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Sony Xperia 1 III vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)

Side by side comparison between Sony Xperia 1 III vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Sony Xperia 1 III
6.5"
OLED

1644x3840

12
MP

8mp

12GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
10PointsApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)Compare Sony Xperia 1 III X
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
6.7"
AMOLED

1284x2778

12
MP

12mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Hexa

3687
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Sony Xperia 1 III

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal. Therefore, you shouldn't only consider this. Our goal is to help you, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which one is the best! Comment!

Xperia 1 III18 Advantages Sony Xperia 1 IIIvsiPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)10 Advantages Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core2%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs3.1Ghz 64bit Hexa-Core
+12GB LPDDR5100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs6GB LPDDR4X
+256GB (230GB available)107%
More internal storage for applications and files
vs128GB (111GB available)
+Until 1TB microSD, microSDXCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+186 grams (6.51 ounces)22%
Lighter
vs226 grams (7.91 ounces)
+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
vs60Hz
+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
vs16 million
+1644x3840 pixels77%
Higher resolution screen
vs1284x2778 pixels
+643 PPI41%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs457 PPI
+2500000 apps (Google Play Store)19%
More apps available to download and use
vs2100000 apps (App Store)
+3.5mm jackAdvantage
Headsets with 3.5mm Jack size are more common and easy to find in stores
vsproprietary audio output
+Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)Advantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+4500 mAh22%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs3687 mAh
+30W50%
More power (watts) to charge the battery faster. Sometimes, the charger that comes with the device doesn't have the same power supported by the device. Check before you buy it.
vs20W
+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
vsNot supported
+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
vs5.0 + A2DP/LE
+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
+Type-CAdvantage
Reversible connector, you can stick in a USB-C cable any which way; either side is up.
vsUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
UFS 3.0vs+NVMe (SSD)Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs+7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)11%
Thinner
Aluminum frame, glass front/backvs+Stainless steel body, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
OLEDvs+Super AMOLEDAdvantage
Super AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
6.5"vs+6.7"3%
Larger screen
LED flashvs+Dual-LED flashAdvantage
The Dual-LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
f/1.7 (aperture)vs+f/1.6 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
(front) 8MPvs+(dual front camera) 12MP + 0.3MP54%
Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
5G SA/NSAvs+5G NRAdvantage
The 5G NR network is newer and faster
(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbpsvs+(5G NR) 5000 Mbps150%
Faster for surfing the internet and download files

31 Common items in both devices
HDR10+ / Dolby Vision/HDR10
(quad camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP + 0.3MP
Digital and optical zoom
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo/video on both cameras
+24 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresSony Xperia 1 IIIApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
ModelXperia 1 IIIiPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Other model namesSony Xperia 1 III (XQBC52V.UKCX, XQBC62/V, SO-51B, SOG03)iPhone 12 Pro Max A2342, A2410, A2411, A2412
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandSonyApple
Release dateJune, 2021October, 2020
Depth8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)7.4 millimeters (0.29 inches)
Size (width x height)71 x 165 millimeters (2.8 x 6.5 in)78.1 x 160.8 millimeters (3.07 x 6.33 in)
Weight186 grams (6.51 ounces)226 grams (7.91 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, glass front/backStainless steel body, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
System (OS)Sony Xperia 1 IIIApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Operating systemAndroid 11iOS 14
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareSony Xperia 1 IIIApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350 (5nm)64bit - Apple A14 Bionic (5nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 680
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 680
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 680
Hexa-Core, 2 processors:
3.1Ghz Dual-Core Firestorm
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Icestorm
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 660 840MhzApple GPU MP4
RAM memory12GB LPDDR56GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (230GB available)
UFS 3.0
128GB (111GB available)
NVMe (SSD)
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Not supported
DisplaySony Xperia 1 IIIApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Display typeOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size6.5" inches6.7" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.2% (screen-to-body ratio)~87.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1644x3840 pixels (21:9)1284x2778 pixels (19.5:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive Multitouch 10-pointsCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)643 PPI457 PPI
Colors1 billion16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass VictusCeramic Shield
Display features120Hz, HDR10+60Hz, 800 nits, Dolby Vision/HDR10
Mobile networksSony Xperia 1 IIIApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF) + e-SIM
Maximum download/upload2000/1024 Mbps5000/200 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G, 5G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800/1900, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat20
VoLTE

America version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48)

Europe version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)

Asia version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46)
LTE Cat20
VoLTE

A2342 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2410 version:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 66, 71)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)

A2411, A2412 versions:
LTE (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 66)
TD-LTE (34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48)
Primary 5G networkAmerica version:
SA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78)

Europe version:
SA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78)

Asia version:
SA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78, 79)
A2342 version:
Sub6/mmWave (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 71, 77, 78, 79, 260, 261)

A2410, A2411, A2412 versions:
Sub6 (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78, 79)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSAGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA, 5G NR
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900Not supported
Secondary 3G networkUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100Not supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+Not supported
CallingSony Xperia 1 IIIApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
CameraSony Xperia 1 IIIApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.3|70mmf/2.8|105mm1/2.9"PDAFOIS4.4x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2124º16mm1/2.6"PDAF
0.3MP depthTOF3D
(quad camera)
12 megapixels
12MP ultrawidef/2.4120º13mm1/3.6"
12MP telephotof/2.265mm1/3.4"1.0µmPDAFOIS2.5x-optical-zoom
0.3MP TOF 3DLiDAR-scanner
Main camera resolution4000x3000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160) 120 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 60 fps
FlashLED flashDual-LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.7 (aperture)f/1.6 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.7" inchesfeature not registered
Pixel size1.8µm pixel1.7µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo/video on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraSony Xperia 1 IIIApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels(dual front camera)
12 megapixels
0.3MP SL 3D
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (secondary)4K UHD (3840x2160)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.2 (aperture)
Focal length24mm lens23mm lens
Sensor size1/4" inches1/3.6" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixelfeature not registered
MultimediaSony Xperia 1 IIIApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMPEG4, H.265, H.264, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, AAX+, AIFF
ConnectivitySony Xperia 1 IIIApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 proprietary connector
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)Proprietary TV-out
Audio output3.5mm jackproprietary audio output
Bluetooth5.2 + A2DP/LE5.0 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNASupportedNot supported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported
Other functionsSony Xperia 1 IIIApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Face unlock
Other features- Colors: Frosted Black, Gray, Purple
- 60Hz display in 4K resolution
- Cameras with ZEISS optics
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Dynamic vibration system
- PS4 Remote Play
- DUALSHOCK 4 compatibility
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Silver, Graphite, Gold, Pacific Blue
- Oleophobic coating screen
- Face ID
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX)
- WiFi hotspot
Power supplySony Xperia 1 IIIApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
BatteryLiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
Battery capacity4500 mAh3687 mAh
Charger, watts30W Fast battery charging
Reverse charging USB between devices
WPC/Qi Wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging between devices
USB Power Delivery 3.0
20W Fast battery charging
15W Qi wireless charging
USB Power Delivery 2.0
Talk time autonomyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rateSony Xperia 1 IIIApple iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.99W/kg (head) | 0.99W/kg (body)
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