The Sony Xperia 5 III replaces the Sony Xperia 5 II, providing us with a more capable smartphone as well as the peculiarities we’ve come to expect from Sony smartphones. This article focuses on the specifications and pricing of the Xperia 5 III in order to assist you in making a purchasing decision.
Key Specifications and Features of the Sony Xperia 5 III
6.1-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2520 pixels (449 PPI) and an 81.4 per cent screen-to-body ratio.
Android 11 with 8GB RAM
Octa-core Snapdragon 888 from Qualcomm (5nm)
SD-Card support, built-in storage of 128GB / 256GB
Triple Rear Camera 12MP + 12MP + 12MP 8MP Front Camera 4G LTE
Fingerprint Sensor (Side-Mounted)
Non-Removable IP65/IP68 Dust/Water-Resistant Li-Po battery with a capacity of 4500mAh
Display and Design
The design of the Sony Xperia 5 III is similar to that of its predecessors. We have a design system that appears to have been carried over from the standard Sony Xperia 5. Fans of the predecessor’s design will feel right at home with this rendition.
Enthusiasts who buy this smartphone will have to accept the 21:9 aspect ratio, which makes the display tall, especially when accessing the front panel.
In terms of the front panel, we have a 6.1-inch AMOLED display with the thickest bezels on the top and bottom, which can be interpreted as a step toward making room for its dual stereo speakers.
This display’s highlights include a resolution of 1080 x 2520 pixels, a density of approximately 449 PPI, and a refresh rate of 120Hz.
A camera module with three cameras can be found on the back. On the back, there is also Sony and Xperia branding, as well as an LED flash.
This device’s colour options come in a trio set. Enthusiasts will be able to select between black, green, and pink.
On paper, the Sony Xperia 5 III’s camera department is identical to that of its predecessor. It was not a bad decision as far as the cameras are concerned; however, having upgrades would have been greatly appreciated. However, actual usage may reveal discrepancies.
However, the rear camera setup includes a 12MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.7, a 12MP telephoto camera, and a 12MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.4 and a 124 field of view. On this setup, video recording is limited to 4k @ 120fps.
We start with a single 8MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0. This camera can record videos in 1080p at 30 frames per second.
Hardware and software
In terms of performance, the Sony Xperia 5 III foregoes the Snapdragon 865 found on its predecessor in favour of the more recent/powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor.
The Adreno 660 GPU is also on board, as is a non-removable 4500mAh battery, which is 500 mAh larger than its predecessor. This battery is equipped with a 30W fast charging mechanism, as opposed to the predecessor’s 21W. Finally, this device has RAM and storage variants of 128GB / 8GB and 256GB 8GB.
The Sony Xperia 5 III’s user interface runs on top of the Android 11 operating system.
The Sony Xperia 5 III comes equipped with a USB Type C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC.
Internet connectivity is limited to 5G LTE, which means that enthusiasts can use 5G speeds for streaming, downloading, and uploading.
Price and Availability of the Sony Xperia 5 III
The Sony Xperia 5 III’s price was unknown at the time this article was written, but it is expected to be around $1,122, which translates to 460,020 Naira in Nigeria, 102,930 KHS in Kenya, and 121,176 GHC in Ghana.
The Sony Xperia 5 III was announced on September 14, 2021, and will be available for purchase later in the second quarter of 2021..