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Sony Xperia 5 III is now available in the US (and comes with a great freebie)
- The Sony Xperia 5 III smartphone is finally available in the United States.
- Sony will give early buyers a free set of WF-1000XM3 true-wireless earbuds.
- The suggested retail price of the phone is $999.
Sony launched its latest pair of “Mach III” smartphones in the summer of 2021. While the Sony Xperia 1 III made it to the United States that year, its smaller sibling is just now making it to our shores.
Our review: Sony Xperia 1 III
Starting today, the Sony Xperia 5 III is now available in the United States. This phone is slightly smaller than the Xperia 1 III and has slightly weaker specs. It does have pretty much the same camera system, though, and two of the most integral features to the line: a 3.5mm headphone port and a microSD card slot.
In the US, the phone costs $999. That might seem steep (because it is), but it is cheaper than the Xperia 1 III, which starts at $1,299. Ouch.
To help soften the pricing blow, early buyers can get the Sony Xperia 5 III with a free set of WF-1000XM3 true wireless earbuds. These top-rated ‘buds are some of the best in the industry, really only surpassed by the WF-1000XM4 model that came out in 2020. They are a $200 value, so that’s a nice freebie indeed.
Additionally, early buyers also get 43,200 Call of Duty: Mobile CP points, which has a value of $540. Obviously, you need to play CoD: Mobile for that to be of any interest.
The Sony Xperia 5 III comes in black and green. Unfortunately, the Frosted Purple colorway of the Xperia 1 III didn’t make its way to the Xperia 5 line.