Sony Xperia 1 III pre-orders open in Europe, shipments start in early August [Updated]

24 June 2021
The Xperia 1 III is €1,234 with a free pair of TWS earphones, the Xperia 5 III is €925.

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  • Anonymous

Android-Authority, 25 Jun 2021That's what I did...returned my S21 Ultra and purchase... moreHow come it cost you 950 Euros? While the other guy says it's 850 Euros?

LucasN82, 25 Jun 2021It's the same level than other top flagships on market. Low lights,

P40 (better overall) > 5ii (better details) > P30 (brighter).

Go on, compare the low light samples here in this website review. Might as well recheck your sources.

Anonymous, 25 Jun 2021What constitutes quality low light photography? I for on... moreDepends on genre/style/effects you want to produce. To each its own.

But before applying those style/effects, the image itself should score on the most important things such as details, ISO noise level, exposure & dynamic range. A bright low light pictures can easily edited later on on how much darker shadows/exposure you want, while retaining good details. An underexposed & darker than actual scene with limited details that cant resolve later on is a big no.

Of course smartphone has hardware limitation. Thats where computational JPEG processing comes. RAW in smartphone is far from fetch (depends on sensor size & lens quality, the bigger, the better). Lets not talk about actual camera, as its hardware alone are far superior. Keep it between smartphones.

  • NY Yankee

LucasN82, 25 Jun 2021P30 is better at low light than P40. It is still one of bes... moreNice joke... I've had the P40 pro. I highly doubt it is inferior to p30 in low light.

  • Anonymous

Shui8, 25 Jun 2021To be honest, that lowlight camera sample quality is just a... moreWhat constitutes quality low light photography?

I for one don't care about mobile low light photos nor video cause they are all crap so I fail to see how mobile low light photography can be of any quality

  • LucasN82

Shui8, 25 Jun 2021To be honest, that lowlight camera sample quality is just a... moreIt's the same level than other top flagships on market.

  • LucasN82

i0S.- Never.- Again, 25 Jun 2021P30 is two years old. Atleast compare the Xperia 1 III to l... moreP30 is better at low light than P40. It is still one of best low light phone camera. What you poitn? Alpha 7S is 8 years old and it still amazing camera.

  • Anonymous

Religious Playboy , 25 Jun 2021Haha good job exposing the official marketshare of differen... moreCite your sources fam

YUKI93, 25 Jun 2021The price is mentioned in the article. Convert €1,299 to US... morethan you should convert the prices euro => dollar for ALL phones. seems you do not know (i wonder..) that in europe there is vat added on top of the usa reference prices. quite stupid to compare the prices from different markets with different taxing systems and countries with different wages levels...

LucasN82, 25 Jun 20215II: https://i.ibb.co/S3KRsCf/20201024-212546.jpg https:/... moreTo be honest, that lowlight camera sample quality is just average at best.

  • Religious Playboy

Harvey Weinstein , 24 Jun 2021"In Japan, nobody wants chinese phones. They buy japan... moreHaha good job exposing the official marketshare of different companies in Japan.
The guy was making it look like it's either Sony or Apple for the Japanese people.

In reality, it's only Apple and rest of the breadcrumbs are shared between Samsung, Huawei, Sony, etc.

When your own countrymen aren't interested in a homegrown product, one can conclude that Sony have fallen short of meeting the expectations of Japanese people.

Anonymous, 24 Jun 2021Good luck Sony... selling Xperia 1 III for 1300 euros. Mos... moreThat's what I did...returned my S21 Ultra and purchased the MI 11 Ultra from Giztop for around 950 Euros. Saved myself from the exynos nightmare and paying 250 Euros extra.

LucasN82, 25 Jun 2021Huawei P30 at the same time when Ive tested 1II (my friend ... moreP30 is two years old. Atleast compare the Xperia 1 III to latest 2021 flagships and you'll see its camera quality fall apart

  • LucasN82

Anonymous, 25 Jun 2021You haven't tested other cameras on market. Your only ... moreHuawei P30 at the same time when Ive tested 1II (my friend have one) at ultra low light and the results was the same at Auto night mode and manual ISO1600 exept that Xperia makes better colour at night - more precise.
Huawei at night don't see blue colour correctly. So if 1II is the same at night like P30 its good phone.

  • LucasN82

Anonymous, 25 Jun 2021You haven't tested other cameras on market. Your only ... moreNo my reference is 7SII and 7SIII.
And about Pixel.. yes yes I read this 1000 times.. Pixel is amazing at night LOL

  • Anonymous

Instead of "as early as" change that in "as late as". August man, c'mon!!!

geek-a-contra, 25 Jun 2021where did you find this price?The price is mentioned in the article. Convert €1,299 to USD, and you get the result of $1,551. As a comparison, GSMArena posted an article about the Xperia 1 Mk3 pre-order in the US a few days ago and that one cost $1,300.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 25 Jun 2021Amazing night mode? Lol the one that turns night into day??... moreI agree their software and image processing algorithms have improved compared to previous Xperias but it is still a notch behind other flagships with big boy sensors.

I wish Sony gave their camera software development to Google instead of the alpha team.
The alpha team can work on the pro version of the app while the stock camera should be replaced by gcam for great images in Auto mode.

  • Anonymous

LucasN82, 25 Jun 2021"Spec sheet on paper nothing else"? I work with ... moreYou haven't tested other cameras on market. Your only frame of reference is other Sony phones

  • Anonymous

LucasN82, 25 Jun 2021"Spec sheet on paper nothing else"? I work with ... moreAmazing night mode? Lol the one that turns night into day??
Pixel in Auto mode gives better image quality than Sony