AnonD-1267, 28 Aug 2011Given up in the way that I just cannot risk waiting for a solution that may/may not happen. I ... moreI totally understood you (I also think on the same step) and meant this way the giving-up -> that's why I dared to ask you to help a little further! :)
On another forum I speculated on this, so it's not obvious - it'd be too nice from SE:):
"there could still be at least two different explanation for this:
1. either SE initiated the process, starting to gradually replace faulty phones, or
2. the dealer, facing considerable amount of replacements.
I'd bet for the second option at the moment, which is also a good turn of events, if many like this happens there'll be sure a solution, though the first would be the best." However tech support's reaction raises some doubt on the 2nd option...
That's why we need a clear, honest answer! The dealer has got lower interests in sweeping truth under the carpet, that's why your news are very important! :)
AnonD-19593, 28 Aug 2011Partly answering my idea: Maybe there is the problem, but as the microphones are placed better... moreLooks like all xperia mini pros are individuals... Like mine's xloud is working like it should and calling quality is noise free. Only taking videos there is just a little noise.
Then that my first phone had very loud noise on videos and when calling that same noise was almost as bad there, well it was there all the time screen was on...
I think a company like SE should have same quality in all phones, this type of problems have occured on some cheap chinese phones, but not on premium manufacturers like SE.
AnonD-19593, 28 Aug 2011Oh, then you gave up...
I've to admit that you could help the community with the info concern... moreGiven up in the way that I just cannot risk waiting for a solution that may/may not happen. I have just contacted tech support at phones4u and explained to them what the sales person told me in the shop.
Tech support, needless to say, had no clue as to what I just told him. He also said he was not aware of any issues regarding the mini pro's.
It's obvious that S.E. have wind of the issue otherwise why would the sales person at phones4u tell me they have been sent back ???
I'm far from giving up on the rest of the mini pro owners and will email phones4u as to why I wa told about the quarranteen.
Will post back...
Likvit, 28 Aug 2011You have a point there. We can all hope that some kind of firmware update would take this prob... morePartly answering my idea: Maybe there is the problem, but as the microphones are placed better, it isn't recorded in video, so noone cares, as it could be detected, if you glued the phone to your ear :)
Unfortunately, there's a little chance that this isn't a hardware problem...
battery? USB-microphone interference? all seems hardware issue... but I hope you're right.
The xLoud thing is more likely software-related.
AnonD-19593, 28 Aug 2011Interest and logical finding... a thought: then why isn't any problem reported from the stan... moreYou have a point there. We can all hope that some kind of firmware update would take this problem away from all users. For sony it would be very very big mistake if this is caused some hardware issue. I just can't understand that this kind of problem is out there, this phone was announced early this year and they really had time to test this model.
Likvit, 28 Aug 2011When I waited my replacement phone it was very clear that this problem was a big problem. Afte... moreInterest and logical finding...
a thought: then why isn't any problem reported from the standard Minis? They have the same battery (and there are other devices with this type of battery, as I can recall)
AnonD-17440, 28 Aug 2011Thank you for the info Likvit.
This is confusing ! so it seems like the noise is not the sam... moreWhen I waited my replacement phone it was very clear that this problem was a big problem. After watching many youtube test videos I noticed that almost every video there had that noise and that noise had very differend volume levels on every video. My phone pretty much had the loudest level on that noise. So I really feared that my replacement would have that noise, but propably not as loud as the first. So now I'm very happy that when I put my ear next to the screen, there's no noise audible.
However taking video there really is little noise on background and I still think it is the battery what is making that noise, because phone is draining more power on that state. Same thing still occurs if I do neocore benchmark and while making that benchmark I can hear the buzz noise when I put ear next to the BACK COVER. While chargin phone there is absolutely no noise when making that same benchmark so I am pretty sure that's battery what's making that buzz.
AnonD-1267, 28 Aug 2011Ok, so the bottom line is this, phones4u Exeter still had stock. I had another replacement whi... moreOh, then you gave up...
I've to admit that you could help the community with the info concerning the quarantine! Why did they reduced their Mini Pro stock? Can't you ask them, we would really appreciate! I'm not in the UK, because I'd have done this by myself. Based on this info I've started that thread...
Another thing is that the consequenses of this closeness can not be repaired e.g. with inserting an extra insulation??
Thanks for your efforts, anyway... I hope you'll be satisfied with the Mini.
Ok, so the bottom line is this, phones4u Exeter still had stock. I had another replacement which was week 29, and that one was just as bad. In the end carphonewarehouse changed it for the regular mini. A shame, because I miss the front camera for Skype. As a bonus though, the smaller size of the mini makes up a little.
With regards as to why the mini pro makes the sound while video recording, as well as the sound being heard when you put your ear to the back. Seems to be because of the interference between the microphone and the USB port, the two conflict together. The guy took one look at the mini pro and said that the design in his opinion with regards to the port and microphone being so close together was poor design.
hey! guys..... i jus purchased dis phone yesterday....but can any one tell me how to make video call...plsss any1 having info. about it?
Hey Guys, i think i'm going to buy this phone tomorrow, despite all the complaints about the xloud features. But I'm in love with the design of the phone. It's Flawless : )
I have this phone, 7 days have passed and i have readed most of the comments and many of them said that the screen is poor.no buddy screen is aweesome u can see the text,images,video,anything from 179 degree and the quality of screen is awesome.and open your mind+eyes and see who is manufacture of mini pro sony ericsson and plus bravia engine okz............
the problem is-its too heavy cell,and leave the weight the width of this cell is above normal because of slider but i am getting used to it now and enjoying all the features.
and other then all a minor defect i notice was that the cover on the top used for usb and charging is very difficult to open from hand i am using some pin to pop out it.
inspite of this the phone is awesome super fast a good camera but less then wildfire s because my brother own it but hey we have front facing camera....two back cover....hd video recording,nice keys well placed and the lookz killer phone.....
hey guys!i wanna buy dis phon.plz anyone tell me,
how should i check dis phon before buying dis phon from
da market?forexample:da noise,xloud, etc and many
others problem.how should i check dem?plz tel
Likvit, 28 Aug 2011I know very well what the problem is, I was propably the first one to write about it here...
... moreThat's good news! At least there are silent models... week 29 seems to be somewhat better week :)
it's a shame that I have to joke on things like this...
I'd exchange my device for yours - XLoud is perfect, but I have the noise ;)
i used wi-fi and 3g both but still in skype i am unable to do video calling yet as no option comes in contact as it has to be like video call only call option comes which means only voice call anybody used skype video call plz reply
Likvit, 28 Aug 2011Hi Aria kh, I can confirm that my second xperia mini pro has a working xloud, I just tested it... moreThank you for the info Likvit.
This is confusing ! so it seems like the noise is not the same in all sets..
I'm still waiting for a solution and haven't bought the phone yet..
This is the main issue the probable XLoud problem is not important to me since I only use headphones to listen to music.
so Tnx for your reply. I hope SE finds a solution to this problem soon.
AnonD-19593, 28 Aug 2011Hi Likvit, it's not an issue limited to video capture - the noise is almost always there, when... moreI know very well what the problem is, I was propably the first one to write about it here...
This second one is silent and there is no bakcground noise when near ear. :)
Likvit, 28 Aug 2011Hi Aria kh, I can confirm that my second xperia mini pro has a working xloud, I just tested it... moreHi Likvit, it's not an issue limited to video capture - the noise is almost always there, when your screen is active, video only records it
That's why we consider it a serious problem.
AnonD-17440, 27 Aug 2011As far as I know the XLoud problem exists in all Xperia Mini Pro phones, so don't panic..
Wh... moreHi Aria kh, I can confirm that my second xperia mini pro has a working xloud, I just tested it.
This second phone has a very little noise when taking 720p video, but the noise is so little that it doesnt bother.
This second phone has also perfect calling quality, so there's no noise on background, like that first one had.
This second phone is manufactured on week 29.