Sony Ericsson X 10 Mini Pro

There’s the little now with keyboard: Sony Ericsson offers his X 10 mini also in a version for much match prediction with a successful typewriter keyboard.

  1. Sony Ericsson X 10 mini pro
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Despite the sliding mechanism for the keyboard, the Sony Ericsson X 10 falls per mini from barely larger than the pure touch screen Variant and fit still more comfortable in the Pocket as many simple mobile. This is the Minis to full-blown Android smartphones. Sony Ericsson has adapted the Google operating system so that it remains reasonably usable on the small display. Two examples: The main menu, otherwise a long list to scroll up or down, was distributed on horizontal tab, on the home screen, links to the most important functions are space-saving in the corners.

Timescape: Facebook at a glance

In some places, something has been slimmed down, elsewhere, Sony Ericsson has drilled on the Android platform. Timescape is called the extension of the home screen appear with which not only messages and missed calls, but also news from the social networks Facebook, Twitter and VZNet at the forefront the manufacturer.

Like the X 10 mini also the Sony Ericsson mini pro with the even older Android version 1.6 comes along. Deprecated the UI but not acts, on a few things, the owner of the Sony Ericsson X 10 pro must mini however dispense – multi touch controls and the free Google Maps Navigation should weigh most heavily. The lack of Exchange support for connecting to Microsoft Server makes up for the manufacturers with additional software, to navigate the paid software Wiseman pilot is installed.

Instead of a multi touch control, which is used mainly for the zoom in on Web pages or images, Sony Ericsson has an alternative ready which can be used also for one-handed operation and works great on the small screen: the zoom is activated by a prolonged pressure on the display. The finger now moving upwards, the view at the point where the finger is located, is enlarged.

Operating profits from keyboard

The slide-out keyboard, which greatly simplifies the operation turns out to as a real asset. The individual keys are somewhat elevated, noticeably separated and respond with a clear pressure point. Instead use the whole width of the space that is available, but quite scanty, Sony Ericsson has decided nearly square buttons and a compact, well manageable layout. Digits, umlauts and special characters are accessible via keyboard shortcuts that are however not ideal to read in light blue letters on the silver buttons. Overall, the keyboard in the dark thanks to light sensor bright and evenly illuminated is better to use than many larger specimens. Who taps little more much and like to get a successful human machine – interface on the finger here.

The disadvantages of the small design in the laboratory test show up: while the sound on the phone right as well has proven the transmission and reception quality, the battery is simply too small for a Smartphone – the charger must always be within reach for intensive use. Still, Who is looking for an extremely compact smartphone and can live with the small 2.5-inch display should look at mini pro the Sony Ericsson X 10.

Data sheet

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system
Processor / clock speed (MHz)
internal memory (MB)
Memory card slot
QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch
Battery type / variable
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable
Size of memory card
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE
HSDPA / HSUPA
Wi-Fi standard
Bluetooth…
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP
… SIM access, phone book / HID
USB type / storage / charging
DISPLAY
Type / size (inch)
Resolution (PX)
Number of colors
PHONE FUNCTION
Call list / language selection
Brokering
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert
Handsfree / mute
MESSAGING
Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML
SMS / MMS
PIM
Contact management
Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact)
Image / notes field / date of birth
Appointment management
Day / week / month view
weekly / annual events
Alarm clock when device is off
Sync: Outlook / Mac
Notes: Outlook-sync
ToDo-list
OFFICE
Look at Word / edit
Consider Excel / edit
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo
BROWSER
Web / frame / Java / Java scripting
Flash / https / home / Favorites
MULTIMEDIA
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC
Video player / full screen display
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel)
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS
Navi-software / onboard / offboard
Navi / route planner
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions in mm
Weight (grams)
MEASURED VALUES
Endurance D power (hours)
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours)
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours)
type. Endurance (hours)
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer)

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100)
Endurance talk (35)
Persistence display mode (65)
FACILITIES (170)
System (15)
Scope of delivery (10)
Display (40)
Connectivity (15)
Phone features (10)
Messaging (15)
PIM (15)
Office (5)
Web browser (15)
Camera (15)
Music and video (10)
Navigation (5)
HANDLING (140)
Ease of handling
User interface
Processing quality
MEASUREMENTS (90)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30)
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30)
Acoustic measurements send (15)
Acoustic measurements receiving (15)
tested in issue: 09/10
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points