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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 camera (5 megapixels)
  • 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)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • 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 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Keys:
    • Right: Volume control, Camera shutter

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:
      • Capacitive
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • 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

  • Type:
    • Li - Polymer
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (825 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 11.9 days (285 hours)
      the average is 16 days (384 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 3.50 hours
      the average is 16 h (960 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 15.0 days (360 hours)
      the average is 22 days (517 h)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Features:
      • Music recognition
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, WAV
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, Calculator, World clock, Stopwatch, Notes
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • 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
  • 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

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 12 May 2010
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

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  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.13 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.41 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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