Sony has unveiled its latest premium compact flagship smartphone – the Xperia 5 V. The phone brings top-of-the-line features like the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, an advanced camera setup; 3 focal lengths in 2 lenses, and a durable design.
Sony Xperia 5 V Specifications
- Display: 6.1-inch OLED, FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate
- Processor: Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
- RAM & Storage: 8GB RAM, 128GB storage
- Rear Camera: 52MP/48MP main + 12MP Ultrawide Exmor T for mobile
- Front Camera: 12MP
- Battery: 5000mAh, 30W fast charging
- Software: Android 13
- Connectivity: 5G, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC
- Others: IP65/68 rating, 3.5mm headphone jack
Price and Availability
Sony Xperia 5 V is priced at €999, $1084, ₹89,667 for the global markets.
Display and Design
The Xperia 5 V sports a 6.1-inch 21:9 aspect ratio OLED display with Full HD+ resolution. It has a silky smooth 120Hz refresh rate and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2.
With dimensions of 8.6mm thickness and 182 grams weight, the phone offers easy one-handed use. The metal frame and Gorilla Glass back panel give it a premium in-hand feel. The Xperia 5 V carries an IP65/68 rating making it dust and water-resistant.
Performance and Software
Powering the Xperia 5 V is the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform based on a 4nm manufacturing process. It is coupled with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The software is Android 13 with Sony’s minimal UI customizations.
In the optics department, the Xperia 5 V features a dual 12MP camera array. It consists of a 52MP/48 primary sensor and a 12 MP ultrawide Exmor T for mobile. There is also a 12MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calling.
Battery and Connectivity
The phone packs a 5000mAh battery and offers 30W wired fast charging. Wireless and reverse wireless charging are supported as well. For connectivity, there is 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, GPS and a USB Type-C port. The 3.5mm headphone jack is retained as well.
The Sony Xperia 5 V brings some welcome upgrades as a compact Android flagship phone. The vibrant 6.1-inch 120Hz OLED display, flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, and 5G connectivity make it future-proof.
Xperia 5 V looks like a capable compact flagship phone for Sony fans wanting top-tier performance and features in a pocketable form factor. It carves a niche as a capable premium compact flagship in a market dominated by bulky phones.