Conclusion: The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is bite-sized Android phone that, like the X10 Mini is a cute little pocket-friendly phone. Ideal if you’ve not used an Android phone before as it comes with some helpful apps pre-installed and it features a pretty straightforward layout. The resistive touchscreen can make things difficult however and if you’re after a more powerful Android phone that offers a greater degree of customisation we suggest that you check out the normal-sized...
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Reviewed – Not Really Worth The Money
7 July 2011
Excerpt: Very recently, we took a look at an interesting phone based on the Android 1.6 OS, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini / Mini Pro . A little while ago, the guys at Sony Ericsson released the Xperia X8, the next installment of the Xperia series. Although the phone is still based on the Android 1.6 (we were really hoping this one shipped with 2.1, but sigh…). Here's a closer look.
Conclusion: On the face of it, the Sony Ericsson X8 doesn’t seem like a great phone. It has outdated specs and a few issues like the screen sensitivity that, if you’re a speed freak, will leave you tearing your hair out. However, price is a factor that must be taken into account and for the X8, it’s a big one. It’s around £130 on pay as you go and the X8 offers a lot more than £130 would suggest. The X8 is just about average in every aspect, a middle runner.
Conclusion: * 3.2 megapixel camera * Video camera (video recording, video streaming) * Display: 16 million colors, TFT capacitive touchscreen, 320 x 480 pixels (3 inches) with auto-rotation * Media player with album art, MegaBass, TrackID and PlayNow * FM radio with RDS * MP3/ AAC ringtones * Speakerphone * aGPS with Google Maps™ – with Street View, Google Latitude™, Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation * Messaging: SMS, MMS, email, conversations * 3D games * Picture wallpaper *...
Summary: Sony Ericsson has further expanded its Xperia family of mobile devices to include the midsized Xperia X8, joining the ranks of the X10, the smaller X10 mini and the mini pro. Like all its predecessors, Timescape is still heavily featured. The UI also takes its cue from the X10 mini series, featuring the four-corner touch screen user interface. Hence the question here is: do we really need another rehashed Xperia device?
Summary: The phone has no issues with the sound quality, voice reproduction, etc. Ringtones are loud and are heard well, especially if you select them properly. The vibro is decent.
The model costs around €160-170 and differs from other low cost Android solutions by the screen size and resolution. It is one of the first in its class to offer similar features. At the same time Motorola QT5, LG Optimus One P500, etc. are being released.
Excerpt: This is a global GSM phone. It can be used with AT&T and T-Mobile USA without 3G. The American version supports AT&T's 3G network. Sony Ericsson's Xperia series is probably the manufacturer's most exciting lineup of phones. First, there was the Windows Mobile-powered Xperia X1 . Then along came its successor, the X2 , as well as the Android-based Xperia X10 .
Pros: Elegant styling, Additional back covers come in the box, Easy-to-use interface, Quality loudspeaker
Cons: Poor camera quality, Lack of multi-touch, Takes it too much time to be localized
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 ï¿½ A new experience? Not quite!
7 October 2010
Summary: Rs. 15,990 gets you a pretty good phone in the X8. Unfortunately, there are contenders out there that present a stronger case for your cash, a case the X8, try as it might, cannot ward off. Allow us to reiterate. The XPERIA X8 is quite nice, but there are better options for nearly every need, for a similar price.
Pros: Well built, decent value and feature set, Lots of applications available
Cons: Better phones available for the price, Camera lacks a flash and autofocus, On-screen QWERTY is cramped
Summary: The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 arrived with little fanfare in India, following on from the moderately successful Xperia X10. The X8 is a bulky handset and looks as though it should have a sliding Qwerty keyboard like its Xperia X10 mini pro sibling. However, we discovered there was no Qwerty keyboard, only a rather fat-looking 3.2-inch touchscreen.