The Sony Xperia 5 V, launched in September 2023, has finally begun receiving the android 14 update. This update brings google's latest software features to the compact flagship phone, along with some Sony-specific additions.
The update includes all the standard features introduced in Android 14, such as improved privacy controls, enhanced customization options, and performance optimizations. As a part of the Sony add-on, users can now use the rear LED flash as a notification light, an alternative to traditional notification LEDs.
The Xperia 5 V can also seamlessly integrate with the Find My Device app, allowing users to locate, lock, or erase the phone remotely. Likewise, sharing files between your Windows PC and Xperia 5 V is now easier with the expanded Nearby Share functionality. And, users can also personalize their lock screen with quick access to their favorite apps and features.
The Android 14 update for the Xperia 5 V is likely rolling out gradually, so it might not be available to everyone immediately. Expect to receive the update within the next few days.
To recap, the Sony Xperia 5 V boasts a 6.1-inch OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR support. Powered by the top-tier Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, the device comes with 8GB of RAM and expandable 128GB storage.
For photography, the Xperia 5 V features a versatile triple-lens setup. It has a 48MP main sensor with a 1/1.35-inch sensor size that captures 12MP photos by default and offers 2x optical zoom. It's accompanied by a 12MP ultrawide lens. For selfies, there's a 12MP front-facing camera.
Keeping the lights on is a 5,000mAh battery, with 30W wired and 18W wireless fast charging options. Durability is ensured by IP68 water resistance and Gorilla Glass Victus 2.