The price is wrong, whoever has put up the price has got it wrong big time! Its much above 25,000.
JUst waiting for this phone.. Seems amazing... Does anyone know the launch date of this phone? In India
Hd, processor speed n RAM.. Best in price n features
Nothing before having it in my hand
Kindly Confirm the Price, Since most of the Feature compete with Xperia Arc.
Slide open may cause problem
Well, after me awaiting for like seven months,.. the device finally reached the shelves in mumbai. flipkart was a little late (a bit too late really), and out of impatience, i bought it from elsewhere. Its been almost a month, so the review below comes out of a neat experience.
first and foremost, the device - its is totally charming. the screen looks absolutely brilliant. reading text (which was my primary requirement) is really really crisp even in low brightness. the screen is vividly visible and readable in bright sunlight. n I guess I need not comment on the video and pictures. I didn't bother to turn off the BRAVIA stuff these folks keep yammering about, so can't tell the difference. But it sure looks bright and vivid than anything else in this range.
the best part - the earplugs are just superb. I still have the ones i got in pack with SE's cedar, and these look pretty much the same except that the pin is angled. which i like somehow since it doesn't bend in my pocket when i'm on a run.
the usb charger is weird. it had (i say had) three pins with one plastic pin for earthing which i chopped off to make it into a two pin portable usb charger. :D
my box came with a scratch guard.
it doesn't come with a dedicated charger. i didn't care really.
Battery life surprised me although not more than a bit. it works upto ONE WHOLE DAY to a day and a half. now for an android device under a heavy usage, that much is worthy of appreciation. Oh, n that goes with full time 2g/wifi running.
I've been a SE user for about five years now, and have been totally addicted to their T9 and text recognition functionality. And mark my words, the text correction on these xperia devices is the best i've ever seen on any android. the extra qwerty keyboard now seems to be a liability since i don't use it much and it just adds to the weight. The text and SE's own version of swype are really mind blowing and they also auto save new words. So I can save all my hindi/hinglish/marathi dictionary with all their swear words. That's seriously awesome. The dictionary pics up words from the contacts too. trivial, but a sweet feature.
The camera is another sweet dish. Snaps are stunning. The button sucks, but once you get used to it, you can seriously get good pics out of it at any resolution! The panorama is a bit buggy, but works with steady hands and of course steady environment. I prefer normal modes, so can't comment much on them. But if you know instagram from iphone, you'll love lightbox here on android. 720p recording is fun. You need to 'know' how to shoot if you expect really good videos.
The default browser is not so impressive. Opera mobile fills up the gap. Firefox sucks. The included office pro is a blessing since i can open the crappy docx files sent by others right here, which i can't do neatly anywhere else (i'm a faithful linux user). I've found some of the preinstalled widgets and especially SE's addon layer really impressive. The timescape is something i've found,.. pointless. Its only an eyecandy addon which is 0% productive. So is the scrollable media viewer. And No task manager. i immediately downloaded the one i used on my old android - 'task manager' from rhythmsoft. its a really really good software, and the only one i've donated to. :) The mail client is good too. Though the paneled look wasn't a turn on at first, in landscape, it does go well. The device auto registers very quickly with the network in case of coverage drop. That's cool.
Slideout qwerty has got backlight which is great in dark. Device's built quality is fair. It didn't restart after a drop or two (i wasn't testing, it just happens). The buttons are really really cheap and i fear they might just fall off. duh!
The music app is good. But i prefer my sweet old mixzing player. Again, the awesome earplugs rocks the experience. I've stopped pairing my device with my creative earplugs. Music runtime, along with last.fm scrobbling on 100% battery takes it down to 50% after six hours. Watching videos from khanacademy has been one of the best things i could do on this phone. Videos can run for about three hours leaving 40%. Full length movies can be a bit of stress.
So to conclude, I'd say this is another beautiful addendum onto the 2011 class xperia series. I can see the price tending towards that of a premium device, but its better than anything below this price tag. The features are astounding. Battery life is acceptable. Music and video is total fun. If you think you want a device with dedicated qwerty, make sure you really really do. The virtual keyboard in portrait mode is totally amazing. If you don't think you do, go for xperia neo or get a bigger charm - the arc or arc s (that's another 6 months! lol!). On comparison with galaxy S both LCD/AMOLED and the features and image quality of these devices is nowhere close to that of xperia pro. The cam is way ahead.
p.s there is no such thing as an iphone killer.
I have been using this for last 2 weeks and I must say I am impressed. I researched a lot before buying this phone. As I am a avid internet user and also use SMS a lot, typing comfortably is my most important aspect for choosing a phone. I had a Samsung Wave 533 earlier, which had a nice slide-out keyboard. I love that feature and when I started researching, this XPeria Pro caught my attention.
1. Good social networking integration.
2. Gingerbread OS - tons of apps in market.
3. GPS works well.
4. Sound is LOUD and sweet.
5. 8mp camera with sweep panorama feature.
6. Powerful hardware (1ghz processor, 512mb ram) to complement the features.
7. Excellent screen resolution and clarity (due to bravia engine).
1. A bit bulky, but feels sturdy.
2. Screen consumes a lot of battery. I minimize screen brightness to lower most level.
3. Back cover is shiny, hence can catch scratches easily (i prefer matted/rubberized covers, like that of xperia mini pro).
4. Heavy usage reduces battery life drastically. Could run 1 complete day though with lots of surfing, calling and some gaming.
5. Just after buying, phone was heating up if I was browsing internet for more than 30mins! Firmware upgrade solved the issue.
6. Photos taken in low light isn't that great.
Overall, I would say I am satisfied with this phone. Battery life improved after I installed Battery Saver application from market. This is a great value for money phone if you are an avid internet user, wants to stay updated with emails/facebook all the time, wants to play graphics intensive games and listen to great music all the time.