The style of Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro mixes Xperia neo and Xperia arc. Looked from your front, the Neo and the Pro are almost impossible to differentiate. The back has a similar inward curve because the two Xperia Arcs, slightly less prominent perhaps because the Pro is obviously not since tall.
So, it's a familiar look and the styling lacks almost any ornaments. We like the strip regarding silver that frames the phone's body asymmetrically - thin around the sides, wider at the leading and bottom. Our review unit could be the red flavor. It wouldn't are already our first choice but it's got a serious advantage over the particular black unit.
The Xperia pro finish will be heavy on gloss and gets covered in grease right away. The smudges are quite hard to completely clean too but, luckily, not as visible around the red and probably silver model. For the black one though there's no hope.
Most of the phone’s front is taken from the 3. 7" 16M-color LCD screen using a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. The Xperia pro uses the identical Reality display as the Xperia arc, neo, beam and arc S, enhanced with all the Sony Bravia Mobile Engine. The particular high-quality LED-backlit LCD has attractive colors and commendable sunlight legibility. The particular questionable feature is viewing sides: whn you look at the particular display at an angle, contrast is quickly lost as well as the colors get washed out.
Even though the Reality display is no match for your Samsung’s SuperAMOLED, it’s on the higher side of LCDs and we now have repeatedly praised the recent Sony Ericsson smartphones for your notably improved image quality and also outdoor performance.
The left hand side with the Xperia pro has the 3. 5mm audio jack as well as the tiny Lock/Power key. It is apparently comfortably placed to reach using a forefinger if you wrap your right hand across the device. It's so small though that it is almost impossible to press in this way. We found we had to be able to press it with a fingernail to make sure it will do the career.
In the top right, there is certainly the thin volume rocker plus a microHDMI port under a tiny plastic lid. There’s a tiny status LED close to the HDMI port. On one other end is the two-step shutter important. It's stiff and small - exactly like on the two Arcs. What makes it worse this can be a form factor. Every time we tried to be able to push the shutter key entirely down, the slider gave inside and moved up.
As for the keyboard itself, it uses the same layout as the Mini pro nevertheless the well-spaced keys enjoy more room which is all to the user's gain. The keys are prominent adequate with nice matte finish, the particular press feedback is good. This is probably the most beautifully lit keyboards we now have seen too. Each key is outlined by way of a thin thread of light as well as the symbols are nicely illuminated.
The trunk of the Sony Ericsson Xperia pro gets the 8MP lens and a individual LED flash. The lens is recessed to make certain protection against scratches and streaks. The secondary microphone for active noise cancellation can be nearby.
The microSD card slot is beneath the battery cover, at the very end with the battery compartment, which rules out there hot-swap. By the way, we had plenty of trouble opening the battery protect. There's no designated place that will put a finger and pull upwards. We ended up scratching the surface to get the slightest opening. The Xperia pro supports cards all the way to 32GB and comes with a free of charge 8GB card.
The SIM card compartment is close to the microSD slot too. The Xperia pro is powered by way of a 1500mAh battery, which should be adequate to last three days regarding normal usage.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia pro is fairly sized and comfortable to use and tote around. It's nearly the size of your Xperia Neo and they did an excellent job of fitting a QWERTY key pad there. It's quite an successful keyboard too, and beautifully backlit. A fantastic physical keyboard and the 3. 7” exhibit, this is a full-size messenger many will probably be willing to consider over the particular compact mini pro. See also Xperia pro image gallery.
The phone is well developed, though we have our gripes. They'll not ruin the experience, just something to be aware of when trying the phone. There exists a wobble in the slider - underneath of the phone is looser compared to the top. It's not too concern but it's there. The back cover is a headache to open but let's say you will never have to do that too often. The energy button and the shutter important could've been better. We don't mind the plastic build as well as the sober styling. The phone looks good and handles well without having to be a design wonder. Because with the fingerprint issues we wouldn't advise the black version.