The Sony Ericsson X10 Mini is a teeny tiny little handset – as you can see from the photo above, it makes my entirely normal-sized hand look freakishly large. It’s a touchscreen handset, so there’s no sneaky slide-out Qwerty or 1-9 keypad lurking unger the screen – what you see is literally what you get.
The handset comes with interchangeable back panels in jolly colours such as red, pink and yellowy-greeny-gold (not sure why), as well as serious silver, winsome white and standard rubberised black. The USB wire doubles as the plug connector, which is handy and space-saving. We’re also glad to see the 3.5mm headphone connector putting an appearance in – this means you can use the cheap headset that comes with the X10 Mini, or just use your own good quality ones.
The rubberised black back panel is quite nice to hold as well as being nice and smart. The 5-megapixel camera comes complete with flash, as you can see above.
It’s not the slimmest handset we’ve ever seen, but we suppose they had to put those inner workings somewhere. The buttons on the side are nice and understated – there’s a camera button for taking shots and the volume control.
Connector-wise, you’ve got the 3.5mm headphone jack as mentioned before, and a micro-USB connector. These live on the bottom panel of the handset.
Here are the six covers in all their rainbow-like glory.
To give you an idea of scale, we’ve set the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini against the iPhone 3G and a Google Nexus One – it’s tiny, no?
In fact, we discovered, it’s practically exactly the same size as the iPhone’s screen. So neat!