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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Review

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro

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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

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


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


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


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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PhoneArena rating:
8.5Excellent
Display2.5 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (157 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 600 MHz, ARM11 processor
Size3.54 x 2.05 x 0.67 inches
(90 x 52 x 17 mm)
4.23 oz  (120 g)
Battery930 mAh, 4 hours talk time

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