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Xperia Mini ICS update rolls out, check your Sales Item number

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Xperia Mini ICS update rolls out, check your Sales Item number - read the full textSony have started rolling out the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Xperia Mini. It'll be released in batches and currently only phones with a certain "Sales Item" number can get it. To check if the ICS update is available for your device, you have to check its 8-digit Sales Item number which is...


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xperia mini is slower when it is better whise softwear you need only it wiil be udate than auto update is off.

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  • 2013-03-08 06:35
  • NPx7

when i am using WI FI
its turn off automatic again i scan my device its catch the near signal i am using ICS from mobile pre installed
help me
why this type of problem i faced
please tell me a solution
my mail id is

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  • 2012-10-05 08:44
  • t}x%

> In reply to acer @ 2012-07-26 10:28 from uZ96 - click to readThis phone features are good with affordable price. I'd used for 2 months, so far no problem disappoint me. About battery, if you play games or internet so much take about more than 4,5 hours will be low battery.

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  • 2012-08-15 08:27
  • txjn

any comments from this specifications? i want buy this phone before it, i must learn on how to buy a sony ericcson ( with no problem ) is it the battery fast battery low bat?

LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size - 320 x 480 pixels, 3.0 inches

- Scratch-resistant surface

- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate

- Multi-touch input method

- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine

- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off

- Timescape UI


Alert types - Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker - Yes
3.5mm jack - Yes


Phonebook - Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call Records - Practically unlimited
Internal - 512 MB RAM, 320MB storage
Card Slot - microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB included


GPRS - Up to 86 kbps
EDGE - Up to 237 kbps
3G - HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
WLAN - Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth - Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared Port - No
USB - Yes, v2.0 microUSB


Primary - 5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features - Geo-tagging, image stabilization, smile and face detection, touch focus
Videos - Yes, 720p
Secondary - Yes, VGA


OS - Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU - 1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm QSD8255 Snapdragon
Messaging - SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push email, IM
Browser - HTML
Radio - Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games - Yes
Colors - Black, White, Blue, Dark pink
GPS - Yes, with A-GPS support
Java - Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

- Digital compass

- SNS integration

- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player

- TrackID music recognition

- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,

YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk

- Document viewer

- Voice memo

- Predictive text input

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  • 2012-07-26 10:28
  • uZ96

> In reply to freaky @ 2012-07-06 17:41 from Xu4r - click to readu dont have to upgrade

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  • 2012-07-12 23:17
  • 0CeZ

updated to ics two days back. felt that touch was not that responsive only while scrolling in messages and contacts. I downloaded go sms pro and another dialler which were d drawbacks in ics. now my phone is real smooth. but the battery drains fast than gingerbread. so download some other battery saver apps. Sony has kept its words. cheers for all xperia users. thank you Sony:-):-)

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  • 2012-07-07 16:54
  • XuSU

pls dont upgrade to ics.. its worst :( gingerbread is best

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  • 2012-07-06 17:41
  • Xu4r

when is the update for my xperia mini SI no. 1251-9907 coming out?

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  • 2012-07-05 13:50
  • pry}

if you want to revert back to gingerbread, you can do it the official way by sending your phone to you nearest sony service center, if not then do it manually by flashing 2.3.4 the, there are lots of threads there

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  • 2012-07-02 16:03
  • vpb%

> In reply to DIXX888 @ 2012-07-02 07:23 from utLF - click to readWhat about the battery life of the phone is it better or worse??? I don't know if i'm going to update it or not any suggestions???

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  • 2012-07-02 14:43
  • vp9X

> In reply to mikol @ 2012-06-30 17:32 from K7gP - click to readtheres no way to revert to gingerbread unless u hav made a image of ur gingerbread ROM and kept it safe...

i had the sam problem as of yours...u might have updated thruogh PCC...ur data would also had been left untouched...
if possible for u, please download the sony update service and do the upgrade...but let me warn u ..please remove the memory card if the update service software allows(i didnt tried)coz every data from ur phone internal memory and from SD card only the apps will be deleted completely..prefer to make their backup..i did that...after through this process...there was no lag watsoever till now for me...its been a week my doing update...

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  • 2012-07-02 07:33
  • utLF

HI, gsmarena...

i updated my xperia mini two times...
1. through was laggy..too much..took 3 hrs to update..

2. using sony update sevice...took just 90 min or so..

the second time i was happy with wat i got...yes..i lost my whole data the second time(including the apps on my SD card) but i had done the back-up so no problems occured..i mostly use my phone for browsing(3 hrs daily)...actually..wat i had heard and read about ICS that the browser is actually is...i mostly use wifi...i xperienced...a 20% save in my time for loading the pages(your site).
sony hav excluded the adobe flash player in ICS which was previously coming out-of-the-box in gingerbread..for youtube app its not a problem as it supports html5 but while playing online games i had to download the has included a EA Games app which only displays the games from EA, some are free and some trails...but its of no use...many apps come preinstalled but only wisepilot is removale others only thier updates can be removed...but yes they can be disabled also...

As you mentioned that some users say "its like having a new phone" thats right to some extent but actually the new font in ICS the robo..something...makes the whole difference...
you remember the settings button on still is there...yes sony kept the most recent apps option to the home it was in gingerbread...

FINAL WORDS: its good to see and xperience that sony have kept to their promise...and deliverd exceptionally...but left out the features like the new gallery swipe effect for photos...and frankly speaking...if any one who has a xperia mini,has not seen the galaxy nexus(with vanilla ICS) or xperia S 4.0...will say that " it is like having a whole new phone"..otherwise its just a face lift...with sony special features are included as in xperia nxt phones....but still.. my next phone will be a SONY...

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  • 2012-07-02 07:23
  • utLF

> In reply to mikol @ 2012-06-30 17:32 from K7gP - click to readOnce you update, that's it

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  • 2012-07-02 04:43
  • PPRw

when Sony Ericsson transparent mobile is launching.

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  • 2012-07-02 04:39
  • ut2g

updated my mini to ics.....
its awesome.. . though its little bit laggy, I don't mind it...
thanks SONY

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  • 2012-07-01 12:38
  • uvvd

> In reply to Yani @ 2012-06-30 16:20 from 3pwj - click to read yeah samsung sucks, even their kies a big shit, i used to have a atnt samsung galaxy s and the easiest thing that kies would recognize the phone connected is a real pain, updating it is my worst nightmare i got the phone in ebay for good, vowed never to return back to this brand

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  • 2012-07-01 11:30
  • v0qT

I updated yesterday...My phone battery drained overnight with 47% remaining while I slept...was not happening like that with
gingerbread. Today trying factory reset...

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  • 2012-07-01 09:52
  • utAk
  • mahmoud al-hammouri
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my SI number is mentioned on the source ..
While i didn't received the update yet ! (CHECKING THE -UPDATE CENTER- !!!

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  • 2012-07-01 09:25
  • 3LB0

> In reply to mikol @ 2012-06-30 17:32 from K7gP - click to readrestart it and report back

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  • 2012-06-30 18:21
  • 3RM{

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