8 Best Phones With a 3.5-mm Headphone Jack (2023): Rugged, Cheap, Luxe
The Xperia 1 III costs way too much at MSRP, but its price has come down since then. It’s pretty much the only phone with a 4K 120Hz OLED screen, making it fantastic for watching movies (as awesome as a tiny phone screen can be). It has great-sounding stereo speakers on the front and a headphone jack if you want to plug it in. The camera system isn’t quite the best, but it does encourage you to tweak the photo and video settings so you have more control over the results. If you are a photo hobbyist, this is for you. You’ll find pretty much every feature available in a high-end phone here, including wireless charging.
However, 5G is limited to sub-6 5G (the slower kind) and only available on Verizon and T-Mobile – sorry AT&T subscribers, you’re stuck on 4G LTE. The 4,500 mAh battery doesn’t stand out either. It only lasts a day, sometimes less if you use it frequently. It will also only get one more year of updates.
What about the Xperia 1 IV? Yes, Sony has a new version. Unfortunately, the Xperia 1 IV (6/10, WIRED Review) costs a ridiculous $1,598, although it frequently dips to $1,398. The 4K OLED screen gets very bright, addressing one of the concerns I had with the Xperia 1 III, and the battery now easily lasts a full day too. The cameras are better and have many of the same features, so they’re consistent, but image quality still isn’t on par with the competition. It doesn’t help that Sony still hasn’t committed to more than two years of software support.
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