Sony Xperia 1 III specs, comparisons, faq, opinions

Sony Xperia 1 III
  • Released 2021, August 25 186g / 187.1g (mmWave), 8.2mm thickness Android 11, up to Android 12 256GB/512GB storage, microSDXC
  • Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55) Adreno 660 Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) About 1,008 USD
  • 6.5" 1644x3840 pixels
  • 12MP 2160p
  • 12GB RAM Snapdragon 888 5G
  • 4500mAh Li-Po

Sony Xperia 1 III overview

Sony Xperia 1 III is a smartphone that runs on Android. It was released on 2021, August 25. Sony Xperia 1 III has 6.5 inch, OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR BT.2020, a resolution of 1644 x 3840 pixels screen with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. It uses Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) chipset, Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU, Adreno 660 GPU. It supports 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G networks with Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by). Sony Xperia 1 III has 12MP Quad main camera, 8MP Single selfie camera. Sony Xperia 1 III uses Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable battery which supports wireless charging. The price of Sony Xperia 1 III is about 1,008 USD.

Score the key features of Sony Xperia 1 III compared to the other phones on the market:

  • CPU Cores: 95 / 100 points
  • Camera pixels: 44 / 100 points
  • Screen resolution: 104 / 100 points
  • Battery capacity: 93 / 100 points
  • Price: 89 / 100 points

Sony Xperia 1 III full specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66 - Europe
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 - USA
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66 - Asia
5G bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 - Europe
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 - USA
1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 - Asia
SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave - USA (specific)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

LAUNCH

Announced 2021, April 14
Status Available

BODY

Dimensions 165 x 71 x 8.2 mm (6.50 x 2.80 x 0.32 in)
Weight 186 g / 187.1 g (mmWave) (6.56 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  IP65/IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

DISPLAY

Type OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR BT.2020
Size 6.5 inches, 98.6 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1644 x 3840 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~643 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  Runs at 1096 x 2560 pixels except for select use cases

PLATFORM

OS Android 11, upgradable to Android 12
Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Adreno 660

MEMORY

Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
  UFS 3.X

MAIN CAMERA

Quad 12 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)
Features Zeiss optics, Zeiss T* lens coating, LED flash, panorama, HDR, eye tracking
Video [email protected]/25/30/60/120fps HDR, [email protected]/60/120/240fps; 5-axis gyro-EIS, OIS

SELFIE CAMERA

Single 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4", 1.12µm
Features HDR
Video [email protected], 5-axis gyro-EIS

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
  24-bit/192kHz audio Dynamic vibration system

COMMUNICATIONS

WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go, video output

FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum
  Native Sony Alpha camera support

BATTERY

Type Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 30W, 50% in 30 min (advertised) Fast wireless charging Reverse wireless charging USB Power Delivery

MISCELLANEOUS

Colors Frosted Black, Frosted Gray, Frosted Purple
Models XQBC62/V, XQBC52V.UKCX, SO-51B, SOG03, A101SO, XQ-BC62, XQ-BC72, XQ-BC52, XQ-BC01, XQ-BC11, XQ-BC21, XQ-BC72
Price About 1,008 USD

TESTS

Performance AnTuTu: 607423 (v8) GeekBench: 3515 (v5.1) GFXBench: 54fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker -26.5 LUFS (Good)
Battery life Endurance rating 82h

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