Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro review

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro is among the last from the Xperia line. It is a four row slider and it has all the goodies for you. Take a look at its main features:

  • Four-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support
  • 3G with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.8 Mbps HSUPA
  • 3.7″ 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of FWVGA resolution (480 x 854 pixels) with Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine
  • Android OS v2.3.4 Gingerbread
  • 1 GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset, 512 MB RAM
  • 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geo-tagging
  • 720p video recording @ 30fps with continuous autofocus and stereo sound
  • Secondary front-facing VGA camera for video chats
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • microSD slot up to 32GB (8GB card included)
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v2.1
  • Voice dialing
  • Adobe Flash 11 support
  • microHDMI port

Full specs on the official site here.

Above the screen things are pretty crowded; we find the proximity sensor, the ear piece speaker, the secondary camera and the ambient light sensor. Under the screen there are the hardware back, home and menu buttons. On the left side it has the 3.5mm jack and under it there is a little power button. On the right side it has the volume keys and the microHDMI port. Nest to the HDMI port there’s a status LED and under is the two step camera button. At the top it has the microUSB port while at the bottom we can see the lanyard eyelet.

The 3.7 inches display is scratch resistant and has the BRAVIA Mobile Engine and LED-backlit technology. It supports multitouch, a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels and a pixel density of 265ppi. The colors of the display are good and the sun light legibility too but viewing angles aren’t so; when you look at the display at an angle the colors get dull and the contrast is lost.

The 8MP snapper is very good. It has autofocus and LED focus and features like video calling, touch focus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, sweep panorama, 3D sweep panorama, image stabilization and many others. The pictures have fine details with relatively low noise levels. The captures videos have HD 720p resolution at 30 fps. The phone has continuous autofocus and video light during video recording.

At connectivity it has the following features: 2G EDGE speed up to 237 Kbps, 3G HSDPA speed up to 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA up to 5.8 Mbps, Wi-Fi with b/g/n standards, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and a microUSB v2.0 slot. The browsing experience is excellent thanks to the Adobe Flash support. Zooming, panning and reflow are very fast.

The OS can be updated to Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich from v2.3 Gingerbread. The Scorpion processor clocked at 1GHz and the Adreno 205 GPU are based on the Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset from Qualcomm. The amount of RAM memory is 512 Mb. Internal storage has 1 Gab from which 320 Mb are user available. The storage can be extended up to 32 GB through a microSD card. The phone has accelerometer, light and proximity sensors.

The battery has 1500 mAh. From an hour of 3G calls, an hour of video playback, an hour of web browsing each day, normal calls and SMS you can expect 1 day and a half of use which is very good.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro is very good especially for those people who are chatting all day long. It has a good battery life, good display and good hardware configuration. Check out good deals for it and other phone on



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