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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on April 30, 2011
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This little machine is amazingly fast, the OS is very responsive and fluid, no lags as far as i own it, keep in mind using an app killer from the market to keep your phone running swiftly, writing is just fine with the classic alphanumeric on screen keyboard and predictive writing, the screen manages sunlight fine, and the goodies and features of android are a huge advantage of this phone.

The cons are a few and that's why i rate it 4 stars, first the calling reception, it very impressive but not as good as a nokia, i live it a neighborhood with low reception and only nokias manage to have a decent signal, second this phone has an amazing music player in audio quality but no equalizer nor playlist, so it is featureless, and finally the battery will Only last a day with heavy usage, by day i mean unplugging it in the morning (5:30) and plugging it at night (24:00)

The pros are so many that i really love this phone, is a minimonster capable of a lot of things, with a decent reception, a good browser (lacks pinch and zoom because of it's single touch capacitive screen), a good audio quality, and a lot of apps, keep in mind that if you like a really tiny phone you should buy this one, else look for the other xperias that can satisfy your needs of a big screen, and finally if you want this device as a gaming phone (gamboy, nes, snes) buy the xperia x10 mini pro, the keyboard will help you with this stuff
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72 of 79 people found the following review helpful
on December 11, 2010
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This is nice hardware. It works well with AT&T in the USA. There's no Android upgrade for it. Sony Ericsson (SE) put out a press release in October say upgrades to Android 2.1 had started. If that was not a bold-faced lie, there's a sin of omission because my X10 mini is no upgrade available according to the PC software SE put out. There's no Mac equivalent of this software either :-(

Upgrade is out now (Dec 24th). Had to update PC-Companion software first. First time through my internet connection died while the newer PC-Companion software downloaded Android 2.1. Inexplicably the 1.6firmware on the phone is wiped before the 2.1 version is downloaded. Thus my phone is presently bricked. After reconnecting and starting over with the non-functioning X10-mini, I am stuck on [...]. How long should I wait here SonyEricsson ? An hour? A day ?

Update Jan/2011: Its upgraded now. Had to try multiple times to get the PC Companion to push Android 2.1 onto it. It works well now. Sim swapping between UK and US is easy. 3G works. Much much cheaper in the UK (Virgin) than the US for a 3g pay as you go service. I even got tethering working so I could use it on the train over Xmas.

It is sad to hear there will be no 2.2 update for Android for this phone.

Feb 12: Software Update failed 3x. I have a decent connection to the internet, and was not running anything else at the time. Why can't the Sony Ericsson software tell me why the update failed ?

Mar15: Software update worked. This time the PC installer updated itself too. That was on the third attempt though. For a month now the volume level the supplied headphones has been too low to hear at full volume. I've googled for causes but can't find any. I'll see if new headphones work for it.

Apr 3: It is not the headphones, its the phone. The headphones (and replacements) work fine in other devices (like a MacBook). The loudspeaker is plenty loud enough in the phone, but the output to the headphones is whisper quiet at full volume. I'm going to try to get Sony to repair it, even though it's six months old.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on December 15, 2010
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The phone is nice, shick and stylish. it is very small, which is good in part since you won't feel its existence when you're not using it, but this would probably be bothering when you need to use it.The battery works for 1 day maximum (without turning the GPS on, nor wi-fi) which is very troubling.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on May 7, 2011
Th X10 mini is a great portable phone for those of us that don't like carrying a phone that weights down the pants. Unfortunately the battery is not that great (950MAh) and is not replaceable. The few third parties that offer one price it in absurd territory.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on April 25, 2011
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I like this phone, very nice, very small with almost the app. that you need are all installed such as Facebook, Youtube. I got this phone for 2 weeks. You can installed more app. in the market place in the phone, most of them is free. I have installed the mp3 music downloader from the market, it is free, I can download most of the music from that app. to my phone directly and I always use my phone as a mp3 to play music. Wi-Fi is great, I can easily assess Wi-Fi if I need to. A few cons about this phone: the battery doesn't last long, I have to charge my phone all the time, the battery is running out so fast. When I was playing music and on the internet to download something, the battery is running low for 2 hours, you have to charge again. I don't have this problem when I use my Nokia phone. I just need to carry the charger in my purse all the time. The battery is a build in battery, you cannot take the battery out easily. Therefore, when your phone need to change the battery, which may be a problem. The other con is the touch screen is not very sensitive, especially when you are playing games, you have to touch the same spot many times. I have downloaded the Qwerty keyboard, the screen is so small, therefore, you may take a longer time to type because you may press the wrong key easily. Other than those cons, I don't find any problem so far with this phone. I like it as it can be the mp3 player, and I can access the social networking on the phone easily. But remember to carry a charger with you with this phone!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2011
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This phone arrived just in time. This was bought for someone and I am writing the review on their behalf. When they got the phone and put their SIM card in there was something wrong where the mail wasn't working. I emailed the company and they immediately sent me back troubleshooting tips and asked if I would return the phone so they can send another one. When I finally caught up with the person they got it to work which was good.
The communication with the seller is hands down impeccable. A+++ in my book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on July 5, 2011
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This is a beautiful piece of technology, the only thing that I warn is the battery life, unfortunately you cannot count with your cellphone without carry a charger if you spend much time playing or listen music.
Good things, have a great design and is lighter that I was expected, this have Android 2.1 Update 1 and it runs almost all the famous apps in the market.
There is a problem with the memory of the Phone when you have a lot of games or applications, at this case you may need to root the phone and create a special place in your SD Card to allocate Apps and save space and optimize your phone to run faster
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 15, 2011
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I just received the phone today and I am very happy with it. I purchased this phone with an international sim card because I am tired of paying a fortune when I travel overseas. It is very small, which is perfect because I didn't want to add extra bulk when I travel (I am talking SMALL, smaller than a credit card!) and yet it has a lot of features. I love that it has WI-FI. I actually turned it on to buy apps from the android store and did not have to pay for data! It is very easy to use and navigate through the features. I ordered the black and red phone, and when it came, they (Sony or the Store) sent it with three extra shell colors (nice surprise).

The only thing that I did not like.... Because this is the International version it arrived with Chinese as the main language. If this happens to you just scroll up until you find your preferred language. Tap the screen then press the Chinese icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen. You will have to change your language for text messages as well. Press the Chinese button next to the letters and change your text language to your preferred language. If you do not do this, you will not be able to T9 quick text. I am not sure how I figured all that out, but like I said before, it is easy to navigate.

Other than that, I really like the phone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 27, 2011
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don't get it. i had it for about two weeks and i wouldn't get text unless i powered the phone off and then back on, same way with making calls. the only good things about it is it can hook up to your computer and it has a long battery.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 26, 2012
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The phone looks big in the picture. But it is tiny. There is no QWERTY keyboard. Texting is a hassle.
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