Sony Xperia PRO Review - HDMI Port On A Smartphone

Sony Xperia PRO comes with 12 GB RAM, 512 GB storage, 4000 mAh battery...

Sony Xperia PRO Review - HDMI Port On A Smartphone

Hello guys, today we are going to talk about the Sony Xperia PRO smartphone. This comes with 12 GB RAM, 512 GB storage, 4000 mAh battery, 6.5 inch large OLED display, and Snapdragon 865 5G processor. If we talk about the camera, it has 12+12+12 MP primary and 8 MP selfie camera.

Key Specs

$2,499.99
⭐ 5G Sub-6 for High-Speed Data Transfer, 12GB RAM, 512GB Storage
Specifications Value
Launched January 27, 2021
Display 6.5 inch
Processor Snapdragon 865 5G
RAM 12GB
Storage 512GB
Battery Capacity 4000mAh
Rear Camera 12+12+12 (MP)
Front Camera 8MP
Weight (g) 225.00
Charger 21 W
Fingerprint Side mount

Must watch this video for full details

Sony Xperia PRO Review video

This is Sony Xperia Pro, it is basically Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 for professionals. Xperia Pro has a four way antenna system for both millimeter wave and sub 6 5G connection is special app to monitor that connection, an HDMI port that supports up to 4k 60 frames per second input for monitoring and streaming. It is made from a special material that lists the radio waves through easier and dissipates heat better.

It is equipped with Snapdragon 865 5G processor 12 gigabytes of RAM, 512 gigabytes of internal storage, incredible camera system that has Zeiss lenses encoding it can shoot up to 4k 120 frames per second 10 bit HDR video 20 frames per second burst photo with auto exposure and auto focus dual sim support expandable storage up to one terabyte a headphone jack fingerprint scanner dedicated shutter button and a customizable button on its side. So I guess the question is, is this $2,500 professional phone.

If you go to Sony's website right now you will see that Xperia Pro is listed on the the professional smartphones so the pro in the name of Xperia Pro is not a marketing term. This phone is for professionals who are looking for all in one solution for monitoring tethering live broadcasting and file transfer. The design of the phone puts function in front of forms so if your eyes are hurt by the bezels around this fall, while the bezels are there for a reason. See this phone has four way antenna supporting 5G millimeter wave and sub six at the same time. And this material lets the radio waves through a lot better compared to the regular phones and on top of that it dissipates heat better than the other phones as well.

I tested this comparing it to Sony Xperia 1 mark 2, I started shooting 4k 60 frames per second video using the cinema pro app. And this shot for more than an hour and didn't even show the heat overheat sign. Meanwhile, Sony Xperia 1 Mark 2 overheated and shut down after 54 minutes. And on top of that we have the endurance mode. I'm going to show you how this works later in the video. And when you turn this on while your phone is tethered, or you're using the HDMI input. It lets the phone heat up more without sacrificing the performance.

Now let's talk about the HDMI input. The HDMI input on this machine is not limited to Sony products. It basically supports anything that has an HDMI out and fits these resolutions and frame rates. So right now my Atomos is connected and let's just say it the external monitor. And there it is you can double tap in zoom and you can actually zoom in up to four times all the way. And on top of that we have some settings here, we can lock this and unlock it change the brightness, we can have gridlines we can have frame lines, I'm going to turn this off. And then we can rotate the screen 180 degrees if we like. And then we have settings, but as you can see, right now we don't have any support for lots and this device doesn't record the HDMI input.

So compared to an Atomos Ninja for example, which is a monitor and a recorder at the same time this doesn't record the footage and also when it comes to brightness the Xperia pro screen is as bright as exterior one Mark 2, which isn't that bright. So if you're going to be on the bright Sunlight, you may need a hood around this monitor to see it clearly. But using two bits software supporting this device can bump up its eight bit screen to 10 bit and can display 2020 HDR videos. Now let's go outside and take a look at streaming. All right, I have 5G right here. And it's showing me the direction I'm gonna minimize that here. And I'm gonna run a speed test to see what the result is going to be.

I guess we have enough internet enough download enough upload. And as you can see, as as the download and upload was happening, it was showing us here what was going on. Now. Let's say we want to live broadcast, I brought my camera split to see for a second. Damn, everything is done. Now my camera is turned on. And I'm going to go to stream yard. As you can see, we're seeing through Sony A7S III And now I am going to give it a test as a good name, enter broadcast. I'm gonna hit go live. We're live and as Oh, wow. All right. This is super simple and very efficient. I'm recording this to my camera and broadcasting at the same time with no problems at all. And I can see where the 5G signal is stronger, giving me directions in my little app. And on top of that, if I want, I can go into endurance mode and turn that on. Yep, and now the device is gonna heat up as much as it can. And it's suggested that you don't hold it in your hand for a long time, it may be too hot to handle. And the same thing goes to follows as well.

If you're doing photoshoot, and you have a feathered connection, you can set the FTP and upload your photos and videos to to an FTP server immediately the second you take the photos or you can select them and upload them later as well. depends on your setting. Finding 5G was a lot more difficult than setting this up. This is amazing oh and when you turn off the camera and the stream because the HDMI connection becomes the activated, the endurance mode turns off by itself. That's good. That's good to know. So you don't need to remember to turn it off. The camera system on Xperia Pro is exactly same as  Xperia 1 Mark 2.

So if you haven't seen my  Xperia 1 Mark 2 review where I concentrate mostly on the cameras, you should check it out. We have 16 millimeter 24 millimeter and 70 millimeter lens on this device. And underneath the 24 millimeter lens. We have one over 1.7 inch sensor it is super sensitive to light so if you're going to be on the bright sunlight and if you want to keep your 180 degree shutter speed I suggest you get something like this from moment place this on your lenses and mount any filter you like.

So obviously not built for this phone. But I was able to make it work just like Xperia 1 Mark 2 we have the cinema pro app and when you go into cinema pro app, this is the interface you're greeted with. This is a really fun app to use. You basically create projects. In a certain resolution and frame rate. Let's create a new project and call this Hello. And then here we set the resolution it can either be 4k or 2K and then you select the frame rate. Let's keep it at 23 point 98 Then you can select looks, which is a lot of fun if you want to get certain kind of looks without adding any effects to it. And then when you go to frame rate, you can either shoot in 23 point 90, because that's what we picked. Or you can just switch to 120 frames per second, which is going to be played back in 24 frames, and have a slow motion in your video and shooting 24 frames in 4k with this devices 24 millimeter lens is just a lot of fun. And when you go to focus, you have autofocus, and then you have manual focus, and you can pull focus in manual focus, you determine point A and point B. And then you let's say this is a this is B, when you hit this button, it just goes to a and when you hit this, it goes to be and then you can adjust how long you want that transition to take.

But there are some limitations when it comes to cameras off Xperia Pro like Xperia 1 Mark 2, for example, it doesn't have the smooth switching between cameras while you're filming, you have to pick your lens first. It's just like having a DSLR you put your lens on it, and then you use that lens. I think that's the approach they have in this app. Let's go into our photo app. In the photo app, you can select your mod set to manual, and then you can select what you want displayed on the screen we have Instagram as you can see, you can select a lens from here, and your shutter speed, auto focus auto exposure. And this all looks very similar if you have a Sony camera. And the beautiful thing is when we go to settings, this looks very much like A7S III menu. And this is what it looks like while it's shooting 20 frames per second with auto eye autofocus and although exposure in follow burst mode when it comes to performance, it's exactly as Xperia 1 Mark 2 even though this thing has 12 gigabytes of RAM, and 512 gigabytes of internal storage. But unlike Xperia 1 Mark 2 this supports dual sim if you want to sacrifice external storage slot, and because of the material is pro the guest Xperia Pro doesn't support wireless charging, but with wireless charging, it supports speedy and fast charging, I kinda enjoy that it doesn't have a camera bump. And we have all the buttons here, which are very useful. You can customize these buttons for example, I customized this to the cinema pro app, and this to the photo pro app.

And this is the fingerprint scanner and the fingerprint scanner just works fine. No problems there. And then we have the volume rockers up here. My only problem is there are so many buttons on one side you need a mount like this and narrow mount. So your buttons are still exposed. Right now all the buttons are exposed. But as you can see it's not quite centered. And if you center it like this, that means it's going to be over the fingerprint scanner and the power button. Oh, and if you don't want to deal with the professional camera apps, there's a simple camera up here, which gives you simple selection between lenses and it sets the scene automatically. And but it doesn't have all the computational photography features for example if you want to do a portrait mode photo, it only does it is with the front facing camera. In the end if you're thinking about getting a tool for live streaming broadcasting or instant file sharing Xperia Pro is a great all in one device to consider. It has a killer 5G connection, great tools and features specifically built for professionals. And it's a fantastic smartphone that is with you all the time. After using this phone I don't think I'll look at the falls without an HDMI input the same.

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