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Comparison Sony Xperia 1 III vs OnePlus 9 vs Xiaomi Mi 11 vs Galaxy S21 vs Poco F3 vs Mate 40Pro



Comparison Sony Xperia 1 III vs OnePlus 9 vs Xiaomi Mi 11 vs Galaxy S21 vs Poco F3 vs Mate 40Pro


A couple of years ago, Sony renamed its ranges by changing letters with numbers, with the Sony Xperia 1 being the high-end classic. After the refurbishment in the form of Sony Xperia 1 II in February last year, the third iteration or Mark III is here: the Sony Xperia 1 III.

The Sony Xperia 1 III is once again Sony’s “number 1” or its high-end classic style where the Japanese have put all the “meat on fire”. It’s enough? Try to make a comparison with the entire Android range such as the OnePlus 9, Xiaomi Mi 11, Samsung Galaxy S21, Poco F3, OPPO Find X3 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro.

Camera

Sony is still the only one to include the front camera in the upper frame, resulting in a more “stretched” phone than normal.

It is therefore the only mobile in our comparison where you can enjoy all the pixels without interruption, as the rest includes one or two, in the Huawei model on its surface. And it’s not a few pixels, because we have a 4K panel. In the competition, there is a link between Full HD + and QHD + panels, but 4K is still a Sony exclusive.

This 6.5-inch OLED display has a 120Hz refresh rate which, although it has become the standard at the high end (it is in all but the Mate 40 Pro), is accompanied by an improved regular recognition speed, at 240Hz. Beyond Sony’s classic 21: 9 aspect ratio and, therefore, a more elongated shape than the one we are used to, the Sony Xperia 1 III does not have too different dimensions from other terminals such as the Xiaomi Mi 11.

Few megapixels

We already know that megapixels aren’t everything in mobile photography, yet sensor resolution continues to increase year after year. Sony remains true to hers 12 megapixel triplet accompanied by a ToF, although it incorporates its own innovations to try to stand out from the competition.

The Sony Xperia 1 III saves the idea of ​​variable aperture in a combination of lenses with far fewer megapixels than the competition

In the meantime, the competition at the high end reaches 108 megapixels in the Xiaomi Mi 11. Without going to such an extreme, the most common is to have a main sensor around 48 megapixels, such as the 48 + 50 + 2 MP combination of the OnePlus 9 in the triple camera or the 50 + 50 + 13 + 3MP of the ‘OPPO Find X3 Pro, in the quadruple.

The photographic analyzes will have the last word, even if Sony saves the idea of variable aperture for your telephoto lens and includes a fourth ToF sensor, just like the previous generation.

Opposite, the Sony Xperia 1 III mounts a 8 megapixel front camera Which, again, doesn’t seem too ambitious. The competition average is around 16 megapixels, reaching 32 MP in the OPPO Find X3 Pro, and the 10 megapixel camera in the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the closest to Sony’s offering.

Lots of storage space

When it comes to performance, we don’t have too many surprises. In the high end, the most common is to find the Snapdragon 888 itself Qualcomm present in the Sony Xperia 1 III, with three exceptions: Samsung with its Exynos 2100, Huawei with its Kirin 9000 and the Poco F3, which is equipped with a slightly smaller Snapdragon 870.

With 12 GB of RAM, the Sony Xperia 1 III is well stocked with memory and is on par with the competition, even if it stands out for its storage capacity up to 512GB. The rest of the terminals in our comparison remain in 256 GB of storage as a maximum option.

With 4,500 mAh of battery, the Sony Xperia 1 III is average. Of course, its fast charging is slower than that of the competition

As for the battery, Sony’s high-end one is equipped with one with a capacity of 4,500 mAh, which has become something of a standard. 100 mAh more or less, it is the same as the rest, with the only exception of the Samsung Galaxy S21, more compact and with a 4,000 mAh battery.

When it comes to fast charging, the Sony Xperia 1 III is a bit more conservative than the competition. It stays inside 30W fast charging, while the competition comes to the load of 65W (Huawei Mate 40 Pro, OPPO Find X3 Pro, OnePlus 9) and 55W (Xiaomi Mi 11). The only one that includes more modest fast charging is Samsung’s high-end, whose load is 25W.

Comparison table

As always, we leave you the complete comparison table of all high-end terminals, so you can see at a glance the specific differences between the terminals, such as where the fingerprint reader is embedded in each case or the presence of wireless charging.

Sony Xperia 1 III

OnePlus 9

Xiaomi Mi 11

Samsung Galaxy S21

Small F3

OPPO Find X3 Pro

Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Screen

OLED 6.5 “
4K
120 Hz
Touch 240 Hz

AMOLED 6.55 “
FHD +
120 Hz

AMOLED 6.81 “
QHD +
120 Hz
Touch 480 Hz

AMOLED 6.2 “
FHD +
120 Hz

AMOLED 6.67 “
FHD +
120 Hz

AMOLED 6.7 “
QHD +
120 Hz

OLED 6.76 “
QHD +
90 Hz

Dimensions and weight

165 x 71 x 8.2 mm
186 g

160 x 74.2 x 8.7 mm
193 g

164.3 x 74.6 x 8.06 mm
196 g.

151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm
171 grams

163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm
196 g

163.6 x 74 x 8.26
193 g

162.9 x 75.5 x 9.1 mm
212 g.

Processor

888

888

888

Exynos 2100

Snapdragon 870

888

Kirin 9000

RAM

12 GB

8/12 GB

8/12 GB

8 GB

6GB / 8GB

12 GB

8 GB

Memory

256/512 GB

128/256 GB

128/256 GB

128/256 GB

128/256 GB

256 GB

256 GB

Front camera

8 MP

16 MP

20 MP

10 MP f / 2.2

20 MP f / 2.45

32 MP

13 MP
TOF 3D

Rear camera

12 MP f / 1.7
12 MP f / 2.6 UGA
12MP f / 2.3-2.8 telephoto lens
IToF 3D

48 MP f / 1.8
50 MP f / 2.2 UGA
2 MP mono

108 MP
13 MP UGA
5MP macro

12 MP f / 1.8
12 MP f / 2.2 UGA
64 MP f / 2.0 telephoto lens

48 MP f / 1.79
8 MP f / 2.2 UGA
5 MP f / 2.4 telemacro

50 MP
50MP UGA
13MP telephoto lens
3 MP macro

50 MP f / 1.9
12 MP f / 3.4 telephoto lens
20 MP f / 1.8 UGA
TOF sensor

Battery

4,500 mAh
Quick charge 30W
Wireless charging

4,500 mAh
Fast charging 65W

4,600 mAh
55W fast charging
50W wireless charging
10W reverse charging

4,000 mAh
Fast charging 25W
15W wireless charging
4.5W reverse wireless charging

4,520 mAh
33W fast charging

4,500 mAh
Fast charging 65W
30W wireless charging

4400 mAh
Fast charging 65W
Fast wireless charging
Reverse charge

Other

5G
IP65 / 68
Side fingerprint reader
Gorilla Glass Victus

5G
On-screen fingerprint reader

5G
On-screen fingerprint reader

5G
On-screen fingerprint reader
Gorilla Glass Victus

5G
Side fingerprint reader

5G
Fingerprint reader under the screen

5G
Fingerprint reader under the screen
IP 68