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Sony Xperia Pro-I review: Not for ‘normals,’ best left to the pros

Need a powerful, pro-grade imaging phone that does it all? The Xperia Pro-I could be the answer.
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December 5, 2021
Sony Xperia Pro I camera profile from the right
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Sony Xperia Pro-I

The Sony Xperia Pro-I is the latest professional-grade camera phone from Sony. Aimed at imaging and video experts rather than typical smartphone buyers, the Xperia Pro-I is an admirable attempt at crafting a camera replacement with smartphone capabilities, though it's not without some notable flaws. And it costs a fortune.

What we like

High-quality hardware with niche tweaks
Pro-friendly photo capture
Gorgeous 4K-ish screen
Excellent audio
Solid battery life
Fast performance

What we don't like

Murky software support
Pro apps unintuitive even for experts
No wireless charging
No mmWave or Wi-Fi 6E
Outrageously expensive

Our scores

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