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

The new Sony Xperia 1 III handset 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 Sony Xperia 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 Sony Xperia Pro
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.5 in (inches) 6.5 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System Android 11 Android 11
Resolution 1644 x 3840 pixels 1644 x 3840 pixels
RAM 12 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 12/12/12/TOF MP 12/12/12/TOF MP
Front Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 4000 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,Elite Gaming and Game Enhancer. 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 Sony Xperia Pro has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Sony Xperia 1 III battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 12.5% (percent) more powerful than the 4000 mAh offered by the Sony Xperia 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 Sony Xperia Pro battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Sony Xperia Pro is featuring a P-OLED display with 1644 x 3840 pixels and a screen size of 6.5 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Sony Xperia 1 III is the same size as Sony Xperia Pro screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Sony Xperia 1 III Sony Xperia Pro
100% DCI-P3 100% DCI-P3
10-bit color 400 cd/m²
120 Hz refresh rate Capacitive
240 Hz touch sampling rate Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Capacitive Dynamic contrast enhancement
CineAlta Dynamic Vibration system
CinemaWide HDR
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Motion Blur Reduction
HDR Multi-touch
Illuminant D65 White point Peak brightness – 650 cd/m²
ITU-R BT.2020 (REC.2020) Scratch resistant
Motion Blur Reduction (120 Hz equivalent) Triluminos display for mobile
Multi-touch X-Reality display
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 Sony Xperia Pro is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Sony Xperia 1 III gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Sony Xperia 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 Sony Xperia Pro.

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

Sony Xperia Pro gets you 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 Sony Xperia Pro rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 12/12/12/TOF MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length and 35 mm:24 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX555 , a pixel size of 1.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

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Sony Xperia 1 III Sony Xperia Pro
5-axis stabilization 1080p @ 960 fps
Autofocus 3x optical zoom (#2)
Cinematography Pro 720p @ 960 fps
Continuous autofocus Angle of view – 130° (#3)
Continuous shooting Aperture size- f/2.2 (#3)
Digital image stabilization Aperture size- f/2.4 (#2)
Digital zoom Autofocus
Exposure compensation Continuous shooting
Face detection Digital image stabilization
Geotagging Digital zoom
HDR Dual Pixel PDAF
ISO settings Dual Pixel PDAF (#3)
Optical image stabilization Exposure compensation
Optical zoom Face detection
Panorama Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 16 mm (#3)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 70 mm (#2)
Real-time Eye AF Geotagging
Real-time tracking HDR
Scene mode ISO settings
Self-timer OIS / EIS video stabilization (#2)
Touch focus Optical image stabilization
White balance settings Panorama
ZEISS lenses Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
ZEISS T Pixel size – 1.0 m (#2)
Pixel size – 1.4 m (#2)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Self-timer
Sensor size – 1/2.6″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#2)
Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera
Touch focus
White balance settings
Zeiss lens

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Sony Xperia Pro has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Sony Xperia 1 III Sony Xperia Pro
8 MP 8 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 Aperture:f/2.0
Face unlock Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm
HDR Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm
Sensor model:Samsung S5K4H7
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)

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 Sony Xperia Pro
5G NSA 5G is market-dependent
5G SA 5G mmWave
Built-in 5G modem 5G NSA
EDGE 5G SA
GPRS 5G sub-6 Ghz
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) Built-in 5G modem
LTE EDGE
UMTS(384 kbit/s) GPRS
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Sony Xperia 1 III price is $1200 and the Sony Xperia Pro price tag is $2500

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