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Sony Xperia 1 III

Announced: April 2021.OS: Android 11 → 12. VDRD-summary: We advise you to buy!
Starting price of $1325 after the release dropped by 40% and now the average price is $800. Starting price of 81 991 ₽ after the release dropped by 40% and now the average price is 49 504 ₽. Starting price of 48 893 ₴ after the release dropped by 40% and now the average price is 29 520 ₴.
Status: Almost gone.
  • 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
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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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Important update: this model is updated to Android version 12.
Check the availability of the update version in your region on the manufacturer’s website.

Android version and market relevance

Dual-smartphone Sony Xperia 1 III introduced a company Sony in April 2021. It has Android version 11, which if you want, you can update to version 12. This new smartphone has also received support for high-speed 5G networks so that you can watch very high-quality 4K or even 8K videos on YouTube, play online games and not feel any inconvenience associated with the slow speed of mobile Internet.

Well, what can I say, Sony Xperia 1 III is a smartphone of 2021 with fairly normal characteristics, which is located in our price segment “Flagships smartphones from $500”.

Screen, body and battery

Good Sony Xperia 1 III battery received a volume of 4 500 mAh. In this case, the smartphone has huge touchscreen OLED with diagonal 6.5″ and with refresh rate 120 Hz. And besides, the front panel is 80-90% occupied by the touchscreen.

The thickness of such a body with a screen from edge to edge is 8.2 mm. This is a very thick case, we advise you to look in our catalog smartphones with thin cases, which fit comfortably in your hand.

The case Sony Xperia 1 III has a dust and water protection. Today this feature has already become the standard. Since 2017, more and more smartphones are manufactured with the protection of the enclosure in accordance with IP67, IP68, etc.

Main camera and selfie camera

A few words about the cameras that have Sony Xperia 1 III. The main camera, located on the back, received several modules (smartphones with four cameras): 12 MP Wide + 12 MP Telephoto + 12 MP UltraWide + 0.3 MP TOF 3D camera. And by the way, the camera’s multiple lenses are an interesting feature. What does it give you? Additional modules also take a picture during the «shutter release». And then the smartphone, using special algorithms, processes images from all cameras to optimize and improve the final photo. And with several cameras, you can shoot more interesting photos, for example, with the bokeh effect (this is when the subject in the foreground is in focus, and the background is blurred). The main camera we would rate her 3 out of 5, because at the moment there are cameraphones with much better cameras.

The frontcamera is also in Sony Xperia 1 III. It is located in front of the screen and has one module: 8 MP Wide. These characteristics for qualitative selfies it will be not enough, therefore we advise to look others selfie smartphones in our catalog. This model does not really stand out in terms of body design (in the context of the front camera). Therefore, I would like to tell you that there are smartphones with pop-up front camera. How it works? The front camera is located inside the body and slides up only when you activate the front camera mode. You take a selfie photo or video, exit the «Camera» application and the camera panel begins to slide down into the body. Everything is simple and interesting enough.

Processor and Internal Memory

The smartphone performance is affected by a lot of factors, and even more so on the android-smartphone, where the developer of the Android operating system and the device manufacturer are absolutely different companies and each develops with its strategy in the market. As a result, in the smartphone you get a hodgepodge: it′s like a “clean” Android, but with a shell from the manufacturer; as though only the necessary applications, but also many unnecessary from the manufacturer. Very often Android-installed apps by default, which you do not even use, are still running and working, they occupy part of the RAM and processor time of your smartphone. This slows the work of other applications and the battery charge is wasted.

So, in Sony Xperia 1 III is installed 8-core processor on the chipset Snapdragon 888 (5 nm). As for RAM, the memory module is used here 12 GB.

You can store your photos, videos, music and applications both on the built-in smartphone memory, and on memory cards microSDXC. The manufacturer releases several versions of this smartphone with different memory sizes: 256/512 GB. Before buying, be sure to decide how many gigabytes you need.

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

In May 2021 begin sales of a new smartphone Sony Xperia 1 III. The manufacturer said the price of $1325 without taxes and fees. And what we get for this money, let′s summarize all the main characteristics. The smartphone has a huge touch screen, a normal main camera, a weak front camera, a very good battery and a cherry on the cake is a powerful processor.

As a result, in 2021 this was a good smartphone in terms of price-performance ratio, and now we advise you to see other smartphones from the same price segment “Flagships smartphones from $500” or go to DROID smartphones page, where we always keep the current (Android OS) models of smartphones on sale. And before buying, we always advise you to go to an offline electronics store to hold the smartphone in your hands and be sure that you like it. Why do we advise so? Because creating this catalog of smartphones and filling it with photos of models, we are very well aware of the differences between beautiful selling photos from real smartphones, which then the buyers hold in their hands.

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

10 January 2022
Android 12 update now available for Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III
Android 12 update now available for Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III

These flagship models were announced in April 2021. If you use these devices, then go to the smartphone settings, select the Software Update section. If there is a notification about the availability of firmware 61.1.A.1.149, then you can safely download it (3.23 GB) and upgrade to the new version of Android 12.

30 April 2021
New Sony products in April 2021
New Sony products in April 2021

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