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Sony Xperia 1 III

Sony Xperia 1 III
Brand: Sony Mobile Phones
Category: Mobiles
  • CPU: Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • RAM: 12GB RAM
  • Storage: 256GB/512GB
  • Display: 6.5", 1644x3840 pixels
  • Camera: 12MP, 2160p
  • OS: Android 11, upgradable to Android 12

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

  • Battery 9 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Connectivity 9 / 10
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10

Sony Xperia 1 III review


Ultra-huge storage with extreme speed and smoothness.
Sony Xperia 1 III smartphone comes with a huge built-in space of 256GB/ 512GB memory, UFS 3. X memory storage, and a microSDXC memory card, giving large room for more pictures, videos, games, and music files storage. Equipped with 12GB RAM, it is fast and runs smooth, offering to play mobile games and entertain non-stop. In addition, it provides a smooth user experience with incredible performance.

Brilliant camera features to add more joy.
Sony Xperia 1 III comes with four versatile lenses in a triple camera, fast, accurate AF, plus Real-time Tracking technology that offers accurate shots of moving subjects. At the same time, the dual PDAF sensors help to expand the creative possibilities. Xperia 1 III provides outstanding quality images with less noise, even in low light conditions.

The other features include

  • Xperia 1 III delivers stunning images every time with its versatile lens.
  • It is designed to deliver great quality images even in low light conditions.
  • Professional technology from Alpha cameras.
  • Cinematography Pro “powered by CineAlta” (21:9 movie recording).
  • Stunning ZEISS provides superb rendering and contrast by dipping reflections.
  • Real-time Tracking with AI and a 3D iToF sensor accurately detect and focus fast- moving subject and keep on tracking even if it moves out of sight for a while. Bokeh Effects helps capture salient images, adding another layer of creativity to
    your photography.
  • The latest Optical SteadyShot with FlawlessEye paired with the image sensor’s increased reading speed and Sony’s original algorithm for optical image stabilization take smooth and stable video.
  • Real-time Eye AF allows taking stunning pictures whether the subject is moving or not.
  • Burst Shooting and Low Light Noise Reduction allow us to take incredible pictures offering an unbelievable experience.
  • Burst mode in low light with Mobile engine BIONZ X delivers better quality pictures
    with less noise.


Body encased in a singular form.
The Xperia 1 III is an irresistible blend of form and function with tactile, high-quality materials with a bold and distinctive design. It features a blasted metal frame with the frosted glass on the back, giving a unique look and feel. Xperia 1 III stunning 6.5 inches 4K HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh rate display offers an exclusively immersive viewing experience. The 21:9 CinemaWide display comes with no notches to interrupt your view while you are viewing your movies or TV shows. The display with a 120Hz refresh rate offers incredibly smooth scrolling and seamless image transitions during browsing the internet or navigating the menu. At the same time, the fast-moving objects are rendered clearly for critically smooth gameplay.

Xperia 1 III features Creator mode powered by “CineAlta” to deliver the professional level and unprecedented color accuracy. The smartphone packs a 10-bit equivalent display, offering a wide range of colors without banding. BRAVIA HDR remaster technology with X1 for mobile engine help streaming content to have more contrast, color, and clarity. The display with 240Hz Motion blur reduction updates the image an incredible 240 times per second for blur-free action. While the Custom Display Settings help maintain peak performance allowing you to adjust white balance resulting in comfortable for your eyes and seen action.

In addition, Xperia 1 III comes with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and IP65/68 water resistance and dust protection, making it durable and rugged for everyday life. The smartphone comes in three Frosted Black, Frosted Gray, and Frosted Purple colors.

Game launcher
The 5nm process with the Wi-Fi, supported by the high Octa-core clock speed and
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor takes gaming to the next level. Xperia 1 III offers improved gameplay with Custom Audio Settings, making it more transparent and defined to deliver immersive gaming. In addition, the smartphone, with its 120Hz Refresh Rate display, rendered fast-moving objects for gravely smooth gameplay.

Xperia 1 III comes with an L-γ raiser (Low gamma raiser), a crucial new gaming feature making it easier to see the opponents in the dark by showing up the enemies without overexposing bright areas of the screen. Xperia 1 III makes it exceptionally simple to record and share the gaming highlights in high quality. The Audio equalizer allows you to enhance sounds such as footsteps or gunshots to alter you for any reaction. The Competition mode enables you to disable notifications, incoming calls, and other potential distractions and lets you focus merely on your gameplay. The R.T. record (Rewind time record) feature automatically pre-records 30 seconds of game footage. Just rewind and capture the critical moments like match-winning plays and share.

The Heat Suppression power control powers the phone systems directly rather than charging the battery when using a charging cable for gaming. This decreases thermal stress, helping to keep up gaming performance and longer battery life. In addition, the DUALSHOCK4 controller offers to play a range of Android games, providing even more fun on the go. The Xperia 1 III is optimized with Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming to provide superior gaming performance.

Ultra High-Quality Audio technology
Xperia 1 III Full-stage stereo speakers with 24-bit/192kHz audio and a Dynamic vibration system deliver impressive and incredible high-quality sound during music or video playing. It is designed to provide a truly authentic listening experience with audio tuned with Sony Pictures Entertainment. The smartphone comes with an improved outstanding speaker design for superior listening. Moreover, full-stage stereo speakers deliver immersive, high-quality, and more powerful sound.

Xperia 1 III with selected Sony headphones and the Sony Headphones Connect app offers custom immersive musical field. The Dolby Atmos delivers an immersive sound experience with multi-dimensional sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment. The DSEE Ultimate improves the quality of digital music, using AI to improve the audio frequency and dynamic range in real-time automatically. The Audio equalizer allows you to amplify sounds such as footsteps or gunshots and make you alert before anything happens. The 360 Reality Audio offers an immersive and authentic music sound experience. While the 2-channel stereo and new 360 Spatial Sound deliver an immersive sound experience in real-time, working with local audio files and streaming services to further increase the listening experience.

In addition, Xperia 1 III 3.5mm audio jack delivers ultimate sound quality due to its improved materials and electronic components, bringing convenience and more realistic sound with smooth vocals, deep bass lines, and clear ensembles.

Enhanced security
Xperia 1 III comes with a Fingerprint sensor and effectively protects the phone’s saved data from any malevolence menace. For the latest phones and tablets, check out and get the best offers, comparisons, reviews, and more!



Categary Smartphone
Announced October, 2023
Released December, 2023
Status Available


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


Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
Built-in strap-hole
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Dimensions 166 x 72 x 8.9 mm
Weight 211 g
Colors Frosted Black


Type OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR BT.2020
21:9 ratio, 643 ppi density
Size 6.5 inches, 98.6 cm2, 82.5% screen-to-body ratio
Resolution 1644 x 3840 pixels
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
IP65/IP68 dust/water resistant


Main (Back) Camera 12 MP, f/2.0-4.0, 24mm (wide), 1.0-type, 2.4µm, PDAF, OIS (315 PDAF points, 90% frame coverage)
12 MP, f/2.4, 50mm (telephoto), 1/2.9 - PDAF, 2x optical zoom, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 124˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55 - Dual Pixel PDAF
0.3 MP, TOF 3D, (depth)
Selfie (Front) Camera 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4 - 1.12µm
Camera Features Zeiss optics, Zeiss T* lens coating, LED flash, panorama, 12-bit RAW, HDR, eye tracking
Video Yes


Operating System Android 11
Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 - 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 - 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
GPU Adreno 660
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum
Native Sony Alpha camera support


Wi-fi Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
USB USB Type-C 3.2; USB On-The-Go, DisplayPort


Internal 512GB 12GB RAM
Card Slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)


Battery Type Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
Charging Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. Fast charging 30W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
Fast wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging
USB Power Delivery


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