Speed and beyond, made compact
Compact yet powerful, the Xperia 5 III blends its predecessor's remarkable AF speed with new optics reaching up to 105mm. From imaging to gaming, this is a hand-fit smartphone that goes above and beyond your expectations.
Serious power in a hand-fit design
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.
Professional technology from Alpha cameras
Outstanding ZEISS quality in your Xperia® ZEISS optics calibrated specifically for your Xperia® smartphone. The ZEISS® T* coating contributes to exquisite rendering and contrast by reducing reflections.
Outstanding ZEISS quality in your Xperia®
Four versatile lens options to unleash your creativity 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.
Four versatile lens options to unleash your creativity
Lightning fast focus, even at long range An optical telephoto lens up to 105 mm with fast AF lets you capture moving subjects even at a distance. Crucially, the two focal lengths are included in one telephoto module, complete with Dual PDAF sensors. So when you switch between 70 mm and 105 mm, the focal lens unit and the AF lens unit work in unison to focus fast.
Lightning fast focus, even at long range
Object tracking locks on to fast-moving subjects 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.
Object tracking locks on to fast-moving subjects
Create bokeh effects with basic mode The Xperia 5 III makes it easy to capture striking images with artistic bokeh effects, adding another layer of creativity to your photography.
Create bokeh effects with basic mode
Experience Real-time Eye AF-for humans and animals 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.
Experience Real-time Eye AF-for humans and animals
Burst shooting at up to 20 fps and low-light noise reduction lets you take pictures you never thought possible with a smartphone.
Capture the previously impossible
Using continuous shooting in a low-light situation" Thanks to BIONZ X™ for mobile engine, the Xperia 5 III produces images with less noise than its predecessor when using burst mode in low light
Better quality burst shooting in low light
With up to 20 fps continuous burst shooting, complete with autofocus and auto exposure, you can capture countless moments in seconds
Never miss the moment
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.
A digital zoom with a difference
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.
Fast access to key camera features
With Photography Pro on the Xperia 5 III you'll find controls usually found on professional cameras.
Shoot like the pros
Using an interface inspired by Alpha cameras, you can choose automatic settings or manually control ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and more.
Photography Pro - inspired by Alpha cameras
The Xperia 5 III lets you shoot in RAW format, which means you have all the original image data at your disposal. Unlike compressed image files like JPEGs, this gives you total control over the final results when it comes to editing and processing your shots.
RAW shooting for professional editing
Just like a professional camera, the Xperia 5 III has a dedicated ergonomic shutter button for easy, comfortable shooting.
Dedicated shutter button
The Xperia 5 III has been designed to deliver great quality images even in low-light situations.
Photos with less noise in dark scenes
The Xperia 5 III has a larger sensor to capture more light, and BIONZ X™ for mobile to deliver outstanding results in all lighting conditions.
Great shots in low light.
Our 1/1.7" Exmor RS™ image sensor has larger pixels, which receive more light for better image quality.
Get more clarity from a bigger sensor
The BIONZ X® for mobile engine has a unique algorithm developed by Sony, for increased light sensitivity and images with less noise.
Better light sensitivity with BIONZ X for mobile engine
Capture smooth, stable video 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 stabilization. The result is supremely smooth, shake-free video footage.
Capture smooth, stable video
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.
For movie lovers
Everything you watch, remastered to perfection The X1™ for mobile engine brings BRAVIA HDR remaster technology to everything you watch. Even streaming content will have more contrast, color, and clarity.
An immersive viewing experience
Dolby Atmos® sound, tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment 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.
Everything you watch, remastered to perfection
Experience color as the creators intended Enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows with color exactly as the creators intended. Creator mode "powered by CineAlta" delivers unprecedented color accuracy, referencing the color reproduction of Sony professional color monitors used in leading Hollywood studio productions.
Dolby Atmos® sound, tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment
Ultra smooth scrolling Thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate, the display offers incredibly smooth scrolling and seamless image transitions when you're browsing the Internet or navigating the menu.
Experience color as the creators intended
Hear music as it was meant to be heard. 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.
Ultra smooth scrolling
3.5 mm audio jack for ultimate sound quality Thanks to improvements to materials and electronic components, the 3.5 mm 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.
For music lovers
Like being there live with the artist 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.
3.5 mm audio jack for ultimate sound quality
Turn your stereo music into immersive 360 Spatial Sound 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 favorite 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.
Like being there live with the artist
Full-Stage stereo speakers for powerful, high-quality sound 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.
Turn your stereo music into immersive 360 Spatial Sound
DSEE Ultimate enhances the quality of all your digital music, using AI to automatically improve audio frequency and dynamic range in real time. Both high and low ranges are improved, taking each track close to High-Resolution Audio quality. It works with wired or wireless headphones, on local files and even streaming services.
Full-Stage stereo speakers for powerful, high-quality sound
With High-Resolution Audio or High-Resolution Audio Wireless via LDAC, you can hear music that reproduces the full range of sound, with dynamics and detail just as the artists intended.
Improve the quality of all your music with AI
Get 3 months of TIDAL free with the Xperia 5 III The Xperia 5 III is designed for 360 Reality Audio with unique hardware decoding to optimize sound quality when listening to music on TIDAL. And new TIDAL subscribers will get 3 months of TIDAL Hi-Fi free when they buy an Xperia 5 III, including the 360 Reality Audio experience.
Music with quality and detail as the artist intended
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.
Get 3 months of TIDAL free with the Xperia 5 III
Fluid motion with 120Hz On the native 120Hz refresh rate display, fast-moving objects are rendered clearly for seriously smooth gameplay.
For mobile gamers
Experience blur-free action With 240Hz motion blur reduction the display updates the image an incredible 240 times per second for blur-free action.
A wider view. Advantage you.
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.
Fluid motion with 120Hz
Strike first in the dark An invaluable new gaming feature, L- 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.
Experience blur-free action
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.
Maintain peak performance with custom display settings
Audio equalizer lets you heighten sounds such as footsteps or gunshots, so you can hear your opponents coming and react before they do.
Strike first in the dark
In team games, good communication is vital. So the Xperia 5 III features the Optimize V.C. microphone, which reduces background noise based on your chosen headset type. Meaning you and your teammates can hear each other loud and clear.
Improve gameplay with custom audio settings
The 3.5 mm audio jack lets you plug in your favorite gaming headset and enjoy in-game sound and chat with almost no audio latency.
Hear your opponents coming
For those games where you need exceptional accuracy combined with fast fingers, the Xperia 5 III gives you the edge.
Clearer communication with your team
The Xperia 5 III supports 240Hz touch scanning rate, meaning the action happens exactly as you intended for precision control. And with fast touch response, the system recognizes your touch at the precise moment you intended.
Gaming with almost no audio latency
When the action is raging all around you, even tiny mistakes can be costly-so the Xperia 5 III lets you block the touch area on your display to avoid wrong moves.
Accuracy is everything
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.
Precise and fast moves
Choose Competition mode to disable notifications, incoming calls, and other potential distractions so you can focus purely on your gameplay.
No wrong moves
Tune your performance and touch response, speed, and frame rate for improved gameplay. Or choose battery life mode to make sure your gaming time lasts as long as possible.
Get in the zone
While you're playing, a handy side-view window lets you search for in-game tips and videos-ideal if you're struggling to complete a particular challenge or level.
No distractions, just you and the game
The Xperia 5 III makes it incredibly simple to record and share your gaming highlights in high quality.
Find your ideal settings for gaming
Whatever you're playing, R.T. record (Rewind time record) automatically prerecords 30 seconds of game footage. So you can easily rewind and capture key moments like match-winning plays, then share them online.
In-game help and tips
Now you can relive your winning moments in all their glory thanks to high-quality recording in up to 120 fps.
Record and share your gameplay
To help you create gameplay videos to share online, Audio mixer lets you adjust voice volume and game volume separately for a balanced sound. And it lets you record at maximum volume even if you're gaming at low volume on a headset.
Never miss your best gaming moments
Want to take a screenshot of a key moment or memorable victory" The Xperia 5 III is able to capture up to 600 images in 30 seconds, so it couldn't be simpler.
High-quality up to 120 fps game recording
Overheating Prevention 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
Adjustable audio settings
Optimized performance for gaming The Xperia 5 III is optimized with Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ for superior gaming performance.
Screenshot those big moments
Take control with a DUALSHOCK® 4 controller For even more fun on-the-go, you can connect your Xperia 5 III with a DUALSHOCK®4 controller and play a range of Android games.
Create movies the pros would be proud of Record movies with similar parameters and color settings to the professionals. Expertise from our Digital Cinema Camera engineers, Look color management presets, 21:9 ratio, 4K HDR, 120 fps slow-motion, and 24, 25, 30 and 60 fps give you all the tools you need.
Optimized performance for gaming
Eight different color settings let you bring the mood of different cinema styles to your videos. These include VENICE CS, inspired by our professional camera CineAlta VENICE, which features smooth color gradation and a softer, lower contrast curve for a classic cinematic look that's perfect for drama productions.
Take control with a DUALSHOCK® 4 controller
With its four versatile lens options up to 105mm, you can expand your repertoire of shots and take your cinematography to the next level.
Capture high-quality slow-motion footage in 4K HDR 120 fps to create dramatic and expressive moments.
Create movies the pros would be proud of
The Xperia 5 III includes our industry-leading audio separation technology for highly-effective wind filtering.
Realize your vision with cinematic color settings
The Xperia 5 III features a range of UI improvements designed specifically with movie makers in mind.
Four versatile lenses give you more creative options
To help you control your workflow, you can easily check how much free memory is remaining and how much recording time is still available.
Shoot stunning slow-motion in 4K HDR 120 fps
The Xperia 5 III lets you easily check which parameters you used on a particular clip so you can apply them to other projects. Each clip's parameter details now include resolution, FPS, Look, lens, stabilizer, WB, ISO, Shutter angle/speed, focus, and audio level.
Record clear sound, free from wind noise
Now it's easier to check the audio level meter and know when the audio has exceeded the peak, with the Max level indicator continuing to display for 0.5 seconds.
Streamlining the filmmaking process
To review and organize your footage, you can easily access and play back clips using simple swipe movements.
Check remaining recording time
Power packed. Pocket sized. The Xperia 5 III offers uncompromising power and performance, yet it still fits perfectly in your hand and your pocket.
Easy access to recording settings info
Despite measuring just 2.7" in width and 0.3" in depth, and weighing only 6 oz, the Xperia 5 III houses a powerful 4.500mAh battery.
Keep tabs on audio levels
Featuring mirror-effect glass on the back and a high-quality metal frame, the Xperia 5 III comes in a choice of colors to reflect your style.
Easily access and play back your clips
Built tough for everyday life 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.
Power packed. Pocket sized.
When the Xperia 5 III is paired with Sony headphones, you can easily access the Sony | Headphones Connect app using the Side sense menu.
Slim, lightweight body houses a powerful battery
The 21:9 CinemaWide™ screen easily divides into two sections-perfect for browsing the web and watching a video at the same time.
Elegant and refined
In Multi-Window mode you can quickly switch between your last used and recommended apps-making it faster to find the app you want in the top and bottom window.
Built tough for everyday life
The 21:9 CinemaWide™ display is longer than most screens, giving you more space for browsing, maps, videos, social networks, and more.
Multi-tasking made easy
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.
Side sense and Sony | Headphones Connect
For uncompromised high-quality downloads and streaming of even high-resolution files, the Xperia 5 III can deliver a super-fast 5G connection.
See more and do more with Multi-window
With Wi-Fi 6 you get a better connection - with higher speed, lower latency and improved connectivity management when multiple devices are on the same network.
Smart connectivity takes Xperia's deep learning technology that utilizes Sony's Neural Network Libraries and analyzes Wi-Fi signals to predict near-future connectivity issues. The Xperia 5 III assesses the quality of available Wi-Fi before connecting so there's no more grabbing Wi-Fi that doesn't work. If it predicts any compromise in Wi-Fi connection quality, it uses your mobile data instead. With Xperia, you're always on the best connection available.
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Experience the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform 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 compact battery that's big on power A large capacity 4.500mAh battery gives the compact Xperia 5 III plenty of power to get you through your day.
All the speed you need
The Xperia 5 III offers convenient fast charging and also features special charging technologies to prolong battery life.
Next generation 5G connectivity
When you need to give your battery a boost, you can fast charge up to 50% in just 30 minutes with the included charger XZQ-UC1.
Stream and browse faster with Wi-Fi 6
Our charging technologies keep your battery healthy for longer. Battery care keeps your phone from overcharging, while Xperia Adaptive Charging monitors your phone as it charges, to make sure the battery isn't overworked.
Easy content transfer from your old iPhone or Android device 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.
Experience the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform
All on-screen images are for illustrative purposes only. 5G network and availability may vary depending on country, carrier, software version, and user environment. Lens expression is equivalent to 35 mm focal length.
A compact battery that's big on power
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