Sony Xperia PRO-I Review

Score: 96.3 / 100

Sony Xperia PRO-I is a very powerful phone released some years ago, with a 6.5 inches screen, a Octa-Core processing unit speeding at 2.84 GHz, a 12 megapixels back-facing camera and an 8 megapixels front camera. But it's time to get into a bit more detail.

The Sony Xperia PRO-I is quite a compact phone, taking into consideration it packs a 6.5 inches screen and it's only 6.54 inches long and 2.83 inches wide. Being just 0.35 inches thick,the Sony Xperia PRO-I is incredibly slim and stilized. It seems like Sony forgot about optimizing the weight in this 7.8 oz device. About its design materials, the Sony Xperia PRO-I is made with Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass) and Metal . The Sony Xperia PRO-I is only for sale in frosted black color.

This cellphone includes a completely amazing 1644 x 3840 6.5" screen, giving this cellphone a great image quality.

Sony decided to power this phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350 (5 nm) system chip, including an extremely fast 2.84 GHz Octa-Core processing unit with a great 12 GB of RAM. This cellphone comes with a 512 GB large internal storage and an external memory slot, more than enough to store hundreds of apps and even the largest games available nowadays without thinking about how much storage is left.

This device has two cameras, a 12 MP back camera and an 8 mega-pixels front side camera. Its back camera lens has a f/2 aperture so it can capture impressive photographs even in dark situations. It can also shoot videos in 4K 3840x2160 at 120 fps.

This cellphone has Wi-Fi connection (which can be shared with other devices acting as a mobile hotspot), 5G ultra fast data connection, 4G LTE-A high speed connectivity and also HSPA+ internet connection (which is a bit slower 4G type) and 3G fast data connection, over HSDPA technologies. The Sony Xperia PRO-I works with a Nano SIM card to connect to GSM networks.

This cellphone also includes a wide variety of useful features such as Fingerprint Scanner, NFC, Bluetooth and GPS Navigation, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

This cellphone has a 4500 mAh long lasting Nano SIM non-removable battery, enough to provide this phone with a marvelous battery life. An issue to take into consideration is that the Sony Xperia PRO-I's battery is not replaceable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it begins to get older, whereas with such a big battery you will probably buy a new phone before that becomes a real problem.

This phone is a very good choice for you if you you love taking photos, need a phone to mainly use social networks, need this cellphone for work or want a phone to play games.


Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 11
Dimensions:6.54 x 2.83 x 0.35 inchesMetric16.61 x 7.19 x 0.89 cmImperial
Weight:7.80 ouncesMetric221.13 gImperial
Colors:Frosted Black
Materials:Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass) and Metal
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2021-12-10


Screen Type:OLED
Size:6.5 inchesMetric16.5 cmImperial
Resolution:3840 x 1644 pixels
Pixel density:643 pixels per inchMetric253.15 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SM8350 (5 nm)
Processor:Kryo 680 Prime, 64-bit (Octa-Core 2840 MHz)
RAM Memory:12 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 660
Internal Memory:512 GB
SD Card Slot:microSDXC (up to 1 TB)


Battery type:Nano SIM
Capacity:4500 mAh


Back camera:12 megapixels
    Focal length:24mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.34 inches (1/2.9")
Front camera:8 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (120 fps) (4K)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
5G Bands:n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, SA, NSA, Sub-6
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)
UMTS Bands:Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900)
Technologies:5G, LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G) and HSDPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 5.2
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor