The Sony Xperia 1 III will launch in Europe in August, Xperia 5 III gets delayed to September

02 July 2021
Originally, the two phones were set to become available in early August, but Sony changed its plans at the last moment.

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Anonymous, 04 Jul 2021Highlights clipping is not that big of a deal if the compro... moreUmm, with highlight clipping the data which is supposed to be captured is literally lost, so it IS quite a big deal actually. Especially when it sometimes fails to handle highlights even in landscape shots where capturing them should be the easiest.

"Apple and Samsung.. always fill in blue in it"
They simply favour colder white balance in outdoor shots, and are definitely NOT "filling in" any information for any part of the frame. You're just talking nonsense here.

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Anonymous, 05 Jul 2021Keep singling out photos and selectively picking them to lo... moreIts funny because I took my bike go to city centre and shot about 100-150 photos in auto photo mode and 98% was really good. I got all on my g drive. Most of (95%) reviews that I readed DIDN'T test "Photo Pro" app - app that has compute. Only gsmarena tested that.

Hildr, 05 Jul 2021Yeah, on the other hand, I bought my mate 10 pro because re... moreYour comparison doesnt make any sense. Mate 10 Pro are about 2 years older than Xperia 1, with inferior camera hardware. You should compare your Xperia 1 with P30 Pro. My friend had Mate 10 Pro while my wife had Mate 9 back then, for sure it is great on its era.

I dont know what happens with your Mate 10 Pro, I know I had a great fun using bunch of older Xperia (this one the least I like), Honor 8 Pro (older than Mate 10 Pro), Mate 20 and P40 currently. - https://www.instagram.com/shuibullah.amran/

B52, 05 Jul 2021Sony official hungarian site listed it for 499.999HUF (~142... moreCan't you buy from another country? From France I often just buy in Spain/Germany (or before the UK) or around here due to not having border fees. It's the same ROM nowadays for all of the EU.

Anonymous, 05 Jul 2021Keep singling out photos and selectively picking them to lo... moreYeah, on the other hand, I bought my mate 10 pro because reviewer found after "thorough testing" it was like the best at the moment blah blah, and never had a sh**tier camera for the previous 6 years.
Also at best his shot are just some average one, got better ones with the mark I. And no phone make always good photos, most of the time, that's your composition skills that make the difference and you'll throw away 350 photos on a batch of 400 in a single night. Even with a dedicated camera. So yeah, you always choose the best shot when you keep them. Only people that never make photo think you just point and click to have a good photo. That's just good to share your food on messenger.

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LucasN82, 05 Jul 2021Xperia 5II (Photo Pro Auto mode; shots from hand!): https:... moreKeep singling out photos and selectively picking them to look Xperia good.
Other reviewers have already done their thorough testing and concluded how bad it is compared to other flagships especially at night.
Sony should fire their camera department that deals with software on Smartphones.

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Anonymous, 04 Jul 2021All three are equally bad compared to what other flagships ... moreXperia 5II (Photo Pro Auto mode; shots from hand!):
https://i.ibb.co/bHds4LC/20201024-190903.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/Cbn0xGV/20201024-212546.jpg
https://i.ibb.co/3dq3Y5K/20201025-172943.jpg
What your eyes see:
https://i.ibb.co/wYhkjrx/20201024-210116.jpg
What 5II see in Photo Pro:
https://i.ibb.co/GQJLKFW/20201024-205945.jpg
Xperia 1II:
https://i.ibb.co/17nHjQF/DSC-0064-BURST20200802074525007.jpg (burst 20fps; level of detail are incredible)
https://i.ibb.co/Kx7HJR3/20200710-220210.jpg (night auto)
Have nice day for everyone. :)

Sony official hungarian site listed it for 499.999HUF (~1420EUR). Not only is it vastly overpriced in Europe, we can still pay more for it without any pre-order or other special offer.
This is non-sens.

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VectorR, 04 Jul 2021Someone is religious sony fanatic who will do everything to... more"Someone is religious sony fanatic who will do everything to conseal the truth about so called "Sony quality""
Oh my God you gonna kill me with your jokes :D haha. Whats the name of your religion? "Fake 5II photos Church members"? :)

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Harvey Weinstein , 04 Jul 2021Sony auto mode being terrible compared to other flagships i... moreThe improved it a lot in the software for the model III. Since the the main sensor is the same as model II. You can actually use the camera app from version III on version II and get improved image quality

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kevinmcmurtrie, 04 Jul 2021I'd probably prefer the 5 III too. It's nice tha... moreWell said true.
There should be 5iii mini or micro at 5.5 inches.the best is 16.9 aspect.

Anonymous, 02 Jul 2021I feel like it's delayed because they realized how lik... moreI'd probably prefer the 5 III too. It's nice that 1 III has a higher resolution, larger screen, and can act as an external monitor but I HATE tall skinny phones. They're bad for reading, bad for apps, and they're uncomfortable in a pocket. The 5 III doesn't fix the aspect ratio by much but at least the height fits into a pocket.

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SuuperBaka, 04 Jul 2021Cool, what does that have to do with what I said? You do... moreJust stating facts.
The 1ii, 5ii are the same. No difference, accept longer wider .

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Harvey Weinstein , 04 Jul 2021Sony auto mode being terrible compared to other flagships i... moreNo one gives rats about auto mode, the Alpha pro app , use it. Even you wouldn't can't figure out so many features what they are used for

You don't even own the phone and already talking nonsense?

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Anonymous, 04 Jul 2021There are 3 auto modes on the phone: Basic/Camera, AUTO in ... moreAll three are equally bad compared to what other flagships have to offer

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SuuperBaka, 04 Jul 2021He's already posted pictures and got caught lying, he ... moreSony auto mode being terrible compared to other flagships is pretty much an established fact for five plus years now.
Yes.. It has improved over the years, but it's still behind other flagships.

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Shui8, 04 Jul 2021Highlights clipping is one of the weakest part of Xperia im... moreHighlights clipping is not that big of a deal if the compromise you get is filled in color blue where there is no data because the phone knows there should be a blue sky somewhere. Apple and Samsung have a real hard time capturing the gray/white sky as they always fill in blue in it.

SuuperBaka, 03 Jul 2021You lied about the auto mode taking bad pictures and when y... moreSomeone is religious sony fanatic who will do everything to conseal the truth about so called "Sony quality" (related to mobile photography at least). It is utterly stupid to deny the fact that Sony never was good in it and will never be. I know it's hard for you to accept the reality. So maybe just keep dreaming and go on thinking that Sony is great in smartphone photography :). Cheers!

Alpha, 03 Jul 2021Cool story bro...I bought one. What are you going to do abo... moreI feel sorry for your money loss, bro. You will come to realize it a bit later. But it's to late now anyway :). Probably it's time to join the reliligious clan called "sony-fanboys". You have no choice, bro...

Nick Tegrataker, 04 Jul 2021While I'm glad to see Xperia 1 III finally starting to... moreHighlights clipping is one of the weakest part of Xperia image processing. What annoys me some people call it looks natural 🤦 (I know what my eyes saw, definitely not overblown as the camera produce)

I understand Michael Fischer frustation on its review regarding video recording, but HLG format are meant to be color grade. Not just showing RAW output and call it a day. And is he even turn on the HDR?

About Auto processing, agree, still needs improvement. Market understanding, that is Sony problem in every aspect. Its a smartphone, 95% user will just snap and go. If you want to introduce high level camera-like manual mode, you have to score in the Auto first.