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Sony Xperia mini pro

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1135 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the camera and usability. The screen and design also get good comments, but many are less positive about the features and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia mini pro is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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RUBBISH at upgrading

 

Good machine but why-oh-why can't SE upgrade to the latest version of Android? They've just released X10 MiniPro complete with 2.3 Gingerbread so why can't they release v2.3 for upgrading older machines? I would not recommend as SE lumber you with increasingly outdated equipment which is unable to run the latest software. RUBBISH

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Excellent Product

 

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Hiding the truth

 

The earlier versions of this phone had a charging problem (so i was informed by a salesperson) which meant many were returned for repair to the charging port. Apparently it was comming loose and charging was not completing. So sony ericsson 'solved' the problem by attaching a blob of resin within the unit. This i know as i have just returned my x10 mini pro to the sales team within two months of purchasing it new, at first it developed an intermitent charging problem - which i thought was my fault for not connecting the phone correctly - and then stopped chagring at all. Its the same fault as previous which was coverd by SE; but it's not covered for repair under warrenty any longer! And its come back as beyond economic repair!! So a new £120 phone cannot be repaired despite the fault being something SE have had to deal with already. Yeh right - cop out guys...this is so c**p. My other phone (basic Nokia) was run over by a car in a car park - repaired within a week and returned to me as good as new. Looking at some of the other forums, and talking to the sales team, suggests this is not an isolated incident; I know 3 other x10 mini pro phones with same problem were returned to our small phone centre in my area - either we are all very clumsy or there is a design fault SE are not owing up too. I will ensure as many people as possible know about this terrible service...

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro - User Review

 

Sony's Xperia Mini Pro is the perfect phone for those who desire a small yet feature-rich phone. The Xperia Mini Pro is the successor to the Xperia X10 Mini Pro phone, which also features a slide-out keyboard. So what's new in this phone? Let's see.

The Xperia Mini Pro is a great phone to have especially for its compact size and QWERTY keypad. It has got the looks and a long list of features. In short it has *almost* everything an Xperia Arc has packed into a tiny phone. It’s a great deal...

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA mini pro Review

 

Take a cursory glance at the smartphone market and you'd be forgiven for assuming bigger always means better. Android smartphones are already available with vast screens, rumors suggest the iPhone 5 will introduce a larger display, and Windows Phone...

If messaging is your primary distraction, whether IM, SMS, MMS or email, the XPERIA mini pro is a surprisingly good option. Smaller than many feature-phones, yet offering the multitasking and app options of a smartphone OS, plus a very usable physical...

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Xperia Mini Pro review

 

There was a time, not too long ago, when having the smallest phone was a mark of prestige for handset manufacturers. Then HTC came along and convinced us that 4.3-inch smartphones are actually pretty useful, closely followed by...

Excellent keyboard ; Much cheaper than comparable phones ; Improves on X10 Mini Pro in most respects

Resolution is still pretty low ; Chunky, less pocketable than most ; Software isn’t perfect

The few cutbacks Sony Ericsson has made appear reasonable and mostly peripheral

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Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro review: No small affair

 

Sony Ericsson have always done a good job of putting big ideas in a small package. The original Xperia mini lineup wasn't ridiculously powerful but had plenty of personality. The pint-sized smartphones did well on the market and you...

Quad-band GSM /GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; 3" 16M-color capacitive LED-backlit LCD touchscreen, HVGA res (320 x 480), Sony Mobile BRAVIA engine ; Full four-row, slide-out QWERTY keyboard ; Android OS v2.3...

No smart dialing ; No DivX/XviD video support out of the box ; Doubtful video recording quality

We can imagine the Arc and the Xperia Pro calling this one junior. Not even a hint of condescension in that though. The Xperia mini pro has the same hardware as its bigger Xperia siblings, a fact that makes the level of miniaturization all the more...

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Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro Review

 

There are not many phone manufacturers nowadays that are brave enough to venture outside of the well-known and safe field of doing large black slabs, stuffed with dual-core processors. Indeed, from design standpoint, the times are much simpler now than...

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro Review

 

Power comes in all sizes.

Very fast; Snugly fits in your pocket or palm; Full QWERTY keyboard; Good design; Gingerbread comes pre-installed

Keyboard can become uncomfortable after long use; Cumbersome browsing experience

The real magic begins when you slide out the keyboard, which looks, for lack of a better word, cute. The first thing you’ll notice is that the keyboard is nicely spaced, with Function and Symbol keys to use the alternate keys. The full QWERTY keyboard...

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro

 

The new Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro is more than just a petite phone. The Android 2.3 device comes with ample of features in a tiny body, including a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard and a moderately snug 3.0-inch screen. Find out more after the jump.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro Hands On

 

We also got a chance to play with the Xperia Mini‘s slightly chubbier sibling (not that the original wasn't on the portly side itself). The specs are the same as the Mini, 1 Ghz Snapdragon, 5 MP shooter with 720p recording. Although we've been assured...

Take a look and our article on Android vs iPhone to see which smartphone and mobile platform is best for you.

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Hands-on with the second-gen Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini and Mini Pro

 

In a time when phones seem to only be getting bigger, it's fun to see something like Sony Ericsson's Xperia Mini and Mini Pro. When we first saw these phones a year or so at Mobile World Congress, th...

Check out our full hands on with video and a slew of pics after the break.

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Amazon review summary for Sony Xperia mini pro

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 user reviews of Sony Xperia mini pro from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro SK17a Unlocked Phone--U.S. Warranty (Black)Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone--International Version with No US Warranty (Black)Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini ST15a Unlocked Cellphone - US Warranty - White

Product Specifications

Building on the success of the original mini series, Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro comes packed full of features, powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and run the latest platform of Google’s Android – Gingerbread 2.3. Beautifully designed, Xperia mini pro integrates best-in-class imaging and display technology from Sony, including Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine and HD video recording (720p). Xperia mini pro brings the optimized slide-out keyboard with smart functionality first seen on the Xperia pro to a compact smartphone. A subtle but fast Type & Send functionality eliminates the need to open a dedicated app for each type of message, and Smart Keyboard triggers predictive messaging actions automatically when the user slides out the keyboard. Xperia mini pro also comes pre-loaded with Office Suite and McAfee antivirus software, letting consumers manage documents and e-mails instantly and securely while on the move.

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen + QWERTY
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Slider
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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