With an elongated 21:9 aspect ratio-virtually the same as the format in which most movies are filmed – the display’s 10-bit colour range mirrors Sony’s pro monitors.
It’s no secret that Sony supplies many of its rivals with camera hard ware… but it’s saved the Xperia 1 III’s variable telephoto lens for itself. Paired with a 12MP sensor, it instantly switches between so you can zoom instantly in and out and stay crisply focused.
The Xperia 1 III also comes with a world-first 4K HDR 120Hz display. That’ll make the 6.5in OLED a real treat when watching video, especially when you throw in 240Hz motion-blur reduction. This should also help with gaming, though maybe not as much as the 240Hz touch-scanning rate. Throw in speakers that are 40% louder than its predecessor’s and it’s shaping up to be quite the entertainer.
With a Snapdragon 888 5G processor, 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage, Sony hasn’t scrimped on the vitals, plus there’s a 4500mAh battery that you can bypass whengaming while plugged in to prevent overheating. That might help to stop you from dropping it… but if you do, there’s tough Gorilla Glass Victus on the front anyway.
As hot as… a perfectly focused extreme close-up of some frying polenta