Sony Xperia PRO-I 512GB 5G Smartphone with Wireless Grip Kit (Unlocked, Frosted Black)

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Sony Xperia PRO-I 512GB 5G Smartphone with Wireless Grip Kit (Unlocked, Frosted Black)
Key Features
  • GSM / 4G LTE + 5G Sub-6 Compatible
  • North American Variant
  • 12MP 24mm Wide with 1" Exmor RS CMOS
  • Dual f/2.0 & f/4.0 Apertures
This Xperia PRO-I 512GB 5G Smartphone with Wireless Grip Kit from B&H includes a Sony Xperia PRO-I 512GB 5G Smartphone and Sony GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip as well as a phone tripod adapter to get them connected. Whether you're a pro vlogger, filmmaker, or social media influencer, this phone and grip combination can take your content creation to another level. When it's all put together, the Xperia PRO-I provides you with powerful, professional-grade optics and video recording capabilities with its triple rear camera array.
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Sony Xperia PRO-I Overview

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This Xperia PRO-I 512GB 5G Smartphone with Wireless Grip Kit from B&H includes a Sony Xperia PRO-I 512GB 5G Smartphone and Sony GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip as well as a phone tripod adapter to get them connected. Whether you're a pro vlogger, filmmaker, or social media influencer, this phone and grip combination can take your content creation to another level. When it's all put together, the Xperia PRO-I provides you with powerful, professional-grade optics and video recording capabilities with its triple rear camera array.

The highlight of the array is the 24mm wide-angle camera that uses a large 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor and incorporates a ZEISS Tessar T* aspherical glass lens. You get large pixels for stunning low-light results and native 4K video at up to 120 fps that's geared to locking onto fast-moving subjects. The included grip helps you keep everything steady while filming and offers you wireless Bluetooth control over some camera settings. If you need a less dynamic static shot, no problem, as the grip can transform into a tabletop tripod.

Sony Xperia PRO-I 512GB 5G Smartphone (Unlocked, Frosted Black)

Combining truly professional camera hardware with a "go-anywhere" vlog-friendly form factor, the Sony Xperia PRO-I 512GB 5G Smartphone is the answer to elevating your mobile content creation to the next level. The "I" in "PRO-I" stands for "Imaging," which the Xperia PRO-I delivers in abundance. The star of the PRO-I experience is a 24mm wide-angle camera with a large 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor, which incorporates a real iris for dual f/2.0 and f/4.0 apertures and a sharp ZEISS Tessar T* lens made from high-index aspherical optical glass.

Capture crisp, detailed stills with naturally rendered bokeh and exposure control, and record cinematic videos that can be saved natively to memory in 4K at up to 120 fps. Videos of fast-moving subjects are possible thanks to Video Eye AF and object tracking, also at 4K/120p. These are just some features of a triple-camera array that also includes a 3D iTOF depth sensor, a 16mm ultrawide, and a 50mm standard lens. All three lenses offer 12MP resolution and large pixels for exceptional low-light performance.

To further ensure that what you shoot is of extremely high quality, Sony incorporates a BIONZ X processor for dedicated image and video processing. This adds improved noise reduction in any shooting mode and real-time 12-bit raw processing at up to 24 fps. These are just some of the PRO-I's imaging capabilities, which are mirrored by robust hi-end smartphone functionality. Mobile features include a large 6.5" 4K HDR OLED screen for immersive gaming and video streaming, 5G network connectivity for fast broadcasting of content on location, and support for both Hi-Res Audio and Dolby Atmos audio formats for even more realism.

GSM/4G LTE + 5G Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM & 5G (Sub-6) networks. 5G is a cellular network data protocol capable of extremely fast data speeds that rival, or surpass, that of wired broadband internet providers. 5G speeds can vary considerably based on location, but on average, should have no problem streaming 4K video. As 5G upgrades over time, mobile AR and VR applications could become possible. The phone is backward compatible with 4G LTE, 3G, and 2G data for locations that do not support 5G.
North American Variant / US Compatible 5G
The Xperia PRO-I is a North American variant. It may be used in other parts of the world; however, 5G access may be limited or unsupported, depending on the network. Please choose your country/carrier above to confirm the network compatibility of this phone.
Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) allows you to lower your mobile costs when traveling while staying connected. Once your SIM cards are installed, you will be able to receive phone calls and text messages from either without needing to manually choose which one is active. When you want to make a call or send an SMS message, you can select the correct SIM card. When one SIM card is being used for a phone call, the other will not be active until you hang up. Operator charges may apply.
Android 11
This phone runs Google's Android 11 operating system, which gives you access to the millions of available apps in the Google Play Store, in addition to a host of built-in capabilities. These capabilities consist of an array of new and updated features that are meant to enhance your mobile experience. Below is a small list of highlights that you can enjoy with the release of Android 11.

  • Conversations: Pull down on your screen to manage ongoing conversations from multiple message apps. If there's someone you speak to often, you can prioritize them to show on your lock screen.
  • Bubbles: Continue to use your phone while popping in and out of ongoing chats. A chat bubble floats above your apps and contains pinned conversations you can access with a tap.
  • Screen Recording: Without needing an extra app, you can use this feature to record your screen with or without audio or showing touches you make on the screen.
  • Control Smart Devices: With a long press of the power button, you can see and manage all of your home's connected devices in one place.
  • App Permissions: Pop-ups give you the ability to grant apps one-time permission to specific information and functions. You can also have permission settings auto-reset for unused apps to keep your data secure.
External Monitor
When attached to your camera and used as an external monitor, the Xperia PRO-I offers a host of additional capabilities. You can livestream what your camera sees online, use Wave Form to check the exposure and RGB balance, and use False Color to assist with iris setting selections by ensuring the details for exposure are more noticeable. You also get a trigger function for recording and stopping via a USB Type-C cable, and on-screen statuses that include whether you're recording or not, shutter speed, f-stop, ISO, and EV.
Additional Photo Features
Anti-reflective coatings on all lens surfaces
Rapid focusing in all lighting conditions with the help of the 3D iTOF sensor
315 AF points at 90% viewfinder coverage for fast and accurate focusing
Continuous shooting at 60 fps
Burst shooting up to 20 fps with AF/AE tracking
Anti-distortion shutter for capturing high-speed moving subjects
AI-enhanced super resolution zoom
Selfie Camera Features: HDR photos, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilization), portrait selfie, display flash, and hand gesture
Additional Video Features
Optical SteadyShot with FlawlessEye for stable and shake-free videos, even in low light
Video Pro app with a dedicated UI for quick sharing of content on location
Stereo microphones and a mono mic near the main camera for capturing clear speech in videos
Gaming Features
Game Enhancer
Fast 240 Hz touch scanning rate
Internal structure made for fast heat dissipation
PS Remote Play
Compatible with DUALSHOCK 4 controllers
Display Features
Creator mode "powered by CineAlta"
DCI-P3 100%
ITU-R BT.2020 (REC.2020)
Illuminant D65 White point
10-bit tonal gradation
X1 for mobile
Multi-window switch
One hand mode
Additional Features
Dedicated physical shutter button
Dedicated shortcut key that can be configured to open any app
Support for 360 Reality Audio, Hi-Res Audio, Hi-Res Wireless Audio, Dolby Atmos, and LDAC/DSEE
Integrated 3.5mm headphone jack
USB 3.2 Gen 2 Transfer for fast data transfer
Powerful Snapdragon 888 chipset
4500mAh with rapid charging and STAMINA mode
Adaptive charging helps extend battery life up to 3 years
Built-in strap hole
UPC: 095673870227
Sony GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip (Black)
Helping to improve shooting stability, the Sony GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip is a convenient tool that serves as both a larger grip for handheld shooting as well as a sleek tabletop tripod. Compatible with select Sony cameras featuring Bluetooth connectivity, this grip offers wireless control over select shooting controls, via built-in shutter release and video record buttons, a zoom rocker switch, and a customizable C1 button. Beyond serving as just an accessory grip, the grip itself can be splayed into three legs and function as a tripod for hands-free shooting. The integrated head can tilt upward 80° (40° when setup as a tripod), downward 90°, and rotate 360° for easier positioning. Additionally, the grip is dust and moisture-resistant to suit its use with select weather-sealed cameras.
Camera Compatibility
  • a9 II, a7R IV, a6600, a6100, RX100 VII, ZV-1
  • a9, a7R III, a7 III, a6400, RX0 II compatible once updated to latest firmware

Sony Xperia PRO-I 512GB 5G Smartphone (Unlocked, Frosted Black) Specs

Key Specs
Operating System
Android 11
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Storage Capacity
512 GB
Display Size
6.5"
Native Resolution
3840 x 1644
Ports
1x USB-C (USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone
Cellular Support
5G NR, 4G LTE, 3G GSM, 2G GSM
5G Bands: n1 / n2 / n3 / n5 / n7 / n8 / n20 / n28 / n38 / n40 / n41 / n66 / n71 / n77 / n78
4G Bands: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 32 / 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41 / 46 / 48 / 66 / 71
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Bluetooth
5.2 + LE
Camera System
Rear
Wide: 12 MP 1"-Type Sensor (2.4 µm Pixels) with a 24mm f/2.0 to 4.0 Lens (85° FoV)
Ultra Wide: 12 MP 1/2.5"-Type Sensor (1.4 µm Pixels) with a 16mm f/2.2 Lens (124° FoV)
Standard: 12 MP 1/2.9"-Type Sensor (1.2 µm Pixels) with a 50mm f/2.4 Lens (48° FoV)
Front
Standard: 8 MP 1/4"-Type Sensor (1.12 µm Pixels) with a f/2.0 Lens (78° FoV)
Performance
Operating System
Android 11
Memory
12 GB
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
CPU
8-Core: 
Up to 2.84 GHz Cortex A77 (1 Core)
Up to 2.42 GHz Cortex A77 (3 Cores)
Up to 1.8 GHz Cortex A55 (4 Cores)
Storage Capacity
512 GB
Display
Display Size
6.5"
Native Resolution
3840 x 1644
Refresh Rate
120 Hz (at Max Brightness)
Display Colors
1.0 Billion
Aspect Ratio
21:9
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)
643 ppi
Panel Type
OLED
Screen Coating
Gorilla Glass Victus
Input/Output Connectors
Ports
1x USB-C (USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone
Speaker
2
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC [1 TB Maximum]
SIM Card Slots
1x Nano SIM
1x Nano SIM
Communications
Cellular Support
5G NR, 4G LTE, 3G GSM, 2G GSM
5G Bands: n1 / n2 / n3 / n5 / n7 / n8 / n20 / n28 / n38 / n40 / n41 / n66 / n71 / n77 / n78
4G Bands: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 13 / 17 / 19 / 20 / 25 / 26 / 28 / 29 / 32 / 34 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41 / 46 / 48 / 66 / 71
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
Bluetooth
5.2 + LE
NFC
Yes
GPS
Yes
FM Radio
No
Camera System
Camera System
Rear
Wide: 12 MP 1"-Type Sensor (2.4 µm Pixels) with a 24mm f/2.0 to 4.0 Lens (85° FoV)
Ultra Wide: 12 MP 1/2.5"-Type Sensor (1.4 µm Pixels) with a 16mm f/2.2 Lens (124° FoV)
Standard: 12 MP 1/2.9"-Type Sensor (1.2 µm Pixels) with a 50mm f/2.4 Lens (48° FoV)
Front
Standard: 8 MP 1/4"-Type Sensor (1.12 µm Pixels) with a f/2.0 Lens (78° FoV)
Focus Type
Rear Ultra Wide/Wide/Telephoto: Phase-Detect Autofocus
Computational Photography
Multi-Frame Depth-of-Field Control (Portrait Mode)

Multi-Frame Dynamic Range Enhancement (HDR)
Video Recording
Rear
1080p at up to 60 fps (240 fps in Slow-Mo Mode)
UHD 4K at up to 60 fps (120 fps in Slow-Mo Mode)
Front
1080p at up to 30 fps
General
Biometric Authentication
Fingerprint (Side)
Sensors
Accelerometer, Barometer (Altimeter), Compass, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Proximity
Water Resistance
Submersible
Environmental Protection
Dust/Water-Resistant (IP68) 
Keyboard
Virtual
Pointing Device
No
Battery
Internal Lithium-Ion (4500.0 mAh)
Fast Charging Technology
USB Power Delivery up to 30 W
Wireless Charging
No
Dimensions (W x H x D)
2.8 x 6.5 x 0.4" / 72.0 x 166.0 x 8.9 mm
Weight
7.4 oz / 211 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.955 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.5 x 3.6 x 2.2"

Sony GP-VPT2BT Wireless Shooting Grip (Black) Specs

Accessory Mount
No
Camera Attachment
1/4"-20 Male
Dimensions
H: 6.8 x W: 1.9 x D: 1.7" / H: 173.00 x W: 49.5 x D: 42.00 mm
Weight
7.6 oz / 215 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.735 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.45 x 3.35 x 3.1"

Sony Xperia PRO-I Reviews

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It seems like the Wireless Grip cannot connect ...

It seems like the Wireless Grip cannot connect directly to the phone without the Monitor bracket, but you sell the phone +grip as a package. Am I missing something that connects it to the phone alone?
Asked by: Ginessa
You would need the adapter bracket to mount the phone on top. However the wireless functionality would work out of box.
Answered by: dariusb
Date published: 2022-03-27

Hi can that phone be used on Europe ? Is it ...

Hi can that phone be used on Europe ? Is it unlocked ?
Asked by: Yves
The Sony Xperia PRO-I 512GB 5G Smartphone with Wireless Grip Kit (Unlocked, Frosted Black) is unlocked and can work with any carrier that supports this phone. On the web page we would have a drop down men, with the option to choose the country and carrier.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-11-08

Does this phone not allow for any kind of ...

Does this phone not allow for any kind of wireless charging?
Asked by: Jorge
No. This Sony Xperia PRO-I 512GB 5G Smartphone (Unlocked, Frosted Black), would not have Wireless charging.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-11-08

Obviously this is based on the individual, but ...

Obviously this is based on the individual, but I'm wondering if this would be worth it just as a camera device and Wifi (that is, no phone connectivity). Thoughts? Would anyone get it just as a camera?
Asked by: Sam
That's exactly how I'm planning to use it. I tried using it as a phone, and it's horrible for many reasons (see my review). But I do like the SD card slot and 3.5" mm phone jack. Camera is questionable as the 1" sensor isn't really getting used (only a portion of the sensor is used). But I think I will keep it as a multi-media device with somewhat decent camera capability. I'll try using it as a camera monitor for my several Sony Alpha cameras. It's a bit expensive as such a toy, but I can afford it and will probably keep it. As far as the full phone + camera solution, I just purchased Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Answered by: Alexander
Date published: 2022-08-31

Minimum focusing distance/maximum magnification ...

Minimum focusing distance/maximum magnification with the 50mm lens = ?
Asked by: Dave
It's possible to digitally zoom in with any of those lenses, up to a maximum of 150mm using the 50mm lens. It's minimum focus distance is approximately 10cm.
Answered by: Luiz O
Date published: 2022-01-25

what is your operating system?

what is your operating system?
Asked by: Maicoll
This comes with Android 11 pre-loaded.
Answered by: Nilson D
Date published: 2021-11-16

Can the US carrier compatibility chart possibly ...

Can the US carrier compatibility chart possibly be right: that this phone does not work in 4G LTE or 5G with US carriers???
Asked by: Andrew
At this time the Sony Xperia PRO-I 512GB 5G Smartphone (Unlocked, Frosted Black) list of compatible carriers and networks is up to date,
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2022-01-04

Does the phone have eSIM capability?

Does the phone have eSIM capability?
Asked by: J A
The Sony Xperia PRO-I 512GB 5G Smartphone can accept 2 nano sim cards but there is no eSim feature.
Answered by: Geoffrey
Date published: 2022-05-10
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