Sony markets the Xperia 5 V as a compact flagship, and the device gets the same top-end Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip as the pricier Xperia 1 V. The device comes in a single 8GB + 128GB iteration, but allows buyers to expand storage further using microSD cards. It is also dual-SIM capable, and also supports eSIMs.
Despite being touted as a compact device, the Xperia 5 V gets a relatively large 6.1-inch, 21:1 OLED display with a 2520×1080 resolution. Along with HDR, this panel also supports a 120Hz refresh rate, 240 Hz touch scanning rate, and 240Hz motion blur reduction. The display also gets Gorilla Glass Victus 2 for additional durability.
In 2022, Sony upgraded the battery capacity on the previous generation model — the Xperia 5 1V — from 4,500mAh to 5,000mAh. This was a welcome move and appreciated by Xperia 5 IV users, and the 2023 edition retains the same 5000 mAh battery. The phone also supports USB-PD fast charging.
Sony offers the Xperia 5 V in three color options: Black, blue, and platinum silver. The phone received a minor price drop in Europe, where it is expected to go on sale by the end of September for 999 euros. While this phone is headed to the U.S. market, Sony hasn’t revealed the pricing yet. Given that last year’s model set users back by $1000, expect a similar U.S. pricing for the 2023 edition of the Xperia 5 V.