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Sony Xperia 5 III

Sony Xperia 5 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: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB
  • Display: 6.1", 1080x2520 pixels
  • Camera: 12MP, 2160p
  • OS: Android 11, upgradable to Android 12

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Camera 9 / 10
  • Connectivity 9 / 10
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Features 8 / 10
  • Performance 8 / 10

Sony Xperia 5 III review

Ultra-huge storage with extreme speed and smoothness
Sony Xperia 5 III smartphone comes with a huge built-in space of 128GB/ 256GB 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 8GB 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
The Xperia 5 III is developed with professional technology from Alpha cameras. Major features comprise fast AF in all three cameras with Object Tracking Technology to maintain a sharp focus on moving subjects. Xperia 5 III is designed to provide outstanding quality images with less noise, even in low light conditions. It comes with a larger sensor to capture more light and BIONZ X to deliver exceptional results in all lighting situations.

The key features include:

  • ZEISS T coating offers superb rendering and contrast by dipping reflections.
  • Camera versatile lenses provide stunning possibilities with fast, accurate AF, dual PDAF sensors and Sony’s unique telephoto system.
  • Xperia 5 III delivers stunning images every time with its versatile lens.
  • Real-time Eye AF allows taking stunning pictures whether the subject is moving or not.
  • Bokeh Effects make it possible to capture striking images by adding another layer of creativity to the pictures with primary mode.
  • 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.
  • Xperia 5 III comes with a new AI super-resolution zoom, which uses Sony’s AI process to reinstate detail and definition of the picture with no compromises on image quality.
  • The new Basic mode provides fast access to an array of easy-to-use photography features comprising portrait orientation, a touch shutter button, panorama, Bokeh effect and more.
  • Xperia 5 III offers picture shoot like the pros, just akin to the professional cameras.
  • Xperia 5 III offers automatic settings or manually controls ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and more, using an interface stimulated by Alpha cameras.
  • Xperia 5 III with its very latest Optical SteadyShot and FlawlessEye features. offers exceptionally smooth, shake-free video footage.

Body encased in a singular form.

Xperia 5 III comes with a compact hand-fit design with the latest Sony camera, display, gaming, and sound technologies offering powerful performance with 5G fast speed and an impressive battery. The Xperia 5 III is slim, lightweight with distinct power and performance, and fits comfortably in hand, giving a lovely feeling. It measures just 68mm in width and 8.2mm in depth, weighing only 168g. In addition, Xperia 5 III comes with a high-quality metal frame and a mirror-effect glass on the back with a refined and elegant appearance.

Xperia 5 III is a powerful smartphone with remarkable AF speed with new optics reaching up to 105mm, delivering incredible performance from imaging to gaming. It offers an immersive viewing experience with its stunning HDR 6.1 inches CinemaWide OLED 21:9 120Hz Refresh rate display. Moreover, there is no serration on the screen to interrupt during viewing. The smartphone features a mobile engine X1 with BRAVIA and HDR remaster technology bringing more clarity, contrast, and color. The display with 120Hz Refresh rate offers exceptionally smooth scrolling and seamless image transitions during browsing the internet or navigating the menu.

Xperia 5 III Creator mode “powered by CineAlta” brings exceptional color accuracy for movies and TV shows. Xperia 5 III display updates the image to an astonishing 240 times per second for blur-free action offering a blur-free experience. Xperia 5 III maintains peak performance with the Custom Display Settings and is more comfortable for the eyes allowing them to play longer without feeling eye strain.
In addition, Xperia 5 III comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 6 and IP65/68 water resistance and dust protection, making it durable and rugged for everyday life. The smartphone comes in three stunning Black, Green, Pink 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 real fun. Xperia 5 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 game-play.

Xperia 5 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. The Competition mode enables to disabling of incoming calls, notifications, and other potential distractions offering easiness to focusing solely on the game-play.

Xperia 5 III makes it exceptionally simple to record and share the gaming highlights in high quality. Xperia 5 III 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.

Xperia 5 III 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 keep the battery life longer. In addition, the DUALSHOCK4 controller offers to play a range of Android games, providing even more fun on the go.

Ultra High-Quality Audio technology
Xperia 5 III Full-stage stereo speakers with 24-bit/192kHz audio and a Dynamic vibration system deliver exceptional and impressive high-quality sound during music or video playing. It is designed to provide a truly authentic listening experience with audio tuned in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment. The DSEE Ultimate improves the quality of digital music, using AI to automatically improve the audio frequency and dynamic range in real-time.

The Dolby Atmos delivers an immersive sound experience with multi-dimensional sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment. 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.

Xperia 5 III Audio equalizer allows to amplify sounds such as footsteps or gunshots and make you alert before anything happens. In addition, Xperia 5 III 3.5mm audio jack delivers ultimate sound quality due to its improved materials and electronic components, bringing more realistic sound with smooth vocals, deep bass lines, and clear ensembles. The Xperia 5 III features a range of UI improvements designed specifically with moviemakers.

Enhanced security
Xperia 5 III comes with a Fingerprint sensor and effectively protects the phone’s saved data from any evil threat. For the latest phones and tablets, check out and get the best offers, comparisons, reviews, and more!



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


Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 - SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
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 - USA
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, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66 - Asia
5G Network 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 - USA
1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 - Europe
1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 - Asia
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G


Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Dimensions 157 x 68 x 8.2 mm
Weight 168 g
Colors Black, Green, Pink


Type OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR BT.2020
Size 6.1 inches, 86.9 cm2, 81.4% screen-to-body ratio
Resolution 1080 x 2520 pixels, 21:9 ratio, 449 ppi density
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6
IP65/IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)


Main (Back) Camera 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
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, HDR, eye tracking
Video Yes


Operating System Android 11, upgradable to Android 12
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, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
USB USB Type-C 3.1; USB On-The-Go, video output


Internal 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB 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)
USB Power Delivery


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