SONY XPERIA 5 III Posts on XDA

Sony’s Android 12 update has separate toggles for Wi-Fi and Data, but only if you factory reset

Android 12 introduces a streamlined Internet quick settings panel for controlling Wi-Fi and mobile data. Many users aren’t a fan of this change as it adds an extra step to enable/disable Wi-Fi and mobile data. Sony also thinks this change is a bit intuitive as the latest Android 12 update for its Xperia phones ships...

The Sony Xperia 5 III has finally gone on sale in the US

Sony unveiled its flagship Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III all the way back in April last year. However, the company didn't share pricing and availability details for the phones at the time. A few months down the line, Sony finally opened pre-orders for the top-of-the-line Xperia 1 III and said that the Xperia...

Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III start receiving stable Android 12 update

Back in October 2021, Google officially released the stable version of Android 12. Some OEMs pushed out the update rather quickly, as they were working on beta versions throughout the process. While Sony might not have been the fastest to jump on the bandwagon, the Japanese OEM did publish a step-by-step guide to compile AOSP...

These are the Best Sony Phones to buy in 2022

Although Sony is no longer a dominant player in the smartphone space and has even exited from several markets throughout the world, the company still has a loyal fan following. Its phones appeal to various niche audiences for their terrific camera chops, sleek design, and immaculate displays. They also pack some valuable features for creators,...

Sony’s more compact Xperia 5 III will ship in September

Earlier today, Sony announced that U.S. pre-orders have opened up for the Xperia 1 III. Separately, the company's European branch also announced that the Xperia 1 III's more compact sibling, the Xperia 5 III, will ship in September of this year at a starting price of €999. That's a few months away, but keep in...

Does Sony need to follow trends for its smartphones to stay relevant?

The phone industry has changed dramatically since the early 2010s. Brands that were non-existent back then now take up all of our attention, while those that were prevalent are barely mentioned these days. Once a leading mobile phone brand, LG had to shut down its smartphone business after years of inflating losses. Likewise, Sony is...

Forums are now open for Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III, Axon 30 Ultra, TCL 20 Pro, TCL 20L and more

Last week, we opened up forums for 11 Android smartphones, including the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2, Nokia X series, Nokia G series, and more. Today, we are welcoming newly launched phones from Sony, TCL, and ZTE to the XDA Forums. XDA Forums are now open for the Sony Xperia 1 III, Xperia 5 III, Xperia...

Sony’s Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III have 120Hz displays, periscope cameras, and 3.5mm audio jacks

In an online event today, Sony unveiled two new Android smartphones with the launch of the Xperia 1 III (Xperia 1 Mark 3) and Xperia 5 III (Xperia 5 Mark 3). Both phones pack mostly identical hardware but differ in size. The Xperia 1 III leads the charge as a full-fledged flagship while the Xperia...