Sony Xperia 1 III vs Xiaomi Black Shark 3 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 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 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 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.5 in (inches) 7.1 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System Android 11 Android 11
Resolution 1644 x 3840 pixels 1440 x 3120 pixels
RAM 12 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 12/12/12/TOF MP 64/13/5 MP
Front Camera 8 MP 20 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 5000 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 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 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 and 4th Gen liquid cooling system. 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 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 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 11.1% (percent) less powerful than the 5000 mAh offered by the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 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 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, 2x 2500 mAh batteries and 65W fast charging.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro is featuring a Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 3120 pixels and a screen size of 7.1 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Sony Xperia 1 III is a 9.2% smaller than Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Sony Xperia 1 III Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
100% DCI-P3 4 pressure sensors
10-bit color 500 cd/m²
120 Hz refresh rate 90Hz
240 Hz touch sampling rate 97% DCI-P3
Capacitive Active DC Dimming
CineAlta Capacitive
CinemaWide Delta E < 1
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus HDR10+
HDR Input latency – 24 ms
Illuminant D65 White point JNCD < 0.55
ITU-R BT.2020 (REC.2020) Master Touch 3.0
Motion Blur Reduction (120 Hz equivalent) MEMC technology
Multi-touch Multi-touch
Scratch resistant Scratch resistant
X1 for mobile Touch registration rate – 240 Hz
TrueviewDisplay
TUV Certified for Eye Comfort

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 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 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 50% more ram memory capacity than Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro.

At the more expensive edition, both handset present the same ram capacity:12 gigabytes.

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 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro.

The max storage capacity offered by the Sony Xperia 1 III is 512 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro with 256 gigabytes.

Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro gets you 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 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/13/5 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 20 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.3 f/2.2 respectively.

Sony Xperia 1 III Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
5-axis stabilization 3-element lens (#3)
Autofocus 6-element lens (#2)
Cinematography Pro Aperture – f/2.2 (#3)
Continuous autofocus Aperture size – f/2.25 (#2)
Continuous shooting Autofocus
Digital image stabilization Continuous shooting
Digital zoom Digital image stabilization
Exposure compensation Digital zoom
Face detection Exposure compensation
Geotagging Face detection
HDR Geotagging
ISO settings HDR
Optical image stabilization ISO settings
Optical zoom Macro mode
Panorama Optical zoom
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Panorama
Real-time Eye AF Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Real-time tracking Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Scene mode RAW
Self-timer Scene mode
Touch focus Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
White balance settings Self-timer
ZEISS lenses Third rear camera – 5 MP (depth-sensing)
ZEISS T Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro has a 20 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Sony Xperia 1 III Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro
8 MP 20 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 Aperture:f/2.2
Face unlock HDR
HDR Pixel size:0.9 µm /0.000900 mm
Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm Sensor size:1/3″
Sensor model:Samsung S5K4H7 Wide angle lens
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 Xiaomi Black Shark 3 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) GPRS
LTE HSPA+
UMTS(384 kbit/s) LTE
TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Sony Xperia 1 III price is $1200 and the Xiaomi Black Shark 3 Pro price tag is $675 (8 GB + 256 GB) or $720 (12 GB + 256 GB)

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