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Sony Xperia Pro-I review - Premium smartphone with the giant image sensor of a compact camera

Overpromised? With its 1-inch image sensor and its dual-aperture Zeiss Tessar optics, the Sony Xperia Pro-I is closer to a camera disguised as a smartphone than a traditional phone. However, the data sheet somewhat covers up the drawbacks of the Pro-I ...
Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone review

With the Xperia 1 III, Sony released a capable smartphone with a unique design, haptics and a physical camera button - all of these points apply to the camera flagship of the Japanese manufacturer as well. The Xperia Pro-I is more or less an Xperia 1 III with the 1-inch sensor from a Sony RX100 VII compact camera.

However, the camera system of the Snapdragon 888 device has been adjusted to 12 million pixels, in order to better integrate the image sensor into the small case of a smartphone. Since only part of an IMX 383 is used, the size of the Xperia Pro-I's sensor is roughly 1/1.31 inches.

With a 4K OLED display, 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of expandable UFS storage, the 6.5-inch Pro-I has an MSRP of 1799 USD.

Sony Xperia Pro-I (Xperia Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G 8 x 1.8 - 2.8 GHz, Cortex-X1 / A78 / A55 (Kryo 680)
Graphics adapter
Memory
12288 MB 
Display
6.50 inch 21.02:9, 3840 x 1644 pixel 643 PPI, Capacitive touchscreen, OLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 512 GB 
, 458 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 1TB (exFAT support), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum, OTG, Miracast, Image transmission (USB port)
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G: 850, 900, 1800, 1900; 3G: 2.100 (band 1), 1.900 (band 2), 1.700 (band 4), 850 (band 5), 800 (band 6), 900 (band 8), 800 (band 19; 4G: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 66; 5G: n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n77, n78, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 166 x 72 ( = 0.35 x 6.54 x 2.83 in)
Battery
4500 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix (1.0-type Exmor RS sensor, 24mm, 85°) + 12 MP (1/2.9" Exmor RS for mobile sensor, f/2.4, 50mm, 48°) + 12 MP (1/2.5" Exmor RS for mobile sensor, f/2.4, 16 mm, 124°); camera API: Full
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix (f/2.0, 1/4", 78°)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Virtual, charger, USB cable, Sony UI, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.73 W/kg (head); 0.71 W/kg (body), widevine L1, GNSS (GPS (L1), GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo (E1), QZSS, SBAS), fanless, waterproof
Weight
211 g ( = 7.44 oz / 0.47 pounds), Power Supply: 77 g ( = 2.72 oz / 0.17 pounds)
Price
1799 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
88 %
02/2022
Sony Xperia Pro-I
SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
211 g512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.50"3840x1644
87.4 %
02/2022
Xiaomi 12 Pro
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
204 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.73"3200x1440
90.2 %
02/2021
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14
227 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.80"3200x1440
88.7 %
03/2021
Oppo Find X3 Pro
SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
193 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"3216x1440

Case - Xperia Pro-I without Punch Hole

Frame of the Xperia Pro-I
Frame of the Xperia Pro-I

The case, which consists mostly of metal and glass, is water resistant according to IPX8, dustproof according to IP6X, and looks very premium. The grooved frame in particular makes the Xperia Pro-I stand out amongst its competition.

Even though the Sony smartphone belongs to the permium category, the bezels around the OLED panel, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, are fairly thick. In numbers: The screen only takes up around 82.5 % of the front - this value is reminiscent of an entry-level phone. At least the inefficient screen-to-body ratio means that there is no notch or punch hole on the Xperia Pro-I.

Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone review
Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone review
Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone review
Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone review
Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone review

Size Comparison

166 mm / 6.54 inch 72 mm / 2.83 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 211 g0.4652 lbs165.1 mm / 6.5 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 227 g0.5 lbs163.6 mm / 6.44 inch 74.6 mm / 2.94 inch 8.66 mm / 0.3409 inch 204 g0.4497 lbs163.6 mm / 6.44 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 8.26 mm / 0.3252 inch 193 g0.4255 lbs

Connectivity - Sony Smartphone with USB 3.1

The features of the flagship smartphone include a 3.5mm headphone jack, an always-on display and USB OTG, which allows peripherals to be connected via the USB-C port. Speaking of, the USB-C port supports video output over a USB-C-to-HDMI cable at up to 4K60. For data transfers, the interface supports the USB 3.2 (Gen. 2) standard. The screen content can also be shared wirelessly via Miracast and Google Cast.

SD Card Reader

The internal storage of the Pro-I can be expanded with up to a 1-TB microSD card. We use our reference memory card Angelbird Pro V60 to take a closer look at the speeds of the card slot. While it achieves good results in the CPDT benchmark, the transfer speeds in our JPEG copy test are below average at 23 MB/s. Due to the lack of alternatives in the high-end category, we compare the microSD card reader of the Pro-I with its counterpart on a mid-range smartphone.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Angelbird V60)
50 MB/s ∼100% +120%
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
22.7 MB/s ∼45%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Sony Xperia Pro-I Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø36.8 (29.7-46.1)
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write: Ø37.4 (28.4-47)
Sony Xperia Pro-I Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø78.6 (58.6-120)
Samsung Galaxy M52 5G Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read: Ø70.3 (42.4-73.5)

Software - Xperia Pro-I with Android 11

The Japanese manufacturer preinstalls version 11 of the Android operating system, complemented by Sony's own user interface. According to reports, Sony wants to support its flagship phones with two major Android upgrades and three years of security patches. At the time of testing, the security patches date back to November 2021, making them somewhat outdated.

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Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone review
Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone review
Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone review

Communication and GNSS - Sony Smartphone with Wi-Fi 6

The communications modules of the Sony smartphone support 5G and Bluetooth version 5.2. There is also an NFC chip for near-field communication including Google Pay. Furthermore, the Xperia Pro-I supports a total of 25 LTE bands, covering all the LTE frequencies relevant to the German market.

For Wi-Fi homenetworks, the Sony smartphone supports Wi-Fi 6 and multi-user MIMO, which in combination with our reference router Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 results in peak transfer speeds of close to 1700 Mbps. While the transfer rates are very fast while sending, they are quite inconsistent.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1465 (1307min - 1536max) MBit/s ∼100% +7%
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1363 (630min - 1441max) MBit/s ∼93%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1352 (1210min - 1436max) MBit/s ∼92% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72.5 - 1736, n=49, last 2 years)
636 MBit/s ∼43% -53%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1569 (1493min - 1651max) MBit/s ∼100% +25%
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1251 (263min - 1691max) MBit/s ∼80%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1214 (516min - 1524max) MBit/s ∼77% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78.3 - 1710, n=49, last 2 years)
657 MBit/s ∼42% -47%
iperf3 transmit AX12
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1281 (635min - 1400max) MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
803 (437min - 889max) MBit/s ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
633 (523min - 703max) MBit/s ∼49%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1395, n=209, last 2 years)
486 MBit/s ∼38%
iperf3 receive AX12
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
922 (904min - 928max) MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
169 (156min - 180max) MBit/s ∼18%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
697 (500min - 767max) MBit/s ∼76%
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1348, n=209, last 2 years)
473 MBit/s ∼51%
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; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1341 (630-1441)
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1226 (263-1691)
Geolocation indoors
Geolocation indoors
Geolocation outdoors
Geolocation outdoors

In order to assess the precision of the locating capabilities of our test device in practice, we simultaneously record the track with a Garmin Venu 2 for comparison purposes. Although the Xperia phone's deviations from the track are satisfactory, there are inaccuracies in some areas.

Sony Xperia Pro-I vs. Garmin Venu 2
Sony Xperia Pro-I vs. Garmin Venu 2

Telephony and Call Quality - Xperia Pro-I with VoLTE

Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone review

The call quality of the Sony smartphone within the Vodafone network is nothing out of the ordinary. Similarly, we experienced no issues during video calls via Skype using the integrated front camera. Voices sound clear and our conversational partner confirms our voice to be captured in a very distinct manner as well. Wi-Fi calling and VoLTE is supported.

Cameras - Sony Smartphone with 1-Inch Image Sensor

The Sony Xperia Pro-I takes decent selfies, but front cam videos are limited to 1080p.
The Sony Xperia Pro-I takes decent selfies, but front cam videos are limited to 1080p.

For its 12-MP main camera, the Xperia Pro-I uses an aspherical glass lens from Zeiss and a dual aperture with F/2.0 or F/4.0. The day-to-day results could have been better. The pictures are somewhat lacking in terms of dynamic range and sharpness. Close-up objects in particular often suffer from the insufficient autofocus - we observed a similar behavior on other Sony phones such as the Xperia 5 III. The color accuracy is on point and the deviations compared to the reference colors are fairly low.

Relative to other high-end smartphones, the low light capabilities of the Pro-I are lacking as well. Although pictures taken in the dark turn out at least decently, image noise becomes a major factor near poorly lit objects and the brightness is relatively low overall.

A 16mm-equivalent ultra-wide camera and a 50mm-equivalent telephoto camera complement the main camera with a 12-megapixel sensor each. For these two cameras, users should temper their expectations. The pictures lack dynamic range and the sharpness is not very high.

In terms of the camera software, Sony's "Photo Pro" app offers many settings. The same holds true for video recordings, the parameters of which can be manually tweaked and the Sony smartphone offers Alpha Pro features such as 20-FPS burst shots, real-time eye autofocus or real-time tracking. Video can be recorded at up to UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) and 120 FPS.

Ultra-wide camera
Ultra-wide camera
Wide-angle camera
2.1x zoom
6.3x zoom (max)
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Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

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7.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Sony Xperia Pro-I: 6.66 ∆E min: 2.14 - max: 12.52 ∆E
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29.6 ∆E
54.3 ∆E
39.8 ∆E
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45.6 ∆E
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44.2 ∆E
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63.9 ∆E
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37.8 ∆E
75.8 ∆E
44.6 ∆E
42 ∆E
90.9 ∆E
70.6 ∆E
52 ∆E
36.9 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Sony Xperia Pro-I: 46.84 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 90.94 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - Xperia Pro-I with VLOG Monitor

Vlog monitor for the Xperia Pro-I
Vlog monitor for the Xperia Pro-I

Sony includes a 30-watt charger and a USB cable with its flagship smartphone. The Japanese manufacturer offers many interesting, optional accessories. The external vlog monitor combined with the 3.5mm jack for an external microphone turns the Xperia Pro-I into an ideal vlogging system. Furthermore, a selfie stick with a wireless remote and a cover for the Xperia Pro-I are available.

The warranty period is 24 months.

Input Devices & Handling - Xperia Pro-I with Dedicated Camera Button

Apart from a dedicated camera button for the camera app, the Xperia Pro-I also comes with a dedicated button for the Video Pro app on the right edge. The capacitive fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button is responsive and for the most part works reliably. The Sony smartphone does not support biometric authentication via facial recognition.

The capacitive multi touchscreen shines with a precise response to inputs. Thanks to the high refresh rate, the user experience is enhanced with very smooth scrolling and animations.

Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone review
Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone review
Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone review

Display - Sony Smartphone with 4K OLED

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Xperia Pro-I features a 6.5-inch OLED panel with an aspect ratio of 21:9, an adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz, and a resolution of 3840 x 1644 pixels. This results in a pixel density in excess of 600 PPI.

Although with 570 nits, the maximum brightness of the display is decently high, competitors shine significantly brighter. In our more realistic APL50 benchmark, the brightness is limited to just 515 nits, making it far too low for a pleasant HDR experience.

The premium smartphone uses PWM at a fairly high frequency of 243 to 481 Hz to reduce the screen's brightness below 52 %. At higher brightness levels, we measured a frequency of 120 Hz, although the frequency fluctuations are much less severe in this case.

575
cd/m²
568
cd/m²
570
cd/m²
576
cd/m²
565
cd/m²
568
cd/m²
574
cd/m²
565
cd/m²
567
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 576 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 569.8 cd/m² Minimum: 2.33 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 98 %
Center on Battery: 565 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.8 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.4
ΔE Greyscale 1.4 | 0.64-98 Ø5.6
99.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.19
Sony Xperia Pro-I
OLED, 3840x1644, 6.50
Xiaomi 12 Pro
AMOLED, 3200x1440, 6.73
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 3200x1440, 6.80
Oppo Find X3 Pro
AMOLED, 3216x1440, 6.70
Screen
36%
24%
32%
Brightness middle
565
959
70%
910
61%
759
34%
Brightness
570
977
71%
913
60%
776
36%
Brightness Distribution
98
96
-2%
98
0%
94
-4%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
2.8
1.1
61%
2
29%
0.8
71%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6.1
3.1
49%
3.1
49%
1.8
70%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.4
1.9
-36%
2.2
-57%
1.6
-14%
Gamma
2.19 100%
2.22 99%
2.06 107%
2.23 99%
CCT
6450 101%
6498 100%
6512 100%
6512 100%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 480.8 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 480.8 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 480.8 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 21792 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Our analysis with a spectrophotometer and the CalMAN software shows low average deltaE deviations from the sRGB color space of 2.8 (colors) and 1.4 (grayscale).

The installed 10-bit equivalent panel of the Sony smartphone supports the BT.2020 color mode with a slightly warmer color temperature compared to the profile "Standard" via the Creator mode. Aside from a deep contrast, the Xperia Pro-I also offers a wide color space coverage.

Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard, adjusted color balance)
Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard, adjusted color balance)
Color space (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard, adjusted color balance)
Color space (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard, adjusted color balance)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard, adjusted color balance)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard, adjusted color balance)
Color saturation (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard, adjusted color balance)
Color saturation (target color space: sRGB; profile: Standard, adjusted color balance)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
2.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.2 ms rise
↘ 1.2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 2 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (23.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
2.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.2 ms rise
↘ 1.2 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.692 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (36.8 ms).

The viewing angle of the OLED panel are excellent. While the Xperia Pro-I is usable outdoors without any limitations, we would have liked to see a slightly higher maximum brightness. Furthermore, we recommend users enable the automatic brightness adjustment for use in the sun, since the luminance of 345 nits we measured in manual mode is too low in for this scenario.

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Performance - Xperia Pro-I with Qualcomm SoC

The Snapdragon 888 inside the Xperia Pro-I performs very well. The Sony smartphone achieves good results in our suite of benchmarks relative to other Snapdragon 888 devices, although devices with the newer Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 are significantly faster.

The Xperia Pro-I leaves an excellent impressioin during daily use. The system performance is pristine and applications load with barely any delays. This can also be partially attributed to the fast read and write speeds of the UFS 3.1 storage.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1143 Points ∼96%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1192 Points ∼100% +4%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
1106 Points ∼93% -3%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1123 Points ∼94% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (976 - 1198, n=27)
1118 Points ∼94% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1755, n=255, last 2 years)
671 Points ∼56% -41%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
3654 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
3738 Points ∼100% +2%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
3583 Points ∼96% -2%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
3535 Points ∼95% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (3204 - 3810, n=27)
3571 Points ∼96% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4914, n=255, last 2 years)
2195 Points ∼59% -40%
Vulkan Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
3987 Points ∼64%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
6252 Points ∼100% +57%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4415 Points ∼71% +11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (3894 - 6176, n=26)
4711 Points ∼75% +18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (72 - 8702, n=198, last 2 years)
2597 Points ∼42% -35%
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4766 Points ∼64%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
7400 Points ∼100% +55%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
4656 Points ∼63% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (3100 - 4786, n=26)
4617 Points ∼62% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (255 - 9069, n=199, last 2 years)
2566 Points ∼35% -46%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0 (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
11435 Points ∼80%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13131 Points ∼92% +15%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
14339 Points ∼100% +25%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (11435 - 17085, n=21)
14307 Points ∼100% +25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 18567, n=147, last 2 years)
10202 Points ∼71% -11%
3DMark
Wild Life Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
5864 Points ∼59%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
9927 Points ∼100% +69%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
5756 Points ∼58% -2%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
5657 Points ∼57% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (3958 - 5942, n=26)
5674 Points ∼57% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (216 - 10062, n=183, last 2 years)
3197 Points ∼32% -45%
Wild Life Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
5865 Points ∼56%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
10384 Points ∼100% +77%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
5873 Points ∼57% 0%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
5721 Points ∼55% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (3959 - 5925, n=26)
5617 Points ∼54% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (205 - 11700, n=184, last 2 years)
3392 Points ∼33% -42%
Wild Life Extreme (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1564 Points ∼60%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
2609 Points ∼100% +67%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
1871 Points ∼72% +20%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (1236 - 1602, n=21)
1516 Points ∼58% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (22 - 3080, n=139, last 2 years)
991 Points ∼38% -37%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1522 Points ∼61%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
2513 Points ∼100% +65%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
1758 Points ∼70% +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (974 - 1564, n=21)
1421 Points ∼57% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (101 - 2864, n=135, last 2 years)
977 Points ∼39% -36%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
120 fps ∼99%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
121 fps ∼100% +1%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
104 fps ∼86% -13%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
60 fps ∼50% -50%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (60 - 143, n=20)
102.5 fps ∼85% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.5 - 143, n=196, last 2 years)
69.2 fps ∼57% -42%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
241 fps ∼57%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
425 fps ∼100% +76%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
154 fps ∼36% -36%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
230 fps ∼54% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (173 - 294, n=20)
247 fps ∼58% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6 - 439, n=196, last 2 years)
139.7 fps ∼33% -42%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
116 fps ∼99%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
117 fps ∼100% +1%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
69 fps ∼59% -41%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
55 fps ∼47% -53%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (55 - 121, n=20)
93.9 fps ∼80% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 121, n=195, last 2 years)
56.2 fps ∼48% -52%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
138 fps ∼55%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
251 fps ∼100% +82%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
117 fps ∼47% -15%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
127 fps ∼51% -8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (101 - 180, n=20)
141.7 fps ∼56% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.4 - 251, n=196, last 2 years)
80 fps ∼32% -42%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
59 fps ∼68%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
87 fps ∼100% +47%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
51 fps ∼59% -14%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
36 fps ∼41% -39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (36 - 105, n=20)
71.5 fps ∼82% +21%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 121, n=195, last 2 years)
43.7 fps ∼50% -26%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
95 fps ∼56%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
169 fps ∼100% +78%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
74 fps ∼44% -22%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
93 fps ∼55% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (69 - 126, n=20)
98.9 fps ∼59% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 169, n=196, last 2 years)
54.1 fps ∼32% -43%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
51 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
36 fps ∼71% -29%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
30 fps ∼59% -41%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
28 fps ∼55% -45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (26 - 61, n=20)
47.2 fps ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.3 - 81, n=195, last 2 years)
27.5 fps ∼54% -46%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
68 fps ∼96%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
71 fps ∼100% +4%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
58 fps ∼82% -15%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
55 fps ∼77% -19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (42 - 74, n=20)
60.6 fps ∼85% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 97, n=195, last 2 years)
32.8 fps ∼46% -52%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
55 fps ∼99%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
44 fps ∼79% -20%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
37 fps ∼66% -33%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
38 fps ∼68% -31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (32 - 73, n=26)
55.7 fps ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 98, n=251, last 2 years)
28.7 fps ∼52% -48%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
72 fps ∼78%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
92 fps ∼100% +28%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
69 fps ∼75% -4%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
72 fps ∼78% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (46 - 87, n=27)
70.4 fps ∼77% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.9 - 123, n=252, last 2 years)
34 fps ∼37% -53%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
38 fps ∼99%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
27 fps ∼70% -29%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
26 fps ∼68% -32%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
25 fps ∼65% -34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (25 - 51, n=26)
38.5 fps ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.1 - 69, n=252, last 2 years)
19.8 fps ∼51% -48%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
28 fps ∼82%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
34 fps ∼100% +21%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
28 fps ∼82% 0%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
28 fps ∼82% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (19 - 32, n=26)
27.5 fps ∼81% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.7 - 47, n=252, last 2 years)
13 fps ∼38% -54%
Antutu v9 - Total Score (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
781290 Points ∼81%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
962824 Points ∼100% +23%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
749520 Points ∼78% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (636471 - 824694, n=17)
767997 Points ∼80% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1041980, n=111, last 2 years)
555932 Points ∼58% -29%
AImark - Score v2.x (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
251537 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
72572 Points ∼29% -71%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
241222 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (171404 - 264766, n=15)
243759 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 286905, n=131, last 2 years)
59805 Points ∼24% -76%
BaseMark OS II
Overall (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
6985 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
6007 Points ∼86% -14%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
6247 Points ∼89% -11%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
6822 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (5839 - 6985, n=20)
6495 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (895 - 8124, n=170, last 2 years)
4244 Points ∼61% -39%
System (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
11645 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
10006 Points ∼86% -14%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
10936 Points ∼94% -6%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
11438 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (9119 - 11774, n=20)
10766 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1542 - 19657, n=170, last 2 years)
7532 Points ∼65% -35%
Memory (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
7864 Points ∼96%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
5125 Points ∼62% -35%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
6588 Points ∼80% -16%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
8220 Points ∼100% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (5352 - 9044, n=20)
7316 Points ∼89% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1012 - 9044, n=170, last 2 years)
4862 Points ∼59% -38%
Graphics (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
14443 Points ∼95%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
15216 Points ∼100% +5%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
14362 Points ∼94% -1%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
14211 Points ∼93% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (9399 - 15739, n=20)
13676 Points ∼90% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (478 - 25642, n=170, last 2 years)
7365 Points ∼48% -49%
Web (sort by value)
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1643 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1669 Points ∼99% +2%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung Exynos 2100 5G, Mali-G78 MP14, 12288
1471 Points ∼87% -10%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1621 Points ∼96% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
  (1434 - 1983, n=20)
1683 Points ∼100% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (718 - 2392, n=170, last 2 years)
1386 Points ∼82% -16%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (77 - 223, n=19)
168.8 Points ∼100% +18%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
147.5 Points ∼87% +3%
Sony Xperia Pro-I (Chrome 97)
143.6 Points ∼85%
Oppo Find X3 Pro (Chrome 89)
139.4 Points ∼83% -3%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Chrome 88)
127.3 Points ∼75% -11%
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 414, n=169, last 2 years)
114.8 Points ∼68% -20%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (103 - 182, n=18)
143.1 Points ∼100% +15%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Chrome 88)
132 Points ∼92% +6%
Oppo Find X3 Pro (Chrome 89)
129 Points ∼90% +4%
Sony Xperia Pro-I (Chrome 97)
124 Points ∼87%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
119 Points ∼83% -4%
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 265, n=179, last 2 years)
92.1 Points ∼64% -26%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (23491 - 47543, n=20)
35591 Points ∼100% +15%
Sony Xperia Pro-I (Chrome 97)
30975 Points ∼87%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
29750 Points ∼84% -4%
Oppo Find X3 Pro (Chrome 89)
27914 Points ∼78% -10%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Chrome 88)
27275 Points ∼77% -12%
Average of class Smartphone (3526 - 65969, n=184, last 2 years)
23301 Points ∼65% -25%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 15230, n=184, last 2 years)
3172 ms * ∼100% -127%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (Chrome 88)
1786 ms * ∼56% -28%
Oppo Find X3 Pro (Chrome 89)
1646 ms * ∼52% -18%
Sony Xperia Pro-I (Chrome 97)
1399 ms * ∼44%
Xiaomi 12 Pro (Chrome 97)
1330 ms * ∼42% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (891 - 1841, n=20)
1319 ms * ∼42% +6%

* ... smaller is better

Sony Xperia Pro-IXiaomi 12 ProSamsung Galaxy S21 UltraOppo Find X3 ProAverage 512 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
35%
9%
-5%
-1%
-45%
Sequential Read 256KB
1855
1620
-13%
1710
-8%
1779
-4%
1860 ?(1710 - 1999, n=11)
0%
929 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=248, last 2 years)
-50%
Sequential Write 256KB
769
1465
91%
1077
40%
759
-1%
799 ?(575 - 1275, n=11)
4%
472 ?(11.9 - 1485, n=248, last 2 years)
-39%
Random Read 4KB
287.2
324.9
13%
316.7
10%
273.3
-5%
274 ?(208 - 303, n=11)
-5%
166.5 ?(13.5 - 345, n=248, last 2 years)
-42%
Random Write 4KB
299.2
448.9
50%
279.5
-7%
267.1
-11%
295 ?(221 - 413, n=11)
-1%
159.7 ?(56.5 - 458, n=249, last 2 years)
-47%

Gaming - Sony Xperia Pro-I Runs Games Well

Thanks to the powerful Adreno 660 graphics unit, even demanding games from the Play Store are not a challenge. As expected, our benchmark games Armajet and PUBG Mobile run without any issues. The Tencent Games shooter runs smoothly on the Pro-I at "UHD" and the highest graphics settings.

Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone review
Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone review

Emissions - Sony Smartphone Becomes Warm

Temperature

The case of the Sony smartphone does not reach critical temperatures under prolonged load. We use 3DMark's stress tests to assess the temperatures of the SoC under continuous load. Here, the Pro-I reaches fairly mediocre results, which attest to the premium smartphone's inconsistent performance when under permanent stress. That being said, competitors in this price category do not offer better cooling, either.

Max. Load
 38.3 °C
101 F
38.4 °C
101 F
39.8 °C
104 F
 
 35.6 °C
96 F
37.4 °C
99 F
39.1 °C
102 F
 
 33.7 °C
93 F
36.6 °C
98 F
35.7 °C
96 F
 
Maximum: 39.8 °C = 104 F
Average: 37.2 °C = 99 F
37.7 °C
100 F
36.8 °C
98 F
36.3 °C
97 F
36.5 °C
98 F
36.7 °C
98 F
35 °C
95 F
33.1 °C
92 F
36.4 °C
98 F
33.1 °C
92 F
Maximum: 37.7 °C = 100 F
Average: 35.7 °C = 96 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.9 °C = 80 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.2 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 32.8 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.8 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.7 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.5 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
65 (22.5min) % ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64.7 (22.3min) % ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64.4 (3633min) % ∼99% -1%
Oppo Find X3 Pro
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 (3164min) % ∼86% -14%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
47.2 (27.4min) % ∼73% -27%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Sony Xperia Pro-I
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
65.7 (6.03min) % ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
61.3 (1197min) % ∼93% -7%
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59.8 (7.01min) % ∼91% -9%
Xiaomi 12 Pro
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
% ∼0% -100%
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Sony Xperia Pro-I Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.7.2: Ø7.67 (6.03-9.18)
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø8.98 (7.01-11.7)
Sony Xperia Pro-I Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø24.7 (22.5-34.6)
Xiaomi 12 Pro Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø37.8 (27.4-58)
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Mali-G78 MP14, Exynos 2100 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø25.4 (22.3-34.4)
Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone review
Sony Xperia Pro-I smartphone review

Speakers

The stereo speakers produce decent sound at a maximum volume of up to 85 dB. Naturally, the sound is dominated by mid and high frequencies. While the treble is fairly linear in nature, the mids could have been more balanced.

Although the 3.5mm headphone jack allows for bassy playback, the noise level is somewhat high at an SNR of 75.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.238.22521.726.63118.622.54021.723.5503231.76325.724.48027.421.310024.321.412516.328.516018.944.120017.547.425012.355.231515.757.440011.660.650011.864.363012.462.780011.664.9100012.569.7125013.171.9160012.572.9200013.171.9250012.872.8315012.875.3400012.974.6500013.374.5630013.474.8800013.775.71000013.774.81250014.470.71600013.762SPL25.285N0.761.5median 13.1median 69.7Delta1.59.830.825.822.62619.223.721.424.132.83618.624.218.123.715.427.710.739.41756.114.954.313.25812.562.311.565.710.566.89.968.311.971.110.676.213.676.81471.212.972.511.773.512.978.913.180.113.377.113.873.21479.513.574.414.272.51763.425880.675median 13.2median 71.21.27.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSony Xperia Pro-ISamsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Sony Xperia Pro-I audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (1.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 13% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 40% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 53% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 19% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 77% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Energy Management - Xperia Pro-I without Wireless Charging

Energy Consumption

The included 30W charger is able to fully recharge the Xperia Pro-I within just under 90 minutes. Unlike the Xperia 1 III, our test device does not support wireless charging. At more than 11 watts, the peak power draw is quite high.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.11 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.14 / 1.35 / 1.48 Watt
Load midlight 6.17 / 11.38 Watt
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Sony Xperia Pro-I
4500 mAh
Xiaomi 12 Pro
4600 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
5000 mAh
Oppo Find X3 Pro
4500 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
14%
8%
1%
-0%
6%
Idle Minimum *
1.14
0.94
18%
1.06
7%
0.93
18%
1.066 ?(0.46 - 1.8, n=23)
6%
0.91 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=193, last 2 years)
20%
Idle Average *
1.35
1.24
8%
1.19
12%
1.54
-14%
1.58 ?(0.74 - 2.6, n=23)
-17%
1.669 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=193, last 2 years)
-24%
Idle Maximum *
1.48
1.34
9%
1.2
19%
1.69
-14%
1.733 ?(0.78 - 3.1, n=23)
-17%
1.896 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=193, last 2 years)
-28%
Load Average *
6.17
5.7
8%
6.46
-5%
6.38
-3%
5.46 ?(3.87 - 6.7, n=23)
12%
4.48 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=193, last 2 years)
27%
Load Maximum *
11.38
8.12
29%
10.76
5%
9.58
16%
9.79 ?(5.89 - 11.7, n=23)
14%
7.33 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=193, last 2 years)
36%

* ... smaller is better

Energy Consumption: Geekbench (150 nits)

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Sony Xperia Pro-I Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G: Ø7.14 (1.402-14)
Xiaomi 12 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1: Ø6.81 (1.309-12.9)

Energy Consumption: GFXBench (150 nits)

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Sony Xperia Pro-I Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø10.7 (10.2-10.9)
Xiaomi 12 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø7.78 (6.94-8.13)
Sony Xperia Pro-I Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G; Idle 1min: Ø1.32 (1.245-1.602)
Xiaomi 12 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1; Idle 1min: Ø0.977 (0.881-1.647)

Battery Life

With a runtime of just above 11 hours, the Sony smartphone achieves a good result in our Wi-Fi test at 120 Hz.

Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
11h 05min
Sony Xperia Pro-I
4500 mAh
Xiaomi 12 Pro
4600 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
5000 mAh
Oppo Find X3 Pro
4500 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
665
766
15%
702
6%
757
14%

Pros

+ beautiful 4K OLED panel
+ camera software with extensive features
+ haptics
+ 3.5mm jack & SD card support

Cons

- display bezels
- no wireless charging
- low panel brightness
- ultra-wide & telephoto camera

Verdict on the Sony Xperia Pro-I

In review: Sony Xperia Pro-I. Test device courtesy of Sony Germany.
In review: Sony Xperia Pro-I. Test device courtesy of Sony Germany.

The Xperia Pro-I is a very particular smartphone and likely not very interesting for most home users due to the high price. However, professional photographers and videographers may find a worthy companion in Sony's camera flagship. Vloggers stand to benefit the most from the extensive settings and the opportunities that optional accessories can create.

The Xperia Pro-I may just be the perfect workhorse for professional users.

That being said, we expect users who only want to point and shoot with the auto mode to be disappointed by the results. When it comes to our test pictures, the 12-MP camera's results did not always meet our expectations and as for the zoom and the ultra-wide cameras, there are significant drawbacks compared to other premium smartphones such as the Galaxy S21 Ultra or the Mi 11 Ultra.

Furthermore, the Sony smartphone comes with disadvantages in terms of the software support, the relatively dim OLED panel and the thick bezel design.

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Price and Availability

The Sony Xperia Pro-I is available at an MSRP of 1798 USD at amazon.com and various other retailers.

Sony Xperia Pro-I - 02/17/2022 v7
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
91%
Keyboard
70 / 75 → 94%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
62 / 70 → 89%
Weight
88%
Battery
89%
Display
89%
Games Performance
66 / 64 → 100%
Application Performance
85 / 86 → 99%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
78 / 90 → 86%
Camera
74%
Average
83%
88%
Smartphone - Weighted Average