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The Xperia 5 Mark II. It's not bigger and better because it isn't bigger! It's smaller than the Xperia 1 Mark II with a 6.1-inch screen, compared to the Xperia 1 Mark II’s 6.7-inch screen.
Where the Xperia 5 Mark II will do things better than its predecessor is that the display has a superior 120Hz refresh rate for seamless viewing. For all that, the Xperia 5 II is laid out exactly like its predecessor. For example, volume buttons remain on the top of the right edge with a Google Assistant button further down and a shutter button nearly at the bottom.
The 3.5mm jack will stay at the top, and with the phone’s USB-C port on the bottom, you can charge the phone and listen to audio at the same time. Turn the phone around and there's nothing but cool, smooth glass, with the camera block in the top left corner.
The Xperia 5 II will deliver all of the same cameras as the Xperia 1 Mark II: three rear cameras including a main camera simulating a 24mm lens, an ultrawide camera simulating a 16mm lens, and a telephoto simulating a 70mm lens. Meanwhile, on the front, there's a single 8MP front-facing camera. Like other Xperia models, the front camera is in a solid black bar at the top of the phone so there'll be no notch.
All in all, the Xperia 5 Mark II might not bring much new to the market but the extra compact design will be a welcome sight for those you searching for a more portable device that is still a high performer.
A newer model Sony Xperia 5 III 256GB was released in September 2021.