Performance and Conclusion:

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Review
Voice quality with incoming calls was good, and the volume was adequate. On the other end of the lineIn, however, clarity was much worse, and the other party said our voice was muffled and unclear, although the volume stayed decent.

The battery of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro is rated at the paltry 3.5 hours of talk time in 3G mode, and 15 days of standby.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro takes all that makes the X10 mini such an intriguing handset, and makes it better. It retains the same nice and smooth UX user interface, redesigned for the tiny 2.54” display, but adds a physical QWERTY keyboard in order to significantly ease text input. Its only drawback is it costs a bit more, but hey, those X10 minis have to fly off the shelf somehow too. In fact, the added weight and price make for the only deterrents to prefer the keyboardless version. Obviously, Sony Ericsson is willing to learn, and we can heartily recommend the X10 mini pro to be your cute mobile companion.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro Video Review


  • Physical QWERTY keyboard
  • Nice design with chrome accents
  • Good pictures and video
  • Great loudspeaker


  • Keys on the physical keyboard feel cramped
  • Handset is on the thick side

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User Rating:

15 Reviews



1. skybucks21

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 01, 2009

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

10. Rage unregistered

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

24. Toshiaky unregistered

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

2. AladdinSane

Posts: 12; Member since: Jul 10, 2010

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

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

4. nake unregistered

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

5. se fanboy unregistered

bst phone eva got evry thing i want and is cheap

6. xperia_owner unregistered

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

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...

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.

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.

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.

12. joh ndoe unregistered

i luv the nokia 3315

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.

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 :::::::::

15. crm unregistered

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

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!!!

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.

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 : Thanks ! :)

19. Sony ericsson fan unregistered

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

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..

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.

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...

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

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.

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.

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
Xperia X10 mini pro
  • Display 2.5" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 600 MHz
  • Storage 0.128 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 930 mAh(3.50h 3G talk time)

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