The fifth-generation rollout for the Sony Xperia range is almost complete. We saw cutting-edge visuals and camera technology housed inside the Sony Xperia 1 V and Sony Xperia 10 V that were brought to the market earlier on this year in June. Now it’s finally time – the long-awaited mid-ranger has finally surfaced with a release date of the end of September. The Sony Xperia 5 IV was Sony’s solution to escape the flagship Sony Xperia 1's pocket-burning price point whilst not completely missing out on all the key Sony flagships components like the Xperia 10 does. You’ll be glad to hear the Sony Xperia 5 V has kept the trend set by its predecessor, doubling down on the value for money with a slightly lower price tag. Let’s take a look at what Sony have brought to the table with their latest mid-range device.

As expected, the Sony Xperia 5 V boasts impressive performance capabilities thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset under the hood. This chipset ensures swift performance and seamless multitasking – which is one of the main talking points about this device. Running on Android 13, the Xperia 5 V offers users with an intuitive interface which Sony have refined with their OS overlay.  Sony has committed to delivering two years of Android updates and three years of security patches, ensuring you remain current with the latest software enhancements and security features. While this level of software support may not match the offerings of competitors like Samsung, it signifies a positive step forward for Sony.

The design of the Sony Xperia 5 V is both elegant and modern. It incorporates Gorilla Glass Victus 2 on both its front and back which we love to see as it adds a particularly up-market polished look to the device. Within the Xperia 5 V lies a 6.1-inch 21:9 FHD + OLED display, featuring a fluid-smooth 120Hz refresh rate. This screen, designed with a cinematic aspect ratio, delivers a perfected media-consumption experience free of any distracting black borders. As well as having the best mobile Netflix experience known to man, the Sony Xperia 5 V also boasts an impressive gaming experience, with both the fast refresh rate and wide aspect ratio – there really is no gaming immersion quite like the Xperia range.

One of the standout attributes of the Sony Xperia 5 V lies within its camera. Although it no longer incorporates the variable optical zoom lens found in its predecessor, it still offers remarkable photographic capabilities. The primary camera boasts an impressive 48MP sensor, delivering exceptional detail and clarity in each capture. Additionally, it features an ultrawide sensor for capturing expansive landscapes and a 12MP front-facing sensor, ideal for high-quality selfies. Sony has enriched the Xperia 5 V with advanced camera functionalities, including real-time eye autofocus and tracking – a feature borrowed from their renowned Alpha cameras. These features ensure your subjects remain sharp and in focus, whether you're taking photographs or recording videos.

Powering the Xperia 5 V is a 5000mAh battery, guaranteeing ample power to comfortably navigate through the day without the frequent need to seek out a charger. The Sony Xperia 5 V features a 30W wired charging alongside wireless charging technology to offer a hassle-free and cord-free charging experience.

The Sony Xperia 5 V is almost here and if you’re after something that combines innovation, elegance, and performance, this should definitely be on your radar. Share your thoughts on the Sony Xperia V range in the discussion section below, and be sure to explore the full Sony range for even more exciting options.

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