Sony Ericsson Xperia pro Hands-on

Sony Ericsson Xperia pro Hands-on

With all the high-end dual core and 3D smartphones making an appearance, the Sony Ericsson Xperia pro is not the most innovative handset out there, but sometimes conservative is better. It is a nicely looking landscape QWERTY slider with a screen sized at 3.7 inches with a resolution of 480 x 854 and Sony's Mobile Bravia engine for graphics. The Xperia pro actually reminded us of a lower-end version of the Xperia Arc as both share a gorgeous screen (the Xperia pro is significantly smaller). The SE Xperia pro has a rounded plastic body and a solid feel. Moreover, Sony Ericsson claims an ergonomically designed keyboard for faster typing. The phone is the first one with Type & Send functionality which puts all messaging in one place and it also features Smart Keyboard for predictive messaging.

Under the hood, there is a 1GHz Snapdragon processor taking care of the smooth performance of Android Gingerbread skinned with SE's very own Timescape. The 8-megapixel rear facing camera is equipped with LED flash and can shoot HD video. Both are enhanced with Sony's Exmor R sensor for better low-light performance. On the front there is a 2-megapixel camera – perfect for video calling.

The phone definitely targets the business user not only with its keyboard, but also with its capabilities to securely sync information as well as view and edit documents through the preloaded Office Suite Pro. Finally, the Xperia pro will come with HDMI connectivity allowing it to output content directly to an HD TV or a projector. However for this one, the wait will be a bit longer as the handset is expected at the end of the second quarter of 2011.

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Xperia pro
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 0.32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)



1. zeose unregistered

it is really nice i think it will be number 1 in 2011 i hope its price is not toooo high also i hope it supports arabic language and arabic ia printed on the keyboard too

2. Shekharkumardas

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 14, 2011

I was waiting for Video calling with Querty keyboard phone in Android. Thank you sony Ericsson. When will it be launched in India. Please respond

6. Castle unregistered

X-Pro does not support video calling via 3G network

3. skaarax

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 17, 2011

Exactly as Shekharkumardas I was looking one android phone with good camera, led, qwerty, lates android version and radio (i hope it has). The only problem is the release date... I live in Mexico :|

7. cachanilla86 unregistered

ya casi llega we, el MK16a POR FIN EN MEXICO!

4. billy99 unregistered

any new updates on the release date?

5. forthewin unregistered

will it come to the u.s?

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