A few weeks ago Sony launched its new great terminal in the world of mobile telephony, the Sony Xperia 5 II, a very full dedicated to all types of public that performs well both for those who want use it to play as all those who like the world of photography, all accompanied by a good autonomy to forget about being aware of the charger throughout the day.
We at Vandal have been testing this phone for a couple of weeks and of course we could not be more satisfied with the result, with a great combination of characteristics both technical and physical (that is, size and weight) that have made it one of our favorite phones.
To begin, as always, we are going to show you the most important technical characteristics of the Sony Xperia 5 II:
- Screen: 6.1 “OLED 21: 9 CinemaWide display, 2520 x 1080 pixel resolution, HDR, 120 Hz.
- Durability: IP65 / 68 water resistance, Gorilla Glass 6 glass
- SOC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 128 GB UFS (expandable with microSD up to 1TB)
- Sim capacity: Double Nano SIM
- With: 4000 mAh
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G y 5G
- Connectivity: Wifi, GPS, Bluetooth 5.1, uSB-C, Minijack
- Fingerprint sensor
- Cmara: Tripel rear with 12 MP resolution, front with 8MP lens
- SO: Android 10
The first thing that strikes us as soon as we take the phone out of its box for the first time is that we are facing a quite compact mobile for everything that it offers us, something that we like a lot and that we prefer to other terminals like the Legion Phone Duel, which we also analyzed and it was a very powerful machine but too big and heavy for our liking (although this is totally subjective, of course).
In total we find a phone with some dimensions of 158 68 8 mm and a weight of 163 grams, lighter and more compact than our usual telephone (an A51) and with a robust and high quality that gives us the feeling of being in front of the phone that is, a high-end one, with a very rewarding feeling at the time of having it in our hand although with the inconvenience that it is extremely slippery, so you have to be very careful when placing it on certain types of surface or when we grab it, since the chances of it dropping if it is not accompanied by a cover are high, being the only downside of the terminal.
Luckily, to compensate for this the Xperia 5 II has a proteccin con cristal Corning Gorilla Glass 6 which makes this a device very resistant to falls in addition to having water resistance IP65 / 68 that allows us to submerge it in water without any problems in case we have some kind of accident and it ends up in the sink while we wash the dishes, for example.
After turning on the phone and starting to use it, another thing that catches our attention is the quality of your screen with a 6.1-inch OLED panel with a resolution of 2520 x 1080 pixels that offers us HDR image as well as a 120 Hz refresh rate to watch our favorite video games as smoothly as possible, something we have noticed since we installed our first titles to test the phone. In addition, thinking of the players also has a 240 Hz contact read rate to minimize the response time when using the touch controls while gaming, all while enjoying good image quality with great calibration in colors and brightness.
This Xperia 5 II has plenty of power to play with and is equipped with the SoC para mviles Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G that features an Adreno 650 graphic as well as backed by 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS storage as well as the possibility of expanding this storage with microSD cards of up to 1 TB so that we have plenty of space for our games, videos or photographs.
When it comes to playing, this power translates into a excellent performance in all types of games top-notch like Genshin Impact, Asphalt 9 O PUBG Mobile besides being specially optimized for use in Call of Duty Mobile It looks very, very good in this terminal thanks, among other things, to the already mentioned screen with its 120 Hz refresh rate. Precisely this Call of Duty Mobile It comes pre-installed on your phone thanks to an agreement with Activision. Another application installed by default and quite logically is the PlayStation app to manage our purchases or downloads on PS4 or PS5 as well as to talk to our friends on both platforms. In addition we have also done some performance tests with 3DMark and Geekbench 5 that you can see accompanying this report.
Another critical point of the terminal both to play and to view multimedia content is the sound, counting on a great integration of its speakers that offers us a loud and clear audio signal, in addition to having integrated the Dolby Atmos technologies and 360 Reality Audio surround sound that has integrated hardware to offer us a 3D sound that It responds very well if we have headphones connected. One last point is that Sony continues to bet on the conexin minijack for our headphones, a connection that the one who writes defend at all costs far above the one increasingly used by USB.
Another of the strengths of the Sony Xperia 5 II is its camera, with a 12MP triple lens rear camera with a main lens, a telephoto lens and an ultra-wide angle that offer us excellent performance in photographs and videos. Sony has bet heavily on the camera (or cameras) of this phone and offers us both a basic application for all those who are not great photography gurus and an advanced application to take photos or record videos with a large number of options that they will satisfy everyone. In addition we also find a front camera with an 8 megapixel sensor that offers us a good performance in selfies. You have several images taken with the camera of this Sony Xperia 5 II accompanying this article.
Moving to autonomy we find a with 4000 mAh that has offered us sufficient autonomy to use the telephone during normal use, using messaging programs, playing during spare time, talking on the phone, watching some videos or consulting our social networks. Obviously when we have made intensive use of the games this autonomy is reduced but no matter how much we play, we allow to reach the end of the day without too much effort.
Next to the battery we find a fast charging system that is one of the most “normal” sections of the phone and is one step below from other devices in their range, something that they try to compensate with an adaptive charge to take better care of the battery, with a slow charge that is configured automatically as soon as the phone learns from our habits (for example, charging it when going to bed) , making a trickle charge of several hours duration to increase the durability of the battery.
Sony Xperia 5 II is one of our favorite phones, a powerful and very balanced terminal that is an all-rounder to satisfy both those who want to enjoy video games in style as well as those who love photography and even those who want a more “mundane” use of this terminal, also finding ourselves with a phone with an elegant, beautiful appearance and with a compact size and a fairly light weight, forgoing the emblems of other phones to play that use a more voluminous and daring finish.
We have made this article with a Sony Xperia 5 II provided by Sony.