Sony Xperia 5 battery life test results are in: great for gaming!
To understand this, we test phones rigorously using three different components: we test browsing, then YouTube video playback, and last, but not least, we test 3D gaming endurance.
YouTube video playback
Next up, we test YouTube video playback. This might be the most important test as so many people stream video a ton on their phones and we are certainly no exception. Here, the Xperia 5 finishes with a score of about 6 hours and a half. This, again, is a bit lower than the average score, so if you watch a lot of YouTube videos, the Sony phone will die a bit quicker than most others.
Finally, we test 3D gaming, and this result will tell you how long you can expect your phone to last if you are playing games like Fortnite or Asphalt on it. And you might be surprised but despite its smaller battery, the Xperia scores almost 6 hours on this test, which is an impressive result. Sony seems to be doing some optimizations here and the Xperia 5 outlasts many of the top phones in terms of battery life. We have seen similarly good results from the Xperia 1 and we are not sure what black magic Sony does for gamers (we have reached out to ask), but it’s definitely working!
Оverall, the Xperia 5 features a good battery life that stands out in gaming, but is a bit below the average for browsing the web, social media and video.