Ok so i got my Xperia Pro now! And i had a HTC Desire Z for almost a year now, so i can compare these two, side by side.
Now the display, xperia pro is disappointing, viewing angle is bad, and when watching video it looks dull and boring next to the excellent SLCD of my HTC.
Xperia Pro is better than many others, and the Bravia engine does omething with youtube videos. But comparing a 720p MP4 musicvideo, HTC is superior. In addition we know HTC has better hardware decoding support for various videos, while Sony only supports MP4 HW decoding.
Sorry to say, a clear win for HTC Desire Z on video and image quality, and the difference is big. Xperia Pro really need SLCD display to compete, both in image quality and viewing angles, the Desire Z is very clearly superior.
Xperia Pro gets a plus for having a 16:9 display, widescreen videos fit the screen better, while on the HTC there will be narrow black bars on tp and bottom.
Camera and speaker/audio quality are among the things where Xperia Pro beats the HTC, with a big margin, the HTC has a very bad speaker. Keyboard is also better on the xperia.
I dont know then. Clearly Xperias display is good enough to watch videos on, Bravia really is more than a name, and you can do so with ok sound in the speaker. On the HTC you get better image but sound is not good on the loudspeaker, so on both these handsets you get a mixed experience.
Anyway the HTC has lotsa software errors and i cant say its stable, so i will use the xperia pro for now and see if i encounter any problems. I know all android fones have more than enough software bugs but I doubt it can be as bad as the HTC, so all in all i think the Xperia Pro will be a better companion for me: less UI lag, better speaker, less software bugs, and everything else is "good enough". Thats just initial thoughts anyway, they will change =)
Aside from the very obvious physical keyboard, the differences are:
1. Neo has 3.5mm, mini HDMI and mini USB on top of the unit, Pro has the mini HDMI on the right side, mini USB on the top, 3.5mm on left side;
2. Neo is a bit thicker, Pro is a bit longer;
3. Neo has f/2.4 aperture, Pro has f/2.65 aperture (the lower, the more light comes in);
4. Neo has power button on the right, Pro has power button on the left;
5. Neo back is convex, Pro back is concave.
For the rest, it is almost the same. Anyone care to comment on my observation?
deepa, 07 Nov 2011hey....u ll never get tat xperia pro n deals and you website...they ll show tis mob n website,... moreWhen the mobile is sold out u ll not get a buy option in deals and you. where as photo will be available.
Luminous, 08 Nov 2011But I read the xperia pro whitepaper, from Sony Ericsson official site. There is no GPU specif... moreGraphical+subsystem
Display_Type: color transflective TFT display
Display+Color:Depth: 24 bit/pixel (16777216 scales)
Display:Diagonal: 3.7 " (94 millimetres)
Display+Resolution: 480 x 854 (409920 pixels)
Viewable:Display+Size: 1.81 " x 3.23 " (46.06 x 81.94 millimetres)
Pixel-density_(dot_pitch): 264.7 pixel/inch (0.09595 millimetre/pixel)
Graphical:Controller: Qualcomm Adreno 205
Video-out: 1280x720 (720p) resolution
HDMI Type D (HDMI 1.4) connector
Single core, 1000 MHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255
Maximum card size:
Media content in one place for fast and easy access.
Radio - FM radio with RDS
Radio entertainment round the clock.
View your favourite YouTube™ videos, or upload your own - access is easy via the YouTube™ application.
Realtime video streaming, e.g. live cam
Gaming gets physical - turn, swing, move your phone to control the action.
Enjoy quality games with full color and depth.
White paper | Xperia™ pro
6 August 2011
Facts – dimensions, weight, performance and
Operating system Google™ Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Processor 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 = Adreno 205
Luminous, 08 Nov 2011But I read the xperia pro whitepaper, from Sony Ericsson official site. There is no GPU specif... moreI own this phone - you have nothing to worry about! It has the Adreno 205 GPU - same as Xperia Play. Need For Speed Shift would not look as awesome as it does on the Pro if it didn't have a decent GPU!
steelicon, 07 Nov 2011PDADB
Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 RISC Microprocessor with embedded DSP
According to that we... moreBut I read the xperia pro whitepaper, from Sony Ericsson official site. There is no GPU specification for this phone, but another Xperia have.
I want to buy this phone, but i worried about the GPU.
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2011hve anyone recd. mobile from deals and you pls share u r experiance it will help others really... morehey....u ll never get tat xperia pro n deals and you website...they ll show tis mob n website,but while booking it,u ll never get tis mob model in option to place order..just try to book it,u ll get to know tis
Been using it for about a week now. HD movies are great! Camera is better than expected. Sony UI is optimal at 2.3.4. Missed my G1 so the physical keyboard is really opens up the screen. Overall, good value for your money.
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2011hve anyone recd. mobile from deals and you pls share u r experiance it will help others really... moreHi,
Has any on received any mobile from deals and you by cash on delivey. Coz if they deliver wrong or used product ..what we can do?...all are in trust basis oly....please help. i've ordered on nov 3rd.
hve anyone recd. mobile from deals and you pls share u r experiance it will help others really
thanks in advance
Anonymous, 05 Nov 2011it is available here in the philippines at sony ericsson SM MALLofASIA at 17,000-22,000php abo... moreHi..are you sure of this..i am staying in manila..will go and have a look..if i can get it for 20k i am buyin it...shweta...where are you from..i am returning to india in december, maybe i can get you one from here..:)
Luminous, 07 Nov 2011Is this phone does not have GPU like the other XPERIA™ have? Adreno 205 GPU?PDADB
Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 RISC Microprocessor with embedded DSP
According to that website, which is somewhat far more accurate than this website can offer, it has Adreno 205 GPU. P A also confirms this.
Luminous, 07 Nov 2011Is this phone does not have GPU like the other XPERIA™ have? Adreno 205 GPU?it has the same adreno 205 gpu.
Is this phone does not have GPU like the other XPERIA™ have? Adreno 205 GPU?
Avani, 29 Oct 2011Xperia pro is available at 13299/- on deals and you. i am having some doubt with price? is it ... moreit is fake then ....or maybe pricin of xperia mini pro......wat is there on flipkart is genuine pricing
This phone needs to have a thorough review, as it's difficult to find anything with some substance around the web.