Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini review

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini

You want a small, compact and rugged phone? Check out the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini review and its main advantages. All the good things are put in one small package, and that package is the Xperia Mini.

  • Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support
  • 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
  • 3″ 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen of HVGA resolution (320 x 480), Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine
  • Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread
  • 1 GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chipset
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 5 MP autofocus camera, LED flash, geo-tagging
  • 720p video @ 30fps, continuous autofocus
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n and DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • microSD slot (32GB supported, 2GB card included)
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v2.1
  • Voice dialing
  • Adobe Flash 10.3 support
  • User-accessible battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh

Full specs here.

Having a 3 inches screen phone in your pocket which knows to make many things as you usually do on your computer is quite good. Returning to the screen; it has pixel density of 192ppi and a resolution of 320×480 pixels. Quite good, I can say, for a phone this small. The display also supports multitouch and has a scratch resistant glass. It has the BRAVIA Mobile Engine technology which makes the display more bright and colorful. The display type is the well-known LED-backlit LCD. The Xperia Mini weighs only 99 grams and measures 88x52x16mm.

The Xperia Mini has an internal memory of 320Mb which can be used for installing apps from the Play Store. The RAM memory has 512Mb and it helps the Adreno 205 GPU. The phone is small but it has a 1 GHz Scorpion processor based on a Qualcomm QSD8255 Snapdragon chipset. It’s a powerful smartphone for its class range. It has accelerometer, compass and proximity sensors. The browser has Adobe Flash support so you can watch all types of videos on the internet.

The battery could have been a little bigger because despite the phone is small it has a powerful hardware configuration for the 1200 mAh battery. But you can pass over one day of normal use with the Xperia Mini; you can even reach 2 days without internet connections.

The connectivity is the usual one with: wi-fi b/g/n, DLNA, wi-fi Hotspot, HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, microUSB slot v2.0, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP. The browser supports pinch to zoom.

The camera is a standard 5MP one with not too much features. An impressive good thing for the Xperia Mini is that it can record video at 720p resolution. The camera features are LED flash, autofocus, touch focus, image stabilization and face and smile detection. I can’t say the camera doesn’t take good pictures; I takes decent pictures for a 5MP camera.

Although it was designed to be a small smartphone which can be carried in every pocket, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini has a big heart. Sony Ericsson didn’t made any compromises at hardware and had put some good parts. Check for the Xperia Mini on Here you can find good deals with other phones too.


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