Xperia 1 III - 5G10 smartphone with 120Hz 6.5” 21:9 4K HDR OLED Display1 and triple camera array with four optical focal lengths
- World’s first2 smartphone with 120Hz1 6.5” 4K HDR OLED display
- World´s first2 smartphone with variable tele lens and Dual PD sensor
- World’s first2 smartphone with 360 Reality Audio4 through its speakers
- Triple camera with four focal lengths and Real-time AF tracking5
- Win with Game Enhancer’s custom display, audio and mic. settings
- Evolved Full-stage front facing stereo speakers – 40% louder6
- 360 Spatial Sound up-mixes stereo music into immersive experiences
- Use as high-quality external monitor7 and live stream30 from your camera
- IP65/68 water resistance8 and Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™ display9
- 5G connectivity and speed10; Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform11
- Long 4500mAh battery life charges up to 50% capacity in 30 minute12
- Outstanding ZEISS® quality lenses calibrated specifically for Xperia
- Dedicated ergonomic shutter button with embossed finish
- Large 1/1.7" backside illuminated stacked Exmor RS image sensor13
- Photos up to 20fps with AF/AE tracking up to 60 times per sec.3
- Focus fast with Dual Photo Diode AF and 3D iToF sensors3
- AI Super Resolution technology delivers quality digital zoom images
- Photo Pro inspired by Alpha for manual control and quick snapshots
- Cinematography Pro “powered by CineAlta” for advanced video rec.14
- Shoot stunning slow-motion movie in 4K HDR up to 120fps15
- Intelligent wind filter records video with better audio
- Optical SteadyShot™ with FlawlessEye™16 for stable movie recording
- 3.5mm audio jack with superior circuitry enhances clarity and volume
- Dolby Atmos®17 delivers a multi-dimensional surround sound experience
- Superior High-Resolution Audio, High-Res. Audio Wireless18 and LDAC
- X1™ for mobile based on technology from BRAVIA® TV
- 10-bit equivalent display19 for smooth color without banding
- Accurate color reproduction from white point display calibration
- Game winning display; 120Hz1 21:9 CinemaWide™1 with 240Hz Motion blur20
- Share your win. High quality game recording and Rewind Time rec.
- Heat Suppression Power Control while charging during gameplay
- Take control of gaming with DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller21
- Wireless charging with battery share function
Xperia 1 III
Speed and beyond
The Xperia 1 III combines its predecessor's remarkable AF speed with new optics reaching up to 105 mm. Together with the astonishing 4K HDR OLED 120Hz refresh rate display, 1 and exceptional audio and gaming, this is a smartphone that goes above and beyond your expectations.
Experience breathtaking speed in everything you do
Speed is at the very heart of the Xperia 1 III experience—from the immersive 4K HDR OLED display with its rapid 120Hz refresh rate 1 to the triple lens camera which features fast AF even when shooting extended telephoto.
For mobile gamers
Professional technology from Alpha cameras
The Xperia 1 III was co-developed with the engineers behind the latest Alpha 9 series cameras, renowned for their industry-leading autofocus technology, and with input from professional photographers, who helped tune the technology and refine the photographic experience and results. Key features include fast AF in all three cameras, plus Real-Time Tracking technology for accurate shots of moving subjects.
Outstanding ZEISS quality in your Xperia®
ZEISS optics calibrated specifically for your Xperia® smartphone. The ZEISS® T* coating contributes to exquisite rendering and contrast by reducing reflections.
Four versatile lens options to unleash your creativity
Expand your creative possibilities with four versatile lenses in a triple camera and fast, accurate AF across all cameras. Thanks to Dual PDAF sensors, Continuous AF keeps focus on moving subjects, while Sony's unique telephoto system supports fast AF even at extended focal lengths.
Lightning fast focus, even at long range
An optical telephoto lens up to 105 mm with fast AF lets you capture moving subjects even at a distance. Crucially, the two focal lengths are included in one telephoto module, complete with Dual PDAF sensors. So when you switch between 70 mm and 105 mm, the focal lens unit and the AF lens unit work in unison to focus fast.
A wealth of creative opportunities
With four versatile lens options, the Xperia 1 III puts a huge variety of shots within your reach.
Real-Time Tracking 2 keeps fast-moving subjects in focus
Now you can keep the most challenging moving subjects in precise focus. Using AI and a 3D iToF sensor to measure distance, Real-Time Tracking 2 can accurately detect and focus on a subject, then keep on tracking it even if it temporarily moves out of sight. To specify your subject, simply touch it on the Xperia 1 III display.
Capture unmissable moments
Combining quick-fire 20 fps burst shooting with 60 fps continuous AF/AE calculation, the Xperia 1 III lets you capture images you wouldn't think were possible with a smartphone.
Capture the previously impossible with up to 20 fps AF/AE 3
With up to 20 fps continuous burst shooting, complete with autofocus and auto exposure, you can capture countless moments in seconds.
Up to 60 times per second continuous AF/AE calculation 4
The Xperia 1 III continuously calculates autofocus and exposure up to 60 times per second. And with new algorithms for AF precision and performance, you'll get clear, in-focus shots of even fast-moving scenes.
Burst shooting with less image noise
Using continuous shooting in a low-light situation? Thanks to BIONZ X™ for mobile engine, the Xperia 1 III produces images with less noise than its predecessor when using burst mode in low light 2.
Experience Real-Time Eye AF—for humans and animals 5
Real-Time Eye AF lets you take stunning portraits, whether you're photographing people or animals. Even if your subject is on the move or one eye is covered, you'll capture memorable images full of energy and expression.
Photos with less noise in dark scenes
The Xperia 1 III has been designed to deliver great quality images even in low-light situations.
Great shots in low light
The Xperia 1 III has a larger sensor
6to capture more light, and BIONZ X™ for mobile to deliver outstanding results in all lighting conditions.
Get more clarity from a bigger sensor
Our 1/1.7" Exmor RS™ image sensor 6 has larger pixels, which receive more light for better image quality.
Better light sensitivity with BIONZ X for mobile engine
The BIONZ X® for mobile engine has a unique algorithm developed by Sony, for increased light sensitivity and images with less noise.
Fast AF with 3D iToF sensor
The Xperia 1 III features a 12 MP sensor, which offers reading speeds up to 3x faster than smartphone cameras with higher megapixel counts, and a 3D iToF sensor, which instantly calculates the distance between the camera and your subject. The result is fast, accurate autofocus in any scene.
Discover Photography Pro – inspired by Alpha
With Photography Pro on the Xperia 1 III, you'll find controls usually found on professional cameras on your phone. Using an interface inspired by Alpha cameras, you can choose manual controls or automatic settings and shoot in RAW. You can also enjoy new Basic mode for effortless shooting.
Complete creative control
If you've got a particular shot or effect in mind, Manual mode lets you fine-tune settings to suit your requirements. Just like a professional camera, you can adjust ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and more.
The Xperia 1 III lets you shoot in RAW format, which means you have all the original image data at your disposal. Unlike compressed image files like JPEGs, this gives you total control over the final results when it comes to editing and processing your shots.
For total convenience
Choose new Basic mode for fast access to a range of easy-to-use photography features including a touch shutter button, portrait orientation, Bokeh effect, Panorama, and more.
Dedicated shutter button
Just like a professional camera, the Xperia 1 III has a dedicated ergonomic shutter button, with an embossed finish for enhanced usability.
Digital zoom with uncompromising image quality
Unlike conventional digital zoom, which compromises image quality, the Xperia 1 III features new AI super resolution zoom, which uses Sony's AI processing to restore detail and definition to your pictures.
Create bokeh effects with basic mode
The Xperia 1 III makes it easy to capture striking images with artistic bokeh effects, adding another layer of creativity to your photography. 7
Capture smooth, stable video
The Xperia 1 III features the very latest Optical SteadyShot™ with FlawlessEye™ 8, which couples the image sensor's increased reading speed with Sony's original algorithm for optical image stabilization. The result is supremely smooth, shake-free video footage.
Discover even more photography features
To further enhance your photographic experience, you can use the Xperia 1 III remotely with your Alpha camera and as a professional-grade display.
Use your Xperia to control your Alpha camera
The Xperia 1 III is the perfect companion for Sony's Alpha cameras. Use it both as a separate display and as a remote control to adjust your settings and take photos wirelessly using the Imaging Edge™ Mobile app
Fine-tune white balance for perfect results
The display supports professional level reproduction, enabling you to see accurate colors as intended and photographed. It also lets you calibrate the color temperature to D50 or D55, both suitable for checking paper printing.
Immerse yourself in a 4K HDR OLED 120Hz refresh rate display
Boasting a stunning 4K HDR OLED 120Hz refresh rate 1 display, the Xperia 1 III offers a uniquely immersive viewing experience. And with no notches to interrupt your view on the 6.5" 21:9 CinemaWide™ display9, losing yourself in your favorite movies or TV shows has never been easier.
Professional level color reproduction
Experience unprecedented color accuracy with Creator mode "powered by CineAlta." Now featuring a specially calibrated D65 white point, it references the color reproduction of Sony professional color monitors used in leading Hollywood studio productions. So you can enjoy your favorite entertainment exactly as its creators intended.
Enjoy content as the creators intended
Now you can preset Creator mode "powered by CineAlta" as a default for your favorite content viewing apps. So you can enjoy your favorite TV shows and movies with colors reproduced exactly as the creators intended.
Smoother colors on screen
The Xperia 1 III features a 10 bit equivalent display (8 bit with 2 bit smoothing) that can display a wide range of colors without banding.
With a high contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, the Xperia 1 III can present deeper levels of black, while colors appear more natural. The D65 white point has been specially calibrated for higher accuracy and the display also supports professional level reproduction standards, with wide color space ITU-R BT.2020 10, as well as DCI-P3 with Illuminant D65.
Everything you watch, remastered to perfection
The X1™ for mobile engine brings BRAVIA HDR remaster technology to everything you watch. Even streaming content will have more contrast, color, and clarity.
Dolby Atmos® sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment 11
Watching a movie with Dolby Atmos® is an immersive experience, with multi-dimensional sound flowing above and around you. Now you can experience Dolby Atmos® sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment with headphones or the Full-Stage stereo speakers.
Ultra smooth scrolling
Thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate 1, the display offers incredibly smooth scrolling and seamless image transitions when you're browsing the Internet or navigating the menu.
For mobile gamers
A wider view. Advantage you.
With its 21:9 CinemaWide™ display 9 , the Xperia 1 III gives you a much wider view of the action—a major advantage in those close-fought contests.
Fluid motion with 120Hz
On the native 120Hz refresh rate display 12, fast-moving objects are rendered clearly for seriously smooth gameplay.
Experience blur-free action
With 240Hz motion blur reduction 12 the display updates the image an incredible 240 times per second for blur-free action.
Maintain peak performance with custom display settings
The Xperia 1 III lets you adjust white balance, so you can see the action more clearly and spot your opponents more easily. 12 It's more comfortable for your eyes too, so you can play for longer without feeling the strain.
Strike first in the dark
An invaluable new gaming feature, L-γ raiser (Low gamma raiser) makes it easier to see your opponents in the dark. 12 By enhancing image details in dark areas, it highlights your enemies without overexposing bright areas of the screen. So you can hit them before they hit you.
Improve gameplay with custom audio settings
Audio is another important element for immersive gaming, so the Xperia 1 III offers a number of features to make it as clear and defined as possible.
Hear your opponents coming
Audio equalizer lets you heighten sounds such as footsteps or gunshots, so you can hear your opponents coming and react before they do. 12
Clearer communication with your team
In team games, good communication is vital. So the Xperia 1 III features the Optimize V.C. microphone, which reduces background noise based on your chosen headset type 13. Meaning you and your teammates can hear each other loud and clear.
Gaming with almost no audio latency
The 3.5 mm audio jack lets you plug in your favorite gaming headset and enjoy in-game sound and chat with almost no audio latency.
Accuracy is everything
For those games where you need exceptional accuracy combined with fast fingers, the Xperia 1 III gives you the edge.
Precise and fast moves
The Xperia 1 III supports 240Hz touch scanning rate 12 —4x higher than the previous model—meaning the action happens exactly as you intended for precision control. And with fast touch response 12, the system recognizes your touch at the precise moment you intended.
No wrong moves
When the action is raging all around you, even tiny mistakes can be costly—so the Xperia 1 III lets you block the touch area on your display to avoid wrong moves.
Get in the zone
Determined to climb that leaderboard? The Xperia 1 III has a range of features to help make sure you're fully focused and ready to perform.
No distractions, just you and the game
Choose Competition mode to disable notifications, incoming calls, and other potential distractions so you can focus purely on your gameplay.
Find your ideal settings for gaming
Tune your performance and touch response, speed, and frame rate for improved gameplay. Or choose battery life mode to make sure your gaming time lasts as long as possible.
In-game help and tips
While you're playing, a handy side-view window lets you search for in-game tips and videos—ideal if you're struggling to complete a particular challenge or level.
Record and share your gameplay
The Xperia 1 III makes it incredibly simple to record and share your gaming highlights in high quality.
Never miss your best gaming moments
Whatever you're playing, R.T. record (Rewind time record) automatically prerecords 30 seconds of game footage. So you can easily rewind and capture key moments like match-winning plays, then share them online.
High-quality up to 120 fps game recording
Now you can relive your winning moments in all their glory thanks to high-quality recording in up to 120 fps.
Adjustable audio settings
To help you create gameplay videos to share online, Audio mixer lets you adjust voice volume and game volume separately for a balanced sound. And it lets you record at maximum volume even if you’re gaming at low volume on a headset.
Screenshot those big moments
Want to take a screenshot of a key moment or memorable victory? The Xperia 1 III is able to capture up to 600 images in 30 seconds, so it couldn't be simpler.
When using a charging cable for gaming, Heat Suppression power control powers the phone systems directly rather than charging the battery. This reduces thermal stress, helping to maintain gaming performance and keep your battery healthy for longer.
[A] OFF = high temperature [B] ON = low temperature
Optimized performance for gaming
The Xperia 1 III is optimized with Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ 14 for superior gaming performance.
Take control with a DUALSHOCK®4 controller
For even more fun on-the-go, you can connect your Xperia 1 III with a DUALSHOCK®4 controller 15 and play a range of Android games. 12
Hear music as it was meant to be heard
With audio tuned in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment, the Xperia 1 III has been engineered to deliver a truly authentic listening experience, whether you're using headphones or the built-in Full-Stage stereo speakers.
3.5 mm audio jack for ultimate sound quality
Thanks to improvements to materials and electronic components, the 3.5 mm audio jack on the Xperia 1 III not only offers convenience but also delivers high fidelity sound quality. Distortion is reduced, especially between mid and max volume, and that brings more realistic sound—with clear ensembles, smooth vocals, and deep basslines.
Experience 360 Reality Audio 16 —like you're there with the artist
Immerse yourself in sound all around you, as real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real. And with the Xperia 1 III, you can enjoy the experience through wired or wireless headphones or the built-in Full-Stage stereo speakers. 17
Turn your stereo music into immersive 360 Spatial Sound
If the music source you’re listening to is 2-channel stereo, then new 360 Spatial Sound comes into play. It enables the Xperia 1 III to upmix your favorite stereo tracks into an immersive sound experience, in real time. The technology works with local audio files and streaming services to further enhance your listening experience. 18
Upgrade your experience with personalization
With selected Sony headphones 19 and the Sony | Headphones Connect app, you can enjoy a custom immersive musical field by analyzing your individual ear shape using the camera on your Xperia.
Enhanced speakers for superior listening
Improved speaker design is a key element of the outstanding Xperia 1 III listening experience.
Full-Stage stereo speakers for more powerful sound
The Xperia 1 III features Full-Stage stereo speakers built into the front of the phone that are more powerful 20 than the previous model's. Whether you're watching videos or playing music, you'll enjoy immersive, high-quality sound.
New speaker box structure for vibration-free sound
The Xperia 1 III features a new speaker box structure, which has been designed both to improve sound pressure and eliminate vibration.
Improve the quality of all your music with AI
DSEE Ultimate enhances the quality of all your digital music, using AI to automatically improve audio frequency and dynamic range in real time. Both high and low ranges are improved, taking each track close to High-Resolution Audio quality. It works with wired or wireless headphones 21, on local files and even streaming services. 22
Music with quality and detail as the artist intended
With High-Resolution Audio or High-Resolution Audio Wireless 23 via LDAC, you can hear music that reproduces the full range of sound, with dynamics and detail just as the artists intended.
Get 3 months of TIDAL free with the Xperia 1 III
The Xperia 1 III is designed for 360 Reality Audio with unique hardware decoding to optimize sound quality when listening to music on TIDAL 24. And new TIDAL subscribers will get 3 months of TIDAL Hi-Fi free when they buy an Xperia 1 III, including the 360 Reality Audio experience.
Cinematography Pro "powered by CineAlta" – 21:9 movie recording 25
Record movies with similar parameters and color settings to the professionals. Expertise from our Digital Cinema Camera engineers, Look color management presets, 21:9 ratio, 4K HDR, 120 fps slow-motion, and 24, 25, 30, and 60 fps give you all the tools you need.
Realize your vision with cinematic color settings
Eight different color settings let you bring the mood of different cinema styles to your videos. These include VENICE CS, inspired by our professional camera CineAlta VENICE, which features smooth color gradation and a softer, lower contrast curve for a classic cinematic look that's perfect for drama productions.
Four versatile lenses give you more creative options
With its four versatile lens options up to 105mm, you can expand your repertoire of shots and take your cinematography to the next level.
Shoot stunning slow-motion in 4K HDR 120 fps 26
Capture high-quality slow-motion footage in 4K HDR 120 fps to create dramatic and expressive moments.
Record clear sound, free from wind noise
The Xperia 1 III includes our industry-leading audio separation technology for highly-effective wind filtering.
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Streamlining the filmmaking process
The Xperia 1 III features a range of UI improvements designed specifically with movie makers in mind.
Check remaining recording time
To help you control your workflow, you can easily check how much free memory is remaining and how much recording time is still available.
Easy access to recording settings info
The Xperia 1 III lets you easily check which parameters you used on a particular clip so you can apply them to other projects. Each clip's parameter details now include resolution, FPS, Look, lens, stabilizer, WB, ISO, Shutter angle/speed, focus, and audio level.
Keep tabs on audio levels
Now it's easier to check the audio level meter and know when the audio has exceeded the peak, with the Max level indicator continuing to display for 0.5 seconds.
Easily access and play back your clips
To review and organize your footage, you can easily access and play back clips using simple swipe movements.
All the speed you need
Combining 5G and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity with the latest Qualcomm® Mobile Platform and innovative battery technologies, the Xperia 1 III raises the bar for smartphone performance.
Next generation 5G connectivity 27
For uncompromised high-quality downloads and streaming of even high resolution files, the Xperia 1 III can deliver a super-fast 5G connection.
With Wi-Fi 6 28 you get a better connection—with higher speed, lower latency, and improved connectivity management when multiple devices are on the same network.
Smart connectivity takes Xperia’s deep learning technology that utilizes Sony's Neural Network Libraries and analyzes Wi-Fi signals to predict near-future connectivity issues. The Xperia 1 III assesses the quality of available Wi-Fi before connecting so there's no more grabbing Wi-Fi that doesn't work. If it predicts any compromise in Wi-Fi connection quality, it uses your mobile data instead. With Xperia, you’re always on the best connection available.
Experience the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform 29
The Xperia 1 III is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform to deliver the premium experiences you deserve. Make the most of the Xperia 1 III as a professional-quality camera, intelligent personal assistant, and elite gaming rig—all connected with truly global 5G multi-gigabit speeds.
A battery you can rely on
With a 4.500mAh battery on board, the Xperia 1 III offers plenty of power to keep you going through the day while a range of charging features helps maximize convenience and prolong battery life.
Up to 50% charge in just 30 minutes
When you need to give your battery a boost, you can fast charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes with the included charger XZQ-UC1.
A healthy battery, even after 3 years of use 30
Our charging technologies keep your battery healthy for longer. Battery care keeps your phone from overcharging, while Xperia Adaptive Charging monitors your phone as it charges, to make sure the battery isn't overworked.
1. Battery capacity, 2. Battery lifespan, 3. Normal charging
Reverse wireless charging for maximum convenience
Just put the Xperia 1 III on a wireless charger 31 to conveniently top up the battery. Thanks to the reverse wireless charging function, the Xperia 1 III can double as a charging pad for other devices too.
A unique look and feel
The Xperia 1 III combines tactile, high-quality materials with bold, distinctive design. From the frosted glass on the back to the blasted metal frame, it's an irresistible blend of form and function.
A statement in style
The Xperia 1 III is available in a choice of colors to suit your taste.
Water and dust resistant
For your peace of mind, the Xperia 1 III features IP65/68 32 water resistance and protection against dust.
Built to last
The Xperia 1 III display uses Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™, the toughest Gorilla® Glass yet—with improvement in both drop and scratch performance.
Multi-tasking made easy
With a range of handy multi-window features, the Xperia 1 III is tailor-made for multi-tasking.
Suppose you're playing a game or browsing the web but want to quickly reply to a message? With the pop-up window feature on the Xperia 1 III, you can easily handle the new task, then get right back to what you were doing.
Side sense and Sony | Headphones Connect
When the Xperia 1 III is paired with Sony headphones, you can easily access the Sony | Headphones Connect app using the Side sense menu.
See more and do more with Multi-window
The 21:9 CinemaWide™ screen easily divides into two sections—perfect for browsing the web and watching a video at the same time.
In Multi-Window mode you can quickly switch between your last used and recommended apps—making it faster to find the app you want in the top and bottom window.
Browse more, scroll less
The 21:9 CinemaWide™ display is longer than most screens, giving you more space for browsing, maps, videos, social networks, and more.
Easy content transfer from your old iPhone or Android device
The Xperia Transfer 2 app lets you transfer the content that matters from your old Android or iOS smartphone to your new Xperia 1 III 33. From photos, videos, and music to your contacts, calendar, call history, and messages (SMS/MMS)—transfer them quickly, safely, and easily.