Sony Xperia 5 II official; 120Hz, 5G and larger battery


Sony has expanded its lineup with a new Xperia phone with 5G support. It is a relatively compact model with 6.1 inch OLED display that looks very smooth thanks to the 120Hz refresh rate. The Xperia X5 II is also the 2nd Sony phone with 5G support.

Compared to the predecessor of the Xperia 5 II it has a much larger battery of 4000 mAh compared to 3140mAh in the Xperia 5. Strangely enough, Sony hardly pays any attention to this in its press release. Probably because that extra capacity is needed for the other new features of the 'Mark 2'.

Sony Xperia 5 II in hands
Sony Xperia 5 II with 4K slow-mo video

We're talking about the brand-new 120Hz CinemaWide screen. A refresh rate of 120 Hertz and 240Hz Motion blur reduction and Touch scanning rate ensures not only faster response but also smoother images. Ideal for playing games. You can even connect the Xperia 5 II to a DualShock4 controller to play Call of Duty. As usual, the integration with other Sony products is as expected.

First with 120fps slow-motion video in 4K HDR

On paper the Sony Xperia 5 II again has a camera consisting of three 12 megapixel sensors. Still this is a different trio. One with Realtime Eye AF that automatically focuses on your subject's eye, and now with 4K HDR slow motion video at 120fps. According to Sony, this makes the 5 II the first smartphone in the world that can do that.

Sony Xperia 5 II music listening
Back again; the headphone jack

Sony has reversed its decision to remove the headphone port. On the Xperia 5 II you will find it on top again. Sony has even improved the signal-to-noise ratio with a neat 90%. This improved sound quality comes in handy because you get 3 months of free subscription to Tidal's streaming service. Prices start at 899 euros for the colors blue and black. There is also a gray variant but it doesn't seem to come out everywhere. Sony expects the Xperia 5 Mark 2 in stores in mid-October.


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