The new Sony Xperia 1 II update makes the Xperia Pro a bad choice

  • Sony has brought out a new Android 11 update to its Xperia 1 II.
  • The new update brings a number of features once unique to the Xperia Pro.
  • This includes the feature to use the phone as a Sony Alpha camera screen.

Sony launched the Xperia Pro for professional photography and a smart external video screen. Now,  this aspect of the phone is no not unique. Sony has delayed an Android 11 update to the Xperia 1 II that gives it similar external monitoring smarts to the Pro.

While the Xperia Pro will be unique in that it also features an HDMI type-D input, this omission dont limit the Xperia 1 II. The phone can comfortably get around this obstacle with a USB-C to HDMI cable.

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Good for users, a bad experience for the Xperia Pro?

It’s good for users that Sony is updating its current flagship with the unique capabilities of its most costly smartphone. However, the update does marks a question the real purpose of the Xperia Pro. except for the HDMI port and shortcut key, nothing is different the Xperia Pro and Xperia 1 II bar the $1,500 price difference. If you really need the 5G mmWave support, you can grab a cheap smartphone.

it’s worth it, it’s unclear if the update to the Xperia 1 II launches live streaming features for captured camera content.

XDA believed the features will also be announced to the Xperia 5 II in due course. This would make a  deal great. But there are no signs of this happening just yet. According to a comment on the Reddit blog, the update to the Xperia 1 II has yet to announced in the US.

Android Authority viewers found it hard to justify forking out $2,500 on the Xperia Pro before. It’s now assumed that Sony’s update will make that proposal even tougher.


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