Both handsets feature a 3-inch touch display, 5-megapixel camera, and 1GHz Snapdragon processor. As was the case with the first generation of these Xperia phones, the primary difference between the two is that the Mini Pro features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, whereas the Mini is touch only. Additionally, the Mini Pro adds a front-facing VGA camera and a pair of business-minded apps: Office Suite and McAfee Antivirus.
At first glance, these new handsets look nearly identical to their predecessors, but there are plenty of subtle differences. The screen size has been bumped up ever so slightly from 2.55 inches to 3 inches, adding Sony’s Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine for good measure.
Further, the 5-megapixel camera is now capable of recording 720p HD video, a point Sony is quick to promote. As it stands today, the Xperia Mini is the smallest Android phone in the world able to record video in high definition.
The major problem with these efforts is just that Sony Ericsson has lost the mojo and may be unable to stop the momentum of Apple. How users reach to this will matter if Sony Ericsson can compete in this business climate. Phone business is tough because iPhone raised the bar too much. However, a great product could make all the difference.