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Xperia 1 III
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Updated January 10, 2024·

If camera quality is paramount, the Sony Xperia 1 V has an overall better camera system, which reflects in both still photo and video quality. However, the Xperia 1 III is no slouch and still offers a solid camera experience. For those who prioritize longer battery life, the Xperia 1 V offers significantly more hours of use per charge compared to the Xperia 1 III. Both devices share the same screen size and high refresh rate, but if you're after a newer processor and overall performance, the Xperia 1 V comes with a more advanced chipset. Despite the Xperia 1 V typically commanding a higher price, it does bring tangible improvements in camera, battery, and performance, which might justify the extra cost for some users. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Sony Xperia 1 III
  • Best in class display quality
Advantages of the Sony Xperia 1 V
  • Very good battery life

Key differences

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Overall Camera Quality

6.0
Xperia 1 III
Xperia 1 V
7.1
The Sony Xperia 1 V has good overall camera quality, while the Sony Xperia 1 III has only fair overall camera quality.

Photo Quality

5.9
Xperia 1 III
Xperia 1 V
6.8
The Sony Xperia 1 V takes only fair photos, while the Sony Xperia 1 III takes poor photos.

Battery

5.6 Hours
Xperia 1 III
Xperia 1 V
8.2 Hours
The Sony Xperia 1 III has 5.6 hours of battery life. The Sony Xperia 1 V has 8.2 hours of battery life.

Cost

$1,298
Xperia 1 III
Xperia 1 V
$1,198
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$600

$800

$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

The Sony Xperia 1 III has a price of $1,298 and the Sony Xperia 1 V costs $1,198.
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Key similarities

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Video Quality

6.0
Xperia 1 III
Xperia 1 V
6.4
The Sony Xperia 1 V and Sony Xperia 1 III both have only fair videos.

Screen Size

The Sony Xperia 1 III has a screen size of 6.5 inches and the Sony Xperia 1 V is 6.5 inches.

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How the Sony Xperia 1 III and the Sony Xperia 1 V compare to other phones

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Spec Comparison

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Sony Xperia 1 IIISony Xperia 1 V
Sony Xperia 1 IIISony Xperia 1 V

GENERAL

Price
$1,298
$1,198
Brand
SonySony
Operating System
AndroidAndroid
Release Date
August 25, 2021May 28, 2023

SCREEN

Screen Size
6.5"6.5"
Resolution
3840 x 16443840 x 1644
Variable refresh rate
NoNo
Pixels Per Inch
643643
Display Type
OLEDOLED

INTERNAL

Processor
SD888SD8G2
Internal Storage
256 GB256 GB
RAM
12 GB12 GB

CAMERA

Overall Camera Quality Score
6/107.1/10
Photos Score
5.9/106.8/10
Videos Score
6/106.4/10
Rear Cameras
Main, Ultrawide, TelephotoMain, Ultrawide, Telephoto
Main Camera
12 megapixels + OIS48 megapixels + OIS

BATTERY

Battery Life
5.6 Hours8.2 Hours
Battery Capacity
4500 mAh5000 mAh
Wireless Charging
YesYes
Wireless charging Speed
15 W15 W
Reverse wireless charging
NoYes (5 watts)

PHYSICAL

Size
6.5" x 2.8"6.5" x 2.8"
Weight
5.93 oz6.60 oz
Back Material
GlassGlass
Stereo Speakers
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

Dual SIM
YesYes
Bluetooth Version
5.25.3
A2DP
YesYes
WiFi Version
66e
NFC
YesYes
US 5G Bands
(SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78(SA/NSA/Sub6)1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78

OTHER FEATURES

Biometric unlock
Fingerprint sensor: SideFace unlock, Fingerprint sensor: Side
Unlockable Bootloader
NoNo
Color
BlackBlack
Stock Android
YesYes
SD Card
YesYes

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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."

Sony Xperia 1 V

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Will Sattelberg | June 2023
"The Sony Xperia 1 V is unlike anything else you'll find on the market today. With an ultra-tall 4K OLED panel, a textured glass back for added grip, and all of the manual controls Alpha fans could ask for, this is nothing like modern Android flagships — something that might win over some old-school smartphone fans."

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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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