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
11 April 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 It has outdated specs and a few issues like the screen sensitivity that, if you’re a speed freak, will leave you tearing your hair out.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 *...
Excerpt: The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is a new smartphone device powered by the Android OS. This small and affordable device is one of Sony Ericsson’s most lightweight devices with a large touchscreen interface and easy-to-use features.
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.
Conclusion: Voice quality on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is predominantly satisfying. The incoming side is treated to some fine tones, complemented with decent loudness, while the outgoing side experiences a bit lower quality sounds, while maintaining the good power. The that supplies the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 with power is rated at 4.75 hours of talk-time and 18 days of stand-by. Nothing impressive.
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
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