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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Review

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Interface:

The interface is the same version of Sony Ericsson UX found on the X10 mini that has been redesigned for better navigation on small screens. The dozen home screens allow for one widget to be placed on each, and there are four app shortcuts in each corner of the screen for your most used applications. The menu is also done in pages, changed by swiping left and right. The only difference between the X10 mini and the X10 mini pro in terms of applications are a few more entertainment apps on the X10 mini pro, which are unfortunately only trial versions.

Interface of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Review
Interface of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Review
Interface of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Review

Interface of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro


For a more detailed exploration of the user interface on both handsets, have a look at our Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 review!


Camera and Multimedia:

The camera interface is also the same simple screen with just four preset modes – auto, macro, twilight and sports, as the ones found in the X10 mini. The sample images outside came out a bit noisy and not very detail-rich on the cloudy day, but with true colors. Camera action is snappy with just a slight pause in between shots. Indoor pictures are decent, but noisy without the flash from a short distance.

Camera interface - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Review
Camera interface - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Review
Camera interface - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Review

Camera interface



Outdoor samples taken with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Review
Outdoor samples taken with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Review
Outdoor samples taken with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Review
Outdoor samples taken with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Review

Outdoor samples taken with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro



Strong light - Indoor samples - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Review
Medium light - Indoor samples - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Review
Darkness with flash - Indoor samples - Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Review

Strong light

Medium light

Low light

Darkness with flash

Indoor samples


Video capturing resolution is 640x480 in MPEG-4 format, and the video it takes is pretty smooth at 30 fps, and with nice image quality to it. The only video setting is to toggle the LED light on and off. The results from the snap test didn't differ much from the X10 mini experience, and overall make the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro a decent camera companion.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro sample video at 640x480 pixels resolution.

The loudspeaker sound is even better than the one on the X10 mini - which was great - deep bass, clear pitches, and very little distortion when playing music. Coupled to the usual top-notch music interface of Sony Ericsson it makes the tiny cubist phone a great mobile player. Unfortunately the supplied stereo headset is still lame.


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. skybucks21 (Posts: 16; Member since: 01 Dec 2009)


I can't believe that this phone got a higher rating than the samsung wave. fail!

posted on 03 Nov 2010, 04:31

10. Rage (unregistered)


It has the features, the UI, and the size to easily match and beat wave.
Have you even used it?

posted on 12 Jun 2011, 05:26

24. Toshiaky (unregistered)


Samsung Galaxy Gio much better,,, with Froyo 2.2.1, CPU 800Mhz, 16M clours... is good

posted on 10 Jul 2010, 14:15

2. AladdinSane (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Jul 2010)


Will this handset ever make it to the U.S.? AT&T maybe? Peace

posted on 21 Jul 2010, 21:16

3. cadetz (unregistered)


i expected SE products have high battery life which it always had but with this x10mini series the battery only last 3.5 hrs this is really suck ii would doubt it can last for more than a day

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 03:33

4. nake (unregistered)


ya this is nice phone with low battery,but allover good phone with in small bajet

posted on 16 Aug 2010, 03:22

5. se fanboy (unregistered)


bst phone eva got evry thing i want and is cheap

posted on 16 Sep 2010, 09:07

6. xperia_owner (unregistered)


Dont buy this phone..Battery backup is very much low.

posted on 28 Sep 2010, 00:49

7. Reji (unregistered)


Its really beautiful...the best Smartphone with tocuh screena nd QWERTY in one...can anyone tell me where I can get the back side HARD Cover...i have red need to change to Black...

posted on 27 Oct 2010, 14:16

8. Bhavin (unregistered)


sony ericson built a exellent phone in all aspect but the bettry life is very poor, dude hardly 3hrs common sony ur damn good bt in this phone is exellent bt bcoz of poor bettry life i prefer not to buy.
sony dude atleast you had to give 6hrs.

posted on 31 Oct 2010, 18:57

9. Alanwtkd (unregistered)


Thought the keyboard was meant to be Qwerty but its actually Qwertz.. any reason for this? its not a big issue just wondering why the letters are in the wrong place.

posted on 04 Nov 2010, 07:06

11. SeriouslyUnhappy (unregistered)


This phone looked the goods when it first came out. Keyboard, android, good camera blah blah features/specs.
Wow. I don't think I could imagine a more disappointing and frustrating experience.

It continually drops reception, a hard reset is the only way to bring it back.
It can't sync with outlook, or export contacts to a local file. For some reason the only syncs possible are with Internet services.
Sorry if you're not comfy putting friends' numbers on the web...
You can't save photos sent to you via mms (if you manage to receive them at all!), Bluetooth file transfer only just got supported, the os is now a year out of date (2.1), the 'backup and restore' doesn't,
The battery lasts less than 16hrs, if you don't do anything with it, the screen scratches easily, the touchscreen is inconsistent in sensitivity and the software update process simply doesn't work.

Most of the functionality that I had in my 8yr old T610 is no longer present in this so called 'smart-phone'.  The presence of 'apps' doesn't make up for the complete lack of basic functionality desirable in a camera phone.

Zero stars. If we had known what a dud this was, we would have chosen a nokia 3315 instead.

posted on 20 Nov 2010, 11:27

12. joh ndoe (unregistered)


i luv the nokia 3315

posted on 20 Nov 2010, 22:50

13. OverRatedChild (unregistered)


hey guys,
can you use the onscreen keyboard for this fone? Coz sometimes I want to quickly type out a quick message/reply, and I dont want to slide out the keyboard and type everything from there. Not that I'm lazy, just that its alot more discreet than snapping out the keyboard in the middle of class.

posted on 26 Nov 2010, 12:15

14. ajaydurai (unregistered)


i was planning to buy this phone
shall i buy it
my bugeat was 10000 to 15000
whether this phone or which phone shall i buy


please some one suggest me :::::::::

posted on 02 Jan 2011, 19:57

15. crm (unregistered)


i have this phone....great features, fast browsing...only problem is battery life...

posted on 04 Jan 2011, 22:28

16. Rock2b (unregistered)


Just brought this phone as a replacement for my HTC Hero and loving it....
Its a mini dynamite. All the things you can do in the bigger and bulky looking android brothers.

Highly recommend it!!!

posted on 12 Jan 2011, 06:56

17. Michael Adhi (unregistered)


The X10 Mini Pro is certainly not for everyone, this is, like the X8 is Sony Ericsson way to introduce people to Android. It won't cater to enthusiast who likes to customize and fiddle with the operating system. Android 2.1 is enough for browsing, chatting, email and calendar, the basic of mobile phone usage which the X10 Mini Pro provides in spades. It's not cheap for an entry level phone, but it certainly isn't cheap looking.

I will be getting mine as soon as SE announced another price cut, probably at X10 Mini Pro successor roled out.

posted on 21 Jan 2011, 11:57

18. sagar_ssk (unregistered)


Im buying this phone, can anyone tell me how wil the phone function in 1.6 android(donut)
and also what wil i get in 2.1 android(eclair)
I know battry life is the major problem in this phone but thats realy ok for me.
and can i transfer music,photos,videos to other cell phone? or only when i install the BT software??
Reply on : sagar_kadam1992@yahoo.co.in
Thanks ! :)

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 08:58

19. Sony ericsson fan (unregistered)


Shall i Buy this phone? or wait for something new!
i m getting confused..

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 02:40

20. ash (unregistered)


LOL. a lot of the reviews show the QWERTY board as QWERTZ.
I have the phone now and mine is a regular QWERTY board.
I was actually staring at my phone for a while trying to figure why people were saying that the Y and Z were at different places..

posted on 24 Mar 2011, 02:42

21. sky (unregistered)


In regards to #11's comment.

It's possible to inport you contact's number without needing to sync the phone.
Play around with the phone more.

posted on 01 May 2011, 02:30

22. nivas.ksk (unregistered)


when I bought this mobile, really regretted to use and planned to go for Iphone.., then after updated the software from 1.6 to 2.1 and downloaded many new softwares from android market!!! now am enjoying with this... no more thought to buy Iphone.. The only problem with this mobile is battery life...

posted on 06 May 2011, 03:25

23. Parmod (unregistered)


can anybody tell me?---
1. how can i make contact groups for group messaging?
2. how can i access internet on PC through my Mobile?
3. how can i see the running applications that are minimized and how to stop them?
plz ans me..
Parmod

posted on 19 Aug 2011, 15:17

25. Ruchi (unregistered)


I have been using X10 mini pro since two months and i find it pretty good. The battery issue is there, but all the other functions makes up to it. I upgraded mine from donut to gingerbread and its perfectly good. Syncing is not a problem, the camera is kinda excellent, the Android market overflows with awesome apps, the internet is super fast.. I am completely satisfied with my phone and will suggest people to give this phone a try.

posted on 07 Sep 2011, 21:47

26. arcacentauro (unregistered)


I would like to know -for real- if the Xperia's mini and mini pro are going to be able to actualize to android 2.2 and further! And when! Please!!!! if the answer is negative I also would like to know: why? What about the people like me who trusted in Sony Ericsson buying their products!? Thank You.

posted on 11 Oct 2011, 09:52

28. Ragu (unregistered)


i was planning to buy this phone
shall i buy it
my bugeat was 10000 to 15000
whether this phone or which phone shall i buy
im like android phones only.
please some one suggest me

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Display2.5 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (157 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227, Single core, 600 MHz, ARM11 processor
Size3.54 x 2.05 x 0.67 inches
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Battery930 mAh, 4 hours talk time

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