Sony Xperia 5 III: It aspires to be the best compact of the year

The new Sony Xperia 5 III arrives, the renewal of its ‘flagship’ in compact size. Being a small mobile should not imply having inferior characteristics to its counterparts. Fortunately, there are manufacturers like Sony that for years have offered compact flagships with the latest technology. 

120 Hz OLED screen, Snapdragon 888 and a photographic section similar to the Xperia 1 III with a triple camera configuration and the first telephoto sensor with a double focal lens. These are the characteristics of the Xperia 5 III, one of the most interesting terminals for those looking for a compact mobile and do not want to give up the high-end.

Sony Xperia 5 III specs

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT157 x 68 x 8.2 mm
169 g
SCREEN6.1 “OLED 21: 9
FHD +, HDR
PROCESSORQualcomm Snapdragon 888
MEMORY8 GB
STORAGE128 GB
REAR CAMERASMain: 12 MP, 24mm, f / 1.7, OIS
Wide: 12 MP, 16mm, f / 2.6
Telephoto: 12MP, 70-105mm, f / 2.3-2.8
FRONTAL CAMERA8 MP, f / 2.0
DRUMS4,500 mAh
Quick charge 30W (USB-C PD)
OTHERS3.5mm Jack, Hi-Res Audio, DSEE, Gorilla Glass 6, IP68 resistance, 5G

6.1 inches fits a lot of technology

Sony equates this Xperia 5 III with its Xperia 1 III in terms of mobile reference. The two have very similar characteristics and introduce some of the manufacturer’s latest technologies, such as that dual sensor, a 120 Hz OLED panel or being the first mobiles capable of reproducing 360 sound.

Sony Xperia 5 III specs
Sony Xperia 5 III

We have a FullHD + OLED panel with a size of 6.1 inches and a 21: 9 aspect ratio. A 10-bit panel with a 120 Hz refresh rate with support for the BT.2020 color space. There is no lack of support for HDR content and image adjustment technologies such as the addition of 240 Hz motion smoothing or white adjustment.

At the sound level, the Xperia 5 III is presented as the first mobile compatible with 360 sound, in addition to being compatible with Dolby Atmos through its stereo speakers 40% more powerful than the previous generation. Sony wants to take care of the multimedia section to the maximum and adds sound equalizer.

Inside the device the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is offered along with 8 GB of RAM. It comes with 128 GB of storage and a 4,500 mAh battery with 30W fast charge where we are promised to reach 50% in 30 minutes and that the battery can last 3 years without losing hardly any capacity thanks to adaptive charging technology. The Xperia 5 III also has wireless charging and reversible charging.

The body of the device is protected with Gorilla Glass 6, aluminum frame and has IP68 certification for water resistance.

Sony Xperia 5 III camera
Sony Xperia 5 III

In the multimedia section, the Xperia 5 III arrives with a 12 megapixel 24mm main sensor, along with an f / 1.7 lens. Accompanying we have a 12 megapixel and 16 mm wide-angle sensor and in a third place the first telephoto sensor with variable aperture is added, between 70 and 105 mm. A telephoto sensor accompanied by artificial intelligence processing to improve the result.

Sony incorporates several functions in its photographic section, including real-time monitoring of the human and animal eyes, as well as a ‘Burst’ mode up to 20 fps with noise reduction in low light. The device has a dedicated physical button for taking photos and a dedicated BIONZ X processor.

Xperia 5 III Price & Versions

At the moment Sony has not announced the official price of the Xperia 5 III in Europe. The company explains that the black model will be available in early summer 2021. Additionally, the device will also be in pink and green colors.

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