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In a world of ever larger smartphones, the Xperia 5 III shows there is another way. Boasting 5G speed, powerful performance and impressive battery life, it packs the latest Sony camera, display, sound and gaming technologies into a compact design that's easy to use one-handed.
The Xperia 5 III was co-developed with the engineers behind the latest Alpha 9 series cameras, renowned for their industry-leading autofocus technology, and with input from professional photographers, who helped tune the technology and refine the photographic experience and results. Key features include fast AF in all three cameras, plus object tracking technology to maintain sharp focus on moving subjects.
ZEISS optics calibrated specifically for your Xperia smartphone. The ZEISS T* coating contributes to exquisite rendering and contrast by reducing reflections.
Expand your creative possibilities with four versatile lenses in a triple camera and fast, accurate AF across all cameras. Thanks to Dual PDAF sensors, Continuous AF keeps focus on moving subjects, while Sony's unique telephoto system supports fast AF even at extended focal lengths.
An optical telephoto lens up to 105mm with fast AF lets you capture moving subjects even at distance. Crucially, the two focal lengths are included in one telephoto module, complete with Dual PDAF sensors. So when you switch between 70mm and 105mm, the focal lens unit and the AF lens unit work in unison to focus fast.
With four versatile lens options, the Xperia 5 III puts a huge variety of shots within your reach.
Now you can keep fast-moving subjects in sharp focus even if they temporarily move out of sight. Simply specify the subject you want to stay focused on by touching it on the display, and let object tracking do the rest.
The Xperia 5 III makes it easy to capture striking images with artistic bokeh effects, adding another layer of creativity to your photography.
Real-time Eye AF lets you take stunning portraits, whether you're photographing people or animals. Even if your subject is on the move or one eye is covered, you'll capture memorable images full of energy and expression.
Burst shooting at up to 20fps and low light noise reduction lets you take pictures you never thought possible with a smartphone.
Unlike conventional digital zoom, which compromises image quality, the Xperia 5 III features new AI super resolution zoom, which uses Sony's AI processing to restore detail and definition to your pictures.
Choose new Basic mode for fast access to a range of easy-to-use photography features including a touch shutter button, portrait orientation, Bokeh effect, Panorama, and more.
With Photography Pro on the Xperia 5 III you'll find controls usually found on professional cameras.
The Xperia 5 III has been designed to deliver great quality images even in low light situations.
The Xperia 5 III features the very latest Optical SteadyShot™ with FlawlessEye™, which couples the image sensor's increased reading speed with Sony's original algorithm for optical image stabilisation. The result is supremely smooth, shake-free video footage.
With its stunning 6.1" 21:9 CinemaWide™ HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh rate display, and no notches on the screen to interrupt your view, the Xperia 5 III is made for movie lovers.
The X1™ for mobile engine brings BRAVIA HDR remaster technology to everything you watch. Even streaming content will have more contrast, colour and clarity.
Watching a movie with Dolby Atmos® is an immersive experience, with multi-dimensional sound flowing above and around you. Now you can experience Dolby Atmos® sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment with headphones or the Full-stage stereo speakers.
Enjoy your favourite movies and TV shows with colour exactly as the creators intended. Creator mode "powered by CineAlta" delivers unprecedented colour accuracy, referencing the colour reproduction of Sony professional colour monitors used in leading Hollywood studio productions.
With audio tuned in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment, the Xperia 5 III has been engineered to deliver a truly authentic listening experience, whether you're using headphones or the built-in Full-stage stereo speakers.
Thanks to improvements to materials and electronic components, the 3.5mm audio jack on the Xperia 5 III not only offers convenience but also delivers high fidelity sound quality. Distortion is reduced, especially between mid and max volume, and that brings more realistic sound – with clear ensembles, smooth vocals, and deep basslines.
Immerse yourself in sound all around you, as real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real. And with the Xperia 5 III, you can enjoy the experience through wired or wireless headphones or the built-in Full-stage stereo speakers.
If the music source you’re listening to is 2-channel stereo, then new 360 Spatial Sound comes into play. It enables the Xperia 5 III to upmix your favourite stereo tracks into an immersive sound experience, in real time. The technology works with local audio files and streaming services to further enhance your listening experience.
Positioned at the front of the phone, the Xperia 5 III features Full-stage stereo speakers to deliver immersive, high-quality sound when playing music or videos.
With its 21:9 CinemaWide™ display , the Xperia 5 III gives you a much wider view of the action – a major advantage in those close-fought contests.
On the native 120Hz Refresh rate display, fast-moving objects are rendered clearly for seriously smooth gameplay.
With 240Hz Motion blur reduction the display updates the image an incredible 240 times per second for blur-free action.
The Xperia 5 III lets you adjust white balance, so you can see the action more clearly and spot your opponents more easily. It's more comfortable for your eyes too so you can play for longer without feeling the strain.
An invaluable new gaming feature, L-γ raiser (Low gamma raiser) makes it easier to see your opponents in the dark. By enhancing image details in dark areas, it highlights your enemies without overexposing bright areas of the screen. So you can hit them before they hit you.
Audio is another important element for immersive gaming, so the Xperia 5 III offers a number of features to make it as clear and defined as possible.
For those games where you need exceptional accuracy combined with fast fingers, the Xperia 5 III gives you the edge.
Determined to climb that leaderboard? The Xperia 5 III has a range of features to help make sure you're fully focused and ready to perform.
The Xperia 5 III makes it incredibly simple to record and share your gaming highlights in high quality.
When using a charging cable for gaming, Heat Suppression power control powers the phone systems directly rather than charging the battery. This reduces thermal stress, helping to maintain gaming performance and keep your battery healthy for longer.
[A] OFF = high temperature [B] ON = low temperature
The Xperia 5 III is optimised with Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ for superior gaming performance.
Record movies with similar parameters and colour settings to the professionals. Expertise from our Digital Cinema Camera engineers, Look colour management pre-sets, 21:9 ratio, 4K HDR, 120fps slow-motion, and 24, 25, 30 and 60fps give you all the tools you need.
The Xperia 5 III features a range of UI improvements designed specifically with movie makers in mind.
The Xperia 5 III offers uncompromising power and performance yet it still fits perfectly in your hand and your pocket.
Despite measuring just 68mm in width and 8.2mm in depth, and weighing only 168g, the Xperia 5 III houses a powerful 4.500mAh battery.
Featuring mirror-effect glass on the back and a high quality metal frame, the Xperia 5 III comes in a choice of colours to reflect your style.
The Xperia 5 III comes with IP65/68 water resistance and dust protection, plus Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 on the front and back, making it durable as well as beautifully designed.
With a range of handy multi-window features the Xperia 5 III is tailor-made for multi-tasking.
Combining 5G and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity with the latest Qualcomm® Mobile Platform and innovative battery technologies, the Xperia 5 III raises the bar for smartphone performance.
The Xperia 5 III is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform to deliver the premium experiences you deserve. Make the most of the Xperia 5 III as a professional-quality camera, intelligent personal assistant, and elite gaming rig – all connected with truly global 5G multi-gigabit speeds.
A large capacity 4.500mAh battery gives the compact Xperia 5 III plenty of power to get you through your day.
The Xperia 5 III offers convenient fast charging and also features special charging technologies to prolong battery life.
The Xperia Transfer 2 app lets you transfer the content that matters from your old Android or iOS smartphone to your new Xperia 5 III. From photos, videos and music to your contacts, calendar, call history, and messages (SMS/MMS) – transfer them quickly, safely and easily.