India users Please don't buy this phone... most users have that back and option button problem and most important is the bug is not debuggable
really nice smartphone ,uery soft nice look.amazing all the fetures.i am using from 1week.friends go for this...
I think the malfunctioning of the touch pad cause by the overheating of the phone and battery cannot be fixed but it can be prevented. The touch pad of the xperia mini react on heat so when the phone and battery heats up it became abnormal. I haven't experience that kind of problem. Just like the cpu and the power supply of the desktops and laptops they overheat when you use it too long the, so does the xperia mini. I use to turn off my phone at least 30min to 1hr a day after i charge the battery to cool down the system. i think thats the only way to prevent the overheating of the xperia mini.... Im so inlove with my phone. hope the comment helps everyone having the problem in their phone...
I have a problem with my sony ericsson xperia mini, some time it getting hold and the mobile stacking and not work even the power on off switch not working until I remove the battery, when I go for replacement sony ericsson service center disappointed me.
they take my phone for servicing but same problem i face when they change motherbord also.
Hi! i'am using this phone for a month and i don't have any problems on this mini. Its a very good phone, very fast, good camera, battery life is average, and the build quality is fantastic. well done Sony.
I was planning to buy this phone but it has many problems Read this and decide:
I've been using this phone for about 2 weeks. the phone is so small so tough to hold for those guys who've used big phones. the screen is spectacular and the touch response is amazing. the camera is very good. the phone is fast it barely lags. but sometimes it just stucks and the touch doesn't work at all ana you have to open the back cover and get the battery out then restart. battery is the major problem it drains out rapidly. the loudspeaker is pathetic you will miss many calls unless you turn on vibration(don't believe those reviews. which says that the loudspeaker is good) the phone really heats up when you play games or browse and its common to most android phones. you can definitely buy this phone for the price you won't get 1ghz processor in any mobile at this price range.
Guys, i have heard awesome feedbacks from all the owners of this beauty.. But right now i'm having a slight confusion whether to get this phone right now or to wait for OS update to icebream sandwich as the sony ericsson has announced officially about the update on all xperia handsets... So guys please help me out.. My decision is depending on what replies you give... Also thanks in advance:)
Can somebody tell me whats in the box for a new Xperia mini here in the philippines? I know that the box content differs in every area.
hi guys! I am happy now. you know why ?just now I got my Xperia mini. I got it from service centre after 10days!they told that the touch is a software problem. mine is working superb now.!
REALLY REALLY like dis fon planning 2 buy it but reading all -ve comments/xperiences m scared so if any one Using mre than 6mnths please share ya comments bout this little Munster
to improve battery life, go to market and install JUICEDEFENDER. Set it to enable, at voilaaaaaa! Battery improved!
Bought this phone last week,it's really good and awesome. Music,camera,games and web browsing are top notch,alsp the display. The only cons are the battery life,the wiered light proximity sensor... All in all it's worth buying! :)
They said that It was a touch pad driver problem nothing wrong with the hardware and they changed the touch pad driver along with the OS its still the same ginger bread 2.3.3 but touch pad driver is different. I suggest not to change OS until they release 2.3.4 or 3.0.
for all the users experience endless vibrating and soft pad malfunctioning
well.. i got my phone last night
in 30 minutes of playing angry birds no heating problem
zahroudi, 21 Oct 2011I don't recommend this phone, or any android in general.
so about this phone: i bought it a m... moreim using it for more than a month n no such problems...the only thing that disaapoints me is the battery...it must last a little longer but i use my wi-fi and updates all day long so that may be the reason......anywayz....i sometimes feel im underutilizing my phones potential...really!!
i dont have any problem on this phone...
maybe the unit you purchase is already used...
got mine.. no vibrating problem etc.. battery life is so good no heating problem
[deleted post]Please tell me about your phone's problem in detail & what was done at the service center.
pls any one help me ........its a better phone to buy... whats this is advantages...........help me pls
Siddhanth, 22 Oct 2011You are only having problems because you are not used to the android UI.
I have been using ... moreIn my opinion there is some problem in most of xperia mini phones.
I bought mine on 27th Sep.
On 1st Oct it started showing onscreen keyboard at time of an incoming call & vibrate endlessly.
The onscreen keyboard cannot be removed by any of the keys or touchscreen.
After the end of the call no buttons or touchscreen worked.
Phone can be used only after removing the battery & starting again.
Took it to SE Service Center, they updated the software but no use.
At last on 22nd Oct evening, I got my new Xperia Mini after replacement. Thank God.
But on 23rd Oct Afternoon, this new phone is also having some problems.
While Browsing web for about half an hour, the Capacitive Buttons & Touchscreen stops responding.
Will they give me another phone to try?
There is nothing to do with knowledge of Android etc as I have used an Android phone for about 1 year.
Forget the battery performance & Flickering etc, a phone should be able to do its basic functions properly, which this phone cannot do as I have Tested 2 Xperia Mini phones.
I will suggest everybody, forget the features like 1ghz, 720p. Please don't buy this phone.
zahroudi, 21 Oct 2011I don't recommend this phone, or any android in general.
so about this phone: i bought it a m... moreYou are only having problems because you are not used to the android UI.
I have been using this phone for over a month: no heating problem, no capacitive button problem: only after about an hour of gaming did it heat up once, and the capacitive buttons on the front got hotter than the back cover, but there was no problem: they were functioning properly.
Flickering screen is barely noticible at the correct brightness. Also, and I'm probably clearing this up for everyone the 10th time: the screen flickering is not a screen problem. It is not even a hardware problem, and its not exactly a flicker either. The ambient light sensor on the phone (which is used to control the screen's backlight depending on the lighting conditions around you) is activated by default, and when it gets blocked by your finger or something, then the brightness automatically decreases, thus giving a flickering effect. This can be easily corrected if SE gives an option to switch off automatic brightness adjustment.
As for the other problems pointed out by zahroudi:
1)The battery is actually pretty good. I managed to pull 3.5 days: the total usage was about 15 mins of calls, 10 mins of gaming, 10 mins of internet, and a live wallpaper (Nexus) on throughout. So with heavy use, you can easily pull off about a day on a single charge. Also, restart your phone about 1-2 times a day. That way, all your applications get killed, and it works wonders for the battery.
2) I have no idea how that happened.
3) I have never faced such a problem. It lets me do anything I want, but first gives a warning that I have about 10% battery left or whatever.
4)Contacts are searchable, and easily scrollable (as soon as you start scrolling the contact list, a little scroll bar appears on the right. On using this scroll bar, you can jump directly to the letter you want to go to).
5)The messaging app in this phone is horrible. I suggest you use GoSMS. Although I have sent messages to new numbers using the standard messaging app.
This phone is the best phone in this price range: no lag, no hint of slowing down, and a beautiful screen, whose blacks almost match those of AMOLED screens, and colours are beautiful, and not oversaturated like those on AMOLED.