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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Review

The Box

What’s In the Box

Our review model comes in five different trendy colors back panels though we cannot guarantee the same for other countries. As you probably expects, this smartphone also charges via USB interface

Xperia X10 Mini (Bottom)

Let us start from the bottom of the Xperia X10 Mini, it has a mini-USB connector for charging your phone and is protected by a rubber cap. Along with that it has a 3.5mm headset connector (and supports earphones with remote control) and a strap hole.

Xperia X10 Mini (Right Side)

On the right of the phone, we see the camera mode/camera shutter and the volume buttons. Left side is clean though.

Xperia X10 Mini (Top Side)

We have the power/lock button on the top. Were you expecting something more ? Sorry to disappoint.

Xperia X10 Mini (The Front)

At the front are the 2.5-inch touch screen and hardware buttons (Menu, Home and Back keys), notification LED, ear speakers, and proximity and light sensors above the display.

Xperia X10 Mini (The Back)

The back of the phone holds the camera, the speaker and a LED flash. The Sony Ericsson and Xperia logos are just below.

Xperia X10 Mini (Inside The Back Cover)

The SIM card slot is located at the center while the microSD card is located at the bottom right of the phone. A 2GB card is provided for our review.

You might be wondering where is the battery. Well, the battery is built-in so replacing with a spare battery on your own is out of the question.

Battery life is rather impressive, Sony Ericsson states up to four hours of talk time in a 2G network. In 3G mode, it boasts three and half hours of talk time.

During our tests, the phone lasted almost three days on casual usage of phone calls, messaging and surfing the Internet wirelessly.

First Impression and Why ?

Back in the days when mobile phone manufacturers compete to push the smallest and portable mobile phone onto the market, it had almost became a standard and a given. As technologies change, it became almost non-existent these days as smartphones on the market strive to have the largest touch screen display and packed with plentiful features.

However, the market saw a need for a smartphone that is portable and yet small in the size of your palm. And the Xperia X10 Mini answers the call.

I was blown away by the phone, with its light weight, small size and cool design. It gives a good grip despite its size and most importantly, fit comfortably in your pockets.

Some may argue that the phone looks thick but it is only slightly thicker compared to some phones, and the thickness actually helps to provide a good grip.

The only complaint is probably when one answers the phone call. As the phone is tiny, putting it to the ear could be uncomfortable. But that is probably one of the compromises in exchange for portability.

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