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Sony Xperia mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 603 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and camera. The value for money and screen also get good views. Many are less positive about the features.

responsiveness, screen, value for money, camera, usability


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

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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

Many contemporary phones choose not to get obsessed with size. The Sony Ericsson Xperia mini is – but it works the other way around. Let’s just say it doesn’t want to get into the Freudian end of things. Big phones don’t seem to have the ambiguous...

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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...

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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...


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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.

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Amazon review summary for Sony Xperia mini


alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 user reviews of Sony Xperia mini from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

responsiveness, screen, usability, portability, design

71% of the reviews on 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 ST15i Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone--International Version with No US Warranty (Black)Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini ST15i Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone--International Version with No US Warranty (White)

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Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini


so far so good. have gone back to sony ericsson after two years in the samsung wilderness. have only had the phone a day and have managed to set up more in one day than i did in two years with the old samsung. find the phone really easy to use and set...

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i like that

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great things come in small packages...


just great :)

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Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini


its my first android mobile n my 2nd sony ericsson mobile. its so small but its design is really great.. its UI and the touchscreen are on of the best in the market every small detail n every little animation attracts the eye. the most fascinating...

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Sony Ericsson Xperia™ mini


So far so good, can play HD games as well. Only worried about the capacitive back&menu buttons malfunctioning, hoping that it won't happnen to my unit as to what other users have been experiencing. Just wish, there's an option for vertical scrolling...

Product Specifications

Small in dimension, big on experience. The Xperia mini fits in your pocket, so you never miss a thing. Record your memories in HD video. Change your status and chat with your friends. Love music? Have a favourite game? Personalise the four corners of the home screen with 16 apps. But first you'll need to choose from over 250,000 on Android Market.


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


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
Video Client: Yes


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

Data Transfer

Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


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

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


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