Though I'm never one to reject a big smartphone, I realize that some users prefer the same power in a smaller size. Fortunately, Sony Ericsson has realized that, too.
Five months ago at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Sony Ericsson smaller alternatives to the beefy
Now that I've reviewed the phones, however, I take a more nuanced view. In every way, the X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro are as small as the X10 is big. Instead of a 4-inch display and a pocket-bursting body, the devices sport 2.5-inch displays and designs that could hide behind a credit card. Understandably, features are trimmed as well, but with 5-megapixel cameras, media players, and Sony Ericsson'sinterface, the handsets offer plenty of distractions.
Though the two handsets are too small for my personal use, they are interesting handsets that enrich the Android family. If I were to choose, I'd got for the X10 Mini Pro. It's minimally larger than the X10 Mini, but it's physical keyboard makes for a much more comfortable message experience.
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