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Sony Xperia 5 pre-order prices start at $799

The Sony Xperia 5 is the latest addition to the company’s lineup of flagship smartphones. While the new handset is not that different from its predecessor, the Sony Xperia 1, it does have some new features and it is a tad smaller than the previous model. Sony unveiled its new device at IFA 2019 and the handset is already available for pre-order, both in the United States of America and in Europe. As usual, the European version is somewhat more expensive. To be more exact, the starting price of the handset is $799 in the US and €799 in Europe.

For $799, users in the US will get a smartphone with a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED HDR screen. This is smaller than the 6.5-inch display of the Sony Xperia 1, however, this might actually prove to be a positive feature, not a negative one, as the Sony Xperia 5 will be easier to fit in a pocket or a handbag. Just like its predecessor, the new model dons a triple rear camera setup, which consists of three 12MP sensors. One of these is a normal sensor, while the other two are a telephoto and a wide lens. On the front, users will find an 8MP selfie shooter.

Sony Xperia 5

Under the hood of the Sony Xperia 5 smartphone, there is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset. The handset includes 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage which is not necessarily impressive but it is fairly common and in the majority of cases is more than enough to ensure a great user experience. As for the battery of the handset, it shrunk a little, just like the screen. Instead of the Sony Xperia 1’s 3,300mAh battery the Xperia 5 only offers a 3,140mAh energy pack. This seems to be a little on the small size but it should be able to ensure a decent battery life after all.

Overall, the Sony Xperia 5 is definitely not as impressive as other flagship devices of 2019, like the Samsung Note 10, for example. Even so, it seems to be a reliable handset that has a lot to offer, without the users needing to sell their cars in order to purchase it.

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