Deal | Sony Xperia 5 III is now 30% off on Amazon
When unveiled alongside the Xperia 1 III, the Sony Xperia 5 III was the first smartphone to hit the market featuring variable tele lens. Although less potent in the camera department than its sibling and lacking a 4K OLED display, this handset comes with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and Zeiss lens. With a spicy list price of US$999.99, the Xperia 5 III is now down by 30% to a more manageable US$698.
Our in-depth review of this handset ended with a 87% weighted average. The conclusion highlights the overall competitive package with a very compact build, but also notices drawbacks such as the large panels, 1080p screen resolution, lack of Qi compatibility, and poor cooling performance.
Although the cameras fail to match the expectations in some scenarios, the Sony Xperia 5 III is very flexible and features capabilities such as object tracking and audio separation. The list of focus ranges covered is generous, thanks to the 16 mm ultra wide-angle camera, 24 mm main shooter, and 70/105 mm variable tele lens. However, the image resolution is limited to 12 MP.
On Amazon, the Sony Xperia 5 III received only 81 ratings so far. The general score reads 3.8/5, with 46% perfect reviews, 24% 4/5 ratings, but also 12% minimum scores. Most negative reviews mention overheating as the main problem, while the buyers who are happy with their purchase praise the phone for its camera performance, headphone jack, compact size, and display quality.
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