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    6.5 inches
    Front-Facing Camera
    8 megapixels
    Rear-Facing Camera
    12 megapixels
    Series
    Xperia Pro-I
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Sony - Xperia PRO-I 5G 512GB (Unlocked) - Black

Model:XQBE62/B
SKU:6489669
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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent camera with a great phone built in

    $1799.99 was too much to ask but when I saw it at $600 off I had to jump on it and no regrets. This phone isn't for everyone but it's definitely for me. Excellent solid build quality super fast smooth operation. Best looking screen I've seen on a smartphone. Headphone/auxiliary/microphone jack is still extremely useful and a main reason to go Sony in 2022. The ability to just use my fingers to remove and replace an SD card of up to 1tb plus have 512 gb on board storage. Wrist lanyard helps me feel more confident getting risky shots. The camera is definitely superior to competition but you have to put in the work to get the best results. It's kinda like everyone wants to have transportation but some like to be fully engaged in driving a manual car and some prefer to have a Tesla drive them around. Also handles games better than any other phone I've messed with.

    Posted by Teksun

  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    I returned the Xperia I-Pro at Best Buy. Pros: Great camera controls (reminds me of my a7RIIIA), eye tracking auto focus, shutter can go up to 30 seconds (great for capturing more light during night photography). I took several night photography pictures, and the Xperia I-Pro captured significantly more stars, than the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The Xperia I-Pro can come really handy, if you shoot using a tripod. However, most of my phone photos are handheld, and the tripod is reserved for my full frame camera, the Sony a7RIIIA. Cons: 1) I will start with my biggest disappointment, the 1-inch image sensor. Photos do not appear that much better than the iPhone 13 Pro Max, when shooting handheld. iPhone 13 Pro-Max and the Xperia I-Pro both capture photos at 12 megapixels. That is because the Xperia I-Pro only uses 60% of the 1-inch sensor. This leaves the actual sensor utilization slightly larger than the iPhone 13 Pro Max (or the Samsung Galaxy S20 for that matter). In other words, it is like buying a car with 6 wheels, but you really only use 4 wheels (Xperia I-Pro), while Apple/Samsung sell you a car with 4 wheels that uses 4 wheels. I do not get the rationale from Sony for installing a 1-inch sensor that makes the phone more expensive, but only use 60% of the sensor charged to consumers like me. 2) The telephoto lens is significantly inferior in my opinion. Xperia I-Pro has a 2x telephoto with an F2.4, while the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 3x telephoto with an F.2.8. I attached two pictures comparing the telephoto quality shooting at the same distance. The 3X from the iPhone really comes in handy. I did a digital zoom to bring both images to a similar size, and you can read the barcode data better in the iPhone 13 Pro Max. I did the shooting handheld with auto settings. 3) Sony advertises this phone as being close to an Alpha camera. I had expectations of using the Capture One Express for Sony cameras. This is a free editing software for true Alpha camera users. I use the Capture One Express free software, when editing pictures from my a7RIIIA. However, the Xperia I-Pro uses DNG for raw format, and the free Capture One Express software does not recognize DNG for photo editing. However, it you buy the full Capture One version for about $200 bucks, you can unlock additional features, plus it will also allow you to edit photos from any kind of camera (Xperia I-Pro, iPhone, Canon, Nikon, etc). Bummer! 4) Another missed expectation that I had, given Sony's advertising as being similar to an Alpha camera is that I could use the Sony cloud service called "PlayMemories Online" to store photos with unlimited storage (image size 2mp or less). Currently, I have the PlayMemories Online app installed in my iPhone, and I can upload pictures taken from my a7RIIIA into PlayMemories Online. HOWEVER, you cannot use PlayMemories Online to store unlimited photos taken with the Xperia I-Pro. Sony uses Google Photos to backup your pictures, and you have 5GB of free storage. If you would like to store photos/vides over 5GB, Google can do it for a monthly fee. 5) Xperia I-Pro battery -- Wow! that battery gets really hot when shooting videos. I filmed several minutes at its highest resolution, and the back of the phone got so hot that I found it uncomfortable to hold it with my hand. The iPhone 13 Pro Max also gets hot, but not nearly as uncomfortably hot as the Xperia I-Pro. In summary -- I had high expectations with this phone. However, after seeing that the picture quality when shooting handheld was not that much better than my iPhone 13 Pro Max (I also have the Galaxy Note 20, and I prefer the Samsung camera over the iPhone), I returned the Xperia I-Pro. I wish Sony would have disclosed that they installed a 1-inch sensor, but only utilized about 60% of the sensor. I probably would have waited until the next Xperia I-Pro generation.

    Posted by KeepItSimple

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Excellent creator phone. I use this phone with the vlog kit to create content weekly. Excellent camera. You get better pics using full manual settings. If you're not interested in learning how to use manual mode then you probably need to get a different phone like a pixel or Samsung. Excellent 4k screen when activated, you need 4k content to experience it. Fast and responsive, excellent audio. I strean hi res music on Tidal. Great for gaming also. And the call quality is great. You either have to turn off backup on Google photos or pay for more cloud storage. I use a 512gb memory card and the phone has 512gb of internal memory.

    Posted by Maurice

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