This is, by far, one of the best phones to own in 2021, and 2022 for that matter. The screen is a superb masterpiece to the point where I'd rather watch a movie on the phone than on my laptop or TV. Battery life is great for this phone, even when gaming at 60fps (in-game), I get 5 to 7 hours of screen on time depending on gaming time. The battery charging time is relatively long and it drops exponentially - You'll charge to 60% in half an hour, 60% to 90% in another half an hour, and the last 10% in about 40 minutes. The camera has been improved. I don't fiddle much with the pro apps because I like the knowledge to utilize them properly but I've had an awesome experience with the stock camera app. Video could be stabilized better, but it's not bad by any means, it's just that the competition will do more in this field. Front facing stereo speakers were a bliss for gaming because I finally do not have to pay attention on how I hold the phone. The SD865 is power efficient and does not overheat in any circumstance, and that's what makes this phone a better buy than the 5iii. I have seen people report on the connectivity issue which I hadn't had personally. The 5G networks on this phone are a hit and miss because a number of bands are missing, but in my personal use that wasn't an issue.
5G, 21 Jun 2021Yes it still has network problems and it is getting worse. With Android 11 update sometimes... moreMost of the time is the network problem or bad weather and the router you use ! One remedy is to off the router and ON again or router and phone OFf and ON again !
Benne, 25 Oct 2021Same things happen with all cellphone ! Not only sonny ! Number one is weather condition the... moreYou are totaly 100 per cent correct ! You need a good router not fake ! It makes a huge difference !
Anthony707hp, 22 Nov 2021Does anyone know why 5g doesn't work in the US on this phone? I don't understand sin... moreThe cell modem doesn't support the bands that are available in the United States. It does, however pick up the 5G bands in Europe. So it is but isn't a 5G phone. I have it and LTE-A is still very fast, and stable vs the standard LTE phones.
Currently utilizing Dual Sim, DSDS..... FTW.
It gobbles battery a bit, still pretty good.
Does anyone know why 5g doesn't work in the US on this phone? I don't understand since its 5g capable.
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2021search these words in google xperia signal issue xperia wifi issue xperia data networ... morePut iphone, samsung, xiaomi or any keyword instead of sony and you will get same results. ✌️
Anonymous, 07 Sep 2021search these words in google xperia signal issue xperia wifi issue xperia data networ... moreSame things happen with all cellphone ! Not only sonny ! Number one is weather condition then network coverage of your area ! Your network provider ! Also better to have a powerful router ! Not a fake router !
captain fokou, 30 Sep 2021Now do the same for Apple, Samsung, huawei, xiaomi, oppo, vivo, oneplus... I've had several other brands of phones and only one bad Samsung for reception, which I think was the Note 3. I've had several Sony 5ii and they all have weak indoor signals. The latest update has possible helped the reception but the facts remain it's the poorest phone I've owned for reception. Even taken the SIM out and tried it in my mates cheap Chinese phone and it gets faster and more stable speeds compared to a so called premium phone. I wish it was better since it's got a SD slot and headphone jack which is the only reason I got it. Just look at the resale value of this phone that tells you everything, nobody wants them apart from Sony fan boys.
Confused between s21 exynos for some reason couldnt get the US variant or this one i need a compact phone so 6.1 is decent enough though the definition of compact phones has been changed now however which one should i get? or should i get Iphone 13 it would be first iphone never used IOS.
Getting to one year with my baby
We want sony back in Nepal.
I love it.
I am just big fan of sony xperia 1ll.5ll.and 5lll.1lll.now i am going to buy sony xperia 5 ll. Most beautiful camera and most fastest phone ever. I think it is better than other phone
Big Danski, 04 Sep 2021Why would I lie idiot. Read other folks comments on reception it's a rubbish phone for re... moreSounds like it could be more of a device specific issue as my 5 ii doesn't have these issues. Works great overall. My problem is not the WiFi connectivity, it is my web provider that there are disruptions in the actual service.
Hopefully you find a phone that suits your needs. This device knocks it out of the park for me.
Big Danski, 04 Sep 2021Why would I lie idiot. Read other folks comments on reception it's a rubbish phone for re... moresearch these words in google
xperia signal issue
xperia wifi issue
xperia data network issue
u will find many topics about it(even old phones of sony)...NO SOLUTION...it depend to ur chance after buying a sony u will face with it or not
if ur sony device doesnt have such issues(of course depend to ur chance)...dont update ur phone at all...there is possibility after update u wiil face with such issues
nony, 17 Aug 2021I loved this phone and used since new. I use dual-sim configuration since I don't like ca... morewhen u get a new phone
if ur new phone doesn't have any big problems
or just have little tiny problem that u can handle with them
just don't update it...
as i understand after doing update... u face with network issue
so just stop updating ur new phone if ur device OKAY & don't be curious about update bcuz ur chipset after update will not become SNAPDRAGON 898
Anonymous, 09 Aug 2021Youre lying Why would I lie idiot. Read other folks comments on reception it's a rubbish phone for reception. I am on my second Sony 5ii same weak reception and poor unstable WiFi compared to 3 other phones I've got.
5 ii already out of stock in my region and sony store seem to have no plan of replenishing stock,probably mean production line of mark ii stop already even with mark iii not coming out yet.
5 ii is a great phone, one of the best(if not the best) phone sony has made in the last few years. orginally planned to get 5 ii later the year but it seems I have to go for 10 iii now