DxOMark: Sony Xperia 5 front camera is worse than the Galaxy S9

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Sony Xperia 5

DxOMark experts who specialize in testing cameras of modern smartphones gave their assessment of the Sony Xperia 5 front camera. They rated the device 79 points, two points lower than last year’s flagship Galaxy S9+. But one point higher than its predecessor – Xperia 1. DxOMark noted problems with white balance both indoors and outdoors. Alongside with a limited dynamic range. And a high amount of noise and errors in choosing the depth of field when shooting in portrait mode.

Sony Xperia 5 front camera review

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At the same time, DxOMark distinguishes a wide dynamic range when shooting outdoors, accurate exposure (including when shooting with flash), good focus, good detail and reliable stabilization when shooting video. In the end, Xperia 5 is located at the bottom of the rating along with Xperia 1. Earning 81 points for the photo and 76 points for the video. The king of the selfie camera according to DxOMark remains the Galaxy Note 10+ with a total score of 99 points.


  • Wide depth-of-field focus
  • Accurate exposure indoors and outdoors
  • Wide dynamic range outdoors, including bokeh shots
  • Accurate exposures using flash


  • White balance errors indoors and outdoors
  • Strong noise in all conditions
  • Limited dynamic range indoors
  • Strong color fringing and hue shift artifacts
  • Depth estimation failures in bokeh shots
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  1. TAD6
    November 24, 2019

    I have the Xperia 1 and it has the same problem and it’s making my experience with the phone so bad but I’m a Sony fan boy so I hope they could fix it with some software updates 🙂

    • Red Afiz
      November 24, 2019

      Im a Sony fan too but I can’t wait anymore for sticking with their unstable phones. I’ve switched to OnePlus for better experiences.

    • Cyril Dieudonne
      November 25, 2019

      i’m also a Sony hardcore, but i don’t care for selfies. so it’s totally fine for me. I ain’s a princess who need forever attention from social medias. if you are a normal person, it’s a totally fine phone

  2. genaro leon
    November 26, 2019

    How can I contact the autor of the article ?

  3. yosho pale
    November 28, 2019

    If the choices are Xperia 1 or 5, which one best to have?