The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i also known as Sony Ericsson Xperia SK17i Mango is an upgraded version of Sony Ericsson Xepria X10 mini pro, but with a more powerful processor, a bigger screen and improved features. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i is a slider phone with a QWERTY keyboard. It features a 5 megapixel camera, lets you connect to social networks and is powered by the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i features
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i is a nice phone with an affordable price tag. This is a perfect phone that runs on the popular Android operating system and features a touch screen display and a slide out QWERTY keyboard. If you spend a lot of time chatting or on social networks the QWERTY keyboard plus the touch screen will be of great advantage.
Xperia Mini Pro Design
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i may look slightly bulky because of the keyboard that is tucked inside. The Xperia Mini Pro SK17i weighs about 136 grams and phone dimensions are 92x53x18mm. The keys on the QWERTY keyboard are chiclet-styled that increases efficiency and is fun to use. The phone houses 3 buttons on the front side the HOME button that is placed in the centre and the BACK and MENU option buttons on either side. This handset is available in White, Pink, Black and Green colours.
The TFT touch screen is 3 inches in size supporting HVGA resolution of 320×480 pixels. The touch screen glass is scratch resistant and features proximity and light sensors. The Mobile BRAVIA Engine makes the display look great, clear and crisp with richer colours.
CPU and Memory
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i features a Single core 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 512MB RAM and microSD / microSDHC memory card supported up to 32GB.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i is a 3G phone and also supports EDGE network. The phone comes with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and DLNA. The microUSB 2.0 port is used for charging and for using the handset as a mass storage device. This handset also comes with build in GPS antennae with A-GPS support.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i Camera
This smartphone houses a 5 megapixel primary camera with LED flash and a 0.3 megapixel secondary camera placed in the front side for making video calls. You can record videos in HD format at 720p and the LED flash light can be used as video light. The camera comes loaded with the following features auto focus, digital zoom, self timer, video and image stabilizer, smile and face detection and Geo Tagging.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i can play MP3 files and supports various video files. FM radio comes built in. This android handset also comes loaded with YouTube player.
With the 1200 mAh battery you can expect a talktime of about 5 hours and a standby time of about 340 hours (14 days).
Other Exciting Features
The QWERTY keyboard is smart. It knows what to do, before you do. For example when you are reading an email, reply /reply all / forward automatically popes up. More preference has been given to Facebook app that is the reason why you will find it living inside Xperia. No matter what you do on the Xperia you will always find easy accessibility to Facebook. For example you can view Facebook albums in phone’s gallery, share likes from the music player, your friend’s birthday and any date related information on Facebook is automatically synchronised with the Xperia calendar, so you never miss out a thing. You just need to use your Facebook login once and the phone becomes a part of Facebook.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i price in India
Current Price Rs. 12,099 with 1 year warranty.
Verdict: Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i is an awesome phone with great features, latest Android Gingerbread 2.3 OS and most importantly at a killer price of around Rs. 15K. Two words “Buy It”.