Introducing Sony Xperia 5

Introducing Sony Xperia 5

Revealed in Berlin at IFA 2019, the Sony Xperia 5 is a flagship Android fans won't want to miss. With a cutting-edge triple-lens camera, large 6.1-inch OLED screen and eye-catching design that's both stylish and practical. Learn more about Sony's next addition to the Xperia line below.

Sony Xperia 5 Design

The Sony Xperia 5's design has both a premium look and feel. With a rectangular shape to compliment the display's cinematic 21:9 aspect ratio, the phone is tall, slim and streamlined with dimensions of 158 x 68 x 8.2mm and a weight of 164g.

Corners are elegantly curved, there's Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on both the front and back of the phone for excellent durability as well as improved protection, and the phone sports an IP65/68 water and dust resistant rating.

You'll also find no home button in sight. Instead, all Sony Xperia 5's buttons can be found tucked away on the right-side of the phone, including the shutter button, lock button, volume buttons and fingerprint scanner.

Sony Xperia 5 Display

The Full HD+ CinemaWide screen measures 6.1 inches and uses OLED technology to deliver a refined, clear and vivid picture that's bursting with colour. Thanks to its size, you can multi-task with ease using two windows. Feel like watching a YouTube video while you text a friend back? There's no need to pause your streaming, you can do so easily on the Sony Xperia 5.


The handset delivers an immersive, widescreen cinematic experience - whether you're streaming the latest movie or catching up on your favourite TV show. Gamers are sure to love the handset, with the widescreen display offering incredible playback for games like Fortnight, or for use with PlayStation 4's Dual Shock controller.

Sony Xperia 5 Camera

There are three 12MP cameras on the rear of the Sony Xperia 5 - a 12MP main camera, a 12MP telephoto camera and a 12MP super-wide angle camera. Combined, the three give budding photographers plenty of flexibility when it comes to taking different shots, and no matter what lens you utilise the result will always be a defined, sharp photo with true-to-life colour.

The telephoto lens on the rear camera is ideal for creating a bokeh effect, while the super-wide angle lens has a 130-degree field of view is incredible at capturing more into one photo - it's ideal for group shots or landscape photography.


Advanced optical image stabilisation helps to keep everything in focus, while 2x optical and 5x digital zoom features mean you can get closer to the action without losing image quality. Sony has added a bunch of extra camera features to the Xperia 5 as well, including precision Eye Autofocus technology to help you take stunning portraits, 10fps continuous shooting with AF (Autofocus) and AE (Auto Exposure) for snapping multiple images at once and RAW noise reduction.

You'll be able to record video in 4K HDR and edit with Cinema Pro where you can even add your own cinematic filter to change the mood on your video. Dolby Atmos sound will make watching your home movies back even more enjoyable too, as well as providing incredible sound for when you're listening to music.


There's an 8MP camera neatly tucked away on the Sony Xperia 5, that's built with display flash for lightning up your best features in dark conditions, unique portrait selfie effects to help you look your best and a hand and smile shutter - which will snap images automatically when it detects everyone in the shot is smiling, or trigger a timer if you wave your palm in front of the screen.

Sony Xperia 5 Power

Sony Xperia 5 features Qualcomm's advanced Snapdragon 855 CPU working together with 6GB RAM to provide an efficient, seamless performance. Thanks to the speed of the CPU, you won’t face any lagging on this device, even when you're asking it to perform demanding graphics or media-heavy tasks.

128GB internal memory is available, but if that's not enough you can upgrade up to 512GB via microSD card (sold separately).


Android Pie is available straight out of the box, and as well as system-focused features like Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness, you'll also find things like App Actions (where shortcuts will help you to complete tasks quickly) and Digital Wellbeing - an entire hub of tools centred around health.

Sony Xperia 5 Battery

You can expect a long-lasting performance from the Sony Xperia 5, thanks to the large 3,140mAh battery, and with Sony's Smart Stamina mode, you'll be able to do more on every charge.


Intelligently managing battery power, you'll be notified by the Xperia 5 if you're not going to make it to the end of the day without losing all of your charge. It'll prompt you to activate Stamina Mode, which will limit power to unnecessary background processes and apps to help keep the device going for longer. Then, when it's time to boot the Xperia 5 back up, fast charging will mean you can reach 50% in just 30 minutes.

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