If you are one of our frequent readers here at GSMArena, you are probably aware of our Flashback series. Usually sent over weekends, we look back on outdated technology that provides insight into how the technology has evolved since then. We’ve also started making Flashback videos that highlight some of the hardware we played with many years ago.
This time we visit the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini, which we first reviewed more than ten years ago in 2010. With its lumpy 16 mm profile, the Xperia X10 mini is a forerunner of what we would eventually see realized as Sony’s Compact phone lineup.
At a time when feature phones were still very popular, the Xperia X10 mini was far more pocket-friendly than most new smartphones, and its software was designed as such. It had full access to Android Market and its huge catalog of apps.
The phone’s 2.55-inch (320×240 px) screen used a custom skin over Android 1.6 Donut that was optimized for a small screen with thumb-friendly shortcuts in the launcher. It was a 5MP single camera on the back and it only recorded 480p video at 30 fps.
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