Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Smartphone Review

Posted: October 5, 2010
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Smartphone Review

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.

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


  • $150 with a contract

Overall Rating

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Comments are Closed

  • cavad05

    hey it me again just rewatching this review. the xperia is dissapointed, wat everyone is saying is true, the phone is terrrible, it still running a old android while 2.3 comming hell even 3.0 it in way. plus xperia it also reaching end of life this march . the phone just plain terrible. i wasnt smart before but i learn my mistake. never again would i buy a sony ericsson phone.

    Posted: January 13, 2011 11:54 AM
  • tommy1062

    yea it looks good sounds good but it more then likely goin to suck just like the ps3

    Posted: October 12, 2010 6:53 PM
  • Moeez

    What a bimbo.

    Posted: October 12, 2010 9:47 AM

    Please review x10 mini

    Posted: October 7, 2010 6:19 PM
  • J_Boolihans

    very helpful review... i'm looking for a smartphone that's not an iphone on ATT... hard to find.

    Posted: October 7, 2010 12:52 PM
  • nivlac978

    Lol, my ancient G1 is running 2.2. How could they release that with something as old as 1.6?

    Posted: October 6, 2010 4:45 PM
  • nivlac978

    Lol, my ancient G1 is running 2.2. How could they release that with something as old as 1.6?

    Posted: October 6, 2010 4:45 PM
  • applebook

    Oh, and at $150 with contract, this phone is a 1/5. That is iPhone 4 and Captivate territory. What kind of game is Sony Ericsson playing? Only noobs with no Android experience will enjoy this junk.

    Posted: October 6, 2010 3:38 AM
  • applebook

    Only truly ignorant people buy this phone at anything other than bargain basement prices. The best Android phones in Canada are the Galaxy S and even the Acer Liquid E, both of which have better specs and far superior software. The Xperia X10's terrible screen is inaccurate, unresponsive, and will never have multi-touch (a must for serious web browsing and photo viewing). Also, the screen has low brightness, the worst black levels that I've ever seen on an Android device (even worse than first generation stuff like the HTC Magic), and low color gamut. None of these unacceptable flaws can be fixed by Eclair 2.1 either. The only thing good about this phone is the 16Gb card that it ships with in Canada...and the design is handsome as well.

    Posted: October 6, 2010 3:37 AM
  • DwNecrid

    i got this phone... absolutly love it lol. the flash does suck... which i hope they patch up to get it to be a real flash. up here in canada the phone comes with a 16gb sd, which is pretty ballin' and the 2.1 update is supposed to launch late october 2010. prolly best andriod phone in canada atm, which sucks because only other decent ones are the old htc's

    Posted: October 6, 2010 12:01 AM
  • esmilodonte

    i have a old nokia phone and guess what?! the phone becomes with a radio!!!

    Posted: October 5, 2010 11:50 PM
  • Squall_VIII

    Same here first android phone... but i really like the mediascape and timescape... And very true just like said the flash is something dumb... what happen hopefully sony ericsson will launch update that will make that go away... but overall good...

    Posted: October 5, 2010 11:32 PM
  • cavad05

    ahh i got the phone, i enjpy it but this is my first android phone

    Posted: October 5, 2010 8:58 PM