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Sony Xperia mini

Sony Xperia mini
alaScore 85

617 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 617 reviews of Sony Xperia mini. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The portability and performance also get good feedback.

size, performance, portability, usability, screen

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony Xperia mini


alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Sony Xperia mini from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the camera and screen. The usability and portability are also appreciated.

size, portability, usability, screen, camera

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Mobile XPERIA Mini SIM Free Smartphone Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini/ST15 white/white sim-free unbrandedSony Ericsson Xperia Mini (ST15i) Android Sim Free Smartphone - Black

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony Xperia mini


alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 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 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The usability and portability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the battery.

performance, portability, usability, size, design

72% 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--Internat... Version with No US Warranty (Black)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

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 (

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

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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: Catalin Alexandru (

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

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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.

Expert review by: Rhiain Morgan (

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 (

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

In terms of value for money, it's a decent option. The 3" screen is a little limiting if you're into mobile media and gaming, but the phone itself is a glitch-free, user-friendly little marvel you won't end up hating.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Mini Android phone


Not content with its XPERIA Arc, XPERIA Play and XPERIA Neo Android phones, Sony Ericsson has moved to strengthen its low-end Android line-up with the...

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

Limited internal memory ; No Australian availability announced

Building on the original XPERIA X10 Mini, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Mini is a fully featured smartphone in an incredibly tiny package. Sony Ericssom claims the XPERIA Mini is the world's smallest Android smartphone that records HD video.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Flora Graham (

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini hands-on


The Android-based Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini packs a decently sized touchscreen into a remarkably tiny case that's stuffed with smart-phone features. It could well be a corker.

Tiny but packs a fairly large screen ; Powerful Android software

Slightly chubby ; May be too small for some

May, 2011

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (

Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Review


Credit to Sony Ericsson for cramming so many features into such a tiny handset. For once small, doesn't mean less.

With the Xperia Mini, Sony Ericsson has created a handset that is small without compromising on features. Sure its compact form factor won't appeal to everyone, but connectivity is excellent and Sony Ericsson has included enough extra features to...

Aug, 2011

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.

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8255


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 Connectivity: 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
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
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


Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8255