Conclusion: A gorgeous Android phone with loads of promise – we hope the finalised version is as good as it suggests it could be.
Pros: The Xperia X10's biggest draw is its bespoke UI – the Rachael skin has been hyped as the ultimate way to manage your media and keep on top of your raft of social networking hook-ups. And in terms of looks it's every bit as good as HTC Sense and Motoblur. You can pull together your phone’s most important features in one place. The Timescape contacts feature couldn’t be easier to set up: feed it your email, Twitter and Facebook deets and it’ll give you a chronological v...
Cons: The Rachael UI on our preproduction model makes things worryingly sluggish. And although the capacitive touchscreen is fine, the unlock screen fails to pick up our prods. However, we expect such kinks to be ironed out come the X10’s release. It's also stuck on Android 1.6, so it's well behind the 2.0 Milestone and the 2.1 Nexus One. With promises of an update, that will change, but it does mean you’ll be short of the latest features, including Google Maps Navigation. ...
Summary: The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 offers a slick, user-friendly design with a solid feature set and good call quality. Data performance was uneven, however, and the Timescape application and keyboard miss some details.
Pros: The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has a user-friendly design with a brilliant display. The feature set is generous, the internal performance is fast, and call quality is satisfactory.
Cons: The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10's data performance was spotty. The Timescape application has its faults, you must use a third-party app for Outlook calendar syncing, and the landscape keyboard doesn't work in the messaging app.
Summary: Overall then the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i is a flawed gem. There’s potential for some bits (such as HD movies and the Android OS version used) that can all be sorted by updates to the software. The oddities involving the changes to screen touch sensitivity are frustrating and the power usage means a power socket needs to be to hand every day.
Pros: Camera, large screen
Cons: Poor battery life, Mediascape and Timescape, Keyboard takes some getting used to, Freezes occasionally, slow touchscreen response.
Sony's Newest Android Phone Is a High Dose of Can-Do
26 August 2010
Excerpt: With the kinks ironed out of early versions of its latest smartphone and custom Android skin, Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X10 finally reveals itself to be a contender in the blood-soaked gladiator floor of the smartphone world. And this model should have substantial appeal for a younger, socially focused demographic. Primary among those fixes are massive improvements in performance and battery life that turn the X10 from a clunky brick into a surprisingly capable handset.
Conclusion: We can't give a final star rating to these two charming baby Android phones since Sony Ericsson wasn't able to provide us with ballpark pricing. Our guess is that they'll sell for $300 to $350 without a contract, and if that's the case, we give them a thumbs-up if you're looking for an incredibly pocketable Android smartphone.
Conclusion: In terms of hardware, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is nothing short of a marvellous device. It´s as easy to notice as taking a look at its specifications and the impression is confirmed when you get it in your hand. The build quality is very good, the screen is huge and features wonderful sensitivity, you get virtually all extra features you might need, including 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS (even navigational software).
Pros: 4-inch display, High build quality, Very good 8-megapixel camera, High in-call quality, Excellent headset and audio playback quality, Multifunctional applications – Timescape and Mediascape
Cons: Lagging software, Android 1.6, Very weak camera flash (practically useless), Integration of social services that is not good enough, Interface elements that need finishing touches, Lack of DivX and Xvid support
Excerpt: The looks like a high-end device, but the plastic body makes it feel less expensive than it is. The Xperia X10 is a complicated device but easy to use thanks to simple menus and a home screen key to take you back to the beginning at any point.