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EE
Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5: 128GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£17
per month
£385.99
upfront cost
fonehouse

fonehouse

EE
Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5: 128GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£17
per month
£422.99
upfront cost
Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct

EE
Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5: 128GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£17
per month
£334.99
upfront cost
fonehouse

fonehouse

EE
Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5: 128GB
Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£17
per month
£361.99
upfront cost
fonehouse

fonehouse

EE
Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5: 128GB
Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£17
per month
£385.99
upfront cost
fonehouse

fonehouse

EE
Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5: 128GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£17
per month
£334.99
upfront cost
buymobiles.net

buymobiles.net

EE
Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5: 128GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£19
per month
£377.99
upfront cost
fonehouse

fonehouse

EE
Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5: 128GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£19
per month
£415.99
upfront cost
Mobile Phones Direct

Mobile Phones Direct

EE
Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5: 128GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£19
per month
£327.99
upfront cost
buymobiles.net

buymobiles.net

EE
Xperia 5
Sony Xperia 5: 128GB
Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£19
per month
£329.99
upfront cost
fonehouse

fonehouse

About Sony Xperia 5 - Review, Specs + more

So here we have the latest handset from Sony: it's one model down from the flagship (that's the Xperia 1). The '5' is slightly smaller, cheaper, and lacks some of the features of the range-topper, but is it a good buy?

Summary of contents
  1. Xperia 5 - Display
  2. Sony Xperia 5 Deals - Cameras
  3. Xperia 5 - Battery
  4. oneCompare Verdict
  5. Xperia 5 Price in UK

 

Xperia 5 - Display

The new Xperia 5 is again found in familiar 21: 9 format, but has a smaller screen at 6.1 inches (compared to 6.5 inches on the X1). Sony has offered it with a lovely OLED display with Full HD Plus resolution (2,520 x 1,080). That's sharp enough to cope with the gradation over the Xperia 1 with 4K resolution (3,840 x 1,644).

In the slimmer format, the Xperia 5 can still be handled well with one hand. The glass case (Gorilla Glass 6) sits well in the hand thanks to the rounded edges, and you can choose between black, grey, blue and red in the UK. The fingerprint sensor is recessed in the right side and easy to reach. If you want, you can use the side-sensor function and start apps like the camera app quickly by tapping on the edge of the screen - a novel innovation.

We've yet to get our hands on this model in person, but when we do we'll update this review.

Sony Xperia 5 Deals - Cameras

On the back of the Xperia 5 you'll find a triple camera with wide-angle, zoom and ultra-wide-angle lens respectively, each shooting photos at 12 megapixels.

The zoom lens allows for twice the optical zoom, the wide-angle camera can record super-slow-motion video at up to 960 frames per second in full HD. Both have an optical image stabiliser. An autofocus is also on board, which specifically detects and automatically focuses eyes. This works reliably, even if the target object moves. The front camera snaps at 8 megapixels.

New features such as the much vaulted "photo hints" inform users, for example, whether the object is hidden during the recording or someone in the photo has closed their eyes.

As with the Xperia 1 is a pity the camera's photos and videos only are available in 16: 9 (or 4: 3- and 1: 1-) but not in 21: 9 format - at least in the camera app. The Xperia 5 features an enhanced version of the Cinema Pro app based on Sony movie camera technology. This makes it possible to set various settings such as ISO values, shutter speeds and white balance individually.

Video recordings are made in 21: 9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 4K and can also be cut and put together.

Xperia 5 - Battery

The on-board battery has a capacity of 3,140 mAh which is sufficient, but the size of the OLED display should be a bit more in our opinion for a battery of that size. SONY could have added more here.

By comparison, the 6.1-inch Huawei P30 has a 3,650 mAh battery, meaning it lasts around eleven and a half hours in continuous load testing. How much the Xperia 5 will do will show itself as soon as our test lab has gone through it. It can be charged via USB-C - but not wirelessly. The sound is good, both through Dolby Atmos and without wired headphones through the stereo speakers.

oneCompare Verdict

The Xperia 5 represents a suitable middle ground, although SONY runs the risk of launching too many models in the Xperia range. Is there really enough of a differnce between the Xperia 10, and this model, for example? Overall we'd say if you're after the best SONY handset then you will surely opt for the Xperia 1, but if not, then the 5 is a suitable compromise.

Xperia 5 Price in UK

This is still a very rare phone - a lot of people in the UK are desperate to get hold of it, and launch models are scarce. Thankfully, the pricing is affordable - from just £22 a month on UK networks like Vodafone. Or you can buy it outright for the price of about £599.

Xperia 5 Deals FAQs

The oneCompare robots are currently comparing 4453 Sony Xperia 5 contract deals on SIX major mobile phone network(s):

  • Sony Xperia 5 deals on the EE network
  • Sony Xperia 5 deals on the Vodafone network
  • Sony Xperia 5 deals on the iD network
  • Sony Xperia 5 deals on the O2 network
  • Sony Xperia 5 deals on the Virgin network
  • Sony Xperia 5 deals on the Sky Mobile network

We'll shortly be adding Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and a few more! No other comparison website offers such a huge number of possible comparisons.

Xperia 5: What's the cheapest monthly deal?

The cheapest monthly cost for the Xperia 5 currently is £10.50 a month. Although this varies depending on how much upfront you want to pay - if you are looking to spend about £100 upfront then there are a number of deals on the Sony Xperia 5 available right now via pay monthly. If you prefer to compare SIM Only plans and don't need a handset or device then click here to compare

Xperia 5 deals: How long does delivery take?

If your device is in stock with the retailer, then most orders will be shipped by them within 24 hours so you could have your phone tomorrow morning. If it's a pre-order then we will let you know the approximate delivery date

Is SIM Only better for Xperia 5?

Generally speaking, SIM Only is cheaper but you don't have the benefit of paying monthly for your handset like the Sony Xperia 5, so it only really makes financial sense if you are in the fortunate position to be able to buy the handset outright first. Yes, it works out cheaper overall if you can do that, at least nearly always - but it is really a personal preference. Find out more about SIM Only deals here

Not sure which mobile network to go for?

oneCompare completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a real minefield. Another example, which is better? A Sony Xperia 5 ee contract or a Sony Xperia 5 Tesco Mobile contract?

The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have cruddy download speeds? But never fear - oneCompare is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts below.

Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand new Sony Xperia 5 contract only to find you can't use your data (never mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.

A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signals across all major mobile networks within the UK.

So which network has the best signal?

According to Which?, in their recent research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.

EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal - they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time - that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!

oneCompare's extensive deals & contract database checks for prices and details on 4453 Sony Xperia 5 deals, covering 3 model(s):

So what are you waiting for - search for your desired Sony Xperia 5 handset colour, and perfect contract using our filters.

Should I buy SIM-Only, and will it save money?

In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile phone usage requirements.

Out of our 4453 Sony Xperia 5 deals, our cheapest Sony Xperia 5 deal over the entire life of the contract is £564.00, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.

oneCompare's team have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM-free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely possible as the Mobile networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.

A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much a Sony Xperia 5 SIM Free phone would cost to buy i.e. this is where you buy the phone without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront.

The benefit here is flexibility: you're able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile networks often give you far better usage allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM Free Sony Xperia 5 handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare this cost to a regular Sony Xperia 5 Contract.

Did you know? You can compare SIM only deals from Sky, o2, Vodafone and all the other networks with oneCompare!

Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contracts, is to consider purchasing a pre owned Sony Xperia 5 phone from the likes of MusicMagpie who provide warranties and flexible handset payment terms.

What's in the box?

If you take out a contract on this device then Sony will helpfully provide you with a charger, headphones, the device itself, and a few other things beside. See our full list of items below.

  1. Device
  2. Charging wire, UK plug
  3. Headphones
  4. USB Cabling
  5. Device
  6. SIM Card tool
  7. Quick-start booklet
  8. Warranty info

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