Good things come in small packages. That’s holds very true for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro, which despite being the smallest Android handset to date, sports a full physical QWERTY keyboard tucked away behind the TFT display.
And while the screen size has been cut to just 2.5-inch from the massive 4-inch real estate found on the regular X10, the smaller display makes the Mini Pro boast an even greater resolution than it actually is.
The keyboard, albeit smaller than most, is comfortable to type on thanks to the raised keys that give a satisfying click with every press. The excellent five-megapixel snapper with autofocus, geo tagging and touch focus will sometimes make you forget you’re holding a phone and not a digital compact.
Of course, this being an Android smartphone means that the X10 Mini Pro comes loaded with a deluge of apps, including Google Maps, YouTube, Facebook and countless more to download from the Android Market.
The custom ‘Rachael’ UI is ever present, giving you an assortment of social networking options to play with, including ‘TimeScape’, which neatly merges all your social updates in one place.
With Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, HSUPA, Bluetooth and A-GPS support to boot, this is one of the best-connected phones around. The customary microSD slot is included to cater for all your storage needs.
Simply put, if you’re looking for an ultra-compact handset that makes no compromise when it comes to high-end features, the Xperia X10 Mini Pro is easily one of the best options around.