October 1, 2023

Sony released the Sony Xperia 5 V, its latest compact flagship smartphone late last week. Despite a more portable size, it comes with a larger main sensor but drops the telephoto lens that the Xperia 5 IV rocked.

Sony Xperia 5 V

The Sony Xperia 5 V has the same 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED panel as its predecessor complete with the 120Hz refresh rate.

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However, the upgrade lies in the camera department with a larger 1/1.35-inch 52MP main lens, the same used in the Xperia 1 V. It shoots 24mm 12MP photos by default but because of the larger sensor, it can take in more light compared to the predecessor. The Xperia 5 V’s main lens is said to effectively shoot like a 48MP lens.

The main sensor is joined by a 12MP ultrawide snapper with a 1/2.5-inch lens and a 16mm focal length. Based on the specs, it seems to be the same lens used in the Xperia 1 V and the Xperia 5 IV.

Sony Xperia 5 V launch 3

The device is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and a 5000mAh battery. It also supports 30W fast charging and 18W wireless charging but it doesn’t come with a 30W charger out of the box. Sony has also included a 3.5mm headphone jack in its flagship device, which is pretty unique in the flagship market in 2023.

Full Specifications

Display 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED
120Hz refresh rate
Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
Storage 128GB (expandable via microSD card)
Rear Camera 52MP (1/1.35-inch sensor), 48MP effective
12MP ultrawide (1/2.5-inch sensor)
Front Camera 12MP
Battery 5000mAh
30W fast charging
18W wireless charging
OS Android 13
Colors Black
Platinum Silver

Pricing and Availability

Sony Xperia 5 V launch 1

The Sony Xperia 5 V will be available in the US, the UK, Europe, and selected parts of Asia. In Europe, it will be priced at EUR 999 (around PHP 61,100), while in the UK it is confirmed to be sold for GBP 849 (around PHP 60,800).

*Prices in PHP are direct conversions using the exchange rate at the time the content was published. These are not indicative of actual local pricing and don’t include additional costs like taxes, etc.

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