The Xperia X10 is a multimedia smartphone, boasting a 4-inch touchscreen, Android 2.1, and a whopping 8.1-megapixel HD camera
Editor's Review of the XPERIA X10
Running on Android 1.6 operating system, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 has a total weight of 135 grams and measures 119 x 63 x 13 millimetres. Looking sleek in its black casing, this handset sports a TFT capacitive touch-sensitive screen that measures 101.6 millimetres and displays picture wallpapers, animated screensavers, photos or videos in 262,000 colours on 854 x 480 pixels. Giving users the option to customise this handset is its pre-installed polyphonic ringtones. This modern communication gadget also comes with a QWERTY keyboard and touch screen control buttons.
This handset is equipped with 3G HSDPA technology that assures users of its multi-tasking capacity. It has a miniUSB facility that supports data sharing with certain handsets, printers, personal computers, scanners and laptops. This handset also offers Bluetooth with A2DP technology that makes possible wireless transfers between compatible devices of up to 10 metres apart. It also offers EDGE technology that boosts data transition rates.
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 supports GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 and GSM 1900, as well as HSDPA 900, HSDPA 1700 and HSDPA 2100 networks. Being quad band, this handset also has flight mode option that makes it ideal for global roaming, but its network reach depends on its service provider. This mobile phone allows users to go online with its onboard HTML Internet browser. It also comes with WLAN Wi-Fi technology that enables on-the-go users to surf the World Wide Web in selected hotspots.
As communication services, this handset offers SMS or text with Predictive Text and MMS or multimedia messaging. It also supports instant messaging to allow users to chat with their contacts. This handset's Internet connection enables users to check their e-mail accounts, as well as compose, send and receive e-mail messages. As a virtual assistant, this handset comes with a phone book, calculator, calendar, notes and tasks option, alarm clock, stopwatch, vibration alert option and timer. For more convenient calls, the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 has a built-in speaker phone. Serving as users' direction guide is this handsets' A-GPS navigation system that supports Google Maps.
This handset impresses with its fun facilities to keep users entertained. This handset's onboard 8.1-Megapixel camera makes every photo output crisp and clear with its auto focus, 16x digital zoom, LED flash, image stabiliser, face recognition and smile detection imaging features. While keeping photo buffs happy, this camera also works as a video recorder complete with video light feature to capture worth-remembering moments. This mobile phone also allows users to enjoy streaming and viewing their footages in MPEG4, WMV, H264 and H263 formats. A second camera also enables users to enjoy 3G calls with their friends and family.
Music lovers may utilise this handset's built-in media player that supports MP3 and AAC audio formats. This media player comes complete with Album Art and PlayNow features. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 is equipped with Mediascape technology that allows users to store media files such as music, photos and videos in one repository. Adding to this handset's entertainment features is a set of games in Java and 3D formats that users will enjoy. This communication device also supports downloading of games from the Internet.
This handset is equipped with Timescape feature that links together all of users' communication files. It allows users to access e-mails, photos, or text in one place. It has 1 Gigabyte internal memory that users may expand to up to 16 Gigabytes through a memory card. This mobile phone also supports up to 10 hours of GSM talk time and 425 hours of standby time.
This mobile phone is reportedly a hassle to hold for some unhappy users. Its satisfied owners, on the other hand, commend the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 for its practical features and quality photo and video outputs.
The phone is flash and impressive to look at. The touchscreen is very responsive and the Android Market is comprehensive allowing you to download just about anything. My only disappointment has been the camera. At 8.1 Megapixels you would expect sharp and amazing, but it tends to be clunky and slow. A shame as otherwise it is a leader and NOT a follower. Am I going to Keep it?
The answer is YES, but It will NOT replace the Digital camera unfortunately!
The handset is a well built and you can feel the quality. It feels like it was built to last. It looks deceptively big, however when compared to other smartphones it comes in about average. The main issue with the phone is not the hardware, it is the old android OS it comes supplied with, this has been slightly improved with the recent 2.1 update however the lack of flash, multitouch screen, and high end colour quality is still what is lacking, annoyingly so as the hardware would support all of these things.
Ultimately it is a very nice phone let down slightly by the support in software development. Depending on your usage this is could not be a problem or could be the reason to avoid.
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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 News
O2 has announced that it’ll begin rolling-out Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) for the Xperia X10 “next week”, almost four month’s after Sony Ericsson’s release. It’s not all good news, though. The network – the last UK operator to release the update – has revealed that the upgrade to Android Gingerbread could cause the handset to “run [...]
Sony Ericsson has confirmed that its Xperia X10 will get the bump to Gingerbread at some point ‘this week’, after announcing in March that the update was coming. Speaking on Facebook, the London-based phone maker revealed that the update was planned for release in ‘week 30′, which means that Gingerbread could drop any day now. [...]
After months of speculation, Sony Ericsson has finally confirmed that its XperiaÂ X10 Android Gingerbread update is due to drop in just two month’s time. In a lengthy post over on theÂ SE Product Blog,Â Rikard Skogberg of Sony Ericsson said that: “Development and testing is still ongoing and the current plan is start the roll-out in the [...]
In an out of the blue turnaround, Sony Ericsson has revealed that its much-lovedÂ Xperia X10 will get a taste of Gingerbread after all. Back in January, the London-based manufacturer disappointed millions of users by announcing that it wouldn’t push out any further updates to its X10 handset, meaning that users were stuck on Android 2.1 [...]
Sony Ericsson may have abandoned its plans to release further Android updates for its Xperia X10 handset, but that hasn’t stopped some crafty hackers supplying it with Gingerbread. Courtesy of xda-developers, users of the Froyo-toting Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 can now grab a taste of Gingerbread. The update was crafted using the version of Android [...]
Sony Ericsson has just announced that the pinch-to-zoom update for its Xperia X10 handset will begin rolling out today, alongside a minor update for the Xperia X8. The incoming update will finally bring multi-touch to the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, enabling pinch-to-zoom gestures for mobile internet and Google Maps. It’s not all good news however, [...]
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Specifications
119mm x 63mm x 13mm
Full capacitive touch screen
Type: TFT LCD
Size: 4.0 inches
Resolution: 480 x 854
Interface: Timescape UI
External: microSD up to 32GB
Included: 8GB microSD card
A-GPS with maps
Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed
Up to 2 Mbps upload speed
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
Data: Standard microUSB
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
8.0 megapixel camera
Auto Focus and LED Flash
At 30 fps
Battery Capacity: 1500 mAh
Talk Time: 600 minutes
Standby Time: 425 hours
Audio supported formats
Playback: MP3, WMA, WAV, RA, AAC, M4A
Video supported formats
Playback: AVI, DiVX, XviD, WMV, RV, MP4, 3GP