Sony Ericsson Xperia pro (MK16i)
Sony Ericsson Xperia pro (MK16i) is the last series from Xperia before Sony Ericsson leave the “Ericsson” name for their next product. Even this is not the first phone with “pro” title, Sony Ericsson made it special with wider screen and superior specification.
Dimension: 12 x 5.7 x 1.35 cm, 142 gram, Glossy plastic material, form factor: side slider, full QWERTY keyboard, microUSB, HDMI, volume rocker, camera shutter,lock/power button, port audio 3,5 mm.
Judging from dimension and design, Xperia pro and Neo have similarity, especially when we look at them from front side. It has 0.5 mm difference in thickness with Xperia Neo even with keyboard.
Sony ericsson Xperia Pro looks elegant with the glossy material, but it`s also made this smartphone is easy to has finger print mark on it. Xperia pro include in GreenHeart product, which is use recycled plastic for their component.
LED-backlit LCD, Touch screen, 16 million color, 480 x 854 pixel, 3.7 inch, (~265 ppi pixel density)
Sony Ericsson Xperia pro using Reality display that support with Sony Bravia Mobile Engine technology, improve the quality screen image. Bravia technology also made text in Sony Ericsson Xperia pro screen is readable even under sunlight/outdoor.
Operating System and User Interface
Android GingerBread (v2.3.4), Timescape UI
With GingerBread v2.3.4 update, Xperia pro has screenshot feature. The Overview mode Sony Ericsson xperia pro (MK16i) has animation effect, the screen show all widget on five panel when user do pinch on homescreen.
The application icons shortcut on homescreen can arrange in to one folder, but not for icons in front menu.
Type & Send, OfficeSuite pro, News and Weather
QWERTY keyboard, Sony Ericsson Xperia pro also has some features for professional user.
Type & send is a widget used to type message and send it trough SMS, Email, Facebook even to other third party application.
OfficeSuite pro make user can works with word, excel and power point document.
8 MP, 3264×2448 pixel, autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection; VGA secondary camera
Even Sony Ericsson Xperia pro camera application on doesn’t has many features, but all important features to produces good quality image are on it. Xperia pro has Exmor R sensor that can give a good quality image even with less light.
720p@30fps, continuous autofocus, image stabilizer, video light
It has same setting with camera mode, such as focus mode, metering, exposure value and image stabilizer.
With continuous autofocus features you don’t have to worry losing focus on your moving object.
Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon 1 GHz processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Memory size 420 MB, RAM 512MB, Li-Po 1500 mAh.
The specification is no significant upgrade from Xperia mini pro in this smartphone. But for daily usage this is more than enough.
Using Antutu Benchmark application andQuadrant Benchmark Standard Edition
Xperia Pro has 1304 score when testing with Quadrant, made it has lower record from Nexus One with Android Froyo, meanwhile when using Antutu, Xperia pro has 2828 score, good enough.
GPRS Up to 86 kbps, EDGE Up to 237 kbps, HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1 dengan A2DP, microUSB v2.0; USB on the go, HDMI
High speed internet connectivity wasn’t special for hi-end device like Xperia pro class. The special thing was USB OTG and HDMI features to connect Sony Ericsson Xperia pro with other device and made this smartphone more complete.
- Android GingerBread
- Full QWERTY Keyboard
- 8MP camera with Exmor R sensor
- Bravia Engine Screen
- HDMI & USB OTG
- HDMI and USB OTG cable were not include
Conclusion of Sony Ericsson Xperia pro (MK16i)
Sony Ericsson xperia pro is targeting the professional as their potential user. But Sony Ericsson Xperia pro only has advantages for office works. Good interface, Bravia Engine technology screen, high resolution camera with Exmor R sensor and complete connectivity made this device can use by anyone for every needs.