Sony introduced the Xperia Ace 3 in Japan, and from what the name has already hinted, this is a budget-friendly offering from the company.
But despite its budget status, the Sony Xperia Ace 3 still gets 5G connectivity, thanks to the Snapdragon 480 processor from Qualcomm. It is paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which you can expand via the microSD card.
The Ace 3 also managed to get a fancy Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and an IP68 water and dust resistance, which isn’t surprising considering how Sony Japan prioritizes build quality.
People who are longing for small and compact smartphones in this era of “phablets” would surely appreciate the Ace 3’s 5.5-inch screen. It only has an HD+ resolution, which should be fine considering how small it is. The type of panel used was not mentioned, but it’s safe to assume it’s IPS.
Sony is cutting the nonsense by only putting a single 13-megapixel main camera on the back. No macro or depth sensors that barely anyone use. There’s only a 5-megapixel camera on the front.
The small size means it only has a 4,500mAh battery. The wired charging speed was not mentioned, but it does work with wireless chargers, which is a big bonus.
Sales for the new Sony Xperia Ace3 will start in June for a price of JPY34,408 (around Php14,000). Release details in other markets are yet to be known.
Sony Xperia 3 Specs
- Android 12
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 5.5-inch HD+ IPS display, 1496 x 720 pixel resolution, 301ppi
- Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
- 2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 octa-core processor
- 4GB RAM
- Adreno 619 GPU
- 64GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
- 5-megapixel front camera
- 13-megapixel rear camera, f/1.8, LED flash
- IP68 dust and water-resistant
- Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- Single speaker, Headphone jack
- HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.1
- FM radio
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 140 x 69 x 8.9mm
- Weight: 162g
- Colors: Brick Orange, Gray, Black
- 4,500mAh non-removable battery, wireless charging support