Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini is a decent Android based Samsung smartphone that is going to attract buyers. This handy touch-screen phone is quite portable and lightweight. It is called so for its physical dimensions but it is bigger and better in reality. For instance, it runs on the latest and most advanced Android v2.3 and is powered by a powerful 1 GHz Scorpion processor. The best technology has been inculcated in this smartphone. As such it has inclusions such as Bluetooth v2.1, A-GPS, Wifi and 3G support. The best of camera is present in the phone. Its touch-screen display of 3.0 inches is quite wide, clear and brilliant in resolution. Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini is expected to release sometime in Q3 of 2011 but it is already officially announced in May 2011.[ + ] Read Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Review
The smartphone from Sony Ericsson which has all the ingredients to become a head turner is the recently announced smartphone running on Android platform, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini. This one is a ravishing handset with a 3.0-inch, LED backlit 16M colors LCD capacitive touch-screen display of high quality also offering a fine 480X320 pixels resolution. Xperia Mini has the latest Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) and also boasts scratch-resistant surface, accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, multi-touch input method and proximity sensor for auto turn-off. It runs on a 1 GHz Scorpion processor and to give power to its every embedded software and overall functionality, it has the typical Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine. This unique and innovative piece of gadget is available in a variety of color options such as dashing Black, soothing White, scenic Blue and bubbly Dark Pink. Its Timescape UI is a bit too old and out of date but works well to make the phone responsive while it is operated, its touch menus opened and features used. With quite proportionate physical dimensions of 88X52X16mm and average weight of 99 grams, Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini also seems like a good choice as a portable and handy phone.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini has quite decent and nice music based features despite of it not being a music phone. It has pre-installed MP3 and MP4 music players that play in eAAC+/WMA/WAV and H.263/H.264/WMV formats respectively. Apart from that, there is an integrated stereo FM Radio with RDS also in this phone. The entertainment demands are also fulfilled via its unique “TrackID music recognition” feature that is also supported in this phone. Blessed with standard and universal 3.5mm audio jack for music output and speakerphones, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini is quite a performer in the audio department
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini is a remarkable phone being equipped with a very cool autofocus camera of 5 Mega Pixels. This digital zoom camera is also blessed with a LED flash. It is quite capable of capturing pictures in extremely fine resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. The assisted camera operations allow users to play with its images and comprises of touch-focus, image stabilization, smile/face detection and geo-tagging like features. The camera also facilitates 720p video making via itself.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini with inherent 512MB RAM and 312 MB internal storage it seems quite easy for this phone to accommodate unlimited phonebook entries, photo calls and call details. The internal memory is extended via a microSD card of data capacity of 32GB to a level that pacifies the storage needs of almost every user.
The standard battery of Li-ion polymer rated at 1200mAh has been placed in Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini that allows users to talk and make use of various other features over their handset without any issue. A long standby time is also allowed on this smartphone for the sake of users. Talk time of up to 4 h 30 min (2G) and up to 4 h 30 min (3G) is permissible. The phone can also be kept on standby for as long as 340 hours (maximum) possible on 2G network. 25 hours of music play time is also permissible on Xperia Mini.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini smartphone offers all the requisite and latest data connectivity to its users. These features are in the form of Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot. The microUSB v2.0 can also be tethered with the phone for undisturbed data transfer. The 3G capabilities are in HSDPA, HSUPA modes and these allows hi-speed downloading at 7.2mbps and 5.76mbps respectively. Data download speed of 86kbps is permissible on GPRS and 237 kbps on the EDGE network. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini has an in built HTML browser and the phone also features digital compass, Microsoft office document viewer/editor, MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player, MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player, organizer, voice memo. Integrated social networking and in-built Google apps like Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube and Google Talk are other significant assets of this phone. There is an in-built A-GPS receiver in Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini that facilitates navigation in assistance with pre-loaded Google Maps.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini supports comprehensive messaging services that comprises of SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email and Instant Messaging. These messaging services also include RSS feeds. The phone has predictive text input feature for faster texting on this phone.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini is a 3G phone and as such apart from usual 2G GSM network support at 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz frequencies, it also gets the support of HSDPA (3G) network connection in two ranges of frequencies. One is on 850/ 1900/2100 MHz and the other is on 900/2100 MHz frequency.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini has quite good pre-installed games that can engage and keep users positively involved in entertainment on their phone.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini is a the latest Android smartphone from Sony Ericsson running over 1 GHz CPU processor and is an ideal phone for mailing, messaging and data connectivity. The easy and direct access to social networking sites, Android applications and Internet browsing via HTML makes it a cool gadget with supreme multimedia and connectivity features. It has a brilliant TFT capacitive touch-screen display, authentic Android v2.3 operating system and intuitive Timescape user interface. A remarkable 5 Mega Pixels A/F camera has also been placed in this phone. DLNA wireless support is in the form of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP. There is A-GPS support, robust battery band 32GB microSD card support that takes its specs to the zenith.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini has a weak specs list, since it’s lacking a secondary camera and DivX format support usually present in most of the Sony Ericsson smartphones.[ - ] collapse
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini General
|Global Status||Available. Released 2011, August|
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Standard Battery Features
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-Ion 1200 mAh|
|Talk Time||Up to 4 h 30 min (2G)Up to 4 h 30 min (3G)/|
|StandBy Time||Up to 320 h (3G)/ Up to 340 h (2G)|
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Camera Features
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Sound Settings
|Ringtones||Vibration, MP3 ringtones|
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Connectivity Options
|2GNetworkBands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3GNetworkBands||HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|3G Network||HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps|
Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Additional Features
|Quick Office Document Viewer||1|
|JAVA Type||via Java MIDP emulator|