Sony Xperia 5 II is a smaller Xperia 1 II with a 120Hz show for $950


The Sony Xperia 5 II takes the core of the later Xperia 1 II and provides new options like 4K 120fps video recording, and a large overhaul of the Recreation Enhancer app.


The Sony Xperia 5 II (learn as 5 mark two) takes the $1,200 Xperia 1 II shrinks the physique down, trades within the 4K show for a 120Hz excessive refresh fee display and provides the power to document 4K 120fps 10-bit video (a primary for any cellphone). It does all this whereas decreasing the worth to a barely extra wallet-friendly $950 which converts to £730, AU$1,300. That worth might be out of attain for a lot of who’re experiencing monetary hardship throughout the pandemic.

After I reviewed the Xperia 1 II, I used to be actually impressed on the stage of management I had over picture and video seize. I even made a brief movie with it. The Xperia 5 II, like its bigger brother, is aimed squarely at journalists, artistic professionals like photographers and filmmakers in addition to individuals into cellular gaming.

The smaller Xperia is similar to the Xperia 1 II which is not a foul factor. Each have a Snapdragon 865 processor, EyeAF, the identical triple-rear digital camera, the Picture Professional and Cinema Professional software program, the identical battery and the identical devoted {hardware} shutter button. Each additionally lack assist for 5G within the US. Sony says that the upcoming Xperia Professional would be the first cellphone to supply assist for US 5G networks.

However there are some variations between the 2 Xperia telephones. The Xperia 5 II packs a 6.1-inch full-HD show with 120Hz refresh fee as a substitute of a 6.5-inch 4K show with a 60Hz refresh fee within the Xperia 1 II. The Xperia 5 II can document video as much as 4K 120fps, whereas the Xperia 1 II tops out at 4K 60fps. And the 5 II comes with 128GB of storage, whereas the 1 II has 256GB.

The brand new Xperia 5 II additionally has a particular graphene layer to scale back warmth and a warmth suppression mode referred to as H.S. Energy Management that may change exterior energy from charging the battery to simply powering the cellphone. All this provides as much as maintain the cellphone cooler when gaming which when mixed with Sony’s revamped Recreation Enhancer may make for a strong cellular gaming expertise.


The Xperia 5 II has all of the options the Xperia 1 II has together with EyeAF (for individuals and pets), 20fps burst mode with autofocus and auto publicity taken for every body, RAW file assist and the Picture Professional app.


Maybe one of many nerdiest options is the power to tether the Xperis 5 II to a digital camera just like the Sony Alpha A7S III and switch pictures and movies through FTP (File Switch Protocol). 

I look ahead to getting my arms on the cellphone and testing out all these options. You may pre-order the Sony Xperia 5 II for about $950 beginning Sept. 29 and it ships on Dec. 4. For those who preorder Xperia 5 II by Nov. 29 you will obtain a gaming bundle value over $400 together with a gaming headset, a 10,000mAh energy financial institution and 21,600 Name of Obligation Cellular Factors.

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