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Sony Xperia Pro-I

Sony Xperia Pro-I
Brand: Sony
Category: Smartphones
  • RAM / ROM: 12 GB / 512 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core Kryo 680
  • Camera Back / Front: Quad (12, 12, 12, 0.3 MP) / 8 MP
  • Battery: 4500 mAh, Li-Po
  • Display: 6.5 inches, OLED, 1644 x 3840 pixels
  • OS: Android 11

Our Rating

The overall rating of this product is based on the review by our experts.

  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Performance 8 / 10
  • Camera 10 / 10
  • Battery 7 / 10
  • Features 10 / 10
  • Price 7 / 10

Sony Xperia Pro-I is a decent phone, but it doesn’t justify its premium price tag of $1159. However, it can very well be argued that it is only for those serious about video recording and are okay with the price. On the rear, the phone has a 12 MP wide-angle camera with OIS, 12 MP telephoto camera with OIS and 2x optical zoom, 12 MP ultrawide camera, and 0.3 MP depth sensor camera. Selfies are handled by the 8 MP wide-angle camera. On the hardware front, one of the phone’s greatest achievements is having the massive 1in Sony Exmor RS CMOS sensor. This is because the aforementioned sensor is usually found in a dedicated camera device.

Needless to say, the phone’s camera performance is superb. Video recording, in specific, is exceptional. Speaking of video recording, the device can do so up to 4K@120fps. Its uncommon camera features include Zeiss optics, 12-bit RAW, eye tracking, and 5-axis gyro-EIS. The phone has a great design and is super sturdy. Therefore, you should have zero concerns about its build quality. Sony Xperia Pro-I has an aluminum frame with a Gorilla Glass 6 protected glass back and a Gorilla Glass Victus protected glass front. The device has IP65/IP68 certification for dust and water resistance. Additionally, it has a built-in strap hole so that you can attach a wrist or neck strap to it.

This comes in real handy when you’re shooting videos constantly, and you don’t want to put it in your pocket for small intervals. Interestingly, the phone only comes in a single variant of 12 GB RAM and 512 GB ROM and Frosted Black. While the device has a hybrid SIM slot, it also supports an SD card. For this, Sony should be praised, as they have thought about the needs of their target audience. Sony Xperia Pro-I can handle up to two Nano-SIM cards and connections are supported up to 5G. The phone’s display quality is once again, excellent. It has a 6.5 inches FHD+ OLED screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a rare aspect ratio of 21: 9.

The Sony Xperia Pro-I has a screen-to-body ratio of 82.5% and a PPI density of 643. Its PPI density is one of the best, if not, the best across all segments. In the sound department, the device not only has high-resolution audio and stereo speakers, but also a dynamic vibration system and a headphone jack. Yet again, Sony is worthy of praise here. The performance is awesome thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G processor. However, it’s no longer Qualcomm’s best processor, and you can easily find rival phones that perform better. The gaming performance is handled by the Adreno 660 GPU.

While it offers a clean Android experience, it still runs Android 11 out-of-the-box. This is certainly a drawback of owning the Sony Xperia Pro-I. When it comes to sensors, the device has barometer and color spectrum sensors besides the usual ones. The battery is one department where the phone lets you down. It has a 4500 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery that supports 30W fast charging. The phone should get you over the day on average use, which is pretty average. Also, the fast charging is way too slow considering the competition. Connectivity options include USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go, DisplayPort, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-band Wi-Fi, DLNA, and a Hotspot.



Announced Date 2021, October 26
Release Date 2021, December 02


Dimensions 166 x 72 x 8.9 mm (6.54 x 2.83 x 0.35 in)
Weight 211 g (7.44 oz)
Colors Frosted Black


Display Type OLED, 120Hz
Size 6.5 inches, 98.6 cm2 (~82.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1644 x 3840 pixels, 21:9 ratio (~643 ppi density)
Display Features Corning Gorilla Glass Victus


Primary Quad (12 MP, f/2.0-4.0, 24mm (wide), 1.0-type, 2.4µm, PDAF, OIS (315 PDAF points, 90% frame coverage) | 12 MP, f/2.4, 50mm (telephoto), 1/2.9", PDAF, 2x optical zoom, OIS | 12 MP, f/2.2, 124˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.55", Dual Pixel PDAF | 0.3 MP, TOF 3D, (depth))
Secondary 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/4", 1.12µm
Video 4K@24/25/30/60/120fps HDR, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps; 5-axis gyro-EIS, OIS
Camera Features Zeiss optics, Zeiss T* lens coating, LED flash, panorama, 12-bit RAW, HDR, eye tracking


Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
GPU Adreno 660


Card Type microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal 512 GB


OS Android 11


Technology Used Li-Po
Capacity 4500 mAh
Fast Charging


3.5mm Jack
Loud Speaker
Features Stereo Speakers


WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
USB USB Type-C 3.2, USB On-The-Go, DisplayPort


Technology Used GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Other Features

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum



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