Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Mini Pro Review


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Brand                       Sony Ericsson
Model XPERIA X10 Mini Pro
Features
Physical Specs
Form Factor Side-slider
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network Bands HSDPA 900 / 2100
Screen Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Screen Size 2.55-inches
Maximum Screen colours 65K
Touchscreen / Dual Screen (Y/N) touchscreen
Battery Rating 930 mAh
Dimensions (L x W x H) 90 x 52 x 17 mm
Weight 120 grams
Expandable Memory Type microSD
Hot Swappable Y
Available Colours Black, Red, Pink
Other Features
Operating System Android 1.6
Charging via USB (Y/N) Y
Hardware Keypad (Regular/QWERTY) QWERTY
Accelerometer (For auto rotate)
Address Book Capacity Unlimited
No of calls in register Unlimited
Talk Time / Standby Time * 3 hrs 30 min, 360 hrs
No of Profiles # / Customisable 3 / Y
Offline Opearability (Y/N) Y
Inbuilt GPS / A-GPS support (Y / N) Y
Connectivity
Browsing (GPRS/EDGE/3G) Y / Y / Y
EDGE max speed 236.8 kbps
3G max speed 3.6 mbps (HSDPA)
Connectivity (WiFi/Bluetooth/IR/USB) Y / Y / N / Y
Bluetooth Version/A2DP support 2.1 / Y
Accessories
Bundled Accessories Charger, data cable, headset
Size of memory card provided
Overall Build Quality (So 10) 8
Overall Ergonomics (So 10) 7
Keypad Design (So 10) 7.25
Camera Specs
Camera Resolution (Mega Pixels) 5 7
Keypad Design (So 10) 7.25
Camera Specs
Camera Resolution (Mega Pixels) 5
Video Capture Resolution 640 x 480
Dual Cameras / Auto Focus / Flash (Y/N) N / Y / Y
Mirror for self portrait (Y / N) N
Camera Settings (So 10) 6.5
Zoom (Optical/Digital) Digital
Multimedia
Music Formats supported MP3, AAC+, WAV, WMA9
Video formats supported MP4, H.263, H.264
FM Radio (Y/N) Y
Performance
Signal Reception and Voice Clarity (So 10)
Zone 1 7.5
Zone 2 6.75
Zone 3 6.25
Device Earpiece Volume 6.25
Device Loudspeaker clarity 6.75
Handsfree Clarity 6.5
Speaker Volume (on call) 5.75
Bluetooth Transfer Speed 125 kbps
WiFi signal strength (Zone 2) 35
Captured Photo Quality (So 10)
Captured Photo Colour 6.5
Captured Photo Crispness 6.75
Captured Video Quality 5.5
Loudspeaker Audio Quality 6.75
Bundled Earphones Quality 6.25
Video Playback Quality (So 10) 6
Price (MRP, Rs) 16000

Specifications: OS: Android 1.6; CPU: Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz; RAM: 128 MB; battery: 930 mAh; display: 2.55-inches (240 x 320 pixels); weight: 120 grams

Pros

  • Good looking and well built
  • Great QWERTY keypad and good browser
  • Good audio quality

Cons

  • Small, lower resolution screen
  • Mediocre battery
  • Slightly thick profile

Ratings:
Features: 7.5
Performance: 8
Build: 7.5
Value: 7
Overall: 7.5
Price: Rs. 16,000

Conclusion

The XPERIA X10 Mini Pro is a nice device that straddles an interesting niche – someone who wants a compact touch-screen with a hardware QWERTY might look at this. Sound too niche? It isn’t without the odd niggle, but if screen size isn’t important to you, but a good keypad is, you might want to look it up. Perhaps, the best thing going for the X10 Mini Pro is its price – Rs. 16,000 doesn’t sound much for the features on offer, and while there are better Android-based devices around, very few of them are similarly priced. Therefore, the X10 Mini Pro comes highly recommended.


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