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Sony Ericsson mini S51SE Review

Created date: 02/24/2018, 21:55:25, Updated date: 04/04/2020, 04:14:36

An examination of the advantages and disadvantages of the specs and capabilities of the Sony Ericsson mini S51SE. How highly does it rate in terms of accessibility and performance in comparison with other smartphone? We reviewed the Sony Ericsson mini S51SE to see if it was a good buy.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

Sony Ericsson mini S51SE's size

The Sony Ericsson mini S51SE is 2.0inches (52mm) wide, 3.5inches (88mm) tall, and 0.6inches (16mm) thick. It's extremely compact, and can be easily operated with one hand. In the case of the Sony Ericsson mini S51SE, it weighs about 3.5oz (99g). The weight of this phone is such that you'll barely notice it at all even when using one-handed. As such, you shouldn't have any problems using it even for long periods of time.

The size and weight of the Sony Ericsson mini S51SE make it very comfortable to use. If you're looking for a smartphone that is easy to handle and carry around, then this should be your first choice.

The CPU performance of Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

The processing performance of the Sony Ericsson mini S51SE is quite low at 1.5GHz×1(Single core), and you may find minor issues even while browsing the internet or Twitter.

The Sony Ericsson mini S51SE only has 512.0MB of RAM, which is fairly low. The RAM is regularly insufficient, so operation gets unstable and jerky even when using apps that are not resource intensive.

In rating the Sony Ericsson mini S51SE's overall operational speed, it ranks at the low end of smartphones. It will lag and feel sluggish even during normal use. In most cases, users will feel the performance to be lacking.

Sony Ericsson mini S51SE's storage capacity

The Sony Ericsson mini S51SE has 1GB of data storage. This is fine if you mainly use email or social media sites, but if you plan to take photos and videos or play games, you should buy an upgrade.

Since the Sony Ericsson mini S51SE is compatible with SD cards, you'll be able to easily expand your storage capacity; you won't need to worry about how much internal space it has.

Sony Ericsson mini S51SE's screen

The Sony Ericsson mini S51SE has a 3 inch screen. The screen is comparatively small, which could be slightly frustrating. The text might feel too small, or the buttons be hard to press, so keep that in mind.

The screen quality of the Sony Ericsson mini S51SE is such that videos and images can be blurry at times. There's a noticeable lack of image quality in general.

The camera function of Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

The performance of the Sony Ericsson mini S51SE's main camera is rather low with only 5 MP pixels. If you take a lot of pictures, then you'll likely be dissatisfied with what this camera has to offer.

The Sony Ericsson mini S51SE comes equipped with a 0 MP pixel front-facing camera, which is very low resolution. If you aren't particular about your videos or photos, it might be fine, but otherwise, we recommend a smartphone at least one tier higher.

The battery performance of Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

The battery of the Sony Ericsson mini S51SE has a capacity of 1200mAh, which is rather low. Compared to other smartphones, the battery life of the Sony Ericsson mini S51SE is not very good. It's okay if you're just using it for calls and the occasional bit of browsing, but if you're going to browse for extended periods, play games or watch videos, you want a reserve battery pack.

Overall assessment of Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

The Sony Ericsson mini S51SE's performance level is that of a budget smartphone. It's a bit too weak to use as a main smartphone, so if possible you should consider something slightly more powerful. However, it should be sufficient for people that only want to use the most basic functions, like making calls and browsing the internet, and for people that don't really use smartphones much.

The merits and demerits of Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

The merits of Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

  • Its design makes it very to carry around and hold with one hand.
  • Its light and quite easy to hold.

The demerits of Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

  • The display is quite small and is not really great for playing games or watching videos.
  • The image quality on the screen is not good.
  • The battery performance is not very good, so depending on what you're using it for, you might have to be careful to not run out of battery.
  • The CPU performance is not very good, and will become operationally sluggish when using apps.
  • The back camera is quite low-spec, so its not really suited for taking pictures to upload to social media.
  • The rear-facing camera is very low resolution, so you should not think of using this smartphone as your main camera.
 
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Specifications of Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

Sony Ericsson mini S51SE
ImageSony Ericsson mini S51SE
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Release date10/28, 2011
Color/
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.0inches (52mm) x 3.5inches (88mm) x 0.6inches (16mm)
Weight3.5oz (99g)
Display size3 inch
Display typeTFT
Screen resolution (width x height)320 x 480
Pixel density192ppi
Battery capacity1200mAh
ChipsetSnapdragon S2 MSM8255
CPU specs1.5GHz×1(Single core)
RAM size512.0MB
Storage size1GB
Rear-camera resolution5 MP
Front-camera resolution0 MP

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Comparing the specifications of Sony Ericsson mini S51SE against similar products

general rating

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogeneral rating

Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

30.0-Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.0inches (52mm) x 3.5inches (88mm) x 0.6inches (16mm), Weight:3.5oz (99g), Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):320 x 480, Pixel density:192ppi, Display size:3 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon S2 MSM8255, CPU specs:1.5GHz×1(Single core), RAM size:512.0MB, Storage size:1GB, Battery capacity:1200mAh, Rear-camera resolution:5 MP, Front-camera resolution:0 MP

Xperia XA2 Ultra

69.5Color:Black|Silver|Blue|Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1inches (80mm) x 6.4inches (163mm) x 0.4inches (9.5mm), Weight:7.8oz (221g), Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):1920 x 1080, Pixel density:367ppi, Display size:6 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, CPU specs:2.3GHz+1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:3580mAh, Rear-camera resolution:23 MP, Front-camera resolution:16 MP

Xperia L2

53.0Color:Black/Gold/Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1inches (78mm) x 5.9inches (150mm) x 0.4inches (9.8mm), Weight:6.3oz (178g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:267ppi, Display size:5.5 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Mediatek MT6737T, CPU specs:1.5GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:3GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:3300mAh, Rear-camera resolution:13 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Xperia 1

79.0Color:Black/Gray/Purple/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (72mm) x 6.6inches (167mm) x 0.3inches (8.2mm), Weight:6.3oz (178g), Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1644 x 3840, Pixel density:642ppi, Display size:6.5 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855, CPU specs:2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.78GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB, Storage size:128GB, Battery capacity:3330mAh, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Xperia Pro

76.3Color:Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3inches (76.2mm) x 6.7inches (170.2mm) x 0.4inches (10.2mm), Weight:7.9oz (225.1g), Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1644 x 3840, Pixel density:642ppi, Display size:6.5 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865, CPU specs:2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:12GB, Storage size:512GB, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Xperia 5 III

74.0Color:Black/Green/Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (68mm) x 6.2inches (157mm) x 0.3inches (8.2mm), Weight:5.9oz (168g), Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2520, Pixel density:449ppi, Display size:6.1 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G, CPU specs:2.84GHz+2.42GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:8GB, Storage size:256GB, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Xperia 10 III

72.7Color:Black/White/Blue/Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.7inches (68mm) x 6.1inches (154mm) x 0.3inches (8.3mm), Weight:6.0oz (169g), Display type:OLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2520, Pixel density:456ppi, Display size:6 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SM6350 Snapdragon 690 5G, CPU specs:2.0GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB, Storage size:128GB, Rear-camera resolution:12 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

94.8-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.0inches (52mm) x 3.5inches (88mm) x 0.6inches (16mm)

Xperia XA2 Ultra

45.3Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1inches (80mm) x 6.4inches (163mm) x 0.4inches (9.5mm)

Xperia XZ2 Premium

45.6Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1inches (80mm) x 6.2inches (158mm) x 0.5inches (11.9mm)

Xperia XZ2

53.3Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (72mm) x 6.0inches (153mm) x 0.4inches (11.1mm)

Xperia XZ2 Compact

64.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (65mm) x 5.3inches (135mm) x 0.5inches (12.1mm)

Xperia XA2 Ultra

45.3Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1inches (80mm) x 6.4inches (163mm) x 0.4inches (9.5mm)

Xperia XA2

58.8Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (70mm) x 5.6inches (142mm) x 0.4inches (9.7mm)

Xperia L2

49.7Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1inches (78mm) x 5.9inches (150mm) x 0.4inches (9.8mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

90.6-Weight:3.5oz (99g)

Xperia XA2 Ultra

47.0Weight:7.8oz (221g)

Xperia XZ2 Premium

44.8Weight:8.3oz (236g)

Xperia XZ2

51.3Weight:7.0oz (198g)

Xperia XZ2 Compact

63.2Weight:5.9oz (168g)

Xperia XA2 Ultra

47.0Weight:7.8oz (221g)

Xperia XA2

62.0Weight:6.0oz (171g)

Xperia L2

59.2Weight:6.3oz (178g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

25.0-Display size:3 inch

Xperia XA2 Ultra

90.0Display size:6 inch

Xperia XZ2 Premium

86.8Display size:5.8 inch

Xperia XZ2

85.2Display size:5.7 inch

Xperia XZ2 Compact

74.0Display size:5 inch

Xperia XA2 Ultra

90.0Display size:6 inch

Xperia XA2

77.2Display size:5.2 inch

Xperia L2

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

5.0-RAM size:512.0MB

Xperia XA2 Ultra

70.0RAM size:4GB

Xperia XZ2 Premium

90.0RAM size:6GB

Xperia XZ2

90.0RAM size:6GB

Xperia XZ2 Compact

70.0RAM size:4GB

Xperia XA2 Ultra

70.0RAM size:4GB

Xperia XA2

60.0RAM size:3GB

Xperia L2

60.0RAM size:3GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

1.5-Storage size:1GB

Xperia XA2 Ultra

55.5Storage size:32GB

Xperia XZ2 Premium

67.0Storage size:64GB

Xperia XZ2

67.0Storage size:64GB

Xperia XZ2 Compact

67.0Storage size:64GB

Xperia XA2 Ultra

67.0Storage size:64GB

Xperia XA2

55.5Storage size:32GB

Xperia L2

55.5Storage size:32GB

battery

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobattery

Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

26.0-Battery capacity:1200mAh

Xperia XA2 Ultra

73.7Battery capacity:3580mAh

Xperia XZ2 Premium

73.1Battery capacity:3540mAh

Xperia XZ2

67.7Battery capacity:3180mAh

Xperia XZ2 Compact

63.1Battery capacity:2870mAh

Xperia XA2 Ultra

73.7Battery capacity:3580mAh

Xperia XA2

69.5Battery capacity:3300mAh

Xperia L2

69.5Battery capacity:3300mAh

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

27.5-Rear-camera resolution:5 MP

Xperia XA2 Ultra

85.3Rear-camera resolution:23 MP

Xperia XZ2 Premium

75.8Rear-camera resolution:19 MP

Xperia XZ2

75.8Rear-camera resolution:19 MP

Xperia XZ2 Compact

75.8Rear-camera resolution:19 MP

Xperia XA2 Ultra

85.3Rear-camera resolution:23 MP

Xperia XA2

85.3Rear-camera resolution:23 MP

Xperia L2

61.7Rear-camera resolution:13 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

92.7-Color:/, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.0inches (52mm) x 3.5inches (88mm) x 0.6inches (16mm), Weight:3.5oz (99g)

Xperia XA2 Ultra

46.1Color:Black|Silver|Blue|Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1inches (80mm) x 6.4inches (163mm) x 0.4inches (9.5mm), Weight:7.8oz (221g)

Xperia XZ2 Premium

45.2Color:Chrome Black/Chrome Silver, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1inches (80mm) x 6.2inches (158mm) x 0.5inches (11.9mm), Weight:8.3oz (236g)

Xperia XZ2

52.3Color:Liquid Black/Liquid Silver/Deep Green/Ash Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (72mm) x 6.0inches (153mm) x 0.4inches (11.1mm), Weight:7.0oz (198g)

Xperia XZ2 Compact

63.8Color:Black/White Silver/Moss Green/Coral Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (65mm) x 5.3inches (135mm) x 0.5inches (12.1mm), Weight:5.9oz (168g)

Xperia XA2 Ultra

46.1Color:Silver/Black/Blue/Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1inches (80mm) x 6.4inches (163mm) x 0.4inches (9.5mm), Weight:7.8oz (221g)

Xperia XA2

60.4Color:Silver/Black/Blue/Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (70mm) x 5.6inches (142mm) x 0.4inches (9.7mm), Weight:6.0oz (171g)

Xperia L2

54.5Color:Black/Gold/Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.1inches (78mm) x 5.9inches (150mm) x 0.4inches (9.8mm), Weight:6.3oz (178g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

23.8-Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):320 x 480, Pixel density:192ppi

Xperia XA2 Ultra

77.2Display type:TFT, Screen resolution (width x height):1920 x 1080, Pixel density:367ppi

Xperia XZ2 Premium

94.6Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):2160 x 3840, Pixel density:759ppi

Xperia XZ2

85.5Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:423ppi

Xperia XZ2 Compact

87.1Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:482ppi

Xperia XA2 Ultra

77.2Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:367ppi

Xperia XA2

85.5Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

Xperia L2

53.7Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:267ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Sony Ericsson mini S51SE

2.1-OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon S2 MSM8255, CPU specs:1.5GHz×1(Single core), RAM size:512.0MB

Xperia XA2 Ultra

86.3OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, CPU specs:2.3GHz+1.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Xperia XZ2 Premium

91.5OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845, CPU specs:2.7GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Xperia XZ2

91.5OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845, CPU specs:2.7GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:6GB

Xperia XZ2 Compact

88.9OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845, CPU specs:2.7GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Xperia XA2 Ultra

90.6OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630, CPU specs:2.2GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Xperia XA2

89.0OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm SDM630 Snapdragon 630, CPU specs:2.2GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:3GB

Xperia L2

53.4OS:Android, Chipset:Mediatek MT6737T, CPU specs:1.5GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:3GB

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