The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini is one of the low budget smartphone from the Xperia line. It is very small and chubby and it is smart enough to help you to do your job. Check out its main feature down here:
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
- 3G with HSPA
- Customized Android OS v1.6 with Timescape UI
- Ultra compact body
- 2.55″ capacitive touchscreen of QVGA resolution
- Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz CPU
- 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and VGA video recording
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
- Built-in GPS receiver and digital compass
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate and turn-to-mute
- Standard miniUSB port for charging and data
- Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP)
- microSD card slot with support for up to 8GB cards (2GB card included)
- 3.5mm-compatible audio jack
- Direct access to the official Android repository
Above the screen we find the proximity sensor, the ear piece speaker and a status LED. Under the screen it has three hardware buttons: menu, home and back. The left side is completely bare; the only thing found is a small groove to pull out the back cover. On the right side it has the volume keys and the dedicated camera button which is a bit too small but it has half press for autofocus. At the top o the phone we find the power button while at the bottom we find the 3.5mm jack and the microbus port.
The display has only 2.55 inches so you can infer that the Xperia X10 Mini is very compact. It has a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels and a pixel density of 157ppi. The screen is scratch resistant. The image quality decent, the contrast is above average and the brightness is good. Legibility under sun light is good too.
The phone has a 5MP camera with autofocus and LED flash. The only interesting feature is geo-tagging. The image quality is good with nice details and noise levels kept under control. Contrast and color are a bit low but not to worry. The VGA recorded videos have 30 fps but they are not too impressive. A good thing is that you can use the LED flash when shooting.
For connectivity it has a microUSB v2.0 slot, Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP + EDR, Wi-Fi with b/g standards, Wi-Fi Hotspot, 2G EDGE speed up to 236 Kbps and 3G HSDPA and HSUPA speed up to 7.2 Mbps respectively 2 Mbps. The browser is decent but the screen size keeps it in place.
The phone has the Qualcomm MSM7227 chipset with the 600 MHz ARM 11 processor and the Adreno 200 GPU. The amount of RAM memory available is 256 Mb and the internal storage has 130 Mb but it can be extended up to 16 GB through a microSD card. The phone has compass, accelerometer and proximity sensors.
The battery has only 950 mAh but it can keep the phone alive for two days of heavy use: making calls, taking photos, downloading apps from Play Store and playing with the other phone features.