Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Review
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini functions more than adequate, with audible voices on both ends and a bass-friendly speakerphone. There was no distortion even at the highest volume level from the earpiece and our conversations went on and on until the X10 mini started to feel quite warm.
The same phenomenon we observed while reviewing the Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro after more than 20-30 minutes of uninterrupted talktime. The manufacturer rates the battery officially for 3.5 hrs of talk and 15 days of standby (with 3G on).
You may have felt it already that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini left us with some very positive impressions - it is snappy, functional and cute as a clumsy puppy. As the creator of the minimalistic Android handsets market niche, its maker can only be praised about execution. The company has shown how Google's mobile OS can be painted over for a smooth and flawless user experience even on a small canvas.
We really like the UX interface on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini for its simplicity and smooth flow. Even if we distanced ourselves from Timescape and Mediascape (not available on the X10 mini), the deeply coherent interface on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and the X10 mini feels much like a brand new OS, not even a shell over the Android kernel.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini is a tiny everyday hero which offers a great improvement over the stock Android user experience, probably on par with what the iPhone can give you out of the box - this would have been a blasphemy just a few months ago.
There aren't much, if any, smartphone alternatives to the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini currently on the market, although there are some diminutive featurephones. Thus you are all set to be unique and colorful as a proud owner of this puppy gadget and when its keyboarded version, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro, arrives in a month, it will be a welcome addition to the ever expanding X10 line.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Video Review:
- Novel minimalistic smartphone design
- Sony Ericsson UX interface is simple to use and easy on the eyes
- Exterior can be customized with colored panels
- Good loudspeaker
- Quality pictures and video
- Small screen is not great for browsing
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- Camera 5 MP
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 600 MHz
- Storage 0.128 GB + microSDHC