Sony introduced three new Android smartphones in April 2021 with the Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III, and Xperia 10 III. The top model should stand out especially when it comes to cameras and ensure great photos and videos. However, testers from DxOMark see it completely differently. The smartphone performed unexpectedly poorly in our camera test.
The Sony Xperia 1 III ranked only 67
Xperia 1 III is a very important smartphone for Sony. The Japanese company wants to catch up with the competition and increase sales again. A particularly good camera should help, which consists of three 12-megapixel sensors. However, the Sony phone wasn’t really convincing in the DxOMark camera test. the The smartphone ranked only 67th with 115 points. In the 47th place, you can also find smartphones like the OnePlus Nord 2 5G, which performs slightly better with 116 points, but costs only 399 euros instead of 1299 euros.
Basically, the Sony Xperia 1 III was able to impress in good lighting conditions. But testers can Always note that there is a slight noise in the imageWhat covered pictures. There’s a lack of detail, skin tones aren’t matched properly, AF is causing major problems and more. Much of this also applies to the video quality of a Sony smartphone (Source: DxOMark).
For Sony, of course, this is not good news at all – especially since the Xperia 1 III is expensive. In our Xperia 5 III test, we already found that photos taken by a Sony smartphone should be enjoyed. They are very different from the competition. A very similar camera setup is installed there.
Sony focuses on the camera with the Xperia 1 III:
Sony Xperia PRO-I with 1″ sensor
It should be interesting to see how the newly introduced Sony Xperia PRO-I does on DxOMark. This smartphone has a massive 1 inch sensor built in, which is supposed to enable taking pictures like the built-in camera. It is unknown if camera professionals will also take this smartphone.