Sony Xperia 5 III finally becomes available in the US

11 January 2022
The release stateside comes more than three months after the phone was in stores in other countries.

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Anonymous, 12 Jan 2022If it is cost like a piece of gold it doesn't mean it ... moreI do

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  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 12 Jan 2022Better than S22. Way better than 14 pro, also cheaper. You have gone bonkers. Comparing with phones that are not released yet.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-1033404, 12 Jan 2022It doesn't matter if it's late A pure gold is al... moreIf it is cost like a piece of gold it doesn't mean it really is. Who needs a nearly $1000 smartphone released back in 2021 but sold on 2022 which doesn't have wireless charging, face unlock, getting hot as hell and has the worst selfie camera ever? Who needs archaic hole in the case (headphone jack) and microSD card slot having 128GB or more embedded storage in 2022? Nobody!

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AnonD-1033404, 12 Jan 2022If people had an Iq more than room temperature this phone w... moreThat's true but for most people it all comes down to the price. Less price = better phone because better value

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Anonymous, 12 Jan 2022Better than S22. Way better than 14 pro, also cheaper. Samsung is better when you speak about updates and support.

  • Anonymous

Hmm:
- S21 fe arrive late: BOO!
- Sony Xperia 5 III arrive US late: OMG!

  • AnonD-1033404

If people had an Iq more than room temperature this phone was best seller worldwide
3 promised Android updates
Monthly updates
Great camera and not over sharpened like Google and crapple
Sd card and headphone jack
Best display in the market
Grwat and lightweight aosp rom
Great price

Wait what ?
The phone release last year !

"We can't help but think Sony doesn't care very much about the US market when it comes to smartphones."

Juan Bagnell aka SomeGadgetGuy mentioned this in his review video. The problem with the US smartphone market is that the carrier-locked game is very strong there. It's very hard to find an Unlocked model there.

  • Anonymous

Oh Sony! What a wonderful company! They just started to sell the last year smartphone. What an achievement!!!! Nobody does it. I always knew that Sony is very unique company, not necessarily in a good way though....

  • AnonD-1033404

kevinmcmurtrie, 12 Jan 2022Don't think you're getting a phone that was held ... moreNo lol

  • AnonD-1033404

It doesn't matter if it's late
A pure gold is always a gold
And this phone is by far better than stupid phones that would be sold in US
Plus it has headphone jack😨 and SD card slot😰

Don't think you're getting a phone that was held back to make it perfect. The other Xperia phones are nice hardware but the software is garbage. Bare-bones AOSP used to be a good thing but Google has been crapping all over Android the last few releases. Shortcut tiles are missing, microSD access is throttled and crippled in software, notifications are buggy, the CPU governor isn't very good, and cellular features that you'd expect in a modern phone are turned off. Sony adds a couple of few miserably bad apps for the Xperia hardware and some dated UX enhancements.

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Anonymous, 12 Jan 2022So Vlad you will totally ignore the fact that this phone co... moreSo we're talking about Xperia and what? Are you implying that being made by a Japanese company automatically makes this phone superior to comparable products from US or China? Where's my 3-4 years of OS update? Come on.

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Anonymous, 12 Jan 2022The Xperia even has an unobstructed display, free of any no... moreThe fact that you're comparing the RAM capacity on Android phone and iPhone and saying the former is better because there's more of it tells me that you don't know what you're talking about.

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Anonymous, 12 Jan 2022So Vlad you will totally ignore the fact that this phone co... moreThe Xperia even has an unobstructed display, free of any notch or holes, with 1B colors. It has a much bigger battery, more RAM in comparison to a base variant iPhone 13 Pro, because both are of the same price. The 5 III camera can record in 4K 120 FPS while the iPhone caps at 60. The Xperia has faster USB 3.1 and faster charging at 30W. It's not cheap at 1000$ but definitely not overpriced I would say. For all that it offers. ✌️

  • Bud

Who cares, now? We are 3 months away from the announcement of the Xperia 5 mk IV. Thanks to Sony's exceptional product-management it will be available blazing fast soon in October. Go for it Sony, go. ;-)

The release dates is the main reason for their lack of sales. The XZ Premium sold well because it was actually released on a timely manner. No one wants to pay a flagship price when the hardware is outdated in just a few months.

  • Anonymous

So Vlad you will totally ignore the fact that this phone comes with a charger, an SD card slot, a dedicated shutter button for the camera, a headphone jack and also a premium pair of headphones, and some extra free stuff, all this at the same price of an iPhone 13 Pro that lacks ALL of those ? Not to mention this is a Sony Xperia we're talking about. You can't just compare it with the Xiaomis or the Oppos even if they have the same processor. A processor is not everything on a phone. This obviously is a highly biased opinion about the phone