Sony XPERIA 5 III Dual-SIM 128GB 5G Smartphone (Unlocked, Black)

Sony XPERIA 5 III Dual-SIM 128GB 5G Smartphone (Unlocked, Black)
Key Features
  • GSM / 4G LTE + 5G Compatible
  • North American Variant
  • Rear Triple 12MP Cameras
  • Wide, Ultra-Wide & 70/105mm Telephoto
For those serious about creating and enjoying mobile content, the frosted glass and blasted metal frame of the Sony XPERIA 5 III Dual-SIM 128GB 5G Smartphone is packed with technology for photographers, cinephiles, and gamers alike. Taking cues from their Sony Alpha cameras, the triple rear 12MP lenses 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 subject 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 5 III Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2GSM/4G LTE + 5G Wireless Connectivity
  • 3North American Variant / US Compatible 5G
  • 4Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
  • 5Subject 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 Sony XPERIA 5 III Dual-SIM 128GB 5G Smartphone is packed with technology for photographers, cinephiles, and gamers alike. Taking cues from their Sony Alpha cameras, the triple rear 12MP lenses 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 subject 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 6.1" 21:9 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 5 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 8GB of RAM. Featuring 128GB 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 5 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.
Subject Tracking
Combining continuous autofocus and AI, 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 III, you can access the Sony Headphones Connect app via the Side Sense menu
Multi-Window: Utilize the large screen of the Xperia 5 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 5 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
IP65/68 water and dust resistance
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 drop and scratch resistance
UPC: 095673870197

Sony Xperia 5 III Specs

Operating SystemAndroid 11
Memory8 GB
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 888
Storage Capacity128 GB
Native Resolution2520 x 1080
Refresh Rate120 Hz (at Max Brightness)
Aspect Ratio21:9
Pixel Density422 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 RatingIP68
Pointing DeviceNone
BatteryInternal Lithium-Ion (4500.0 mAh)
Wireless ChargingNone
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.7 x 6.2 x 0.3" / 6.9 x 15.7 x 0.8 cm
Weight5.9 oz / 168 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.865 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.5 x 3.7 x 2.2"

Sony Xperia 5 III Reviews

Really good Sony phone!

By Rodrigo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-12

This is a great phone, completed and fast. I still learning how to use all features. I've been using Sony phones since SonyEricsson and I never regret it. Hope they come back to the Canadian market soon.

Only 2 weeks in, but flawless so far

By Adnan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-16

Transition from my Xperia XZ2 Compact was quick and relatively painless. There were a bunch of immediate factory and Google updates at the same time and all went smoothly. So far, the experience is an improved version of my old phone and there have been zero problems.

Overall great phone but some issues with TMO

By Filip
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-16

Can't go wrong - solid battery life and decent performance. Great screen, UI pretty cool with their split screen (or is that stock Andro?). However, few flaws that prevent me from giving 5*. 1) T-mobile wifi calling not implemented. A disappointment, since previous Xperia models always did have this feature on the US network. Brief read online points to Sony USA not getting some certificate with TMO 2) I found myself turning 5G off, in my area LTE just feels faster.

Sony 5 iii

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-26

This is a back to basics not so cheap phone. It is a really great phone. Excellent camara, phone jack, stereo speakers... Facing the person, light weight, well made, ergonomic to the hand, pocket sized.... And the thing that i like the most... Led notification. I will buy another one when the needs comes. B&H is a great experience in my purchase. Thanks.

Quirky beast of a phone

By Andrew
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-09

To state this right up front, this thing is just too idiosyncratic for me and I sent it back. OK. The good: the camera controls are very similar to those on a Sony camera. If you have owned a Sony camera you know how to work this pretty much right out of the box. Modern Sony camera features such as object tracking work well here, too. The camera function allows direct control over which lens you are shooting with, unlike (say) an iPhone which automatically selects a lens by criteria known only to Steve Jobs. The camera function is an interesting complement to, and in some circumstances even a replacement for, a point-and-shoot or even APS-C dedicated camera. I bought a SanDisk V30 microSD card and recorded some 4K HDR video to external storage, which works just fine. The bad: Sony apps and support are just as bad here as they are for any other Sony product which is not a TV or PS. The Imaging Edge Android app is rated only 2.2 stars on the Play Store, which is actually being kind to it. Using Imaging Edge on a Sony-brand phone does not ease the pain. I could not get Imaging Edge to pair with my Sony A7iv camera. A chat session with Sony support started with one tech who knew phones but not cameras and then bounced to a second tech who knew cameras but not phones. And so it goes. Honestly, I am too young and handsome to deal with this kind of thing. If you have a higher pain threshold and want a phone with a quite respectable Sony-esque camera with user controls, this might work for you.

Best phone award goes to...

By Jordan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-15

I bought this phone bundled with the Sony 1000xm3 Bluetooth earbuds and call of duty mobile points. I love almost every aspect of this phone but most of all the form factor. Every person I've shown it to loves the fit of it in their hand. Look online for Sony's officially marketed case. It has a nice premium feel to it and makes the phone more grippyer and protects the lenses really well. I love the ear buds but you need to mess with the settings a bit to get them to work without getting bombarded by sound adaption notifications. If you have Verizon like I do you may have trouble recieving txts but I fixed the issue relatively easily by talking with them about activating CDMA-less for your device. I hope to continue using this phone for a very long time. It's a win for me


By Gabriel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-14

Excelente!! Buenas cmaras, batera dura todo el da, fcil de manejar, estoy muy satisfecho con la compra!!

Sony Xperia 5 III Review

By Jacob
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-05

The Sony Xperia 5 III is the perfect phone for me. I love that its display is uninterrupted by a notch or punch hole. I also like that its stereo speakers are front facing. The 21:9 aspect ratio makes it narrow and easy to handle. The cameras have lots of control and modes available. Pictures are lifelike and accurate. There are plenty of focal lengths. Overall, I have really enjoyed my purchase. The mirror green is eye-catching yet classy. Sony's build quality is impeccable. Also, it has an SD card slot for expandable storage and a headphone jack. It really has it all! I would recommend it wholeheartedly.

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I know 4K120 fps is only on the primary camera, ...

I know 4K120 fps is only on the primary camera, but can the other modules at least do 1080p 120fp or 720p 240fps?
Asked by: Arvin
When using the Cinema Pro app, you can record 4k or 2k with any lens, the 120fps is only available on certain lens and configuration when setting up a project. The cameras support 4K at 24/25/30/60/120 fps HDR | 1080p at 30/60/120/240 fps | 5-axis gyro-EIS | OIS; Selfie: 1080p at 30 fps | 5 axis gyro-EIS
Answered by: Luiz O
Date published: 2022-01-13

Will this work on Verizon?

Will this work on Verizon?
Asked by: 6th
This phone would be compatible with Verizon 4G LTE network
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2022-07-16

Is the low performance on 5G for AT&T, etc due to ...

Is the low performance on 5G for AT&T, etc due to missing network bands or compatibility of the phone, or just the networks themselves are not fully functional (for any phone) ?
Asked by: Ginessa
The Sony XPERIA 5 III Dual-SIM 128GB 5G Smartphone (Unlocked, Black) lower performance on AT&T is most likely linked to bands supported by the handset and bands supported by the carrier.
Answered by: dariusb
Date published: 2022-08-29

Where is this Sony phone manufactured? Thanks

Where is this Sony phone manufactured? Thanks
Asked by: Robert
Hi Robert, Thanks for your inquiry! The Xperia 5 III phone is manufactured in Thailand. Hope this helps! Compact yet powerful, the Xperia 5 III blends its predecessor's remarkable AF speed with new optics reaching up to 105mm. From imaging to gaming, this is a hand-fit smartphone that goes above and beyond your expectations. Regards, Sam
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2022-11-29

Will this work on T-Mobile?

Will this work on T-Mobile?
Asked by: Brad
Yes. It is an unlocked smartphone.
Answered by: Luiz O
Date published: 2022-01-11

Can this be used for camera features only? No ...

Can this be used for camera features only? No phone capabilities
Asked by: Paul
Yes, you can use the Sony XPERIA 5 III Dual-SIM 128GB 5G Smartphone (Unlocked, Black) solely for it's camera features.
Answered by: dariusb
Date published: 2022-01-16

It's this camera on par with an iPhone or other ...

It's this camera on par with an iPhone or other high-end phone camera in auto mode? I'm not a photographer and wouldn't do well with manual mode, but want a superior camera.
Asked by: Barbara
Short answer: no. Basic mode on the Xperia does not have all the computational photography smarts of an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, or Google Pixel that enhance your photos in-camera. Not even close. On the other hand, the Xperia still and video apps in their advanced modes give you much greater control over camera parameters than those other phones and can shoot RAW stills in DNG format.
Answered by: Andrew
Date published: 2022-08-25

Will this work on a prepaid Tracfone plan?

Will this work on a prepaid Tracfone plan?
Asked by: John
Please check the supported 4G and 5G bands under the Specs tab and cross match with the carriers supported bands to ensure compatibility.
Answered by: Nilson D
Date published: 2022-06-29
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