Sony Xperia 5 III

Sony Xperia 5 III

Sony Xperia 5 III

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BEST RATING
Performance:
4.2
CAMERA: Fair6.0/10
SIZE: Medium Android
BATTERY: Good7.0/10

The Sony Xperia 5 III is a mid-range priced phone featuring a 6.1-inch OLED display. It operates on Android with a glass back, and has 128GB of storage along with expandable storage via an SD card. The battery capacity is solid at 4500mAh and it includes a 3.5mm headphone jack. The camera system supports HDR video and RAW output, but the still photo and video quality are fair, not exceptional. It provides a 120Hz refresh rate for a smooth display experience, and it is equipped with the Snapdragon 888 processor and 8GB of RAM, ensuring good performance for most tasks. The phone also offers features like 5G support, IP68 dust and water resistance, and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. If you're looking for a phone with a good screen, decent battery life, modern processor, and expandable storage at a mid-range price point, the Xperia 5 III is a noteworthy option. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




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Pros
  • Includes 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Has front-facing stereo speakers
  • Capable of 120fps 4K video recording
Cons
  • Average camera quality
  • No wireless charging capability
  • Limited to 128GB storage

Ratings by Category

Performance:
4.2
The Performance rating is based on GeekBench performance benchmark scores, combined with PerfectRec’s assessment of real-life typical use cases.
Battery Life:
4.0
The Battery Life rating is based on overall actual measured battery life during typical usage.
Overall Camera:
3.0
The Overall Camera rating is based on a combination of the comprehensive Photos and Videos ratings, with photo quality weighted 80% and video quality weighted 20%.
Photos:
3.0
The Sony Xperia 5 III takes fair photos partially because it has only average low-light performance which impacts its ability to capture details and colors in dim conditions. Additionally, its selfie quality is deemed fair, indicating that front-facing photos may lack in detail or color accuracy compared to higher-rated cameras.
Videos:
3.0
The Sony Xperia 5 III has fair video-taking capabilities due to its somewhat limited video software experience, which might not offer the most intuitive or feature-rich functionality for users. However, the phone's video stabilization is rated good, which means it can competently reduce camera shake during recording, helping to produce smoother footage.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$600
Brand
Sony
Operating System
Android
Release Date
October 8, 2021

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"
Resolution
2520 x 1080
Variable refresh rate
No
Pixels Per Inch
449
Display Type
OLED

INTERNAL

Processor
SD888
Internal Storage
128 GB
RAM
8 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
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6/10
Photos Score
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5.9/10
Videos Score
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6/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.3 Hours
Battery Capacity
4500 mAh
Wireless Charging
No
Wireless charging Speed
0 W
Reverse wireless charging
No

PHYSICAL

Size
6.18" x 2.68"
Weight
5.93 oz
Back Material
Glass
Stereo Speakers
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
Yes
Bluetooth Version
5.2
A2DP
Yes
WiFi Version
6
NFC
Yes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
No
Color
Black, Green
Stock Android
Yes
SD Card
Yes

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Robert Triggs | October 2022
"The Sony Xperia 5 III excels when it comes to rear camera photography, its display and multi-media features, and all-day battery life. Buy the Xperia 5 III if you’re looking for a fun but imperfect camera setup, customizable gaming features, all-day battery life, and all the best multimedia capabilities that Sony has to offer"

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