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We asked, you told us: The Sony Xperia 1 III is too expensive

Sony isn't known for its cheap flagships, but the Xperia 1 III may be too expensive for some.

Published onJune 29, 2021

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The Sony Xperia 1 III is a fine phone on paper, packing a 120Hz 4K screen, nifty audio technology, and a variable zoom camera in its rear array. However, all this tech is slapped into a phone with a price that’s well above the $1,000 mark.

At $1,299, the Xperia 1 III isn’t as expensive as the $2,500 Xperia Pro, but it’s not what we’d consider cheap. But we really wanted to know what readers think. To that end, we asked you in a recent poll if the Sony Xperia 1 III is too expensive. Here’s what you told us.

Do you think the Xperia 1 III is too expensive at $1,299?


With over 1,200 votes, more than 75% of our polled readers believe the Xperia 1 III is too expensive with its $1,299 price tag.

Around 24.4% of readers believe the phone isn’t too expensive, suggesting that they feel the advancements made by the device are worth the premium.

Here’s what you told us

  • Twizz Twizzed: Here in Sweden it’s lower than S21 ultra so that’s the price I have to pay. Going from My OnePlus 6 so more Speed crazy Good camera and the screen Will be awesome.
  • wickets: $1299 is HIGHWAY robbery. A) sony hardly updates the phone. It is almost a year old in terms of operating system and most importantly on price, ZERO trade in value.
  • 23DarkSoulsHunterRoad: Shouldn’t pricing be compared to storage options instead of “base” model. Finna get the iPhone 12 Pro Max 512GB, only $1399.99 or the S21U with 512GB for $1379.99 lol!

That’s it for this poll. Thanks for your votes and comments. If you have additional thoughts on the Xperia 1 III or the results of our poll, be sure to drop a comment down below.

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