Sony Xperia 1 III vs Apple iPhone SE (2020) – 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 SE (2020) 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 SE (2020)
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.5 in (inches) 4.7 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85
Operating System Android 11 Android 11
Resolution 1644 x 3840 pixels 750 x 1334 pixels
RAM 12 GB (gigabytes) 3 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 12/12/12/TOF MP 12 MP
Front Camera 8 MP 7 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 1821 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 A13 Bionic APL1W85.

Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone SE (2020) has a Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85, the second processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Lightning and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Thunder. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2650 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. 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 SE (2020) has the Apple GPU,4 cores,Antutu gpu – 186079 graphics processor.

Battery

The Sony Xperia 1 III battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 147.1% (percent) more powerful than the 1821 mAh offered by the Apple iPhone SE (2020). 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 SE (2020) battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging and USB Power delivery 2.0.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone SE (2020) is featuring a IPS display with 750 x 1334 pixels and a screen size of 4.7 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Sony Xperia 1 III is a 38.2% bigger than Apple iPhone SE (2020) screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Sony Xperia 1 III Apple iPhone SE (2020)
100% DCI-P3 1400:1 contrast ratio
10-bit color 625 cd/m²
120 Hz refresh rate Capacitive
240 Hz touch sampling rate Haptic Touch
Capacitive Ion-strengthtened glass
CineAlta LED-backlit
CinemaWide Multi-touch
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
HDR Retina HD display
Illuminant D65 White point Scratch resistant
ITU-R BT.2020 (REC.2020) Wide Color display (P3)
Motion Blur Reduction (120 Hz equivalent)
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
X1 for mobile

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 SE (2020) is coming with a 3 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR4.
In the basic edition, the Sony Xperia 1 III gives a 300% more ram memory capacity than Apple iPhone SE (2020).

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 300% more storage memory capacity than Apple iPhone SE (2020).

The max storage capacity offered by the Sony Xperia 1 III is 512 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Apple iPhone SE (2020) with 256 gigabytes.

Apple iPhone SE (2020) gets you or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 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 SE (2020) rear camera comes with 1 lenses of 12 MP , the flash type is Quad LED , a focal length(35 mm) of 28 mm , carrying sensor like Sony Exmor RS , a pixel size of 1.22 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 respectively.

Sony Xperia 1 III Apple iPhone SE (2020)
5-axis stabilization 1080p @ 240 fps
Autofocus Autofocus
Cinematography Pro Continuous shooting
Continuous autofocus Digital zoom
Continuous shooting Exposure compensation
Digital image stabilization Face detection
Digital zoom Flash type – Quad LED
Exposure compensation Geotagging
Face detection HDR
Geotagging Hybrid IR filter
HDR ISO settings
ISO settings Macro mode
Optical image stabilization Noise reduction
Optical zoom Optical image stabilization
Panorama Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) RAW
Real-time Eye AF Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
Real-time tracking Scene mode
Scene mode Self-timer
Self-timer Touch focus
Touch focus White balance settings
White balance settings
ZEISS lenses
ZEISS T

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Apple iPhone SE (2020) has a 7 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Sony Xperia 1 III Apple iPhone SE (2020)
8 MP 7 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 720p @ 240 fps
Face unlock Aperture:f/2.2
HDR Face detection
Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm HDR
Sensor model:Samsung S5K4H7 Panorama
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) Pixel size:1 µm /0.001000 mm
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 SE (2020)
5G NSA EDGE
5G SA EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
Built-in 5G modem GPRS
EDGE HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
GPRS LTE Cat 16(150/1 Gbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s)
LTE TD-
UMTS(384 kbit/s) TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Sony Xperia 1 III price is $1200 and the Apple iPhone SE (2020) price tag is $550

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