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Sony Xperia PRO-I Review | Photography Blog



Introduction

The Sony Xperia PRO-I is the most expensive and most photographer-friendly smartphone that Sony have ever produced. It sits above the Xperia 1 III as the company’s flagship device for 2021.

The “I” in PRO-I stands for “Imaging”, and it’s clear from looking at the headline specs that the PRO-I is a cross between Sony’s Alpha mirrorless and RX-series Cybershot compact cameras and their high-end Xperia phones.

The Sony PRO-I has a triple-camera Zeiss lens setup providing 16mm, 24mm and 50mm focal lengths, one of which (24mm) employs the same 1-inch Type Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor found in the DSC-RX100 VII compact.

This is much larger than the sensors typically found in smartphones, with the PRO-1 joining the very short list of smartphones that have dared to use a 1-inch sensor, including the Sharp Aquos R6 (only available in Japan) and the way-ahead-of-its-time Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1, which was released back in 2014.

Joining the 1-inch sensor is a range of key technologies inherited from the Sony Alpha mirrorless range, including Real-time Eye AF for humans and animals plus Real-time Tracking.

Other key camera specifications include 20fps burst shooting with continuous auto-focus and auto-exposure, Optical Image Stabilisation, 12-bit RAW files, up to 4K HDR 120fps video recording, dedicated shutter-release and movie record buttons, and water and dust resistance.

The PRO-I offers three different built-in photo and video apps – Photo Pro provides full manual control over settings such as exposure, focus and drive mode, with a new Basic mode incorporated into it, plus there’s dedicated Video Pro and Cinema Pro apps.

On the phone side of things, the PRO-I is very similar to the Xperia 1 III in terms of its core specs, with both sharing the same Android 11 OS, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, 12GB RAM, 5G and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, 4,500mAh battery and a 6.5-inch 4K HDR OLED display with a rapid 120Hz refresh rate and no notches.

The Sony Xperia PRO-I is available now in Frosted Black only, priced at £1,599 / $1,799 in the UK and USA respectively. It is made in Japan.

On paper, for both still and moving image makers there’s an awful lot to be excited about in the Xperia PRO-I, so read on to find out how we got on using it.

Ease of Use




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Before we get into the nitty gritty of the camera and apps, let’s take a look around the sleek and slender Xperia PRO-I.

It has the same ultra-wide 6.5″, 21:9 aspect ratio 4K HDR OLED (3840×1644 pixel) screen as the Xperia 1 III. With a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and 10-bit equivalent display, the colours are rendered beautifully.

Asides from being the perfect format for watching movies and gaming, there are a few other benefits to ultra-wide screens.

With a maximised display size, the ‘multi-window’ function that allows you to view and operate two apps simultaneously has enough room to breathe – it’s a genuine option.

The ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio of the screen also gives a cleaner display for image making, being perfectly suited to video, but in this case also for photography. That’s because in the Pro Photo app, the camera functions and menus are displayed in the empty space to the side of the best quality 4:3 aspect ratio live view.

Overall, the screen is great, although we did find it a challenge at times to see it clearly when out in direct sunlight, even at its brightest setting.




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The phone itself is narrower than other 6.5-inch phones and therefore easier to hold. However, it’s long format is unwieldy for single-hand use and you’ll generally want both of your hands free for using the camera.

Design-wise, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus on both sides make the Xperia PRO-I a tough phone. You will still want to buy a protective case though, not least of which because the smooth surface is slippery.

It also offers water resistance to an IPX5/IPX8 rating and dust resistance to an IP6X rating.

The battery has 4,500mAh capacity and can be charged to 50% in around 30 minutes with the supplied 30w charger. You’ll easily get a full day’s use on a single charge – a performance that matches up to the competition. There is also compatibility with a wireless charger dock, although this unit is not supplied with the phone.

A further look around the phone reveals the single shared SIM/micro-SDXC card slot, volume control rocker switch, and an on/off button.

Brand new to the Xperia PRO-I is a button that can be used to jump straight into the Video Pro app, alongside which sits the newly redesigned shutter-release button – one press of this immediately opens the Photo Pro app – making it incredibly quick and easy to jump straight into the main still and video modes.




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Lo and behold, there’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack, too, while the somewhat superfluous dedicated Google Assistant button from the Xperia 1 III has thankfully disappeared.

For quicker and easier access to the phone apps, we would like to see an on-screen fingerprint scanner, instead of the power on/off scanner.

As standard, the internal memory is a generous 256GB and a micro SDXC card card be installed with support for cards up to 1TB.

On the rear is the triple lens camera, flash and a 3D iToF sensor used for autofocus and depth sensing. Thankfully, the lenses are positioned in the centre as you hold the camera in landscape format for taking photos, meaning your fingers are much less likely to get in the way.

The primary rear lens has a 24mm focal length with 82° field of view and maximum f/2 aperture. You then have the 50mm camera with 48° field of view and f/2.4 maximum aperture, plus the 16mm ultra-wide lens with 124° field of view and f/2.2 maximum aperture. It’s also possible to digitally zoom in with any of those lenses, up to a maximum of 150mm using the 50mm lens.

There is a single front-facing ‘selfie’ camera with 8MP resolution, 78° field of view and f/2.0 maximum aperture.




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While out and about, we have really appreciated what each of the 16mm, 24mm and 50mm lenses bring. For landscape scenarios, that ultra-wide lens is particularly useful. We have largely ignored the digital zoom because of the adverse impact on image quality.

Each of the three lenses offers a maximum 12MP image size at 4:3 aspect ratio, but unlike the Xperia I III, they all utilise different sized-sensors

The star of the show is the 24mm module, which is paired with the same 1.0-inch-type Exmor RS sensor that’s found in Sony’s Cybershot RX-series of compact cameras.

Sony say that the Xperia PRO-I is “Based on the RX100 VII’s sensor but developed and tuned exclusively for the Xperia PRO-I”. As the RX100 VII outputs 20.1 megapixels and the PRO-I only produces 12 megapixel images, it’s clear that while the latter does use the same sensor as the former, it only actually uses the centre of it – Petapixel estimate that the effective sensor size is actually only around 1/1.3-inch.

Still, it does allow Sony to offer a class-leading 2.4μm pixel pitch for the 12 megapixels that are available, which is almost double that of most rival devices, including the Xperia 1 III. In the real-world this translates into much better detail in low-light situations and less noise when shooting at higher ISO values, as you can see in our Image Quality section.

Meanwhile, the 16mm module uses a smaller 1/2.5″ IMX363 Exmor RS for mobile sensor and the 50mm module uses the 1/2.9″ IMX486 Exmor RS for mobile sensor.




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Another advantage offered by the 24mm lens only is the ability to manually choose between two-stop variable dual apertures of f/2.0 and f/4.0, opening up the possibility of opting to blur the background or stopping-down for greater front-to-back detail. This is a useful feature that very few smartphones offer.

It seems strange to consider 12MP a low resolution for a smartphone, but this very ethos has served the photo quality in Apple iPhone and Google Pixel phones very well.

For photography and video there are four main ways to control the camera, through the dedicated Video Pro, Cinema Pro and Photo Pro apps, or through the new Basic mode, which is now incorporated into the Photo Pro app.

Note that the Basic mode is the only one that lets you use an on-screen shutter button – the more advanced shooting modes require you to use the physical shutter button on the side of the device instead.

In the Basic mode, you can switch between the three focal lengths, adjust brightness via a slider, and manually add a bokeh effect with the 24mm and 50mm lenses only (bokeh is the word used to describe the aesthetic quality of out-of-focus areas).

You can also select the drive mode, flash mode and aspect ratio, and switch to the front facing camera for taking selfies. For videos, you can adjust the brightness, turn HDR on/off, turn Face/Eye AF on/off, and turn the Torch on/off.




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There are a few additional photo modes hidden away in the More menu; Panorama (which works really well), Slow Motion (for 120fps full HD videos), Portrait Selfie, and Creative Effect (for applying various filters including Old Film, Mirror and Harris Shutter).

To switch to the more advanced shooting modes, you select Basic in the top-right corner, which reveals a horizontal menu with five other options – Auto, P, S, M and MR.

Making the most of that ultra-wide display, the layout in the Pro apps is brilliant. Sony Alpha users will be familiar with the menu layout, with Auto and PSM exposure modes, EV compensation, AF-On and AEL buttons, drive mode, AF mode, focus area, ISO, metering, flash, white balance, Face/ Eye detection AF, file format, aspect ratio and dynamic range optimiser/HDR.

There’s even a Lock slider to prevent the camera settings from being inadvertently changed. A histogram, grid lines and level gauge can all be displayed in real time too.

Our only criticism of the Photo Pro UI is that the menu layout still doesn’t automatically rotate when using the camera in portrait mode, which makes using the various onscreen icons a lot more difficult than in landscape mode. Strangely, portrait orientation does work in the new Basic mode, but not in any of the other more advanced modes.

Combined with the position of the shutter-release and video-release buttons, which for right-handed people is at the bottom-right of the device, this makes shooting in portrait mode very awkward indeed.




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Photos are taken in the Photo Pro app using the shutter button on the side of the phone. Unlike the standard camera app, there is no on-screen shutter button option.

We found the newly redesigned side shutter button to be much better than the one on the Xperia 1 III. Featuring the same shutter switch module as the Sony RX100 series, it’s much more tactile and has a more pronounced half-way step for acquiring focus before going on to fully press to take the shot.

Further emphasising its photographic credentials, the Xperia PRO-I has a very distinctive waved-edge frame which enhances your grip on the camera, which can be further improved by fitting a wrist or neck strap to the built-in strap-hole.

Ultimately, those who know a bit about photography will really enjoy the Photo Pro App. And like in the latest Sony Alpha cameras, the continuous AF in the Xperia PRO-I is excellent in a wide range of scenarios. It offers 315 (21×15) phase-detection AF points covering 90% of the frame (versus 70% on the Xperia 1 III), with all 3 lenses supporting phase-detection AF.

This is helped by the new addition of real-time tracking straight from the Alpha range of mirrorless cameras. This feature can accurately detect and focus on a subject and then keep tracking it even if it temporarily moves out of sight.

Sony’s industry-leading real-time face and eye detection AF is available here for both people and animals and has unerring accuracy and reliability.




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There is the reassurance that continuous AF is on the money via those signature green squares that get displayed over your tracked subject – be it face or eye detection.

Then there are the drive modes supported by fast continuous AF – up to 20fps when shooting JPEGs complete with continuous AF and AE and an anti-distortion shutter that allows for sharper capture of fast-moving objects.

That headline-grabbing continuous high drive mode is sadly only available when using the 24mm lens only, though, while the other lenses are supported with a still pretty fast 10fps continuous low drive mode.

In low contrast light, AF is excellent too. Whatever the scenario, the Xperia PRO-I is lightning quick for focus and capture. It almost seems absurd (in a good way) to have such action-photography-friendly features on a “mere” phone.

We also need to comment on the Video Pro and Cinema Pro apps for video. Video Pro is a new app that joins the existing Cinema Pro app from the Xperia 1 III.

It’s a little confusing to have not one but two dedicated apps for video, but basically the Video Pro app is a lighter version of Cinema Pro, providing access to most of the same video features but not including things like the LUTs that are only found in Cinema Pro.

You get 4K (3840×1644) or 2K (2520×1080) capture at up to 60fps and new 120fps slow-motion, plus eight colour grade presets in addition to a standard look. The shutter is automatically adjusted according to your FPS, whether it is 24, 25, 30 or 60fps – that’s really helpful.




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All three focal lengths are available for video mode, although not all FPS options are. With a fixed aperture of f/2 to f/2.4 depending on the lens in use, direct sunlight is too bright even using the base ISO 100 setting and certainly when shooting at 24fps. We couldn’t find an ND filter effect option to reduce light transmission. So if you want to shoot video in sunlight, 60fps is your only real option.

Video AF is good albeit with a little ‘twitching’ as it makes those micro adjustments, while manual focus is controlled by selecting the distance on a slider.

There is a really neat feature to select two manual focus presets (‘A’ and ‘B’) on the slider to make an immediate switch between those two distances. We can see a lot of use for this feature and are still pinching ourselves that this is on a phone! Manual focus transitions are really smooth.

A general sour observation about the Xperia PRO-I is that not all features are available in all modes or for all three focal lengths and it’ll take a little time to work out what is indeed possible.

All in all, the new Sony PRO-I is an even more capable smartphone for photo and video recording than the Xperia I III, no mean feat since that was already class-leading in terms of its features and interface.

Image Quality

All of the sample images in this review were taken using the 12 megapixel JPEG setting, which produces an average image size of around 5Mb.

Noise

Manual exposure control is possible in the Photo Pro mode (the aperture can be set to either f/2 or f/4 when using the 24mm lens only), with an ISO 100-12800 range, plus auto ISO. The ISO setting can be shifted in 1/3EV steps, and we have included identical shots taken at the base ISO and then every full ISO stop between ISO 100 and 12800.

With a maximum aperture between f/2 and f/2.4 depending on the lens in use, plus 5-axis image stabilisation, chances are the Xperia PRO-I will be set to ISO 100 or ISO 100 via auto ISO the majority of the time.

Certainly, you’ll want to do your best to use ISO 100 because the adverse effects of noise is progressive with each ISO setting increase. Viewing images at 100% size on screen, detail remains sharp up to ISO 1600, then mushier from ISO 3200 and higher, with the fastest setting of ISO 12800 best avoided altogether.

In low contrast light such as shadows, JPEG detail will be less well defined than in the brighter areas, whatever the ISO setting. Noise is also influenced a lot by the lens in use – you’ll get the best quality pictures possible by using the primary 24mm lens because it’s the only one that is paired with the 1-inch sensor, whereas the 16mm and 50mm lenses use much smaller 1/2.5″ and 1/2.9″ sensors respectively.

All being said, if you’re viewing the JPEG images on a smartphone or tablet, they will appear very sharp up to ISO 1600.

The corresponding DNG format RAW images are noticeably noisier and not as sharp as their JPEG equivalents, with more colour artifacts at the faster ISO speeds, but they do clean up much better than the JPEGs in post-processing.

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Focal Range

Three front lenses provide the equivalent focal lengths of 16mm, 24mm and 50mm, with the 24mm being the primary lens. Each lens can digitally zoom in via the volume buttons, with a maximum reach of 150mm when using the 50mm lens.

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Macro

As with any small-sensor smartphone, the Xperia 1 II has decent enough macro capabilities. It’s minimum focus distance is approximately 10cm. Note that when auto-focusing with the 50mm lens, the camera always says that the subject is in focus, even when it clearly isn’t.

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Distortion

Barrel distortion is well-controlled even when using the 16mm ultra-wide-angle lens.

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Flash

Both in the Photo Pro and the standard camera apps, the flash options are; auto, fill-flash, red-eye reduction, off and torch. Depending on lens choice, app choice and camera settings, not all flash options are available and there are inconsistencies between apps.

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Portrait Selfie

There is also a special Portrait Selfie mode which is available from the More menu in the Basic shooting mode which provides various options for “improving” the portrait image, including bokeh, soft skin, skin brightness, eye enlargement and slender face.

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Night

Shutter speed and ISO is automatic in the standard camera app, but in the Photo Pro app those settings can be manually adjusted. The maximum camera settings for night photography is a 30 second shutter speed and ISO 12800.

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Creative Effects

There are a wide range of different Creative Effects which are available from the More menu in the Basic shooting mode – there are 19 effects in total.

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Hue-Saturation

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Mosaic

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Motion Trail

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Nostalgic

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Miniature

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Vivid

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Panorama

The Xperia PRO-1 provides a 360-degree Panorama mode which is available from the More menu in the Basic shooting mode.

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Sample Images

This is a selection of sample images from the Sony Xperia PRO-I camera, which were all taken using the 12 megapixel JPEG setting. The thumbnails below link to the full-sized versions, which have not been altered in any way.

Sample RAW Images

The Sony Xperia PRO-I enables users to capture RAW and JPEG format files. We’ve provided some Sony RAW (DNG) samples for you to download (thumbnail images shown below are not 100% representative).

Sample Movies & Video

This is a sample 4K movie shot using the 24mm lens at the quality setting of 3840×2160 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 16 second movie is 107Mb in size.

This is a sample 4K movie shot using the 16mm lens at the quality setting of 3840×2160 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 15 second movie is 105.5Mb in size.

This is a sample 4K movie shot using the 24mm lens at the quality setting of 3840×2160 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 15 second movie is 105.5Mb in size.

This is a sample 1080p movie shot using the 24mm lens at the quality setting of 1920×1080 pixels at 60 frames per second. Please note that this 15 second movie is 58Mb in size.

This is a sample 1080p movie shot using the 24mm lens at the quality setting of 1920×1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. Please note that this 15 second movie is 33.9Mb in size.

This is a sample slow-motion movie shot using the 24mm lens at the quality setting of 1280×720 pixels at 120 frames per second. Please note that this 59 second movie is 94Mb in size.

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Conclusion

The Sony Xperia PRO-I is the most capable smartphone for photography that we’ve ever tested, but it’s also by far the most expensive – only you can decide if it fits within your own personal workflow.

While the PRO-I may well have a 1-inch sensor inside it, the fact that it only uses roughly 60% of that sensor’s area is undoubtedly going to disappoint anyone who’s swallowed Sony’s marketing blurb whole.

What you do get from the 1-inch sensor is a much larger pixel size than regular smartphones, which in turn results in much better low-light performance. Compared to Sony’s own Xperia 1 III, for example, which starts to lose detail at ISO 400, we’d be happy to use the PRO-I all the way up to ISO 1600, especially when shooting RAW files.

The other important thing to note when evaluating the Xperia PRO-1 is that almost all of its most features – 20fps burst shooting, dual aperture control, real-time eye AF, anti-distortion shutter, 12-bit RAW files, 4K HDR 120fps video and others – are only supported by the 24mm standard lens and its 1-inch sensor.

Consequently, it’s a much better idea to see the PRO-I as a smartphone with an immensely capable 24mm prime lens, that also happens to have less well-appointed but still useful 16mm and 50mm lenses onboard too – just don’t expect to get equal performance and feature support from all three.

We loved the handling of the Xperia 1 III, and the new PRO-I takes things even further with the addition of a video record button and a much better shutter-release button. The fact that you can long-press both to instantly jump into the Video Pro and Photo Pro apps, even when the device is switched off, is really appealing.

The fact still remains that whether you are a Sony Alpha camera user or simply a photo enthusiast, the layout and handling of the three different Pro apps is arguably the best around in any smartphone, clearly designed for those who desire much more creative control.

If you’ve ever been frustrated or limited by your phone’s camera app, make sure to try out the Xperia interface to see what it should really be like. We only wish that all of the shooting modes supported portrait orientation, and not somewhat inexplicably just the Basic mode.

On the flip side, this certainly isn’t a smartphone for more casual users. While the Basic mode does its best to reduce the complexity to simple point-and-shoot, the fact that there’s no dedicated algorithms for things that most other flagship phones offer, such as a ‘Night Mode’, will ultimately just prove bewildering for many.

Which leads us nicely onto the price-tag. At £1,599 / $1,799 in the UK and USA respectively, the Xperia PRO-I is by far the most expensive smartphone that we’ve ever tested.

In combination with its no-holds-barred focus on experienced photographers and videographers, this also makes it the most niche smartphone that we’ve ever tested – even a lot of those target users are going to be put off by the asking price, which after all is enough to buy a decent mirrorless camera with a lens.

But if you fit the user profile and have deep enough pockets, the Sony Xperia PRO-I is the ultimate smartphone for photographers and videographers alike – there’s simply nothing else like it on the market.

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4.5
Features 5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 5
Value for money 3

Main Rivals

Listed below are some of the rivals of the Sony Xperia PRO-I.

The Apple iPhone 13 is one of four new iPhones released for 2021, released at the same time as the Mini, Pro and Pro Max models. With prices starting at around £$779, is this a good fit for keen photographers? Read our in-depth iPhone 13 review now, complete with full-size sample photos and videos…

The OnePlus 9 Pro is the latest flagship smartphone for 2021 from OnePlus. Find out if this is the best smartphone for photographers and videographers by reading our in-depth OnePlus 9 Pro review, complete with full-size sample photos and videos.

The Galaxy S21 Ultra is Samsung’s new flagship smartphone for 2021. Featuring a quad-camera setup with 108 megapixels and a 10x optical zoom, 8K video recording, a 5000mAH battery and 5G connectivity, is this the ultimate smartphone for keen photographers? Find out now by reading our expert Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review, complete with full-size sample photos and videos…

Sony’s venerable RX100 compact camera series has now reached its seventh iteration with the launch of the RX100 VII. What could Sony have possibly added to make this already excellent camera even better? Find out now by reading our in-depth Sony RX100 VII review, complete with a huge gallery of full-size sample images and videos.

The Sony Xperia 1 III is a new flagship smartphone for 2021 that has a lot to offer keen photographers and videographers. This includes 20fps burst shooting, real-time AF tracking and real time eye AF for humans and animals, 16mm, 24mm, 70mm and 105mm focal lengths, and advanced Photo Pro and Cinema Pro apps. Read our in-depth Sony Xperia 1 III review, complete with full-size sample photos and videos, to find out if this new smartphone can justify its £1199 / $1299 price-tag…

Review Roundup

Reviews of the Sony Xperia PRO-I from around the web.

The designated “I” in the title says it all. It stands for imaging, making it clear what Sony prioritized when it developed the Xperia Pro-I. This is more like a point-and-shoot Alpha camera first and smartphone second, yet putting the two together does lead to inherent advantages over competitors.

Read the full review »

What if the Sony Xperia 1 III went to school and got a degree in filmmaking? No need to wonder – it would become an imaging professional. It would become the Xperia Pro-I.

Read the full review »

Specifications

Size

DIMENSIONS
166 x 72 x 8.9 mm

Weight

WEIGHT
211 g

Display

DISPLAY SIZE
6.5″ 21:9 wide display
DISPLAY RESOLUTION
4K HDR OLED (3840 x 1644)
FEATURES
120Hz Refresh rate, 240Hz Motion blur reduction
, 240Hz Touch scanning rate Creator mode “powered by CineAlta” – Inspired by Master Monitor colour reproduction, DCI-P3 100%, ITU-R BT.2020 (REC.2020)
, Illuminant D65 White point, 10 bit tonal gradation , X1™ for mobile, 21:9 Multi-window, Multi-window switch, One hand mode
IMAGE PLAYBACK FORMAT
JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, WebP, WBMP, HEIF, DNG, CR2, NEF, NRW, ARW, RW2, ORF, RAF, PEF, SRW
VIDEO PLAYBACK FORMAT
H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG-4 Video, AV1, VP8, VP9

Durability

WATER RESISTANT
Water resistant(IPX5/IPX8)
, Dust proof(IP6X)
DURABILITY
Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™ (Front), Corning® Gorilla® Glass 6 (Rear)

Camera

CAMERA
Triple lens camera

Rear Camera (1)

RESOLUTION
12MP
SIZE
1.0-type Exmor RS sensor
APERTURE
F2.0/F4.0
FOCAL LENGTH
24 mm
FIELD OF VIEW
85°

Rear Camera (2)

RESOLUTION
12MP
SIZE
1/2.9″ Exmor RS for mobile sensor
APERTURE
F2.4
FOCAL LENGTH
50 mm
FIELD OF VIEW
48°

Rear Camera (3)

RESOLUTION
12MP
SIZE
1/2.5″ Exmor RS for mobile sensor
APERTURE
F2.2
FOCAL LENGTH
16 mm
FIELD OF VIEW
124°

Camera Features

FEATURES
Photography Pro, ZEISS® quality lenses calibrated specifically for Xperia PRO-I, ZEISS® Tessar T* Lens, Up to 20fps AF/AE
, Up to 60 times per second continuous AF/AE calculation
, Real-time Eye AF(Human, Animal)
, Real-time Tracking
, 3D iToF, RGB-IR, OIS photo , LED, Photo flash, Photo light, Video light, AI Super Resolution Zoom, HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo
IMAGE CAPTURE FORMAT
JPEG(.jpg), RAW(.dng)

Video Recording

FEATURES
Cinematography Pro “powered by CineAlta”, Videography Pro, 4K HDR Video recording 24, 25, 30, 60 and 120fps
, OIS and EIS Video
, Optical SteadyShot™with FlawlessEye™ , SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization) , Slowmotion(720p 120fps), Intelligent wind filter
VIDEO RECORDING FORMAT
.mp4(H.264, H.265)

Front Camera (1)

RESOLUTION
8MP
SIZE
1/4″
APERTURE
F2.0
FIELD OF VIEW
78°
FEATURES
HDR (High Dynamic Range) photo, SteadyShot™ with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization), Portrait selfie, Display flash, Hand gesture

Audio

HI-RES
Hi-Resolution Audio, High-Resolution Audio Wireless (LDAC
OTHER FEATURES
3.5mm audio jack, 360 Reality Audio
, 360 Reality Audio hardware decoding
, 360 Spatial Sound
, Full-stage stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos®
, DSEE Ultimate, Stereo Recording, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD audio
PLAYBACK FORMAT
AAC-LC, AAC+, eAAC+, AAC-ELD, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, MIDI, Vorbis, PCM, Opus, ALAC, DSD, Dolby Atmos, Dolby AC-4, 360 Reality Audio Music Format
RECORDING FORMAT
AAC-LC , AAC+, AAC-ELD, AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Game

FEATURES
PS Remote Play
, DUALSHOCK®4 Control compatibility , Game enhancer

Entertainment

FEATURES
Dynamic Vibration System

Memory & Storage

RAM
12GB
INTERNAL MEMORY
512GB UFS
EXTERNAL MEMORY
microSDXC support (up to 1 TB)

SIM Capability

NUMBER OF SIM
Dual SIM hybrid
SIM TYPE
nanoSIM

Operating System

VERSION
Android™ 11

Processor

CPU
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888 5G Mobile Platform

Battery

CAPACITY
4500 mAh
CHARGING TYPE
USB Power Delivery (USB PD) fast charging
OTHER FEATURES
Xperia Adaptive Charging, Battery Care, STAMINA Mode

Networks

2G BAND
850, 900, 1800, 1900
3G BAND
2100(Band 1), 1900(Band 2), 1700(Band 4), 850(Band 5), 800(Band 6), 900(Band 8), 800(Band 19)
4G BAND
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66
5G BAND
n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n77, n78

Connectivity

WI-FI
IEEE802.11a/b/g/n(2.4GHz)/n(5GHz)/ac/ax
LOCATION
A-GPS, A-GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS
BLUETOOTH
Bluetooth® 5.2 wireless technology
USB TYPE
Type-C®
USB VERSION
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
OTHER FEATURES
Smart connectivity, Google Cast, NFC, Output video/image via Display Port support TypeC Cable or USB-C to HDMI Adapter Cable (Display port 4K/60fps)

Sensors

SENSOR TYPE
Fingerprint sensor

Accessibility

ACCESSIBILITY
Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC)

, Teletypewriter (TTY)

/SERVICES: Live Transcribe

, Sound notifications

/SCREEN READERS: Select to Speak

, TalkBack

, Text-to-speech output

/DISPLAY: Font size, Display size, Dark theme, Magnification, Colour correction, Colour inversion, Large mouse pointer, Remove animations /INTERACTION CONTROLS: Accessibility Menu

, Switch Access

, Click after mouse pointer stops moving, Power button ends call, Auto-rotate screen, Touch & hold delay, Time to take action (Accessibility timeout), Vibration & haptic strength, System navigation /AUDIO & ON-SCREEN TEXT: Mono audio, Audio balance, Caption preferences /EXPERIMENTAL: High contrast text, Shortcut from lock screen

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