Sony took the stage at IFA 2019 and introduced its latest smartphone called Xperia 5 - yes, five. It comes with a 6.1” OLED panel with a tall CinemaWide screen, effectively arriving as the compact sibling of the Xperia 1 flagship.
The Xperia 5 comes with Snapdragon 855, but sadly, the Five in the name has nothing to do with 5G - Sony coupled the chipset with the regular X24 LTE modem.
The new phone borrowed the trio of cameras from the Xperia 1 (12 MP regular + 12 MP ultra-wide-angle + 12 MP telephoto), but now the setup is placed in the upper left corner.
With the screen becoming smaller, Sony decided to cut down the resolution as well. This phone has Full HD+ resolution, which translates into 2520 x 1080 pixels. Sony says the screen has been tuned “for a viewing experience true to creators’ intent.”
There is also Dolby Atmos-enhanced stereo sound with one speaker on the bottom and the earpiece acting as a second one for the stereo experience.
Just like the Xperia 1, the new phone also brings Creator Mode. However, the Xperia 5 is one step ahead of its bigger brother with a new feature called “Smart connectivity”. It learns the phone’s behavior with LTE and Wi-Fi signal and automatically switches to LTE when it predicts any compromise in the wireless connectivity.
When a phone gets smaller, its battery cell imminently loses capacity - the Xperia 5 has only 3,140 mAh, but still supports Power Delivery charging, so there’s no issue in topping it with 18W rates.
Initially, the smartphone will be bundled with the Sony WF-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones, with pre-orders starting next week, while actual shipping is scheduled for October.
Remind you the full name is Xperia 5, they doesn't put on "compact" but in the introduction it is really slightly smaller than Xperia 1 and compact than it.
Moto X4 if its interest you. And i am correct. Unless you have 42 inch TV or bigger anything beyound FHD on a phone size screen have zero value because the user will pay more for seeing exactly same like if he or she have FHD. or 1080p.
Its not compact