Sony Xperia 1 III

Released April 2021

Ultra-Premium (>$800)
Sony Xperia 1 III

Summary


Pros

  • Good exposure and color for photos in bright light conditions
  • Accurate display colors, especially in low light and indoor environments
  • Accurate touch experience, smooth video content, enhancing the gaming experience
  • Clear and natural-sounding audio playback
  • Clear and natural-sounding audio in video recordings

Cons

  • Difficulty capturing images in high-contrast scenes
  • Display readability under sunlight, with a strong greenish shift when viewed on angle
  • Playback of HDR10 videos because of green color cast and contrast imprecisions
  • Inaccurate skin tone rendering in video rendering in indoor and lowlight conditions
  • Autofocus instabilities and failures in all conditions, resulting in video recording difficulties
  • Audio recording in high volume, such as concerts and shows

Scores


105
camera
Overall Camera Score i
105
46
Oppo A16s 5G
BEST 147

Sub-scores

Photo i
107
50
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S 5G
BEST 150
Bokeh i
60
25
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 80
Preview i
57
34
Fairphone 4
BEST 91
Zoom i
104
22
Vivo Y76 5G
BEST 151
Video i
92
31
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
BEST 149

Use Cases

BEST 140

Friends & Family

Portrait and group photos and videos

BEST 115

Lowlight

Photos and videos in lowlight conditions

122
display
Overall Display Score i
122
52
Realme C21
BEST 149

Sub-scores

Readability i
105
40
Realme C21
BEST 160
Color i
146
49
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
BEST 159
Top score
Realme GT 2 Pro
Video i
140
40
Realme C21
Motion i
103
54
Realme C21
BEST 155
Top score
Huawei P40 Pro
Touch i
139
40
Realme C21
BEST 165
Top score
OnePlus 9
Artifacts i
127
40
Crosscall Action-X5
BEST 149
Top score
LG Wing
113
audio
Overall Audio Score i
113
86
Vivo X60 Pro 5G (Snapdragon)
BEST 161

Sub-scores & Use Cases

Playback i
111
74
Nokia 7.2
BEST 163

Use Cases

BEST 172

Listening to music

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 161

Watching videos

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

BEST 156

Gaming

Through the smartphone's integrated speakers

Recording i
119
88
Fairphone 4
BEST 157

Use Cases

BEST 156

Friends & Family videos

With the smartphone's main camera

BEST 164

Selfie videos

With the smartphone's selfie camera

BEST 153

Concert videos

With the smartphone's main camera

Specifications


165 x 71 x 8.2mm

Dimensions

5G
Dual SIM

Network

Water resistant
IP68

Protection

Wireless

Charging

256/512 GB

Storage

Wide, Tele, Ultra-Wide

Main camera
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