Watch Sony Explain What Makes The Xperia 5 II The "Masterclass"

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Sony is betting high on the Xperia 5 II (Mark 2) to revive its smartphone business. Fresh from its launch last week, the company has started to get down to the business of selling this phone. Shortly after the launch, it released a series of promotional videos highlighting the device’s camera, audio, video, and gaming capabilities. Sony is now following up with another series of videos that talk about the “masterclass” the Xperia 5 II is.

Sony Xperia 5 II – mobile gaming masterclass

Mobile gaming is on the rise and new phones are now coming with some serious gaming-related optimizations. The first video in Sony’s “masterclass” series talks about the Xperia 5 II’s powerful hardware that includes the Snapdragon 865 SoC, a 6.1-inch Full HD+ display that boasts a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch response rate, and a heat dissipation mechanism that makes it a phone you can game on.

Sony has collaborated with professional eSports players to enhance the gaming capabilities of the Xperia 5 II. The company says regular meetings and playtest sessions during the development of the phone allowed it to make the Xperia 5 II what it is when it comes to gaming.


Sony Xperia 5 II – photography masterclass

One of the biggest selling points of the Sony Xperia 5 II is its camera. Not only it packs a very capable camera setup but also builds on the company’s expertise in making digital cameras to create exclusive features that elevate the standard for mobile cameras.

The second video in the “masterclass” series is all about the photography capabilities of the phone. Sony has Ben Lowy and Marvi Lacar, two Ney York-based photographers and filmmakers, talking about the device’s Alpha series-like camera functionalities, accurate autofocus, 20 frames-per-second capturing capabilities, and dedicated shutter button, as well as many other control features that excite enthusiast photographers.

Sony also has a “masterclass” video with some photography tips to get the best out of the Xperia 5 II’s powerful camera setup. Some of the features discussed in this video include burst shot, autofocus, and shooting angle.

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Sony Xperia 5 II – cinematography masterclass

A powerful camera setup means the Xperia 5 II doesn’t lag behind in video recording capabilities either. In the next “masterclass” video, two cinematography professionals talk about their experiences with the phone. They explain how the device’s ability to capture both video and audio at superior quality, thanks to wind noise filtering, take accessible film making to a new level.

Sony Xperia 5 II – audio masterclass

Of course, the multimedia experience isn’t complete without excellent sound quality. And the Sony Xperia 5 II excels here as well. With its dual front-facing stereo speakers and channel separation technology, the device impresses Mark Wilder, multiple Grammy Award-winning sound engineer. The Sony Xperia 5 II one of the few flagships that come with a 3.5mm audio jack nowadays.

Sony Xperia 5 II – design masterclass

The look and feel of a phone hold as much importance as its hardware and software prowess, more so if it’s a flagship. With a dimension of 158 x 68 x 8 mm, the Sony Xperia 5 II is extremely compact and features a sleek design. Check out Sony’s engineers talking about how they came up with the phone’s design in the last video in the “masterclass” series below.


The Sony Xperia 5 II will be up for pre-orders starting on September 29th. However, the company will not be shipping the units until early December. The handset is priced at $949 for the 8GB+128GB model.