Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro review

A QWERTY Android phone for little typists with little thumbs

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Sony ericsson xperia mini pro review

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro features a 1200mAh battery, which is the same as in the Xperia Mini and at the lower end of what we'd expect to find in a modern smartphone.

Sony Ericsson itself rates the battery as good for up to five hours and 40 minutes of talk time, or around 330 to 340 minutes of standby time.

Sony ericsson xperia mini pro review

In the real world, obviously the Xperia Mini Pro has a smaller screen to power then most, and that is reflected in its battery performance. We managed a good two days of light use from one charge, with the phone also easily surviving for a full day of pretty heavy web, Twitter and camera action.

You'll still need to be careful if you're planning on going too far away from the comforting hum of the national grid, but the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro is unlikely to let you down.

In standby mode, with GPS switched off, it barely registers any power drain at all over the course of a few hours.

Sony ericsson xperia mini pro review

Internally, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro supports sharing media via its Connected Devices DLNA app, which is a simple tool to turn the phone into a media server via a Wi-Fi internet connection. This worked well, with the smartphone easily pairing with another DLNA mobile in a few seconds.

Plus, as with all modern Android phones on a decent version of the operating system, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro can be turned into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot or used as a tethered USB modem, which is ideal for hooking a laptop into the 3G network.

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