Pro Gaming Delivered by Sony Xperia Pro
- 06 May, 2021
Sony always strives to the beat of its drum. It launched Xperia Pro last month along with Xperia 1 Mark II and Xperia 10 Mark II. The two handsets are primarily made for videographers in mind and have some camera features coming from the company’s Alpha camera series.
Sony’s Xperia Pro comprises a 6.5 inch 4K screen, a triple-lens camera, and 8GB RAM. However, it will not be available to the general public; for the time being, it is only available to exclusive companies in a limited number of markets. The 5G SU6 network is the main attraction, built to connect to more advanced equipment including cameras, and also broadcast live in 5G. However, there's no news about whether the Xperia Pro will make it into users' hands, but elements of the platform are likely to make their way into Sony's future lineup.
Whenever we hear about a new gaming phone being launched, we hear a lot about cooling. It's interesting to note that the largest vapor cooling chamber is available in the Sony Xperia Pro. Sony has used a plastic frame and plastic back in its latest Xperia Pro model rather than the metal and glass design as we see in Xperia 1 II. This might have led to better and much improved durability, as the plastic back is not going to crack easily, but it has also complicated cooling.
Speaking of performance, when we throw some heavy tasks at our smartphones, it churns out a lot of power. It naturally produces a lot of heat and is one of the key reasons why our handset feels warm. OEMs, however, come up with creative and practical ways to regulate the heat. For example, we can see how the Asus ROG Phone 5 has modified the location of its PCB to reduce the heat and uses a vapor chamber to keep it under control. Given that this is the flagship gaming phone in the market, built to drive a lot of power on a regular basis, one would expect it to have the biggest vapor chamber there is right now. However, this is not the case. Sony Xperia Pro seems to be the one with the largest vapor cooling chamber right now and known for offering a great gaming experience.
A metal plate is present in the device acting as an interface with various graphite sheets, wicking heat away from the components and transmitting it to a massive vapor chamber that is nearly as tall and wide as the handset itself. All of the heat in the chamber escapes through the screen. But a consumer may not want to spend a few thousand dollars on a phone just for this very reason. Further, the delayed launch means that the device will be powered by last year’s Snapdragon 865 processor. However, gaming phone makers should still probably pick up a few tips from Sony on cooling design.
We can say that the Xperia Pro is an exceptional gaming phone and works flawlessly (given the screen) with cloud services. It plays streaming video wonderfully and is great for editing pictures. It’s also unique because of its ability to be a double-duty device. But if you have no interest or inclination to use this as a camera monitor, it’s simply not the best option for you. There are other phones such as Asus ROG Phone 5, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus, and OnePlus 9 Pro great at mobile gaming and performing versatile functions.