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Sony Xperia 5 III

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Network
Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (Dual SIM model only)
  CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G Network HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 - USA 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 - SM-G998U1
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66 - Europe 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 32, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66 - SM-G998B
  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66 - Asia
5G Network 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 - USA 2, 5, 25, 41, 66, 71, 260, 261 SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave - SM-G998U1
  1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 - Europe 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 - SM-G998B
  1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6 - Asia
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps; 5G (5+ Gbps DL)
Launch
Announced 2021, April 14 2021, January 14
Status Available. Released 2021, October 08 Available. Released 2021, January 29
Body
Dimensions 157 x 68 x 8.2 mm (6.18 x 2.68 x 0.32 in) 165.1 x 75.6 x 8.9 mm (6.5 x 2.98 x 0.35 in)
Weight 168 g (5.93 oz) 227 g (Sub6), 229 g (mmWave) (8.01 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 6), glass back (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass Victus), aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (2 Nano-SIMs + eSIM, dual stand-by)
 IP65/IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins) IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Stylus support
Display
Type OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR BT.2020 Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1500 nits (peak)
Size 6.1 inches, 86.9 cm2 (~81.4% screen-to-body ratio) 6.8 inches, 112.1 cm2 (~89.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2520 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~449 ppi density) 1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~515 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  Always-on display
Platform
OS Android 11, upgradable to Android 12 Android 11, One UI 3.1
Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) Exynos 2100 (5 nm) - International
Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) - USA/China
CPU Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680) Octa-core (1x2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3x2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A55) - International
Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680) - USA/China
GPU Adreno 660 Mali-G78 MP14 - International
Adreno 660 - USA/China
Memory
Card slot microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot) No
Internal 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM 128GB 12GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 16GB RAM
 UFS 3.X UFS 3.1
Main Camera
Modules 12 MP, f/1.7, 24mm (wide), 1/1.7", 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.3, 70mm (telephoto), f/2.8, 105mm (telephoto), 1/2.9", Dual Pixel PDAF, 3x/4.4x optical zoom, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 124˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.6", Dual Pixel PDAF
108 MP, f/1.8, 24mm (wide), 1/1.33", 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
10 MP, f/4.9, 240mm (periscope telephoto), 1/3.24", 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 10x optical zoom
10 MP, f/2.4, 72mm (telephoto), 1/3.24", 1.22µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, Super Steady video
Features Zeiss optics, Zeiss T* lens coating, LED flash, panorama, HDR, eye tracking LED flash, auto-HDR, panorama
Video 4K@24/25/30/60/120fps HDR, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps; 5-axis gyro-EIS, OIS 8K@24fps, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS
Selfie Camera
Modules 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4", 1.12µm 40 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.7µm, PDAF
Features HDR Dual video call, Auto-HDR
Video 1080p@30fps, 5-axis gyro-EIS 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
Sound
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes No
 24-bit/192kHz audio
Dynamic vibration system
32-bit/384kHz audio
Tuned by AKG
Comms
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, aptX HD, LE 5.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes Yes
Infrared port No No
Radio No FM radio (Snapdragon model only; market/operator dependent)
USB USB Type-C 3.1, USB On-The-Go, video output USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go
Features
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum Fingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
 Native Sony Alpha camera support Samsung DeX, Samsung Wireless DeX (desktop experience support)
Bixby natural language commands and dictation
Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
Ultra Wideband (UWB) support
Battery
Type Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 30W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)
USB Power Delivery
Fast charging 25W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W
Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
Stand-by
Talk time
Misc
Colors Black, Green, Pink Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy, Phantom Brown, Navy
SAR 0.77 W/kg (head)     1.02 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU 0.71 W/kg (head)     1.58 W/kg (body)    
Models XQBQ62/G, XQBQ52G.UKCX, XQBQ52B.UKCX, XQ-BQ52, XQ-BQ72 SM-G998B, SM-G998B/DS, SM-G998U, SM-G998U1, SM-G998W, SM-G998N, SM-G9980
Price $ 640.00 / £ 769.90 / € 870.00 $ 650.00 / £ 989.00 / € 1,069.99 / Rp 18,999,000
Tests
Performance AnTuTu: 708394 (v9)
GeekBench: 3549 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 53fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
AnTuTu: 657150 (v8)
GeekBench: 3518 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 33fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal) Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)
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Loudspeaker -26.7 LUFS (Good) -25.5 LUFS (Very good)
Battery life Endurance rating 100h Endurance rating 114h

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