The Sony Ericsson X10 Mini is an interesting phone. It’s a tiny Android phone that’s packed full of features. It’s compact size means it’s great for slipping in your pocket or bag on a night out, but it also makes it tricky to find a case that doesn’t interfere with using the phone.
FlexiShield Skin for Sony Ericsson X10 Mini
FlexiShields are one of the best styles of case you can get for your X10 Mini. FlexiShields are a neat fit to the phone and as they’re so thin they don’t much extra bulk to your X10 Mini. They only cover the back and sides of your phone, leaving the screen and the buttons on the front fully accessible. The Keys on the side of the phone are covered, but the case is moulded to accommodate them and still allows you to press them without having to remove your phone from the case.
Flexishield Skin For Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini
On the back there are cut outs for the camera and flash, and on the bottom are cut outs for the charger, microphone and headphones. For full protection I’d recommend getting an X10 Mini Screen Protector too as the FlexiShield doesn’t cover the screen.
Sony Ericsson X10 Mini InvisibleShield
This technically isn’t a case, but it does just as good a job of protecting the phone without covering it up or adding to the size of your phone. InvisibleShields are a really strong film that sticks to your phone. It’s perfectly clear, so once fitted you can’t really see it. It covers all of your phone, with the exception of the buttons, and provides excellent protection against scratches. It has a slightly rubbery, non-slip feel to it which helps you to keep hold of the phone and reduces the chance of you dropping it.
InvisibleSHIELD Full Body Protector – Sony Ericsson X10 Mini
Noreve Traditional A Leather Case for X10 Mini
Noreve make some beautiful cases for phones and this is no exception. The quality of the case is excellent. Instead of having a stitched leather pocket to hold your phone, the Noreve case uses a ‘rail’ system to keep your X10 Mini in place. This allows the phone to be held securely without having the front of the phone covered with strips of leather that restrict access to the screen and controls. The side rails are positioned so that they don’t interfere with the volume or camera keys and all the ports on the bottom of the phone are also left accessible. Cut outs on the back of the case mean that you can leave the phone in the case to take photos.
Noreve Tradition A Leather Case for Sony Ericsson X10 Mini
PDair Leather Flip Case for Sony Ericsson X10
PDair used to be my favourite premium case, but I’m leaning more towards Noreve now because of the rail system that they use to mount the phone. This case is very similar to the one above, but with one big difference. The phone is held in place by a stitched leather pocket that does restrict access to the screen slightly. The other thing that I wasn’t so keen on is that the phone slides up into the pouch, this means that if you’re holding the case with the flip open there is a chance that the phone could simply drop out of the bottom, leaving you with a broken phone and an empty case.
PDair Leather Flip Case – Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini
On the positive side though, the case is very well made, has a detachable belt clip on the back and has cut outs that let you use the phone while it’s in the case – just make sure you keep a finger on the bottom of the case to keep the phone in place!
PDair X10 Mini Vertical Leather Pouch
With the X10 Mini being so small, I think that the best style of case for it will be either a FlexiShield or a Pouch. This leather pouch from PDair is really well made and is a perfect for the phone. It’s not a case that you can use the phone in – you’ll need to remove it every time you want to use it, but you can still have your phone in the case when using it with headphones. The case has a sprung belt clip built into the back and is lightly padded to help protect the X10 Mini against knocks and drops.
PDair Vertical Leather Pouch Case – Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini
It may not be the best phone in the world to get a case for, but the case manufacturers have all done a great job of developing X10 Mini Cases.