Xperia Pro, Xperia Neo V and other Sony Ericsson Android phones
Sony Ericsson had a slow start introducing Android mobile phones in the local Philippine market. But now their making up for it. Several Android Gingerbread bearing mobile phones are now available in the local market just in time for the holiday season shopping.
The newest Sony Ericsson Android mobile phones like the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro, Xperia Neo V, Xperia Play, Xperia Ray, Xperia Live w/ Walkman and Xperia Active should now be found in mobile phone shops in Metro Manila.
The Sony Xperia Pro caters to those who want a physical keyboard to go along with their Android phone. This 3.7 inch display enabled phone has everything you’d expect in a smartphone with a price that’s not heavy on your pocket. It will set you off about Php 18,000, give or take.
If you want the same 3.7-inch size display but without the burden of having that bulky physical keyboard, you can go for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V. As with the Xperia Pro, this Android phone comes preloaded with version 2.3 aka Gingerbread. It also uses Sony’s mobile Bravia engine for improving screen displays on mobile phones. This phone is about Php 14,000 locally.
Sony Ericsson has also outted a 3.3-inch 9.4 mm thin Android phone with the Xperia Ray for those who prefer something that can easily slip into a tight jeans. Despite it’s size this mobile phone has the same power of it’s bigger counterparts above. Plus it has the same 8 megapixel camera that the Xperia Pro has. This Android phone phone fits right between the Xperia Pro and Xperia Neo V pricing at about Php 16,000.
Love your PSP? The Xperia Play is perfect for you. This Android phone has dedicated joystick and gameplay buttons instead of a physical keyboard. Now you don’t have to carry a mobile phone and a portable game console separately. The Xperia Play will set you off by about Php 18,000.
Sony Ericsson also has released in the local market other Android phones that fits different budgets. Filipinos continue to adopt Android as their smartphone of choice. I now see people looking for Android phones when they buy in local shops. With a growing local Android market, I wish Google would move faster and enable local Android developers to sell their apps in the Android Market.
Gerry Ilagan is into mobile apps and WordPress development at @speeqs. He loves to write about electronics, the Internet of Things, mobile phones, and #crazyideas.