Enter almost the perfect Android smartphone for a Lumia fan?

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I've done various rundowns in the past as to which current smartphones would be a good fit for (say) an ex-Lumia 950 fan. And I guess I'll have to return to these because Sony just launched what I consider to be a 'Goldilocks' smartphone. Neither too big nor too small, with all the gadgets and bells and whistles (bar one) that you might need.

The 'Xperia 5 ii' is unashamedly aimed at music, media and imaging enthusiasts. Which sounds pretty much like most people reading AAWP, I reckon. See what you think of the promo video - I'd highlight the top end triple camera, the 3.5mm audio output with power amp, and the front facing stereo speakers, in particular:

The general specs of the Xperia 5 ii, running fairly stock Android 10, include:

  • 5G data/comms
  • 158 x 68 x 8 mm, 163g
  • Gorilla Glass 6 front and back, metal frame
  • Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • IP65/IP68 dust/water resistant
  • 6.1" 1080p, 21:9 aspect ratio OLED capacitive touchscreen, HDR10-rated, 120Hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865
  • microSDXC expansion (uses shared SIM slot)
  • 128GB storage, 8GB RAM or 256GB storage 8GB RAM
  • main camera: 12 MP, f/1.7, 1/1.7", Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, ZEISS optics
  • telephoto camera: 12 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.4", PDAF, 3x optical zoom, OIS
  • ultra-wide camera: 12 MP, f/2.2, 1/2.55", Dual Pixel PDAF
  • Stereo speakers
  • 3.5mm jack, 24-bit/192kHz audio
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
  • NFC
  • USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB On-The-Go
  • Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum sensor
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • 21W fast charging
  • USB Power Delivery 3.0

Comments welcome. There's a lot here to like. Though there's no Qi charging and Sony made a bit of a mess of the camera combination on the larger sister device, the Xperia 1 ii, so let's hope they've fixed the software up for the Xperia 5 ii... The Xperia 5 ii is also a little expensive, £800 is being quoted.

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G    
LAUNCH Announced 2020, September 17    
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, October 20    
BODY Dimensions 158 x 68 x 8 mm (6.22 x 2.68 x 0.31 in)    
Weight 163 g (5.75 oz)    
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame    
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)    
  IP65/IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)    
DISPLAY Type OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors    
Size 6.1 inches, 86.9 cm2 (~80.9% screen-to-body ratio)    
Resolution 1080 x 2520 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~449 ppi density)    
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6    
  HDR BT.2020
Triluminos display
X-Reality Engine
120Hz refresh rate
PLATFORM OS Android 10, planned upgrade to Android 11    
Chipset Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865 (7 nm+)    
CPU Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 585)    
GPU Adreno 650    
MEMORY Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)    

Source / Credit: Youtube