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Sony Xperia 1 III review: specs and price

Sony Xperia 1 III

Why is Sony Xperia 1 III better than the average?

  • Battery power
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    4500mAhvs3574.71mAh
  • Pixel density
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    643ppivs350.01ppi
  • RAM
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    12GBvs4.3GB
  • Resolution
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    1644 x 3840pxvs1.84MP
  • CPU speed
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    1 x 2.84GHz & 3 x 2.42GHz & 4 x 1.8GHzvs12.18GHz
  • Megapixels (main camera)
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    12MP & 12MP & 12MPvs31.55MP
  • Screen size
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    6.5"vs5.8"
  • Internal storage
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    512GBvs79.34GB

Price comparison

Buy used:

$123

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Sony Xperia 1 III amazonSony Xperia 1 III XQ-BC72 5G Dual 512GB ...Sony Xperia 1 III XQ-BC72 5G Dual 512GB 12GB RAM Factory Unlocked (GSM Only | No CDMA - not Compatible with Verizon/Sprint) International Version – Frosted Black
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$880
Sony Xperia 1 III amazonSony Xperia 1 III XQ-BC72 5G Dual 512GB ...Sony Xperia 1 III XQ-BC72 5G Dual 512GB 12GB RAM Factory Unlocked (GSM Only | No CDMA - not Compatible with Verizon/Sprint) International Version – Frosted Gray
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$910
Sony Xperia 1 III amazonSony Xperia 1 III XQ-BC72 5G Dual 512GB ...Sony Xperia 1 III XQ-BC72 5G Dual 512GB 12GB RAM Factory Unlocked (GSM Only | No CDMA - not Compatible with Verizon/Sprint) International Version – Frosted Purple
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$886
Sony Xperia 1 III banggood_wwM6i Luxury Unlocked Bar Phone 3800mAh 1....M6i Luxury Unlocked Bar Phone 3800mAh 1.8 inch Display FM Radio Camera Dual SIM Card Dual Standby Feature Phones
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€33
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€26
Sony Xperia 1 III banggood_wwKECHAODA K99 1.8 inch 1800mAh FM Radio C...KECHAODA K99 1.8 inch 1800mAh FM Radio Camera Flashlight Big Key Louder Speaker Dual SIM Card Dual Standby Mini Feature
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€19
Sony Xperia 1 III walmartTony Hawk s Pro Skater 1 + 2 - PlayStati...Tony Hawk s Pro Skater 1 + 2 - PlayStation 4
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$24
Sony Xperia 1 III walmartMoto One Vision Plus (128GB 4GB) 6.3 ...Moto One Vision Plus (128GB 4GB) 6.3 48 MP Camera NFC 4000mAh Battery Dual SIM GSM Unlocked (AT&T/T-Mobile/Metro/Global) XT2019-1 - International Version (Blue Gradient)
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$185
Sony Xperia 1 III aliexpressOriginal Sony Xperia 10 III 5G Mobile Ph...Original Sony Xperia 10 III 5G Mobile Phone 6.0" 6GB RAM 128GB ROM Octa Core 4500mAh NFC 21:9 Android 11 OLED Display Smartphone
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$439
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User reviews

Overall Rating

Sony Xperia 1 III
10.0
4 User reviews
Sony Xperia 1 III
10.0/10
4 User reviews

Features

Build quality

9.5/10
4 votes

Display quality

10.0/10
4 votes

Battery life

9.3/10
4 votes

Photography

9.3/10
4 votes

Performance

10.0/10
4 votes

Comments

Sony l Xperia

Sony l Xperia

12 days ago

10 / 10

Don't trust reviewers - Best phone of 2021

Sony l Xperia

Sony l Xperia

12 days ago

10 / 10

I almost cancelled my pre-order after watching several reviews and I'm so glad I didn't. There were lots of misinformation about this phone put out by numerous reviewer like 4K 120 Hz isn't possible or it'll only get one year of updates or slow auto rotate. All of which are false. Currently used the Xperia 1 III for about 4 months and it has been nothing short of amazing. The display is very sharp and it doesn't flicker at low brightness like my other OLED phones, the Android software is very clean and responsive, pretty sure it's the fastest phone in 2021 (more responsive and smooth than the S21 ultra) The camera is something I thought I was going to be disappointed but it was much better than what I expected. As long as you know the basics of photography you should get excellent results. Basic mode works well but it cannot unleash the full potential of the cameras. For videos it's great too, the stabilization is amazing and the main camera has very little noise but unfortunately you still can't change lens/cameras while recording. 4K 60 FPS & 4K 120 FPS can only be used in Cinema Pro but the footage that comes out of it is just amazing. You just have to make sure that your video editor and the platform you're going to upload to supports HLG (Davinci Resolve and YouTube both support HLG) otherwise the footage will look washed out and mushy. It seems like almost all reviewers don't know how to handle HLG or set exposure correctly and then blame it on the phone which is unfair. The front facing stereo speakers are great too, they sound very full and much bigger than they actually are. Having both the SD card slot and headphone jack is very convenient, can't believe most manufacturers are removing it even though it is still a very popular connection. I have headphones and speakers that are wired and I can just plug the phone in without worrying about adaptors or dongles. Being able to extend the storage or transfer stuff to other devices without a physical connection is just great. Battery care and Qnovo adaptive charging is something that I appreciate a lot. You know how every phone after one year of use has terrible battery life? With battery care and Qnovo you could have good battery life for 3 - 4 times longer. My 4 year old Sony phone still has 91% health. That's amazing especially in the mobile industry. This is the best phone you can get in 2021 and it's worth every single cent.

Pros

  • 4K 120 Hz Display
  • Buttery smooth and very responsive
  • 4K 120 Hz recording in HLG
  • 3x - 4.5x Optical zoom
  • SD card slot
  • Headphone jack
  • Charger in the box
  • X axis linear vibration motor
  • Front facing stereo speakers
  • Fast Autofocus

Cons

  • Can't change lens while recording
  • No multi-frame HDR
4 users found this helpful
UVbrand

UVbrand

7 months ago

10 / 10

Sony Xperia 1 iii is worth for it's price

UVbrand

UVbrand

7 months ago

10 / 10

0 users found this helpful
Dalibor

Dalibor

3 months ago

10 / 10

il est parfait

Dalibor

Dalibor

3 months ago

10 / 10

I like the size il est parfait

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Design

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
The waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.
8.volume

96.06cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
9.lowest potential operating temperature

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The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Display

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
3.has an IPS screen
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IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
5.resolution

1644 x 3840px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.
7.brightness

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A nit is a measurement of the light that a display emits, equal to one candela per square meter. Brighter displays ensure a screen's contents are easy to read, even in sunny conditions.
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
9.Gorilla Glass version

Gorilla Glass Victus

Gorilla Glass is one of the most popular brands of chemically strengthened glass, manufactured by Corning. Several versions have been developed, the newer ones being more durable and providing better damage resistance.

Performance

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
2.RAM

12GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
A newer version of Android generally provides a better user experience. Major Android releases include new features and improvements to performance, as well as important security updates.
AnTuTu is one of the most important benchmarks for Android devices. The score reflects the overall performance of a device by summing up results of individual tests that various parameters, such as RAM speed, CPU performance, 2D & 3D graphics performance.
Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
7.CPU speed

1 x 2.84GHz & 3 x 2.42GHz & 4 x 1.8GHz (Qualcomm Snapdragon 888)

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
8.has an external memory slot
Sony Xperia 1 III
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
9.GPU clock speed

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The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

12MP & 12MP & 12MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
5.wide aperture (main camera)

f/1.7 & f/2.3 & f/2.2

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
6.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Sony Xperia 1 III
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
7.has a BSI sensor
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A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Sony Xperia 1 III
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.Has a radio
Sony Xperia 1 III
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
5.Has dedicated media keys
Sony Xperia 1 III
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has wireless charging
Sony Xperia 1 III
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
3.Supports fast charging
Sony Xperia 1 III
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
The device can be used as a wireless charging station to power other gadgets.
5.has a removable battery
Sony Xperia 1 III
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
8.Battery life

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The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
9.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has Mail Privacy Protection
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Mail Privacy Protection is a feature built into the default email app that blocks senders from using “tracking pixels” to see when you’ve read an email. It also hides your IP address from senders.
On-device machine learning is used to recognize people, places, and more in the Photos app. The algorithms run on the device, where this sensitive data is then kept. Competing services upload the photos and perform this on their servers, which requires the sharing of personal data.
3.has clipboard warnings
Sony Xperia 1 III
This privacy feature alerts you with a small notification when an app copies data from your clipboard.
4.has location privacy options
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This privacy feature allows you to share your approximate location with an app instead of your precise location.
You can enable or disable an app’s access to the camera or microphone on your device. There are also indication icons to show you when an app uses the camera or microphone.
6.can block app tracking
Sony Xperia 1 III
Some apps track your activity even when the app is not in use. This privacy feature allows you to block this tracking, either across all apps or on a per-app basis.
7.blocks cross-site tracking
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This setting (in the default browser) allows you to block cross-site tracking cookies and data to help protect your privacy.
Theme customization allows you to easily change the appearance of the user interface (UI). For example, by changing the system colors or the app icons.
9.supports split screen
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Split screen allows you to use two apps side-by-side.

Price comparison

Buy used:

$123

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Sony Xperia 1 III amazonSony Xperia 1 III XQ-BC72 5G Dual 512GB ...Sony Xperia 1 III XQ-BC72 5G Dual 512GB 12GB RAM Factory Unlocked (GSM Only | No CDMA - not Compatible with Verizon/Sprint) International Version – Frosted Black
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$880
Sony Xperia 1 III amazonSony Xperia 1 III XQ-BC72 5G Dual 512GB ...Sony Xperia 1 III XQ-BC72 5G Dual 512GB 12GB RAM Factory Unlocked (GSM Only | No CDMA - not Compatible with Verizon/Sprint) International Version – Frosted Gray
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$910
Sony Xperia 1 III amazonSony Xperia 1 III XQ-BC72 5G Dual 512GB ...Sony Xperia 1 III XQ-BC72 5G Dual 512GB 12GB RAM Factory Unlocked (GSM Only | No CDMA - not Compatible with Verizon/Sprint) International Version – Frosted Purple
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$886
Sony Xperia 1 III banggood_wwM6i Luxury Unlocked Bar Phone 3800mAh 1....M6i Luxury Unlocked Bar Phone 3800mAh 1.8 inch Display FM Radio Camera Dual SIM Card Dual Standby Feature Phones
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€33
Sony Xperia 1 III banggood_wwMECO ELE 2-IN-1 Multi-Function Handheld ...MECO ELE 2-IN-1 Multi-Function Handheld Dry/ Wet Dual Modes Office Home Vacuum Cleaner Keyboard Carpet Gap Dust Collecto
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€26
Sony Xperia 1 III banggood_wwKECHAODA K99 1.8 inch 1800mAh FM Radio C...KECHAODA K99 1.8 inch 1800mAh FM Radio Camera Flashlight Big Key Louder Speaker Dual SIM Card Dual Standby Mini Feature
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€19
Sony Xperia 1 III walmartTony Hawk s Pro Skater 1 + 2 - PlayStati...Tony Hawk s Pro Skater 1 + 2 - PlayStation 4
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$24
Sony Xperia 1 III walmartMoto One Vision Plus (128GB 4GB) 6.3 ...Moto One Vision Plus (128GB 4GB) 6.3 48 MP Camera NFC 4000mAh Battery Dual SIM GSM Unlocked (AT&T/T-Mobile/Metro/Global) XT2019-1 - International Version (Blue Gradient)
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$185
Sony Xperia 1 III aliexpressOriginal Sony Xperia 10 III 5G Mobile Ph...Original Sony Xperia 10 III 5G Mobile Phone 6.0" 6GB RAM 128GB ROM Octa Core 4500mAh NFC 21:9 Android 11 OLED Display Smartphone
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$439

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