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Sony Ericsson Xperia mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1125 reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia mini. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the design and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the apps and battery.

size, performance, usability, screen, design

battery, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson Xperia mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia mini

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia mini from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the sound and size. The design and performance also get good reviews. Views about the camera and screen are different. Many are critical about the reliability and portability.

usability, performance, design, size, sound

portability, reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson X10 Mini White/Pink - Unlocked Mobile PhoneSony Ericsson X10 Mini White/Pink - Unlocked Mobile Phone

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia mini

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia mini from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and size. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but many are critical about the reliability.

portability, performance, usability, size, screen

reliability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini ST15a Unlocked Cellphone - US Warranty - BlackSony Ericsson Xperia Mini ST15a Unlocked Cellphone - US Warranty - Black

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia mini review: Small is the new big

 

It comes in a small package but has power to spare. Lovely little phone, assuming you can keep up with it. The Sony Ericsson Xperia mini is a full-fledged smartphone and you'll need to be at ease with its multiple identities. But it's not moping around...

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,...

No smart dialing ; No front-facing camera ; Loudspeaker performance is a mixed-bag ; No DivX/XviD support ; Typing a bit tricky on the smallish screen ; Doubtful video recording quality

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia mini Review

 

Ultra-compact smartphones may not be as popular as their large-screened counterparts, but that doesn't mean there isn't a nice, cosy place in the market for them, be it a bit smaller. At least, that's what Sony Ericsson tries to convince us in, by...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Dobie (androidcentral.com)

Sony Xperia Tipo mini-review

 

Sony has released more smartphones than ever before 2012, hoping that strength in numbers will help it overcome Android competition from the likes of Samsung and HTC. One important, but often overlo...

As for video, you’re limited to 640x480 resolution with plenty of compression, and output quality that’s not much use for anything. See our sample shots below for a few examples.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Review

 

The updated Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini is possibly one of the best Android smartphones to have arrived in the market in 2011. Just goes on to show how important updates are, if done well. The slightly bigger display, a powerful processor and the latest...

Good performance, thanks to the new processor, Tweaked design looks nice, Latest Android Gingerbread version now on board, Text on this display is quite sharp, Timescape UI has improved dramatically over time

Disappointing camera, Some colours are too vivid on the display, Battery life isn't anything to be proud of

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Alex Dobie (androidcentral.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo mini-review

 

Sony Ericsson's 2011 line has so far been dominated by devices with one or more standout features. The Xperia Arc was unbelievably slim and light, with an exceptional camera, while the Xperia P...

Screen size aside, the main thing you'll be sacrificing if you choose the Xperia Neo over the Arc is aesthetics -- the Neo is somewhat frumpy compared to its slimmer, prettier sibling. But this is balanced by the fact that it offers a similar feature...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Catalin Alexandru (geeky-gadgets.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Hands On

 

We recently sat down with Sony Ericsson reps to have a look at the company's smallest and yes, one could easily make the case, cutest offering, the Xperia Mini. Sony Ericsson are calling it the smallest Android smartphone in the world with HD video...

What this does is couple any phone-specific activities with Facebook-specific ones throughout the UI. A contact’s Facebook status and pictures are available just by accessing it from the phone’s menu, no need to pull up the actual Facebook app. You can...

May, 2011

Expert review by: (hardwarezone.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini

 

The newer Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini is a toned down version of its keyboard-equipped phone for those looking for an affordable, fuss-free smartphone. Find out more about this petite device from our evaluation after the jump.

Expert review by: Rhiain Morgan (t3.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini video: Hands-on

 

We take a look at the smallest Android that has HD video smarts

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Gary Cutlack (techradar.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini review

 

Slightly larger but still tiny, is 2011's Android update a big winner?

Superb user interface additions ; Clever Facebook integration ; Good web browser with Flash support ; Good quality display

Still photos lack some detail ; Colour is exaggerated ; 720p videos lack detail ; Limited video codec support ; Slightly higher price

Before the arrival of Sony's Ericsson's new Xperia Mini, the X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro were an odd little couple, launching in mid-2010 with Android 1.6 and a bespoke and heavily-customised user interface on top.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Mini Android phone (preview)

 

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Mini preview: The XPERIA Mini promises powerful specifications in a very compact package

Compact size with improved display ; Full functions and features of Android OS ; 720p HD video recording

Limited internal memory ; No Australian availability announced

May, 2011

Product Specifications

Battery

Continuous audio playback time:25
Standby time (2G):340
Standby time (3G):340
Talk time (2G):4.5
Talk time (3G):4.5

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:3
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320 / 320 x 480
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3
FM radio: Yes
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
GPS antenna: No
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,1900,2100 / 800,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Data network:3.5G, 3G / 3G / EDGE
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Active toolbar: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Operating frequency:850/900/1900/2100
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Video call: No

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A

Software

Operating system installed:Android

Storage

Internal memory:128 / 320 / 512
Internal RAM:512
Internal ROM:320
Maximum memory card size:16 / 32
RAM capacity:0.5
ROM capacity:320
USB mass storage: Yes

Video

Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.63
Height:3.27 / 3.46
Weight:3.1 / 3.49
Width:1.97 / 2.05