Xperia X10 Mini Pro
Sony Ericsson is in for the competition with its Xperia X10 Mini Pro. This small and tiny cell phone by Sony Ericsson will take you by surprise with its full QWERTY keyboard and features of a nice smartphone. This phone does not have to do much for being prominent; its tiny form makes it pretty prominent (paradoxically).
Let us have a look at its specs and features.
- 90 x 52 x 17 mm
- 120 g
- TFT capacitive Touchscreen 16M colors
- 240 x 320 pixels, 2.55 inches
- Physical slide out QWERTY keyboard
- Scratch resistant surface
- Timescape UI
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto rotate
- 3.5 mm audio jack
- 128 MB internal memory
- 2 GB microSD card included, expandable up to 16 GB
- GPRS class 10
- EDGE class 10
- 3G: HSDPA, HSUPA
- 5MP camera with auto focus, LED flash and geo tagging
- Android OS 1.6
- Qualcomm MSM7227 600MHz
- SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
- HTML browser
- Stereo FM Radio with RDS
- GPS with A-GPS support
- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player, MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player, TrackID music recognition, Digital compass, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Document viewer, Voice memo, T9
- Battery talk time up to 4 hours
Xperia X10 Mini was a nice phone indeed, but thee were some lacunas that had to be filled in the newer version. The company has taken the right step by introducing the Mini Pro in market as this latest mini phone fills up most of the lacks that Mini had created. The Mini Pro comes with a full QWERTY slide out keyboard which is absolutely an essential feature of a smartphone. It is as little as a phone with full QWERTY keyboard could be. Although we do not have a high end display here, but the picture is (overall) really nice and display is vivid. The front pane hosts three buttons for menu, back and home. To avoid accidental press, a quite flat power button is situated on the upper side. The phone is a small machine; and keeping this in mind the performance quality of its keyboard is outstanding.
The phone is running on Android 1.6 Cupcake, and the company is trying to upgrade it to Android 2.1 Éclair. At the four corners of home screen, the most used widgets have been placed. Though there is message composer, phonebook, music player and dial pad placed there by default, one can easily replace them with other widgets of one’s own choice.
The call quality and function is pretty nice, but we badly miss smart calling. The proximity sensor is a big hit that switches the touchscreen off while you hold the phone close to your face; in order to avoid clicks with cheeks. Unfortunately, one is unable to send images etc via Bluetooth; yeah this is actually true. Music and video players and video recording are of basic functionality and aren’t great. On the other hand, the FM Radio and camera are good.
Product’s Unique Selling Points:
- Ultra compact body
- Slide out full QWERTY keyboard
- Nice proximity sensor
- Unimpressive QVGA resolution
- Old OS version
- No Bluetooth file transfer
- No smart dialing
- Unimposing music player, video player and video recording