88points

OnePlus 9 Pro

85points

Sony Xperia 5 III

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OnePlus 9 Pro vs Sony Xperia 5 III

OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III

Why is OnePlus 9 Pro better than Sony Xperia 5 III?

  • 16.93% higher pixel density
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    525ppivs449ppi
  • 4GB more RAM memory
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    12GBvs8GB
  • 1.7x higher resolution
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    1440 x 3216pxvs1080 x 2520px
  • 3x more megapixels (main camera)
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    50MP & 48MP & 8MP & 2MPvs12MP & 12MP & 12MP
  • 9.84% bigger screen size
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    6.7"vs6.1"
  • 2x more megapixels (front camera)
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    16MPvs8MP
  • Has wireless charging
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  • Has a radio
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Why is Sony Xperia 5 III better than OnePlus 9 Pro?

  • Has an external memory slot
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  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    2160 x 120fpsvs4320 x 30fps
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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  • 5.56% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/1.7 & f/2.3 & f/2.2vsf/2.2 & f/1.8 & f/2.4 & f/2.4
  • 29g lighter
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    168gvs197g
  • Has a BSI sensor
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  • Newer Gorilla Glass version.
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    Gorilla Glass 6vsGorilla Glass 5
  • 0.5mm thinner
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    8.2mmvs8.7mm

Price comparison

User reviews

Overall Rating

OnePlus 9 Pro
9.1
26 User reviews
OnePlus 9 Pro
9.1/10
26 User reviews
Sony Xperia 5 III
10.0
2 User reviews
Sony Xperia 5 III
10.0/10
2 User reviews

Features

Build quality

9.0/10
25 votes
10.0/10
2 votes

Display quality

9.3/10
25 votes
10.0/10
2 votes

Battery life

7.9/10
25 votes
10.0/10
2 votes

Photography

8.6/10
25 votes
9.5/10
2 votes

Performance

9.4/10
25 votes
9.5/10
2 votes

Comments

Guardian-Angel

Guardian-Angel

11 months ago

10 / 10

The best value-for-money flagship smartphone 2021

Guardian-Angel

Guardian-Angel

11 months ago

10 / 10

Got this phone for £800, about £200 cheaper than any other phone in its class. Despite that, it comes with everything you'd expect from a flagship phone: top-grade hardware, great ergonomics and a capacious battery. Snapdragon 888 delivers impressive performance in any application without overheating too much. The QHD 120Hz 525 PPI Fluid2 AMOLED display provides stunning visual clarity, sharpness and vivid colours. The refresh rate can get as low as 1Hz, which helps a lot with battery economy for people wanting an always-on display. It's actually one of the best, if not the best, display on the market. Can't say much about the camera, as it's the least important feature for me and because I don't have any expertise in this field. But it does take photos, and they look decentish enough as far as I can tell. The phone comes with a 65W charger and goes from 0 to full battery in under 30 minutes. The battery itself performs well and, under normal circumstances, lasts me 2 days (listening to music, regular browsing, steam/discord chatting, short game sessions). But it does run out much quicker in games. If you're a bit tight on budget or are not interested in all the bells and whistles that other pricier counterparts offer, like a second rear display, 999x camera zoom, IR blasters, stylus support etc, consider buying this phone!

Pros

  • Powerful and smooth
  • Comfortable to grip and hold
  • Very fast charging
  • Great price
  • Exceptionally good display
  • Decent battery life

Cons

  • Volume buttons are positioned rather oddly
  • On-screen buttons instead of physical ones
  • Just a tad too big to use one-handedly
  • Quite basic in terms of additional features
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Koffeine

Koffeine

1 year ago

10 / 10

Очень быстрый и производительный смартфон.

Koffeine

Koffeine

1 year ago

10 / 10

Аппарат мощный, хорошо выполняет поставленные задачи. OnePlus хорошо поработали над камерами в этом смартфоне, фотографирует замечательно! Батарея нормальная, но в некоторых условиях использования садится быстро, но компенсируется быстрой зарядкой. Иногда греется, вышел очень горячий 888 дракон🐲

Pros

  • Камера
  • Производительность
  • Софт
  • Экран
  • Внешний вид

Cons

  • Горячий 888 дракон😄
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Trump

Trump

9 months ago

10 / 10

Definitely the best smartphone I've ever had.😎📱

Trump

Trump

9 months ago

10 / 10

I know there may be other phones that came out when this one did that may be better than this one, and there's always new phones coming out and this phone is from last year so there are definitely some phones by now that are better than this one... But it feels like most of the negativity towards still-amazing yet last-year phones comes from YouTubers or people who can afford to get the newest phone every time it comes out. But for me, who upgraded to this phone from a HTC DESIRE 650, it is the best smartphone I've ever had, and I'll still be rocking it for years to come. (Though I am excited to see what future OnePlus(and other brands) phones will be like, and yes I want to buy them too, but I just can't afford that everytime.)

Pros

  • Super Fast Charging
  • Very Durable
  • ALERT Slider 👌
  • Pairs and works amazingly with OnePlus Buds Z.
  • Has 2 speakers with VERY loud yet SUPER clear quality sound from BOTH speakers on the phone. Speakers also have Surround Sound.
  • 2 mics too!
  • A LOT of cool features which are AWESOME and compared to my old phone they are also too many to mention 😂

Cons

  • Battery only lasts a day with my regular usage.
  • Fingerprint scanner could be faster and be able to recognize my fingerprint from more angles.
  • I'd still like a headphone jack.
  • Started getting scratches too easily after I took the screen protector off. (I know I shouldn't have done that.)
  • Gets dirty a bit easily.
  • Flashlight could be brighter.
  • Newest update from Android 11 to Android 12 not only gave me a lot of features I DON'T need, but took away a lot of features I really liked, and changed a lot of settings in the Settings app, and removed a lot of settings too.
  • Doesn't have a radio.
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Design

weight

197g

168g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
thickness

8.7mm

8.2mm

The thickness (or depth) of the product.
width

73.6mm

68mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product.
height

163.2mm

157mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product.
weather-sealed (splashproof)
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
The waterproof depth rating indicates how well the device is protected against water ingress and water pressure. Devices which can withstand more water pressure are better for swimming or diving.
volume

104.5cm³

87.54cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
lowest potential operating temperature

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (OnePlus 9 Pro)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony Xperia 5 III)

The minimum temperature at which the device can perform to the optimal level.

Display

screen size

6.7"

6.1"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
Has an OLED or AMOLED display
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.
has an IPS screen
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
pixel density

525ppi

449ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
resolution

1440 x 3216px

1080 x 2520px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
refresh rate

120Hz

120Hz

The frequency at which the screen is refreshed. Higher frequency results in less flickering (less noise) and more natural movement representation in action-intense scenes.
brightness

1300 nits

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony Xperia 5 III)

A nit is a measurement of the light that a display emits, equal to one candela per square meter. Brighter displays ensure a screen's contents are easy to read, even in sunny conditions.
has branded damage-resistant glass
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
Gorilla Glass version

Gorilla Glass 5

Gorilla Glass 6

Gorilla Glass is one of the most popular brands of chemically strengthened glass, manufactured by Corning. Several versions have been developed, the newer ones being more durable and providing better damage resistance.

Performance

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
RAM

12GB

8GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
Android version

Android 11

Android 11

A newer version of Android generally provides a better user experience. Major Android releases include new features and improvements to performance, as well as important security updates.
AnTuTu benchmark score

822238

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony Xperia 5 III)

AnTuTu is one of the most important benchmarks for Android devices. The score reflects the overall performance of a device by summing up results of individual tests that various parameters, such as RAM speed, CPU performance, 2D & 3D graphics performance.
3DMark Wild Life benchmark

5706

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony Xperia 5 III)

Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark developed by 3DMark that tests the graphical performance of a device (using the Vulkan API on Android/Windows and the Metal API on iOS). Source: 3DMark.
3DMark Wild Life Unlimited benchmark

5738

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony Xperia 5 III)

Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark developed by 3DMark that tests the graphical performance of a device (using the Vulkan API on Android/Windows and the Metal API on iOS). The Unlimited version runs off-screen so that factors such as display resolution don’t affect the score. Source: 3DMark.
3DMark Wild Life Extreme benchmark

1526

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony Xperia 5 III)

Wild Life is a cross-platform benchmark developed by 3DMark that tests the graphical performance of a device (using the Vulkan API on Android/Windows and the Metal API on iOS). The Extreme version is much more graphically-demanding than the standard Wild Life benchmark. Source: 3DMark.
Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's multi-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)
Geekbench 5 is a cross-platform benchmark that measures a processor's single-core performance. (Source: Primate Labs, 2022)

Cameras

megapixels (main camera)

50MP & 48MP & 8MP & 2MP

12MP & 12MP & 12MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
has built-in optical image stabilization
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
video recording (main camera)

4320 x 30fps

2160 x 120fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
wide aperture (main camera)

f/2.2 & f/1.8 & f/2.4 & f/2.4

f/1.7 & f/2.3 & f/2.2

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
Has a dual-tone LED flash
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
has a BSI sensor
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
has continuous autofocus when recording movies
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
Phase-detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images.

Operating system

has clipboard warnings
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
This privacy feature alerts you with a small notification when an app copies data from your clipboard.
has location privacy options
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
This privacy feature allows you to share your approximate location with an app instead of your precise location.
has camera/microphone privacy options
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
You can enable or disable an app’s access to the camera or microphone on your device. There are also indication icons to show you when an app uses the camera or microphone.
has Mail Privacy Protection
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
Mail Privacy Protection is a feature built into the default email app that blocks senders from using “tracking pixels” to see when you’ve read an email. It also hides your IP address from senders.
has theme customization
OnePlus 9 Pro (Android 11)
Sony Xperia 5 III (Android 11)
Theme customization allows you to easily change the appearance of the user interface (UI). For example, by changing the system colors or the app icons.
can block app tracking
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
Some apps track your activity even when the app is not in use. This privacy feature allows you to block this tracking, either across all apps or on a per-app basis.
blocks cross-site tracking
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
This setting (in the default browser) allows you to block cross-site tracking cookies and data to help protect your privacy.
has on-device machine learning
OnePlus 9 Pro (Android 11)
Sony Xperia 5 III (Android 11)
On-device machine learning is used to recognize people, places, and more in the Photos app. The algorithms run on the device, where this sensitive data is then kept. Competing services upload the photos and perform this on their servers, which requires the sharing of personal data.
Can play games while they download
OnePlus 9 Pro (Android 11)
Sony Xperia 5 III (Android 11)
This means you don’t have to wait for the entire game to download first, as the later stages of the game download while you are playing.

Battery

battery power

4500mAh

4500mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
has wireless charging
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
Supports fast charging
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
Fast charging technologies, like Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device. For example, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery can be charged to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Charging speeds are expressed in watts (W), a measure of electrical power. A higher wattage results in a faster charging speed. In order to achieve the advertised charging speed, it is important to use a compatible charger.
wireless charging speed

50W

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony Xperia 5 III)

Charging speeds are expressed in watts (W), a measure of electrical power. A higher wattage results in a faster charging speed. In order to achieve the advertised charging speed, a compatible wireless charger must be used.
has reverse wireless charging
OnePlus 9 Pro

Sony Xperia 5 III: Not applicable

The device can be used as a wireless charging station to power other gadgets.
reverse wireless charging speed

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (OnePlus 9 Pro)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony Xperia 5 III)

Charging speeds are expressed in watts (W), a measure of electrical power. A higher wattage results in a faster charging speed.
has a removable battery
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
Has an ultra power-saving mode
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
The ultra power-saving mode, also called low power mode, is an effective way to extend the battery life of the device. Usually, it involves limiting screen brightness and contrast, disabling location services, restricting connectivity, and turning off nonessential apps.

Audio

has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
has stereo speakers
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
has aptX
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
has LDAC
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
has aptX HD
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
has aptX Adaptive
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
Has a radio
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Has dedicated media keys
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Features

has 5G support
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
The fifth-generation wireless technology delivers higher speeds and lower latency than the previous, fourth-generation tech.
The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.
Has USB Type-C
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
has NFC
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions, such as mobile payments. Note: this feature may not be available in all markets.
supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.
supports Wi-Fi 6E
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
Wi-Fi 6E was announced in 2020 and has several advantages compared to Wi-Fi 6. In addition to the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, it can operate on the 6GHz band, which provides faster speeds and extremely low latency.
supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
OnePlus 9 Pro
Sony Xperia 5 III
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

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