With continued close cooperation with its engineers in Sony’s camera division, the Xperia 1 Mark 3, now official, takes several steps, especially when it comes to cameras, but also when examining the screen, for example.
Of course, the performance has been improved as well, with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 under the hood, which also means that in addition to being a high-end performance phone, it is also a 5G mobile phone. 5G support is also available on all three phones Sony launched today.
When we take a closer look at the cameras in the Xperia 1 Mark 3, it remains clear that Sony is choosing to go its own way. Instead of choosing a larger sensor, which is the one that Sony itself introduces to other mobile phone manufacturers, the company prioritizes the speed of the Xperia 1, then in the form of fast autofocus and continuous shooting of images with up to 20 frames per second, all with individual balance Autofocus and white balance. So you can take good, clear photos, even of fast-moving subjects. So I chose this on a higher number of megapixels and settled on 12 megapixels which Sony considers sufficient for the majority of users. As before, Sony has autofocus that focuses on the eyes of both humans and animals and can follow as they move.
The four cameras on the back of the Sony Xperia 1 Mark 3 consist of a main camera, wide angle, depth sensor and telephoto. The 16mm wide-angle and the 24mm main camera are complemented by what is more interesting in context, namely, the zoom with two fixed positions, 70 and 105 mm respectively. You can switch between these two modes, instead of stepless zooming from wide angle to highest zoom, as is the case in other portable cameras. In the zoom range between 70 and 105 modes, the phone uses artificial intelligence to improve image quality.
This solution means that the phone will be better at taking pictures even in dark environments, and as I said, it can provide speed when it comes to autofocus and continuous photography.
We took a quick look at the camera app on the new Xperia, and here there is an advanced mode with several manual settings and a simpler “basic” mode that works well when you just want to take a quick photo. This means that the regular Camera app and the previous Camera Pro app are now integrated. However, Cinemo Pro’s proprietary app still offers extended capabilities when you have to shoot video.
4K screen with 120 Hz
On the front of the phone we find the selfie camera that Sony usually sits on above the screen and is accompanied by the front stereo speakers. The bass should be 40 percent louder than it did on the previous model and it also has deeper bass. The screen itself is a 6.5 inch OLED screen with 4K and HDR resolution with 120Hz screen refresh support. The format is 21: 9 narrow long. Additionally, the screen has a 240Hz touch sensor, which is especially useful when playing games, which we’ll discuss further below.
When it comes to sound, the Sony Xperia 1 Mark 3 still comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and has been optimized for better audio characteristics. Additionally, you can of course connect to a wireless headphone if you prefer, and Sony’s support for 360-degree audio, and LDAC for high-fidelity sound wirelessly and with upgrading the poor volume to a higher quality will ensure that the sound is good no matter what you want to listen to . 360 audio that should give a sense of space also now works on the front speakers and not just as before in headphones with support for that.
Game mode and performance
The sound and screen features I mentioned are of course used for gaming, for example. Sony Xperia 1 Mark 3 has a special game mode, which is common in phones today, and here you can, for example, split the performance of your game in the form of a screen that records 120 frames per second, just as the screen progresses. Since the phone is constantly storing, after you achieve something, you can choose to share then have the last 30 seconds running ready to be cast in as a video.
Snapdragon 888 5G is integrated with a 4,500 mAh battery with fast charging support. You should be able to fill it to 50 percent in 30 minutes with the help of a 30W charger. Here, the charger is also included in the box upon purchase. Sony hasn’t picked up the direction of removing it. Additionally, we saw Sony’s job to counter overheating, especially when the phone is running the most.
Other than that, the phone supports reverse wireless charging, it is waterproof according to both IP65 and IP68 and the screen glass is the latest version of the Gorilla Glass Victus.
The Sony Xperia 1 Mark 3 will go on sale in black, gray and purple colors this summer and we don’t know any exact date than that at the moment. Sony is also waiting for pricing to be announced in order to get closer to the start of sales.