The music player on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro is a quite simple option, but you do get a few nice custom interface features, a home screen widget and comprehensive playlist creation and management options.

Sony ericsson xperia mini pro review

Sadly there's no lock-screen music control, nor is it possible to control music via the pull-down Notifications menu. What you do get are a couple of Sony Ericsson additions in the player itself.

Sony ericsson xperia mini pro review

There's a Like button that will ping out the details of what you're currently listening as a Facebook status update. Plus there's the Infinite button, which performs a YouTube search using the artist details and returns a list of related clips, or searches Google for lyrics, or Wikipedia to see if the band is still going and how the drummer died.

Sony ericsson xperia mini pro review

Playlist support is good. You can create them on the fly or have the smartphone compile lists of newly added tracks, your most played selection or take the risk of going through the songs the phone thinks you've never played.

There's also a search bar along the top of the playlist screen, which is very useful if you've got a bursting SD card.

Sony ericsson xperia mini pro review

There's also an FM radio in here, which cleverly integrates with Sony Ericsson's TrackID system. If Zoe Ball turns the world on its head by playing a song you actually like, hitting the TrackID button records a sample and pings it off to a server for identification.

Sony ericsson xperia mini pro review

As for video playback, the options on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro are sadly quite limited. The Android phone only supports MP4 video files, and refused to play any of our standard selection of AVIs, WMVs and a hopeful MKV.

As with the likes of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, the PC Companion tool will offer to convert your videos into the correct format when copying them across, but this turns a three-minute job into a 30-minute chore.

Sony ericsson xperia mini pro review

The video player itself is one area where Google and Sony Ericsson haven't really bothered.

It's hidden from view with no direct icon to open it, and when you do click on a video that the phone supports and can open, you're greeted by the familiar grey slab design. You can play. You can skip. You can pause. That's it.

Sony ericsson xperia mini pro review

With regard onboard memory for storing all of the above and more, the Xperia Mini Pro comes with "up to 320MB" of internal memory. Our phone currently says it has a respectable 262MB free, even after installing our standard day-one phone reviewing favourites.