Sony recently announced its first smartphone in the professional range: Xperia Pro, and the most important difference of this model compared to Xperia 1 II was the presence of an HDMI port and an application that takes the video signal to display it on the screen. However, it seems that if you do not necessarily want to have a dedicated HDMI port on the Xperia Pro, you can use for similar purposes the “old” Xperia 1 II after the update to Android 11 with a simple USB-C adapter.
The Xperia Pro was already a slightly modified Xperia 1 II
It seems that in the end it is not necessary to spend $ 2,500 on a smartphone for professional functions. The update to Android 11 for Xperia 1 II adds the External Monitor application, which allows you to display an HDMI source on the phone screen. Thus, using a simple USB-C – HDMI adapter, the phone becomes an external screen, connected to the internet, which can start live broadcasts via 5G using the professional camera as a source.
Of course, the user experience will not be much different, but neither will it be the same. For example, you will not be able to transfer data from the camera simultaneously for upload to an FTP, because the USB-C port is busy with the HDMI cable. Also, you cannot charge the camera from the phone at the same time, or you cannot connect the phone to an external battery if it runs out of battery.
And the 5G on the Xperia 1 II is not at the same level as on the Xperia Pro. While the “consumer” model has only 5G Sub-6 GHz, the “slow” version, Xperia Pro has 5G mmWave, which captures the highest transfer speeds.
Of course, these are compromises expected from non-pro phones. However, the price difference is huge, so if only the HDMI display function was important to you, you can save half the price of an Xperia Pro, for a largely similar experience.
source: GSM Arena
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