Lengthy stay the Xperia Compact household! It seems that Sony heard our prayers and determined to launch one other compact flagship even when the brand new member to the household does not have “Compact” in its title. Whereas the brand new naming scheme may not instantly give it away the Xperia 5 is definitely a minimized Xperia 1.

Sony Xperia 5 in for review

It is rocking the identical high-end {hardware} and design. The decision has been downgraded to 1080p and the battery capability has been decreased barely, however contemplating the smaller display dimension we are literally anticipating higher battery life.

Xperia 5 (on the left) and Xperia 1 (on the right)Xperia 5 (on the left) and Xperia 1 (on the precise)

The brand new 6.1-inch display retains the cinematic 21:9 side ratio and OLED panel although, plus options like X-Actuality Engine, HDR BT.2020-compliance and 100% DCI-P3 protection. It is also protected by a Gorilla Glass 6 layer.

Sony Xperia 5 in for review

The battery has been decreased to three,140 mAh in comparison with the three,350 mAh on the larger Xperia 1, however if you issue within the smaller display and decrease decision something however longer endurance can be a shock.

The Xperia 5 is pushed by the Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of inner storage and that is the one out there reminiscence configuration. That is higher than Xperia 1’s base 6GB/64GB model.

Sony Xperia 5 in for review

The digicam setup stays unchanged – three 12MP modules – f/1.6 lens and OIS for the primary one, 12MP f/2.four and OIS for the 2x telephoto and f/2.four lens for the ultra-wide. The front-facing shooter is 8MP with f/2.zero aperture. Sony did carry a few camera-related software program enhancements, which might be delivered to the older Xperia 1 ultimately.

Xperia 5 (on the left) and Xperia 1 (on the right)Xperia 5 (on the left) and Xperia 1 (on the precise)

Talking of the cameras, they’re now positioned within the upper-right nook of the again panel versus the centered design on the Xperia 1.

We count on the identical efficiency from the chipset and the cameras on the brand new Xperia 5 however battery life and general person expertise will differ so you will have to attend for our full evaluate to come back out to know extra. Keep tuned.