The design and looks of Sony Ericsson Xperia series has always be the talk of the town and so is that of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini smartphone. This is a head turner for its ravishing display screen that displays things with clarity and brightness in a resolution of 480X320 pixels. It is a LED backlit touch-screen display showing 16M colors and is of LCD capacitive type. This scratch-resistant display screen works with help and assistance of accelerometer and proximity sensors that auto-rotate and auto turn-off this phone respectively. Just as other Xperia phones, Xperia Mini is also utilizing the Android platform in version 2.3 and Timescape user-interface. There is support of Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine and a 1 GHz Scorpion processor to give efficiency and drive its performance present in Xperia Mini.The Sony EricssonXperia Mini has the latest OS, good in-built software and appropriate physical dimensions. The phone measures 88mm in length, 52mm in width and 16mm in height. Its weight is acceptable at 99 grams. It is available in very eye-catching bright colors such as Blue, Pink and also in basic colors as Black and White.
There are in-built multi-format music players in the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini that makes its music features quite acceptable as one is free to play music in various files and may also download and save it in a similar fashion. The unique feature referred to as TrackID music recognition is supported in this phone which also has a FM radio with RDS feature. Above all, it can’t be that a Sony phone has a compromised audio functionality and thus by default decent music based features are inherited by Xperia Mini.
Just as most smartphones have these days, an autofocus camera with digital zoom, LED Flash and with fine resolution power of 2592 x 1944 pixels has been placed in the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini smartphone also. One should never ever worry about the quality of cameras in Sony phones as the company is a pioneer in the field. Rated at 5 Mega Pixels, the camera also allow users to modulate images with its touch-focus, image stabilization, smile/face detection and geo-tagging like features. This camera also facilitates video shooting.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini already has a 320 MB internal storage and in-built 512MB RAM. The unlimited phonebook entries and photo calls can be assimilated in the phonebook memory of the phone which manages sufficient call details also. The memory of the phone is expandable via a microSD card also and that can be of data capacity of 32GB. In fact, this phone has the ability to keep every users satisfied with its memory storage space.
25 hours of music play time, 4 h 30 min (2G) and up to 4 h 30 min (3G) talk time and standby time of 340 hours maximum is permissible on Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini. Such enormous battery backup is only possible because this phone has a 1200mAh capacity Li-ion battery encased inside this phone. One may keep using the phone, talk, surf Internet, use various apps and play music on Xperia Mini without any disturbance.
The allowed audio formats on Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini are eAAC+/WMA/WAV and audio quality heard on its 3.5mm audio jack is quite good on both the headset and speakerphones.
The data connectivity on Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini smartphone is very speedy. Its users can use Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA based services for the sharing and transfer of data. The phone also serves as a Wi-Fi hotspot. The microUSB v2.0 is also present in this phone for similar purpose. The 3G enabled handset Xperia Mini has it in HSDPA, HSUPA configuration and allows hi-speed downloading of data at 7.2mbps and 5.76mbps respectively. GPRS that works on 2G network is also quite capable of downloading at speed of 86kbps and at 237 kbps speed on the alternate EDGE network.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini is good enough for the messaging purpose. One may utilize messaging services viz. SMS (threaded view), MMS along with Email, Push Email etc. Instant Messaging allows chatting on this phone that allows faster texting via its integrated predictive text input feature.
With in-built HTML browser, Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini allows surfing Internet on this phone which is also embedded with features as digital compass, Microsoft office document viewer/editor, organizer and voice memo. The integrated social networking and Google apps are also supported in this phone.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini is a 3G phone supported on its triband and dual band both and its 2G GSM network on quad band frequencies.
The pre-installed games on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini are source of good entertainment on this phone.
Internally placed A-GPS receiver of Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini supports and facilitates GPS navigation on this phone which already has support in form of pre-loaded Google Maps.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini performs decently and the phone thus has potential to occupy leading place in the league ofSony Ericsson Xperia phones.
The strength of Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini lies in its operating system that is Android v2.3 (Gingerbread), its 1 GHz Scorpion processor, efficient software, good hardware and powerful Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine. With appropriate weight and manageable physical dimensions, Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini also becomes quite handy and portable. It is offered in various colors keeping in mind the varied taste of users and these colors are Black, White, Blue and Dark Pink. The emailing, messaging and data connectivity on this brilliant touch-screen phone with DLNA wireless support, A-GPS support, powerful battery backup and 32GB external microSD card support is quite commendable.
The user-interface of Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini is a bit too out-of-date and could have been changed or updated. It may not be expected by buyers that radio exists inside it but should be known to them, that it is missing. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini has good music features but its music player still does not support DivX audio/video format.
What is most displeasing is that this one is not a dual camera smartphone despite of being 3G enabled.
Expected to be available in Q3 of 2011, the already announced Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini smartphone is a good Android based smartphone with responsive capacitive touch-screen phone. It is also of manageable physical parameters and weight for the ease of users. The phone runs on Android v2.3 and has a powerful 1 GHz Scorpion processor. The goodies such as Bluetooth v2.1, A-GPS, Wi-fi and 3G support are also there in this phone. The 5 Mega Pixels camera is present in the phone and is also a cool asset of this phone.