Sony Xperia 1 III review

05 July 2021


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Tann Hauser, 12 Jul 2021Even the batterylife is on Xperias side in that duel. Ultr... moreSo u believe Notebookcheck now? Because it shows 1iii better on that regard? Cant wait for Notebookcheck examine on its display & camera.

Let see how it goes.

Tann Hauser, 11 Jul 2021Adjusted only the brightness to about equal between two, wi... moreLol Mi 11 Ultra Auto mode when its get dark it will use Night Mode. Be realistic to what the phone does. Plus its camera has been updated numerous time now and it becomes better & better. Couldnt say the same about Xperia 1iii, as it shares the same main cam as 1ii.

Ok so u wanna do the comparing game?

Xperia 1iii - https://fdn.gsmarena.com/imgroot/reviews/21/sony-xperia-1-iii/lowlight/gsmarena_110.jpg

P40 - https://fdn.gsmarena.com/imgroot/reviews/20/huawei-p40/camera/gsmarena_205.jpg

Rest your case? Look at the details preservation that P40 brings. You cant fight physics. LMAO.

Funny thing is I bought the P40 brand new $500 in January this year (now its even cheaper). Way way bigger sensor, Super Res used in intermediate zoom (high quality from x1 to x2.5 zoom), better quality x3 zoom despite using way smaller sensor than 1iii, better x5 hybrid zoom than actual x4.4 optical zoom on 1iii. In Auto mode photography alone, it left 1iii to dust.

Manual mode? Even more.

  • Anonymous

Nag complaints over minor, when there's more positive features are not available on any other phone

4k
LDAC
600ppi
Pro camera video features
3.5 jack
No ugly notch or hole
21.9 is used by professionals trademark
Zeiss optics

geek-a-contra, 12 Jul 2021i don't know.... notebookcheck.net/Xiaomi-Mi-11-Ult... moreEven the batterylife is on Xperias side in that duel.
Ultra is so...meh.

Sean, 12 Jul 2021The Sony pix is very nice!Why, of course it is.
Even the auto processing seems to be excellently balanced and on point.

  • Alpha

Anonymous, 11 Jul 2021Sony sold 2.9 million smartphones last year. Samsung was ... moreand yet they still keep making phones, and we will still keep buying them.

  • Sean

Tann Hauser, 11 Jul 2021Adjusted only the brightness to about equal between two, wi... moreThe Sony pix is very nice!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Jul 2021The screen's resolution of the S21 Ultra is 3200 x 144... moreYa, i agree it has better optics. But it is one ugly, bulky and heavy phone that i will never use even if it's a gift. Sony has better looking phones and the weight is always reasonable and feels balanced when using it. How often do people use 10x or 20x for their pix?

  • Anonymous

geek-a-contra, 12 Jul 2021i don't know.... notebookcheck.net/Xiaomi-Mi-11-Ult... moreYes, you really don't know. People talk about the camera you post about processor speed.

Android-Authority, 12 Jul 2021Not touching inferior camera of Xperia at any cost. Love my... morei don't know....

notebookcheck.net/Xiaomi-Mi-11-Ultra-left-for-dead-by-better-optimized-Sony-Xperia-1-III-in-grueling-battery-of-speed-tests.550723.0.html

Tann Hauser, 11 Jul 2021I cant see those miles you talk about in factual samples I ... moreNot touching inferior camera of Xperia at any cost. Love my Mi 11 Ultra (the current Android King)

  • Anonymous

Tann Hauser, 11 Jul 2021Adjusted only the brightness to about equal between two, wi... moreYou are completely ignoring counterarguments Shui8 and Nick threw at you and sticking to that one set of super low light photos because you do not have a better comeback lol. It is not even a true representation of how Mi 11 Ultra anyway because the NM was activated automatically in that scene but GSMA turned it off for the sake of testing.

You are losing ground and you know it.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Jul 2021Sony sold 2.9 million smartphones last year. Samsung was ... moreThey can sell a lot more phones if they started making $200 phones but that's not what they are interested in

Sony can use better processing in their cameras. The photos have that soft, non processed look to it unlike the photos from a pixel or iphone. But those are apparent only when zoomed in. Since the photos will primarily be viewed in a smartphone screen and will be shared on Facebook and Instagram, it really doesn't matter. Reviewers should focus more on other things except details like exposure, colour accuracy and reference slr or mirror less photos would be great.

Shui8, 11 Jul 2021'Sony does equal or better quality processing, even in... moreAdjusted only the brightness to about equal between two, wich doesnt affect artefacts, so all processing artefacts (quality) can actually be seen.

Xiaomis auto mode processing:
https://ibb.co/2jv6LQY

Sonys auto mode processing:
https://ibb.co/QjB8Xj9

I know which photo I would choose, and it certainly wouldnt be the one with overexcessive noise suppression, and worse color reproduction.

Rest my case folks.

Don't wanna be that guy but I absolutely love the wave of naysayers that instantly drown out the supposed "Sony fanboys" they despise so much.
Stick this comments section on the examples section for the definition of "irony" in Wikipedia.

  • Libra

vrvly, 11 Jul 2021Looking at how 10x zooms and foldables are now a thing, thi... moreAre you serious?

  • Anonymous

Alpha, 11 Jul 2021The thing is...thats your Opinion. Sony sold 2.9 million smartphones last year.
Samsung was around 290 million, Apple with 210 million, Xiaomi with 145 million.
Total number of Android phones sold = 1200 million.
Sony sold less than 0.24% of the total number of phones sold. It's not an opinion but Sony is largely irrelevant is true

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Jul 2021What you're saying is contrary to what every reviewer ... moreThese Sony guys are used to being patted on the back for the lies they spread about other manufacturers, in their Sony echo chambers on this site. Then they get a reality check, when people don't respond to them the same the way, they used to in those Sony echo chambers. These guys come out of the woodwork on every Xperia review. They can be largely ignored.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 10 Jul 2021Chinese phones do have better value for money but to say th... moreThey are indeed outperforming.
S21 Ultra, iPhones 12 pro Max, Xperia 1 III all suffer from throttling and lower frame rate in certain games, where Chinese flagships giving better performance.
Ufs 3.1 storage speeds of phones like Vivo OS faster, camera performance is faster, sustained performance is better. OS is mature and diversified enough