Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro review

A QWERTY Android phone for little typists with little thumbs

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The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro can record clips at up to 720p resolution, saving its output as MP4 format files.

Sony ericsson xperia mini pro review

The camera app doesn't have much at all in the way of options when recording clips, with the same selection of scenes on offer as when taking still shots.

What is welcome is a choice of auto-focus options, with the camera coming with Face Detection, Infinity and Single Auto Focus options.

And it's rather good. The app is fast and responsive when recording clips. The auto focus takes a second or two to adjust, but you may find that preferable to one that's too quick to respond and leaves you with clips that are constantly being adjusted.

Sony ericsson xperia mini pro review

There's a digital image stabilisation tool in here, a self-timer, manual white balance options and the option to toggle use of the touchscreen as a shutter button on and off.

There's no digital zoom when recording video, though, but you can select the LED flash to stay on permanently, as a little night time torch.

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Videos recorded at 720p resolution feature a solid frame rate, with our sample clips registering 29-30fps.

Detail isn't that great. Clips are pretty soft, with a kind of pastel blurriness.

Indoor footage under average light comes across as washed out, with the image over-saturated and lots of noise.

The Reality Display and Mobile Bravia Engine don't really bring any obvious benefits when viewing your clips on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro's screen.

The viewing angle is good and the phone plays back clips at a solid frame rate, but there's no noticeable improvement over what you see on the screens of similarly-sized smartphones.

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