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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro review

Now packing a QWERTY keyboard for touchscreen refuseniks

Our Verdict

A polished and unique phone, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini pro manages to outdo a lot of its more expensive rivals

Product features

  • Built-in Memory : 128 MB
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 5 Megapixel
  • Battery Talk Time : 30 Minute
  • Screen Resolution : 240 x 320

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For

  • Extremely responsive
  • Solid build
  • Great battery life
  • Highly intuitive UI
  • Large number of home screens

Against

  • Android 2.1 is a welcome, but ageing, update
  • Numeric keypad text entry in touchscreen mode
  • 320x240 display not great for web
  • No trackpad
  • Exchange support only via an app

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro is small, but still does everything an Android-powered smartphone should.

The phone will install a companion app on your PC the first time you connect it up, but it's okay – you really don't have to use it at all.

Like all Android phones, the X10 Mini Pro will show up as an external hard drive if you choose to mount the thing from the phone screen when connecting it up, so from then on it's a simple drag and drop system to stick files on the thing.

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The battery life is superb. Despite being a tiny little thing with only a 930mAh capacity, the efficient X10 Mini Pro and its tiny screen ensures you don't have to worry so much about power management.

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The phone easily remains operational for two days or more, even under moderately harsh use. Turn off GPS and use it casually, and it'll stay alive for well over two days off a single charge. The reskinned power bar widget looks great at full-size on one of the X10 Mini Pro's extra large widget pages, so use it.

Extra connectivity is provided via Bluetooth, and as with the Xperia X10 Mini, the Mini Pro's new Android 2.1 update brings expanded connectivity options.

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In Android 2.1 you're now able to share photos, videos, URLs and even contacts with others via the Bluetooth connection, massively enhancing the rather poor implementation of the wireless protocol that arrived on the original 1.6 Mini Pro.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in Memory128 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Product FamilyXPERIA X
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleSlider
ColourBlack
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameSony Mobile
Battery Talk Time30 Minute
Product ModelX10 mini pro
Screen Size6.5 cm (2.6")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Weight (Approximate)120 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityWEEE
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
RealtoneYes
Radio Tuner TypeFM
Call FeaturesCall Log, Caller ID
Height90 mm
Width52 mm
Depth17 mm
Radio TunerYes
Product SeriesX
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product NameXPERIA X10 mini pro Smartphone
Processor Speed600 MHz
Product LineXPERIA
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer
Manufacturer Part Number1238-0204
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information

Ask a friend over. Or just get in touch. Messaging is instant with Xperia X10 mini pro. A full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and intuitive touch screen right at your fingertips. Messages. YouTube. Apps from Android Market. One-hand control, drag'n'drop the icons into the corners of your screen and have your favorites at thumb's reach. With Timescape, your friends are closer than ever. Facebook, Tweets, messages, calls all in one app, with the latest event at the top. Stuff you didn't know about your favorite stars. Music that brings the house down. Press the infinite button in the media player and go explore.

Limited Warranty2 Year