the manufacturer’s website. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Important update: this model is updated to Android version 12.
Check the availability of the update version in your region on the manufacturer’s website.

Android version and market relevance

In September 2020 Sony company introduced its new smartphone Sony Xperia 5 II. This is a new model with support for two SIM cards and 5G-network, which is running on 10 and, according to the manufacturer, will be updated to a more recent version Android 12.

If you think that for today such an android smartphone on the version 10 already outdated, then we advise you to look DROID-smartphones in our directory, where we collected a list of devices on the latest version of Android.

Screen, body and battery

Good Sony Xperia 5 II battery received a volume of 4 000 mAh. In this case, the smartphone has huge touchscreen OLED with diagonal 6.1″ and with refresh rate 120 Hz. And besides, the front panel is 80-90% occupied by the touchscreen.

The thickness of such a body with a screen from edge to edge is 8 mm. This is a very thick case, we advise you to look in our catalog smartphones with thin cases, which fit comfortably in your hand.

The case Sony Xperia 5 II has a dust and water protection. Today this feature has already become the standard. Since 2017, more and more smartphones are manufactured with the protection of the enclosure in accordance with IP67, IP68, etc.

Main camera and selfie camera

The smartphone Sony Xperia 5 II has two cameras: main camera (12 MP Wide + 12 MP Telephoto + 12 MP UltraWide) and front-camera (8 MP Wide). If you look at the quality of the photo of the main camera, then you hardly will be satisfied with the quality of these photos, because the camera is rather weak. We advise buying (well, or at least look) camera phones. This is smartphones with very good cameras on the market.

In addition, the main camera has a feature, namely additional modules. It is better to judge about the advantages and disadvantages of several lenses in one smartphone, as well as about the possibilities of software image enhancement, by real photos and videos taken with such a camera. Therefore, be sure to look at all the photos of the Sony Xperia 5 II on this page in order to draw your conclusion on whether this is a good camera or not.

In this smartphone, the front camera is located as usual at the top of the screen, like in 99.9% of other models. We have collected smartphones with pop-up front camera in the catalog that may seem much more interesting to you. In these models, there are practically no frames around the screen, because the front camera is located inside the case and does not take up space above the screen. The selfie camera only pops up when you activate the front camera mode. Take a photo or video, exit the Camera application. And after that, the socket with the front camera drives into the body. Real engineering magic!

Processor and Internal Memory

A smartphone that always works fast, smoothly and does not overheat is a smartphone-dream! You can see how fast our Sony Xperia 5 II works in video reviews, and now let′s talk briefly about the characteristics of the processor and memory. This model received 8-core processor on the chipset Snapdragon 865. The amount of RAM is 8 GB.

The built-in memory on which you will store photos, videos, music and all your data, has a volume of 128 GB.But there are versions with more memory on 256 GB. In addition, the smartphone supports memory cards microSDXC.

Price for Sony Xperia 5 II: buy or not to buy?

Price Sony Xperia 5 II at the start of sales was $879. A smartphone with this price level got into the price segment “Flagships smartphones from $500” and got a very powerful processor, a huge touch screen, and the front camera is not too cool with a very weak main camera.

If you want to buy Sony Xperia 5 II, you can choose any online store or offline electronics store, the main thing is to have a guarantee for the smartphone and the desired version of the model you have chosen.

Before buying, if you have the opportunity, it is better to hold the phone in your hands, check the screen, the quality of the photo and video, look at the smoothness and speed of the interface. Never buy a “cat in a bag”, be sure to check everything before buying. Today, good smartphones are worth a lot of money, so it′s better to spend an extra ten minutes to eventually buy the model that will work well one or two years and help you in everything.

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31 May 2022

Sony Xperia 5 II started receiving Android 12 update

This is the second major software update for the Sony Xperia 5 II smartphone, which was announced in 2020 based on Android 10. The 1 GB version has received the number 58.2.A.0.899 and is available for download on models XQ-AS52 (Europe), XQ-AS72 (Asia), XQ-AS62 (USA).

Sony Xperia 5 II
Sony Xperia 5 II with Android 12

If you have one of these models, then you should have received an automatic notification when an update is available. If you didn’t receive it or missed it, you can go to Settings > Software update. In this menu, you will be able to update the Sony Xperia 5 II to the new version of Android 12.

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