A little while ago Sony Ericsson brought out two phones a lot like each but still with their differences, these where the Xperia Mini and Xperia Mini Pro, the Xperia Mini is a lot like the Mini Pro, but the Mini Pro brings a few new features to the phone.
One of the main differences you will notice between the Mini and the Mini Pro is that the Mini Pro comes with its own sliding QWERTY keyboard as well as some additional software and a front-facing camera.
The Xperia Mini Pro has all of the great features that are in the Xperia Mini, one of the best being that truly amazing HD screen, sized at a tiny 3 inches with some fantastic visuals and multi-touch support, making the Xperia Mini one of the smallest smartphones with HD screen quality, this is all thanks the Sony’s Bravia technology which used to be exclusive to their HD TV’s but has now been included in their phones too.
The biggest feature that separates this phone from it’s original is defiantly the QWERTY keyboard, but because of the phones miniature nature, it makes the keyboard slightly smaller than what you are used to, making it quite hard to use but does make longer messages that little bit easier to type.
Much like the original Mini the Pro uses Andriod Gingerbread to power the phone with a Sony Ericsson TimeScape interface placed above, this provides the phone with some fantastic messaging options such as threaded SMS alongside support for a variety of email clients.
Another great feature included with the Mini Pro is some software called Type and Send which allowed you to begin typing from the homepage and then decide what you want to do with it, the phone allows you to then post this as a Facebook status, an SMS or even an email at the same time without opening applications one by one.
The Mini Pro also come featured with some amazing Facebook integration allowing you to view all of your Facebook photos from your phone’s gallery, as well as post the new photo to Facebook and comment on them straight from the gallery.
The phone also stores all of your contacts birthdays which are synced from Facebook and finally allows you to ‘like’ and ‘recommend’ songs, videos etc from your phone’s media player or whilst browsing online.
One of the best features of the Mini Pro is its excellent web browser which supports Adobe’s Flash player that allows you to stream video content online, whilst supporting YouTube and HD video streaming, and even upload your videos to YouTube.
The phone also features a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, touch focus, face detection and geo-tagging, as well as 720p video recording, the phone also features a front-facing VGA camera which can be used for video calling as well as taking photos and videos.
The phone also comes with an excellent media player which will support a wide variety of music and videos as well as music features lie TrackID alongside an FM radio and access to the Andriod Market with thousands of apps and games giving you access to some great additional features.
The final feature that is different to the Original Mini is the included software to give the phone some more ‘professional feature’ the software provided is OfficeSuite and Exchange ActiveSync allowing you to link your business life on your phone.
To summarize the Mini Pro is very similar to the original Xperia Mini, but includes it’s own sliding QWERTY keyboard as well as a front facing camera and included professional software, but the best part about the phone is it entertainment which provides the phone with full HD quality recording and playback options alongside apps and games from the Andriod Market, making the Xperia Mini Pro the ideal choice for any professional who enjoys recording their own videos all wrapped in a tiny device.
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