Sony Xperia 1 III and 5 III announced with 120Hz screens, variable telephoto lenses

14 April 2021
The two boast the industry-first telephoto camera with variable focal length.

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Every thing is good. But I prefer to buy Samsung which gives 10x zoom

Raky, 14 Apr 2021All looks great, but knowing Sony....we could expect this d... moreAgreed, these look like compelling devices, especially 5 III.

But come on Sony, give firm figures of pricing and availability on launch or be expected to see your audience quickly start looking elsewhere

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Shanti Dope, 14 Apr 2021As for 8GB RAM, we know exactly how well Sony manages apps ... moreThat is because Samsung's Android skin is more feature-rich than Sony. But not all features are activated. You have to manually activate them to use them. So RAM usage out-of-the-box is pretty lean and comparable to Sony's.

  • Saddam Khan

Here begins the era or variable focal length on the periscope. It's just the start, let other OEMs jump in. Oppo will be the next I guess

  • Raky

All looks great, but knowing Sony....we could expect this device in shops at and of August or during September, and until then, there will be a lot more good devices to choose from....and probably for cheaper than this Xperias.

Shanti Dope, 14 Apr 2021You're complaining about it being just 12MP but I bet ... moreAs for 8GB RAM, we know exactly how well Sony manages apps in the background with such capacity. Samsung needed at least 12GB RAM to keep everything running, so Sony's 12GB RAM could be comparable to Samsung's 16GB RAM.

CptPower, 14 Apr 2021Only 12 mpix camera and 8gb ram for a price of a super ex... moreYou're complaining about it being just 12MP but I bet you don't have a phone screen that can actually display such resolution in its full form. At least Sony's 4K 120Hz panel comes close to displaying 12MP images in its native resolution.

Resolution isn't everything. 12MP actually helps improve light gathering capabilities and beats high-resolution Quad Bayer sensors in low light when both are used equally the same (no image enhancements, no multi-frame image stacking).
Your S21 Ultra's 108MP sensor may struggle locking its focus at night, whereas this 1 III's Dual Pixel PDAF on all of its rear sensors will make sure to always nail the focus right in the same scenario.

Anonymous, 14 Apr 2021The discussion is about 586 being implemented inside teleph... more"My take was that newly developed sensor for 1III telephoto will indeed do better job than 586 as telephoto"
Yeah, I get it. And I'm asking you, in what way?

What's the point they can't influence a purchase and the mass market doesn't even know they exist

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Nick Tegrataker, 14 Apr 2021TIL being 63% larger in area is the very definition of &quo... moreThe discussion is about 586 being implemented inside telephoto as someone said plural manufacturers are using it in telephoto. So far there have been two instances of such usage in S20 Ultra and Mi10 Ultra. My take was that newly developed sensor for 1III telephoto will indeed do better job than 586 as telephoto.

all they need is a good marketing team and enough service centre

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Smallworld, 14 Apr 2021Uh?? Xperia 5 II came out 6 months ago??? I don't lik... moreDo you change wife's every year?
Do you change house every year?
Do you change job every year?
You don't have a life, you're life revolves around over a phone..

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Anonymous, 14 Apr 2021Xperia I bought years ago have samples posted by gsmaera th... moreYou should support your local brand Asus rather than a Japanese brand.

Only 12 mpix camera and 8gb ram for a price of a super expensive flagsip.
I am very dissapointed.

5III is best.... hope the its not too expensive!

The king is here

Anonymous, 14 Apr 2021Studies are based on demographics, they don't take int... morePrices across the world are irrelevant. If I'm in Europe or the US, I'm going to buy a used phone from Europe or the US, not India or China, so that point is moot. And if you think anecdotal evidence is more accurate than actual studies, in pretty much all of Europe used iPhones are sold at prices much closer to their launch ones in comparison to Samsungs at the same point in their life cycles.

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i0S.-.Never.-.Again, 14 Apr 2021But they aren't garbage which is why they are selling ... moreYes I agree, I won't trust Sony today... Lack of service centers, lack of qualified people running their smartphone department, lack of availability of phones and parts as well making overall repair expensive. 10 years back, I could have trusted Sony as it has some kind of market presence, sadly today no one cares for Sony. Chinese brands have established their trust in the hearts of people. Only people in denial are salty Sony boyzzzzz who can't let go of their past glory lyk u said

Anonymous, 14 Apr 2021586 was not better than 400 on XZ2/XZ3 for many various rea... moreTIL being 63% larger in area is the very definition of "definitely not better". Apart from Dual Pixel AF, what does that tiny 1/2.9 inch sensor have over IMX586?

  • Anonymous

Photo Pro is now the only photo app.
The regular photo app is gone.