Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro

In december of 2011, I purchased a Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro. The reason for this was because my HTC ChaCha did not manage internal memory well; or well enough for me at least. Having said that, I must admit though that I can be a creature that is rather demanding. My wife seem to be quite happy with her HTC ChaCha so, take what I feel about its capabilities with a pinch of whatever.

Apart from the build of this phone, the Sony Ericsson XPeria Pro, I am quite happy with the phone. It never crashed on me yet but, anyways, in this podcast, I tell you a bit about the phone and let you experience what it sounds like.

Quick specs are at the end of the article:

Phone specifications


  • 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
  • HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
  • Announced 2011, February
  • Status Available. Released 2011, October


  • Dimensions 120 x 57 x 13.5 mm
  • Weight 142 g
  • Keyboard QWERTY
  • Display Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size 480 x 854 pixels, 3.7 inches (~265 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch Yes
  • Protection Scratch-resistant glass
  • – Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • – Timescape UI

Sound Alert types:

  • Vibration; MP3 ringtones
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included
  • Internal 1 GB (320 MB user available), 512 MB RAM


  • GPRS Up to 86 kbps
  • EDGE Up to 237 kbps
  • Speed HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps
  • WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
  • USB Yes, microUSB v2.0


  • Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash,
  • Features Video calling, touch focus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection
  • Video Yes, 720p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, check quality
  • Secondary Yes, VGA


  • OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0
  • Chipset Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
  • CPU 1 GHz Scorpion
  • GPU Adreno 205
  • Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
  • Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
  • Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
  • Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
  • Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
  • Colors Black, Silver, Red
  • – SNS integration
  • – Type & Send feature
  • – HDMI port
  • – MP4/H.264/WMV player
  • – MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • – TrackID music recognition
  • – Organizer
  • – Office Suite Pro document viewer/editor
  • – Voice memo/dial/commands
  • – Predictive text input


  • Standard battery, Li-Po 1500 mAh
  • Stand-by Up to 430 h (2G) / Up to 400 h (3G)
  • Talk time Up to 6 h 55 min (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)
  • Music play Up to 31 h

Introduction to the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro

The Samsung Galaxy Y Pro, also known as the Samsung Galaxy Txt, sports a rather impressive set of features for an entry-level Android phone.


With the fimiliar candy bar design, powered by an 832MHz CPU and weighing in at a mere 108 grams, this phone might not look like an interesting or colourful device but, for those with visual impairment and looking for a speaking phone, this phone is certainly a viable option.


In this podcast, I’ll introduce you to the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro and let you here the responsiveness of the speech.


Oh, did I mention that it has a qwerty keyboard?  Though not as nice as the Keyboard on some higher-end devices, it is still a nice keyboard.  There are dots on the F and the J and even two customizable hardware keys that can come in quite handy.


Before we jump into the phone specifications, I would just like to thank Samsung Mobility South Africa for loaning us a demonstration model of the Galaxy Y Pro.


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Samsung Galaxy Y Pro B5510 Physical Specifications
Weight 108 grams
Height 110.80mm
Width 63.50mm
Depth 11.50mm
Form factor Candy bar with full QWERTY keyboard

Functional Specifications
Screen Type TFT
Touchscreen, capacitive
256K colours
Screen Resolution 320×240
Screen Features QWERTY keyboard
Optical trackpad
Screen Size 2.60 inches (6.60cm)
Phone Memory 150MB
Expansion Slot microSD up to 32GB
Connectivity GPS with A-GPS support
HSDPA @ 7.2 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
microUSB 2.0
Camera 3.15MP
Face detection
Other Features Stereo FM radio with RDS
3.5mm Audio jack
Java MIDP emulator
SNS integration
MP4/WMV/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Image/video editor
ThinkFree document viewer/editor
Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
Adobe Flash support
Voice memo
Predictive text input
Standard battery: Li-Ion 1200mAh
Samsung Galaxy Y Pro B5510 Operational Specifications
Operating System Android OS 2.3 (Gingerbread)

At the time of this entry, VirginMobile has this phone available on a very reasonable 24 month contract package.

Here’s what you get:
R100 airtime p/m
Plus 1000 FREE SMSs
And then the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro.

This is available on the Classic Phone Contract 100. And before I forget, According to them, you will pay a R20 towards the Mandatory Itemised Billing.