What might be the most advanced smartphone Sony has ever made, the Sony Xperia PRO is not for everyone. I say this because this smartphone is targeted to a very specific user, one in which the majority of us probably aren’t. You see, the Sony Xperia PRO is a “professional 5G device” geared towards creatives, mainly photography and video content creators. With the Xperia PRO, professionals and other content creators will never miss an opportunity to create high quality, professional-level content or share that content in real-time – even without a professional camera on hand.
So what makes the Sony Xperia PRO so pro? For starters it includes the world’s first dedicated HDMI input in a smartphone that allows you to connect it to an Alpha camera or any other HDMI input equipped camera to enable a 5G data link to broadcast video in real-time. Xperia PRO can stream video content from a camera that is connected to the HDMI input to an RTMP server or directly to popular social media platforms.
Xperia PRO’s HDMI input can also transform the smartphone into a high-quality 6.5-inch 4K OLED monitor through the preinstalled External Monitor host application software.
The Xperia PRO also includes high speed data transfer via USB connection. Connect your Alpha brand camera to the Xperia PRO mobile device through the USB connection and the images can be automatically transferred to an FTP server.
Another pro feature that makes the Sony Xperia PRO better than their regular consumer grade Xperia 1 II is the new 360-degree antenna design, which covers all four sides of the device. This 360-degree antenna produces the most effective way to capture high-band frequency 5G mmWave signals. In addition, the low dielectric constant material used in the chassis of the Xperia PRO enables radio waves to pass through more easily. Together, these technologies help ensure optimized 5G signal strength connection, no matter how the user is holding the device or where it’s positioned.
Lastly, Xperia PRO packs in all of the same industry-leading imaging technology as the Xperia 1 II flagship smartphone, which makes it – even as a standalone device – a powerful tool for photography and video content creation.
So how much does the Sony Xperia PRO going to set you back? If you can believe it, a whopping $2499.99, which makes this the most expensive smartphone Sony makes. I guess for a pro-level smartphone, you need a pro-level price. This is why at the start of this, I said that the Xperia PRO isn’t for everyone. It’s just for a select few and Sony is perfectly fine with that.