Sony Xperia 1 III has a 4K 120Hz display and also variable zoom lens – TNE

Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III

On the left is the Sony Xperia 5 III and also in the center is the Xperia 1 III.


The brand-new Sony Xperia 1 III (read as “one mark three”) has a 6.5-inch 4K OLED display with a 120Hz high refresh price, which is the initial for any kind of mobile phone. It was introduced at a digital occasion on Wednesday along with the smaller sized Xperia 5 III which has a 6.1-inch complete HD 120Hz display screen. Both phones have a telephoto cam with a real zoom lens that transforms focal sizes and also both mark Sony’s proceeded change far from traditional allure and also towards innovative kinds like professional photographers, filmmakers, audiophiles and also mobile players.

The brand-new phones are follow-ups to in 2014’s Xperia 1 II, which thrilled us with its 4K display screen and also excellent Pro Photo and also Cinema Pro applications. The applications consisted of functions from Sony’s Alpha line of mirrorless electronic cameras and also Venice line of movie theater electronic cameras. In reality, to evaluate out its functions I created, shot and also starred in a 4-minute movie called I, Robber recorded on the Xperia 1 II.

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Both the Xperia 1 III and also Xperia 5 III have a three-way back cam system with large, ultrawide and also telephoto electronic cameras. The telephoto cam has a variable zoom lens. Optical components in the lens relocate to change in between 2 focal sizes: a 70mm lens matching and also a 105mm one. Compare that to various other phones that change in between numerous electronic cameras to accomplish zoom. Like the 10x telephoto lens on the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the Sony zoom lens beings in the phone flat and also makes use of a mirror to show the picture onto the dual-phase spot sensing unit, which Sony insurance claims has quick and also exact autofocus under a range of lights problems. The zoom lens has an aperture of f2.3 and also f2.8, depending upon the focal size, which ought to enable excellent efficiency in low-light scenarios.

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All of the back electronic cameras on the Xperia 1 III and also 5 III likewise have Eye AF autofocus, which can immediately spot and also track the eye of human and also animal topics like pet cats, canines and also birds, also if they transform their head away. The Xperia 1 III has a time of trip sensing unit to collect deepness info.

Sony matched down its cam applications from 3 to 2: Photo Pro and also Cinema Pro. The Photo Pro application consists of a brand-new Basic setting that changes the standalone default Android cam application Sony consisted of on previous phones. For a run-through of several of the functions both applications consist of, review my evaluation of the Sony Xperia 1 II.

Sony Xperia 1 III

The brand-new phones have Eye AF, which can spot and also follow your animal’s eyes for the very best feasible emphasis.


Xperia electronic cameras have actually various functions focused on individuals desiring one of the most from their images and also video clips like optical stablizing and also AI Super resolution zoom for images. Like the Xperia 5 II, the brand-new phones can tape 4K 120fps video clip in the Cinema Pro. Take an appearance listed below at 4K 120fps slow-motion video footage from the Xperia 5 II.

Similar to the Xperia Pro, both phones can be utilized as an outside screen for a devoted cam (like Sony’s Alpha collection) and also assistance livestreaming process. But rather than having an integrated mini HDMI port for input, the brand-new Xperias can attach using USB-C.

Other crucial functions and also specifications consist of:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chip
  • 5G sub-6 assistance consisting of the United States
  • Android 11
  • 4,500-mAh battery
  • Stereo audio speakers
  • Headphone jack
  • Dedicated equipment shutter switch
  • IP65/68 ranking for dirt and also water resistance
  • 256GB storage space on both phones or 128GB on the Xperia 5 III
  • 12GB of RAM on the Xperia 1 III
  • 8GB of RAM on the Xperia 5 III
  • Wireless billing on the Xperia 1 III
  • Reverse cordless billing on the Xperia 1 III
  • Gorilla Glass Victus show on the Xperia 1 III
  • Gorilla Glass 6 display screen on the Xperia 5 III

The Xperia 1 III can be found in either black or purple while the Xperia 5 III in black or eco-friendly. Both phones will certainly be readily available this summer season and also right now rates has actually not been introduced. For point of view, in 2014’s Xperia 1 II had a cost of $1,200 (£1,099, approximately AU$1,840), and also the Xperia 5 II was $950 (£799, concerning AU$1,350).

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