As the name implies, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini is the mini version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. However, in my opinion, the only common thing is only the name. Although both are running on Android 1.6 and both has timescape function, they are different in their own sense.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini is very small. Most of the people who has touch the Xperia X10 Mini thought that it is a slider phone as the screen size is just 2.2-inch. However, when they know that it is a capacitive touch screen, they have doubts on whether words can be seen properly or not.
Don’t let the small size fool you. It has a 5-Megapixels camera with flash.
A close up on the camera.
Here is another view with the cover open.
Next to the camera is a speaker. As you can see, it is very compact and SE has made the battery non-detachable.
Everything is packed inside this small body and you cannot even access the battery. There is a MicroSD card that can support up to 16GB.
There is a button on the top for on/off and locking the device.
On the bottom, it has a MicroUSB port and a 3.5mm jack.
Here is the look on the side (without the cover).
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini has different colors for the back. In my review set, I was given 6 colors. Here is how it looks like with the red cover on.
And here is the collection of covers. Do note that these covers are sold separately. If you purchase the phone in black color, it will come with another red color cover as a package. If you purchase the phone in white color, it will come with the lime color cover as a package. The pink and the grey are not available in Singapore.
Here is a short video walkthrough on the hardware.
And here is a walkthrough on the OS and some apps in this phone.
In my opinion, the screen is too small for a touch screen. However, it is very handy. I would consider it as a secondary phone. The keypad input needs some getting use to. I miss the Qwerty keyboard. Sony Ericsson has been implementing the four corner touch or the one hand touch to the later models. So, I am sure you will see more of this kind of operation on future handsets. I thought Sony Ericsson should make the buttons more customizable.