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Sony Xperia 5 II In Summary
  • Android 10.
  • Announced September 2020
  • 2G/3G/4G/5G
  • 6.1-inch, 1080×2520 pixels, 120 Hz, display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset
  • 12 MP triple camera
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 256 GB internal storage
  • 4000 mAh battery

Sony Xperia 5 II Specs

Network, Software

  • 2G bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G bands: LTE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66
  • 5G bands: 1, 3, 8, 28, 77, 78 SA/NSA (US model does not support 5G).
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
  • Software / OS: Android 10


  • Dimensions: 158 x 68 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 163g
  • Display: 6.1 inches, 1080×2520 pixels, 21:9 aspect ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, OLED screen, Gorilla Glass 6
  • Colours: Black, Grey, Blue, Pink.
  • Physical Build: IP68/IPX5 dust and water resistance, Gorilla Glass 6 front, aluminium back.

SONY Xperia 5 II specs, review rating


  • CPU: 64-bit, 2.05 GHz Octa-core, Cortex-A76
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SNapdragon 865 (7nm)
  • GPU: Adreno
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 128 GB / 256 GB
  • Card Slot: microSDXC, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)


  • Main Camera: 12 MP wide sensor + 12 MP ultra-wide camera + 12 MP telephoto camera, Zeiss optics, LED flash, 4K and 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front Camera: 8 MP, Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps video capture


Sony Xperia 5 II is the very best compact smartphone as at September 2020
Sony Xperia 5 II

Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Stereo speaker
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes.


  • Digital Compass: Yes.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): Yes.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; side-mounted.
  • Face Unlock: Yes.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
  • Infra-red Sensor: No.


  • Bluetooth: v5.0, A2DP
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, BDS
  • USB: microUSB v2.0. Type-C, USB-on-the-go.
  • NFC: Yes.


  • Battery: Non-Removable Lithium-Polymer 4000 mAh
  • Charging: 21W fast charging; USB Power Delivery 3.0
  • Wireless Charging: No.
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Version/Number: N/A.

Launch Info

  • Announced: September 3, 2020
  • Released: October 2020
  • Price in the United States of America (USA): $948.
  • Price in the United Kingdom (UK): £ 600
  • Price in European Union (EU): € 794.43
  • Price in Nigeria: ₦365,000
  • Price in Ghana: GhC 5,490
  • Price in Kenya: KSh 103,000


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Questions and Answers about Sony Xperia 5 II

Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about Sony Xperia 5 II.

Is Sony Xperia 5 II a 5G phone?

Yes; Xperia 5 II is a 5G phone.

Does Sony Xperia 5 II have a fingerprint scanner?

It has a fingerprint reader located on the side.

Does Sony Xperia 5 II have Gorilla Glass?

Sony Xperia 5 II has Gorilla Glass protection.

Does Sony Xperia 5 II have quick charging?

Xperia 5 II has quick charging technology.

Will Sony Xperia 5 II work in USA?

Sony Xperia 5 II has limited network support across various US carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Metro PCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Cricket, Boost Mobile, H2O Wireless, Ting, US Cellular, Lyca Mobile, PureTalk, Consumer Cellular, Ultra Mobile, Straight Talk, Red Pocket Mobile, Jolt, Airvoice Wireless, and Google Fi. What this means that some bands are supported, while others are not. You will have to make enquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on them.

MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict

The Xperia 5 II is a premium flagship and is one of the very few left in the compact smartphone form factor. There are not many top end phones with a compact size any more. So that is a unique selling proposition. And it is lightweight too.

In addition, it has a solid camera that holds its own against competitors, has good battery life as well, and an up-to-date display.

Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is recommendation that we make based on our evaluation the specs of the phone or device. It is a general guide designed to help you understand how much value a smartphone offers for its price. It is not a stamp of quality assessment or an endorsement of either the device or of its manufacturers. Be sure to ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device, as MobilityArena may not be held responsible for your buying decisions.

Sony Xperia 5 II Phone Review Rating

Rated: 4/5

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and  information on this page about the Sony Xperia 5 II are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.


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