Last week I decided to get a new phone to replace the iPhone 3G I’ve been using. So after browsing through GSMArena for features I would like in a phone (of a brand that I had never owned before), it came down to the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro vs. the BlackBerry Storm2 9520. I especially like the Blackberry’s professional look, but the Sony Ericsson looked fun and had better reviews. So I took a 1-second decision and opted for the Xperia. I got my phone just a few hours ago and I’ve been exploring the Android OS (ver. 2.3.4).
It should be noted that this might be confused with the earlier version of Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro X10, which lacks a few feature including the absence of a secondary (front) camera:
Whatsapp is a pre-installed app for this phone, but when I logged in, it kept presenting me with an “internet connectivity” error:
Sorry Whatsapp was unable to complete initialization. please check that you are connected to the internet and try again.
So I opted to re-install the software. The version on the phone might be outdated, plus I couldn’t download it directly from the download store so I had to download it directly from the site through my computer, and then manually install it. Now it’s working fine.
So far I feel it’s a great phone, works smoothly. One downfall is that many of the pre-installed apps need to be updated, but thankfully I’m on wifi so it’s not that much of an issue (but downloading seems to just drain the battery life).