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Tech Review: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Smartphone

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Posted October 6, 2010 - By Moye Ishimoto

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Our viewer requested smartphone reviews continue with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. Kevin Pereira and Sara Underwood review its 4" touch screen, 1 GHz processor, 8 megapixel camera and many more media features, all available for $150 with a contract.

Find the full review from Gadget Pron on Attack of the Show after the cut.

What You Need to Know

  • The phone is about the same size as the iPhone, but the screen is noticeably bigger and it's a little thicker
  • It also has a smooth curved back, which fits nicely in your hand
  • Sadly, when you lay it down and tap it, the phone wobbles
  • The phone comes with a 2 GB Micro SD card, but unfortunately, it's tucked back above the battery
  • It has an 8 megapixel camera and it does video; both the video and still camera are average and there's no automatic camera flash (it’s very complicated to shoot a picture with the flash)
  • Sony Ericsson built their own front end on top of Android to make it stand apart from other Android phones and it looks much better
  • The Xperia throws much of the standard Android interface out the window
  • The touch screen isn't very responsive, and swiping between screens isn't consistent
  • The Xperia’s keyboard is more spacious than the typical Android keyboard
  • The biggest surprise is that the Xperia isn’t running the latest version of Android yet; instead, you get Android 1.6, which is about a year old
  • You won't have multi-touch, which means no pinch and zoom in the web browser or in Google maps, and of course, no Flash support (the update should arrive within a month)
  • Two of the best additions are the bundled Timescape and Mediascape apps
  • Timescape is a social browser that presents things like your e-mail inbox and status updates from Facebook and Twitter as stacks of cards; tap a card to read the full post and tap to see all updates from that person
  • The Mediascape app stands out as a much better media player than the standard Android player; you can browse your music, videos and pictures all in one place
  • The music player has everything you'd expect, including the ability to favorite songs and share MP3s with your friends via bluetooth or e-mail.

Price

  • $150 with a contract

Overall Rating

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