Sony Xperia 1 III vs Samsung Galaxy S9

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

6.5 inches
5.8 inches

Resolution:

3840 x 1644 pixels, 21:9 ratio, 643 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 568 PPI

Technology:

OLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

90.99 %
84.36 %

Features:

120Hz refresh rate, HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor:

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU:

Adreno 660
Adreno 630

RAM:

12GB
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage:

256GB (UFS)
64GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1024 GB
microSDXC up to 400 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11)
Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

3000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Charging:

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

Camera

Rear:

Quad camera
Single camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, 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: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 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)

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (120 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 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
HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing

Front:

8 MP (EIS, HDR)
8 MP (Autofocus, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

6.50 x 2.80 x 0.32 inches (165 x 71 x 8.2 mm)
5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)

Weight:

6.60 oz (187.0 g)
5.75 oz (163.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features:

Notification light

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Grey, Purple
Midnight black, Coral blue, Titanium gray, Lilac purple, Burgundy red, Sunrise gold, Ice blue

Cellular

5G:

n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n28, n38, n40, n41, n77, n78, n79

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), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 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

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

Dual SIM:

Shared with microSD

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, aptX-HD
32-Bit DAC, aptX-HD

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share, TV-out
Wireless screen share

Radio:

FM

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation
for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

5.2
5.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

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

Features:

Charging, OTG
Charging, OTG, Video out

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC
NFC, ANT+

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jan 11, 2018

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG960U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.35 W/kg

Body:

0.96 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.95 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 720

Availability

Officially announced:

Apr 14, 2021
Feb 25, 2018
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