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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 preview: First look

03 November 2009 | Read the review | Post your comment
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 preview: First look - read the full textWith the X10 Sony Ericsson have gone from zero to hundred in a split second. While they may know their way around high-end devices, pulling off an undertaking such as the XPERIA X10 must have been a special...


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> In reply to Spectra @ 2009-11-05 00:13 from nHYL - click to readThose of you stating X10 fails since it doesn't support Android 2.0, do some research if you're such supposed tech fans. The reason for it is not SE but Qualcomm. Snapdragon doesn't support (yet) Android 2.0, so both X10 and Acer can't do anything about it. Blame Qualcomm and not SE ... sheesh!!!

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  • 2009-11-05 11:06
  • Ma9Y

wow its really laggy in the video...

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  • 2009-11-05 07:52
  • v0Xx

Can not believe that they are missing Xmas period, they only come once a year and this phone will be so old when the next one comes around

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  • 2009-11-05 07:20
  • tATE

> In reply to inuka @ 2009-11-04 00:41 from uEx% - click to readDroid/Milestone made it... And until SE officially supports the Android2 upgrade, A2 on X10 stays wishful thinking (tho quite logical wishful thinking...). I wish SE would simply release their device without their ui AS SOON AS POSSIBLE! They should have learned from the X1 mistake...

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  • 2009-11-05 00:13
  • nHYL
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> In reply to [deleted post]Who needs keyboard with big-4incher LCD screen like that? One must realize that the targeted users of this phone are not for geeks and techno enthusiast, base from the video it seems it has an inclination to be used for snazzy/saucy persons. For sure, this phone don't have an X-factor but speaking of glamour and luster this gadget is very "appealing"

detailed preview + official vid from Head of Xperia X10:

Kudus, to the "classy" promotional vid

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  • 2009-11-04 18:52
  • sxtL

> In reply to Arthur @ 2009-11-04 01:26 from T3xi - click to readGood post Arthur.

The reason why the UI is so slow is that the render all the graphics in the CPU at this point. It have not been optimized for GPU in this demo version. So the performance of the UI doesn't sau anything about the finnished product. However one can be a bit puzzled by them showing it of at an alpha state. This will only make people post comment on the various tech blogs like; it is very laggy and SE is crap and so on...

Regarding the OS version and multi touch, this will be included later on when Eclair supports the Snapdragon platform.

The major concern is that there are no records of being a digital compass in the hardware. This pretty much makes all AR apps useless which is very disappointing since it suppose to be a top of line android phone. I hope that I'm mistaken about the digital compass though.

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  • 2009-11-04 15:32
  • M8T2

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-04 14:01 from Ma9Y - click to readAre you stupid or something? I think about it and you know what?

> SE is falling apart and they don't even communicate each other to write down in OFFICIAL WHITEPAPER the colors..

> It really has 16000 ... when phone in stores now have 16.000.000 colors

Both means SE FAILED !

And second, you want Snapdragon, then Google hasn't released Android 2.0 for Snapdragon. This is WRONG !! And by Spring this will be ready..! SE can't even write a smart UI on 1.6////if YOU SHOW IT this was SOOOO SLOW !!


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  • 2009-11-04 14:12
  • LH0x

> In reply to [deleted post]Are you stupid or something? How could it have 16k colours. Think about it? And second, you want Snapdragon, then Google hasn't released Android 2.0 for Snapdragon. Not SE fault but google. Cry to google. BTW, I've played with it, and it's awesome. And the resoultion is more like 16 milllion colours.

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  • 2009-11-04 14:01
  • Ma9Y

Although it was a prototype but as GSMA mentioned in their review, it needs a huge work. I can say I'm a little bit disappointed to see SE did not made a revolution I was hoping for and they are going the same way (more or less) they started with X1 and continued with ridiculous X2. I don't like to say this but I guess after 7 years I'm going to switch to another manufacturer.
What is sad is that they already have the ability to make wonderful phones. I don't know why they make such a fool of themselves?! Is that really hard to make phones at least as good as HTC or Samsung?!

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  • 2009-11-04 13:35
  • uKYS

I am not surprised that SE did this to XPERIA X10. they never learn for sure they will charge this phone for a large amount of cash even its not worth it. that's why X10 will fail again. look what happen to X1 it failed horribly. and don't ask about X2 it will fail again. that's why HTC and SAMSUNG are most trusted phone manufacturer for now.

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  • 2009-11-04 13:30
  • w0PJ

"a lot" of people say bad things about x10 i'm sure they are afraid that x10 is 10x better than their phones right now. It's like denying it's existence to make it non-existent however, x10 will definitely exist.

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  • 2009-11-04 10:24
  • 95Wr

haha this UI is slower than touch phones 3 years ago, what an embarrassment.I hope the nvidia tegra processor helps these poor guys hahaha

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  • 2009-11-04 10:17
  • Isti

They seem pretty bold to make that kind of a phone their flagship model of their XPERIA phones. From the looks of it... it'll lack a few nessecary features, will have a extremely slow interface (overdid it with the eye candy) and will cost a pretty penny.

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  • 2009-11-04 08:02
  • qbaE

Looks decent enough, but unfortunately, SE has a bad reputation for prolonging the release of handsets, & even worse, makes them ridiculously expensive.

Also, why is the Motorola is the ONLY manufacturer that knows how to construct a handset using quality materials such as metal & glass, while Nokia, SE, Samsung, & others still love to slap on creaky plastic on their mobile phones?

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  • 2009-11-04 06:21
  • IAut

wtf no qwerty?

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  • 2009-11-04 05:57
  • q}jf

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-11-03 22:47 from 5Auf - click to readoh no, you're not going get it! but SE made it just for you... its really going hurt their feelings :'(
grow up, the world doesn't spin around you.
to all those who are putting it down or hyping it up... it's just a 'phone'. it's not going change your life (ie for the geeks, its not going to get you a girl either or make you more friends. (*same for the users of iphone, nokia, htc, so on and so on)), nor will you die without it.

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  • 2009-11-04 03:35
  • 39BH

> In reply to Arthur @ 2009-11-04 01:30 from T3xi - click to readHTC HD2 beats the iphone 3GS in web browser speedtest., because of the better processor Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that Xperia X10 also have.
And iphone doesn't have flash support which i think a very important factor for a smartphone nowadays.

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  • 2009-11-04 02:45
  • vxnN

Now that I'm at it, I think this is one of the sexiest phones of the current high-end devices! Android (I'm sure upgrading to 2.0 will be a piece of cake) + great hardware + great looks makes this my current no.1.

I'll stick with Apple though, I think the OS is still better, and as I'm an audiophile I'm very glad with the unsurpassed output of the 3GS! Oh, and only the App Store is worth it sticking with Apple. And I used to get excited of good phone-camera's, but now that I have a SLR (Canon 40D) I can't look at any phone-photos. So I use the camera very rarely. Anyway, that's what works for me.

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  • 2009-11-04 01:30
  • T3xi

I read the comments in a while, and it's so funny how there are only two types of posters:

1) Extremely negative ("epic fail", "huge dissapointment", "worst phone ever", etc.)
2) Extremely positive (without really good arguments, you can say "fanboys")

But this time it's even more funny. How many people already told

A) "It's so slow/laggy on the video"
B) "I'm not going to get it"
C) "Other brands will eat this one for breakfast"

A) This is a pre-release version. You think it will remain the same 3 months? You think it's ready now and SE has nothing to do and won't release the phone just to tease us?
B) You judge on a single video of an unreleased phone if you will get it or not?
C) Not only is this device far from ready, you already conclude that other UNRELEASED phones are better?

I know this post won't change anything, but I had to express my frustration and laughterat the same time...

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  • 2009-11-04 01:26
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I was really excited about this phone but after comparing the preview videos from Sony vs the real world speed on the videos from people using it............this phone is slow and not going to get it.

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  • 2009-11-04 00:56
  • qiHc

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