Sony Xperia Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra – 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 Ultra 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 Ultra
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.5 in (inches) 6.8 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Operating System Android 10 Android 10
Resolution 1644 x 3840 pixels 1440 x 3200 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 12/12/12/TOF MP 108/12/10/10 MP
Front Camera 8 MP 40 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 5000 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 Ultra 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 Ultra has the Adreno 660 graphics processor.

Battery

The Sony Xperia Pro battery capacity is 4000 mAh which is a 25% (percent) less powerful than the 5000 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 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 device 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 Ultra is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.8 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Sony Xperia Pro is a 4.6% smaller than Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Sony Xperia Pro Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
100% DCI-P3 120Hz refresh rate
400 cd/m² 1600 cd/m² peak brightness
Capacitive Always-On Display
Corning Gorilla Glass 6 Capacitive
Dynamic contrast enhancement 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 Ultra is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Sony Xperia Pro gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Sony Xperia Pro is 8 gigabytes ,which is a 100% smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with 16 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 Ultra.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:512 gigabytes.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 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 Ultra rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 108/12/10/10 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35 mm:24 mm , carrying sensor like Samsung S5KHM3 Camera sensor size:8.17 x 10.82 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/4.9 respectively.

Sony Xperia Pro Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
1080p @ 960 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
3x optical zoom (#2) 10x hybrid optical zoom (#4)
720p @ 960 fps 10x optical zoom (#3)
Angle of view – 130° (#3) 2160p @ 60 fps
Aperture size- f/2.2 (#3) 3x optical zoom (#4)
Aperture size- f/2.4 (#2) 720p @ 960 fps
Autofocus Angle of view – 10° (#4)
Continuous shooting Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Digital image stabilization Angle of view – 35° (#3)
Digital zoom Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Dual Pixel PDAF Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Dual Pixel PDAF (#3) Aperture size – f/4.9 (#4)
Exposure compensation Autofocus
Face detection Continuous shooting
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 16 mm (#3) Digital zoom
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 70 mm (#2) Dual Phase Detection (#2)
Geotagging Dual Phase Detection (#3)
HDR Dual Phase Detection (#4)
ISO settings Exposure compensation
OIS / EIS video stabilization (#2) Face detection
Optical image stabilization Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2)
Panorama Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 240 mm (#4)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 72 mm (#3)
Pixel size – 1.0 m (#2) Fourth rear camera – 10 MP (telephoto)
Pixel size – 1.4 m (#2) Geotagging
Scene mode HDR
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto) HDR10+ video recording
Self-timer ISO settings
Sensor size – 1/2.6″ (#3) Laser autofocus (LAF)
Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#2) Nona Super Phase Detection
Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle) Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 m (9-in-1 pixel binning)
TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera Object tracking AF
Touch focus OIS (#3)
White balance settings OIS (#4)
Zeiss lens Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#3)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#4)
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Sensor version – Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 (#3)
Sensor version – Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 (#4)
Sensor version – Sony IMX563 (#2)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2)
Sensor size – 1/3.24″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.24″ (#4)
Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
Third rear camera – 10 MP (periscope 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 Ultra has a 40 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Sony Xperia Pro Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
8 MP 40 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:0.7 µm /0.000700 mm
Sensor model:Samsung S5KGH1
Sensor size:5.13 x 6.51 mm /0.33 in
Sensor type – ISOCELL Plus
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
TetraCell RGB Bayer Pattern

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 Ultra
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 Ultra price tag is 1200 (12 GB + 128 GB) or $1250 (12 GB + 256 GB) or $1380 (16 GB + 512 GB)

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