Hot take: Sony Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III and Xperia 10 III

18 April 2021
Sony stay true to its DNA and its fans are happy for it.

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  • Paul

wongwatt, 19 Apr 2021If there's only static stuff in the photo why can'... moreThen make your own phone

John Doe, 19 Apr 2021Sony phones are jokes. Every single one of them. I don... morefind a job , then you can buy sony's phone too.

  • SheLLLesS

What a device!!!
For me it is 9/10
Only bad thing is sp888...
Knowing previous Sony phones, this will throttle badly.
Qualcom did a bad job with 888.

Proper flagships, full of features, with reasonable size, without holes in the screen!!!

  • LucasN82

wongwatt, 19 Apr 2021If there's only static stuff in the photo why can'... more...or if you want bokeh on 80% surface of picture and get sharp (i dont know) some details on corner you can lock AF by half-pressing shutter button

  • LucasN82

wongwatt, 19 Apr 2021If there's only static stuff in the photo why can'... moreFor static -> point/centre
For fast -> zone/wide

LucasN82, 19 Apr 2021Why not (its one tap of you finger)? U think that AF will k... moreIf there's only static stuff in the photo why can't it get it right every time?
My experience has been uneven, even if I tap to focus, I would expect their much touted AF to do better, forgive me for being demanding of my £1200 phone.
Moving objects are pretty much a no go in my experience, even the eye focus is iffy. I'm not impressed.

LucasN82, 19 Apr 2021Xperia 1III and 5III spec setup is far away superior than i... moreAll iPhone vs Android phone arguments are moot because they don't compete against each other directly.
Only Apple makes iOS phones and their fans will buy whatever they're given. The point is how Sony compare with other Android phones and generally their photography comes up short.
iPhones are pretty similar in that way I guess, they've been shipping subpar cameras with clever video for years...

I wish HTC also made a solid comeback like Sony did. 🙁
I miss their beautiful phones. 😔

  • John Doe

Sony phones are jokes. Every single one of them.
I don't know who would choose that remote control feeling in hand instead of more tablet like wide screen. No, no, no, no. Just no. Typing on Sonys remote control screen is a big p.i.t.a. No way. What about the cameras - on paper they look good, but in reality they are absolutely trash.
Sony, please take a seat next to HTC and LG and stop producing that kind of jokes. You are done and out of smartphone business.

  • LucasN82

wongwatt, 19 Apr 2021I shouldn't have to do that on a phone... For static -> point/centre
For fast -> zone/wide

  • LucasN82

wongwatt, 19 Apr 2021I shouldn't have to do that on a phone... Why not (its one tap of you finger)? U think that AF will know that you shot on static object or fast moving?

  • Mr. Too-Long

Sorry Sony, but 21:9 ratio is one of the most stupiest thing i've ever seen!

Much props to Sony for doing Sony. There's no need to follow the herd.

Wow... The media(GSMA included) is viciously defaming Sony. The conclusion of thi article is a summary of "Don't buy it, it's made by Sony".

LucasN82, 19 Apr 2021Just switch zone in AF mode.I shouldn't have to do that on a phone...

LucasN82, 19 Apr 2021Lie and you know it.Do you work for Sony?
I have an Xperia 1 ii, it produces the leat impressive default photos I've seen for many years in both the main app and Photo Pro.

I like them. Sony aiming at the top end of the market, probably where they belong. Sony could still launch a 'My First Xperia' to compete with the Chinese.

LucasN82, 19 Apr 202120fps with 60 fps continuous AF/AE calculation for Eye AF a... moreNo they're not comparable to DSLR, that's ridiculous.
You simply can't pull in enough information with a tiny smartphone sensor. Sony need to realise these are phones and offer a default point and shoot mode that actually works, then they just might get themselves more sales.
Of course they would then need to fix the bugs...

  • LucasN82

wongwatt, 19 Apr 2021The auto focus on my Xperia 1ii is horribly inconsistent, I... moreJust switch zone in AF mode.