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Sony Xperia 1 III
Sony Xperia 1 III
Sony Xperia 1 III
Sony Xperia 1 III
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8.3/10
Informr score
The Sony Xperia 1 III currently has an Informr score of 8.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 29 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Android
Operating system
Operating system
Android
2.84 GHz
Processor
Processor
2.84 GHz
6.5"
Screen Size
Screen Size
6.5"
12+ MP, f/1.7
Camera
Camera
12+ MP, f/1.7
4500 mAh
Battery


What the Critics Are Saying...


Android Authority
Android Authority

Over half a year since launch, there’s still a lot to love and gripe about with the Xperia 1 III. I still both love and have misgivings about the camera, software, and a number of the little features which ultimately stopped the phone from being a slam dunk recommendation at launch. And that remains...

- Robert Triggs, Android Authority
TechENT
TechENT

If you are already working with Sony’s vast array of tools, the Sony Xperia 1 III is really an extension. It even shines as a standalone, if you like it to be. The camera is still a Sony Alpha developed tool made for the Xperia, which also means that you are getting a Sony camera that is better than...

- Darwin Sucipto, TechENT
DxOMark
DxOMark

With a DXOMARK Camera score of 115, the Sony Xperia 1 III places itself in the lower ranks of all the Ultra Premium devices we have tested, but thanks to a better tele zoom, the Xperia 1 III is a slight improvement over its predecessor, the Xperia 1 II. Photos captured with the Sony show natural col...

- Lars Rehm, DxOMark
Laptop Mag
Laptop Mag

The Sony Xperia 1 III is a marvelous Android smartphone that many photographers and content creators will adore, but the premium price and niche features may be too much for casual smartphone users to excuse.

- Darragh Murphy, Laptop Mag
DxOMark
DxOMark

The device manages ghost touches well in both portrait and landscape modes. Judder is noticeable at 24 fps; but while no judder is noticeable at 30 and 60 fps, frame drops and stutters are visible at all frame rates. Despite some aliasing, the Sony Xperia 1 III nonetheless provides a pleasant gaming...

- Lynn Anderson, DxOMark


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Common Questions


The Xperia 1 III price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Sony Xperia 1 III prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Sony backs up the Xperia 1 III with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Xperia 1 III has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sony support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sony's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.5"

The Sony Xperia 1 III's screen size is 6.5 inches with 1644 x 3840 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 11 operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ MP, f/1.7 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
256 GB

Internal memory is 256 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4500 mAh battery.

Xperia 1 III Specs

Overview
Release Date June 30, 2021
Regions Available USA, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 11

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Processor Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 256 GB
RAM 12 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Cellular
Networks
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
GPS Type A-GPS
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX HD
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
12+ Megapixels, f/1.7
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (12 MP, F2.3, Telephoto), 3rd camera feature (12 MP, F2.2, Ultrawide), 4th camera feature (0.3 MP, TOF 3D, Depth), HDR, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 1 billion
Resolution 1644 x 3840 pixels
Pixel Density 643 pixels
Size 6.5 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, 120Hz refresh rate, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage No
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Purple
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.5 x 7.1 x 0.82 cm (6.5 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 187 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Stereo
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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