Sony Xperia 1 III

USA

6.8/10
12GB
RAM
512 GB
memory
6.5"
1644x3840
12MP
8MP front
4500 mAh battery

Hardware

OSAndroid 11
RAM12/12 GB
+108.7
Internal256/512 GB
+303.2
CPUOcta-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
GPUAdreno 660
ChipsetQualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)

Screen

TypeOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR BT.2020
Size6.5 inches (15.925 cm)
-1
Resolution1644x3840
+198.7
Pixel density643 Pixels per inch
+84.2
Screen/body ratio84.2%
+2.5
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass Victus

Sound

Loudspeaker
Output3.5mm
RadioNo

Camera

TypePhoto / Video
Primary12 MP, f/1.7, 24mm (wide), 1/1.7", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS 12 MP, f/2.3, 70mm (telephoto), f/2.8, 105mm (telephoto), 1/2.9", Dual Pixel PDAF, 3x/4.4x optical zoom, OIS 12 MP, f/2.2, 124˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.6", Dual Pixel PDAF 0.3 MP, TOF 3D, (depth)
Video quality[email protected]/25/30/60/120fps HDR, [email protected]/60/120/240fps; 5-axis gyro-EIS, OIS
Secondary8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4", 1.12µm
-45.2
Features24-bit/192kHz audio Dynamic vibration system
Zeiss optics, Zeiss T* lens coating, LED flash, panorama, HDR, eye tracking

Battery

CapacityLi-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
+0.6
Battery lifeEndurance rating 82h

Body details

Height16.5cm (6.73 inch)
+0.3
Width7.1cm (2.9 inch)
-11.3
Thickness0.82cm (0.33 inch)
-6.2
Volume96.063cm3 (5.86 inch3)
-18.8
Weight186 g / 187.1 g (mmWave) (6.56 oz)
-8.6
ColorsFrosted Black, Frosted Gray, Frosted Purple
/IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

Sensors

GPSBDS, GALILEO, GLONASS, QZSS, dual-band A-GPS
Expandable memorymicroSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
USBUSB Type-C 3.1; USB On-The-Go, video output
SensorsAccelerometer, Barometer, Color Spectrum, Compass, Fingerprint (side-mounted), Gyro, Proximity

Network

SIMHybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
LTE-A
5G
Bluetooth5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
NFCYes

Modals and compatibility

ModalsUSA
International modalGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
LTE network 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 19(850), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 32(1500), 34(2100), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46(5200), 48(3600), 66(1700), 71(600)
USAGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
LTE network 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 19(850), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 32(1500), 34(2100), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 46(5200), 48(3600), 66(1700), 71(600)

Other information

Native Sony Alpha camera support

Availability

VendorSony
Modal year2021
Announced2021 September
Released to market2021 September
Current statusAvailable. Released 2021, August 25
Price$ 1,249, £ 1,199, € 1,299

Review

6.8/10

Sony Xperia 1 III is an Android device (Android 11) powered with a Octa-core processor, Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) chipset and Adreno 660 GPU. Sony Xperia 1 III has 12 GB RAM. This is +108.7% when compared with the industry avarage capacity of a RAM of the devices released during this year (June, 2021 - June, 2022). An avarage device released during this year had 5.7 GB of RAM. Also Sony Xperia 1 III has 512GB internal memory which is +303.2% when compared with the industry avarage capacity of a internal memory for this year. An avarage device released during this year had around 127GB of internal memory. Sony Xperia 1 III has a 6.5 inch OLED screen. Screen size avarage for 2022 was 6.6 inch (-1%). Total number of pixels in screen for Sony Xperia 1 III is 6,312,960 (3840x1644) and this is +198.7% the avarage. Pixel densiy 643ppi is +84.2% (avarage was 349ppi). An avarage phone in 2022 was about 203g in weight but Sony Xperia 1 III 186g weight is -8.6% of this avarage. Screen/body ratio 84.2% is +2.5% the avarage of 82.1% and Sony Xperia 1 III comes with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. 12MP primary camera is -66% the avarage of 35.3MP and 8MP secondary camera is -45.2% the avarage of 14.6MP. The volume of Sony Xperia 1 III is 96.06 cubic cm and it is -18.8% the avarage of 118.24 cubic cm while its thinkness is 8.2 cm while the 2022 avarage was 8.74cm (-6.2%). Sony Xperia 1 III is powered by a Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable which is +0.6% while the avarage battery capacity for 2022 was 4475 mAh.

Pros

12 GB RAM92.3-
512 GB internal memory. 98.5-
1644x3840 screen resolution.58.8-
643ppi pixel density.99.7-
84.2% screen/body ratio.62.5-
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
Dual camera.
Compact dimensions (16.5x7.1x0.82cm).25.5-
Thin, 0.82cm.27.4-
Light weight, 186g.44.5-
4500 mAh battery.49-
Dual SIM.
Fingerprint sensor.
Type-C USB.
External memory expansion slot: microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Water resistant.
3 colors.

Cons

6.5 inch OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR BT.2020.48.4+
12 MP primary camera.81.2+
8 MP front camera.55.4+
No radio.
Non-removable battery.

Images

Videos

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