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Sony Ericsson SK17i

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Rs. 12749
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Sony Ericsson SK17i (Black) Price: Rs.12748

The Sony Ericsson SK17i, also known as the Xperia mini pro is a smartphone designed to meet your everyday needs. This mobile phone runs on an Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system and has a 1 GHz Scorpion processor. The SK17i from Sony Ericsson gives you the advantage of using a touch or type with the full QWERTY keypad that slides out from the side of this phone. The phone is home to 512 MB RAM.

This Sony Ericsson phone has a 3-inch TFT HVGA capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels which forms the face of this stylish mobile. The Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro is loaded with a Timescape UI and the Adreno 205 GUI to make your user experience immersive and real.

A 5 megapixel camera with 8x zoom and a LED flash make photography fun yet effective. The camera supports a host of features that support image stabilizer, smile detection, auto focus, touch focus, red-eye reduction and face detection to help you take pictures of high quality. The Xperia mini pro lets you shoot 3D videos with the sweep panorama feature. You can playback these videos on a 3D TV and entertain your friends.

A front facing secondary camera is capable of taking pictures in VGA resolution. A send-to web option and a Geo-tagging feature lets you share your locations and images to the world instantly. You can record HD videos with the Sony Ericsson Xperia SK17i at a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

Design

The Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro a small yet powerful smartphone with an aesthetically pleasing design. A full QWERTY keypad that slides out from the side of this handset makes your phone stylish yet convenient. The dedicated home, menu and back keys on this Xperia series phone makes navigation a hassle free process. An accelerometer and proximity sensor loaded on the Sony Ericsson SK17i make using this handset a delight. The phone is also loaded with a digital compass.

Battery and Storage

A Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery powers this Sony Ericsson smartphone. The battery when fully charged gives you a talk time of 5 hours on 2G and 3G. This phone has a standby capacity of 331 hours on 2G and 340 hours on 3G. The Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro has an internal memory of 320 MB and is expandable up to 32 GB using microSD, microSDHC cards.

Connectivity and Features

The Sony Ericsson SK17i supports GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi platforms with which you can connect to the Internet. The Wi-Fi hotspot allows you to connect to other compatible devices and share files and data even without a modem. The phone has Email and Push Email along with Document Viewer and Document Editor to meet your business needs efficiently. Bluetooth and a micro USB port on this smartphone lets you connect and share files with ease.

The Xperia mini pro supports Instant messenger, YouTube, Facebook, Google Talk, Twitter, Google Calendar and Google Search to keep you entertained and informed at all times. The Sony Ericsson Xperia UI gives you an immersive experience while handling your smartphone. The Sony Ericsson SK17i lets you choose applications you want near you with a customizable home screen feature. The gesture input feature too personalizes your phone to make it truly yours.

The phone is designed to make handling as simple and effective as possible. The smart keypad feature is always a step ahead of you and predicts and prepares for applications you want to use. The screen capture application lets you get screen shots of your texts, chats and images to share them with friends. The phone can also double as a USB host that turns your phone into a PC or gaming device. This small and powerful smartphone is capable of meeting your personal and Professional needs effectively.

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Specifications of Sony Ericsson SK17i (Black)

GENERAL FEATURES
Brand Sony Ericsson
Model ID SK17i
Handset Color Black
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★★★★★
★★★★★
23 Aug 2011
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Android 2.3 phone @ best price

I got this phone from Flipkart within 4 days as promised, the packing was good, I have been using this phone for the last 2 weeks. Now let us rate this phone in every aspect from a common user point of view. Please note this review is based on my personal experience and am unbiased.

Build Quality: Being a slide phone the build has weak points at the joints of slide, so I strongly advice that you keep the phone away from children!!! Rating: 3.0/5

Display: 3'' TFT LCD ??? this is what you may feel but this display has Bravia Engine (yes the same you find on Sony TV) which makes the screen c...
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I got this phone from Flipkart within 4 days as promised, the packing was good, I have been using this phone for the last 2 weeks. Now let us rate this phone in every aspect from a common user point of view. Please note this review is based on my personal experience and am unbiased.

Build Quality: Being a slide phone the build has weak points at the joints of slide, so I strongly advice that you keep the phone away from children!!! Rating: 3.0/5

Display: 3'' TFT LCD ??? this is what you may feel but this display has Bravia Engine (yes the same you find on Sony TV) which makes the screen c...
I got this phone from Flipkart within 4 days as promised, the packing was good, I have been using this phone for the last 2 weeks. Now let us rate this phone in every aspect from a common user point of view. Please note this review is based on my personal experience and am unbiased.

Build Quality: Being a slide phone the build has weak points at the joints of slide, so I strongly advice that you keep the phone away from children!!! Rating: 3.0/5

Display: 3'' TFT LCD ??? this is what you may feel but this display has Bravia Engine (yes the same you find on Sony TV) which makes the screen crisp & crystal clear. It takes a while to get adjusted to the small screen, Especially if you have used apple, htc or samsumg phones with wider screens. Rating: 4.5/5

Camera: The phone has 2 cameras - front VGA & rear 5 MP. The camera is really good, the pictures are of very good quality and the best part being HD video recording @ 720p which is not available even in 20K phones. Rating: 4.5/5

Music: Can anybody beat Sony in Music? I doubt, and added to this is Sony xLOUD engine audio filter technology which makes the music even more enjoying. Not to forget the FM radio which is good add on. Rating: 4.5/5

Memory & Processor: 1 GHz Scorpion Processor & 512 MB RAM makes the phone quite fast. The Phone has a 320 MB internal memory which is a bit on the downside. Especially when you have to run lot of applications on internal memory. This can be offset with an application "Apps to SDcard". The package comes with a 2 GB external card (expandable upto 32GB). Rating 4.0/5

Internet & Data connectivity: Supports GPRS, EDGE & 3G for internet. Bluetooth & USB for data connectivity with your Laptop/PC. Can work as modem and also as a WIFI Hotspot. The internet is quite fast compared to my IPhone 3G. Rating: 4.5/5

Software: works on the world famous Android 2.3 Gingerbread, supports JAVA, Adobe Flash Player. Macfee Anti Virus & Phone Security is an added advantage. The emails are sent via SSL encryption, which makes your mails quite safe. Browser is a bit slow, this can solved by downloading Opera Mini. Multitasking works very smooth. Rating: 4.5/5

Battery: Every good thing in this world has a flaw & so is this phone, the battery. If you are avid internet user like me then you have problem. The battery gets discharged in about 3 hours of continuous browsing. If you use it only for phone & mails without connecting to WIFI then you might be lucky with one day. The Lithium Ion 1200 mAh battery is quite less for this beautiful phone. I don't know if there is any alternative for this. Rating 2.0/5.

In a nutshell if you are willing to compromise with the battery then you have a amazing beauty @ affordable price. The phone is compact fits within your palm, ladies will sure shot like this. Hope this review comes in handy and you can make an informed decision.

97% of 132 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
22 Aug 2011
here it is

1) Camera:- It has two cameras.
[a] 5MP camera :- Which captures high quality 2592x1944 pixel photos with Geo-tagging, image stabilization, smile and face detection & touch focus features. And HD video recording [ 1280x720 Px, overall bit rate: 6457 Kbps, Aspect ratio: 16:9, Average Frame rate: 30 fps, Format: MP4]
[b] VGA camera :- Which captures low quality 640x480 pixel photos and low-range video recording [ 640x480 Px, Overall bit rate: 2214 Kbps, Aspect ratio: 4:3, Average Frame rate: 12 fps]

HD video recording is pretty good.

2) Video Playback:- Watching videos in this mobi...
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1) Camera:- It has two cameras.
[a] 5MP camera :- Which captures high quality 2592x1944 pixel photos with Geo-tagging, image stabilization, smile and face detection & touch focus features. And HD video recording [ 1280x720 Px, overall bit rate: 6457 Kbps, Aspect ratio: 16:9, Average Frame rate: 30 fps, Format: MP4]
[b] VGA camera :- Which captures low quality 640x480 pixel photos and low-range video recording [ 640x480 Px, Overall bit rate: 2214 Kbps, Aspect ratio: 4:3, Average Frame rate: 12 fps]

HD video recording is pretty good.

2) Video Playback:- Watching videos in this mobi...
1) Camera:- It has two cameras.
[a] 5MP camera :- Which captures high quality 2592x1944 pixel photos with Geo-tagging, image stabilization, smile and face detection & touch focus features. And HD video recording [ 1280x720 Px, overall bit rate: 6457 Kbps, Aspect ratio: 16:9, Average Frame rate: 30 fps, Format: MP4]
[b] VGA camera :- Which captures low quality 640x480 pixel photos and low-range video recording [ 640x480 Px, Overall bit rate: 2214 Kbps, Aspect ratio: 4:3, Average Frame rate: 12 fps]

HD video recording is pretty good.

2) Video Playback:- Watching videos in this mobile is really cool, the Bravia engine display & xLOUD technology audio totally rocks.

3) Gaming:- It has 1 GHz Snapdragon processor & Adreno 205 GPU & motion sensors , so it can play almost all the HD games available without any lag. I have played some graphically intensive games like Backbreaker 2, Reckless Racing, Airattack HD part 1, Age of wind 2, Dungeon defenders, NFS shit, Angry birds (all three versions), FIFA 2010, PES 2011 and more with out any hustle. Here, in gaming too, the Bravia engine display adds further magic to these wonderful games. But the drawback is its display resolution, 320x480 px. i.e. even though it has the ability to play HD games , some manufactures [gameloft] don't allow their HD games[Gangstar, Asphalt 5 or 6, nova 2 ...] to run on this display resolution. However some modded versions of these HD games are available (google them). You can play those games also without any lag.

4) Emulator Gaming:- NES, SNES, Sega Genisis, N64, GBA and Play Station one emulators & their good old games are working perfectly. But NDS games didn't work.

5) Audio Playback:- Even though it has only one speaker , the sound quality is pretty good [thanks to the sony xLOUD technology]. Default audio player is ok but FM radio is good. Anyway its an Android phone so we can find some good audio players in the market.

8) Others:- All apps run smoothly; Multi-touch response of the screen is good; adobe flash support is there; physical keyboard,four corner UI & earphones are good; Its comes with a screen guard, extra back panel and an useless 2GB memory card [useless because its just 2GB and its not an original Sony memory card].

Again, flipkart COD service is great as usual.

97% of 33 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
15 Nov 2011
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Worth every penny.

Firstly, Kudos to Flipkart! Excellent customer care! I have pestered them regarding my orders like anything and yet they deliver the best services! Congratulations to them!

Its been a month that I'm using this phone now. And I can recommend this phone to anyone who has a price constraint of 15k.

Pros:

The build is sturdy. And whoever thinks that the phone as a 'small' screen, must understand that the phone offers the best resolution and easy fits in your pockets ;) !!

Android update 2.3.4 is available and this phone allows you to shoot 3D Photos!
Music & Camera is something which...
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Firstly, Kudos to Flipkart! Excellent customer care! I have pestered them regarding my orders like anything and yet they deliver the best services! Congratulations to them!

Its been a month that I'm using this phone now. And I can recommend this phone to anyone who has a price constraint of 15k.

Pros:

The build is sturdy. And whoever thinks that the phone as a 'small' screen, must understand that the phone offers the best resolution and easy fits in your pockets ;) !!

Android update 2.3.4 is available and this phone allows you to shoot 3D Photos!
Music & Camera is something which...
Firstly, Kudos to Flipkart! Excellent customer care! I have pestered them regarding my orders like anything and yet they deliver the best services! Congratulations to them!

Its been a month that I'm using this phone now. And I can recommend this phone to anyone who has a price constraint of 15k.

Pros:

The build is sturdy. And whoever thinks that the phone as a 'small' screen, must understand that the phone offers the best resolution and easy fits in your pockets ;) !!

Android update 2.3.4 is available and this phone allows you to shoot 3D Photos!
Music & Camera is something which SE is known for, and it lives upto the mark!

Out of 512Mb, 300 plus is available to the apps. Add the right apps to the phone it works really smooth!

The best thing with this phone is the processing power! You get 1Ghz with other SE phones too, but since this phone does not waste processing power in its display, hence it crosses the benchmarks of Samsung Galaxy S and SE NEO and ARC.

Cons:

It is a 'little' heavier than other phones.

The front face camera is above average.

Battery life is average. My usage of the phone is really hardcore i.e. WiFi, Browsing, Notes, Mail, Games, Camera. It lasts only 8 hours. But i guess all Android's have a battery problem, Carry a charger with you!

This is my first android... And I'm loving it!

6 of 6 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
17 May 2012
The best phone for the price

Literally tired of waiting fo Nokia to come up with a reliable Windows Phone with front camera, expandable memory & most importantly a hardware QWERTY keyboard, I finally decided to jump ship for Android.
I have this phone for last 3 weeks now & my impressions are below. Its mostly PROS I have listed, with some potential CONS towards the end of this review.
01. Excellent performance: no lags, no memory problems due to the plentiful hardware packed inside. The call quality is good, though the voice at the other end sometimes sound a bit muffled.
02. Brilliant display and the mobile B...
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Literally tired of waiting fo Nokia to come up with a reliable Windows Phone with front camera, expandable memory & most importantly a hardware QWERTY keyboard, I finally decided to jump ship for Android.
I have this phone for last 3 weeks now & my impressions are below. Its mostly PROS I have listed, with some potential CONS towards the end of this review.
01. Excellent performance: no lags, no memory problems due to the plentiful hardware packed inside. The call quality is good, though the voice at the other end sometimes sound a bit muffled.
02. Brilliant display and the mobile B...
Literally tired of waiting fo Nokia to come up with a reliable Windows Phone with front camera, expandable memory & most importantly a hardware QWERTY keyboard, I finally decided to jump ship for Android.
I have this phone for last 3 weeks now & my impressions are below. Its mostly PROS I have listed, with some potential CONS towards the end of this review.
01. Excellent performance: no lags, no memory problems due to the plentiful hardware packed inside. The call quality is good, though the voice at the other end sometimes sound a bit muffled.
02. Brilliant display and the mobile Bravia engine makes it a pleasure to view photos & videos on the phone.
03. Runs large memory cards without trouble. I am running a 16GB card right now, which is 85% full. And still the phone works as fast as ever.
04. Actually, its got a very good battery life. This was my biggest concern before buying the phone. But I prepared myself mentally for the compromise - as I didn't want any other phone - after all, there still isn't another smartphone with that many features with such a low price.
NOTE: I keep the mobile Bravia engine turned off & switch it on only when required [it hardly makes a difference on the regular phone display's apperance]. I keep my brightness levels at 30%, I uninstalled all pre-loaded apps which did not need rooting and keep the free version of "Juice Defender" battery saving application. With heavy browsing & wi-fi turned on & connected all day, 1 hour of music and 2 hours of gaming, battery lasts more than 1 day.
04. Its even better that this handset will recieve the ICS upgrade in June 2012. The phone feels solid in hand, the slider does not wobble at all and hardware buttons [including keyboard] are all very good to press!
The phone is a bit chubby - but it gives a weighty feel to the phone & actually feels better to hold than many anorexic [a.k.a. size-zero] phones going round today.
05. Camera is not too bad either - just like most phone cameras, it loves light & things become difficult when we move towards darker areas. The flash light is decent & can be used in videos too! The video chat feature works fine over Wi-Fi. I have tested Skype & Tango video call services with it. The front cam does not work on 3G networks though - its a limitation of the Android OS & not the phone.
06. The black version I have came with a back cover which has a matte finish- unlike the white version whihc has a glossy finish. It means no fingerprints & more grip when you hold your phone!
07. The GPS happens to be very quick to get a lock [usually not more than 20 seconds under an open sky] & now, even Goolge Maps can be downloaded for offline use.
I will definitely root my device, but right now I am waiting for the stock Android ICS 4.0 upgrade. Remember, Sony officially supports unlocking the bootloader too, but the official method also permanently removes all DRM keys on your phone. It means some free pre-loaded apps will go shareware - like TrackID, etc..

Overall, I think the phone is a winner in every department. Yes, I still believe the phone would have been perfect with a larger screen [the big 'Sony Ericcson' and 'Xperia' logos take up some space, which may have been better used for a 3.2" or larger screen]. I would also have preferred a BSI CMOS sensor for better camera performance in low lighting conditions and a carry pouch in the sales box.
But, primarily due to stellar device performance I see, pleasantly surprising battery life & overall a great Android experience, I am still more than happy now & my verdit is : "this is the phone to get for the money!"

5 of 5 users found this review helpful.
★★★★★
★★★★★
30 Jun 2012
GEM of a Product, But Poor Support.

It has been 10 months since I had purchased this mobile, the phone is a gem, a value package with ICS Android 4 update. The only limitation is small internal memory and sluggish camera with unsatisfactory low light photos.

I have particularly bad experience with support, Sony has a separate franchisee run support infrastructure for it's mobile products. In my experience these franchisees are poorly manned and at times are rude.

The touchscreen has developed some dead area and I took it to ACCEL CARE at Sakinaka, Mumbai, where there was no technician and was asked to wait, on complaining...
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It has been 10 months since I had purchased this mobile, the phone is a gem, a value package with ICS Android 4 update. The only limitation is small internal memory and sluggish camera with unsatisfactory low light photos.

I have particularly bad experience with support, Sony has a separate franchisee run support infrastructure for it's mobile products. In my experience these franchisees are poorly manned and at times are rude.

The touchscreen has developed some dead area and I took it to ACCEL CARE at Sakinaka, Mumbai, where there was no technician and was asked to wait, on complaining...
It has been 10 months since I had purchased this mobile, the phone is a gem, a value package with ICS Android 4 update. The only limitation is small internal memory and sluggish camera with unsatisfactory low light photos.

I have particularly bad experience with support, Sony has a separate franchisee run support infrastructure for it's mobile products. In my experience these franchisees are poorly manned and at times are rude.

The touchscreen has developed some dead area and I took it to ACCEL CARE at Sakinaka, Mumbai, where there was no technician and was asked to wait, on complaining, I was rudely told Sony does not pay enough to provide swift service expected. Even the owner/manager refused to meet.

I decided to go elsewhere and reached CCOM, Ghatkopar, Mumbai, there was a big queue and after long formalities... my phone was taken with reply that call after 1 week for expected repair time.

It has been 15 days since and there is no communication from the outlet neither they receive calls & online complaints (http://sonymobile.servicetrack.in/)have no reply.

Thankfully the Sony Mobile helpline at 180030002800 works well, whom I have been calling for last few days to know the repair time and they are trying to get details to reply.


Work Order SE31260711156
Online Complaint No.SES126005939 and SES126006203
Telephone interaction ticket:93167254.

The Sony Mobile support experience so far has been unsatisfactory.

7 of 8 users found this review helpful.

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