I completely agree with what Eisley has to say , if you follow the tips mentioned in his post you wouldn't have any issues with this phone.
3LmY, 18 Feb 2013Hi i am planning to buy this phone soon but my friends keep telling me that it`s Lame O.o
the... moreHi dude. I hope I'm not late to help you decide.
Look, and hear ME. Never mind your friends. They might have heard, they might have read somewhere, they might just imagine all that things they told you. Lame is the word that worsts describes this phone. Nothing furthest from reality.
I have written 2 reports/reviews about this phone and you can easily find it by searching "starsky182" in the search box right above. You'll find most useful information about this phone based on experience and fine judment.
Just to answer your particular concerns:
- Its battery lasts at least 24 hours on moderate, continued, normal usage (some hours of music, chating, some 3 hours of browsing, etc), having it's screen at 50% brightness. It only lasts 4.5 to 5 Hours on pure gaming. Not bad. But this is not a problem as you shouldn't play so much if you can't keep it charging while gaming. BE WISE.
Battery life won't be a problem unless you won't be around any electricity outlet in more than a day.
- This do gets hot. But let's be specific: It only does it in gaming. And, this is perfectly normal. It does't get abnormally hot. If that worries you too much, let it rest every two hours. It's not a problem, unless you plan to play the whole day for days. O.o Continued heat can degrade life expectations of ANY device.
- So, you're a big fan of apps, that's cool cause so am I. Maybe not as big as you though.
This device has no limitations to, not problems with any app. As long as you DON'T update to Ice Cream Sandwich. That's, in my experienced opinion, something you really have to avoid doig. If you read my report you may understand why.
So you'll enjoy installing many, many useful apps as much as you like. This, however, depends on the amount of free space you have in the device: 320MB. You can always read on and find ways to get much more than that by means of using apps like Link2SD and ROMToolBox which help you move apps that aren't allowed to move to the SD card. This feature is called "App to SD" and needs Root permissions. Read on by yourself in XDA Developers, apps lover.
- Disadvantages, let me see.
In its price range: couldn't find any. This and its cousins Xperia V, NEO and Arc are the very best, being this Xperia Pro the most COMPLETE, easily the best one.
Compared to more expencive ones: Very few and mostly irrelevant like: More space for apps? No need, you have the apps above mentioned to deal with this. More RAM? No need, I have never run out of RAM. Dual core? Not exactly needed.
- Main and just to mention some advantages: Beautifuly clear display, very nice and functional desing, Qualcomm chipset (powerful CPU and GPU), HDMI port (this is awesome!), enough space and RAM to install and run any game and app you might like, etc, etc, etc., its solid and useful keyboard, and an above average camera (upgradable by using HDR Camera app).
Just to let you think how good this Xperia Pro is doing: I'm doubtful about buying the all beautiful Xperia Z, I'm mostly sure I'll wait till Sony's 2014 flagship. I'm a high-end devices lover, but I'm not going to drop my babe just because the other one is a bit better and prettier : ) I do like it so much though. But I don't feel the need to upgrade yet.
Ok, I hope I helped you. This do is a superb device you'll love.
Pd: Search for my other posts as I mentioned. You can contact me also, if you want.
haziq_ihsan, 04 Feb 2013i cant play gta 3 just because my phone was upgrade to ICS...try roehsoft ram expander and play gta 3.
***** A way to increase battery life *****
Recently I installed the DX Batttery saver. It really works and prolongs the battery life. Try it. I installed it 3 days ago. It can increase the battery life up to 72 hours (without that you have to charge the phone every day).
hi every buddy,this xperia pro the most best phone.inside 1 phone u can get all type software.
Hi my friends,
I bought this 1 month a go. It had battery problem in a way that i had to charge it every day. Recently I installed the DX Batttery saver. I really works and prolong the battery life. Try it. you can download it and installed it easily.
Hi i am planning to buy this phone soon but my friends keep telling me that it`s Lame O.o
they say that it has a battery problem ,, lack in the time of the battery and they also said that it really gets Hot fast
I am a big fan of app and Progs so if there was any kind of applications that might cause problems to the phone please mention it
also please if any one could tell if there is any other disadvantages in this phone in order to take my decision to buy it (and by disadvantage i do not mean those silly ones such as the finger prints .. etc)
Thanx In advance :D
I am gonna buy this phone but my friends keep telling me that the phone has battery problems that it doesn`t Stand to Long and it gets heated fast
so is this all can be avoided by a good use cuz i deal very sensitive with electronics and i like app and progs a lot So if there are forbidden application that might hurt the phone Please mention it
I Want To Be Sure That This Is The Ultimate Phone :D
I bought this phone on last March.it's working great and 3 month bak i upgraded to ICS and feels better in battery back up and features....
ielia, 14 Feb 2013hai, i wnt to buy this phone, i try look on utube, it's owsome ,EVNTHGH it's a old brand, but ... moreHi, this phone is superb in this price range.
i hv this phone from last 8 months & working great.
It doesn't hv dual core processor, 1gb ram but doesn't matter as it has HDMI,front facing camera, sliding keypad etc. Plus its rear camera is awesome with Xmor technologies & u can record HD video too.
Only internal memory is limitation, but u manage to store all apps to SD card it doesn't matter much.
Finally, if you are not looking for dual core, 1gb ram, 5inch touch screen size, & looking for all other features like front facing, HDMI, sliding keypad etc this is best phone, just go for it.
Zaim, 14 Feb 2013Hello every one recently i purchased this phone and i installed a app to hide my private potos... morei have this phone, rooting is safe if done properly through flash tools,
but my suggestion is do not root it till one year otherwise warranty will be void.
For hiding photos there r lot of apps available on google play which doesn't require rooting
Hello every one recently i purchased this phone and i installed a app to hide my private potos, when i wanted to hide certain apps, a popup said, i need to have the phone rooted. I would be very grateful to you guys if you would let me know what is rooting and is safe and will it damage my phone?? please reply
hai, i wnt to buy this phone, i try look on utube, it's owsome ,EVNTHGH it's a old brand, but , i think it's good for me, come with manual and touch screen. bcause i'm not so good for keeping my phone all the time, but hey im interested, can u guys give some opinion bfore i buy this gajet, TQ:D
Mr Singh, 30 Jan 2013I am using xperia pro since last 10 months. after 9 month of use battery life decreased by 70 ... moreyou should reset the phone, probably an app has had an error and is using too much battery power, i had the same problem until i did a full factory reset
Decrease in battery efficiency could be linked to software issue..I had an issues where the battery was draining in about 2-3 hours for no reason. I factory reset the phone and everything went back to normal battery usage. Its important to look at what apps you are installing as some cause errors with the phone. Sometime its best to only install one app a day rather than lots of apps so that you can keep track on which apps cause issues with phones...
Abdul, 09 Feb 2013Can this phone used as a modem to use internet on PC by Connection via Data Cable.??? Please ... moreYes you use this mobile phone same 3G modem speed, no problem. at frist install your software CD SonyEricsson PC swit. Next open this programme in your Computer.