Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Review, Features, Specifications, Price In India

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

Recently, on 25 March 2010, Sony Ericsson expanded its line of ‘Xperia’  containing Xperia X1 and Xperia X2 series by adding the much anticipated ‘Xperia X10‘. Code named ‘Rachael’ and previously rumored to be named the ‘X3′ or ‘X5′, the X10 takes a step out of the contemporary by introducing the latest OS for mobile phones, the ‘Android’ launched by Google. This is the first Android device by Sony Ericsson. The phone had quite a hype following it preceding its release and once again, Sony Ericsson has managed to live up to its expectations.

The Xperia X10 relies completely on its huge 4-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen (480 X 854 pixels) for operating the phone. Three hardware buttons are provided; A menu button, A home button and a ‘Back’ button. The phone has a volume rocker on the side along with the camera button. On the top, you’ll find a standard 3.5 mm jack, a micro-USB port for charging and data-transfer and a power button which also works as the lock-screen button. The body fits snugly into your palm.

The phone is currently shipped with Android version 1.6, but an upgrade to version 2.1 is promised in the second half of 2010. Frankly, users won’t be missing out on much as the huge amount of specs the phone has to offer pretty much makes up for it. The android OS is easy to operate, boasting of a lot of features and a market to download more apps (currently the market contains around 40,000 apps as compared to apple’s whopping 140,000). The apps range from various kinds of games to tools (like the very useful bar-code scanner) to weather forecasts or merely daily updates to your favorite comic; both free and paid.

Sony has made certain modifications to the OS, mainly by the introduction of Timescape™ and Mediascape™. The Timescape feature arranges all your communication history (facebook, twitter, messaging, email, call log) under a single menu, providing ease of access. The Mediascape is the latest media player software delivering easy access to all your videos, music and photographs.
Another great addition is the ‘Infinity’ button, which lets you access all the information related to a particular contact in Timescape or Artist in Mediascape.

The phone consists of a mammoth 8.1 megapixel camera with a single LED which has to be manually turned on and doesn’t function like a flash (a new feature called ‘Photolight’). Frankly, they could have done a better job by offering a xenon flash to do justice to the huge camera. But this drawback is compensated by the addition of features like ‘Face Detection’ ( Upto 5 faces can be detected and identified by the camera) and ‘Smile Detection’. The camera automatically stores the photographs under the respective contact. Video quality is also very good with various settings at hand.

One major drawback of this handset is the lack of multi-touch. But to be honest, it doesn’t seem like much of a setback as the phone is loaded with a lot of other amazing features
# Quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G support
# 10.2 Mbps HSDPA and 2 Mbps HSUPA support
# 4″ capacitive touchscreen of WVGA (480 x 854 pixel) resolution and scratch-resistant surface
# 16M-color ready (65K effective colors under Android OS v1.6)
# Android OS v1.6 with complete Sony Ericsson UI customization
# Timescape and Mediascape UI
# Excellent social networking integration
# Excellent build quality
# Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon 1 GHz CPU, OpenGL ES 2.0 support; 384 MB of RAM
# 8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, touch focus, image stabilization, geotagging, face and smile detection
# WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) video recording @ 30fps
# Wi-Fi and GPS with A-GPS
# 1 GB storage, microSD slot, bundled with an 8GB card
# Accelerometer and proximity sensor
# Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
# microUSB port (charging) and stereo Bluetooth v2.1
# Document viewer
# Li-Po 1500 mAh (BST-41) battery
# Great audio quality

Estimated Price (usually excluding taxes, actual cost may vary)INR 30,500/-, £489.94

Conclusion:

The Xperia X10 certainly lives up to its hype, with a great camera, a great user interface, and the latest Android OS. If you’re looking for a great phone which practically does everything, then Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is the way to go. The features are amazing, the looks are stylish and the price is more than justified. Once again, hats off to Sony Ericsson for a job well done.

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9 Responses

  1. Organica says:

    The features are too good but the prices are also too good

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  2. logan says:

    great review. love my x10. amazing unlocked world phones. easy to use, practical. the touch screen is responsive and the keys are easy to push. it feels good and looks great i get a ton of compliments. much better than our old unlocked phones. i love the email and gps they are great for my business and helps me keep in touch with my clients. my wife loves hers too! the facebook and games keep her busy on long trips and the camera and recorder are great for catching good moments. got our unlock codes and blackberry unlock codes for cheap too. the battery life lasts a long time too which is really nice. the processor is faster, screen is bigger, sony really stepped up their game on this. 2 thumbs up

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  3. raviprakash says:

    I want to buy it… plz, tell me its actual value…

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  4. rakesh baraskar says:

    Hi ,
    I have one doubt in this mobile for 3G use where is front camera in this mobil.
    could you please clear my doubts.

    Tregards
    Rakesh Baraskar

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  5. sandeep says:

    yes i also agree with monu where is front camera.

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  6. sandeep says:

    can anyone tell me where is the front camera…if somebody is seeing this from sony company please reply on this

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