There are fewer cameras
Sony presented a new compact sub-flagship Xperia 5 V. The smartphone received an updated camera system with an enlarged main sensor, but again without a telephoto lens.
The smartphone is equipped with a 6.1-inch OLED screen with FHD+ resolution, with a frequency of 120 Hz and an aspect ratio of 21: 9 and front stereo speakers located above and below the display.
Sony installed the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 single-chip system in the Xperia 5 V, as well as 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal flash memory, which can be expanded using a microSD card slot. The 3.5mm headphone jack found on the smartphone is a rarity these days.
Sony has ditched the triple camera in favor of a dual camera. The Xperia 5 V has the same 1/1.35-inch 52MP main sensor as the Xperia 1 V. By default, it shoots 12MP images. You can do 2x zoom without losing quality.
The second camera is a 12MP 1/2.5-inch ultra-wide-angle camera, presumably the same camera found on the Xperia 1 V and last year’s Xperia 5 IV. The 12MP front camera is responsible for selfies.
Sony Xperia 5 V compact sub-flagship unveiled
The phone is 11 grams heavier and slightly thicker than before, but slightly shorter than its predecessor. The Xperia 5 V enters the shrinking compact flagship market and will compete with the Samsung Galaxy S23 and the upcoming Apple iPhone 15 and 15 Pro.
The 5000 mAh battery can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes using a 30 W charger, which is not included in the package.