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Sony Ericsson Xperia pro

Feb 13, 2011
Market status
Release date
Oct 18, 2011


  • HDMI connector for TV-out ()


  • Low pixel density screen (265 ppi)
  • Single-core processor




The Sony Ericsson Xperia pro will be the first Android 2.3 Gingerbread handset with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It also sports a 3.7-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. The display features the Sony Bravia Mobile Engine for enhanced sharpness and contrast when watching multimedia, an 8-megapixel Exmor R camera sensor with LED flash and capable of HD video capture on the back, as well as a 2-megapixel shooter up front.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.3)
  • Form factor:
    • Side-Slider
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.72 x 2.24 x 0.53 inches (120 x 57 x 13.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.94 oz (140 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard


  • Physical size:
    • 3.7 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 854 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 265 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 55.31 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass


  • Camera:
      • 8.1 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Smile detection, Digital image stabilization, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD)
    • Features:
      • Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA


  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 205
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.32 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 6.91 hours
      the average is 13 h (800 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 17.9 days (430 hours)
      the average is 17 days (412 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 7.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (906 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 24 days (579 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 31.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 7.41 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1500 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Music recognition
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, Flash
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Picasa/Google+, Twitter


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 10.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • Yes
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • HDMI:
      • Yes
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Other:
    • DLNA, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3, AAC), Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 19 Jul 2011
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        PY7A3880111 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 1.03 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 1.28 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz


  • Officially announced:
    • 13 Feb 2011

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • Battery, Stereo portable handsfree, 8GB microSD memory card, Charger, Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer, User documentation
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Sony Ericsson Xperia pro

  • UMTS:
    • 800, 1900, 2100 MHz

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