Power comes in all sizes.
On paper, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro seems just about as perfect an Android smartphone can get. It’s very small, yet has all the hardware its elder siblings in the new Xperia line carry. One of the worst things about Android for me is the irksome keyboard, which is a problem solved by the full sized QWERTY keyboard that slides out behind the LCD. The best part is that even with all of this hardware, the Xperia Mini Pro measure a mere 92 x 53 x 18 mm and weighs just 136 grams.
First off let me talk about the exterior a bit, which is the first thing everybody will see and feel. It really is a very small smartphone; that ‘Mini’ brand isn’t just for show. The top surface is smooth glass, with a slight bump at the bottom of the screen for the ‘Home’ button. The edge is surrounded by chrome plated plastic, with the volume and camera buttons on the right side and the power button on the top. The cover is a slightly rubberized and curved surface, which is smooth to hold, and thankfully doesn’t attract dust.
The real magic begins when you slide out the keyboard, which looks, for lack of a better word, cute. The first thing you’ll notice is that the keyboard is nicely spaced, with Function and Symbol keys to use the alternate keys. The full QWERTY keyboard also has complete Arabic keyboard layout as well.