In this article I am going to review the first ever Windows phone offered by Sony Ericsson which has a windows mobile 6.5 OS and that is the “Xperia X2”. Successor to the much-loved Xperia X1, this phone came less than a year after it.
A highly sophisticated and comfortable smart phone, the phone has some really exciting features, like the enhanced touch interface (quite a big touch-screen), a slide out QWERTY keyboard and the 3D panel signature that allows you to take advantage of the flexible desktop panels that are designed for categorizing fun, business and communication functions. The touch interface combined with the keyboard make navigation far more easier and simple.
The phone also boasts of an 8 megapixel camera with WVGA recording which makes this phone no less than a professional digital camera. The camera is bundled with features like image stabilization, touch-focus, LED flash and a screen viewfinder which gives you nearly-perfect pictures which are a lot better than other camera-phones. There is also a TV-out facility, which lets you attach your phone with a TV or a projector to view your videos or presentations on bigger screens.
The phone is equipped with 3G technology, which gives you broadband like speed in a handset and facilitates downloading of large files quickly. This feature is a boon when paired with applications like Google maps for navigation, RSS feeds, the internet explorer or just basic instant messaging.
The phone has a 3.2″ resistive touchscreen, a standard 3.5 mm jack on the top, basic call/end buttons on the front with a menu and ‘ok’ button. There is also a joypad, quite similiar to the Xperia X1, but flat (also works as a selection key). There is a micro-USB port on the side. A camera button and a volume rocker is also provided. The ‘arc’ design of the phone fits quite comfortably in the palm. A stylus is also provided for navigation.
# Dimensions: 110.0 x 54.0 x 16.0 mm, 4.3 x 2.1 x 0.6 inches
# Weight: 155.0 g, 5.5 oz
# Colors: Elegant Black,Modern Silver
# Storage: 110MB internal, upto 32GB miscroSD
# Camera: 8.1 MP, 16x digital zoom, auto focus, geo tagging
# Display: 3.2 inch TFT, 480×800, 65,536 color
# Talk time GSM: Up to 10 hrs
# Standby time GSM: Up to 500 hrs
# Talk time UMTS: Up to 6hrs
# Standby time UMTS: Up to 640hrs
# Networks: XPERIA X2: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900; UMTS/HSPA 850/1900/2100
# Operating system: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5
Thus, the Xperia X2 is quite an exciting smartphone by Sony Ericsson and a worthy successor to the Somy Ericsson Xperia X1. Leaning a bit towards the business side, the phone takes care of your professional life quite nicely, but is still loaded with enough features to make it good for multimedia use too. Keep an eye out for more cell phone reviews on New Gadget.