Sony Xperia 1 III Specs

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Description

The Sony Xperia 1 III specs include a 6.5-inch OLED display, Snapdragon 888 processor with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage, and quad-camera setup on the back. The phone is 5G enabled and run Android 11 out of the box.

Pros

  • High refresh rate (120Hz)
  • 5G ready
  • High screen-to-body ratio (90.99 %)
  • Supports wireless charging
  • High pixel density screen (643 PPI)
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Display

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Size: 6.5 inches
Resolution: 3840 x 1644 pixels, 21:9 ratio, 643 PPI
Technology: OLED
Refresh rate: 120Hz
Screen-to-body: 90.99 %
Features: HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

Benchmarks
System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350 (5 nm)
Processor: Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit
GPU: Adreno 660
RAM: 12GB
Internal storage: 256GB (UFS)
Storage expansion: microSDXC up to 1024 GB
OS: Android (13, 12, 11)
Device type: Smartphone

Battery

Benchmarks
Capacity: 4500 mAh
Type: Not user replaceable
Charging: USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, Reverse charging
Max charge speed: Wired: 30.0W

Camera

Rear: Quad camera
Main camera: 12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
Specifications: Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm
Second camera: 12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
Specifications: Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.3; Focal Length: 70 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"
Third camera: 12 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"
Fourth camera: ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information, ToF 3D depth sensing)
Flash: LED
Video recording: 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (120 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
Features: OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS
Front: 8 MP (EIS, HDR)
Video capture: 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Dimensions: 6.50 x 2.80 x 0.32 inches (165 x 71 x 8.2 mm)
Weight: 6.60 oz (187.0 g)
Materials: Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum
Resistance: Water, Dust; IP65/68
Biometrics: Fingerprint (touch)
Keys: Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key, Other
Colors: Black, Grey, Purple

Cellular

5G: n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, n38, n40, n41, n77, n78, n79
4G (FDD): Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 66(AWS-3)
4G (TDD): Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
3G: Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900), 19(800)
Data Speed: LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
Dual SIM: Shared with microSD
SIM type: Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Features: 32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, aptX-HD
Screen mirroring: Wireless screen share, TV-out
Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 5.2
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
USB: Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Features: Charging, OTG, Video out
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Other: NFC

Buyers information

Price: $ 1300

Availability

Apr 14, 2021
Officially announced: Yes
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Alternative variants

Sony Xperia 1 III
With 512GB internal storage
Differences from the main variant:
Internal storage: 512GB

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User Reviews

Overall User Rating
Build quality
10
Camera quality
9
Performance
10
Display
9
Battery life and charging
8
Rating breakdown (out of 10)
10
Xperia 1 III is really good, ... only issue is the price tag.
Phone owned for less than 3 months

Nice phone. Design and tall body is good for holding in one hand, it is much better than other mainstream 6.5 inch and wide body phones. The cameras are really great, my previous Samsung and HTC never could shoot something so sharp and natural colors... but it takes some training to use proper settings for better pictures. However the tele x4.4 lens is not so sharp. The battery is not an issue, even on 120HZ screen setting. I can easy use phone through tough working day and watch streams at evening, and even survive the half of next day. The charging is not the fastest: charges 40% in first 30mins, but the time to 100% is loooong. The screen brightness is not an issue, too. I put the phone side by side with Sammy s20 in the direct sun, and there is not difference, Sony is as bright as Samy. Overheat - that is an issue. Not often, but I can feel it time to time. (I put this phone in my overheat TOP, at 2.place, right after NOKIA 930, which where sometimes impossible to hold in hand due to heat. The No.#. in top where HTC U Ultra). The Xperia 1 III gets hot during 4K video shoot, or intensive photo shooting, or long streaming 4k on Youtube, and sometimes just without any reason (probably downloading some large update). However I never experience the phone slowing down or turn of due to heat. The fingerprint reader is just in right place, and works fast (5x faster and reliable, then Samsung S10 ur S20 under-screen sensors). Generally, I like it! Recommend it ! But the price tag is still really high.

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