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|