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Sony Xperia 1 III

Sony Xperia 1 III
alaScore 92

47 reviews

Jun, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Sony Xperia 1 III. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and durability are generally positive. The design and camera are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the battery and price, while reviews are divided on the performance.

screen, camera, design, durability, usability

price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia 1 III is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena Team (

Sony Xperia 1 III review


Sony is back at it again and despite the ever dropping sales results, it's even got a few smartphone firsts for us. The Xperia 1 III, the latest true...

Minimalistic, technical-looking design, high-end build, IP65/IP68 rating.

The screen auto switches to 4K only in certain limited cases; doesn't get very bright either.

Ultimately, the Xperia 1 III is not a bad phone. But it's a phone that takes a special type of person to appreciate. We certainly can't recommend it to anyone who isn't a brand loyalist, and maybe even those folks could be better off exploring...

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Allison Johnson (

Sony’s Xperia 1 III is pricey, performant, and perplexing


Great photography features but the price is too high.

Good, high-res OLED 120Hz panel ; Lots of manual photo and video controls ; Sophisticated, minimalist design

Short time frame for security update support ; Expensive ; Seriously, it’s $1,300

The Sony Xperia 1 III offers a good 6.5-inch OLED with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 888 processor, and three rear cameras including a zoom lens with two focal lengths. It’s a very good high-end device, but it’s too costly to recommend.

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Darragh Murphy (

Sony Xperia 1 III review: For the creators


The Sony Xperia 1 III is a marvelous Android smartphone for photographers and content creators — so long as they have deep pockets.

Beautiful 21:9 120Hz OLED display ; Excellent cameras ; Hi-Res audio with 3.5mm jack ; Camera shutter button

Premium price ; 4K isn’t noticeable ; Long footprint is not for everyone

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Victor Hristov (

Sony Xperia 1 III Review


The Sony Xperia 1 III is a phone made for a very specific user who'd want the most high-res screen on the market, a microSD card slot, and probably the best interface for multitasking, but that comes at an exorbitant price and disappointments in a few...

Full of enthusiast features: 4K screen, microSD slot, manual camera controls, headphone jack ; Unique tall and narrow look, stylish design ; Lightweight body

Grossly overpriced ; Overheats easily ; Battery life is just average ; Photo and video quality is disappointing ; Camera app is convoluted, has a lot of limitations

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Damien Wilde (

Sony Xperia 1 III review: The only true enthusiast Android flagship of 2021 [Video]


The Sony Xperia 1 III is one of the standout smartphones of 2021 with everything a true Android enthusiast could hope for in one package.

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Basil Kronfli (

Sony Xperia 1 III review


With its quad-camera system the Sony Xperia 1 III pioneers a new breed of periscope zoom

Prosumer Sony camera UI ; Premium design and screen ; Plenty of power and storage

Screen could be brighter ; Expensive ; Weaker zoom than competition

A mighty photographer’s phone, a good video phone, and a beautifully put together multimedia powerhouse. While the Xperia 1 III could do with a brighter screen, and there are some video capture niggles it’s hard to overcome, Sony photography fans will...

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Peter Gotschalk (

Review: Sony Xperia 1 III | Third Time's A Charm Sony Xperia 1 III


The Sony Xperia 1 III is perhaps the best smartphone from Sony to date. All the virtues of the predecessors are preserved, while improvements have been made

Best camera phone for semi-professionals. In addition, high-resolution OLED 21:9 screen is among the best on the market and provides a mobile cinema experience, now also with 120 Hz refresh rate. In addition, high performance, dedicated camera button,...

The camera still has exposure issues in certain situations.

The third time is the charm, it is said, and this is at least true of the Sony Xperia 1 III, which is the third incarnation of Sony’s Xperia 1 series, which the Japanese company launched back in 2019.

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Max Parker (

Sony Xperia 1 III Review | Trusted Reviews


Sony delivers one of its best smartphones yet with features you won't find on other modern Android flagships.

No notch and cutout leaves screen uninterrupted ; Narrow body is great most of the time ; Features ditched elsewhere like SD card, headphone jack included

Screen doesn’t get bright enough outdoors ; Tall display can make certain things feel cramped ; Low-light and zoom photography isn’t that great for something that costs this much

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Sony Xperia 1 III review


What Hi-Fi? Awards 2021 winner. A brilliant all-rounder that excels at audio and video

Detailed, natural screen ; Class-leading sound ; Excellent all-rounder

Unique design

Sony is on a roll and the Xperia 1 III is another brilliant all-rounder that excels at music and video

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : James Peckham (

Sony Xperia 1 III review


The Sony Xperia 1 III is an expensive smartphone, but it's the company's best of the last few years.

Great battery life Incredible display 3.5mm headphone jack

Tricky to handle, for some No in-screen fingerprint sensor Expensive

The Sony Xperia 1 III isn’t for everyone, but for those who enjoy Sony’s Android phones, or who want a top-tier smartphone with a versatile camera, a beautiful screen and strong battery life, this is a great choice. It’s expensive, and its design means...

Aug, 2021

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