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Xperia 5 III

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.


Xperia 5 III | Compact Design, 4500mAh Battery

Xperia 5 III
Xperia 5 III in green, front and rear views


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 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.   

For photographers
Professional technology from Alpha cameras

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.

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.

Back of an Xperia 5 III showing different lenses
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.

Lightning fast focus, even at long range

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.

Stunning images every time

With four versatile lens options, the Xperia 5 III puts a huge variety of shots within your reach.

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.  

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.

Outdoor shot of dog on leash with blurred bokeh background
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. 

Capture the previously impossible

Burst shooting at up to 20fps and low light noise reduction lets you take pictures you never thought possible with a smartphone.

Golden retriever dog, blurry with standard digital zoom
Golden retriever dog, clear with AI super resolution zoom
A digital zoom with a difference

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. 

Fast access to key camera features

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. 

Shoot like the pros

With Photography Pro on the Xperia 5 III you'll find controls usually found on professional cameras.

Photos with less noise in dark scenes

The Xperia 5 III has been designed to deliver great quality images even in low light situations.

Split screen image of a young girl outside at night, one clear, one blurry
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 stabilisation. The result is supremely smooth, shake-free video footage.

For movie lovers
An immersive viewing experience

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.    

Xperia 5 III next to a BRAVIA TV, both showing the same scene of rock formation
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, colour and clarity.

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.

Man sitting outside looking at an Xperia 5 III
Person holding an Xperia 5 III showing a beautiful sunset
Experience colour as the creators intended

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.

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.

Illustration of two phones, one showing 120Hz repeated clearly. the other showing 60Hz repeating slightly blurred
For music lovers
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. 

3.5mm audio jack for ultimate sound quality

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.

Person plugging wired headphones into the 3.5mm audio jack on an Xperia 5 III
Man listening to music on headphones in a city with an illustration of 360 sound around his head
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.

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 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. 

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Xperia 5 III showing a music interface and illustrated sound waves coming from the speakers
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.

For mobile gamers
A wider view. Advantage you.

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. 

Split screen image of a first person shooter in 60Hz and 120Hz
Fluid motion with 120Hz

On the native 120Hz Refresh rate display, fast-moving objects are rendered clearly for seriously smooth gameplay.

Experience blur-free action

With 240Hz Motion blur reduction the display updates the image an incredible 240 times per second for blur-free action.

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Gaming image with customised white balance settings
Maintain peak performance with custom display settings

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.

Strike first in the dark

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.

Split image showing the same gaming scene with Low gamma raiser on and off
Improve gameplay with custom audio settings

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.

Accuracy is everything

For those games where you need exceptional accuracy combined with fast fingers, the Xperia 5 III gives you the edge. 

Get in the zone

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. 

Record and share your gameplay

The Xperia 5 III makes it incredibly simple to record and share your gaming highlights in high quality. 

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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

Optimised performance for gaming

The Xperia 5 III is optimised with Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ for superior gaming performance.

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Person gaming on Xperia 5 III using dualshock controller
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.

For filmmakers
Man using an Xperia 5 III to film outdoors
Create movies the pros would be proud of

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.

Streamlining the filmmaking process

The Xperia 5 III features a range of UI improvements designed specifically with movie makers in mind. 

Person putting the Xperia 5 III in their pocket
Power packed. Pocket sized.

The Xperia 5 III offers uncompromising power and performance yet it still fits perfectly in your hand and your pocket.

Slim, lightweight body houses a powerful battery

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. 

Elegant and refined

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. 

Xperia 5 III in green with water splashing around
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.

Multi-tasking made easy

With a range of handy multi-window features the Xperia 5 III is tailor-made for multi-tasking. 

For performance
All the speed you need

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.  

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Next generation 5G connectivity

For uncompromised high-quality downloads and streaming of even high resolution files, the Xperia 5 III can deliver a super-fast 5G connection.

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Stream and browse faster with Wi-Fi 6

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.

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Smart connectivity

Smart connectivity takes Xperia’s deep learning technology that utilises Sony's Neural Network Libraries and analyses 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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chip on a circuit board
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.

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Reliable for longer

The Xperia 5 III offers convenient fast charging and also features special charging technologies to prolong battery life.

Phone showing 50% charge
Up to 50% charge in just 30 minutes

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.

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A healthy battery, even after 3 years of use

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.

1. Battery capacity
2. Battery lifespan
3. Normal charging

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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.

Xperia Transfer 2 app to be discontinued

The Xperia Transfer 2 app will be discontinued on June 30th, 2023. However, using Android OS functions you can still easily transfer data from older models when setting up your new Xperia product. Before transferring data, we recommend that you update the Android OS of the device that’s receiving data to the latest version.

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Accessibility for Xperia

Our smartphones include visual, hearing and action assist technology.

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 35mm focal length.

Actual product features, specifications, applications, services, network availability, colours and sizes may vary. Features and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

Some images are for illustrative purposes only.

Lens expression is equivalent to 35mm focal length.

Specifications & Features

The Xperia 5 III combines fast, powerful performance and long battery life with the latest Sony camera, display, sound and gaming technologies – all in a compact design that's easy to use one-handed.
  • An optical telephoto lens up to 105mm

  • Compact design, powerful 4,500mAh battery

  • Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals

  • 6.1” 21:9 CinemaWide™ HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh rate display

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 Mobile Platform

157 x 68 x 8.2 mm
168 g
Water resistant (IPX5/IPX8), Dust proof (IP6X)
Dual SIM hybrid
4500 mAh
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