Sony Xperia 1 III: The Ultimate Enthusiast Phone!
Sony's newest phone is both the most impressive and the most niche phone they've ever made.

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Phone provided by Sony for review.


  • luis torres
    luis torres

    shut up talking enthusiast

  • luis torres
    luis torres


  • EnNombreDeLaCiencia !
    EnNombreDeLaCiencia !

    5.2” screen size at 16:9 aspect ratio… I loved Xperia XA2 Ultra, it was a great 6’’, 16:9 aspect ratio device. It was perfect for gaming, why don’t update it with a reduce forehead and chin?

  • Michel Alt
    Michel Alt

    Waiting for a Sony with >40MP camera and ~5000mAh battery...

  • OMT AJ
    OMT AJ

    In India sony smartphones banned ?

  • OMT AJ
    OMT AJ

    Can you please support OneManTamilaYT channel 🙏 from India Tamilnadu

  • Krishnajithsuresh KRZ
    Krishnajithsuresh KRZ

    This is the Best Enthusiastic Video Also😂💯🔥

  • Deoxir Blunderbuss
    Deoxir Blunderbuss

    I thought 4K OLED on a smartphone was overkill, but as soon as I held this phone, I realized I was wrong. It was like holding a tiny Bravia TV in my hands and it was glorious.


    But these techTuber love apple 60hz display 😂😂

  • snipes503

    I'm definitely getting this phone. But my god that battery. Only 4500 on a 4k screen. Sheeeeesh

  • Mike Camarena
    Mike Camarena

    RIP Sony’s smartphone. YOU KILLED IT Marcus 😂

  • Bruce T
    Bruce T

    You had me at stereo front facing speakers

  • The Journey Within
    The Journey Within

    Sounds like you’re hating on this phone and trying to be funny, not appreciating it for what it brings. Literally all the features you ask for from major companies such as Apple and Samsung, Sony brought that to you, and you are like “Eh, good but I’m not impressed”. Horrible “review”.

    • Little patience for self righteous moral hypocrites
      Little patience for self righteous moral hypocrites

      agreed. The agenda is so obvious and clear isn't it?

  • no2475

    It annoys me how you keep calling everything about this "for enthousiast". At one point it was starting to sound like you were mocking people who like the 1 III. The only thing about this phone that I would consider "enthousiast" is maybe the aspect ratio. Everything else? Should be god damn standard for premium devices like this. I'm glad Sony are doing their own thing instead being the millionth drone to follow Apple and their awful trend of cutting away features. Also I'm surprised you didn't talk about the front facing camera which is awful. I thought for sure you would pick on that, guess not. I'm also a bit annoyed that you didn't talk about the audio on this phone like the dual front facing speakers. About the rear camera, I can't say much since I haven't seen the pictures in person. But everyone keeps saying that the colors are more true to life than any of the other phones which I appreciate. I'm guessing that the lack of post-processing is the reason why the pictures don't look as fancy right out the gate as those on other smartphones. It's sort of like taking pictures with a real camera. Anyway I feel like you're way too focused on talking about why you think people aren't buying Sony phones and calling every non-Apple feature "enthousiast" rather than talking about the actual phone itself.

  • King Charming
    King Charming

    I never use Auto Rotate, because it makes me misclick at times, if the phone just slightly slants 😇 So I would have never (probably) even find that Bug. That's the First thing I turn off on a New Phone 😇

  • 9razzler9

    what the hell is an enthusiast phone?

  • onni borg
    onni borg

    The slow auto-rotate seems to be a problem across Sony's range 😂

  • Nyaefna

    if only there was a 1080p60 version

    • Pixels

      Xperia 5 III

  • Ernest YT
    Ernest YT

    Full on maximum enthusiast 🤣

  • Who spilled My beans
    Who spilled My beans

    “Xperia” is a dumb name they should name it “sony phone” bc that’s recognizable.

  • F_F Tactics
    F_F Tactics

    Already ordered it. Xperia 1, 1ii, now 1iii. Don't think it is overpriced.

    • STE Show
      STE Show


  • BillGates Of Europe
    BillGates Of Europe

    Marq, I'm glad you brought this review up. I think it's one of the most underrated pieces of electronics today. Sony has been in the business for quite some time now and I'm not sure they've really gained the notoriety they've deserved. The xperia is the perfect niche for them imo because it deals in small component hardware which they are more than capable of handling with their infrastructure. Just my opinion.

  • Kieran

    This phone is for the enthusiast...


    Soooo, wait… Is it an “enthusiast phone”? 😂 Great video as always man!

  • Anthony M
    Anthony M

    Why is this considered an enthusiast phone? In my opinion this is a stupid perspective and a stupid label to put on this awesome phone. This phone has everything a real flagship smartphone should have: sd card slot, dual sim, dual front facing stereo speakers, no stupid punch hole or notch on the screen, and 3.5mm headphone jack all of which should still be standard for a flagship yet this is the ONLY phone on the market that still offers these features. I have never bought a Sony phone before but this will be my first.

    • STE Show
      STE Show


  • Eyzraf qiuzaffreyl Lee
    Eyzraf qiuzaffreyl Lee

    I love sony

    • STE Show
      STE Show

      Me too! I love Sony so much I created my Sony channel!

  • Reggie Vis
    Reggie Vis

    I don't care about the camera, I'm buying one because it has a big screen and none of these stupid apple design features that everyone else copies like zombies. No notch, no rounded corners, and a headphone jack? Count me in.

    • STE Show
      STE Show



    please tell me where to buy this phone in Canada, Ontario.

    • STE Show
      STE Show

      Try online. I pre-ordered from Amazon in the US

  • Commentaries 003
    Commentaries 003

    Most biased review I have ever seen.. i guess he is getting sponsored by Apple, Samsung and One plus and not by Sony. So basically if he get the phone for free, he will praise and if he spend his money and review he is making sure to degrade the company.. dissapointed...

    • STE Show
      STE Show



    I am a simple man , I just want a charger in the box, a 3.5 Jack, a removable battery and a 3 year warranty.

  • A baldwin
    A baldwin

    The more in depth reviews on speed and camera are showing the Sony outclassing the best Samsung and Apple devices. Add the headphone jack and expandable storage, this is hands down the best cell device out there.

    • STE Show
      STE Show


  • Jeet Singh
    Jeet Singh

    Headphone jack is essential feature not enthusiast

  • Robert Wendigo
    Robert Wendigo

    Fuck Sony phones. Never again.

  • Mr. Segundus
    Mr. Segundus

    Man, I want to get this phone just for the RGB notification light alone. I really miss that.

  • Rahul M Prathap
    Rahul M Prathap

    I liked that phone

    • STE Show
      STE Show

      Me too

  • Nwoke Chinedu
    Nwoke Chinedu

    The guy bashing on and on about how apps are not compatible with the 21:9 AR but totally ignored the fact that basically most flagships out there is 20:9. ie, same black bars and same limitations. How come a 21:9 is so far much terrible compared to other 20:9? I guess it's a Sony, that's why. BTW, This is the Only flagship out there that has all features complete with inbox accessories plus the competitions prices were literally the same at launch with their maxed out model going beyond $1,300. So all the talk of enthusiasm is baseless.

    • STE Show
      STE Show

      Haters always hate on something

  • Amir Ghalenoei
    Amir Ghalenoei

    That was s9 plus

  • Somnaath Saahu
    Somnaath Saahu

    I like this phone. Wish I can afford this....

  • Prince PAAY
    Prince PAAY

    I enjoyed the review ! I guess i am an enthusiast.

  • Kamrul Islam Mazumder
    Kamrul Islam Mazumder

    I bought Xperia 5ii yesterday, really amazing experience.

    • STE Show
      STE Show

      Used? How much?

  • Robert Ryan
    Robert Ryan

    My S10plus, Note 10plus and og Fold all had dual aperture camera modes 🤷‍♂️. Also that being said I think this is a much better option now over the s21 simply because they are not taking away "features", instead they are retaining the "features" I personally loved the most, i.e the expandable storage and the headphone jack.

  • Paulo Valencia
    Paulo Valencia

    It is not a phone for “enthusiast” It is what a phone should be at this price range 😌

    • Little patience for self righteous moral hypocrites
      Little patience for self righteous moral hypocrites


  • Earl Kristianne Villamor
    Earl Kristianne Villamor

    "Enthusiast, enthusiast, enthusiast", it's ringing in my ears and can't get rid of it. Does this guy really know how to review stuff?

  • Adu Dadu
    Adu Dadu

    11:47 Dual aperture was in S10/Note10 too. Not just S9/Note9.

  • Reshnu Soto
    Reshnu Soto

    My next phone will be a Sony. My next OLED will be a Sony. My travel camera will be a Sony. I stick to JBL for speakers... Sony is damn good.

  • Nubi Cooks
    Nubi Cooks

    Why do you hate Sony so much?

    • STE Show
      STE Show

      Paid by Scamdung, crApple, and OneMinus

    • Fantasytky

      Because it's Sony. have to hate it right

  • YC

    Biased review ☹️☹️☹️

  • theteacherinfo

    "Love the "Nitch" pronunciation!!! It's BBC English - "Neeee-sh". How did America ever get great?

  • gk gk
    gk gk

    Naming scheme that makes sense and enough advertising will make sony a big player in the game

  • Farhat Bamadhaj
    Farhat Bamadhaj

    Sony phones are expensive because Sony pioneers R&D which many phone companies copy from and pay lawsuit later. Understand? Sony is bigger than most phone companies lol.

    • STE Show
      STE Show


  • Mzukisi Nika
    Mzukisi Nika

    “Enthusiasts” wonder how much Samsung is paying you to downplay Xperia devices. I've just unsubscribed

    • STE Show
      STE Show


    • Poonraaz Gurung
      Poonraaz Gurung

      Yeah Man that's true. This guy don't talk about great features about this phone have. Feels like - Only talking Shit . He is a reviewer He Must know everyphone has it's advantage and disadvantage.

  • We Play Wax
    We Play Wax

    I was going to buy this, but the buttons aren't enthusiast enough :(

  • Ramashankar Gupta
    Ramashankar Gupta

    Waiting from long time...

  • dr 1v3r
    dr 1v3r

    RU not impressed by Image quality? Check again.

  • ___Vishal Vaishnav___
    ___Vishal Vaishnav___

    If you see my comment send me this phone its crezy and not available in india also not in my budget. 😹

  • E.H. Ehsan
    E.H. Ehsan

    Again & Again same design with a bit new...Sony being disgusting day by day

  • LCM

    Marques Can't accept the fact that Sony Xperia 1 iii is far better than their Samsumg, with ugly notch, no headphone jack, no charger, no memory card slot, 60Hz display smartphones. Easy to see untrusted review.

    • STE Show
      STE Show


  • BT Lennon
    BT Lennon

    이 색기는 진짜 답이 없다. 최고이 매니아 폰이래 ㅋㅋ ㅄㅅㄱ

  • Hashim Warsi
    Hashim Warsi

    No unnecessary Only targetting Sony Fans

  • Mark Cowan
    Mark Cowan

    Take a shot everytime he says enthusiast... I'm 💀

  • Marcelo Viana
    Marcelo Viana

    I would buy this phone if Sony didn't stopped selling phones in Brazil.

    • Marcelo Viana
      Marcelo Viana

      @STE Show thanks to Brazil's currency being way too devalued in comparison with US dollars, it would just be too expensive, and I'm not even factoring the shipping price and the taxes. It would be mind boggling expensive, so it isn't worth it.

    • STE Show
      STE Show

      Buy online like me

  • Dynamite Gaming
    Dynamite Gaming

    MKBHD can you please tell me selfie Camera resolution?

    • STE Show
      STE Show


  • Joe

    The comments on this video CLEARLY shows that Apple (and Samsung but mostly Apple) is ALWAYS in peoples minds RENT FREE. This video is about Sony, this had absolutely nothing to do with other companies. But when you criticize Samsung and Apple, you’re seen as objective. The tech community is full of hypocrites.

    • first attempt
      first attempt

      Na, thats a stretch.

  • Super T
    Super T

    Still using a phone with headphone jack and can't let go

    • STE Show
      STE Show


  • Super T
    Super T

    I wish to buy this one, it's so cool

  • Optimus514

    Great review, I'm sold.

  • BlueYT

    I remembered use to have Xperia XZ1 Compact with 4.6Inch display and still able to split screen to multitasking

  • Small People
    Small People

    Marques brownie is delusional to think this is ‘enthusiast’ or focusing on the wrong features instead of calling out other companies for their delusional abandonment of 3.5mm jacks and lowering the amount of ports on them

    • STE Show
      STE Show

      Yea smfh

  • Wahkeen

    I might buy this phone in 2023 when its not 13k

  • Sony Xperience
    Sony Xperience

    What an enthusiast review !!!

    • STE Show
      STE Show

      Hey fellow Sony Fan!

  • David

    This phone needs a minimum of a 5000 battery. 4500 on a always on 4k is unacceptable. C'mon man

  • ibraheem the gaming warrior
    ibraheem the gaming warrior

    Oakamoor Oak House Oak 🌳oak trees 🌳🤣😂😳🎶

  • tigergreene

    Where's the chapter links? Don't be lazy. You have millions of dollars, just hire someone to make chapters.

  • Brian Ladet
    Brian Ladet

    How many times was “Enthusiast” said in this video? 😎

  • Lionel Liew
    Lionel Liew

    Marques, the non enthusiast

  • Daci Marian
    Daci Marian

    I'm quite sure the phone is not 4K all the time but instead runs at 1096 x 2560 pixels except for select use cases (netflix, youtube, gallery) when switches to 4K (i say this while being the proud owner of the 1II)

  • Fzn Alm
    Fzn Alm

    That gay apple wallpaper

  • Anurag Sharma
    Anurag Sharma

    bro why enthusiast so many times

  • Christopher Trollan
    Christopher Trollan

    Nice phone but price high. Sony don't have good market in smartphone industry then why this huge price.I love Sony but I will not buy this at this price.

    • Farhat Bamadhaj
      Farhat Bamadhaj

      Sony phones are expensive because Sony pioneers R&D which many phone companies copy from and pay lawsuit later. Understand? Sony is bigger than most phone companies lol.

    • Roman Shocker
      Roman Shocker

      Having good market won't make the phone better lol, it's about Sony quality, all Sony products cost a lot, they are not Chinese...they are premium company

  • Trashed Up DayDreamer
    Trashed Up DayDreamer

    This would have been THE perfect phone if ONLY it had a bigger battery life. That's such a bummer and semi deal breaker personally for me


    My favorite phone Samsung galaxy a72 plz sent me...

  • Cody Richardson
    Cody Richardson

    I actually want this phone lol

  • Andrew P
    Andrew P

    The autorotate bug would get annoying really fast. I'm constantly rotating my phone. How is that not fixed by now?

    • Roman Shocker
      Roman Shocker

      It's only his phone plus it's not even a release version lol...idk why he has to say it's not a big on his phone lol...

  • King Kirriku
    King Kirriku

    Sponsored by corona bullshit wearing masks

  • niko stark
    niko stark

    sony better than apple and shitsung

  • Shamir Grant
    Shamir Grant

    The camera tech on here is awesome let's get this on good software

  • Shamir Grant
    Shamir Grant

    I love this phone lol

  • Roy

    I wouldn't buy this phone even for 50$

  • Beluga											            																		≈
    Beluga ≈

    Rewind 2018 dislikes are because of you 😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠😠 Auto rotation in my xperia 1 iii is fast I love the name too

  • L Bj
    L Bj

    When it's buggin' you Marques it doesn't mean it's a bug 🐞😊

    • L Bj
      L Bj

      Roast beef or? What's the roast lol

    • Fantasytky

      Sorry. It's a Sony. Hate to roast it even it's a prerelease sw

  • Vardan Rathi
    Vardan Rathi

    How many times do you want to say "enthusiast" ? MKBHD : Yes.

  • Namonai

    Sony is run by an engineering team. They wanted perfection and I think they got it

  • Loc Vu
    Loc Vu

    Look back some model of Sony like Sony Experia showing they just ahead of time. Good productbt but bad marketing

  • andersnus

    Thank god he didn't talk about ethics!!! How dare Sony strive to NOT partner with anyone using child labor for 3 years after finding out about it, or suppliers with suicide nets around the building for horribly treated and grossly underpaid employees... Damn them and their ethics awards and trying to do the right thing.

    • Joe

      All of those was alleged conspiracies against companies’ supply chain. The internet will believe in hoaxes and every headline from “journalists”.

  • Minar

    Please Sony come back to India 😭😭😭 I want this phone 😭😭😭 Please make affordable phones 😭😭😭

  • JSingh _15_
    JSingh _15_

    What about the sony xperia 5iii

  • Daniel Gomes
    Daniel Gomes

    If a DSLR was a phone, this would be it. So, the photo will only be as good as the photographer. If you're pictures look dull it's because you've not taken the time to get the correct lighting or angle. This phone is NOT going to over process your photos like an iPhone and every other smartphone does. It's not going to bring detail out of the shadows using computational photography. If you're lazy and want that, get an S21 or iPhone. THIS phone is for the team Pro photographer who knows what they are doing. Hence the price.

  • Pierre-Jean De Villiers
    Pierre-Jean De Villiers

    That's why I moved away from Sony. Please sony ,keep on making cameras for samsung and apple and make tvs,know your limits!

  • myanswer

    That’s an interesting phone. But you look absolutely ridiculous wearing the mask indoor. 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Nayan J baruah
    Nayan J baruah

    Do LEICA LEITZ 1 please ☺️

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