Sony Ericsson Xperia mini review

Xperia Mini

Xperia MiniBuilt to have a sleek compact look, Sony Ericsson Xperia mini is not your usual wideass smartphone, its just 3.0 inches, but with this comes 16 M colours, clear LED backlit disaplay. This seems to be the upgrade for Xperia X10 mini, same size but really great specs(read the 1GHz Scorpion processor, and the 5 megapixels autofocus camera with LED flash and touch focus). Add multitouch, scratch resistant screen and Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine to that, and you have wonderful display.

Xperia mini prides itself to be the smallest HD video recording smartphone. Looks small, right? I would want you to see what its capable of.

The beauty of the device is something that was not compromised, the back, the front and the sides, all are eyecandy. Add that to the homescreen customizations and we have a killer design. Homescreen has the X 8 corner widgets, only this time with more widgets, each corner takes upto 4 widgets each. When you have the widgets added you just drag them into the center and spin the round widget holder to select the app you want to use, appears like a pie, and you just slide out to select.

Yeah, and each homescreen you add has the same capabilities, so you can see the amount of widgets you can hide in those corners.

The phone comes with Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, but as of this writing there is already an update to build 4.0.A.2.377. I had some prior info that 2.3.4 is coming to these Xperia phones that were released this year to move over to Andoid Ice cream Sandwich.

Looking at the shape of its phone you would want to call it fat, but thats just the reason, its 16mm, and weighs 99 grams.

It has an internal storage of 320 mb and 512 MHz ram, microSD slot with upto 32GB capacity which comes with a 2GB mem card included. It has good data of upto 7.2Mbps on HSDPA, GPRS and EDGE and you can always convert that to a wi-fi hotspot. Also connects easily to wireless networks, I have always saved data that way.

The phone has a feather on its jacket of being the European Green Smartphone of 2011-2012. It has great power saving ability, does 320 hours standly on 3G.

However, me and my big hands dont agree with its size, i love huge screen real estate, and since it wasnt designed for fat fingers, thats a negative for me. Another thing lacking is on-screen qwerty. I love that, and with its size I bet you wouldnt expect that to fit in well, unless you have fairy tale fingers. Plus it doesnt have a front facing camera.

Here is where you add that it also has the usual 3.5mm jack, facebook inside Xperia and autorotate. It also has a great music Experience.

Trust me to leave you wanting to attend Sunday’s Concours d’Elegance, shot these with Xperia mini.