Reviews and Problems with Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
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9 September 2010
Summary: To call the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini small does not do this smartphone justice: it is the teeniest, tiniest smartphone I've seen. The phone's miniscule size has its advantages -- this phone is quite cute, and will easily slip into a pocket.
Summary: On paper, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 sounds like a good deal at $149. It has specs that rival higher priced phones, including a 4-inch display and 1-GHz processor, and the Mediascape and Timescape apps add some real utility and entertainment value to the typical Android experience.
Excerpt: It’s been a long time coming, but at last the Sony Ericsson X10 has made it to our shores. The first Sony Ericsson smartphone running Google’s Android OS, the manufacturer is a little late to the Android party – so how will it stack up to the hefty competition out there?
Conclusion: The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a is undeniably a solid high end Android phone. It’s great looking, well made and the specs are positively top notch. The camera handily beats the Nexus One and the Samsung Captivate.
Pros: Top notch specs, very large capacitive touch screen., Top notch hardware and good looking too. Excellent 4” capacitive touch screen, top-of-the-line 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, great camera, enjoyable software customizations. Solid reception and fast data speeds on AT&T’s 3G network. Very good audio qua...
Cons: Runs older Android OS version, battery life is so-so., Ships with old version of Android OS, battery life is so-so, the unlock screen and Sony Ericsson software keyboard make us want to bang our heads.
Conclusion: As a first attempt at a new direction for a mobile phone company it is a good effort. There are some positive signs, with a large screen, fast processor and a fairly comprehensive social networking application built into the OS.
Pros: Large screen, fast processor
Cons: No multi touch, no offline charging possible, Old version of Android used, Gmail inconsistencies and problems
Summary: We really want to like the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10, but as it stands, it has too many niggling issues to recommend. If Sony Ericsson upgrades its software to correct the performance issues then this will be a very impressive smartphone.
Pros: Impressive 4in display, sleek design, visually impressive UI, Mediascape app much better than regular Android offering, 8-megapixel camera
Cons: Largely plastic build, sluggish performance, Android 1.6 rather than 2.1, keyboard isn't as polished as the iPhone's, no multitouch
Conclusion: The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 then looks ill-fated. We've drawn out some of the flaws we found above, many of which could be changed with revised software. It perhaps suggests that the X10 is arriving to market before it is really ready to do so.
Pros: Camera, big screen is great for watching videos
Cons: Timescape and Mediascape could be much better, battery life is poor, touch response isn't good enough, keyboard isn't great, numerous bugs and freezes