I compared 'Xperia PRO' which is a smartphone for video creators with 'Xperia 1 II' etc. with almost the same specifications

Professional model ' Xperia PRO ' has been added to the Android smartphone '

Xperia ' series. It is said that it is a model for creators who create images by supporting 5G millimeter wave band and HDMI input, which is the first smartphone. Actually, I tried benchmark comparison with ' Xperia 1 II ' whose basic specifications are close to Xperia PRO.

Xperia PRO | Xperia official website

The appearance of the terminal of 'Xperia PRO' looks like this. The color is 'black' only.

There is an earphone jack on the top.

The SIM card slot is on the upper left side of the screen.

The tray supports dual SIM, and the second SIM card is inserted under the microSD card.

USB Type-C port and HDMI Micro terminal (Type D) on the bottom. The HDMI terminal is covered with a cover.

The camera key, shortcut key, power key, volume / zoom key used for shooting are located on the right side of the screen. The camera key and volume / zoom key are slightly protruding for easy pressing, but the shortcut key and power key are flat. The power key is located right in the center of the side, so you don't have to worry about the power key getting caught when you secure the Xperia PRO to the holder.

If you register your favorite application in the shortcut key, you can start it with one touch. You can also turn off the feature if you don't use it.

The back looks like this. Overall, the impression is that the Xperia 1 II, which is a terminal with the same specifications, is wrapped in a special hard case.

The rear camera has a triple lens configuration consisting of an ultra-wide-angle lens with a focal length of 16 mm and an F value of 2.2, a standard lens with a focal length of 24 mm and an F value of 2.4, and a telephoto lens with a focal length of 70 mm and an F value of 2.4. In each case, the number of effective pixels is approximately 12.2 million.

I put the Xperia PRO side by side with the Xperia 1 II and its rival

iPhone 12 Pro Max .

The dimensions of the Xperia PRO are about 75 mm x 171 mm x 10.4 mm, and the dimensions of the Xperia 1 II are about 72 mm x 166 mm x 7.9 mm, so the Xperia PRO is slightly larger. The image below is superimposed on the Xperia PRO on the upper side and the Xperia 1 II on the lower side, but due to the difference in color, the difference in size is almost invisible.

The appearance is quite similar, such as the position of the earphone jack.

One of the big differences is the bottom. The Xperia 1 II does not have an HDMI port and has a USB Type-C port in the center.

The presence or absence of shortcut keys on the right side and the design of each key are also different.

The back side looks like this. The camera performance is also the same.

However, although the lens of the Xperia 1 II was slightly protruding, the Xperia PRO has a slightly thicker design that matches the lens surface.

Regarding the display, the Xperia PRO on the left is 'about 6.5 inches' and the iPhone 12 Pro Max on the right is '6.7 inches'. The dimensions of the iPhone 12 Pro Max are 78.1mm x 160.8mm x 7.4mm, so the Xperia PRO is 'slender and thick'.

I tried to compare the thickness side by side. Because of the width, the iPhone 12 Pro Max gives a momentary impression, but the Xperia PRO seems to be considerably thicker.

I tried CPU benchmarking with the benchmark application '

Geekbench 5 ' to see how much difference there is between Xperia PRO and Xperia 1 II, which can be said to be quite similar in terms of specifications. The left is Xperia PRO (XQ-AQ52), and the right is Xperia 1 II (au model SOG01). Since the installed CPU is Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform, it is the same, but the built-in RAM is 12 GB for Xperia PRO, but there is a difference of 8 GB for Xperia 1 II (au model), and Xperia 1 II goes to Android 11. The OS version is different because we are updating.

Xperia PRO has 900 points for single core and 3384 points for multi-core. On the other hand, the Xperia 1 II has 738 points for single core and 1912 points for multi-core, which makes a considerable difference.

The detailed score looks like this.

I also benchmarked the entire device. Then, when the API was

OpenCL , it was 3181 and 3127, which was slightly higher than the Xperia PRO, but when the API was Vulkan , the result was 2958 and 3133, which was higher than the Xperia 1 II.

It's safe to say that the Xperia PRO is a 'terminal that looks just like the Xperia 1 II,' but it has a feature that other smartphones do not have, such as HDMI input.

When I connect it to a PC, it looks like this to see how it is output.

It responds crisply.

Mirror PC screen display with HDMI input of 'Xperia PRO' --YouTube

Of course, you can mirror the video without any problem, but if you want to play YouTube like the video below, it is easier to play it with Xperia PRO, which can communicate by itself.

Mirror YouTube video playback with HDMI input of 'Xperia PRO' --YouTube

However, it is certainly characteristic that it can be used as an external monitor of the camera or the video taken by connecting to a camera without communication function can be transferred via Xperia PRO.

The image that is actually connected to the camera and used as an external monitor looks like this. You can enlarge the display by tapping the screen, which is a great help when shooting. The default magnification is 2x, and the maximum is 4x. The enlargement done in the video below is doubled.

External monitor of camera using HDMI input of 'Xperia PRO' --YouTube

In addition, when I tried various connections in my environment, some PCs could not output to the outside well. In that case, it may be improved by lowering the output resolution to full HD or less, or by shortening the cable used for connection with high quality.

The selling price of Xperia PRO is 227,901 yen excluding tax at the Sony online store. The SIM-free model of the Xperia 1 II used for comparison is

120,400 yen excluding tax , and the iPhone 12 Pro Max (512GB of storage) is 150,800 yen excluding tax, so it is a little difficult to reach for play, but those who need it It should be worth it for you.

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in Review,   Mobile,   Hardware,   Video, Posted by logc_nt