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 Type-C (USB 3.1 / USB 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)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2  
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

Great Used Deal

By Izaiah
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-09

I've had my eyes on this for a long time but price was too high. I got it for below $800 used from B&H super good deal. I'll be honest what sold me is that this is a big flagship with a headphone jack and SD card. (thanks Samsung and Google). By far not a perfect phone like battery not great not bad though also no 4k 60fps video recording in basic mode you need to use 21:9 in the cinema mode. that was pretty disappointing. Super fast though open apps extremally fast and is super smooth with a gorgeous 4k 120hz screen. I came from a S9+ and i don't know what's about it but this screen I really like. overkill 12gb of ram will help it last a long time as well as 256gb or storage.

Better than iPhone

By Sergkei
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-24

iPhones are great; I used to have one. One thing that bothered me was that stupid notch on the display, and to a lesser extent strongly rounded corners, but I was trying to ignore those. When I decided to switch away from iOS, I was looking for a device with a large OLED display, with a standard resolution at least 1440p, and without notches or holes. I used to own Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, which was way ahead of iPhone 6 Plus that existed at the same time, but Windows 10 Mobile was dead; I hate Google for contributing to its death by not releasing a YouTube app for it. But Lumia really set its mark and I was also looking for a device with a 3.5 mm jack port, and dedicated camera shutter button. I hate Apple, by the way, for making it hard to switch away from their ecosystem. I owned for a while the Children Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro, but being Chinese design is less well-thought, and quality control not sufficient; I am not referring to after sales support at all. I had seen the Xperia 1 II earlier, but was trying to get a larger display. When I accepted downgrading to a sub-7 device, I got Xperia 1 III. This was my best decision. Sony's quality and attention to detail is unrivaled. It is worth every penny. The display is made for 4K UHD movies. The 3.5 mm jack is still actual in the audiophile world, which I am a part of. Dedicated camera shutter button is so convenient. There is so much more to this device that I will let you discover on your own. Shortly, I was a long-sought upgrade from Lumia 950 XL, I did not want to settle with less. Thank you, Sony, for creating such a great product, and continue what you are doing!!!

Best Verizon compatible phone I've owned

By Barry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-01

I've had this since Oct 2021 - I replaced a 3 year old Sony 10 Plus which was beginning to show issues with my new car's android auto. This Xperia 1 III has exceeded my expectations in every way. I bought a couple of wireless charging stands so I expect this to last a very long time ( since I never have to plug it into anything ). I'd never go back to using a Samsung phone again.


By Cali_Official
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-16

All I see is iPhone's & Samsung Galaxy Phone's. So BORING. I rather be a Leader than a Follower. So I went with SONY. I've always loved the design & feel of Sony phone. Everywhere I go people ask what phone do I have since it's not iPhone or Samsung lol. The 4K display Is beautiful, The speakers are LOUD which I love. The camera is GREAT could use a few improvements which I hope will come with a software upgrade, but all in all you can't go wrong with this AMAZING phone.

Expensive but great phone

By ternauwies
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-14

Very happy with the phone, finger print reader works well, photos look natural and not overly processed. 4k screen looks amazing, but only negative would be that brightness could be better compared to competition.

Worst Xperia Phone Every Owned

By Frederick
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-04

I am a devout Sony consumer. Unfortunately, this phone has all sorts of connection problems. Blue Tooth Headphones (Sony) and related connections fail on a regular basis; carrier (Verizon) phone connections drop, and mirror casting does not work most of the time. I have always bought Sony phones. This likely will be the last time that I do.

It broke after 2 months of use

By Lobirri
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-03

I bought the phone mid march and by may it wouldn't even turn on. I don't know if it was the display or something internal but I was watching YouTube then the phone shut itself off and after that became unresponsive. It was a great phone... for two months.

Sony Xperia 1 iii ROCKS in Can

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-02

For some reason Sony Mobile phones are hard to come by in Canada. The big wireless providers seem to only sell Chinese phones, Apple and Samsung. Some grey market sellers have Asian versions of the Sony Experia 1 iii however B & H has the North American version that works on Bell Mobility and Rogers 5G and 4G towers. The Sony phones blow Apple and Samsung out of the water in my opinion. Thank-You B&H for hooking Canadians up with this great phone. Shipping to Ontario Canada was only 2 days and no hassles with import fees. Cheers!

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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: 2021-11-19

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 the cel support external camara?? (with hdmi ...

Does the cel support external camara?? (with hdmi to usb c)
Asked by: David
Yes, it can be used as an external monitor for UVC compatible cameras or camcorders. You can connect the camera or camcorder to your Xperia via USB cable and launch the External monitor app. Alternatively, you can use an HDMI to UVC converter with a camera that is not UVC compatible.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-07-05

is this international Model ?

is this international Model ?
Asked by: Meshala98
It will be a US model that will come with a 1 Year US Manufacturer Warranty.
Answered by: Oscar
Date published: 2021-06-23
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