Even in 2022, it seems New Zealand still isn’t a market where some tech companies are willing to “officially” release their products.
In October 2021, Google released its new Pixel 6 phone in only a few countries, New Zealand not being one of them. The same situation has occurred regarding Sony’s Xperia Pro-I 5G. It hasn’t “officially” released in NZ, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to.
The only way to buy the Sony Xperia Pro-I or any Sony phone in New Zealand is via parallel imports. In the past, this could be a complicated process and sometimes came with drawbacks.
As stated by NZ Consumer Protection, imported phones can potentially be locked to overseas networks, there can be little to no after-purchase support, and you’ll more than likely receive a product with a charger that only fits overseas power outlets.
A Sony Xperia Pro-I owner will have to accept the lack of after-purchase support. However, the other two issues can be easily resolved. For charging, you can buy a converter, and according to Kimovil, the Sony Xperia Pro-I 5G will have no issues connecting to all New Zealand networks, including 5G.
How to get the Sony Xperia Pro-I 5G in NZ?
Fortunately, getting the Xperia Pro-I 5G is easy. The device is available to purchase from Mighty Ape, where they’re currently in stock and can be delivered overnight.
The Xperia Pro-I 5G has a 6.5inch, 120Hz, 4K HDR OLED display with 3840 x 1644 resolution.
Its processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, which has proven strong performance.
What’s most impressive about the Xperia Pro-I 5G is its camera array – featuring 3x 12MP cameras, one ultrawide lens, one telephoto lens and a wide lens. This device can take some of the best photos on the smartphone market.