Sony Xperia 1 III vs Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021) vs Samsung Galaxy S21

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Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.5 inches
12.9 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

3840 x 1644 pixels, 21:9 ratio, 643 PPI
2732 x 2048 pixels, 4:3 ratio, 265 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

OLED
IPS LCD
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

90.99 %
85.43 %
86.06 %

Peak brightness:

1600 cd/m2 (nit)
1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Oleophobic coating, Ambient light sensor
120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350
Apple M1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 3100 MHz, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 660
Apple 8-core GPU
Adreno 660

RAM:

12GB
8GB
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

256GB (UFS)
128GB, not expandable
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1024 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Tablet
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11)
iPadOS (14.x)
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

4500 mAh
10758 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

USB Power Delivery, Qi wireless charging, Reverse charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 30.0W
Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Triple camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.8
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
10 MP (Ultra-wide)
64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.3; Focal Length: 70 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"
Optical zoom: 2.0x; Aperture size: F2.4
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)
ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 16 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Fourth camera:

ToF 3D depth sensing (Depth information, ToF 3D depth sensing)

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (120 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

OIS, HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS
Time-lapse video
OIS, HDR, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS

Front:

8 MP (EIS, HDR)
12 MP (EIS, Wide Angle, HDR)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

6.50 x 2.80 x 0.32 inches (165 x 71 x 8.2 mm)
11.05 x 8.46 x 0.25 inches (280.6 x 214.9 x 6.4 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

6.60 oz (187.0 g)
24.06 oz (682.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum; Frame: Aluminum
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Materials & Colors:

Silver, Space Gray

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP65/68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock
2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key, Other
Right: Volume control
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Grey, Purple
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, n38, n40, n41, n77, n78, n79
n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (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)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900), 19(800)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, aptX-HD
Dolby Atmos, Album art cover, Background playback, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share, TV-out
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.2
5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

Type-C (reversible), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Charging, OTG, Video out
Charging, Headphones port, Video out
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
GPS, A-GPS
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, LiDAR scanner
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other:

NFC
Tethering, Computer sync
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 08, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG991U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.36 W/kg

Body:

1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

3.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.09 W/kg

Phablet:

2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1300
$ 800

In The Box:

USB-C Charge Cable, 20W USB-C Power Adapter
C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Apr 14, 2021
Apr 20, 2021
Jan 14, 2021
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