Notebookcheck Logo
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Sony Xperia PRO-I teardown video highlights several differences from the Xperia 1 III

Sony revealed the Xperia PRO-I in October. (Image source: PBKreviews)
Sony revealed the Xperia PRO-I in October. (Image source: PBKreviews)
The Xperia PRO-I may look like the Xperia 1 III, but there are quite a few internal differences between the pair. However, the more expensive smartphone of the two is also the harder to repair.

PBKReviews has published his teardown video of the Xperia PRO-I, Sony's latest flagship smartphone. As the video below shows, the Xperia PRO-I is labyrinthian in its construction. PBKReviews has already shown how complex the Xperia 1 III is, but Sony has gone even further with the Xperia PRO-I.

The Xperia PRO-I and Xperia 1 III may share a display and roughly the same footprint, but they look completely different internally. On the one hand, the Xperia PRO-I lacks wireless charging support, so there is no copper coil hidden beneath its back panel. Also, Sony has mounted the cameras in the back panel's centre this time around, rather than on the left as with the Xperia 1 III

Those are rather surface-level changes, though. On the other hand, the Xperia PRO-I has a significantly larger motherboard than the Xperia 1 III. In fact, the motherboard stretches the length of the Xperia PRO-I, with Sony deciding to place its 4,500 mAh battery atop it. If that was not bad enough, you cannot remove the device's cameras without taking out the motherboard first.

Unsurprisingly, PBKReviews awarded the Xperia PRO-I 3/10 points for repairability. By contrast, the Xperia 1 III received 6/10 points, largely because of its less complex build. Currently, the Xperia PRO-I is available to order on Amazon for US$1,798 (affiliate link).

Source(s)

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - Senior Tech Writer - 5721 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.
contact me via: @aldersonaj
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2021 12 > Sony Xperia PRO-I teardown video highlights several differences from the Xperia 1 III
Alex Alderson, 2021-12-18 (Update: 2021-12-18)