Sony Ericsson was always known as a company that made either good camera phones (their Cybershot series) or good music phones (Walkman series). It was never really able to put out a phone to cater to the smart phone market until it released the Xperia X10 family of phones.
Running on the Android platform, these smartphones are helping Sony establish a strong firm hold in the smart phone sector and are one of the most popular smart phones around these days. The Xperia family of phones comprises of the Xperia X10, the Xperia X10 mini and the Xperia X10 mini pro. Let’s see what differentiates these phones from each other and also from other phones in their genre.
Sony Xperia X10
The X10 is the perfect example of beauty with brains. The phone has a gorgeous 4 inch touchscreen and comes with a spectacular 8.1 mega-pixel camera with auto focus and LED flash. It weighs about 135g and it has a dimension of 119mm length, 63mm breadth, and 13mm thick.
Xperia X10 has a storage capacity of up to 32 GB with micro SD cards. It has an accelerometer and also a proximity sensor for auto turn-off. The phone fully utilizes its Android OS and is a pleasure to use. The only downside: the slightly large size which doesn’t sit too well in the hand.
Sony Xperia X10 mini
The X10 mini is the world’s smallest Android phone having a dimension of 83mm length, 50mm width and 16mm thick. The device is not to be judged by its tiny size though as it is quite a behemoth when it comes to features.
Featuring a very impressive 5 mega-pixel camera with LED flash and a very capable 2.55 inch touchscreen the phone is a great device. Its storage is expandable up to 16 GB. Though a big let down is that the battery isn’t removable and is non user replaceable. Also it takes a lot of time getting used to on the tiny screen.
Sony Xperia X10 mini pro
The mini pro is identical to the mini in the internal specs department. However it scores over the mini with a removable battery and the presence of a slide out keyboard.
Even though the keys are really tiny and close set the keyboard is quite adaptable and a pleasure to use. It makes working on the tiny device so much easier and fun. The downside, it is more expensive than the mini.
So these are the Sony Xperia devices that are currently setting the market ablaze. And what with Sony’s promised Android 2.1 update scheduled for later this year the Xperia’s are only going to get better.