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Sony Xperia 5 V

Sony Xperia 5 V
alaScore 98

23 reviews

Feb, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Sony Xperia 5 V. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The battery and camera also get good feedback. There are some critical views about the price. There are some mixed opinions about the usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia 5 V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia 5 V Review

 

The cheaper, smaller and bit more approachable 2023 Xperia flagship.

Pocketable size ; Long battery life ; Bucks trends with headphone jack and microSD

No zoom camera ; Beaten on value by big names ; Low light photos a grade below the best

The Xperia 5 V is a pocket-friendly and powerful phone with unusual features like a headphone jack and expandable memory. It’s not perfect, but it is very easy to live with.

Nov, 2023

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony Xperia 5 V review

 

Sony's final Mark V phone continues its trend of AV excellence

Sharp and detailed image ; Excellent contrast and depth ; Natural and rich sound

Speakers sound slightly lightweight

Sony’s mid-range smartphone is cheaper than its predecessor while still offering the same excellent portable cinematic experience

Oct, 2023

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sony Xperia 5 V review: small phone, big camera vibes

 

If you're looking for a small Android flagship, Sony's fifth-gen Xperia 5 is mini in size but major in the camera department

It's really small – exactly what some will want! ; True flagship power & decent battery life ; Super-snappy & detailed camera operation

It's really small – some will find it hard to use! ; Still pricey for a small phone ; No telephoto zoom camera

The Sony Xperia 5 V is a small phone that won't be for everyone on account of its elongated design. For those who love this specific scale, however, it's the stellar main camera, top-tier hardware, and decent battery life that make it a niche beast.

Oct, 2023

Expert review by : Yasmine Crossland (pocket-lint.com)

The Sony Xperia 5 V is the pocketable camera phone I didn't know I needed

 

Sony's smallest smartphone is packed full of flagship-level features and the camera is top-tier.

All-day battery life ; Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor ; Includes a 3.5mm audio port and camera shuttter button

Expensive ; The 6.1-inch screen can feel cramped ; Slow charging

The Sony Xperia 5 V packs flagship features, impressive performance, and an iconic Xperia camera system into a small package. Photography and videography enthusiasts will get on particularly well with it, but that's not all it has to boast about.

Jan, 2024

Expert review by : Tom Morgan-Freelander (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia 5 V review: the Sony sweet spot

 

This feature-filled monolith with capable cameras and great battery life, the Sony Xperia 5 V is the obvious choice for most Sony fans

Brings back all the familiar Sony must-haves ; Flagship performance and long-lasting battery ; Very capable main camera with many manual modes

Contrast-heavy photos not to all tastes ; No adaptive refresh rate ; Skinny aspect screen can be divisive

Stuffed full of features and packing photographer-friendly cameras, the Xperia 5 V is everything we’d expect from a mainstream Sony smartphone – only now it’s also a little more newbie-friendly.

Sep, 2023

Expert review by : GSMArena Team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia 5 V review

 

Compact. Creative. Powerful. That is how Sony advertises the Xperia 5 V. And it most definitely looks like it will live up to those expectations. The new...

Classic design, compact, lightweight, grippy, well-protected.

No charger and no cable in the box.

Being an expensive device makes the Xperia 5 V a tough sell, but far from impossible. This phone, just like many other Xperias, has a unique charm and innovative set of features - a combo that will make it attractive to the right people for sure.

Sep, 2023

Expert review by : Simon Hill (wired.com)

Review: Sony Xperia 5 V

 

Sony's more affordable Xperia is five-by-five, with punchy performance and a quality camera, but it's still too expensive.

Slick performance. Solid battery life. Includes a headphone port and microSD card slot. Physical camera button and manual mode.

Not available in the US. Still too expensive. Nothing else comes in the box. Lackluster software update policy: two Android OS upgrades and three years of security patches.

Oct, 2023

Expert review by : Mariyan Slavov (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia 5 V Review: Baby steps

 

The Sony Xperia 5 Mark V is the latest compact flagship offering from Sony. It's the "tock" part of the cycle, launching in the second half of the year, complementing the bigger Xperia 1 V flagship and the budget Xperia 10 V phone, which both launched...

Premium design with great build quality ; Compact size ; Fast and snappy ; 48MP Exmor T main camera sensor ; Bright 6.1-inch OLED display with great color accuracy ; MicroSD card (up to 1TB) ; 3.5mm audio jack ; Loud stereo speakers ; Solid battery...

Gets hot under load ; No variable refresh rate ; Slow fingerprint scanner ; Expensive ; Barebone retail box ; Heavier and thicker than its predecessor ; Notification LED is gone ; Gets hot under load ; No variable refresh rate ; Slow fingerprint...

Oct, 2023

Expert review by : Tom Morgan-Freelander (stuff.tv_in)

Sony Xperia 5 V review: the Sony sweet spot

 

This feature-filled monolith with capable cameras and great battery life, the Sony Xperia 5 V is the obvious choice for most Sony fans

Brings back all the familiar Sony must-haves ; Flagship performance and long-lasting battery ; Very capable main camera with many manual modes

Contrast-heavy photos not to all tastes ; No adaptive refresh rate ; Skinny aspect screen can be divisive

Stuffed full of features and packing photographer-friendly cameras, the Xperia 5 V is everything we’d expect from a mainstream Sony smartphone – only now it’s also a little more newbie-friendly.

Sep, 2023