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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini

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Also present is Timescape, one of Sony Ericsson's two big ideas for the Android platform, which draws together your contacts and social networks both on-board and on-line. Dave Oliver has already given Timescape the once over in his review of the Xperia X10 so I won't bore you with repetition though I must say I found the white text against pale Facebook and Twitter image backgrounds rather hard to read on such a small screen.

SE's other big idea, Mediascape, is absent in its full form but you do get the same Infinity button to access artist-related YouTube content directly from the music player. I found this a surprisingly useful feature, as I did the Mini's ability to play H.264 videos at resolutions up to 480p.

The Mini's 5Mp autofocus camera has a basic control interface - all you get are options for Auto, Macro, Twilight and Sports - but it comes with an LED lamp for close up low light work and produces some perfectly reasonable images for a mid-range smartphone, as the sample snaps illustrate. The turnaround time between shots is also impressive: around the 2-3 second mark.

Sample Shots

Xperia X10 Mini

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Xperia X10 Mini

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Xperia X10 Mini

Indoor Macro
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Xperia X10 Mini

Outdoor Macro
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