The new Xperia 5 II takes after Xperia 5 which was released last year, maintaining its form-factor and weight while refining its design. It also has a new 4000mah battery due to improved internal engineering and reorientation of the motherboard.
The company supposedly concentrated on the gaming-centric purpose of the device although when considered externally it does not appear like a gaming phone. The device has an internal heat dissipation system and a 120Hz refresh rate OLED and 240Hz sample rate touch input.
At the core of the phone there is a Snapdragon 865 SoC that gives the device a great performance.
It has a reasonable memory of 8GB DRAM and its storage capacities is at 128 and 256GB the memory can also be extended with the use of microSD cards.
X peria 5 II has similar designs with Xperia 1 II featuring identical front and back design. This implies that on the front of the phone there is still two top and bottom bezels rather than a more modern notches or hole-punch cameras. To compensate this, Sony offered two much better balanced stereo front speakers.
A difference in the ergonomics of the phone is that Xperia 5 II has a rounded side-frame design unlike the more rectangular and boxy design of the 1 II.
At 68mm width it’s slimmer than the smallest Galaxy S20, and weighs 163 grams. The battery compartment furthermore utilizes a larger footprint inside the phone and maximizes the space used in the frame.
Sony used a different display this time around. It’s a 2540 x 1080 resolution OLED screen, with a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 240Hz touch input sample rate.
Considering the user, a 120Hz refresh rate at FHD+ like on the Xperia 5 II is a reasonable decision.
The device has a very similar rear camera design to that of Xperia 1 II. These features: a main 24mm equivalent module with a 12MP 1/1.76” sensor with 1.8µm pixels and an f/1.7 optics system with OIS . This is improved by a 70mm similar 3x optical zoom 12MP 1.0µm f/2.4 module with OIS functioning as the telephoto camera, and also a 16mm equivalent 12MP 1.4µm f/2.2 module as the ultra-wide angle unit.
This time around, Sony brought back the 3.5mm headphone jack, with improved audio quality by enhancing cross-talk and the audio signal path.
The device also features IP68 water resistance.
Sony Xperia 5 II is expected to hit Europe in October, but the device will be available in US by December 4th.