Okay. so much to say about this phone. where to start. it's 2015 and i needed a really good little phone with a qwerty pad, so i got this one. was hard to decide between samsung captivate glide i927 or this. knew it was from 2011. my computer is older then this thing. ho hum. i got it. now i come to find out, there's two versions of this phone. an mk16a and an mk16i. was on endgadget.com and noticed in the specs read out, i basically got the mk16i (international version....omg did i make a mistake!!!!!! question. anyone...can this phone work with american carriers? second, im so upset how i keep finding all this upgrade ice cream sandwich os for the xperia play and the x10 mini and the mini version of this phone. i know it's 4 years later but wow, i'd like to atleast get the android 4.0 os that was said to be "planned" for this device. bu lo it's 4 years too late maybe....so long wanted apps. if i can't use this phone for american carriers, im just gonna have to swap it in for another one, maybe the lg optimus f3q, or the samsung.....sigh if anyone knows about the us vs international phone service use, please reply. and all that being said, this is a super awsome little phone. so far.
Seriously, does any body know how to increase its internal memory ? It is hands down one of the best phones I have seen. I had this phone since 2012, for more than 3.5 yrs God knows how many times it has fallen down (100+), but still the phone is intact. Applications still run smoth as butter (although can't install bigger game apps because of low internal memory- 512 mb).
My friends and colleagues meanwhile has purchased and thrown Moto's, Iphone's etc several times within these years because of non-performance after the initial few months. But, this phone is still going strong ! I just hope somebody finds a way to increase the RAM in this device otherwise I too, will have to buy a new phone soon (which I don't wanna do 'cause I love this one !!)
Hey CurlyBlonde, I have one too. But are you serious about it having a big screen for videos? In 2015 with all those 5" screens around?
CurlyBlonde, 13 Jul 2015The best physical qwerty keyboard phone ever , hands down.
Good camera for pictures, great l... moreHey CurlyBlonde,
How exactly did you manage to update it? Do you have a link or a tutorial or something?
I've been trying to update it for a long time, but gave up, because i thought it wasn't able to.
Thanks & greetings!
The best physical qwerty keyboard phone ever , hands down.
Good camera for pictures, great loudspeaker for music , big screen for videos , my phone for years in a row.
Put a 32Gb Class 10 MicroSD card in it, update it to Lolipop thru XDA developers and enjoy the best qwerty phone out there till this day.
Is there any way to expand the internal memory of this device? I luv it so much .. I don't want to throw it away. Thanks
I think this is a nifty trick to open a hard-to-open cover of Xperia pro
1.There is a cover for HDMI port,open it with your long fingernails or a stick.
2.There's a "fingernail crease" in the HDMI port when the port is open,place your fingernail on the "crease" and pull it up real good and your cover is open.
HOPE IT HELPED!
just install custom rom " xperia ultimate hd" 5.0.1
It doubles the battery life and the rom has only 70 mb.
It;s twice as faster
bittu, 26 Jan 2015sir I am usge to sony Sony Ericsson Xperia pro mobile but I can no video calling and not ... moreYou make video call on skype. You skype download on google play and you video call then.
ive had it since 2012, so yeah long time
first time i got it, i was in heaven... my old phone was a V360 by motorola, flip fone... tho i did have a k800i for a while, but that broke...
this was my first SMART phone, it was cool... and i loved the keyboard - my fav part of the fone cause they dont make any more keyboard fones :(
i get to watch pron before i sleep, youtube ETC!
it's not the greatest smart fone, it's what i call a "budget smart fone" ... retail value of $200 back then
the only reason i wanna upgrade is cause the hardware isnt that great, weak CPU... doesnt load the fastest at certain things, web browsing isnt the best... etc.
so i wouldnt mind sacrificing the keyboard for a faster stronger powerful fone, with a bigger screeen
S5 i think i want
"need help everyone...my xperia mk16i drains battery fast, i already change my battery, still it draining fast. thank you."
I had same issue, solved it by removing micro sd card.
Best phone I've had so far, still using it in 2015. It works flawlessly and battery can sometimes last for 5+ days. This thing is indestructible. Dropped it over 50 times, a few times it fell on concrete from over 2m (launched it into the air when attempting to pull it out of the pocket fast :D). It has so many scratches and the case broke at few spots but everything is still working normally.