Sony Xperia 1 III vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro – Review, specifications and prices

The new Sony Xperia 1 III phone has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 12 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 4500 mAh. On other side, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Sony Xperia 1 III Apple iPhone 12 Pro
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.5 in (inches) 6.1 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Apple A14 Bionic
Operating System Android 11 Android 11
Resolution 1644 x 3840 pixels 1170 x 2532 pixels
RAM 12 GB (gigabytes) 6 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 12/12/12/TOF MP 12/12/12/TOF MP
Front Camera 8 MP 12 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 2815 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Sony Xperia 1 III runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Cortex-A78, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 and 4 cores of 1.8GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,DUALSHOCK 4 Control compatibility and Game Enhancer. Running on Android 11 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is a better chipset processor than the Apple A14 Bionic.

Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro has a Apple A14 Bionic, the second processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Firestorm and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Icestorm. It has a maximum CPU frequency of . Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Next-generation Neural Engine. And it’s running on Android 11 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Sony Xperia 1 III is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 660,840 MHz (megahertz) gpu in the interior and the Apple iPhone 12 Pro has the Apple GPU,4 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The Sony Xperia 1 III battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 59.8% (percent) more powerful than the 2815 mAh offered by the Apple iPhone 12 Pro. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging, Xperia Adaptive Charging, Battery Care, STAMINA Mode and Battery Share function.
The Apple iPhone 12 Pro battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, MagSafe wireless charging – 15W, Qi wireless charging – 7.5W and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

The smartphone is using a OLED display with 1644 x 3840 pixels and a screen size of 6.5 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone 12 Pro is featuring a OLED display with 1170 x 2532 pixels and a screen size of 6.1 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Sony Xperia 1 III is a 6.5% bigger than Apple iPhone 12 Pro screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Sony Xperia 1 III Apple iPhone 12 Pro
100% DCI-P3 1200 cd/m² peak brightness
10-bit color 2000000:1
120 Hz refresh rate 800 cd/m² typical brightness
240 Hz touch sampling rate Capacitive
Capacitive Ceramic Shield
CineAlta Dolby Vision
CinemaWide Haptic Touch
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus HDR10
HDR Multi-touch
Illuminant D65 White point Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
ITU-R BT.2020 (REC.2020) Scratch resistant
Motion Blur Reduction (120 Hz equivalent) Super Retina XDR
Multi-touch True tone display
Scratch resistant Wide color display (P3)
X1 for mobile Wide color gamut

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Sony Xperia 1 III is carrying a ram memory of 12 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro is coming with a 6 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Sony Xperia 1 III gives a 100% more ram memory capacity than Apple iPhone 12 Pro.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Sony Xperia 1 III comes with or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Sony Xperia 1 III gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Apple iPhone 12 Pro.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:512 gigabytes.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Sony Xperia 1 III rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 12/12/12/TOF MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length 35 mm:24 mm , carrying a sensor like Sony IMX577 , a pixel size of 1.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.3 f/2.2 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Apple iPhone 12 Pro rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 12/12/12/TOF MP , the flash type is LED , a pixel size of 1.7 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.6 f/2.0 f/2.4 respectively.

Sony Xperia 1 III Apple iPhone 12 Pro
5-axis stabilization 1080p @ 240 fps
Autofocus 10x digital zoom (#2)
Cinematography Pro 2x optical zoom (#3)
Continuous autofocus 4x optical zoom range (#3)
Continuous shooting 5-element lens (#2)
Digital image stabilization 6-element lens (#3)
Digital zoom Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Exposure compensation Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3)
Face detection Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Geotagging Autofocus
HDR Cinematic video stabilization
ISO settings Continuous autofocus
Optical image stabilization Continuous shooting
Optical zoom Digital zoom
Panorama Dolby Vision HDR video recording
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Exposure compensation
Real-time Eye AF Face detection
Real-time tracking Geotagging
Scene mode HDR
Self-timer ISO settings
Touch focus LiDAR scanner
White balance settings Macro mode
ZEISS lenses Night Mode
ZEISS T OIS (#3)
Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
RAW
Sapphire crystal lens cover
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Sony Xperia 1 III comes with a 8 MP in the front.

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro has a 12 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Sony Xperia 1 III Apple iPhone 12 Pro
8 MP 1080p @ 120 fps
Aperture:f/2.0 12 MP
Face unlock Aperture:f/2.2
HDR Cinematic video stabilization
Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm Deep Fusion
Sensor model:Samsung S5K4H7 Digital image stabilization
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) Face detection
Face unlock
HDR
Night Mode
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Sony Xperia 1 III Apple iPhone 12 Pro
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Built-in 5G modem
EDGE EDGE
GPRS EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA
LTE GPRS
UMTS(384 kbit/s) HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s)
LTE
LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s)
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Sony Xperia 1 III price is $1200 and the Apple iPhone 12 Pro price tag is $999

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