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.
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
Conclusion: The processor seemed to struggle at times, making us wait while it performed actions and sometimes performing its screen animations jerkily rather detracting from all the design effort Sony Ericsson has put in to its Android skin.
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 has a higher resolution screen than the XPERIA X10 Mini and XPERIA X10 Mini Pro smartphones
Good Gear Guide.au
7 June 2011
Summary: The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 offers a similar user experience to the smaller XPERIA X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro handsets, and like those phones it ships with an outdated version of the Android operating system.
Pros: Rounded design is comfortable to hold, reasonably attractive matte finish, decent screen resolution, custom UI works well
Cons: Slightly cramped for messaging, Timescape is limited, runs Android 1.6, no multitouch
Summary: The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is a mid-range Google Android smartphone, targeted at users who can't afford the premium Xperia X10 and find the Xperia X10 mini or mini Pro too small for their tastes.
Excerpt: When it was first launched, the Xperia X8 received criticism for its out-of-date version of Android. Since then it has received a major software update to version 2.1 of the operating system, up from 1.6. It still retains Sony Ericsson's own custom user interface, which has some interesting features. It's aimed squarely at the consumer market, with a focus on music and social networking.
Conclusion: The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 never really steps away from the problems that have hampered other Sony Ericsson Android devices this year. The out-dated version of the Android operating system means you miss out on the performance gains and the features that rival devices are offering, and Sony Ericsson’s interface doesn’t present anything to get too excited about.
Pros: Capacitive display, response from screen is pretty good
Cons: Build quality not great, poor camera performance, out dated version of Android, Sony Ericsson's tinkerings add little to get excited about, software seemed occasionally buggy