Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro Review
Sony’s latest incarnation the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro has finally entered UK shores with the latest Android version Gingerbread onboard along with a sleek QWERTY keyboard to eradicate all typing hassles.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro - Design & Display:
Weighing just 142 grams, the handset integrates a vibrant LED-backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen that’s entirely Scratch-resistant, but most crucially has the Sony’s latest Mobile BRAVIA Engine built in. Numerous mobile phone reviews claim that the BRAVIA engine does an exceptional job of making every picture or video look vibrant on the 3.7 inch display. While LED technology hasn’t evolved enough to be counted amongst Super AMOLED display’s, but the Pro has certainly closed out the gap. The Pro also features a Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, enhanced Multi-touch input method and the innovative Timescape UI for the display.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro - Camera & Video:
Next on the list of features is the long awaited EXMOR camera sensor. The Xperia Pro integrates a professional quality 8 MP Autofocus camera that features dedicated LED flash, video calling, geo-tagging, face and smile detection and continuous touch focus. Incidentally, the 8MP optic can take quality 720p@30fps with video light and continuous autofocus enabled. Besides, still images can be shot at a maximum resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro - Performance & Memory:
One of the most impressive bits about the Xperia Pro is that it’s powered by the highly acclaimed 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The multitasking on the Pro is a breeze. Besides, the processor get’s further aided via the built in 512 MB of RAM.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro - Network & Connectivity:
Connectivity wise, their simply isn’t any option that this Quadband Smartphone’s does not enclose. The Pro comes embedded with GPRS, EDGE, 3G (HSDPA and HSUPA), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA and hotspot facility, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and micro USB 2.0. What’s more, Sony has provided a front facing camera on the Pro that can now be utilized for video calling over 3G networks.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro - Other Features:
The Pro will be available in the vibrant colors of Black, Silver and Red. The latest Gingerbread OS installed on the Xperia Pro brings in innovative features such as Push Email, IM, Java with MIDP emulator support, enhanced SNS integration, Organizer, TrackID music recognition, Voice memo/dial/commands, Predictive text input, Office Suite Pro document viewer/editor and the latest Adobe Flash 10.1 support.
If the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro's slide-out keyboard proves comfortable, it could be the first Android smart phone to really sock it to the BlackBerry in terms of productivity potential.