It has been one and a half years since I bought my Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro and apart from complaints of its battery (so take a charger to college, Big Deal!)- I have no regrets about buying this phone.
The price of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro is 12,049 rupees, though sites like EBay may offer you a better deal.
It is a small touchscreen smartphone with three buttons on the main screen which can be used for selection and scrolling. A camera button is also provided (a rarity in smartphones these days). It is very similar to its sister phone, the Xperia X10 mini, but this one has a sliding qwerty keypad. It has silver keys and a glossy front screen, while the back has a matte finish. It has the lock button and volume control options that are typical of the Sony Ericsson phones.
The limited screen space allows only four icons at the front but the main menu allows for innumerable icons, 9 on each slide. These slides can be moved sideways, like pages of a book. One can also add multiple widgets on the home screen. These applications can be downloaded from the Android market which comes installed with the phone.
The phone is rather bulky though small. It works well for office goers as well as college students. It also has a 3.5 mm jack for earphones. The internal memory is only 128 MB but a 2 GB card is included with the phone.
Its has many features- a 5 MP camera with flash and video recording, a music stereo with track id, Bluetooth radio and a web browser which supports applications like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, video streaming etc. It supports Google accounts, other mail, SMS and MMS options; this phone also has an application called Timescape which makes social connectivity very easy. The phone is also provided with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and HSDPA 3G options, that’s excellent for connectivity.
The phone has an Android 2.1 browser and unfortunately, this cannot be updated which can be an impediment to tech geeks.
Sony Ericsson has always faced issues with battery life and after using this phone for one and a half years, I realize that this phone is much better than most Sony Ericsson products with respect to battery life. Still, its definitely not in the same league as Nokia or Samsung phones in this aspect.
The screen is a tiny 2.5 inches and the resolution (240* 320 pixels) is also low but the images are still sharp enough.
The phone on the whole is a rather chunky affair though the Android system has visibly improved since the last model.
Although it starts lagging quite a bit after some time, the touch phone is still ahead of several of its competitors which start lagging as early as a month after use. Constant servicing can help with this problem.
While this phone proves to be an amazingly useful one, I would suggest you go in for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro which is not a part of the X10 series and has several superior features including an Android 2.3 system (upgradable).