SONY XPERIA 5 II Posts on XDA

These are the Best Sony Phones in August: Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III, Xperia PRO 5G, & more!

Although Sony is no longer a dominant player in the smartphone space and has even exited from several markets throughout the world, the company still has a loyal fan following. Its phones appeal to various niche audiences for their terrific camera chops, sleek design, and immaculate displays. They also pack some valuable features for creators,...

Remap the Google Assistant button on the Sony Xperia 5 II with this app

Sony is no longer the kingpin in the smartphone industry it used to be some five years ago. Despite much lower sales than brands like Samsung and Apple, it has been launching promising smartphones with impressive specifications. Last year's Sony Xperia 5 II is one such phone that comes with Snapdragon 865, a 120Hz OLED display,...

Get an Amazon gift card with a purchase of a Sony Xperia, save on shuckable WD easystore HDDs, and more today!

I need to be honest with you all--I didn't even realize President's Day was yesterday. I thought it was next week! Time truly doesn't exist anymore, does it? Well, it's time to make up for the long weekend, as there are a slew of great deals to take advantage of today! Whether you want to...

Sony may hurt Xperia PRO sales by releasing this feature on the Xperia 1 II and Xperia 5 II

Sony recently launched the Xperia PRO 5G, a $2,500 smartphone for creators that packs a couple of unique features. The device features a micro HDMI input that will let you connect it to your camera and use it as an on-camera monitor. Additionally, thanks to the device's 5G capabilities, you'll be able to stream video...

Grab the Xperia 5 II in pink and get a free pair of Sony’s excellent WF-1000XM3 earbuds

The Sony Xperia 5 II is regarded by many as a spiritual successor to Sony’s now-defunct Compact series, offering essentially the same hardware and software experience as the Xperia 1 II in a smaller package. Nearly six months after its official launch, the company is now releasing a new pink version of the Xperia 5...

Sony Xperia 5 II, Xperia XZ1 series and Xiaomi Mi Note 2 receive Android 11 custom ROMs

The custom ROM‌ development scene is in full swing over on the XDA‌ forums. Ever since Google published the Android 11 source code, aftermarket developers have been relentlessly working toward making the latest flavor of Android accessible to more and more devices. The Redmi K20 Pro/Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro was the first phone to receive...

Sony starts rolling out stable Android 11 update to the Xperia 5 II

After rolling out stable Android 11 to the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 last week, Sony is now bringing the latest flavor of Android to its current compact flagship, the Xperia 5 II. As per Sony's official update schedule, the Japanese OEM was expected to release the stable Android 11 build for the "Mark 2"...

Here’s when Android 11 will roll out for Sony Xperia phones

Since being released in September, Android 11 has been slow to roll out to third-party devices, with the Vivo V20 and OnePlus 8T among the first to receive the update. Unless you purchased a Pixel device, chances are you’ve been patiently waiting, but the good news is if you own a Sony Xperia device, you...

OnePlus 8T, Moto G 5G, Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro, and 12 others now support AR apps on Android

Google Play Services for AR (formerly Google ARCore) is a software service that enables applications to create augmented reality experiences on devices without any dedicated AR hardware. While the service uses a device's existing cameras and sensors for the AR experience, Google has to work with OEMs to create custom calibration profiles for each device....

Sony Xperia 5 II and Motorola Razr 5G kernel sources are now available

We always cover the latest and greatest from manufacturers such as Samsung, Xiaomi, and OnePlus, but there are still several Android phone manufacturers that are doing exciting things, yet they don't get as much of a spotlight from news outlets. Take, for example, the Sony Xperia 5 II and the Motorola Razr 5G. The Sony...

Sony unveils the Xperia 5 II with a 6.1″ 120Hz OLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, and 3.5mm headphone jack

The Sony Xperia 5 was launched in September 2019, coming in as a compact version of its Xperia 1 flagship. The Xperia 1 II has arrived in February 2020, and so now, it is time for Sony to launch a compact version again. Right on schedule, Sony has now unveiled the Xperia 5 II (read...

Forums are open for the Xiaomi POCO X3, Sony Xperia 5 II, LG Wing, and Motorola Razr 5G

We recently opened forums for the Realme 7 series and ZTE Axon 20 5G. As we brace for the next wave of smartphones to hit the market, we are following up with the launch of XDA forums for four new and upcoming smartphones: the Xiaomi POCO X3 NFC, the Sony Xperia 5 II, the LG...