Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro

6.8/10 AVG.
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Specs summary


The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro's screen is 3.7 inches with 480 x 854 pixels resolution.


There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread (Update Available: 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system (OS).

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

320 MB

Internal memory is 320 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1500 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 18 days standby time, 415 minutes (2G), 420 minutes (3G).

The Sony Ericsson Xperia pro is the rare sight of a good-looking Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone with a side-sliding physical keyboard, which is on top of that very comfortable to type on.

- Daniel P. , PhoneArena 

Reviews summary

Based on 6 reviews

The first thing that strikes you when you look at the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro is its beautiful 3.7" LED multi-touch screen. But it gets better! Hiding behind all that glitter is a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. A real...honest-to-goodness physical keyboard which is still, for many, something no touchscreen can match.

One more nice thing about this phone's keyboard is what it does when you slide it out. For example, if your email is open, it tries to predict what you want to do and automatically gives you the options to reply to or forward a message. You can also type a message first, and then decide whether you want to send it as an email or an SMS. That's a clever bit of tech that we thought was pretty cool.

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Another nice bit of UI is what Sony Ericsson is calling Timescape. This brings all of your communication streams like calls, text messages, Twitter updates and surprise...Facebook posts, into one scrollable set of tiles. Click on any one tile and Timescape will automatically bring up the appropriate app.

Although the camera button could have been kept in a more easily accessible place, the onboard 8 megapixel and its ability to record videos in HD can be appreciated. There is even a HDMI port to play videos back from the phone to a larger HD enabled display. ( HDMI cable included). On the front is a secondary VGA camera that enables video chatting.

Other notable features include a standard 3.5mm headset jack, FM radio and support for both Microsoft Exchange and Gmail. An 8 GB microSD card is provided with the phone and the microSD slot can accommodate up to 32 GB.

Most importantly, the Xperia Pro comes with the latest Android OS which means you get access to the complete, and rapidly expanding catalog of free and paid Android apps and games.

Need to Know: Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro

1. Slide-out QWERTY keyboard (The Good)

2. Sony Ericsson Timescape and deep integration with Facebook (The Good)

3. HDMI cable not included (The Bad)

4. Cheaper, plastic feel (The Bad)

Reviews (6.8/10 Avg. rating)


Good looking, excellent build quality, keyboard is absolutely great, fine calling quality

from Coolsmartphone

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro is a bit of an underrated handset. It seems to be hidden in the shadow of its smaller sibling, the Xperia mini Pro, on which the main marketing effort from Sony Ericsson itself and UK operators is focused. Nonetheless, it is still quite decent device. Perhaps it doesn’t have the greatest specification among competition but as I said, it is quite difficult to find a solid and good looking Android-powered handset featuring a good QWERTY keyboard at the same time. And that’s what the Xperia Pro definitely is.

Of course, it has drawbacks, notably performan... Full review

Tracy and Matt

A lovely looking phone with nice QWERTY keyboard but the software again lets a decent phone down

from Tracy and Matt

Overall my time with the Xperia Pro was quite a good one, but for me the phone lacks a certain quality that would distinguish it in the mass market and for that reason I am not sure whether it can succeed as I don't think many people would choose this device over some other more attractive propositions.

I believe that the type of people who would buy this type of phone would be people buying it as a gift for a child if the price was right, and younger people themselves who maybe can't afford an iPhone or something similar, other than that I can't really see businesses opting for... Full review


One of the most comfortable and beautifully backlit keyboards on an Android device

from PhoneArena

The Sony Ericsson Xperia pro is the rare sight of a good-looking Android 2.3 Gingerbread phone with a side-sliding physical keyboard, which is on top of that very comfortable to type on.

It pays to optimize your handsets for a specific chipset, too, and the 1GHz Snapdragon S2 processor that runs the Xperia line proves again that it is more than enough to run the pretty Timescape UI flawlessly. We also have a very snappy browser navigation that is usually reserved for dual-core chipsets, and a potent loudspeaker.

Out of the smaller gripes we have with the phone, we&rsqu... Full review


A smart messenger that might appeal to both business customers and young social users

from GSMArena

So, the company's squad of droid smartphones is now complete with a QWERTTY messenger. It's the kind of phone that can enjoy demand from both business users and social networking fans. The entire Xperia lineup was thoroughly refreshed and ready to offer the Android experience to users of all backgrounds and ages. It was recently confirmed too that all the company’s recent smartphones would get the Ice-cream Sandwich update.

Sony Ericsson should probably next focus on future proofing the hardware as well. Although still a rumor at this point, a dual core phone with an HD tou... Full review


Audio quality is top notch, above average battery life, good looking, smooth functioning

from tech2
With a Price tag of Rs. 23,990 (MRP) on the Xperia Pro, it makes for a great feature rich handset. The tiny glitch with the sliver model’s keypad and backlighting can easily be overlooked when compared to the slew of features and the above average battery life the handset offers. It’s a great handset for this price range and if you’re looking a good looking, smooth functioning, 8MP loaded smartphone, this is it... Full review

I love this phone cause its pretty cool.

Its a very cool phone to have.
Its a very cool phone to have. Less

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Full Specs

Release date June 21, 2011
Regions available USA, Asia, Europe
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
900/2100 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.3 Gingerbread (Update Available: 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
320 MB
RAM 512 MB
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.03 W/kg
Body: 1.28 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
415 minutes (2G)
420 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 18 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black, Red, Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.0 x 5.7 x 1.3 cm
(4.7 x 2.2 x 0.5 in)
Weight 142 grams
(5 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 3.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Google Mail
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
DLNA Support Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 16x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Red-eye reduction, Smile detection
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera  
Zoom Unknown
Additional Front Camera Info 0.3 Mpx
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, AMR-WB, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID No
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Sony Ericsson MK16i

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