Oh my Xperia X10 Mini

Sometime back, my family adopted a pet robot.

It’s green, it’s tiny and it’s only 2 years old. Ppl say this green robot is called Android.

This Android comes in the form of a tiny device called the Xperia X10 Mini, by Sony Ericsson. This phone was introduced around May 2010 and comes with Android version 1.6. (v2.1 was just released and can be updated now).
The X10 Mini is super small. Measures at 83 x 50 x 16 mm and weights 88 g.

One of the attractions of this phone are the colourful back covers which we can snap on to the back of the phone.

How small is the X10 Mini? This photo tells you exactly how it measures alongside other devices.

It has a 2.6″ capacitive touchscreen, 5mpx camera with flash and autofocus and SonyEricsson’s very own Timescape UI.

Web browsing is not bad. Although it lacks of multitouch, there are 2 buttons for us to zoom in and out of the webpage. (+ / – )

A look at the maps and Facebook apps. Both looks very identical to those on the iPhone, feature and interface wise. Since it’s an Android, we can install any apps on it as long as we can get them from the Android market (or probably some sites.. *cough*)

There is no pinch to zoom when you view photos. Double tap zooms into the photo and double tap again to zoom out. Currently all the apps on the Android Market are free, which is a good thing. hehe..

Here’s a sample photo taken using the Xperia X10 Mini. Not bad kan? 😀

The SonyEricsson Xperia X10 Mini now only cost about RM829. so if you are on a tight budget but want to own a smartphone.. or an Android phone, this is your best option.

The Xperia X10 commercial



  1. JLean

    Wow, that’s really small compares to other nokia phone. Didn’t know there’s a mini xperia. =)

    smashpOp Replies:

    ahahha so nows you knows. very cheap too.

  2. Acat

    Correction. Not all apps on android market are free. It’s just that here in Malaysia u only have access to free apps. U can get around this by rooting ur phone and installing market enabler. Then u can use ur google checkout to purchase apps from the market.

    FYI if u didn’t already know.

    smashpOp Replies:

    haha thanks for the info. the blogpost was done from the normal user’s point of view.

  3. grace

    Hi Jason,

    Just want to ask if x10 mini is a good change after nokia 5800?

    smashpOp Replies:

    yes i would recommend the x10 as an upgrade from 5800. a very good upgrade

  4. Joey d Gossipologyst

    i want HD7 wor…ada?!

    smashpOp Replies:

    ada di kedai

  5. ah hong

    iOS and Symbian welcomes Android to your gadget family 🙂

    smashpOp Replies:

    ahahah yeah. all 3 big OS r here.. lol

  6. Albert Ng

    The X10 Mini’s screen does support multi-touch, but Android 1.x OS does not.


    I now have a HTC Magic (2nd ever HTC Android) as a developer test phone, and am keeping it at 1.5 for the purpose of testing on low-end phones. Whenever somebody plays with it I have to explain that 1.x is like Windows Vista and 2.x is like Windows 7 LOL.

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