Sony Xperia 5 II Announced – Compact 5G CineAlta Smartphone

September 17th, 2020
Sony Xperia 5 II Announced - Compact 5G CineAlta Smartphone

Sony has just released a new 5G smartphone for filmmakers that is part of its CineAlta smartphone lineup: the Sony Xperia 5 II. This phone features a 21:1 CinemaWide 6.1″ FHD+ HDR OLED display. Also, there is a triple-lens camera paired with ZEISS optics that can capture 4K HDR 120fps footage, real-time Eye AF for humans and animals, etc. Let’s take a closer at it!

Sony Xperia 5 II – Xperia 1 II’s Little Brother

Sony continues to expand its lineup of 5G CineAlta smartphones with the Xperia 5 II. Indeed, earlier this year, they already released the Xperia 1 II and announced the Xperia Pro.

The Sony Xperia 5 II is a more compact option, but it has a lot of similarities with its big brother, the Xperia 1 II:

  • A triple-lens camera paired with ZEISS optics: 16mm/24mm/70mm.
  • Similar 1/1.7″ Exmor RS image sensor.
  • Photography Pro user interface allows you to adjust ISO, Shutter Speed manually, and EV Indicator, while also providing RAW photo (.dng) capture.
  • It can take 12Mp stills at up to 20 fps continuous burst shooting with real-time Eye AF for humans and animals and up to 20 fps continuous shooting with AF/AE on the 24mm camera. The 16mm and 70mm cameras can capture at up to 10 fps AF/AE.
  • 4K HDR movie recording at 24, 25, 30, and 60fps.
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  • A 3.5mm audio jack on top of the phone.
  • The Sony Xperia 5 II is powered with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with 5G connectivity.
  • The display support DCI-P3 and BT.2020 color spaces.
  • A 4.000mAh battery with wireless charging and a USB Type-C connector.
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  • IP65/68 water resistance and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on both sides.

But, there are also small differences between the Sony Xperia 5 II and its bigger brother.

Same but Different

Here is a shortlist of the differences between the Xperia 5 II and the Xperia 1 II:

  • The Sony Xperia 5 II can capture 4K HDR 120fps slow-motion footage.
  • The Xperia 5 II is smaller and lighter (158 x 68 x 8 mm for 163g vs. 166 x 72 x 7.9 mm with a weight of 181g for the Xperia 1 II).
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  • There is a 21:9 CinemaWide FHD+ HDR OLED display on the Xperia 5 II. The display is “only” 6.1″ vs. 6.5″ 4K HDR OLED on the Xperia 1 II.
  • The Xperia 5 II display has a 120Hz Refresh rate and 240Hz Motion blur reduction for smooth action, plus a 240Hz Touch scanning rate and Touch response improvements.
  • 6Gb of RAM and internal storage of 128Gb (microSDXC support up to 1Tb) for the Xperia 5 II. The Xperia 1 II has 8Gb of RAM and 256Gb of internal storage.
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Price and Availability

You got it. The Xperia 5 II is not a revolution, but a more compact version of the Xperia 1 II.

The Xperia 5 II will be available this October for €899.00 in a black, blue, or grey colorway. As a direct comparison, the Xperia 1 II is €1199.00.

What do you think about this new Sony Xperia 5 II smartphone? Do you already have the Xperia 1 II? Did you already try shooting with a Sony CineAlta smartphone? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!

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Edith Longfellow
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September 19th, 2020

Looks great. Too bad it runs android though. Makes it just an expensive point and shoot camera to most creatives who use iphones and don’t want to leave the ios world for the inferior android universe.

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September 17th, 2020

“they already released the Xperia 1 II and Xperia Pro”
To my understanding the Xperia Pro is yet to be announced.
There is currently no more information about the phone, its availability, or pricing.
Even Sony website do not have the size displayed.

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