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Sony Xperia 1 III

From $1325 From 101 296 ₽ From 37 299 ₴
Status: Available.
Announced: April 2021.OS: Android 11. VDRD caring review: We advise you to buy!
  • Screen 6.5" OLED
  • Rear сamera 12 MP Wide 4 modules
  • Selfie camera 8 MP Wide
  • CPU 8 cores Snapdragon 888 (5 nm)
  • Memory 12 GB RAM
  • Storage 256/512 GB ROM
  • Memory cards microSDXC
  • Battery 4 500 mAh
  • Thickness 8.2 mm
  • Sim Cards 2 items dual sim
  • 5G network
  • WaterProof
All characteristics

Short description Sony Xperia 1 III

This is a smartphone on Android 11 with a very fast and productive processor, with a huge touchscreen size, with a good camera that has 4 modules (12 MP Wide, 12 MP Telephoto, 12 MP UltraWide, 0.3 MP TOF 3D camera), and the front camera here turned out to be absolutely ordinary. And Sony Xperia 1 III has such features: a slot for two SIM cards, dust and water protection.

Versions: XQBC62/V, XQBC52V.UKCX, SO-51B, SOG03.

Disclaimer. The table shows the main technical characteristics of the device. For a full list of features and capabilities of this model, see the manufacturer’s website. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Android version and market relevance

New smartphone from the company Sony got the name Sony Xperia 1 III and was announced in April 2021. This model is released in the series of smartphones Sony Xperia 1.

Smartphone Sony Xperia 1 III works out of the box under the operating system Android version 11. According to our information, this model has not received any updates to the software, and if you want to choose some other smartphone on this version of the OS with support for updates, then look at these smartphones on Android 11 in our catalog.

In addition the Sony Xperia 1 III — is a smartphone for 2 SIM cards, which is ideal if you use the services of several mobile operators. And this model also supports 5G networks, which means that the speed of receiving data with this smartphone can reach up to 100 Mb/s. Soon, each smartphone will work in the networks of the fifth-generation (5G). Therefore, in our catalog on a separate page, you will find all 5G smartphones from popular manufacturers of Android devices.

Screen, body and battery

The most important thing you need to know about the case and form factor Sony Xperia 1 III. The body is quite compact and the screen occupies almost all of its area from edge to edge (from 80% to 90% of the area of the case). The case is protected from water and dust, you can safely use your smartphone in a few extreme situations (for example, during rain or in the bathroom, taking a shower). On the front side of the case is located huge OLED-screen with diagonal 6.5″ and with refresh rate 120 Hz. At the same time, a battery with a capacity of 4 500 mAh.

Main camera and selfie camera

The main camera has several modules (smartphones with four cameras): 12 MP Wide + 12 MP Telephoto + 12 MP UltraWide + 0.3 MP TOF 3D camera and, as usual, it is located on the back of the smartphone. When a smartphone camera has multiple lenses, it allows zooming with high image quality. You can also take photos with the Bokeh effect. This is an effect where the background is blurred and the subject in the foreground stands out very nicely. It’s better to see it once than hear about it a hundred times, so look at examples of photos from this smartphone. The frontcamera at Sony Xperia 1 III has one module: 8 MP Wide. And this, of course, is not much. There are smartphones with a good selfie-camera. This model has a front camera as usual at the top of the screen, like 99.9% of all smartphones. But, if this makes you bored, then we can offer smartphones with pop-up front camera. In these models, the front camera is located inside the body and goes up only when you activate the front camera mode. It sounds interesting, but how convenient it is and how long this mechanism will work is not yet clear.

Processor and Internal Memory

After a lot of leaks, we now know all characteristics of the Sony Xperia 1 III. The smartphone received 8-core processor on the chipset Snapdragon 888 (5 nm). RAM is built-in 12 GB.

But the most interesting is the built-in memory of 256 GB and plus another option for 512 GB. Looking for memory cards? There is a special slot for card format microSDXC.

Price for Sony Xperia 1 III: buy or not to buy?

The smartphone Sony Xperia 1 III got into our price segment “Flagships smartphones from $500” and began to be sold in May 2021 at a price of $1325. Evaluation of the characteristics, probably, you have already folded, and if not, here is our result. Sony Xperia 1 III is a very smart smartphone with a huge screen and a conventional main camera, and the front camera did not turn out super cool. And to all this we add that the battery is of high capacity.

Is it worth buying now this model of the smartphone, we are talking about our status “Droid-or-Junk”. Of course, at the beginning of sales, almost every smartphone becomes a Droid, and we advise buying such models. But over time, the situation is changing, no one updates the Android version in the smartphone, and in six months or a year this smartphone can already become a Junk. In this case, we advise you to go to the DROID smartphones page in our catalog, where we always show the most current models on sale for today. There are variants from different price segments, so you will have plenty to choose from.

Photos from the rumors

Rumors about Sony Xperia 1 III

[EN] Sony Xperia 1 III | Impressive Camera & Gaming Upgrade

[EN] Sony’s New Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III Smartphones

[EN] Sony Xperia 1 III hands on

[EN] Sony Xperia 1 III camera sample photos

[EN] Unboxing Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III with Dom O’Brien

[EN] Sony Xperia 1 III Vs Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra |Camera Test

30 April 2021
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