Sony Xperia Pro-i Review: A New Generation Of “microsingle” Phone A Camera That Can Make Phone Calls?


[Bestbuy618 cell phone channel]These days, people use cell phones to record their lives, and they pay increasing attention to cell phone images, hoping that cell phones will be able to compete with professional imaging equipment. This time, Sony launched a 1-inch image sensor flagship at the end of the year – Sony Xperia PRO-I, and this phone will be Sony’s first CMOS black card introduced to a smartphone, and defined as a “micro single phone.” We will examine this Sony flagship microphone, which costs more than 10,000 yuan, from two perspectives: daily use experience and image experience. Out of the box, we see the Sony Xperia PRO-I, with a frosted body, 21:9 4K 120Hz screen, and the introduction of Sony’s micro-single characteristic wave frame design on the bezel. Frosted glass and metal frame material, the overall visual sense of more professional, holding in the hand is also very textured, bringing a smooth feel while avoiding the trouble of fingerprint residue.

Let’s now look at the Sony Xperia PRO-I’s highlights: the images. The Sony Xperia PRO-I’s main camera lens uses the same 1-inch CMOS sensor as Sony’s black card camera RX100 VII, bringing the smartphone’s image quality up to the level of a professional micro-single by introducing a larger sensor. The remaining two cameras are a 16mm ultra-wide angle lens and a 150mm telephoto lens, both with Zeiss optical support. It can essentially handle most shooting scenarios.

In addition, the model has a 3D iToF sensor that can help with focusing. During the shooting process, I discovered the convenience of this “micro-mono phone.” To focus, just like our regular cell phones, we must use our fingers to point.

The Sony Xperia PRO-I has a shutter button on the side, and just like the micro single, if you half-press the shutter, the screen will flash in focus after you press the shutter button. Sony this time allowed users to achieve the micro single experience on their phone.

What about the Sony Xperia PRO-I, with its powerful 1-inch sensor and 2.4m pixel pitch, as seen in the images after imaging? 2.4m pixels, as opposed to the traditional 1.8m pixels, ensure sensor sensitivity while also bringing more light throughput to capture more details of light and shadow in the image. The larger sensor can significantly improve image purity, allowing photos to be taken even at night for a clearer picture, and the imaging of dark details is also richer. The most appealing feature for me is that the Sony Xperia PRO-I has 315 phase detection autofocus points, which can lock the focus point firmly when shooting, and can also perform eye tracking focusing, which can capture fast moving objects more clearly during portrait shooting, pet shooting, and sp

So, with that out of the way, what about the actual photo samples of this Sony Xperia PRO-I? Let’s take a look. For everyday detail shots, we can use F2.0 aperture to increase the depth of field and increase the expressiveness of the subject, whereas for shooting buildings or landscapes, a larger aperture can retain more details in the image.

The Sony Xperia PRO-I’s 1-inch large base and 2.4m pixel pitch doubles the effect at night, improving the low light environment around it, as seen in the night view above. Even when shooting at night, you can get the feeling of being in a blockbuster. This time, Sony Xperia PRO-I also included the video master function. After some trial and error, I discovered that this app is simply a Vlogging tool.

When recording, you can select the fully automatic mode, which eliminates the need to adjust parameters; you can also choose to adjust the shutter aperture, ISO, AE, and white balance to achieve the desired picture effect. In terms of focus tracking, video master is the first to support video eye focus and real-time focus tracking.

Nowadays, many people use their phones to shoot Vlogs in order to share their daily lives with friends or fans, and Sony’s Video Master App is sure to be a hit this time. Along with the vlog kit launched with the Xperia PRO-I, a separate screen is connected to the phone via a data cable, and with Sony’s own grip, you can shoot with the 24mm prime lens and operate it remotely via the grip. The wind noise filtering function on the Xperia PRO-I’s new rear microphone is enabled, and the effect of including human voices is excellent.

The Sony Xperia PRO-I is outfitted with a mainstream flagship processor, Snapdragon 888, as well as 12GB RAM and 512GB ROM, and Sony also provides gamers with gaming enhancers, which enable multi-tasking, microphone optimization, screen recording, and other features that gamers enjoy. It also allows you to input text inside the game by default with a small keyboard mode, minimizing the view of the game that is blocked by the keyboard.

The Sony Xperia PRO-I has a built-in 4500mAh high-capacity battery and STAMINA mode for extended battery life. When the battery is less than 90% charged, STAMINA mode can be activated to extend the battery life. It also supports battery protection charging technology, which can prevent overcharging and battery depletion via three modes: auto, custom, and always. Prior to the release of the Sony Xperia PRO-I, Sony and Meizu Flyme system collaborated, as did Sony and Flfvc.

The collaboration between Xperia and FlymeOS has only recently begun, and we anticipate that the two will have a deeper and more multifaceted integration in the future. After a period of review, Sony Xperia PRO-I as a new generation of “micro single phone,” the most core highlights than the Sony micro single technology into the phone, and is to ensure that the body is thin and light on the basis of the 1-inch image sensor, for people who are used to recording life with cell phones to provide a stronger Hardware support Of course, it is worth noting that in order to fully exploit this phone’s photo, play its “microphone” strength, but also need to think more, good use of its professional mode, we highly recommend this phone if you are a keen image of professional users. With such a pioneering product, we can expect Sony to continue to make efforts in the field of imaging, the launch of more amazing products, and the “micro single phone” concept to be carried forward.