The Sony Xperia 1 III is a work of art
The Sony Xperia 1 III has been released, and it’s a thing of beauty. We have to admit that we were skeptical when we first heard about this new phone, but now that we’ve had the opportunity to review it, we think Sony may have just created their best phone yet! The camera features are amazing, the screen is crisp and bright, and the design really stands out. If you’re in the market for a new phone this holiday season, you can’t go wrong with the Sony Xperia 1 III!
Performance and software
The Xperia 1 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor, paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. That may sound like overkill for some, but I found it to be plenty adequate. I didn’t run into any issues multitasking or with app load times; in fact, I rarely encountered any lag at all (most likely due to Android 9 Pie). Battery life was also impressive; one charge lasted me through two full days with moderate use. Using Adaptive Brightness will extend your battery life even further—not unlike Google Pixel phones. Still, keep in mind that gaming and 4K video are highly battery-intensive activities. If you’re planning on doing either regularly, bring along a portable power pack just in case. Display: The Xperia 1 has a 6.5 OLED screen with an aspect ratio of 21:9. It’s not quite as tall as Samsung’s Galaxy S10 Plus, but it feels taller thanks to its slimmer bezels and higher resolution (3120 x 1440 vs 2960 x 1440). This makes text easier to read without having to zoom out or scroll down, which is great if you plan on using your phone primarily for reading ebooks or web pages. It’s also nice if you’re watching videos on Netflix or YouTube in landscape mode, as they fill up more of your field of vision rather than getting cut off halfway down.
Do you want your phone to be able to last for as long as possible? If so, it’s worth spending some time researching phones with excellent battery lives. Generally speaking, Android phones that run Qualcomm Snapdragon processors tend to have longer battery lives than phones powered by Samsung Exynos processors. With either brand, be sure to check out the reviews on a particular model before you buy it—it may not have an exceptionally long battery life even if it’s supposed to. For more information about how to choose a smartphone with good battery life, check out our guide here. Camera: Smartphone cameras are getting better and better every year, but there are still differences between models in terms of quality. For example, Apple iPhones use dual lenses for their rear-facing cameras (one wide-angle lens and one telephoto lens), while most other smartphones use just one camera lens.
Should you buy it?
The Xperia 3 has been officially announced and it’s time to decide if you should be buying one. The good news is that no matter what your budget, there’s going to be an Xperia smartphone available for you – in fact, they have at least three options in each market segment. But what makes each option unique? Read on to find out! What’s inside: The phone itself is big but relatively thin, which means it will be comfortable to hold even with its 6.5-inch display size. In terms of internal storage capacity, there are two different models – 64GB or 128GB – but only one offers expandable storage via microSD card slot (up to 512GB). If you need more space than that then maybe consider getting the 256GB model instead. Regardless of which model you get though, both feature 4GB RAM so rest assured that multitasking performance won’t be an issue here.