Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro review

A QWERTY Android phone for little typists with little thumbs

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The Contacts system on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro is precisely the same as the one seen in the Xperia Mini, with Sony Ericsson giving it a simple text interface and adding some ingenious Facebook integration.

Sony ericsson xperia mini pro review

As well as importing all of your Facebook chums when or if you sign in with a Facebook account, the phone also adds an entirely separate Facebook page to the Contact data. From here you're able to browse other people's Facebook info and interest pages, and their photos also pop up.

Sony ericsson xperia mini pro review

If you're not into all that social networking business you don't have to use it. And if you'd rather not see your internet acquaintances staring out at you, there's the option to filter the Contacts section to stop Facebook people showing at all.

Sony ericsson xperia mini pro review

In terms of fiddly fun stuff, you're able to allocate separate ringtones for each contact from the Edit Contact page and send people you hate straight to voicemail. Plus there are fields for instant messaging details, websites and an internet call option for using the emerging SIP Wi-Fi calling features.

Sony ericsson xperia mini pro review

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro's regular old dialler is a simple option, with shortcuts for your call log, Contacts and Favourites along the bottom.

There's also a useful Save button that automatically pops up with the Contacts list if you'd like to associate the number you've just dialled with an existing friend, or to add a new person to your phonebook.

The on-screen numeric keypad disappears if you pull out the QWERTY keyboard, as the Android smartphone assumes you'll want to press the physical buttons if you're using it that way.

Sony ericsson xperia mini pro review

Call quality on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro is every bit as good at it was on the standard Xperia Mini. The speaker is exceptionally loud and really sharp. We got through calls with its volume set to less than half its maximum, so there's absolutely no chance of this one being thought of as too quiet.

In hands-free mode, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro is also one of the loudest phones around. Calls and media blast out impressively noisily.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen, QWERTY
Wireless LANYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in Memory320 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
SAR Value0.46 W/kg
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyXPERIA
Cellular Generation3.5G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleSlider
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameSony Mobile
Battery Talk Time5.66 Hour
Product Modelmini pro
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Screen Resolution480 x 320
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)136 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityENERGY STAR, REACH, RoHS, WEEE
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionAndroid 2.3 Gingerbread
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density192 ppi
Height92 mm
Width53 mm
Depth18 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time331 Hour
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product NameXPERIA mini pro Smartphone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeSnapdragon
Product LineXPERIA
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor
Manufacturer Part Number1251-9101
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Start spreading the news. Just slide out the keyboard and type away on the Xperia mini pro Android keyboard smartphone.

Send an email on the fly. Reschedule a meeting from the train. The Xperia mini pro makes typing simple - with less fuss and fewer mistakes. And when the workday is done? Capture your family in sharp HD video, or snap a still with the 5 megapixel camera. Then tell all your friends what you're up to with Facebook inside Xperia.

Package Contents
  • XPERIA mini pro Smartphone
  • USB Cable
Limited Warranty2 Year