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Sony Xperia 5 II: Snapdragon 865, 120Hz display, Triple 12-megapixel cameras

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Recent Sony smartphones are some of the most underrated in the market — possibly including this latest one, the Sony Xperia 5 II.

Unlike most flagship phones in the market, the Sony Xperia 5 II has a sleek build with its tall 21:9 aspect ratio screen, curved corners, and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. And unlike other Sony smartphones, this latest Xperia device highlights its gaming capabilities.

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Staying true to its flagship status, the 6.5-inch OLED screen has HDR support and a Creator Mode that displays colors in films like what directors intended to. Although, it only has an FHD+ resolution.

Of course, it will have a smooth 120Hz refresh rate with a responsive 240Hz touch sampling. It’s then powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 — the standard model, not the Plus. It’s then bundled with a generous 8GB of RAM and 256GB of expandable storage.

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The cameras are quite similar. There are three 12-megapixel sensors on the back with different lens variations. The main one has the regular 24mm FoV that has an OIS and f/1.7 aperture. We also have an ultra-wide shooter with Dual-Pixel AF, and a 70mm lens that’s capable of 3x zoom.

We then have a 4,000mAh battery with a disappointing-for-this-era 18W fast charger. Although, you can use a more powerful 21W charger if you have one. On the upside, it has a new Battery Care and H.S. (heat suppression) features that reduce battery degradation.

The Sony Xperia 5 II has an official price of USD949 (around Php46,000) with pre-orders starting on September 29 and will ship all the way on December 4. Pre-order units will get USD399 worth of freebies that includes a gaming headset, 10,000mAh power bank, and 21,600 Call of Duty Mobile in-game points.

Sony is also releasing a stand cover and style cover for the Xperia 5 II.

Sony Xperia 5 II Specs

  • Android 10
  • Dual SIM
  • 6.1-inch OLED display, 2520 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~449ppi
  • 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling
  • HDR BT.2020, Creator Mode, X-Reality Engine, Triluminos
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 6 (front and back)
  • 2.84GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • Adreno 650 GPU
  • 256GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • 12-megapixel (f/1.7, Dual PIXL PDAF, OIS) + 12-megapixel (ultra-wide, Dual-pixel PDAF) + 12-megapixel (telephoto, 2x zoom, OIS, PDAF) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 6, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 158 x 68 x 8mm
  • Weight: 163g
  • Colors: Pink, Blue, Grey, Black
  • 4,000mAh battery, 18W charger included, 21W charging support

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