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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.
Sony has a habit of making phones no one expects, and no one has thought to ask for. That's how the Xperia Pro came to be. The Xperia 1 II's ultra-expensive alter ego was meant to be used as an external monitor for Sony Alpha cameras... and it also happened to be a phone with 5G connectivity.
The Xperia Pro-I, on the other hand, is not an accessory, it's the main act - the phone is the camera. Inside the Pro-I, Sony fitted a 20MP 1.0" Type sensor, and it's the first one this big with phase-detect autofocus on a phone, they point out to get that Sharp out of the conversation. What they don't explicitly mention is that the Pro-I isn't using all of it - just 12MP, but we'll elaborate on that later on. The point is - great main camera chops.
The other cameras aren't all that special but complete a capable tri-set. There's an autofocusing ultrawide that's at the reasonable end of the 'ultrawide' spectrum instead of the extreme. As for zoom, gone is the dual focal length periscope of the Xperia 1 III, replaced on the Pro-I with a more modest 2x-only unit.
The rest of the internals are almost entirely straight from the Xperia 1 III. The Pro-I reuses that one's 120Hz 4K display, the Snapdragon 888 is doing the calcs (not the plus, not that it matters), the battery is the same too.
The Pro-I does take its own unique path when it comes to design, but we'll talk more about that on the next page.
The Xperia Pro-I arrives in an unassuming white cardboard box - certainly nothing that hints at the $1800 worth of phone packed inside. There is a splash of gold that accents the Pro-I inscription on the lid, and that's as far as the flair goes. For what it's worth, there's zero plastic used for the packaging.
The contents aren't lavish either. Aside from the phone, you're getting a 30W charger and a USB-C cable, and that's it.
There are a couple of accessories that are optional and can be purchased at an extra cost that complement the Pro-I in its pursuit for camera greatness. Those include a grip - previously available and compatible with the company's current lineup of standalone cameras, and a newly-launched vlog monitor that you can use as a viewfinder to record yourself on that 1.0-inch main camera. Here's a glimpse of those, but they'll get their own page too later on.
First things first - let's talk about the Xperia Pro-I itself.
I'm sorry but... if you're not a PRO photographer and you buy this for the camera.... again I don't understand who would ever buy this mediocrity. Is there such a thing as under processed? Cause if it is, then this is it. Sony thought,...
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What ? how :D, I had Xperia sola for 5 years, and now its been couple of years that my sister is using it as a music player, so I think it really depends on how well you keep it, you need a Doogee or something, I don't think any other phone can ...