Saad, 13 Sep 2011What about the games like NFS Shift, Gangstar series, Nova and other similar games work fine w... moreI haven't installed any 3D games yet, so I can't tell you how they feel. A bigger screen will certainly feel better-I have played Ninjump on both my iPod Touch and the xperia mini, and the iPod feels quite a bit better, but not so much that it is impossible to play on the mini. The gaming experience will certainly be much smoother on a mini due to its superior hardware. Also, if you take the ace just because of its screen, remember that it will probably never get the ice cream sandwich update, which will make installing the new games on it impossible, not to mention that in a year the chipset will not be powerful enough to play those games. You will enjoy playing games on the mini, but when placed side by side, if the game runs well on both phones, a bigger screen will seem more ergonomic.
AnonD-8312, 13 Sep 2011The mini will not lag on any games whatsoever-this is because the Ace uses a VERY VERY inferio... moreWhat about the games like NFS Shift, Gangstar series, Nova and other similar games work fine without lags on both the phones? Ace has a bigger screen so will it give a better experience than the mini? I understand mini will run games smoothly but experience is the main concern....let me know
SE Die Hard Fan, 13 Sep 2011Thanks for the review. Can you pls let me know how is the loudpspeaker in the phone esp the Mu... moreThe gingerbread keyboard is very good on this phone. Typing is certainly not a problem on landscape mode. While in portrait mode however, the qwerty poses a significant problem, so I just use the standard alphanumeric keypad. But in landscape mode, typing is very easy. I have used an xperia mini pro dummy piece. If the keyboard is anything like that, you will not miss it. The word prediction on the mini is excellent, and with practice you can type fast. Also, the loudspeaker is pretty good-it certainly isn't as loud as the Nokia XpressMusic ones, but it is loud enough for a non-music centric phone. You won't miss any calls, and playing music in a relatively quiet room will not be a problem.
Saad, 12 Sep 2011Hey guys. I am really confused between Ace and Xperia mini. I want a phone which wont lag on m... moreThe mini will not lag on any games whatsoever-this is because the Ace uses a VERY VERY inferior chipset compared to the mini. The mini uses the MSM8255 chipset with the Adreno 205 graphics processor, while the Ace uses the outdated MSM7227 chipset overclocked to 800Mhz and a Adreno 200 graphics processor. The mini also has a better screen, although it is significantly smaller. Also, The build of the mini is much better than the Ace. The games which run smoothly on the Ace will run even better on the mini. The only problem with both these phones is that due to their resolution, many HD games will not run natively from the market. You will have to download hacked and modded versions of those from other sites and install them on your phone.
AnonD-8312, 07 Sep 2011I just bought this phone from the mobile store for 13K. Amazing deal. They had a demo piece of... moreThanks for the review. Can you pls let me know how is the loudpspeaker in the phone esp the Music. also how much comfortable do you feel when typing messages. Are the alphabets properly visible and typeable.
AnonD-1267, 12 Sep 2011No need to back up. Just perform the update. No settings etc are erased.thanks, but my internal memory is 106 MB Available, is it OK for that firmware upgrade.
AnonD-8312, 11 Sep 2011There are some sacrifices that must be made, for the greater good. The pics appear detailed on... more
Dude you're awesome! You seem very knowledgeable and you know what you're talking about.
Thanks for your detailed review, now I know this is the phone for me ;)
Anonymous, 12 Sep 2011when will this phone come to Ghana.Find out from Telefonica at Osu, Oxford street.
Hey guys. I am really confused between Ace and Xperia mini. I want a phone which wont lag on me while navigating through menu, images and videos. I am also a game lover. Ace has slower processor than mini but bigger screen. I watched many videos of gameplays on Ace and found almost every game to be lag-free. Please suggest!!
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AnonD-16858, 12 Sep 2011is it necessory to take backup before firmware update. is yes, then how to do it?No need to back up. Just perform the update. No settings etc are erased.
is it necessory to take backup before firmware update. is yes, then how to do it?
is it neccessory to take backup before firmware update. is yes, then how will take backup of it?
can any one tell me about the games and app for this phone? is this mini run 3d as well as hd games?
hari, 11 Sep 2011Can you please suggest some sites from where i can download apps for this little phonego to android market and install any thing u want to download....
AnonD-8312, 12 Sep 2011Nope. Sorry about that. It is a trial. Damn SE for not providing trial versions of amazing games.I meant for not providing FULL versions of amazing games.
Saad, 12 Sep 2011If you look in the pictures of SE W8, it shows a earphone which has music controls but it does... moreThe picture on the official SE site shows an ordinary pair of headphones, with only one button for call answer. The review of W8 on Gsmarena shows the one with the music buttons. I don't know if that headset would be available, but if you are willing to pay, you could get a good pair of bluetooth stereo headphones- The Motorola S9 offers pretty good audio quality. I have one and it certainly does better than the crappy SE earphones, though it can't come close to my HD203. Still very good for casual listening. You could try out some cheaper ones and see if you like them. Getting official SE accessories is a huge problem.