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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 photographers

For mobile gamers

For audiophiles

For cinephiles

For cinematographers

For performance

For photographers

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

For cinephiles

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 display 9, 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.

Professional-grade display

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.

For mobile gamers

A wider view. Advantage you.

With its 21:9 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.

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.

Overheating Prevention

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

For audiophiles

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.

For cinematographers

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.

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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.
Intelligent wind filter [1] OFF [2] ON.

For performance

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.

Frosted black

Frosted purple

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.

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.

Designed with the environment in mind

Learn more about energy-saving features and our commitment to the environment for a more sustainable future.