Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini review

The tiniest Android phone takes the X10 in a new direction

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The web browser is one of the larger changes you'll see when updating your Xperia X10 Mini to Android 2.1.

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You now get the clever little button that sits beside the URL, which stops pages loading, or, if the page has fully loaded, switches to a Favourites management button. It's a vastly improved system over that of the old 1.6 browser.

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There's still no multitouch support in the Android 2.1 update for page zooming, but the X10 Mini remains surprisingly fast when navigating web pages using the old magnifying glass tool and the new double-tap zooming feature that increases page size with each tap. The busy TechRadar home page isn't a problem for the phone.

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You now get a much more powerful web experience thanks to the X10 Mini's Android 2.1 update, with a better bookmarks system, more options and sharing tools.

The X10 Mini remains a surprise star when it comes to browsing speed, though – even the most complex pages and sites load lightning fast, and navigating around them is an unbelievably smooth experience.

The phone's accelerometer does a great job of flipping the screen should you decide you want to view pages in portrait mode, reorganising the view speedily.

If you're on a slower, older phone, you probably don't bother rotating your phone because of how long it takes to redraw the page. The swift X10 Mini will turn you into a rotator.

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In fact, the speed of the browser on the X10 Mini helps minimise the pain of using the web on such a small screen – only having a 2.55-inch window into the internet isn't a problem when the browser is so quick and responsive you don't mind doing the required zooming in and out to see things properly.

It also supports text reflow – so zoom into the text and you'll see the words jiggle around to fit the screen so you don't need to worry about squinting.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Wireless LANYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported16 GB
Built-in Memory128 MB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Product FamilyXPERIA
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameSony Mobile
Battery Talk Time30 Minute
Product ModelX10 mini
Screen Size6.5 cm (2.6")
Screen Resolution240 x 320
Weight (Approximate)88 g
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height83 mm
Width50 mm
Depth16 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time285 Hour
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product NameXPERIA X10 mini Smartphone
Processor Speed600 MHz
Product LineXPERIA
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer
Manufacturer Part NumberX10mini
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

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