Sony XPERIA 1 III Dual-SIM 256GB 5G Smartphone (Unlocked, Frosted Black)

Sony XPERIA 1 III Dual-SIM 256GB 5G Smartphone (Unlocked, Frosted Black)
Key Features
  • GSM / 4G LTE + 5G Compatible
  • North American Variant
  • Rear Triple 12MP Cameras & 3D iTOF
  • Wide, Ultra-Wide & 70/105mm Telephoto
For those serious about creating and enjoying mobile content, the frosted glass and blasted metal frame of the frosted black Sony XPERIA 1 III Dual-SIM 256GB 5G Smartphone is packed with technology for photographers, cinephiles, and gamers alike. Taking cues from their Sony Alpha cameras, the triple rear 12MP lenses, 3D iToF sensor, and ZEISS optics give you a wide range of imaging capabilities. You get ultra-wide and wide angle capabilities, as well as dual focal-length (70mm & 105mm) telephoto for close-up shots. Add in real-time tracking, SteadyShot 4K video, and low-light support, and you're still only scratching the surface of what this phone can do.
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Sony Xperia 1 III Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2GSM/4G LTE + 5G Wireless Connectivity
  • 3North American Variant / US Compatible 5G
  • 4Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
  • 5Real-Time Tracking
  • 6Burst Shooting
  • 7Low-Light Images
  • 8Sony Alpha-Inspired Interface
  • 9Sony Alpha Camera Compatible
  • 10Additional Photography Features
  • 11Creator Mode
  • 12Additional Cinephile Features
  • 13Record & Share Gaming Moments
  • 14Additional Mobile Gaming Features
  • 15Audio Features
  • 16Cinematographer Features
  • 17Software Features
  • 18Additional Features

For those serious about creating and enjoying mobile content, the frosted glass and blasted metal frame of the frosted black Sony XPERIA 1 III Dual-SIM 256GB 5G Smartphone is packed with technology for photographers, cinephiles, and gamers alike. Taking cues from their Sony Alpha cameras, the triple rear 12MP lenses, 3D iToF sensor, and ZEISS optics give you a wide range of imaging capabilities. You get ultra-wide and wide angle capabilities, as well as dual focal-length (70mm & 105mm) telephoto for close-up shots. Add in real-time tracking, SteadyShot 4K video, and low-light support, and you're still only scratching the surface of what this phone can do.

When gaming and viewing streaming TV and movies, the 6.5" 21:9 4K HDR OLED 120 Hz Display gives you a smooth and wide canvas to view more of your content in stunning quality. In fact, a Creator Mode allows the Xperia 1 III to achieve color accuracy to view content as creators intended. Gamers will enjoy the 120 Hz refresh rate and 240 Hz touch scanning rate for fast-paced action, as well as immersive Dolby Atmos audio support and the ability to easily capture and share impressive gaming achievements.

All of this and more is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform and 12GB of RAM. Featuring 256GB of storage space and a microSD slot with support for (optional) cards up to 1TB, there's plenty of storage space for your apps, images, and videos. When it comes to mobile connectivity, Sony delivers with 4G LTE and blazing fast Sub-6 5G access. You can also connect to local networks via Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) technology and utilize Sony's Smart Connectivity feature to ensure a stable connection.

GSM/4G LTE + 5G Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM & 5G (Sub-6) networks. 5G is a cellular network data protocol capable of extremely fast data speeds that rival, or surpass, that of wired broadband Internet providers. 5G speeds can vary considerably based on location, but on average, should have no problem streaming 4K video. As 5G upgrades over time, mobile AR and VR applications could become possible. The phone is backwards compatible with 4G LTE, 3G, and 2G data for locations that do not support 5G.
North American Variant / US Compatible 5G
The Xperia 1 III is a North American variant. It may be used in other parts of the world; however, 5G access may be limited or unsupported, depending on the network. Please choose your country/carrier above to confirm the network compatibility of this phone.
Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) allows you to lower your mobile costs when traveling while staying connected. Once your SIM cards are installed, you will be able to receive phone calls and text messages from either without needing to manually choose which one is active. When you want to make a call or send an SMS message, you can select the correct SIM card. When one SIM card is being used for a phone call, the other will not be active until you hang up. Operator charges may apply.
Real-Time Tracking
Combining continuous autofocus, AI, and the 3D iToF sensor to measure distance, you can track and shoot fast-moving subjects while taking clear images and video. Simply tap the screen to specify your subject.
Burst Shooting
Capture multiple in-focus and properly exposed images, even of fast-moving subjects, with Continuous AF/AE calculation at up to 60 fps and burst shooting at 20 fps.
Low-Light Images
Using the BIONZ X mobile engine and large 1/1.7" Exmor RS sensor, the Xperia 1 III can pull in more light and reduce noise for sharper images in low-light, even while burst shooting.
Sony Alpha-Inspired Interface
Inspired by their Sony Alpha cameras, Sony equipped the Xperia 1 III with a similar interface that's capable of a variety of automatic settings and manual controls, such as RAW shooting, Manual mode, and Basic mode. With Manual mode, you can adjust the ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and more. In Basic mode, you get a touch shutter button and the ability to alter portrait orientation, Bokeh effect, panorama, and more.
Sony Alpha Camera Compatible
If you own a Sony Alpha camera, you can utilize the Xperia 1 III as a secondary display or as a remote to adjust camera settings, such as fine-tuning white balance and calibrating color temperature to D50 or D55, and take photos wirelessly using the Imaging Edge Mobile app
Additional Photography Features
Enjoy fast autofocus on all 3 rear cameras with Dual PDAF sensors, even at extended focal lengths
Calibrated ZEISS optics with ZEISS T* coating for better image rendering and contrast by reducing reflections
Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals, even if one eye is covered or the subject is moving
Dedicated embossed shutter button to mimic a professional camera
AI super resolution zoom helps to deliver better detail and definition to zoomed in shots
Optical SteadyShot with FlawlessEye which combines AI and the image sensor to stabilize video for shake-free results
Creator Mode
Powered by CineAlta, this mode provides a specially calibrated D65 white point and references the color reproduction of professional Sony monitors to deliver precise color accuracy for your content. This mode can be set as the default for your content viewing apps, so your TV and movies are always viewed as the creator intended.
Additional Cinephile Features
X1 for mobile engine uses Sony Bravia HDR remaster technology to help give streaming content more contrast, color, and clarity
Dolby Atmos support for immersive, multi-dimensional sound through (optional) headphones or the Xperia's full-stage stereo speakers
10-bit equivalent color profile (8-bit with 2-bit smoothing) for a wide color range without banding
1,000,000:1 contrast ratio for deeper blacks and natural whites
ITU-R BT.2020 color space and DCI-P3 with Illuminant D65
Record & Share Gaming Moments
Use R.T. Record (Rewind Time Record) to automatically pre-record 30 seconds of game footage, so you can capture and share important and unexpectedly cool moments. You can record at up to 1080p at 120 fps for high-quality results. You can also capture up to 600 images in 30 seconds for the perfect screenshots. With Audio Mixer, you can adjust the voice and game volume separately for balanced sound. This also lets you record at max volume, even if you're playing at a lower volume through a headset.
Additional Mobile Gaming Features
240 Hz motion blur reduction
Adjust white balance to spot enemies more clearly and to reduce eye fatigue
240 Hz touch scanning rate supports fast tapping for precise control and responsiveness with fast-paced games
Block the touch area of the screen to avoid mistakes
Disable notifications, incoming calls, and other distractions with Competition Mode
Ability to tune the touch response, speed, and frame rate of games
Help maximize battery life for your game app with Battery Life Mode
Search for tips and videos in-game with a side-view window
L-y raiser (Low gamma raiser) enhances dark areas, helping you see enemies hiding in the shadows, but doesn't overexpose bright areas of the screen
Auto equalizer lets you adjust settings so you can heighten sounds, such as footsteps or gunshots
Optimize V.C. microphone reduces background noise so teammates can hear you more clearly
Use the 3.5mm jack with your favorite (optional) gaming headset
Heat Suppression powers the phone directly, letting you game while charging without overheating
Supports Sony's DUALSHOCK 4 controller
Audio Features
Full-Stage front-firing stereo speakers
Speaker box structure helps improve sound pressure and eliminate vibration
Integrated 3.5mm audio jack
Support for 360 Reality Audio
360 Spatial Sound lets you upmix 2-channel stereo to 360 sound
With select Sony headphones and the Sony Headphones app, you can customize your music field by using the camera to analyze your ear shape
Supports DSEE Ultimate, High-Resolution Audio, and High-Resolution Audio Wireless via LDAC
Cinematographer Features
Eight different color settings, including VENICE CS
Capture 120 fps slow motion footage in 4K
Audio separation technology for filtering wind noise
Optimize your workflow by seeing how much memory and recording time is left
Adjust each clip's settings, such as resolution, FPS, Look, lens, stabilizer, WB, ISO, shutter angle/speed, focus, and audio level
Integrated audio level meter
Swipe to quickly access and play back clips
Software Features
Pop-Up Window: Handle a quick task while doing something else, such as popping up a message for a quick reply while watching a video
Side Sense: If you pair (optional) Sony headphones to the Xperia 1 III, you can access the Sony Headphones Connect app via the Side Sense menu
Multi-Window: Utilize the large screen of the Xperia 1 III by dividing it into two sections to view two apps at the same time
Multi-Window Switch: While in Multi-Window mode, you can quickly switch between the last used and recommended apps
Xperia Transfer 2: This app makes it easy to transfer content from an old Android or iOS phone to the Xperia 1 III
Additional Features
4500mAh battery
Up to 50% recharge in 30 minutes with included quick charger
Xperia Adaptive Charging monitors the phone to help ensure the battery is not overworked during charging
Supports wireless charging
Supports reverse wireless charging, which lets the Xperia 1 III recharge other wireless charging-compatible devices
IP65/68 water and dust resistance
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus drop and scratch resistance
UPC: 095673870135

Sony Xperia 1 III Specs

Operating SystemAndroid 11
Memory12 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 888
Storage Capacity256 GB
Native Resolution3840 x 1644
Refresh Rate120 Hz (at Max Brightness)
Aspect Ratio21:9
Pixel Density643 ppi
Panel TypeOLED
Screen CoatingGorilla Glass Victus
Input/Output Connectors
Ports1 x USB-C (USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone
Speaker2 x Front-Facing
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC [1 TB Maximum]
SIM Card Slots1 x Nano SIM
1 x Nano SIM (Shared with Memory Card Slot)
GSM 2GGSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
GSM 3G/3.5GUMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
4G LTELTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 Bands
5G NRn1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78 Bands
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Camera System
Camera SystemRear
Wide: 12 MP 1/1.7”-Type Sensor with a 24mm f/1.7 Lens (82° FoV)
Ultra Wide: 12 MP 1/2.5"-Type Sensor with a 16mm f/2.2 Lens (124° FoV)
Telephoto: 12 MP 1/2.9"-Type Sensor with a 70mm f/2.3 Lens (34° FoV)
Wide: 8 MP 1/4"-Type Sensor with a f/2.0 Lens (78° FoV)
Camera FlashRear: 1 x LED
Focus TypeRear Ultra Wide/Wide/Telephoto: Phase-Detect Autofocus
Computational PhotographyMulti-Frame Dynamic Range Enhancement (HDR)

Multi-Camera Depth-of-Field Control (Portrait Mode)

Multi-Camera Noise Reduction (Night Mode)
Video RecordingRear
UHD 4K at up to 60 fps (120 fps in Slow-Mo Mode)
Biometric AuthenticationFingerprint
Water ResistanceResistant
IP RatingIPX8
Pointing DeviceNone
BatteryInternal Lithium-Ion (4500.0 mAh)
Wireless ChargingQi
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.8 x 6.5 x 0.3" / 7.1 x 16.5 x 0.8 cm
Weight6.6 oz / 187 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.5 x 3.6 x 2.2"

Sony Xperia 1 III Reviews

Impressive performance and features but...

By Getz
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-29

I bought it in late April 2022, impressed with its performance and features. The phone has stunning image quality without punched holes in the middle and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It also has a memory card expansion slot. Sony still needs to improve battery duration or battery capacity. Transferring SD card-encrypted content from the previous Xperia 1 II to the new one was a headache. After eight months of use, the fingerprint scanner started to fail (a couple of weeks after the Android 13 update). Sometimes it is undetected by the system, and other times, it worked fine for almost the whole day.

Sony and B&H have nailed it!

By Parin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-16

Got phone delivered in Canada within 2 business days! I also got great deal on it for Black Friday Sale. Online ordering was hassle-free and I must admire B&H for quick service. Received everything in great condition. Since I got good discount - personally, value for money is great for this phone - especially if one is looking to get features/options which are no longer provided by other phone manufacturers like charger in box, dual sim, expandable storage and headphone jack. Again small details like no notch and camera shutter button is worthy to be mentioned. Really appreciate Sony for providing all this. Pros- The best thing for me and I think an exceptional feature would be 4k 120hz display as I do watch lot of content on my phone. The sound quality is also quite good. I have had no major issues using the phone after 2 weeks of everyday usage. No connection issue for me on the network I use at all. Great camera (if you like to play around with it). Wonderful gaming experience as well! Decent battery will get me through at least a day with full charge. Issues- 1. Phone heats up slightly when using certain apps and while charging. 2. Bloat-ware in phone - I do not mind as we can remove/disable them but there will be certain pre-installed apps you might not want. 3. Average front camera and finger print reader. Most issues above are miniscule for me. I am highly impressed with Sony Xperia 1iii and B&H.

Good Device, MicroSD, Stereo Speakers, 4K120hz

By Justin2012
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-08

Great device, had it a year and a half almost. good cameras and awesome physical zoom, great stereo speakers, love the 4k and 120hz, smooth as butter and looks good, headphone jack is a plus, microSD is a plus, SD888 overheated when i first got the device, but firmware updates fixed that, battery life could be better, screen brightness could be better in the sun. other than that, i want Sony to keep doing 4k 120, keep doing stereo speakers, keep the microSD, and SD 8 series, keep the shutter button. I would like the Xperia 1 mk5 to have even better cameras, keep 4K 120hz, better battery life and keep the stereo Dolby Speakers, would probably upgrade to that next year.

Simply incredible

By Jordan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-07

Cannot speak highly enough of this device or B&H! Recommended strongly.

Cameras are amazing

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-05

Previous phone I had was an Xperia 5 (first gen) and it is quite an upgrade. Looks amazing, feels amazing. Although only downside I see so far is that battery life seems only slightly better than my Xperia 5 after 3 years of use, despite having a bigger battery-- I can only get about one day's charge worth. I remember when my Xperia 5 was brand new I could get about 2 days worth. Otherwise everything else about this phone is great.

bye bye tablet

By mkehome
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-24

When I go oversea travel, I can carry only Xpedia, and no more tablet

Love it

By Anna
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-09

I've had it for several days and I love it so far.

Lackluster n SUB-PAR!

By Bert22
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-20

I bought this a year ago and thought there was a system familiarity lag, deficit or shortfall due to my long history with galaxy smart devices, but it's not me, this phone was oversold, underdeveloped, poorly supported, and not even playing the same sport as Galaxy SMART DEVICES, I WISH I COULD STILL GET SOME OF MY INVESTMENT BACK, PLEASE HELP SONY,..... OR, better yet, price me wrong please! I love Sony products, I'm an audiophile startup, and have always cited their products as marquis, top of the line for the money, which is not cheap, and unbeatable in performance if not over the top, but I believe your product development team, missed the entire board on this attempt, sorry

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Do you offer a paid drop protection plan for this ...

Do you offer a paid drop protection plan for this phone?
Asked by: Patrick
Yes we do offer Accidental Damage coverage.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-07-02

does it support WiFi calling in North America on ...

does it support WiFi calling in North America on T Mobile?
Asked by: Pahaku
The phone supports the feature but you would have to contact T-Mobile since wifi-calling has to be supported by the operator.
Answered by: nancyg
Date published: 2021-06-10

Does this phone support Volte in USA?

Does this phone support Volte in USA?
Asked by: james
Yes, the Sony XPERIA 1 III supports VOLTE in the USA with select carriers.
Answered by: Geoffrey
Date published: 2022-06-16

Will it work in Brazil ?

Will it work in Brazil ?
Asked by: Paulo
This Sony XPERIA 1 III Dual-SIM 256GB 5G Smartphone (Unlocked, Frosted Black) would work in Brazil on the following carriers with 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, and 5G.networks. Claro Oi TIM Vivo
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-10-26

Do this phone support Canada Rogers 5G network?

Do this phone support Canada Rogers 5G network?
Asked by: Peter
As a Canadian Rogers customer I can confirm that it does not receive any 5G signal
Answered by: Stefano
Date published: 2022-05-22

is this phone unlocked to work in brazil?

is this phone unlocked to work in brazil?
Asked by: Rogerio Macedo
Hi Rogerio Macedo, Good question! This Xperia 1 III is an official factory unlocked smartphone and is compatible on all major U.S. Carriers (Verizon, AT&T/Cricket, T-Mobile) and supports 5G, 4G, and VoLTE. It is also compatible with many networks outside of the USA if you chose to travel internationally with your Xperia. Please check with the international carrier first to ensure they support the Xperia 1 III (US version) bandwidths. Regards, Sam
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2022-12-20

Does it work with Optus 5G in Australia?

Does it work with Optus 5G in Australia?
Asked by: Wenfei
This phone operates under 5G bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78. Please cross check with your carrier for compatibility.
Answered by: Nilson D
Date published: 2021-05-27

Does it have exclusive Sony playstation game play

Does it have exclusive Sony playstation game play
Asked by: Marquez
The Sony XPERIA 1 III Dual-SIM 256GB 5G Smartphone does not come with any Playstation games.
Answered by: Geoffrey
Date published: 2023-01-19
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