I've been using this phone for 3 months now. It's a great phone. I have a minor question about it. When its locked after some while the screen light starts to go on and off for several times. Its now making me worried about it. Android does not suppose to do that.. does it?? plz, if some1 knows my solution let me know.. Thank you..
Hi there ! I have a few question for anybody who uses this phone:
1. How is the sound quality and power ? you may compare it with another device.
2. How is the slide ? Is it strongly build ?
3. Battery life ? How much Screen Time ON (in hours) do you get ?
for video calling through phone,just download skype on phone through play store,install,& then create account on skype ,add your friends who having skype account ,then you can call them through sktpe video calling
tony, 26 Jan 2013what happen still no ics update in malaysia... :@ how do you check for update using sony pc companion on a pc or using phone software update? install sony pc companion update pc companion to latest version check again. i'm from sarawak i updated to ICS4.0.4 4months ago. NO JB 4.1 update yet :(
creed22, 25 Jan 2013Can we update it ics 4.0? have anyone updated it ics and is it giving any problems.the phone slows down!!!!!
I am using xperia pro since last 10 months. after 9 month of use battery life decreased by 70 percent. now it lasts only 1hour if used continually on full recharge. new battery is available for 3000 rupees. very costly. my phone is useless now. it was my last Sony phone. they should provide battery for 500 rupees
tonie, 28 Jan 2013i have xperia pro and im facing problems, the applications always crashes especially games lik... moreHey! you would like to read my "MY report on the SE Xperia Pro" just search for starsky182 in the search box right above. It's a bit lenghty that's why I don't copy and paste it here.
To update a bit that report: I managed to use Chainfire 3D to "activate" high/full graphics (particles, flashing lights, smoke, etc)on the game Nova 3. It run it a bit laggy in SOME parts with my phone in it's normal state (3D wallpaper on, lots of widgets on, most unnecesary apps running) BUT, after changing wallpaper to one simple jpg, closing all closeable apps (I get 190MB free ram when I do that), and clearing most big widgets the problem was gone! :D I could pass the Mission on the roof where you need to protect sargent "Chao" (don't remember his name well) Jaja. Before I couldn't because of the laggyness (not too much). And so on, all fine! Even in multiplayer. All fine, but closing all background apps.
Now I feel the game more real and it's more exciting! Although I'm stuck in the mission witch a 4x4 vehicle :( Can't figure out why the vehicle explodes xD
Well, another detail regarding processing power: Using one of the virtual assistants: "Assistant" the speech responses are "slow" (2-4) seconds for the app to talk back to you. I think this is due to its single core. The Assistant do performs several tasks, but it takes some seconds (2-3) to fully show, for example Play Store when you ask it to search for an app, etc. Not bad, huh?
Browsing: Now I use Dolphing Browser. It's satisfying me better than Opera and Firefox. Is features are quite useful. Speed is very good.
Gamming: Generally above average. Very good. The games I like the most are: NFS MW, Asphalt 6, 7, Nova series, and Modern Combat 3. I have MC 4 but haven't played it yet. I head MC 4 runs smoothly in the Xperia Pro. In MC 3 in the mission where you have to defend the vehicle while scaping to the extraction area it lags a bit (lot's of bots/action), haven't find any other lag moment in the game.
I'm going to try Chainfire 3D with the other games, maybe it could "unlock" higher level of graphics! Maybe, because I already can see them awesome!
What you must do is root it. A simple process, so you can use cool apps like Chainfire 3D, Rom ToolBox, USB on the Go (to mount usb stick drives, so cool!), etc. to get rid of unwanted preloaded apps, and much more.
Regarding your concern about upgrading to ICS. I would say you should not do it: 1st because is not worthy. 2nd because is NOT worthy (many are very insatisfied and regret doing it), and 3rd because Gingerbread looks very nice and it's one of the best Android versions you could desire, if not that; you could desire Jellybean, not ICS.
If you want to overclock, you need some prerequisites, and you can test and try several custom ROMS.
I have decided not to do that, because its stock processor speed is enough, and the look, feel and functionality of GB is already super fine. If you get bored of the same, you can try some launchers. There are several, like: go launcher, etc.
Well, this has been all for now. If you need more details in some other aspects you can contact me at my gmail, just look for it as I suggested at first.
All and all, I love my Xperia Pro, but happily, I'll upgrade in august to the Xperia Z (althouh expensive). A superb smartphone to replace my beautiful first one. : )
Pd: Regarding apps crashing. It's not a problem caused by the phone, it most likely be the app itself. Contact the developers and ask for suppport and updates.
But if the problem is very ugly you can allways try a to flash your phone (reinstall the system again) or set it back to normal with a factory reset.
I have not had such problems.
If you need details on upgrading or not to ICS you can google "pros and cons of upgrading to ICS" :D
Thiz is da Coolest Phone ever used...dan compared to iphone 4 and blackberry bold !!
i have xperia pro and im facing problems, the applications always crashes especially games like temple run. i also would like to know if is it better to upgrade it to 4.1.B.0.578. my pro runs in 2.3.4 android version. i'm afraid to upgrade it coz it might cause a problem.
I am using this phone for the last 1 year.. And to be frank..this is a cool phone.. texting... emailing everything,, including facebook..is cool.. the camera quality is also cool.. What ever u throw it and it will run ... dont worry about the speed and runninga dn siplay quality.. increase the contrast in options..the display will will attract u like no other.. IO saw samsung s3 and S2 and others.. i have used others too.. but this one keeps on attracting me..till now I have never even thought about buying a new phone.. I dont know why.. may be Pro is the one for me for years... - peace
AnonD-105369, 25 Jan 2013Buy this phone only if u r happy with android 2.3.4 .Sony has abandoned this phone along with ... moreAccording to sony website every set should received updates for two years. New functionality is not promised but bugs are worked out. But this was not the case with P990. Hope xperia pro doesn't have the same fate.
Buy this phone only if u r happy with android 2.3.4 .Sony has abandoned this phone along with mini,mini pro,play,neo and neo v.Updates have been published but filled with bugs.But its a great touch and type smartphone and fast too..good luck :)
don't buy this phone...unless u are happy with android 2.3.4 . Sure this phone is really fast and has a cool look.Great touch and the keyboard is cool too.But remember no ICS,sony abandoned this phone along with mini,mini pro,neo and neo v ...good luck :)