#SonyIFA FAQ: We answer the questions you’ve been asking about the new Xperia 5

Last week at IFA,  we announced the latest exciting addition to Sony Mobile’s flagship smartphone range, Xperia 5. Xperia 5 brings Sony’s key technologies from Xperia 1 to a sleek and compact model designed for all-day entertainment. With its 21.9 CinemaWideTM display and Eye AF technologies, Xperia 5 brings uncompromised performance, in a smaller footprint! Xperia 5’s announcement has created a lot of buzz, but also generated a lot of questions from Sony fans across the globe. Needless to say, we want to give you the answers you’re looking for, so we’ve created this handy FAQ. What are the main ... Read more

“IFA 2019 Best Phone Award” – and many others!

Last week Sony announced the highly anticipated Xperia 5 at the annual IFA conference in Berlin. Following in the footsteps of Xperia 1, the new Xperia 5 comes packed with industry-leading technologies in a sleek, sophisticated and compact design. Read more about the Xperia 5 in our Everything you Need to Know Blog. Media and consumers alike were thrilled with the news of Xperia 5, so thrilled in fact that we picked up a couple of awards along the way! T3 awarded Xperia 5 its prestigious Best Phone Award, praising the model for its ability to make movies and games ... Read more

Here’s what the media are saying about the Xperia 5 at IFA

It’s here! Xperia 5 has officially landed at IFA, and news of its incredible design, professional-grade camera features and superb gaming set-up have spread across Berlin and beyond. With its fantastic 21:9 CinemaWide™ 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED display and Eye AF capability also found in Alpha™ cameras, the world’s media were quick to praise Xperia 5. Tech Radar said the Xperia 5 ‘features a variety of high-end features’, while T3 states that Xperia 5 is ‘focused on making movies and games as beautiful as possible.’ Here are just some of the reactions from the world’s press and media. Forbes ‘The ... Read more

Press releases

Xperia 5 joins Sony’s flagship series, bringing creative entertainment experiences in a sleek and compact design

Berlin, IFA, 5th September 2019 – Sony continues its smartphone evolution with the introduction of Xperia 5, the latest addition to the flagship series, bringing key technologies from Xperia 1 into a compact, stylish and sleek smartphone design. “With Xperia 5 we’ve brought what our customers loved from Xperia 1 into a smaller design with the latest award-winning technology from Sony,” said Mitsuya Kishida, President, Sony Mobile Communications. “Xperia 5 continues to bring uncompromised performance and leading experiences to a smartphone, only possible with Sony.” Advanced technology in a sleek and compact design Xperia 5 brings the best of Xperia ... Read more

Sony’s new flagship Xperia 1 smartphone available to pre-order in Europe from today

Xperia 1, Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, packs a professional display and cinematography technologies into a beautiful, sleek smartphone powerhouse. With features such as the world’s first 4K OLED display in a smartphone[i] with 21:9 CinemaWide™ display (6.5”) and the world’s first Eye AF in a smartphone[ii] with a triple lens camera and up to 10 fps burst shooting with AF/AE tracking for precision focus and exposure. Sony’s Xperia 1 is available to pre-order from today across Europe from Xperia store online, retail outlets and local operators. Xperia 1 delivers a cinema aspect ratio and accurate colour reproduction, for a viewing ... Read more

Sony redefines its smartphone vision with the new flagship Xperia 1 for creative entertainment experiences with unprecedented professional-grade technologies

Barcelona, 25th February 2019 – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) redefines its smartphone vision with the latest flagship Xperia 1 bringing  Sony’s proven professional display and cinematography technologies packed into a beautiful, sleek smartphone powerhouse. “We have established a new vision for our Xperia™ brand to bring our customers experiences beyond imagination,” said Mitsuya Kishida, President, Sony Mobile Communications. “We are continuing to push the boundaries in pursuit of innovation and our new Xperia delivers genuine technologies with a multitude of professional-grade features for creative entertainment experiences that are only possible with Sony.” Experience an unrivalled 21:9 CinemaWide 4K HDR ... Read more

Special features

A taste of Hollywood: A short film shot on Xperia 1 premieres at CinefestOZ

Cinema buffs may already be familiar with CinefestOZ, the five-day film festival that descends on Australia each year. From headline speakers, such as Director Rachel Ward, to film premieres, it’s the number one destination for anyone who loves movies to gather and celebrate all the industry has to offer. During this year’s festival, which ran from 28 August – 1 September, Sony’s Xperia 1 made a very special guest appearance. Glenn Gainor, head of physical production for Sony Pictures’ Screen Gems and President of Sony Innovation Studios, took to the stage to deliver a keynote speech at the industry program. ... Read more

Advantage Xperia 1! How to serve an ace with your smartphone photography and videography

Finding it tough to serve up top portrait pictures and slow-motion videography on your smartphone? It’s something that lots of devices struggle with, especially when the subject is moving around at pace and not standing in the same spot, or you’re trying to capture someone who isn’t posing directly in front of you. Luckily for you, Sony’s latest flagship smartphone, Xperia 1 and its epic triple camera set-up come equipped with professional-grade technologies, including the world’s first Eye Autofocus (AF) in a smartphone.* To put Xperia 1 through its paces, we took to the tennis court ahead of this year’s ... Read more

Rave while you bathe: Xperia 1 powers the world’s first Shower Rave at Benicàssim

Festivals can be a magical place, albeit a little dusty or muddy depending on the weather. Most of us want to freshen up after dancing around to our favourite bands all day – but realistically, who wants to waste precious party time when you’ve spent all that money on a ticket? Luckily, revellers at Benicàssim this weekend got the best of both worlds thanks to Xperia 1 and Sony’s XB32 speaker! After loading the newly released Xperia 1 smartphones with all the best songs for singing in the shower, Sony hosted the world’s first shower rave in the festival’s open-air ... Read more

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