Sony Xperia 1 III review: In a world of its own

With Gorillia Glass Victus front and back, and an IP68 rating, the matte finish of the Xperia 1 III is certainly premium. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and 12GB RAM, it's a premium loadout too, with microSD support and a 3.5mm headphone socket being an unusual addition. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
There'a a triple camera on the rear, comprising three 12MP cameras. The clever part is a dual optical zoom, giving 2.9x and 4.4x from the same lens. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
But while the camera will take good photos, it's not great in low light, it's more complicated than it needs to be, and rival devices perform better. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
There's a 120Hz 4K display on the front with a 21:9 aspect ratio - which is great for movies and consuming content. It sure is a looker. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The Sony Xperia 1 III could be all the phone you need, but the high price and fussy camera detract from its stronger points. (image credit: Pocket-lint)

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