Sony Xperia 1 III gets massive $400 price cut amid early Black Friday deals

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The Sony Xperia 1 III is worth considering if you're looking for a premium flagship smartphone for on-the-go content creation. And now, it's on sale for a stellar price thanks to this pre-Black Friday deal.

Right now you can pick up the Sony Xperia 1 III for $898 at Amazon (opens in new tab). Normally priced at $1,298, you're saving $400 on this Sony phone. Given its excellent performance, stunning display, and potent specs, it's well worth it. This is one of the best phone deals we've seen all year.

Sony Xperia 1 III: $1,298 (opens in new tab)

Sony Xperia 1 III: $1,298 $898 @Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $400 on the excellent Sony's Xperia 1 III. This smartphone packs a a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and a gorgeous 6.5-inch 4K (3840 x 1644) 120Hz HDR OLED display. The Xperia also comes with a potent triple camera set up on the rear capable of shooting 4K videos and 4K slow motion at 120FPS. 

Sony, well known for its great audio products, didn't skimp on those specs with the Xperia. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G CPU, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and a gorgeous 6.5-inch 4K (3840 x 1644) 120Hz HDR OLED 21:9 aspect ratio display.

In our Sony Xperia 1 review, it won our coveted Editors Choice Award and a rating or 4.5 out of 5 stars. Our reviewer called it "a marvelous Android smartphone for photographers and content creators." 

The Sony Xperia also comes with a triple-camera array featuring a 12MP main camera, 12 MP ultra-wide, and a 12MP telephoto camera. Supported by CineAlta, the rear camera can shoot up to 4K HDR at 120 fps, and its video slo-mo that captures 120fps in 4K. However, it can also shoot a clean 24, 25, 30, and 60 fps for those making movie-friendly content.

For Audiophiles, the Xperia 1 III boasts Hi-Res wireless audio thanks to the LDAC codec onboard and 360-degree spatial audio, so all your audio standards should be satisfied. It even has special audio technology when filming that filters out wind and background noise. 

At just $898, the Sony Xperia 1 III is at an epic Black Friday price that makes it a steal of a deal. 

Black Friday 2022 is on Nov. 25 and we’re tracking the best end-of-year discounts on must-have tech. Be sure to bookmark our Black Friday deals roundup for the best holiday discounts. 

Mark has spent 20 years headlining comedy shows around the country and made appearances on ABC, MTV, Comedy Central, Howard Stern, Food Network, and Sirius XM Radio. He has written about every topic imaginable, from dating, family, politics, social issues, and tech. He wrote his first tech articles for the now-defunct Dads On Tech 10 years ago, and his passion for combining humor and tech has grown under the tutelage of the Laptop Mag team. His penchant for tearing things down and rebuilding them did not make Mark popular at home, however, when he got his hands on the legendary Commodore 64, his passion for all things tech deepened. These days, when he is not filming, editing footage, tinkering with cameras and laptops, or on stage, he can be found at his desk snacking, writing about everything tech, new jokes, or scripts he dreams of filming.