Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
I'll start off by saying that this is my first smart phone. My previous phone was a Nokia N95 that I used for the usual phone stuff inc email, internet and GPS. Well this one blows it out of the water. Navigating using the touch screen is a doddle, as is using the touch screen keyboard. Initially it takes some getting used to, but before long you are almost at pc keyboard speed.
The GPS is very fast and accurate and the route planner is good.
My phone is on 3 network and I have no issues with signal or connection speeds. It checks my email frequently and again is easier to use than my previous phone.
I'm just getting into the apps that you can d/load for it. That are loads of naff ones out there, but some pretty good ones as well. One which you will probably think is naff (but I think is good is one that tells you what every star in the sky is. All you do is hold up your phone and where ever you point it, it tells you what you are looking it. Not that I'll use that very much.
Reports say battery life is poor, not lasting a day, but I'm finding it now last 2 days. That's using the interent, it auto checking my email every 10 mins, light phone call use and text use. Wifi I have on all the time, blutooth I have switch off unless needed. Also I shut down apps when I'm not using them. Anyone that has had a N95 soon gets into this habbit or the phone crashes, so I've kind of carried on doing that. It keeps the phone fast and the battery life good.
Camera quality is brilliant. My N95 was good, but this exceeds it.
I don't use social networking sites, but this phone has built in apps for all that should you need them.
Reports also say that it's using an old version of the android operating system (it is, 1.6). The latest (2.1) allows multi touch (ipod like pinch zoom etc) amongst other things, but I've never experience that so I don't miss what I've never had.
MP3 play back and search is cool and there is a built in app that if you hear a song that you like but don't know what it is, it will recognise it and tell you what it is.
I use outlook on my pc and had my previous phone sync-ed with the pc. There is no direct sync tool available which I find a major downer. You can work around it, but I liked being able to sync contacts, calendar and tasks in one simple click of the button and this is not available, so you have to mess around somewhat to get a half-ar*ed solution.
Ok I could waffle on for ever so I'll cut to the chase.
PROS: Touch screen, internet brousing, sending email, texting
CONS: No direct sync for outlook, ring and ear volume low
Neither good or bad: Battery life, no multitouch
This is a very good phone, but I can imagine if you are already a smart phone user then you may find it not so good. Going from an iphone to this I can imagine would be a slightly backwards step, but as I can this sim free and unlocked for almost 1/2 the price of an iphone, then this in my opinion is the winner.
49 of 51 people found this review helpful.
Great Phone just lacksthe power
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
I decided to get this on 3 Contract about a year ago. The main reason was the price but I wanted a Android device to replace my partly broken Samsung Genio Slide. What a great small phone. The battery lasts all day which is a bonus but make sure you are charging it over night if you want to use it the next day. When turned off it charges in just under 2 hours when on about 2 and a half so not long. The camera is great but just misses zoom even digital zoom. The four customizable corners make it easy to use your fav apps. My friend has a HTC Desire and this isnt a bad phone compared to it. The screen is a little fiddly but is good quality for watching videos/films. The timescape widget is good for checking what friends are up to at a glance (see the product picture).
All in all a great little phone just lacks the power of more expensive phones. A good buy!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Sony Ericsson X10 mini Cell Phone
Brand New Never Opened X10 : Part of an Upgrade Package on T-Mobile..
8 megapixel camera
Super fast internet
Unique multimedia features
About the Sony Ericsson X10
Slick and slim design and awesome features make the Xperia X10 one of the best Android phones around.
Sony Ericsson X10 Specifications
Weight 135 g
Size (mm) 119 x 63 x 13
Talk time (up to) 5 hr 50 mins
Standby time (up to) 340 hr
Charge time (up to) 2 hr 30 mins
Internet on your phone
Sync with PC
Built-in GPS (Software required for Sat Nav use)
Picture messaging (MMS)
TV on your phone
Voice activated dialling
My Phonebook Backup
From the Sony Erickson Website:
Addicted to friends - Timescape™
Take a personalised tour of Timescape™ using your Facebook™ feed and see all your conversations and updates in one view. Explore it now
Fun to the core - Mediascape
Wanna quench your thirst for fun? Take a sip of Sony Ericsson Mediascape - all your music, videos and photos, just waiting to be enjoyed
Seen that face before?
The Xperia™ X10 recognises up to five faces in a photo and automatically stores them under your friends in your phone.
What's in the box
8GB Memory Card
2 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Neat and easy to carry smart phone, quite simple to use. Touch screen works well
but not for people with large hands they may have a problem. I am on 3 newtwerk and some services not supported by 3 at the moment like msn instant massanger but can access it through msn web site.the response time on loading screen is pretty fast and easy to expand the clarity of the display is clear despite the size of screen. Loads of apps, and some really usefull free ones.Limited bluetooth when connecting to pc at present but connects easily through USB.
Overall am very pleased and learning more each time i use it.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini
I love the size of the phone it's great. The features of the phone are good the touch screen is relatively easy to work however during the text function I do sometimes find I seem to touch and touch and touch the screen before it picks it up. I don't know is that just because I still have to get used to the touch screen texting though.
The battery life isn't all that great it only lasts for around a day whereas the phone I had previous used to last for two. The cable on the charger is really short compared to the usual cable length you get with chargers.
The camera is ok considering it's only 5megapixel.
I like the fact you can change the back cover to have other colours rather than just plain black.
Overall it is a good little phone however there are some aspects of it such as camera and battery life which could be slightly better.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.