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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you want a phone with a larger screen and a higher refresh rate that makes for smoother scrolling and animation, consider the Sony Xperia 1 III, but keep in mind it comes with a higher price tag than the iPhone 11. The Xperia also boasts better resolution, which can result in sharper images. It has a significantly larger battery which could lead to longer battery life, and offers a more advanced camera setup with higher quality photography capabilities, especially with features like a 120fps video recording and a dedicated shutter button. Meanwhile, the iPhone 11 is a more budget-friendly option with a capable camera that nevertheless falls short of the Xperia's, and its screen is slightly smaller with a standard refresh rate. It also has a smaller battery, potentially resulting in shorter battery life. Lastly, the operating system is a key difference: the iPhone 11 runs iOS, which is known for its simplicity and seamless integration with other Apple products, whereas the Xperia 1 III uses Android, offering more customization opportunities. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

6.6
iPhone 11
Xperia 1 III
6.0
The Apple iPhone 11 and Sony Xperia 1 III both have only fair overall camera quality, though the Apple iPhone 11 has somewhat better overall camera quality.

Video Quality

6.8
iPhone 11
Xperia 1 III
6.0
The Apple iPhone 11 and Sony Xperia 1 III both have only fair videos, though the Apple iPhone 11 takes somewhat better videos.

Battery

7.1 Hours
iPhone 11
Xperia 1 III
5.6 Hours
The Apple iPhone 11 has 7.1 hours of battery life. The Sony Xperia 1 III has 5.6 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 11 has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Sony Xperia 1 III is 6.5 inches.

Cost

$271
iPhone 11
Xperia 1 III
$1,298
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How the Apple iPhone 11 and the Sony Xperia 1 III compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 11Sony Xperia 1 III
Apple iPhone 11Sony Xperia 1 III

GENERAL

Price
$271
$1,298
Brand
AppleSony
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 20, 2019August 25, 2021

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.5"
Resolution
1792 x 8283840 x 1644
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
326643
Display Type
LCDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A13SD888
Internal Storage
64 gb256 gb
RAM
4 gb12 gb

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
6.7/106/10
Photos Score
6.2/105.9/10
Videos Score
6.8/106/10
Rear Cameras
Main, UltrawideMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.1 hours5.6 hours
Battery Capacity
3110 mah4500 mah
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
7.5 w15 w
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
5.94" x 2.98"6.5" x 2.8"
Weight
6.84 oz5.93 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.05.2
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
N/A(SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Face unlockFingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
Black, White, Green, Purple, Red, YellowBlack
Stock Android
N/AYes
SD Card
NoYes

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better CameraApple iPhone 11
Better BatteryApple iPhone 11
Better ScreenSony Xperia 1 III

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Apple iPhone 11

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Tom's Guide

Mark Spoonauer | September 2021
"The iPhone 11 delivers superb cameras, fast performance and excellent battery life, making it the iPhone to buy for many people. The cameras are very good, thanks to an ultra-wide lens and a Night mode for better low-light performance. This device also has IP68-rated water resistance, which means that it can withstand 2 meters of water for 30 minutes, and is one of the best waterproof phones out there."

Sony Xperia 1 III

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James Peckham | August 2021
"For those who enjoy Sony’s Android phones, or who want a top-tier smartphone with a versatile camera, a beautiful screen and strong battery life, this is a great choice. If your budget can stretch to it, and you're a fan of its looks, it could be a great option."

About Apple

The tech giant called Apple is synonymous with the most popular smartphone in the world: the iPhone. Known for their build quality and aesthetics, as well as for their excellent integration between hardware and software, iPhones have defined the smartphone industry ever since their conception and they continue to do so by setting new industry standards. Apple's own operating system, called iOS, is known for its simplicity and ease of use, and the company tends to complement it well by creating devices with some of the most powerful processing hardware available in the mobile world. The iPhone is also known for its robust ecosystem of accessories, as it facilitates a very seamless experience when interacting with other Apple products, more so than most of its competitors.

About Sony

Sony has had a long history in the mobile market, entering the scene all the way back in 1993 with its first commercially available phone, the CM-H333. Nowadays, their Xperia line of phones provide well-rounded and sometimes expensive devices with a focus on camera software that includes extensive support for manual tweaking of settings. Sony's dedication to audio quality is also evident in its smartphones, which often feature high-resolution audio support while also being one of the few remaining manufacturers that consistently provide headphone jacks in their phones. The company's version of Android is also considered to be close to stock, enabling a bloatware-free experience for its users.

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