Xperia X10 Mini Pro Review

Mini but mighty is the focus of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro. Sony Ericsson figured that among the masses of large screen cell phones, there is an opportunity for a compact and powerful one.

Just one month before the release of the X10 Mini Pro, Sony Ericsson introduced the Xperia X10 Mini, an almost identical smartphone. The two smartphones are internally identical and the main difference is the additional slide out keyboard on the Mini Pro. Both the smartphones are running the Android operating system and they have the same 600 mhz Qualcomm processor. The initial operating system in the Xperia X10 Mini Pro is the Android 1.6 OS. It is however, upgradable to the newer Android 2.1 OS. The upgrade in the Android OS brings about pleasant improvements such as a better virtual keyboard and HTML 5 browsing capabilities.

With the release of the Xperia X10 Mini Pro, a common question roamed the minds of interested buyers. Why should I get the Xperia X10 Mini when the Xperia X10 Mini Pro comes with an additional slide out keyboard? The slight difference in thickness of the two phones measures 2mm, a figure that doesnt seem to make a difference.

As far as we are concerned, the QWERTY keyboard is a fantastic addition to the cell phone. Executives who are often on the go will be thankful, as the keys are well positioned and spaced, hence resulting in quick and efficient typing. Sony Ericsson probably noticed that virtual keyboards dont work well with smaller screen cell phones.

The Xperia X10 Mini Pro comes with the visually appealing Xperia experience. This includes the lively 3D interface and the mobile social network partner, Timescape. The trademark UI by Sony Ericsson constantly collect updates from multiple social networks and display them on an attractive timeline. Social profile integration with the address book serves as yet another convenient feature. Need entertainment? Sony Ericssons PlayNow mobile store sells music tracks, games and applications.

As for the multimedia capabilities of the Xperia X10 Mini Pro, we have already highlighted the beautiful gallery. On the other hand, the 5 MP camera provides quality pictures in solid resolution (2560x1920 pixels). It also comes with autofocus, LED flash, camera modes and video recording (640x480 pixels). You will be able to pick between auto, macro, twilight or sports mode when snapping pictures. The noise isolation handsfree kit also delivers great clarity and bass when listening to music.

Plenty of negative feedback have been heard about smaller touchscreen smartphones. It has, however, been a great experience with the Xperia X10 Mini Pro. Navigation has been a breeze and you shouldnt expect to meet with difficulties such as small virtual buttons. One considerable downside is the lack of compatibility with a couple of Android applications, due to the slightly lower resolution display. On the other hand, the upside is the QWERTY keyboard. The precise keyboard facilitates accurate typing for people with larger fingers. This reduces the need for usage of the onscreen virtual keyboard.

For those of you who are particular about the size of your cell phones, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro will be a great choice. It comes with full smartphone capabilities and an affordable price tag!

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