The latest price of Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini was obtained on 23 Oct 2018.
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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini - Expert Reviews
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini is a small size smartphone by Sony Mobiles which is designed keeping in mind the female population who love to handle small size mobiles which can easily slip down their small size pockets. This smartphone is a successor of Xperia X10 but comes with a small size of 83 mm x 50 mm x 16 mm with a very light weight of 88 grams and is thus one of the smallest Android smartphones in the market. The company has done an impressive job in terms of design and due to its miniscule and slightly curved design it can easily draw attention of the customers, specially the female crowd. It is a full touchscreen Android phone with no physical keyboard and can easily be palmed in the hands or slipped in one’s pocket and to make it more exciting, the phone came with five different interchangeable covers, that are, silver, pink, red, yellow and white color. The full black body has a glossy front while the sides and the back are covered by a matte cover. The front is fully touchscreen with just three physical keys at the front for home, menu and back. The right side is the home for a volume rocker and a dedicated camera capture button while the top has one button for power-cum-keylock button, whereas the bottom has a port for microUSB which is protected by a flap and there is also a jack for 3.5mm headphones and the back holds a camera with LED flash and a battery which resides under the back cover. The display is made up of a scratch resistant glass which is also fingerprint resistant and the screen is bright and responsive and its size is quite enough to view messages, capture images and contacts. The headset works more than an average one, and delivers adequate bass and highs, and rich mids which are very good for a phone.
Operating system and UI
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini is a small and a compactable phone and despite of this small size it still manages to pack all the essential features which one will find in a phone almost double its size. The TFT QVGA display comes with a width of 2.5 inches diagonally, and provides a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels to the capacitive touchscreen with a color support of 16M colors at a pixel density of 157 ppi. To add more usability, this display has Sony’s own proprietary user interface, TimeScape UI, which wisely provides four customizable shortcuts on each corner of the Home screen to optimize the small real estate. Sony wisely provides four customizable shortcuts on each corner of the Home screen to optimize the small real estate. There are multiple home screens which allow the users to drop one widget on each page and the company has also modified the default Android application page on this smartphone, by giving page by page view like the iPhone with 3x3 icons grid on each page which helps in making the navigation from one page to another as easy as swiping finger across the screen. This interface is quick, easy and fast shows updates from social sites such as Facebook and Twitter along with messages and missed calls and with a heavy customization for such a small screen, it is one of the best phones which offer personalization at a larger extent. For the interface, Sony Ericsson X10 Mini comes with the outdated Android platform, that is, Android v.1.6 Donut but is upgradeable to Android v.2.1 Eclair and is powered by 600 MHz ARM 11 processor that is embedded with Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset which helps in lightening every pixel of the screen to provide a clear and unclouded display and to increase the graphics performance, this smartphone comes with Adreno 200 GPU. To have a good browsing experience, it comes loaded with an HTML browser so that the user can easily navigate from one page to another and can also download the pages as fast as possible.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini can be called as a small multimedia handset which apart from supporting various audio and video formats also supports FM radio with RDS technology which helps in automatically detecting the stations worldwide along with a jack for 3.5 mm headphones which inspite of working as an antenna for the radio connectivity also helps in attaching the device with speakers or woofers. Its FM radio also has a good reception and the program/app has a simple interface with auto-scan feature that worked flawlessly. The user can also mark favorite stations well which make accessing them easier again. Audio formats such as MP3, eAAC+, WMA and WAV player files are supportable on this tiniest handset and one can also play and record videos which are supported by formats such as MP4, H.263, H.264 and WMV player files.
The 5 MP auto focus camera of Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini comes with a picture resolution of 2592 * 1944 pixels and can record full VGA video in a size of 640 x 480 pixels with 30 frames per second. The camera comes with LED flash and has Geo-tagging feature to enable the user to have the geographical details of the picture where it has been taken.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini provides Internet connectivity options through EDGE, GPRS via 2G and 3G networks, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Wi-Fi hotspot via WLAN. For connection with the nearby devices it has Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and EDR and a microUSB port to attach the device with Laptop or PC. For navigation, it has a built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS support.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini comes with an internal storage capacity of 128 MB only which is very low to hold any data or information but there is a microSD card slot which helps in increasing the external memory up to 16 GB, 2 GB card comes with the handset only.
In Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini, there are a few useful applications apart from the usual Google application. Wisepilot and Google maps for navigation, Facebook and YouTube applications are included. Dataviz Roadsync is also present to sync contacts, mail and calendars with Microsoft Exchange Server. For the game lovers, there are two games preinstalled as well – Peggle and trial version of Edge and the user can also download various games from the Android market as well as from the net as this smartphone comes with a support to Java via Java MIDP emulator.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini has a standard Li-Po 950 mAh battery which allows a talktime up to 3 hours 30 minutes on 3G and 4 hours on 2G along with a standby time up to 285 hours on 3G and 360 hours on 2G. The user can also enjoy the music playback for quite long hours.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini offers connectivity through GSM 2G and 3G networks only at a bandwidth of 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and 850/900/1900/2100 MHz, respectively. The user can download data at an HSDPA speed of 7.2 Mbps and can upload files or information at an HSUPA speed of 2 Mbps.
The idea behind Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini is very much in-line with Nokia N97 Mini and HTC HD Mini mobile phones. Launching a smaller, streamlined version of the full blown flagship model at lower prices, is to attract more buyers. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini is a special offering by Sony Ericsson for the female population looking for a "size-zero" touch screen phone that is powered by a very capable Android OS. This smartphone has lag free operation with good battery life and customizable UI which runs demanding applications with ease. But is has an outdated OS with no QWERTY keypad and D-pad and the UI is not that much good as compared to the other devices available in the market at the same range. It can face competition from Samsung Galaxy Y and Galaxy Y Pro, Nokia N97 Mini and HTC Mini.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini User Reviews
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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini - Specifications
Announced 2010, February
Handset Color Black, Gold, Lime, Pearl White, Pink, Red, Silver
Network Type GSM
Display Size 2.5 Inches
Display Type TFT Capacitive Touchscreen
Resolution 320 x 240 pixels
Display Color 16M
Display Features Scratch-Resistant Glass
Horizontal Pixel 320
Vertical Pixel 240
Rear Camera 5 MP
Flash Yes, LED Flash
Camera Features Autofocus
Internal Memory 128 MB
Extendable Memory Yes, microSD, Up to 16 GB
Operating System Android OS, v1.6 (Donut), Upgradable to v2.1 (Eclair)