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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Preview

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Our Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Review is now published - click here to read it.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Preview
This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with AT&T and T-Mobile USA without 3G.
The
American version supports AT&T's 3G network.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Release Date - Q2 2010

Introduction and Design:


Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Preview
As of now, the market isn’t really chock-full of compact Android phones. When you look at the existing lineup, you see the rather large products like the Motorola DROID (MILESTONE) and the Google Nexus One and some that are considerably smaller like the HTC DROID ERIS in the States and the Hero in Europe. Maybe it was this market gap that Sony Ericsson has noticed when coming up with the idea of the Xperia X10 mini we first saw at this year’s MWC. Actually, the manufacturer has literally taken the term “compact” to a whole new level (that is, in terms of Android handsets) with this phone. (Yeah, we said we want compact, but this here’s something else!)


As the name implies, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini is a shrunken down version of the Xperia X10. In contrast to what Nokia did with the N97 mini however, Sony Ericsson has gone to extremes here, and the X10 mini is now one of the tiniest handsets of all times. It has kept the “human curvature” design with soft-touch coating on the back, which makes it pleasant to hold.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini is a shrunken down version of the Xperia X10 - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Preview
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini is a shrunken down version of the Xperia X10 - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Preview
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini is a shrunken down version of the Xperia X10 - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Preview

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini is a shrunken down version of the Xperia X10


Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Preview

You can compare the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

You may find the screen surprisingly small – only 2.55 inches with QVGA resolution. The image quality is nice and since the touch technology is capacitive, using the display is a fun experience. In the software part we’ll see how the manufacturer has transformed the user interface so it is easy to use on a screen that small.

All the keys on our prototype unit felt nice, with distinct enough click. All but the lock button, which lacked almost any travel, but we hope this is a flaw of our unit only. On the back you have a 5MP camera with autofocus and an LED flash, as well as the loudspeaker.

The connectors you’ll find on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini are standard microUSB and 3.5mm.


The sides of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Preview
The sides of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Preview
The sides of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Preview
The sides of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Preview

The sides of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini



So, as a whole the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini is a very sweet smartphone. Although it isn’t introduced as a fashionable device, it does have its own appeal that attracts the user. And it’s incredibly small, to the point where it becomes just slightly inconvenient in bigger male hands. But we do not consider it being a lady phone. Besides, the Xperia X10 mini pro (the QWERTY variant of the X10 mini) will add the needed size, as it will be a bit higher (and just a millimeter thicker). So, yes, we quite like X10 mini’s design, and no, we are not pansies.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Preview
Next to Neonode N2 (right) - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Preview
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Preview
 

Next to Neonode N2 (right)

 


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


I couldnt even imagine how hard it must be to text on this. Well with the virtual qwerty board if there even is one.

posted on 02 Mar 2010, 21:59

2. ibap (Posts: 710; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


"choke-full"? Maybe "chock-full"?

posted on 05 Mar 2010, 19:22

3. k1ng617 (Posts: 264; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


thanks for the preview looks awesome. if only it had a little larger screen like 3.2in and bump the res up some would be perfect I would def go with the pro version either way

posted on 04 Oct 2011, 16:27

5. Brett (unregistered)


I have the X 10mini and Wow! What a great phone! The only flaw is that the battery life isn't good I get less than two days on full charge. I had a blackberry but I am quite happy with the X 10 mini as WHATSAPP works fine.

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