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Updated January 10, 2024·

If you prioritize a better camera and are interested in photography, the iPhone 14 Pro might be your better option; it has a higher camera quality compared to the Xperia 1 III, with both still photo and video aspects noted to be superior. However, the Xperia 1 III offers a 3.5mm headphone jack, a dedicated shutter button, and expandable storage via an SD card, which might appeal if you prefer these features or have a collection of wired headphones and need extra storage. Both phones have premium pricing, but with the Xperia 1 III being the more expensive choice, consider if these additional features are worth the extra expense. Keep in mind the operating systems too, as the iPhone runs on iOS and the Xperia on Android, which might influence your decision based on your preference for app availability and user interface. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Apple iPhone 14 Pro
  • Excellent for taking photos
  • Best in class for recording videos
  • Good battery life
  • Best in class performance
Advantages of the Sony Xperia 1 III
  • The Sony Xperia 1 III has no clear advantages over the Apple iPhone 14 Pro.

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

9.2
iPhone 14 Pro
Xperia 1 III
6.0
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro has excellent overall camera quality, while the Sony Xperia 1 III has only fair overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

9.1
iPhone 14 Pro
Xperia 1 III
5.9
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro takes excellent photos, while the Sony Xperia 1 III takes poor photos.

Video Quality

9.5
iPhone 14 Pro
Xperia 1 III
6.0
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro takes best in class videos, while the Sony Xperia 1 III takes only fair videos.

Battery

7.3 Hours
iPhone 14 Pro
Xperia 1 III
5.6 Hours
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro has 7.3 hours of battery life. The Sony Xperia 1 III has 5.6 hours of battery life.

Screen Size

The Apple iPhone 14 Pro has a screen size of 6.1 inches and the Sony Xperia 1 III is 6.5 inches.

Cost

$900
iPhone 14 Pro
Xperia 1 III
$1,298
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The Apple iPhone 14 Pro has a price of $900 and the Sony Xperia 1 III costs $1,298.
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How the Apple iPhone 14 Pro and the Sony Xperia 1 III compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Apple iPhone 14 ProSony Xperia 1 III
Apple iPhone 14 ProSony Xperia 1 III

GENERAL

Price
$900
$1,298
Brand
AppleSony
Operating System
iOSAndroid
Release Date
September 16, 2022August 25, 2021

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.1"6.5"
Resolution
2556 x 11793840 x 1644
Variable refresh rate
YesNo
Pixels Per Inch
460643
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
A16SD888
Internal Storage
128 GB256 GB
RAM
6 GB12 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
9.2/106/10
Photos Score
9.2/105.9/10
Videos Score
9.5/106/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, TelephotoMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
48 megapixels + OIS12 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
7.3 Hours5.6 Hours
Battery Capacity
3200 mAh4500 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoNo

PHYSICAL

Size
5.81" x 2.81"6.5" x 2.8"
Weight
7.27 oz5.93 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.35.2
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 53, 66, 70, 71, 77, 78, 79, 258, 260, 261 (SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 70, 77, 78, 79 (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
Deep Purple, Gold, Silver, Space BlackBlack
Stock Android
N/AYes
SD Card
NoYes

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Apple iPhone 14 Pro

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Tom's Guide

Jordan Palmer | March 2023
"I am confident in saying that, based on my usage and time with the device, the iPhone 14 Pro is the best phone Apple’s made. It’s powerful, has amazing cameras, sports a beautiful display, and the notch is dead. It’s hard to think of anything truly wrong with this device and it’s perfect for people tired of giant handsets."

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."

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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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