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Sony XPERIA 1 III Dual-SIM 5G Smartphone (12GB/256GB) $798USD+FS

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[B&H Photo Video] Sony XPERIA 1 III Dual-SIM 5G Smartphone (12GB/256GB) $798USD+FS

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$798USD+FS. Duties are basically your provincial taxes that you would have to pay anyways.

This is a great phone with 12GB RAM, 256GB Storage, cameras, and an amazing 643ppi OLED 120 HZ screen. Also has expandable SD Card/2nd SIM slot and headphone plug. I think this is a lot better deal than the Xperia 5 IV for the same price.



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Performance
Operating System Android 11 (updateable
Memory 12 GB
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Storage Capacity 256 GB

Display
Size 6.5"
Native Resolution 3840 x 1644
Refresh Rate 120 Hz (at Max Brightness)
Aspect Ratio 21:9
Pixel Density 643 ppi
Panel Type OLED
Screen Coating Gorilla Glass Victus

Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone
Speaker 2 x Front-Facing
Media/Memory Card Slot Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC [1 TB Maximum]
SIM Card Slots 1 x Nano SIM
1 x Nano SIM (Shared with Memory Card Slot)

Communications
GSM 2G GSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
GSM 3G/3.5G UMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
4G LTE LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 71 Bands
5G NR n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78 Bands
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.2  
NFC Yes
GPS Yes

Camera System
Camera System Rear
Wide: 12 MP 1/1.7”-Type Sensor with a 24mm f/1.7 Lens (82° FoV)
Ultra Wide: 12 MP 1/2.5"-Type Sensor with a 16mm f/2.2 Lens (124° FoV)
Telephoto: 12 MP 1/2.9"-Type Sensor with a 70mm f/2.3 Lens (34° FoV)
Front
Wide: 8 MP 1/4"-Type Sensor with a f/2.0 Lens (78° FoV)
Camera Flash Rear: 1 x LED
Focus Type Rear Ultra Wide/Wide/Telephoto: Phase-Detect Autofocus
Computational Photography Multi-Frame Dynamic Range Enhancement (HDR)

Multi-Camera Depth-of-Field Control (Portrait Mode)

Multi-Camera Noise Reduction (Night Mode)
Video Recording Rear
UHD 4K at up to 60 fps (120 fps in Slow-Mo Mode)
General
Biometric Authentication Fingerprint
Sensors Fingerprint
Water Resistance Resistant
IP Rating IPX8
Keyboard Virtual
Pointing Device None
Battery Internal Lithium-Ion (4500.0 mAh)
Wireless Charging Qi
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.8 x 6.5 x 0.3" / 7.1 x 16.5 x 0.8 cm
Weight 6.6 oz / 187 g
18 replies
Newbie
Apr 11, 2017
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Rogido wrote: How do you mean "if you can wait"? Are you referring to the long shipping time? I thought the regular price for this phone was much higher, like, over $1500.
The one they linked is the global CT72 variant
Newbie
Sep 3, 2019
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How does the global vs NA Variants affect the device performance?
Sr. Member
Apr 15, 2008
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5G with the big three on the Mark Iv?
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BadB0ii wrote: How does the global vs NA Variants affect the device performance?
The international variant is missing a half-dozen 4g and 5g network bands, including 71, which is necessary for anyone on Freedom.
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Nov 24, 2018
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From several reports on Reddit, the international variant performs adequately on both 4g and 5g in Canada (Rogers/Bell), but may not be as reliable as NA variant.
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Apr 15, 2008
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Thanks ^.

Not being NA band optimized, I’ve noticed that sometimes the international variants of phones lead to battery drain as a result. Maybe anecdotal.
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How many years of updates sony phone normally get?

seems like this one gets only 2 years with a quick search...
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After getting a sony Xperia z5 several years ago, will never get another Sony phone. Slow, no support, much happier with OnePlus and pixels
Newbie
Sep 3, 2019
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Does anyone know how warranty in canada is handled for phones purchased from US?
Deal Guru
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I'm okay as long as I can run the software I want. Latest versions add features, but that includes crappy features, as well. Don't know why guys hyperventilate if they're not running the latest Android or whatever.

However, if I were one of those people, I would learn how to install custom ROMs, which isn't that difficult to do, so you don't have to solely rely on the manufacturer.
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The issue is not getting new android, its the security updates that will stop and make your phone susceptible to "none ethical hackers", bad apps stealing or accessing data/things you did not permission without your knowledge and so on.

look at it this way, xperia 1 iii security updates will end in Aug 2023 so may be you are good for another 1 year if you buy today, in other hand Xperia 1 IV has promise of 3 years of security update so updates will end may 2025 so you can get about 3 years from that phone but it costs double. (say we are good for another 6 months after last update on both phones)

so for Xperia 1 iii you pay $789 for 1 year normal life of phone , then you are on your own to risk it and do whatever you want of course

Xperia 1iv is $1400, it has a brighter screen and better camera and some minor issues fixed from 1 iii as well as newer cpu and bigger battery .
$1400 for 3 year normal life of phone = $466 per year.

Sony knows very well what they are doing and why they dropped the price on 1 iii. I would get xperia 1 iv today for a lower cost per year over the next 3 years or wait for Xperia 1 V that will hopefully come out next year and sony might even improve the updates as they did from 2 to 3 years on 1 iv.
Newbie
Sep 3, 2019
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the duties on this seem like alot more than 13% provincial tax
I'm getting 267USD in duties and taxes on an $800 phone.
Does this not kill the deal? is it not immediately better to try to find this phone for sale in Canada?

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