Finally, I have decided to get an Xperia X10 Mini Pro. I really wanted to wait for the New Mini Pro but I guess it’s gonna be a pretty long wait if I’m reading reviews and watching videos about it every night and day.
Android is really inviting. So I guess a couple of bucks over the Sony Ericsson TxtPro is really worth it.
I was too stubborn not to believe that the battery life of the Xperia X10 Mini Pro is terrible.
And YES! YES IT REALLY IS.
After reading almost every forum and review about it, I was really confident that if others could get a way with it, I can, too!(EXPECTATION)
On the first charge cycle after using up the factory charge, it barely even lasted a day!
It’s really annoying. From 100% it drops down to 99,98 and so on by the minute. Like everytime I check it, it’s one percent less.
It’s terrible. I have rooted it already (with SuperOneClick), turned off all energy consuming features,calibrated the battery (using the Battery Calibration App by Marosige),install Advanced Task Killer, used a third-party app for the Homescreen, and installed an auto-airplane mode app.(REALITY)
Well, for the first time, its been up and running for 27 hours now but only with light use. For a few texting, a 30-second call,a 5-minute gaming, a test and play-around with the camera for a bit, and a couple of browsing, this is disappointing.
But anyway, I might be a little unfair to this little guy,I think it’s doing a pretty good job as a phone/gadget. The touchscreen is really nice and smooth,no hangs or lags so far, very usable interface(super-ultra-mega customizable for customer experience) and the technically good physique is impressive indeed.
Maybe coming from Nokia C3 and Samsung Chat 335 which both have long lasting battery life(2-3 days of normal use), an iPod Touch that lasts just as long(with heavy use!) and a Sony Ericsson phone that I have for almost 4 years and still uses the original battery, I may be just expecting the same, but too much.
I really love it and I have no plans of getting a new phone for the next 12 months(or maybe until the new Mini Pro and good reviews about it come out).
The best thing about it, is that, like an iPhone, you can have an app for almost everything you need and want BUT in an utterly small package.
The last three things I can think of to solve this is either to buy a new battery with a capacity higher than the stock 930mAh or if none at least a spare battery, or get the EnergiToGo XP1000 Portable Cellphone Charger by Energizer and carry it around all the time.
I am hoping to get the charger on the 4th week of August, or the battery next week.
Will update with photos soon!
Sony Ericsson’s previous release Xperia x10 mini pro, a brother of the Xperia x10 mini, that boasts it’s full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, is jam-packed with unbelievable loads of features in its really small package. The slide-out QWERTY keyboard,WiFi connectivity, SNS integration, four corner homescreen, 5.0 megapixel camera with auto-focus, and of course, Android OS–all of these on the palm of you hands–LITERALLY. This has been out for quite sometime now, but I never really had the call for slide phones–until yesterday. I have been a fan of Sony Ericsson and I’m really impressed how my phone lasted for 4 years now, and still have no problem with performance at all! The batter still lasts up to three days. Unlike the other phones I had, for a few months of good charging and discharging, it wears out really bad eventually.
I was thinking, x10 mini pro could be my comeback phone to SE. No phone could ever be perfect. So I was looking for what is probably the problem with it. And there. The flaw: POOR BATTERY PERFORMANCE.
According to a lot of reviews, with a 950mAh battery a full charge of x10 mini pro would hardly last a day no matter how you try to save energy. Some sites such as http://www.knowyourmobile.com have suggested ways to maximize its battery life. You have to turn off almost every energy-draining feature. And that’s a bust! What’s the point of buying a phone with all those features, if you have to deactivate all of them.
On the third quarter of 2011, the new Xperia Mini Pro will be released. It no longer holds the “X10” in its name but it is pretty much an improved version of of X10 mini pro. Improved battery (1200mAh),Bravia display, wider screen and all those fancy stuffs.
I compared the two on http://www.sonyericsson.com and here are the results. It is not completely accurate but it says a lot. I can’t wait to get my hands on the Xperia Mini Pro!
|Xperia™ mini pro||Xperia™ X10 mini pro|
|92.0 × 53.0 × 18.0 mm||90.0 × 52.0 × 17.0 mm|
|480 × 320 pixels||240 × 320 pixels|
|136 g||120 g|
|Memory card included: 2 GB microSD™ microSD™ support up to 32GB Phone memory up to 320MB RAM: 512MB||MicroSD™ support (up to 16 GB) Phone memory up to 128MB|
|QWERTY + Onscreen QWERTY and 12 key||QWERTY|
|FM radio with RDS|
|Camera||Xperia™ mini pro||Xperia™ X10 mini pro|
|Flash / light type||LED||Photo flash|
|Front-facing camera (VGA)||Yes||–|
|HD video recording (720p)||Yes||–|
|Digital Zoom||up to 8x||–|
|Music||Xperia™ mini pro||Xperia™ X10 mini pro|
|Music tones||MP3, AAC|
|TrackID™ music recognition||Yes|
|Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)||Yes|
|Sony Ericsson Music player||Yes|
|Web||Xperia™ mini pro||Xperia™ X10 mini pro|
|Google Voice Search||Yes|
|Pan & zoom||Yes|
|Design||Xperia™ mini pro||Xperia™ X10 mini pro|
|Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine||Yes||–|
|Four corner home screen||customisable icons|
|Keyboard||QWERTY + Onscreen QWERTY and 12 key||QWERTY|
|Messaging||Xperia™ mini pro||Xperia™ X10 mini pro|
|SMS long (Text Messaging)||Yes|
|Predictive text input||Yes|
|Picture messaging (MMS)||Yes|
|Type & Send||Yes||–|
|Entertainment||Xperia™ mini pro||Xperia™ X10 mini pro|
|Radio||FM radio with RDS|
|Organiser||Xperia™ mini pro||Xperia™ X10 mini pro|
|Connectivity||Xperia™ mini pro||Xperia™ X10 mini pro|
|Synchronisation via Google Sync||Yes|
|USB mass storage||Yes|
|Synchronisation via Facebook™||Yes|
|Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync||Yes|
|Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation||Yes|
|NeoReader® barcode scanner||Yes|
|3.5 mm audio jack||Yes|
|Google Maps™||with Street View|
|Synchronisation||Exchange ActiveSync®||Exchange ActiveSync® via RoadSync client|
|Micro USB support||Yes|
|Communication||Xperia™ mini pro||Xperia™ X10 mini pro|
|Sony Ericsson Timescape™||Yes|
From the Facebook App for iOS,Android and Ovi, Facebook has finally released its own Facebook Java app that is compatible with more than 2,500 mobile phones. Snaptu had been taking the lead for making a good Facebook Java app and according to many, this new facebook app is just a “watered-down version of Snaptu“. I wanted to see it myself but the download link seems to be currently down or jammed. If you want to try it out yourself, log on to m.facebook.com using your mobile phone and look for the link just below the home page (which apparently doesn’t appear on mine. I’m using Nokia C3 for this,by the way). or go directly to http://d.facebook.com/install on your mobile browser (gives me a “Service Not Available” error.)
I tried to log on to m.facebook.com using my PC, too, but it doesn’t show up there as well.
I’ll try it again for several times later on. I’ll keep you posted.
Have you watched it yet? If you haven’t, then get inspired!
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 – Mobile Game
*Compatible with Nokia C3,X2-01,Eseries and other QWERTY mobile phones
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – Mobile Game
Experience a magical and breathtaking in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the last and best game in the series! Coating on the role of one of the three main characters of the series and face the final battle against Lord Voldemort. Battles with surprising self-targeting spells and battle enemies and bosses for the book. Get ESP until you reach level 20 and learn new abilities, including spells spectacular!
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Like most of the the other updates that Facebook has made, the latest FB chat as of July 8,2011 is getting more negative feedbacks than praises. When we are just getting used to the a recent update, it is really irritating that it has to be changed this soon. But this is something we can complain forever, but eventually we just HAVE to get the hang of it AGAIN.
So if you have just been switched to it or haven’t been switched to it yet, and you’re thinking no waaaay, I’m gonna hate it just as much as the Facebook profile update like I was thinking, let me help you easily adapt.
The first icon from the right closes the window(obviously)
Next to that is more like a “settings” button.
And lastly, the Add Friends To Chat Icon (I just made that title up) Well, what it basically does is to Add more friends to your active chat.
And good news, you can still minimize the chat by clicking on the Title Bar (the blue bar with the names on it)
and you can close the window by pressing ESC, just in case you didn’t know that.
It works on the older versions,too.
So, that’s pretty much it!
I hope it kinda helps.
Nothing good yet.
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I had given this a try a few weeks back but I eventually stopped ’cause I know gambling as cool as this can be really addicting.
And the prizes sure looks pretty easy to get but maybe you just haven’t looked into it enough.
I used to think that when I finally get enough gold equivalent to any of the prizes and land on it, I’m going to win it. If you thought so, too, you might want to look again. When you get enough gold to unlock a prize, you have to go to an unlocking process to get have it available on your wheel, meaning if you have earned 10,000 gold, you can use it to unlock the iPod Touch 16GB for 9,200 gold and you’ll be left with 800 gold.
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What do you think gadget manufacturers do with their unsold items once they become outdated? Or the retailers? Where does it actually go when it goes out of the market? I have been looking for stores that sells old “brand new” phone models. But what I usually end up seeing are refurbished items(second hand items with newly replaced parts, usually the housing/covers).