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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini a

Announced
Feb 14, 2010
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Small dimensions (3.27 x 1.97 x 0.63 inches)

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (157 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Low resolution display (240 x 320 pixels)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini is a way smaller version of the Xperia X10. Still, it keeps the style of its larger sibling and runs Android 1.6 with an optimized version of the UX interface on top of it. The Xperia X10 mini has a 2.55" touchscreen and support for all the specific features of the OS.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.1, 1.6)
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.27 x 1.97 x 0.63 inches (83 x 50 x 16 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.10 oz (88 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 2.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 240 x 320 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 157 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 48.45 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Video light

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 600 MHz
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.128 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (702 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 11.9 days (285 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (911 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 15.0 days (360 hours)
      the average is 23 days (542 h)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Features:
      • Music recognition
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice recording

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 14 Feb 2010

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