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Sony Xperia 5 III

Sony Xperia 5 III
alaScore 96

22 reviews

Dec, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Sony Xperia 5 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. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The camera and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the price.

performance, screen, camera, design, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia 5 III is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jason England (

Sony Xperia 5 III review: The ‘weird Sony’ compact flagship


A Sony phone for better and for worse

Powerful Snapdragon 888 chip ; Solid battery life ; Gorgeous 21:9 display ; Strong cameras...

...but pro camera apps are not easy to use ; Gets very hot, very fast ; No wireless charging ; Not much improvement over the Xperia 5 II

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Mariyan Slavov (

Sony Xperia 5 III review: a flawed diamond


Тhe Xperia 5 III is a technology masterpiece. It's pretty, fast, and comes packed full of features. However, small hiccups here and there spoil the flagship experience promised by the hefty price of the Xperia 5 III.

Stylish design and premium build quality ; 6.1-inch 120Hz FHD+ OLED screen, free of eyesores ; Snappy performance, clean Android ; Awesome camera system with powerful software underneath ; MicroSD card slot, 3.5mm audio jack, notification LED, stereo...

Expensive ; Gets hot under pressure ; Fast charging is not that fast ; No wireless charging ; Fingerprint reader is a mess ; Annoying issues across the board

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Sony Xperia 5 III Review


The Sony Xperia 5 III is a new mid-range smartphone that inherits a lot of the core features from the flagship Xperia 1 III model, in a smaller and more affordable form factor. Read our in-depth Sony Xperia 5 III review, complete with full-size sample...

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Peter Gotschalk (

TEST: Sony Xperia 5 III | An Unfaithful Copy - Lidt Mindre Og Lidt Dårligere Sony Xperia 5 III


Sony Xperia 5 III is one of the few compact smartphones in the premium class on the market. It's excellent, but not as good as its big brother from the Xperia 1 series.

Excellent camera phone for semi-professionals. In addition, OLED screen in 21: 9 format with 120 Hz refresh rate. In addition, compact format and dedicated camera button.

The camera has exposure issues in certain situations. The phone gets extremely hot if pressed, and then it lacks wireless charging. The sound in the built-in speakers is not too good either.

We wrote at the top that the accounts do not fall out in favor of the Sony Xperia 5 III, even though the price has been lowered by a third compared to the flagship model.

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Alastair Stevenson (

Sony Xperia 5 III Review | Trusted Reviews


The Xperia 5 III is the brother to Sony's even more expensive Xperia 1 III. However, its price makes it more akin to some of the best phones.

Reliable rear camera ; Well laid out Pro camera app ; Decent battery life

Screen’s atypical aspect ration causes some apps to look weird ; A little expensive

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Sony Xperia 5 III review: Small package, big appeal?


Sony's smaller flagship has always had appeal, offering Xperia 1 III features in a smaller package.

Great display and design ; Good audio offering ; Plenty of power in its compact form

Phantom touches on fingerprint scanner ; Camera's leaning towards pro offerings might alienate some users ; Display could be brighter ; Expensive

Flagship power in a compact form, but with a price that's stepped up for this generation, making it fairly expensive. The design and build is great, as are the audio and display, but the camera - while offering lots of advanced controls - isn't the...

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Peter Phelps (

Sony Xperia 5 III Review


The Xperia 5 III seems to pack plenty of flagship-grade specifications, but with a significant price reduction over Sony's top of the line model. Is this the bargain you could be looking for?

— Reliable cameras, good battery life, powerful processor

What we didn’t like — Atypical aspect ratio, quite costly

The Sony Xperia 5 III is a solid all-round Android smartphone that delivers the goods in key areas including the camera, the performance, the battery, and the screen. That said, the unusual aspect ratio will prove to be divisive, and it’s not a cheap...

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Sean Cameron (

Sony Xperia 5 III review: Smaller, cheaper and just as impressive


The Sony Xperia 5 III is well-made with solid performance but is let down by an inconsistent camera and thermal issues

Strong battery life ; Easy to use one-handed ; Front-facing stereo speakers

Can run quite hot ; Unreliable cameras ; Screen aspect ratio not the best for some content

In its heyday, in partnership with Ericsson, Sony was one of the biggest players in the mobile market. Ever since it split and entered the Android space on its own, it has been consistently trying (and sometimes succeeding) to reinvent the wheel to...

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (

Sony Xperia 5 III review


Is this media machine worth the money?

Media machine ; Impressive gaming support ; Compact design ; Photo Pro

Expensive ; No wireless charging ; Heating issues

The Xperia 5 III is a feature-packed smartphone, but not much of an improvement over last year’s model

Aug, 2021

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Sony Xperia 5 III Smartphone Review


The Sony Xperia 5 III almost offers all of the same specs as the flagship Sony Xperia 1 III but for less cash so we're interested to find out how it performs on test.

The Sony Xperia 5 III smartphone shares some of the excellent features found on the more expensive Sony Xperia 1 III but in a smaller, easier to hold body that's also got a better price tag. The camera is great, taking true-to-life photos and if you...

Oct, 2021