Sony Xperia 5V: minimalist design for a gaming mobile

Sony Xperia 5V

Just before Christmas the Sony Xperia 5V, a mobile phone specially designed for that user profile that gives great importance to the use of the smartphone to play and to consume multimedia content. That is something that can be understood immediately by taking a look at both its physical characteristics and its equipment.

What new features do we find in this new device compared to the previous model? Surprisingly, a considerably lower price, although we are still talking about a mobile whose price is around 1.000 euros. However, that does not mean that we will find less. We explain everything in detail below:

General aesthetics and characteristics of the screen

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Within the current panorama that dominates the mobile phone market, the Sony Xperia 5V is, without a doubt, a different bet than the rest. Aesthetically, we find a compact format, with an elongated screen and quality materials for the casing (aluminum and glass) with a matte, clean and beautiful finish. The result is a mobile very comfortable and light which adapts well to the shape of the hand.

In fact, it exhibits the same design language as the previous model. The main difference (besides the size) is the reduction of the module that houses the rear cameras, where there are only two lenses. It is available in three colors: black, silver and blue. On the other hand, speaking of safety, it should be noted that it has IP68 certification for resistance to water and dust.

We must also highlight the 21:9 screen format, unusual for a smartphone. It's about a panel OLED with resolution of 2.520 x 1.080 pixels, which offers very natural, vivid colors, without reaching saturation at any time. The image refresh rate is 120 Hz and the brightness is more than acceptable.

Good performance for gaming

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Although the Xperia 5V is slightly below the Xperia 4V in many aspects, it is fair to say that it is still a high-end mobile with excellent performance. Much of this is due to its powerful processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen2.

This processor works in conjunction with a RAM 8 GB and 128 GB of internal storage (can be expanded up to 1 TB via microSD card). The combination is successful and guarantees powerful and fluid performance, ideal for gaming. Also the sound is better thanks to the system DSEE Ultimate managed through artificial intelligence. In this sense, we must mention the existence of a 3,5 millimeter port for headphones, something that is not usually seen much in mobile phones of this price.

Depending on the demands of the game, we will be able to adjust screen and mobile parameters during the game. This is one of the few points in which this mobile is better than its predecessor.

Sony seems to have solved the classics overheating problems of their Xperia phones, although only in part. The Japanese brand resists using heat dissipation systems, as other manufacturers do, and has simply resorted to modifying the design of the case. In this model this aspect improves, it is true, but the problem is still there.

Battery and camera set

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Despite its size, the Xperia 5V has a 5.000 mAh capacity battery. That guarantees more than acceptable autonomy: between 8 and 9 hours with intensive use with games and watching videos, and up to two days without having to recharge with normal use.

A weakness that already seems endemic in any Sony mobile is the limitation regarding fast charging. By only supporting 30W wired charging power, the process takes almost an hour and a half. To compensate for this, we have the option to charge the smartphone wirelessly (wireless charging and reverse wireless charging).

El photographic system The Sony Xperia 5 V consists of a 12 megapixel front camera plus two rear cameras (a 48 megapixel main and a 12 megapixel wide angle). Thus the telephoto sensor of the previous model disappears. A panoply that, thanks to the Native Photo Pro and Video Pro apps, allow us to obtain great image results.

Conclusions (pros and cons)

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The Sony Xperia 5 V is a model that continues in the same vein as the other models in the range, adding some new differentiating features. Among them, its compact size and its screen, with an unusual format, stand out.

Their most notable aspects They are found in its excellent overall performance, which is given by the more powerful Snapdragon chip, and in the improved capacity of its battery. To this we must add the high-quality OLED screen and the general ergonomic design of the mobile. The cameras and their magnificent performance are another great plus of this smartphone, despite the unjustified absence of the telephoto sensor.

But it must also be said that This Sony Xperia V5 repeats some of the errors already present in previous models. The LTPO technology on the screen is missed, something almost inexcusable in a mobile phone of this category, as well as the fact that fast charging is still limited to 30W.

Putting everything in the balance (also the fact that it is offered at a price 50 euros cheaper than that of the V4), it is fair to say that the Sony Xperia 5V is a mobile highly recommended for those who usually play regularly with their devices. However, considering all aspects in general, it is possible that there are on the market other models with better quality-price ratio.

Sony Xperia 5V: Technical sheet

  • DIMENSIONS: 154 x 68 x 8,5 mm
  • WEIGHT: g 182
  • SCREEN: 6.1″ OLED, with a resolution of 2.520 x 1.080 pixels and 120 Hz refresh rate
  • PROCESSOR: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  • STORAGE: 128 GB (expandable up to 1 TB via microSD)
  • FRONT CAMERA: 12 MP, f/2.0
    • Main: 48 MP, f/1.59 and optical stabilizer
    • Wide angle: 12 MP, f/2.2
  • BATTERY: 5.000 mAh, with 30W charging (wireless charging and reverse wireless charging).
  • CONNECTIVITY: Bluetooth 5.3, WiFi 6e, NFC, GPS
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Android 13
  • OTHER HIGHLIGHTED FEATURES: Side fingerprint reader, IP65/68 water resistance and dust protection
  • SALE PRICE: 999 euros

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