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Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro Review

By on September 26, 2011
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Power comes in all sizes.

Good: Very fast; Snugly fits in your pocket or palm; Full QWERTY keyboard; Good design; Gingerbread comes pre-installed
Bad: Keyboard can become uncomfortable after long use; Cumbersome browsing experience
Price: AED 1,299
* The price is the Suggested Retail Price at the time of review. Please call a retailer to confirm the latest price for this product.

Given its diminutive size, Sony Ericsson have come up with a very smart idea to give you most of your favorite apps without cluttering up the 3” screen. At each of the four corners of the screen there’s a quadrant where you can drag and drop apps from the Apps folder; once a quadrant is pressed, it expands for you to easily select whichever app you want to load. So not only does you screen look good with a nice wallpaper that you can clearly see, you also have access to 16 apps on the Home screen as well.

 

Using the Xperia Mini Pro was quite a pleasant experience, because no matter what app I tried or how heavy a website I visited, everything performed fast. In fact, the Xperia Mini Pro was just as fast as my iPhone 4 in terms of smooth transitions for multitasking from one app to the next and general smoothness of the interface. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it was Galaxy S II speeds either, but having a small and low resolution screen certainly helps boost speed.

Here are the results of the SunSpider JavaScript (0.9.1) which is a CPU heavy benchmark, highlighting the prowess of all the processing components in your smartphone.

As you can see the Xperia Mini Pro is actually faster than its brethren, thanks to the small resolution screen. It doesn’t really need to be as fast as the industry leading Galaxy S II or Bold 9900 because it costs half as much.

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From auditing to editing, I now test and analyze the latest gadgets and games instead of the latest financial statements. Both jobs are equally intense and rewarding. When I'm not burning up hardware in the name of science, you'll find me nuking in DOTA 2 or engineering in TF2.

Comments
  • JLTS1155

    Can make video call or not?

  • Eliamalau

    how to make video call…, i cant find out?

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