Notebookcheck Logo

The Sony Xperia PRO has a larger vapour chamber cooling solution than gaming smartphones

The Xperia PRO after it has been torn apart by JerryRigEverything. (Image source: JerryRigEverything)
The Xperia PRO after it has been torn apart by JerryRigEverything. (Image source: JerryRigEverything)
An Xperia PRO teardown video has confirmed that the US$2,500 smartphone is more than just an Xperia 1 II with an HDMI port. Not only has Sony included mmWave antennas, but it has included a huge vapour chamber cooling solution to account for its plastic body. In fact, the cooling solution is larger than equivalents found in modern gaming smartphones.

JerryRigEverything has followed up his Xperia PRO durability test with another video about the US$2,500 smartphone. This time, the YouTuber has provided a look at the Xperia PRO's insides, including the interior of its vapour chamber cooling solution.

Unsurprisingly, the Xperia PRO and Xperia 1 II share many similarities, such as their motherboard design and the same 4,000 mAh battery. However, Sony has included two mmWave antennas in the Xperia PRO that it did not include on the Xperia 1 II, albeit these are in the place of the latter's wireless charging coil. These mmWave antennas also have graphite strips that dissipate heat via the device's metal backplate.

The Xperia PRO has a different cooling solution, too. As the video below shows, Sony has equipped the Xperia PRO with a large vapour chamber that spans most of the display. A copper sheet sits between this and the display, which should help transfer excess heat out of the device's front.

JerryRigEverything speculates that Sony included such a large vapour chamber because of the Xperia PRO's plastic chassis, which is worse at expelling heat than the metal body of the Xperia 1 II. The vapour chamber is also one of the largest found in any smartphone, including gaming smartphones like the ASUS ROG Phone 5.

static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
Please share our article, every link counts!
.170
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2021 03 > The Sony Xperia PRO has a larger vapour chamber cooling solution than gaming smartphones
Alex Alderson, 2021-03-16 (Update: 2021-03-16)