The phone is actually quite compact and you can use it on one hand, unlike most phones nowadays.
Sony released a number of handsets since the Sony Xperia 1 IV launched. One of these is the budget Sony Xperia Ace III, a budget phone which surprisingly, also includes flagship-tier features.
The successor to the popular Sony Xperia Ace II, the Ace III is 5G ready, a significant upgrade over the Ace II. The chipset inside it is the 8nm Snapdragon 480 5G. Meanwhile, the Ace II uses a Mediatek Helio P35 chip. It has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage and runs Android 12 out of the box and can be expanded via MicroSD card.
It is currently one of the smallest phones with a notched screen, possessing a 5.5in. HD+ (1612x720px) IPS LCD screen. One major advantage of this phone over other budget phones is the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection, a feature very rarely available on a device of its class. Most budget phones don’t even have Gorilla Glass for their screen let alone any protection. The phone is quite compact and can easily be used with one hand.
Another edge the phone has over its competitors is the IP68 rating, an impressive feat. However, that’s where all the advantages end and the others are just your typical Android.
First of all, the phone is made of plastic. It is a material that makes a phone more colorful but also makes it feel less valuable. Second, there’s the typical 13mp budget camera. At least Sony isn’t sly enough to add useless depth and/or macro cameras. There is a dewdrop notch screen housing the 5mp selfie camera.
Finally, the battery is 4500mAh charged via USB-C. There’s no fast charging. The price of the phone, given the looks of it, is quite expensive.
In Japan, it comes with Black, White, Brick Orange, and Blue colourways. It is priced at JPY 34,408 (~Php 14K) for the 4/64 configuration. We will unlikely see a local release here, but a Europe or US release is entirely possible.