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Sony Xperia 5 III vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra

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

Comparison mode:

Display

Size:

6.1 inches
5.8 inches
6.8 inches

Resolution:

2520 x 1080 pixels, 21:9 ratio, 449 PPI
2960 x 1440 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio, 570 PPI
3200 x 1440 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 516 PPI

Technology:

OLED
Super AMOLED
Dynamic AMOLED

Refresh rate:

120Hz
120Hz (adaptable)

Screen-to-body:

81.34 %
84.26 %
89.33 %

Peak brightness:

1500 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 6), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 660
Adreno 540
Adreno 660

RAM:

8GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
12GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

256GB (UFS)
64GB
128GB (UFS 3.1), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 1024 GB
microSDXC up to 256 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (11)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

4500 mAh
3000 mAh
5000 mAh

Type:

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

Charging:

USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qi and Powermat wireless 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: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Triple camera
Single camera
Quad camera

Main camera:

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
108 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 24 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.33"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Second camera:

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)
10 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.3; Focal Length: 70 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.9"
Optical zoom: 3.0x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 70 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)
12 MP (Ultra-wide, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.5"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Fourth camera:

10 MP (Periscope, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Optical zoom: 10.0x; Aperture size: F4.9; Focal Length: 240 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (120 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

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

Front:

8 MP (HDR)
8 MP (Wide Angle, Autofocus, HDR)
40 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

2560x1440 (QHD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

6.18 x 2.68 x 0.32 inches (157 x 68 x 8.2 mm)
5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
6.50 x 2.98 x 0.35 inches (165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm)

Weight:

5.96 oz (169.0 g)
5.47 oz (155.0 g)
8.04 oz (229.0 g)

Materials:

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

Resistance:

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

Biometrics:

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

Keys:

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

Colors:

Black, Green, Pink
Midnight black, Orchid gray, Arctic silver, Coral blue, Maple gold, Rose pink, Burgundy red
Phantom black, Silver

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), 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)
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+)
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), 5(850), 8(900)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

LTE-A, HSPA
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
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
Nano SIM

HD Voice:

Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

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

Screen mirroring:

Wireless screen share, TV-out
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
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, EDR
5.1

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n, ac, ax; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
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), USB 3.1
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Charging, OTG
Charging, Video out, Mass storage device
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

Location:

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

Sensors:

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

Other:

NFC
NFC, ANT+, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 06, 2017
Dec 22, 2020

FCC ID value:

A3LSMG950U
A3LSMG998U

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.49 W/kg
0.77 W/kg

Body:

0.48 W/kg
1.02 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.53 W/kg
1.59 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.46 W/kg
1.16 W/kg

Phablet:

3.15 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 1200

In The Box:

C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Apr 14, 2021
Mar 29, 2017
Jan 14, 2021
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