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Good: Well for its price it's a really good phone. Also you ought to consider the fact that this phone outruns other phones in this range, like the HTC Wildfire S, Samsung Galaxy Y, Samsung Galaxy Pocket etc. I really like the screen on this phone its pretty awesome compared other cheap smartphones in the market and watching movies with the Bravia Engine really smoothen's out everything. The Processor helps to make the user experience even better and smooth swiping from screen to screen. The Camera is good for a 5 mp camera but i wouldnt mind if they had inserted the option to control ISO to help with low light situations. Nevertheless it takes good enough photos(for me atleast..not really much of a guy who takes pics using phones)..Interface is good real smooth..The keyboard also helps to type quite fast once u get the hang of it.
Bad: The battery life is always a factor..i would really like it to have a better one..The Camera as i said could hv things to help it in low light situations the flash is ok, but concentrates only on the centre part of the screen and doesnt go quite far. Sync not upto the mark. Dont like some of the apps Sony Ericsson created like calender and the contact list. The Call quality is good but if u hv noise in the background or sumthing interrupting clear voice then u have to speak closer to the speaker.
Comment: Over all for a phone in its range it is a really good phone. I recommend it. But a few tweaks on this phone could hv perfected it in my opinion. Good for texting and typing emails/posting status. You can pretty much use it with quite rough handling as it fell out of my hand more than a few times and from a good height it didnt affect anything so it has a pretty good build quality. If u were thinking of going for Samsung Phones or HTC phones within this range i would highly suggest u to buy this phone instead. If however u have a slightly higher bugdet i'd suggest the Xperia Ray. :D I Still love my phone though even with some flaws.. just letting u know.. :D
Good: 1ghzprocessor, face & android2.3
Bad: screen size , internal storage(so much 4 storin ur albulms)
Comment: 4 the price grp its grt if u can afford more ...
Good: Small but very usable
Bad: could be sturdier
Comment: I'm happy with my Mini pro. The keyboard is excellent and the screen is good, which makes it an excellent compromise if you want small, simple and unsophisticated for sub average use and do not want to go without a keyboard.
Bad: your review!
Comment: And a last note: You say its 'bad' because it has a tiny screen, but goddammit its called the Mini Pro, you're an idiot!
Bad: Your review!
Comment: This is ridiculous, the camera that is on this phone is just plain amazing. I suggest that you stop comparing low-priced phones to high-priced ones, if you don't agree with me, then you should stop making reviews.
Good: Good clear screen,choice of virtual qwerty or normal abc keyboard and pullout physical keyboard,good sound for calls,
Bad: just a tiny thing on virtual when texting you tend to tap the bottom buttons like prediction on or CN which ir chinese input,no biggy ,just annoying!
Comment: Love this phone,had it a month or so,did hav a Galaxy S2 for a week hated it,scrolling made me nauseus! Mini Pro is a very good phone,battery life not the best but i surf and watch vids so thats why and it has a lot of features on it so affects battery life.Good Apps on it,gI always said wouldnt get an Android or a touchscreen but is the best choice i have made.If you want a smal easy Android that DOES NOT eat up Data allowance then this is the phone you want.Trust me ,buy it,you will not regret it...and I do not work for sony...lol
Good: The look, The speed, The amount of apps Avalible on the market for it, Camera if your not too picky, Battery if you upgrade it to a 2430 mah, its getting ics update on it.
Bad: None ive had no problems at all just make sure you got a task killer and if your fussy on battery i recommend Juice defender pro off the market
Comment: Ive had no Problems what so ever with this phone you have to admit its gotta be the Ultimate mini Android going and is soon getting ics which has many bug fixs in for you people that have had your "Problems". i recommend you have a task killer on till the ics update this will help close apps that are not needed also if your fussy about battery try upgrading it (link is below)
also if you dont want to upgrade your battery you can download juice defender pro off the market for £4.99 its a real big help and can make your battery last up to 3 times as long.
the camera is fine aslong as your not expecting it to do what a proper camera does dont forget its a mobile phone.
Also try to install your apps to sd this will clear up some space on your device.
if you follow my steps on this reveiw and upgrade your battery you will be fine and i promise you its well worth it
SO HERES TO THE ULTIMATE MINI ANDROID IN THE WORLD!!
Good: Small & compact, love the keyboard aspect & nice in the pink.
Comment: I am dissapointed in this phone i had an iphone & got bought this phone for my birthday which was in april as i wanted a change.. ive always loved sony ericsson's had quite a few good walkman phones the last one i had b4 my xperia was the w995... not long after having this phone the problems started touchscreen wouldnt work every so often and the screen keeps freezing.& also not to keen on the layout of the phone..
in future i will make sure i read up on the reviews of the phone i want to save dissapointment
Good: Functionality, coolness, relative ease of use
Bad: Crashes, build quality, charging reliability
Comment: Take all the good points outlined above, they are extensive and you get used to the phone quickly and rely on it. Then it lets you down. Before you consider this phone please do some research, you will notice that it has a reliability issue. Within six to eight months it WILL stop reliably charging. Sony refuse to acknowledge this and simply offer to fix it if you sent it to them. They return it and within one month it refuses to charge again. They fix it. My phone has been 'fixed' four times now. No sniff of a replacement. DO NOT buy this phone if you like a stress free life.
Good: good music player good video quality for a tiny screen Fast, fluid performance easy to use Slick user interface Slide-out Qwerty keyboard is easy to use
Bad: Below-par camera Firmware has some bugs Tiny screen Short battery life sometimes crashes
Comment: So, just as Sony Ericsson accompanied its X10 Mini with the X10 Mini Pro in 2010, this year's excellent new Xperia Mini is now accompanied by a heavier, sturdier model of the same size, the Xperia Mini Pro.
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The new smartphone also has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for those of you still stubbornly refusing to go 100% touchscreen.
The internal hardware has been updated from last year's X10 Mini Pro, with three fairly big specification upgrades. The Xperia Mini Pro now features a larger 3-inch screen, a 1GHz processor powering the mobile phone, plus the up-to-date Android 2.3 operating system.
There's a small price premium for the QWERTY keyboard. While the Xperia Mini is currently selling SIM-free for around the £200 mark, the Xperia Mini Pro is on offer from £240.
So is there any point in paying the extra cash for a very, very compact QWERTY keyboard?
When the keyboard is slid away out of sight, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro looks exactly the same as the Xperia Mini.
The three physical buttons of last year's X10 Mini Pro have been replaced by one bigger, chunkier Home button, with new capacitive touch buttons for Menu and Back either side of it.
As with the Xperia Mini, it's a change for the better. The Home key is big enough to find without fumbling, while the touch buttons are sensitive enough to work every time, also without fuss. The change makes the Mini Pro look a little more stylish than the X10 Mini Pro, too, with the glass of the screen extending right down to the base of the phone.
There's one extra bit of functionality revealed by the front face of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro - there's a second front-facing camera in here, producing low-res video and stills for web chats.
The connectivity options have been jiggled about to accommodate the sliding QWERTY keyboard. The top of the phone has the USB connector, which is covered by a little plastic stopper, plus the power and headphone jack, leaving the bottom of the phone completely featureless.
The right-hand edge houses the volume up/down rocker, while there's a nice, sensitive, two-stage shutter button for controlling the camera at the bottom.
The back is the same as the Xperia Mini. The snap-on cover has a matte, rubberised finish, making it easy to grip in the hand, plus the silver logos, trim and 'HD' text give it a nice designer appeal.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro features the same Bravia Engine and Reality Display combination as the Xperia Mini, with the result being a sharp, bright display running at 320 x 480 (HVGA) resolution.
Text is readable and icons clean and clear, while it's perfectly usable outdoors if you shove the brightness up to maximum.
As you may have noticed, the word "pro" is mobile phone manufacturer shorthand for saying "has a QWERTY keyboard", so there is... a QWERTY keyboard.
The keyboard's sliding mechanism is solid, with the phone snapping open and shut in a reassuringly stiff manner. The keys are backlit, featuring a similar rubberised coating to the back of the phone, so they have a rougher, grippier feel to them than the ones on last year's X10 Mini Pro.
There's a useful selection of alternate characters accessed by pressing the blue button, plus you can pull up a selection of awful smiley faces and the even more special special characters by tapping the Sym button.
There's also a four-button cursor key array, a shortcut to the keyboard settings menu and a tiny status display in the Android notifications bar, alerting you if Caps Lock is on or if you've double-pressed and therefore locked the alternate character function.
As for the phone as an overall package, it's heavier than the Xperia Mini, which is no bad thing, plus the screen feels solid, is responsive to the touch and very well balanced for easy one-handed use.
The QWERTY keyboard is small, and you certainly won't be teaching Mavis Beacon any lessons when it comes to word-per-minute output, but the impression of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro is of a solid, well-made phone, brimming with features.
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