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Xiaomi Redmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB) vs Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)

Side by side comparison between Xiaomi Redmi 9T vs Sony Xperia 5 III phones, differences, pros, cons with full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Sony Xperia 5 III XXiaomi Redmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB)05Points
Xiaomi Redmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB)
6.53"
IPS

1080x2340

48
MP

8mp

4GB
RAM

64bit Octa

6000
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
31PointsSony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)Compare Xiaomi Redmi 9T X
Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)
6.1"
OLED

1080x2520

12
MP

8mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4500
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)

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!

Redmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB)5 Advantages Xiaomi Redmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB)vsXperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)31 Advantages Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)
+6.53"7%
Larger screen
vs6.1"
+(quad camera) 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP67%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(triple camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
+6000 mAh33%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs4500 mAh
+2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(dedicated slot)Advantage
More SIM card slots. You can choose more carriers.
vs2 slots (Dual-SIM)
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
2Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs+2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Core34%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
4GB LPDDR4Xvs+8GB LPDDR4X100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
UFS 2.2vs+UFS 3.0Advantage
Fastest write and read storage.
198 grams (6.93 ounces)vs+168 grams (5.88 ounces)18%
Lighter
9.6 millimeters (0.38 inches)vs+8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)17%
Thinner
Plastic body, glass frontvs+Aluminum frame, glass front/backAdvantage
More resistant material
TFT IPS LCDvs+OLEDAdvantage
OLED display is brighter and more vivid
Not supportedvs+HDR10+Advantage
The HDR10+ display provides vibrant colors and more details
60Hzvs+120Hz100%
The display reproduces more frames per second because the frequency (Hertz) is higher, improves fluidity and tires your eyes less.
16 millionvs+1 billion62 times
More colors on the screen is better quality images and videos
1080x2340 pixelsvs+1080x2520 pixels8%
Higher resolution screen
395 PPIvs+449 PPI14%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
Only digital zoomvs+Digital and optical zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
EIS: Digital stabilizationvs+OIS: Optical stabilizationAdvantage
Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
Not supportedvs+BSI sensorAdvantage
The BSI sensor allows the entry of more light generating photos with more detail and brightness
1/2" inchesvs+1/1.7" inches18%
The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth.
f/1.8 (aperture)vs+f/1.7 (aperture)6%
Diaphragm opening (Aperture) of the camera which has the smallest F number takes photos with better light exposure.
Full HD (1920x1080)vs+4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
(front) Full HD (1920x1080)vs+(front) 4K UHD (3840x2160)3 times
More image quality for recording videos with the secondary camera
Android 10vs+Android 11Advantage
Android 11 is newer and safer
4G+ LTE-Avs+5G SA/NSAAdvantage
The 5G SA/NSA network is newer and faster
(4G+ LTE-A) 400 Mbpsvs+(5G SA/NSA) 2000 Mbps4 times
Faster for surfing the internet and download files
Not supportedvs+GyroscopeAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
Not supportedvs+BarometerAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
18Wvs+30W67%
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.
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOvs+802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMOAdvantage
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+DLNAAdvantage
With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device.
5.0 + A2DP/LEvs+5.2 + A2DP/LEAdvantage
Bluetooth 5.2 + A2DP/LE is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+NFCAdvantage
NFC allows you to make payments by approach quickly and securely
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Govs+USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoAdvantage
Newer and faster USB version for transferring photos, mp3 or data.
Water repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)vs+IP68 certifiedAdvantage
Protection against water allows you talk to your friends in the rain, for example

23 Common items in both devices
128GB (106GB available) / 128GB (109GB available)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
LED flash
PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
(front) 8MP
Capacitive
+16 specs and more in the table below

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Physical featuresXiaomi Redmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB)Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)
ModelRedmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB)Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)
Other model names红米9T M2010J19SG (Global 128GB + 4GB RAM)Sony Xperia 5 III XQBQ52G.UKCX (128GB + 8GB RAM)
Country or region available(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandXiaomiSony
Release dateJanuary, 2021June, 2021
Depth9.6 millimeters (0.38 inches)8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)77.3 x 162.3 millimeters (3.04 x 6.39 in)68 x 157 millimeters (2.68 x 6.18 in)
Weight198 grams (6.93 ounces)168 grams (5.88 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsPlastic body, glass frontAluminum frame, glass front/back
Protection against water and othersWater repellent nano-coating (don't immerse)IP68 certified: water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30min and dust-resistant
System (OS)Xiaomi Redmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB)Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 11
Firmware updatefeature not registeredfeature not registered
HardwareXiaomi Redmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB)Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)
Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SM6115 (11nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350 (5nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 2 processors:
2Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 260 Silver
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 680
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 680
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 680
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 610 950MhzQualcomm Adreno 660 840Mhz
RAM memory4GB LPDDR4X8GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (106GB available)
UFS 2.2
128GB (109GB available)
UFS 3.0
External storageUntil 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(dedicated slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayXiaomi Redmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB)Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)
Display typeTFT IPS LCDOLED
Screen size6.53" inches6.1" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~83.4% (screen-to-body ratio)~81.4% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels (19.5:9)1080x2520 pixels (21:9)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 10-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)395 PPI449 PPI
Colors16 million1 billion
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 3Gorilla Glass 6
Display features60Hz, 400 nits120Hz, HDR10+
Mobile networksXiaomi Redmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB)Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)
Dual-SIMDual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual-SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(hybrid slot/shares the same microSD slot)
SIM card2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots (Dual-SIM)
nano-SIM (4FF)
Maximum download/upload400/150 Mbps2000/1024 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkLTE Cat13 (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28)
TD-LTE (38, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat20 (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)
VoLTE
Primary 5G networkNot supportedSA/NSA/Sub6 (1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A, 5G SA/NSA
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedUMTS 800/850/900/1700/1900/2100
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+
CallingXiaomi Redmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB)Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)
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
CameraXiaomi Redmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB)Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)
Back camera (main camera)(quad camera)
48 megapixels
8MP ultrawidef/2.2120º1/4"1.12µm
2MP macrof/2.4
2MP depthf/2.4
(triple camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephotof/2.3|70mmf/2.8|105mm1/2.9"PDAFOIS4.4x-optical-zoom
12MP ultrawidef/2.2124º16mm1/2.6"PDAF
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)Full HD (1920x1080) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160) 120 fps
FlashLED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.7 (aperture)
Focal length26mm lens24mm lens
Sensor size1/2" inches1/1.7" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.8µm pixel
AutofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
2ª cameraXiaomi Redmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB)Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)
Front camera (secondary)8 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution3264x2448 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080)4K UHD (3840x2160)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.1 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens24mm lens
Sensor size1/4" inches1/4" inches
Pixel size1.12µm pixel1.12µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Redmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB)Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
ConnectivityXiaomi Redmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB)Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputUSB Type-C (reversible)USB Type-C (reversible)
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
Bluetooth5.0 + A2DP/LE5.2 + A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax wifi6 (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz) + MIMO
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCNot supportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Redmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB)Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Compass
Ambient Light sensor
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Carbon Gray, Twilight Blue, Sunrise Orange, Ocean Green
- MIUI 12
- Hi-Res audio
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Stereo dual speakers
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Green, Pink
- Cameras with ZEISS optics
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- Dynamic vibration system
- PS4 Remote Play
- DUALSHOCK 4 compatibility
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supplyXiaomi Redmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB)Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)
BatteryLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)LiPo: Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Battery capacity6000 mAh4500 mAh
Charger, watts18W Fast battery charging
2.5W Reverse charging USB between devices
30W Fast battery charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Talk time autonomy3360 minutes | 56 hours | 2.3 daysfeature not registered
Standby40320 minutes | 672 hours | 28 daysfeature not registered
Radiation rateXiaomi Redmi 9T (Global 128GB/4GB)Sony Xperia 5 III (XQ-BQ52)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registeredfeature not registered
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