Ali, 20 Oct 2011Can anyone of the owners comment on the quality of the plastic and body of this phone speciall... moreThe phone is solid. The back cover is not a problem at all. Yes, it's thin. But it has lots of mounting slots that keep it in place. As far as finger prints, I had the same dilemma. They are not as noticeable in person (though still present, in large) as they are on any pictures you will find online. As a matter of fact, the phone looks a whole lot better in person. Over all feeling of the finish is similar to the clear coat on a car. Not too prone to scratching either. Though, not scratch proof. I tested it in the area between the power key and 3.5mm jack.
My solution for the back, is the Invisible Shield. I love that stuff. Adds grip too. Unfortunately Zagg does not have one cut out for the Pro yet. I have cut one out myself, using a tablet screen protector (Invisible Shield of course).
The screen itself seems to be VERY scratch resistant. I tested it on a Neo (at a store) with a car key and all the might I have. It didn't budge. As a piece of mind, SE slaps a screen protector (not the blurry one for packaging. the one under it) on their phones at the factory. That one will scratch just like any regular aftermarket protector.
To make an example, the reflections on the black plastic are just as clear and shiny as they are on the chrome part of the phone. The color is deep, the feel is solid.
Bottom line, there should be no worries about the plastic.
Baars, 20 Oct 2011The back cover is made of rather thin plastic, but when it is snapped on, the overall impressi... moreI have the black. The plastic does have a quality feel. It's not as bad with regard to fingerprints as some online photos might make it look - you don't really see them unless you put the phone in a bright light (such as a camera flash).
The glossy texture does mean it can get a bit greasy and slippy. The silver seems to have the same texture so shouldn't be any different in that respect. Not a big deal though as it's cleaned easily with a quick wipe. There is a screen protector in the box - haven't tried that yet but should probably improve the screen. Anyone tried any of the skins such as skinomi for the whole phone to help with this?
Ok so i am gonna get the phone soon but before i do i just want to know a few things from ppl who already own the phone
1)Are the speakers good? some say the speakers are good and some say they are bad so i just want to knw the final answer?
2)Does it take 3D pics and can u see them on the phone like the Arc S?
3)how long does the battery last if you are gonna use the WiFi the whole day?
4)I knw that this may sound stupid but i just want to clarify it can u work on the phone with the slider closed?
Ali, 20 Oct 2011Can anyone of the owners comment on the quality of the plastic and body of this phone speciall... moreThe back cover is made of rather thin plastic, but when it is snapped on, the overall impression of the phone seems quite solid. The plastic surface is glossy and sensitive to fingerprints, but they are not as visible on the silver one that I have, as they may be on the black one.
Can anyone of the owners comment on the quality of the plastic and body of this phone specially for the glassy black one? Despite of the great design, performance and features it seems that phones body and its plastic doesn't have a good quality. please comment on this topic.
I must agree, the placement of the camera button is horrible.
However! Despite the conventional way of pressing it with your index finger, I found it to be much more comfortable to hold the phone with your index and the thumb. This way, your middle finger lays perfectly on the shutter button and you have a much better hold of your phone.
ax, 15 Oct 2011you are most welcome :) no technical issue, no rebooting by itself (like some few people sa... moreYou can you Mozilla Firefox, available for andriod. They have recently launced a new version.
shweta67, 19 Oct 2011Hey ahmed,thx for ur great review..waiting for remaining parts of the review,especially the su... moreI wish i would know when are the release dates everywhere my friend. and thanks for your comment, looks like i will talk about the Android and what Sony Ericsson has done with the Xperia pro so ofcourse i will mention the point you've mentioned, but i can tell you that it's good ;)
Jimmy, 19 Oct 2011If u r looking for slider Keybaord,go for SE mini pro 14 K might be lesser in diwali season,Ma... moreThanks...but there is no document editor in xperia mini pro which is a must:(can i upgrade it to edit version for free?also let me know other similar options if u have any in mind.
Just playing about with the McAfee subscription and notice that included is actually a full subscription for one year!
shweta67, 19 Oct 2011they shud not be quoting this price,after making us wait for ages,they release it at such a hi... moreIf u r looking for slider Keybaord,go for SE mini pro 14 K might be lesser in diwali season,Many of my frnds using the same gud piece.go to letsbuy.com check the offers assured gifts,thats one choice,Samsung and LG has mid range phones as well.please do ur research before you buy.
Finally launched in India....wow ! been waiting for past 8 months....
Jimmy, 19 Oct 2011In India,Its costing 24K, way high guys,Look for other phones,OMG 24k for 1 ghz processor phon... morethey shud not be quoting this price,after making us wait for ages,they release it at such a high price of 24K,u r right..its good but not worth..i want to buy a phone with big touch screen and qwerty..main requirements are good camera(atleast 5 MP),document editor,torch,radio,lots of typing(physical qwerty) and surfing.full flash support in browser..in the range of 10 to 15K,can u suggest me some other phone?
This phone is now released in india
In India,Its costing 24K, way high guys,Look for other phones,OMG 24k for 1 ghz processor phone,unbelievable....stop praisng this phone.Its gud,but not worth.
ax, 19 Oct 2011Hey guys, as i promised here is part 1 of my review, i will keep writing other parts as soon a... moreHey ahmed,thx for ur great review..waiting for remaining parts of the review,especially the surfing experience on this phone.also let me know if it is available in india,if yes,at wat price?plz let me know as soon as possible.i am dying to have this phone.
Just got mine. IMO this is the best phone I've seen from any manufacturer all year. The fact that it should really be what SE are marketing as its flagship, but is not at flagship prices make it all the more awesome!
Green-UZB, 10 Oct 2011Ooooh!! I almost forgot. The "L" shaped EC600L usb cable is a pain in the butt! It w... moreDisagree - I like the L-connector on the micro-USB cable. It makes it easy to tell whether you're plugging in the MicroUSB jack the in the correct orientation or not.