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Sony Xperia 5 review

Expert review

Sony has long since ditched the block-like smartphone designs in exchange for the stylish and sleek looks of the Xperia 5. It features an HDR OLED display with a 21:9 aspect ratio that’s ideal for watching movies on the phone. But is the Xperia 5's fancy exterior just distracting packaging for a substandard phone? We sent it straight to our labs and put it to work.

What's included:
  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What’s it like to use?
  • How long does the battery last?
  • How good are the cameras?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Should I buy it?
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First reviewed by Which?

November 2019

Released

October 2019

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  2. 71%
    Average score
  3. 84%
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