Sony Xperia 1 III: Stand out from the Crowd

Sony is making phones for over 2 decades now. In the current era of the smartphone market, Sony has been struggling with its mobile division. but unlike LG, Sony isn’t throwing their towels yet. Instead, they are making some incredibly exceptional smartphones with some crazy features, Only Sony can provide to the smartphone industry.

Sony has announced their latest flagship Sony Xperia 1 III, which comes with some exceptional features. It comes with a world-first smartphone to have a 4K HDR OLED display that can do a 120Hz refresh rate. Sony providing a uniquely immersive viewing experience with this smartphone. Unlike others with dynamic Refresh Rate, Xperia 1 III screen is locked at 120Hz. To be honest, it’s hard to find the difference between the 4K and QHD display. Nonetheless, it’s good to have a 4K display with a 120Hz Refresh Rate.

Sony Xperia 1 III: Camera

Let’s talk about cameras now, this smartphone is co-developed with the engineers behind the Sony latest Alpha 9 series cameras. known for their industry-leading autofocus technology. The Camera in Sony Xperia 1 III supports Real-Time Tracking technology for accurate shots of moving subjects.

It comes with a triple camera with providing continuous Auto Focus on moving subjects. All thanks to Sony’s unique telephoto system, which provides Fast Auto Focus even at extended focal lengths. This smartphone also has a world-first variable telephoto camera. It comes with a periscope zoom camera module like the one we found on Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. However, the lens elements inside can move to change the focal length to either 70mm or 105mm for optical zoom. This is the same feature as Samsung S21 Ultra but without using two separates telephoto sensors. With these versatile lens options, Xperia 1 III provides a variety of shots. Also similar to the Xperia Pro, this smartphone can be used as an external monitor for a dedicated camera. Check out some camera snapshots from this device.


For Audiophiles, Xperia 1 III delivers a truly authentic listing experience, whether in headphones or the built-In high-quality stereo speakers. For unmatched audio experience, this smartphone features Full-Stage stereo speakers built into the front of the phone just like previous Xperia models. Overall, we are getting immersive audio whether you’re watching movies or enjoying your favorite playlist.

This device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor with 12 GB of RAM. it is based on the latest Android 11 and is powered by a 4500mAh battery with wireless charging. Also, it features IP68 rating dust and water protection for some certain levels.

Sony Xperia 1 III: Design

For Look and feel, Xperia 1 III comes with the same but unique design we have seen on previous Xperia series. It’s tall and narrow, with lots of glossy black and small curves on all the angles. At first glance, the phone looks identical to the original Xperia 1.

This time we are going to notice some bezels at the top and bottom of the display. but those small bezels are there for a good reason since they house the world’s first front-facing stereo speakers on a smartphone to offer 360 Reality Audio, producing 40% more output than the previous model.

To be honest, even though the phone looks dated or we can say similar as we have seen on the previous Xperia Series. It stands out from the crowd of same-looking Android phones out there.

Sony hasn’t given out any details on the pricing or the availability in India for Xperia 1 III. However, let’s take a look at the specifications of the Sony Xperia 1 III. also, check out the official page from Sony.

Sony Xperia 1 III Full Specifications


ModelXperia 1 III
Release date14th April 2021 (Global)
Launched in IndiaNot yet released
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)165.00 x 71.00 x 8.20
Weight (g)187.00
IP ratingIP68
Battery capacity (mAh)4500
Fast chargingProprietary
Wireless chargingYes
ColoursFrosted Black, Frosted Grey, Frosted Purple


Screen size (inches)6.50
Resolution1644×3840 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio21:9


Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 888
Internal storage256GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)1000


Rear camera12-megapixel (f/1.7) + 12-megapixel (f/2.3-2.8) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2)
No. of Rear Cameras3
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera8-megapixel (f/2.0)
No. of Front Cameras1


Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes
BluetoothYes, v 5.20
USB Type-CYes
Number of SIMs2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM TypeNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes


Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorYes