Video: Xperia X10 Mini Pro Review

I got a chance to test out the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini pro. Check out the video below:

While I liked the Xperia X10 mini, I preferred the pro. The slide-out QWERTY keyboard was really useful. I was able to type anything quickly with the keyboard. It was a lot harder to type using the touchscreen alone.

After spending a week or so with this phone, it was hard to give it up. I could definitely use this phone for day-to-day activity. I personally prefer the larger screen of the full-size Xperia X10, but if this was the only phone AT&T picks up I would be happy with the mini pro.

One of the problems I found is the Wi-Fi kept disconnecting. This ended up causing me to burn through the data plan on the GoPhone SIM card simply through a background connection to Gmail. Once I plugged in my own SIM card with unlimited data I was able to breath easier, knowing that it wouldn’t be a problem if 3G took over.

A minor issue I had was with the rotation. It seemed to stall a bit as it processed. Once it processed the shift, it worked fine. Going from portrait to landscape and back takes a couple seconds. I found a fast way to get it to switch was to slide out the keyboard. This forced it into landscape mode pretty quickly.

Those issues aside, this is a really good phone. The user interface is attractive, and the phone is easy to use. The call quality is pretty good. I really like the Timescape feature. It made it easy to see Facebook at a glance, without having to go to the site.

As I said earlier, I could be happy using this phone exclusively. While it is currently available in some other countries, it has yet to make its way to the United States. Let’s hope it makes it here soon.

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