August 22, 2011 by admin
The release of Sony Ericsson txt pro adds another phone to the long list of phones that are targeted at tapping into the market created by social networking phenomenon. So, being a feature phone with a touchscreen, it’s bound to be compared with the Android phones from the low end category. Is it going to be able to win the masses especially with such comparisons?
As mentioned previously, the phone comes with a 3.2MP fixed-focus camera, adding to the low megapixel is the fact that there is no flash. If you were planning on taking the picture of a pretty girl walking past you, you might want to think again with this phone as you can’t disable the shutter sound. However, the camera button on the phone definitely helps us to snap pictures quickly. This camera on the Sony Ericsson txt pro is really basic without any customizable options provided, however it takes good photos with a good attention for detail. Moving on to the video side of things, we realize the 320 x 240 pixels recording quality wasn’t good enough as we can only view it clearly on the phone itself.
The Sony Ericsson txt pro has support for GPRS, EDGE and Wi-Fi. However, what Sony left out was 3G support, and this move might leave them with a few less buyers. The Internet browser that comes with the phone was terrible as it has to load some pages on many subpages as it can’t fit them all into the tiny 3 inch screen. For those who want better Internet browsing out of this phone, then Opera Mini might be a brilliant idea. The QWERTY keyboard is a reason to cheer for those Facebook and Twitter fans but then again, there’s no stand alone app for those two social networking sites so you have to rely on a rather bad browser to update your status.
A feature phone like this Sony Ericsson txt pro has to have good call quality as that’s what it’s primarily required to do. However, we are once again let down by this phone as the microphone had really bad audio quality while our friends on the other end also said they came across a lot of noise. The 1000mAh battery that comes with the Sony Ericsson txt pro is more than enough. This is mainly due to the small screen size. Average use of the phone can get you three days of uninterrupted use before needing a recharge.
Pros and Cons
The interface that lags almost all the time was a real turn off, and the browser needs some major rework. Customization on the Sony Ericsson txt pro is almost nonexistent. Adding on to this is the fact that you can’t connect to 3G.