ash, 19 Oct 2020Yes, the phone is too tall, but if you expect you will get a truly compact phone with SD 865 a... moreI hope more people understand this, without blindly spamming "too tall" I have the Xperia 10ii and my old Xperia Z5 feels huge! I wanted this one but its out of my budget! This is the sweet spot, or rather roided up version of the 5ii. Same size but with monster specs!
Sony user, 20 Oct 2020158 mm, 6.1 inch = compact phone? Maybe in 2016.Depends on what type of compact are you looking for, it's narrow but tall.
Not many phones are 68mm wide which allows you to grasp the phone easily. But it's as tall as a normal sized phone - could be a drawback; top heavy or could be more screen for you.
Everyone's need is different.
I pre-ordered mine a week ago, this phone has everything I've looking for, thank you Sony!
ash, 19 Oct 2020Yes, the phone is too tall, but if you expect you will get a truly compact phone with SD 865 a... morei dont care about latest cpu, in fact my perfect phone would be a mix of this one and pixel 5. give me a sd765 and 4000 battery and I'm super fine.. and p5 is 145mm tall.
don't know about the width though, I should try xperia 5 II live to really understand, but i dont think ill find any shop with it here sadly... but i love sony, i had several, and last one was xz2c ;)
robsi, 18 Oct 2020it could be the perfect phone if: - it was a little shorter - it had wireless charging ... moreYes, the phone is too tall, but if you expect you will get a truly compact phone with SD 865 and 4000mAh battery, then keep dreaming. This is the smallest form factor possible and being tall and narrow is much more ergonomic than being short and wide, trust me. When I go back to my old 16:9 phone after few days with the Xperia 5 II, I am like WTF is that wide thing 😊
it could be the perfect phone if:
- it was a little shorter
- it had wireless charging
skip... fingers crossed for next model...
Is Sony Xperia 5 I dual sim better or single sim. The headphones deal is with the dual only
Asif0044, 16 Oct 2020This phone is truely impressed me, but I must say that to be in the competetion, it should ha... moreMegapixels never determine camera quality, bro. Camera quality is completely upon software and processor optimization.
emika, 17 Oct 2020how about the rear camera? compared to the other flagship class phone.
there is a rumor that ... moreHeh, I replied before you questioned. :D.
It is false rumors.
It uses autoHDR, and Photos are great.
Lowlights are as I said below.
As for tripods, it is a Sony Xperias highlight, if you actually put one at a tripod for a lowlight shoot, doubt you ll get better lowlights anywhere mobile else...
Mind You, I aint talking NightModes here, just excellent minimum noise smartphone camera photos.
If youre asking for nightmodes, search somewhere else.
This phone right here is, besides the price, there literally best phone around with the most features. And a headphone jack! Thanks sony. A cheaper (400$) SD765G variant would be great too
ash, 17 Oct 2020Yes, every phone can withstand some rain. But if you are actively using your phone for extreme... moreWell we can say you were lucky thats all.
But still its a gimmick.
For just 5 bucks here in my country in Slovakia you can buy monthly insurance cost 5 per month to protect your phone from any and all kinds of damage for as long as you pay the insurance.
Its a much cheaper option to be honest,
In lowlight photography Photography Pro AUTO mode uses too much exposure. Hope they adress it in an update.
I would recommend using MR mode, memorized at P mode/autoHDR/ISO 500/SS 1/4, for great balanced handheld lowlights without excessive blownouts due to exposure.
Tann Hauser, 17 Oct 2020On a note:
DSV greatly enhances base im music apps like DI.fm, etc.
It makes like a mini m... morehow about the rear camera? compared to the other flagship class phone.
there is a rumor that the camera is not really great for a quick shot. especially for low light without a tripod
On a note 2:
Yes, autoHDR is active in Photography Pro AUTO mode, so yes, you have a point n shoot alike camera experience just as on any other flagship phone. And I am glad sony doesnt overdo it in processing, Its got a nice natural look to it.
Additional P/S/M mode you have to set it to auto in options, and you get a fully manual HDR photo camera at your disposal.
Photos are excellent.
CptPower, 17 Oct 2020Man i understand your feelings but the IP cwrtification is gimmick some rain can whitstand any... moreYes, every phone can withstand some rain. But if you are actively using your phone for extreme sports or if you are living in a rainy climate, then the IP rating is in no way a gimmick. My last two phones were actually saved thanks to the IP rating (heavy storm on a motorcycle trip, heavy storm on an outside gig, falling into a river etc.)
On a note:
DSV greatly enhances base im music apps like DI.fm, etc.
It makes like a mini mobile subwoofer effect.
The difference with it on or off is really noticable.
So IMO, DSV is a great little tech addon to media experience on this phone.
Haptics are great also, if anyone is in question.
pan, 16 Oct 2020About the camera i said just sayn i know u are right and megapixels arent everything but mostl... moreMan i understand your feelings but the IP cwrtification is gimmick some rain can whitstand any phone.
Had Lenovo Vibeshot before i bought my Moto X4 back in 2017 and it worked pretty well even under rainy conditions and thats a chinese phone with a no IP certification.
Just an example a customer came to our stores with Sony Z5 premium to fix water damage.
In a childs rubber pool he took 2 photos of his twins and the phone died.
Another customer working on constructions came with a CAT S61 also to fix water damage.
Sometimes when you are unlucky or have a bad day even the unexpected can happen and you cant avoid it.