Sony Xperia Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S21 – Review, specifications and prices

The new Sony Xperia Pro phone has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 12 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor chipset and a battery of 4000 mAh. On other side, the Samsung Galaxy S21 also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Sony Xperia Pro Samsung Galaxy S21
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.5 in (inches) 6.2 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Operating System Android 10 Android 10
Resolution 1644 x 3840 pixels 1080 x 2400 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 12/12/12/TOF MP 64/12/12 MP
Front Camera 8 MP 10 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 4000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Sony Xperia Pro runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,Elite Gaming and Game Enhancer. Running on Android 10 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is a less powerful chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S21 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 680, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 680 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2800 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on Android 10 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Sony Xperia Pro is carrying a Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy S21 has the Adreno 660 graphics processor.

Battery

The Sony Xperia Pro battery capacity is 4000 mAh, which is the same as Samsung Galaxy S21. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

The smartphone is using a P-OLED display with 1644 x 3840 pixels and a screen size of 6.5 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S21 is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen size of 6.2 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Sony Xperia Pro is a 4.8% bigger than Samsung Galaxy S21 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Sony Xperia Pro Samsung Galaxy S21
100% DCI-P3 120Hz refresh rate (adaptive)
400 cd/m² 1300 cd/m² peak brightness
Capacitive Always-On Display
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Capacitive
Dynamic contrast enhancement Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Dynamic Vibration system HDR10+
HDR Infinity-O Display
Motion Blur Reduction Multi-touch
Multi-touch Scratch resistant
Peak brightness – 650 cd/m²
Scratch resistant
Triluminos display for mobile
X-Reality display

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Sony Xperia Pro is carrying a ram memory of 8 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, both phones have the same ram capacity of 8 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Sony Xperia Pro comes with or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Sony Xperia Pro gives a 300% more storage memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy S21.

The max storage capacity offered by the Sony Xperia Pro is 512 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Samsung Galaxy S21 with 256 gigabytes.

Samsung Galaxy S21 gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Sony Xperia Pro rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 12/12/12/TOF MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length and 35 mm:24 mm , carrying a sensor like Sony IMX555 , a pixel size of 1.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S21 rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length 35 mm:26 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX563 (#2) , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/2.0 f/1.8 f/2.2 respectively.

Sony Xperia Pro Samsung Galaxy S21
1080p @ 960 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
3x optical zoom (#2) 2160p @ 60 fps
720p @ 960 fps 3x hybrid optical zoom (#3)
Angle of view – 130° (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
Aperture size- f/2.2 (#3) Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Aperture size- f/2.4 (#2) Angle of view – 76° (#3)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3)
Continuous shooting Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Digital image stabilization Autofocus
Digital zoom Continuous shooting
Dual Pixel PDAF Digital zoom
Dual Pixel PDAF (#3) Dual OIS
Exposure compensation Exposure compensation
Face detection Face detection
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 16 mm (#3) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 70 mm (#2) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 28 mm (#3)
Geotagging Geotagging
HDR HDR
ISO settings HDR10+ video recording
OIS / EIS video stabilization (#2) ISO settings
Optical image stabilization Object tracking AF
Panorama OIS (#3)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Optical image stabilization
Pixel size – 1.0 m (#2) Optical zoom
Pixel size – 1.4 m (#2) Panorama
Scene mode Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto) Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Self-timer Pixel size – 0.8 µm (#3)
Sensor size – 1/2.6″ (#3) Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#2) Scene mode
Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle) Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera Self-timer
Touch focus Sensor edition – Sony IMX563 (#2)
White balance settings Sensor size – 1/1.76″ (#3)
Zeiss lens Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2)
Third rear camera – 64 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Sony Xperia Pro comes with a 8 MP in the front.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 has a 10 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Sony Xperia Pro Samsung Galaxy S21
8 MP 10 MP
Aperture:f/2.0 Aperture:f/2.2
Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm Auto HDR
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) Autofocus
HDR
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size:1.22 µm /0.001220 mm
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Sony Xperia Pro Samsung Galaxy S21
5G is market-dependent 5G NSA
5G mmWave 5G SA
5G NSA Built-in 5G modem
5G SA EDGE
5G sub-6 Ghz GPRS
Built-in 5G modem HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
EDGE LTE Cat 20
GPRS UMTS(384 kbit/s)
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Sony Xperia Pro price is $2500 and the Samsung Galaxy S21 price tag is $900

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