Sony Xperia 1 III review | Engadget

I was tricked into thinking the Mk.III would work like a camera, but its still just a smartphone camera. In the early stages of using the phone, Id often press the wrong one, power up the screen instead of launching the camera. Its an unusual camera miss for Sony.Aside from the camera app, Sony has played it relatively safe in its customization of Android software in recent years. )If you're tempted by the potential of unrivaled smartphone camera control or just love the aesthetic of Sonys hardware theres a lot to like here. Im not sure whether its the similarities with Sonys camera series or simply how sleek and understated the Mk.III is, but I love how this phone looks. The battery is big, yes, but so is the screen.Its an open secret that Sony makes camera sensors for a lot of smartphone makers. However, when youre using the telephoto lens, the phone seems to hop between fore and background details a little too often.
The Xperia 1 III looks a lot like the smartphones that came before it. If it wasnt for the matte finish, it would be almost identical to last years Xperia 1 II. Sony has stuck to its unusual elongate… [+8889 chars]