i had this a few weeks ago, specifically 2weeks now.. Love it! no problem so far.. upgraded it to 4.0.4.A.0.42.. and it made my phone more great.. the battery can hold up to 2days.. the best phone ever... :))
Johnny, 13 Jan 2012Now that is Sony and not Sonyericson if they do update this phone again, all that is need is b... moreHTC just took their phone, printed the beats logo, and added beats headphones in the box, and added a beats equalizer setting. Sony could do the same with the mini (they would use the walkman labelling instead of beats), and lure people to pay more for what is essentially the same product.
And the current screen is better than any amoled I have seen. The colours of the bravia engine are natural, but those in the amoled are unrealistically vivid.
The battery life is pretty good. Couple calls, a few messages, and about 2-3 hours of real racing 2 and it lasted me about a day. Not bad, and not a problem if you live in a place with electricity available.
RySev, 14 Jan 2012Gorilla glass actually does scratch but it helps if you accidentally drop your phone, no matte... moreThe apps ARE limited by the size of the SD card. Currently, real racing 2 is taking up 1.5 gigs of my SD card, and takes up 600KB on my internal memory. Trust me, your SD card will finish wayy before your phone memory starts running low (Even if you use a 32 gig one).
Although you were right about the dropping the phone bit. Gorilla Glass will come in handy then.
I brought xperia mini st15i
i like the phone
and all features
one problem is battery backup....
battery is the main part of phone
what i do...?
devilbutz, 12 Jan 2012someone can answer my question can i download some themes on xperia mini?sory for my bad engli... moreto the original interface you can change the wallpaper. this could be animated.
but there are alternative free interfaces (like GO Launcer) that you can change a whole theme.
so, everything is ok :-)
Siddhanth, 13 Jan 2012I don't get people's facination with gorilla glass. Sure it doesn't scratch, but won't a scrat... moreGorilla glass actually does scratch but it helps if you accidentally drop your phone, no matter how careful you are it does happen.
The biggest selling point of android are apps/games, so it's bothersome that most mid/low end droids have very little phone memory and I'm not the only one complaining about this. The number of apps we download should only be limited by the size of our sdcard not phone memory.
I fell in love with this phone when it was first announced but after reading reports of hardware issues upon release, I was discouraged. When I buy a device, I expect it to work properly out of the box.
Looks like you got a trouble free Xmini, good for you. I'm just not willing to take the risk.
You can make backup of your applications. Install AppSaver, this app will scan all applications you've installed, select app. icons then choose backup option and it will saved the APK files to sd card. Or send them to your other android devices. Or gift some to your friend on his birthday.
PS. it can not make backup of preloaded applications.
RySev, 12 Jan 2012Now that SE is history, I hope Sony updates this phone - 'Sony Xperia Mini'. With better buil... moreNow that is Sony and not Sonyericson if they do update this phone again, all that is need is better battery life!!!!! Maybe if they put an OLED screen on it also and increase the pixels of the screen even more. OLED will reduce battery consumption... Also to have a Walkman Version with a good amplifier kinda like what HTC have done with the DR DRE beats.... C'mon SONY!
For anyone wondering about HD games, my Xperia mini is currently running Real Racing 2- absolutely smooth, no lags. The graphics are really good for a cell phone, albeit a bit grainy. But the fact that you can get a phone that can run such a game, and for this low a price really makes you want to salute SE. Now, I wholeheartedly suggest this phone to anyone who wants an Android in this price range. It beats everything out there.
If anyone has any doubts, please feel free to ask.
PS, I have never had the overheating/back button vibrating problem ever. I haven't updated the stock firmware that came with my phone, so maybe the problem is because of the new software, but everyone who has faced the problem has fixed their phone by calibration. So even if you do get the problem, I would suggest buying the phone, getting it calibrated and using it, rather than going for something like the wildfire or the ace.
RySev, 12 Jan 2012Now that SE is history, I hope Sony updates this phone - 'Sony Xperia Mini'.
With better buil... moreI don't get people's facination with gorilla glass. Sure it doesn't scratch, but won't a scratch protector achieve the same result?
As for internal memory, there is 320mb of internal memory. Whatever you install can be shifted to the SD card, such that only 400-900kb of data is stored in the phone memory, thus allowing you to effectively install over 300 apps. What more do you want? The HD games which require you to download data, automatically store it in the SD card, so no worries there either. If you really want to buy a phone, this is it. Don't wait.
devilbutz, 12 Jan 2012someone can answer my question can i download some themes on xperia mini?sory for my bad engli... moreThere are a couple built in themes in the xperia mini. They are similar in design to the blue one, just that the colour (blue) can be changed to red, green, orange, violet, etc. If you want some more themes, get a launcher like GoLauncher. It has thousands of themes on the market.
grean, 05 Jan 2012no calibration fix for cebu! :( cant use the phone anytime. .due to overheating, the sensored... moreomg.wer can we posibly fix it if its not in cebu?im also experiencing d same prob i only got it in a month
its superb phone ,3g internet browsing is just wonddrful, I got upto 4mbps speed with airtel network , nw vedios can be zoomed while taking vedio with camera, also 3d photograph is nice
I bought a xperia mini last week.Its batch 32 (mentioned under the battery case)..I thinks this is little bit old..Will this give the back button issue..and vibration...if so how I can recover that..I got the update 4.0.2.A.0.42 to day..will this resolve all the problem..
Now that SE is history, I hope Sony updates this phone - 'Sony Xperia Mini'.
With better build quality, 1 - 2gb phone memory and perhaps gorilla glass.
I'd buy it in a heartbeat. :D
someone can answer my question can i download some themes on xperia mini?sory for my bad english i want to buy this one nxtwek but watching on youtube i can`t see someone post with nice themes all just blue 0.0 again sory for my bad english :)
Buyer12, 09 Jan 2012In case you are looking to play HD games whilst taking into consideration the price, then the ... morethanks man! this helps very much...i'd go for mini since i believe this will last longer than pro (due to the lack of slide keyboard) :D