Sony Xperia 1 III Detailed REVIEW: One of a Kind!

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Design, 4K Display, 120Hz Test (Slow-mo), 120FPS Game Test with FPS Counter, Stereo Speaker Test, Battery mAh Drain, Heat Test, AnTuTu Benchmark v9, Geekbench 5 and 3DMARK Wild Life Run, Camera Photo & Video Test (Mic Test, 4K Video & NIGHT VIDEO / vs S21 Ultra), and Comparisons against the competition - This is my Detailed Review of the Sony Xperia 1 III.

00:00 - Unboxing the Device & Price (China)
00:47 - Design, Build & Specs (Compared to Competitors)
02:56 - Display Features Incl. Brightness, 4K and 120Hz Refresh Rate Test vs Competition Refresh Rates
06:12 - Fingerprint & Face Unlock vs other Flagships
06:47 - Camera Specs, Software & Picture and Video Samples (vs S21 Ultra)
15:58 - Battery & Charging Info
16:36 - Software & Features (Android 11)
18:32 - Haptics, Vibration & Stereo Speaker Test (Music & Gaming) vs other flagships
21:01 - Gaming Software (Detailed)
22:38 - 120FPS Gaming Test with FPS Counter (Genshin Impact / COD / PUBG / Bullet Force / Dead Trigger 2 / Real Racing 3)
24:37 - Benchmarks (AnTuTu v9, Geekbench & 3DMARK), Battery Drain and Heat Test (Compared to others)
25:54 - Final Verdict

FPS Stats Overlay: GameBench Pro
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  1. Hawk Liu
    Hawk Liu
    Пре дан

    thanks for your amazing review. But am I right to say that it would be impossible to mount this phone on a selfie stick as the side buttons are spread out on the side of the phone and therefore putting it on a selfie stick would activate all the affected buttons? tks

  2. TheTopMostDog
    Пре дан

    Can you rebind the assistant button?

  3. TheTopMostDog
    Пре дан

    I'm glad to see the night shots holding focus. Most of my experience with "real to life" lighting is that the camera cant hold focus, which is one of the reasons they blow out exposure

  4. Sal S
    Sal S
    Пре 2 дана

    That part of all the flagship phones tells me everything I need to know about my choice of ordering the Xperia. Holy hell I can't stand the hole punch screens! It looks super annoying!

  5. Pegasos
    Пре 7 дана


  6. Layput
    Пре 8 дана

    That is so expensive. I checked comparison vs Xiaomi Poco F3 and the difference is very marginal if not trivial. Sony Xperia 1 iii costs $ 1300 and Xiaomi Poco 3 costs $ 350. That's almost 4 times as expensive. Jesus. In some tests, Poco 3 even beat out Xperia 1 iii. OK. The camera on Xperia 1 iii is better but the camera on Poco F3 is not bad either. Honestly, the camera on Xperia is really not the best out there. Why do you need a very good camera for when all you want to take are pictures of food before you eat or a cat that you don't even frame. The appeal of any picture is its novelty. Once you've seen it, you will be hard pressed to look at it again versus a blurry picture that you have not seen before. The pricing is ridiculous.

  7. Shohel360
    Пре 16 дана

    Awesome review

  8. Tony S Luna
    Tony S Luna
    Пре 17 дана


  9. Kleiner Teufel
    Kleiner Teufel
    Пре 17 дана

    Ridiculously stupid size ratio and a ridiculously stupid price. No fucking thanks.

  10. 7akkam 968
    7akkam 968
    Пре 21 дан

    PUBG mobile what I'm here for , and you covered it 👍

  11. Venaloid
    Пре 22 дана

    Punch holes and notches always looked ugly: we've just gotten used to lying to ourselves as we pretend that they aren't.

  12. NTH THN
    Пре 23 дана

    i Wish it was wider :

  13. Ivoney Santana
    Ivoney Santana
    Пре 23 дана

    Test Ps2 games with emulator DamonPS2 please!!

  14. John Davidson
    John Davidson
    Пре 24 дана

    this is a great review; I have ordered mine! can't wait to try a few projects using the cinematography option!

  15. John Muchangi
    John Muchangi
    Пре 25 дана

    Sony's bezel and overall design is welcome any time of the day

  16. ishaq hehshan
    ishaq hehshan
    Пре 27 дана

    Can anyone suggest where to buy a global version sony phone?

  17. Сергей Богачев
    Сергей Богачев
    Пре месец

    Wow . Sony is top

  18. Daryll Aguilar
    Daryll Aguilar
    Пре месец

    Really want that

  19. Daryll Aguilar
    Daryll Aguilar
    Пре месец

    That's my favorite brand

  20. Daryll Aguilar
    Daryll Aguilar
    Пре месец

    Can have it my phone is broken can't afford to buy a new one

  21. Henrik
    Пре месец

    Do Sony even release it's phones in EU, it's been ages since I seen sony phone in real life. What's the use of good phone when it doesn't even release in Major markets 😅

  22. Cường Nguyễn
    Cường Nguyễn
    Пре месец

    Độ mượt iphone tần số 60hz vẫn mượt lên 120hz chắc phê

  23. Daniel García Torres
    Daniel García Torres
    Пре месец

    Carl zeiss cam is a german cam

  24. Alireza Modares
    Alireza Modares
    Пре месец

    I'm finally getting my Sony 1 iii next week 😍😍

  25. Sunny Moon
    Sunny Moon
    Пре месец

    Sony Xperia 1 iii has face unlock feature or not? When you review a phone you go to camera, photos, videos and games, but you don't say about call features. This should be first thing in your review. Call quality, call sound, VoLTE, VoWIFI etc. If you are using a phone, do you use just for photos and videos and games? You do not use you phone for calling. You can arrange to get phone from China to make a review to earn money. Please add call features in your make review even if you review for Chinese phones.

  26. Ed Fort
    Ed Fort
    Пре месец

    I find it hilarious that you think the classic flat rectangular shape of the Xperia 1 III's display can 'still be liked by some people, weirdly enough', as you say. Like, in what world are curved edges and rounded corners on a display more practical and beautiful than the clasic flat, 90 degree corner shape? Looking at 3:35, do people actually prefer anything but the Xperia display? I mean, I'm not a fan of the stretched 21:9 aspect ratio but, other than that, the flat rectangular display is freaking awesome, and the top-bottom bezels are what they need to be to house actual cameras, sensors and/or buttons. I hope there's still some sanity left in manufacturers to return to actual functional, practical and beautiful displays - the flat rectangle ones, not the curved/rounded corner abominations that the likes of Samsung, Apple and even Xiaomi and others are peddling these days.

  27. Henrŷ Perez
    Henrŷ Perez
    Пре месец

    This phone looks amazing

  28. Evan Liu
    Evan Liu
    Пре месец

    Best review I’ve seen so far. Great job! GSM Arena in its review claims 1 III max nits is 350 with manual slider, 560 at auto mode and some apps go up to 620. Your field tests using lux meter read 810 indoor and 1343 outdoor. That’s a significant difference. While I can’t speak for others, but I need to use smartphone under blasting strong sunlight. If you have time, can you make a more elaborate brightness test video on 1 III? Thanks.

    1. Evan Liu
      Evan Liu
      Пре месец

      @rrr iii Thanks. The meter approach on brightness is a right way to go and I do appreciate, but perhaps a better controlled test environment can help. Ambient light shield, sort of. I see TechNick goes a great length in the tests and I have high hope in his future reviews. For now I will hold dear my 1000+ dollars.

    2. rrr iii
      rrr iii
      Пре месец

      This is wrong, the test equipment is wrong, it is an environmental illuminance meter. Subject to GSM results

  29. Akash pradhan
    Akash pradhan
    Пре месец

    Sorry to say but it's not made for the regular people who prefer something basic 🙏

  30. Sarthak Singh
    Sarthak Singh
    Пре месец

    Sony is sony 🔥

  31. Victor Rumyantsev
    Victor Rumyantsev
    Пре месец

    Oh, I see why so many thumbs downs to this review. :) Reviewer "impudently" used his freedom to reveal subbar photo-video quality. Truth is not acceptable for Sony-fanboys . That's for sure.

  32. murrayalex
    Пре месец

    I've just ordered a 512gb version from HK in frosted must be available then!....seller claims it is the International version as well

    1. cheese bella
      cheese bella
      Пре месец

      did u buy it from wondamobile ?

  33. Joe Gillian
    Joe Gillian
    Пре месец

    Hi again can you explain the conversion from lux to nits ( with a source because i dont find the 10X factor on internet conversion...rather a pi factor) Apart from that, very nice and informative review. Many thanks Also there is no X1 chipset for mobile, it is just software

  34. Jitse Caerts
    Jitse Caerts
    Пре месец

    anyone knows what watch he is wearing? looks good

  35. mario rocha
    mario rocha
    Пре месец

    What settings did you use to get the high nits in direct sunlight? Almost all reviews say it doesn't get that bright.

  36. rrr iii
    rrr iii
    Пре 2 месеца

    Don't be misleading, there is a problem with this brightness test. My actual multi-environment comparison and testing are that xperia 1 iii is the lowest, and can only reach more than half of the best. The same goes for the global peer test results.

    1. rrr iii
      rrr iii
      Пре месец

      @Joe Gillian good

  37. Lucas
    Пре 2 месеца

    That was probably the only unbiased review of this product on YT lol. Anyways, you could talk a little bit about the audio gear into it for the jack outuput. Like, what are the dac specifications about it, does it compete with the mighty LG V10 that had a dedicated ESS chipset. What does the Sony have in this department?

  38. リバイアライアン
    Пре 2 месеца

    Sony 365 wanted to own this devices..

  39. BluWarta92
    Пре 2 месеца

    Only real problem I have with this phone is the leaked update timeline... Only 2 years worth of security updates. That is something you don't realize you need...

    1. cheese bella
      cheese bella
      Пре месец

      yeah im worried about only 2yrs update to

  40. Fujiwara Chika
    Fujiwara Chika
    Пре 2 месеца

    Hey Nick, is this phone a loan unit, or was it purchased from the market directly? It seems like most people who are reviewing the phone say it maxes out at around 600 nits, but your lux meter shows it goes up to 1300+. Could it be that the loan units are not the final product yet, or is something else going on?

    1. Y
      Пре месец

      He's using the wrong meter. It should be a luminance meter that measures nits, not an illuminance meter that measures lux.

  41. Niko
    Пре 2 месеца

    Why every single other reviewer say that display is not bright at all and can't see outdoors?:(

  42. S K
    S K
    Пре 2 месеца

    How to change from chinese rom to international rom?

  43. Baz
    Пре 2 месеца

    I always found the display as an important feature how theses companies got away with selling phones that look ugly with notches and punch holes is beyond me. Sony with the bezels which aren't really bezels it's an area to hold the phone so you can play games without obstructing your view. It's perfect for pubg and call of duty mobile.

  44. latent heat
    latent heat
    Пре 2 месеца

    Edge detection on portrait mode looks so sick.

  45. Y
    Пре 2 месеца

    For goodness' sake, go and buy a luminance meter to measure screen brightness instead of misleading your viewers with an illuminance meter that measures ambient light.

    Пре 2 месеца

    Looking forward to getting this in Europe in 2043, by which time Sony will probably be announcing the Xperia 1 iii iv xi xii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.

  47. 周宜鴻
    Пре 2 месеца

    I don't know anything about professional photography yet, so if I install the Google camera app on the Xperia 1 III, will it take better pictures than the basic/auto mode of the phone's camera app?

  48. Kunal _
    Kunal _
    Пре 2 месеца

    How come other reviewers only able to get it to 300-400 nits maximum brightness Man this some old bull$hitt They fake

    1. Y
      Пре месец

      This fake.

  49. Pistaxin
    Пре 2 месеца

    i like how sony don't give a shit about the selfie and innovates in what really matter. Also jack 3.5mm, sd card... great smartphone

  50. Joe Gillian
    Joe Gillian
    Пре 2 месеца

    Hi, can you tell us how you make the conversion from lux to nits and why is this a 10X factor?

  51. Akhil Maganti
    Akhil Maganti
    Пре 2 месеца

    Hey, where did you purchase the grey one? I can only find the black and purple variants in the UK

  52. RE4-tuber
    Пре 2 месеца

    this phone looks great!

  53. etoniqe
    Пре 2 месеца

    Hey Nick, how bright does the Xperia 1 iii get when watching hdr content in nits? Thank you!

  54. AL ZANE
    Пре 2 месеца

    I am seriously considering this phone. However I want to know if the resolution can be scaled back?

  55. MrDeikas
    Пре 2 месеца

    great video, thanks for specs simply showing on screen while talking about them. and in general all the good insights no bs🤌

  56. David Austin
    David Austin
    Пре 2 месеца

    Great review thanksSpatial is pronounced spay-shul, not spat-yul( US UK and Anzac anyway)

  57. Muhammet
    Пре 2 месеца

    the most impressive sounding smartphone is rog phone 5

  58. Ron
    Пре 2 месеца

    Aww man they dont have the the grey or purple in usa/canada

  59. rsj0287
    Пре 2 месеца

    Can't believe the S21 beat it on the speaker test :( Oh well...the onboard speakers on phones are nothing to brag about anyway. Where it really matters is how it performs when headphones are connected (wired or bluetooth) versus the S21. Or connecting it to a good external speaker(s) (wired or Bluetooth). Can you still enable all of those audio settings at 19:20 when connecting to a good sounding Bluetooth speaker (i.e. Aiwa Exos 9)? If so, I would like to see how THAT sounds versus the S21. For $1,300, Sony better outperform the S21 in the audio section.

  60. Isaax
    Пре 2 месеца

    This is literally peak smartphone design. Flat display, matt back and borders, and small but not nonexistent bezels that leave more than enough room for the screen. It's literally so good (even compared to the other new Sonys thanks to the matt back and sides) that I'll wait until I can afford this rather than go with a cheaper alternative

  61. Isaax
    Пре 2 месеца

    Hey man, is the 240 Hz touch sampling rate activated at all times? If not, can you activate it to be on at all times even outside of games? I really care about touch responsiveness. How does the touch responsiveness compare to conventional smartphones? Is the difference noticeable at 240 Hz?

  62. Saravanan V ( Designer-TanishQ )
    Saravanan V ( Designer-TanishQ )
    Пре 2 месеца

    Hi, thanks for this great review. very detailed. i would like to buy this phone, when this will be available in india? also, let me know if i want to buy now then is there any online site selling this and shipping to india. thanks in advance.

  63. Adem Demirel
    Adem Demirel
    Пре 2 месеца

    I love you xperia

  64. BigBoss7777777
    Пре 2 месеца

    You didn't review the most important thing - the battery life. 4k 120hz must drain the battery pretty quickly.

  65. Brad Ling
    Brad Ling
    Пре 2 месеца

    12:32 Why the fuck can't it record 4K 60fps video in 16:9. That is a deal breaker for me.

  66. Genicee Arana
    Genicee Arana
    Пре 2 месеца

    New Sony lineup got me hype but honesty wont buy til they finally got their own original OS. Stock android just sucks

  67. Abdul Hakkim Hakkim
    Abdul Hakkim Hakkim
    Пре 2 месеца

    I love it.. Amazing Please bring to India 🇮🇳...

  68. Mats Stamos
    Mats Stamos
    Пре 2 месеца

    4K on a screen that is way way too small. Three phones, ALL the same size screen? Wth, get a clue Sony. I got the 1st one but no more till they get bigger.

  69. Pritam Pardesi
    Pritam Pardesi
    Пре 2 месеца

    How do I get it in India?

  70. J B
    J B
    Пре 2 месеца

    So which phone actually sounds better? I can't tell as I'm listening via a phone.

  71. Nick
    Пре 2 месеца

    14:01 what is that crazy lens flare

  72. KayP P.
    KayP P.
    Пре 2 месеца

    I was like "nice nice", then you did show the S21 Ultra and I was sold to S21 Ultra.

  73. Simone Fiorini
    Simone Fiorini
    Пре 2 месеца

    Sar value?

  74. Pi
    Пре 2 месеца


  75. Robert R
    Robert R
    Пре 2 месеца

    Thanks for the professional and honest review!

  76. OM Bhojwani
    OM Bhojwani
    Пре 2 месеца

    Great work dude!!

  77. Nobo Jerry
    Nobo Jerry
    Пре 2 месеца

    a human eye can't see more pixel than a 2k screen so what's the deal here by putting a 4k screen???

  78. Dellis Herasme
    Dellis Herasme
    Пре 2 месеца

    Straight to the point, no intro no outro. Perfect.

  79. decomposed3
    Пре 2 месеца

    Omg! No 4k 60fps recording in main app since years is so annoying! Only in cinema crap app that in 21:9. Still no 21:9 pics in main app. On top of it no sony album app and only stock google crap. And night shots that is nothing but black stain... Still years behind the competition. Saw other day pics where sky is just white stain and no clouds visible == still weak dynamic range. All those problems were not resolved yet. This is not acceptable at this price range. And yes colors are more washed out too. For both pics and display (no super vivid mode as they removed it too).

  80. Rich Rich
    Rich Rich
    Пре 2 месеца

    I used to be an apple fanboy but damn when i saw sony’s spec it was so good than apple phones. But currently stuck at iphone 6 lol

  81. KM Yong
    KM Yong
    Пре 2 месеца

    Too Expensive and front camera is outdated

  82. Jonas Ulvesjö
    Jonas Ulvesjö
    Пре 2 месеца

    Why did it do 121 fps in one of the games?

  83. Humperdoo Saves
    Humperdoo Saves
    Пре 2 месеца

    Please, slowwwwww down. It's not a race

  84. Valor 1
    Valor 1
    Пре 2 месеца


  85. 1mezion
    Пре 2 месеца

    Personally I dislike punch holes and notches I rather a full bar across the top with all the sensors in it including a decent set of speakers at the top and bottom I also wouldn't mind if this phone was a bit wider with a 5000 to 6000mah battery though I do appreciate some people may prefer to slim design you may be able to tell I'm a former note fan the last good note made was the note 9 that's before Samsung became assholes and screwed us over with no headphone jacks no expandable storage no Iris scanner no IR blaster, bastards.

  86. Bessie Hillum
    Bessie Hillum
    Пре 2 месеца

    Hello Nick and thank you for your in depth review. The one thing that I would still like to know is if the Basic camera (not video) can take still photos in 21:9 aspect ratio please ?

  87. Ayush Kapileshwar
    Ayush Kapileshwar
    Пре 2 месеца

    Any idea on when it's comin in India?

  88. Mario Kaya
    Mario Kaya
    Пре 2 месеца

    hi thx for the great review. can you drop down the 4k resolution manually in the display settings or is it fixed? thx

  89. Istvan Toth
    Istvan Toth
    Пре 2 месеца

    "Voice assistant button" WTF ... why?? such a useless feature ...

  90. jenagan jena
    jenagan jena
    Пре 2 месеца

    super fentastick😊😊😊

  91. GridMor
    Пре 2 месеца

    seems heating issue while using camera is still there... been using xperia since Z1, guess still havent fixed it.

  92. Jack Wilson
    Jack Wilson
    Пре 2 месеца

    I don't know about this phone- the aspect ratio is too narrow, there is no under screen fingerprint and there are bezels- I prefer those to the notch or centered hole-punch, but combined with that aspect ratio it is elongated phone and also it is time to start talking under-screen cameras. People will praise this thing but wont buy it. It is time for companies like Sony to really stand out from a crowd- give us nice 18:9 wide chonker with under-screen camera/fingerprint, headphone jack, micro SD etc. and I may be one of the customers that actually buys the thing instead of emptily praising it.

  93. Corey
    Пре 2 месеца

    Tbh.... I expected more. The S21 ultra seems like it's a better bang for your buck.

  94. Ken L.
    Ken L.
    Пре 2 месеца

    While the colors are more vibrant on the Samsung, I feel the colors are much more natrual on the sony

  95. jamaike0131
    Пре 2 месеца

    Could you help me with i qoo 7 plz how i make tips app to english languge like you in vedio plz plz plz 🤝👐🙌

  96. Kozamo
    Пре 2 месеца

    I thought having a notch would be cool but im starting not like it and prefer bezels.

  97. Kari Melby
    Kari Melby
    Пре 2 месеца

    Hope sony will arrive soon in Norway.

  98. darknessviking
    Пре 2 месеца

    what a failure of a product , what happened sony

  99. Dennis Deutschkämer
    Dennis Deutschkämer
    Пре 2 месеца

    Thanks for the good review. The micro-SD card reader, is it in UHS-1 or UHS-2 standard?

  100. Mark Noronha
    Mark Noronha
    Пре 2 месеца

    Retail buyers need to go to factory outlet to buy sony phone and it will be available only one year after the launch ... elsewhere in the world 😀