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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini

6.2/10 AVG.
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6.2/10
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The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini currently has an Informr score of 6.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 13 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

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Operating system
Android
Processor
600 MHz
Screen Size
2.5"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Cnet

The X10 mini pro with its keyboard costs $46.71 more than the mini. But like the latter, the mini pro has great usability, snappy performance and a well-designed user interface for the tiny display. Some may say it doesn't provide the whole Android experience, but for a tiny phone that can easily sl...

- Kelvin Low, Cnet
Mobile Tech Review

We can't give a final star rating to these two charming baby Android phones since Sony Ericsson wasn't able to provide us with ballpark pricing. Our guess is that they'll sell for $300 to $350 without a contract, and if that's the case, we give them a thumbs-up if you're looking for an incredibly po...

- Lisa Gade, Mobile Tech Review
Pocketnow

At the end of the day, the X10 Mini is a great device that certainly will meet the needs of many users. If you are after small form factor, this device is perfect. If you also find that you aren’t going to be writing lengthy emails or text messages, once again, this device may be for you. Howe...

- Geoffrey Farinha, Pocketnow
Electricpig

If you’re looking for a tiny phone, packed with enough power to glance at what your friends are saying, and pull out Google Maps or another app in an emergency, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini is right at the top of the pile. It’s smoother than anything from INQ, Nokia or Motorola for...

- Ben Sillis, Electricpig
Pocket-lint

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini will appeal to some, but we don't think it will be the typical Android user. As you can get this phone for free on low cost contracts, it is likely to be popular and we feel that Android makes it much more versatile than other low cost feature phones.

- Chris Hall, Pocket-lint


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Sony released the Ericsson Xperia X10 mini on July 22, 2010.



Sony backs up the Ericsson Xperia X10 mini with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
2.5"

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini's screen size is 2.5 inches with 240 x 320 pixels resolution.

Processor
600 MHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 1.6 operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
128 MB

Internal memory is 128 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol) battery. Sony's performance ratings are 12 days standby time, 240 minutes.

Ericsson Xperia X10 mini Specs

Overview
Release date July 22, 2010
Regions available Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
EDGE, HSDPA 7.2, HSUPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 1.6

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Processor Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 128 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.13 W/kg
Body: 0.41 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 240 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 12 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black, Pearl White, Lime, Red, Pink, Silver, Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 8.3 x 5.0 x 1.6 cm (3.3 x 2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 88 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 240 x 320 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Geotagging, Night mode
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Yes ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Sony Ericsson Robyn

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Critic Reviews


Cnet

A very good option if you don't fancy gargantuan phones

from Cnet

The X10 mini pro with its keyboard costs $46.71 more than the mini. But like the latter, the mini pro has great usability, snappy performance and a well-designed user interface for the tiny display. Some may say it doesn't provide the whole Android experience, but for a tiny phone that can easily...More

The X10 mini pro with its keyboard costs $46.71 more than the mini. But like the latter, the mini pro has great usability, snappy performance and a well-designed user interface for the tiny display. Some may say it doesn't provide the whole Android experience, but for a tiny phone that can easily slip into any pocket, we haven't seen anything else on the market yet that comes close to what the mini pro provides.

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Mobile Tech Review

Decent reception, sharp call quality and solid 3G web experience

from Mobile Tech Review

We can't give a final star rating to these two charming baby Android phones since Sony Ericsson wasn't able to provide us with ballpark pricing. Our guess is that they'll sell for $300 to $350 without a contract, and if that's the case, we give them a thumbs-up if you're looking for an incredibly...More

We can't give a final star rating to these two charming baby Android phones since Sony Ericsson wasn't able to provide us with ballpark pricing. Our guess is that they'll sell for $300 to $350 without a contract, and if that's the case, we give them a thumbs-up if you're looking for an incredibly pocketable Android smartphone. They're certainly a novel response to the Jumbotron run of Android superphones, and we know that some of you still want something that will fit in your pocket and not require charging twice per day. In our tests, the Xperia X10 mini and mini pro easily lasted two days on a charge with moderate use. The phones have decent reception, sharp call quality and a solid 3G web experience on AT&T Wireless.

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Pocketnow

A great device that certainly will meet the needs of many users

from Pocketnow

At the end of the day, the X10 Mini is a great device that certainly will meet the needs of many users. If you are after small form factor, this device is perfect. If you also find that you aren’t going to be writing lengthy emails or text messages, once again, this device may be for you. H...More

At the end of the day, the X10 Mini is a great device that certainly will meet the needs of many users. If you are after small form factor, this device is perfect. If you also find that you aren’t going to be writing lengthy emails or text messages, once again, this device may be for you. However, if you’re looking for a full qwerty keyboard, you may want to look elsewhere.

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Electricpig

A phone built for short bursts of consuming, not interacting

from Electricpig

If you’re looking for a tiny phone, packed with enough power to glance at what your friends are saying, and pull out Google Maps or another app in an emergency, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini is right at the top of the pile. It’s smoother than anything from INQ, Nokia or Motorola f...More

If you’re looking for a tiny phone, packed with enough power to glance at what your friends are saying, and pull out Google Maps or another app in an emergency, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini is right at the top of the pile. It’s smoother than anything from INQ, Nokia or Motorola for a similar audience – it’s just a shame that you’ll pay a fair whack for the privilege, when you’ll have to squint more.

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Pocket-lint

It is likely to appeal to younger users

from Pocket-lint

Overall, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini will appeal to some, but we don't think it will be the typical Android user. As you can get this phone for free on low cost contracts, it is likely to appeal to younger users and we feel that Android makes it much more versatile than other low cost featu...More

Overall, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini will appeal to some, but we don't think it will be the typical Android user. As you can get this phone for free on low cost contracts, it is likely to appeal to younger users and we feel that Android makes it much more versatile than other low cost feature phones. However, you have to really want a mini phone, with low cost Android options starting to appear more frequently given you more variety in this area.

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User Reviews


Amazon

Purchase of equipment Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Mini E10i Unlocked

from Amazon
Despite being my first experience, I can say it was excellent, very good team, all arrived in good condition, fast and efficient operation.
Amazon

Fits well in your pocket, but the touchscreen is sometimes hard to handle

from Amazon
This was my first smartphone. The apps of the android system are great, but if you download many of them your system is likely to crash a lot. The touchscreen may be cool at first, but sometimes simple tasks such as dialing or saving a number may become annoying, especially if the system gets slower an...More
This was my first smartphone. The apps of the android system are great, but if you download many of them your system is likely to crash a lot. The touchscreen may be cool at first, but sometimes simple tasks such as dialing or saving a number may become annoying, especially if the system gets slower and slower due to apps. The battery life is not too good. I have to recharge the phone daily even if I didn't make a long phone call. I am satisfied with the camera, which produces very good photos in my opinion. What makes this phone great is its size, look and the camera. Although the size makes this phone pretty handy, the touchscreen and the system may not be very convenient especially for basic usage such as phone calls and sms. All in all, I still like it but I think I should have bought the version with integrated keypad. Less
Amazon

Awful

from Amazon
Just awful. Among other things the battery life is terrible; full charge required every day on even the lightest of use with lowest brightness. You'll need to grab Advanced Task Killer to kill off all the apps which run processes in the background pretty much nonstop if unchecked. Another incredibly...More
Just awful. Among other things the battery life is terrible; full charge required every day on even the lightest of use with lowest brightness. You'll need to grab Advanced Task Killer to kill off all the apps which run processes in the background pretty much nonstop if unchecked. Another incredibly annoying feature is that, even when the screen timeout is set to NEVER, the screens still times out during calls and thus there is no way to hang up quickly which can be very awkward. I hate this phone but I'm stuck with it for another ten months. Less
Amazon

Complete and Tinny

from Amazon
If you are tired of the big new fashion handsets, this one is for your. Complete and small. Be carefull if your fingers are too big....
Amazon

SE dropped the ball on this one

from Amazon
Just spent the WHOLE entire weekend super geeked to get my phone on Tuesday (did 1 day shipping.) My phone gets here and I am climbing the walls as this is my birthday gift to myself. I unbox the phone, its really really tiny, my debit and credit cards are bigger than this phone, no biggie there. I pl...More
Just spent the WHOLE entire weekend super geeked to get my phone on Tuesday (did 1 day shipping.) My phone gets here and I am climbing the walls as this is my birthday gift to myself. I unbox the phone, its really really tiny, my debit and credit cards are bigger than this phone, no biggie there. I plug the charger into wall (which by the way is flimsy as all get out, its better to plug it into a power surge that is lying on the floor, otherwise the charger may fall out.) I go to turn on my phone after reading the manual and looking over some things, and I am met by a red light near the top. The phone wont even power on for me. I am charging it now as I type this, in hopes that it will come on before I send in a return request. I tried googling my issue and found a board where people are having an issue with their battery and having to charge it once and twice a day, and thats just to get half battery full. After an hour of charging I was able to power the phone on, I browsed around a bit and noticed that there is NO ANDROID MARKET APP present on the phone. I googled how to manually install it and there are no options for that. Someone suggested AppBrain, i signed up for that, but once I try to go to the webpage, its an error code. Manually installing apps will be a hassle as you have to be somewhat familiar with rooting, flashing and whatnot far as the phone goes. I have flashed phones, and I can jailbreak and pretty good with the that stuff, but this is tiring, just to get ONE APP that was my sole reason for getting the phone in the first place. Getting this phone is like buying a Mercedes that does not have an engine. You get all the bells and whistles, but the STAR of it is missing. I wanted a phone where I could get lots of different apps and be entertained for hours on end, but this phone definitely let me down. I will be returning this first thing in the morning, as I dont have the time or the patience to mess around with various softwares and scour the net for files just to get the android market app. My advice to those who are thinking of purchasing unlocked phones, make sure you ask if the phone has the android market icon present. Less
Amazon

Small and looks nice but the software is horrible...

from Amazon
I bought this phone based on my past good experience with Sony Ericsson phones. The fact that it was small and light made it attractive despite the cost. After a 30-day trial I can say that the software is flawed and it was a complete waste of money. The problems I encountered are as follows: - The p...More
I bought this phone based on my past good experience with Sony Ericsson phones. The fact that it was small and light made it attractive despite the cost. After a 30-day trial I can say that the software is flawed and it was a complete waste of money. The problems I encountered are as follows: - The phone has no ear-distance detector during a call. So if you need to access the keypad and bring the phone away from your ear, the screen stays black. Pressing the home or return keys bring the LCD back for a little while but then the screen goes dark again randomly in the middle of your entry! So annoying! - The battery is horrible. Being a new phone, I had to recharge at least once or twice a day or it would run dead. - The charger connector on the phone is protected by a little piece of plastic that requires you to push your nail on the edge and pull. I totally see this mechanism not lasting more than 3 months of use. - The texting software is a disgrace. Text predicting does not work to catch apostrophes and there is no way to ignore the suggestions and keep your input entry! The suggestion takes over upon you hitting the space key. Of course the multi-taping option is available but to me it is too time consuming and a thing of the past. The spanish version predicts words with accents which yield an error upon submission (accents are not understood by the carrier!) All said, the one positive I did find is the sound. After all it is a Sony! But sound reproduction does not make a good phone. At $300 this is an expensive option, when we have way superior phones like the iPhone and Droid selling for the same price(w/contract). My advice: DO NOT BUY! Less
Amazon

Fits in your 5th pocket of your jeans.

from Amazon
The phone is really a nice size in the world , bigger is always better. Set up with ATT was automatic. Everything worked perfect. It fit easy in the 5th pocket of the jeans, even sideways, testing was a snap after installing a free keyboard(hate T9) the battery was excellent 2-3 days easy with normal...More
The phone is really a nice size in the world , bigger is always better. Set up with ATT was automatic. Everything worked perfect. It fit easy in the 5th pocket of the jeans, even sideways, testing was a snap after installing a free keyboard(hate T9) the battery was excellent 2-3 days easy with normal use, my Aria could not get even one day. Pictures are very sharp and clear, much nicer then my iphone4, sound is great and reception was awesome always had at least 3 bars out of 4. All around a great phone, however I love phones and sent it back for a newer toy. I would buy this phone again, in a heart beat. Less
Amazon

S/E Xperia 10 mini

from Amazon
Excelllent phone. Small/compact. Easy to navigate. Android system too new to fully understand, but it grows on you. Apps make life easier. Still prefer Sony Ericsson to other makes.

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