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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 (Android 2.1) review: Eclairs for dinner

15 November 2010 | Read the review | Post your comment
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 (Android 2.1) review: Eclairs for dinner - read the full textWith a large high-res screen, a Snapdragon CPU and ample amount of RAM the XPERIA X10 is nothing short of the top-end Android smartphones currently on the market. However its outdated Android OS...


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> In reply to Gama @ 2010-12-10 15:53 from 3E4r - click to readThat's because your pics have a lower resolution than they should. It's not the phone's fault, is it? If you read the specifications, Xperia's wallpaper should be 960x854 , that's the second highest resolution available as of now, just behind the iPhone. That's not stupid, is it?
If your pics are larger than that, then the square will let you fit what you want to see in your screens (through all five of them). If your pics are smaller, the phone has to strech it! Or did you want only three of your homescreens with half your wallpaper, and the remaining two in blank?
*However* there's an excellent app. in the market called MultiPicture Wallpaper, which allows you to set *five* different walls to fit in each of your screens! That's pretty smart of Android, isn't it?
With this app. even "small" resolution pics (360x480) make great walls!! Trust me, I'm using those walls from my old Nokia.

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  • 2010-12-14 16:43
  • Lt1H

> In reply to Sorry Crappicson @ 2010-12-13 07:12 from ibHC - click to readYou obviously got a deective unit. No phone, no matter how crappy you think it is, does that normally.
I recently purchased my Xperia, so I'm not biased. Under the heaviest of usage, it doesn't warm up even in the slightest. Also, even at heavy use, it lasts for a whole day (24 hours) on a single charge. And that is constantly Tweeting, checking Facebook, 4-6 hours of music, video playback, 30 min. of calls.
I'm not praising it, I'm just stating what I have experienced.

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  • 2010-12-14 09:41
  • Lt1H

> In reply to emi @ 2010-12-13 23:17 from L96H - click to readNo. App installer comes with Eclair 2.1 :-). Me too recently bought X10. Life is so good with it :-) (kforkrishh[at]yahoo. co. in)

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  • 2010-12-14 04:07
  • vTQ2

help help i get x10 now my phone has a application installer is my phone secend hand???how
i know my phone is secend hand or not help help

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  • 2010-12-13 23:17
  • L96H

I find the 1.6 much better, lyk it atleast did support dictionary words in the sms, and we could atleast add the receipients directly from the android keyboard style(SMS),and noticbly the contact pictures get blurred.......and of all there is no automatic screen brightness in the 2.1 as well RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!isay...... can any one me out in solvin the above problems....plz wud be kind enough

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  • 2010-12-13 20:38
  • utib

Xperia X10 has to be the dumbest phone I've used by far (even after the upgrade to Android 2.1).It overheats easily and it just keeps restarting the damn phone over and over again,eventually draining whats left of your battery.Even charging the phone will causes it to overheat and crash repetitively.By the end of the day,you're basically discharging than recharging.Also when the battery meter turns red,making/receiving phone calls are a waste of effort because you wouldn't be able to hear anything from the other side and vice-versa.

Wouldn't recommend anyone getting it,even an old-school Nokia 3210 would perform better.

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  • 2010-12-13 07:12
  • ibHC

yes!i got the same problem blurrin'.what a shame!!!!when you set a contact picture;it blurs,when you set as background,blurrss again!!!!anyone who can solved this prob. or anyone can help????is this an upgrade or downgrade???!!!!i'm not sure.

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  • 2010-12-12 14:45
  • J8AS

Does anyone knows how to set a good wallpaper on this phone? because I get great pics, I set them as wallpapers, than i have to crop, which will zoom the photo and make it blured!!! I want to ser the all pic and not just a part of it.....Stupidity!!!

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  • 2010-12-10 15:53
  • 3E4r

sittu;you have to reselect photo and save again (for your contacts pictures)i mean. then it's o.k.

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  • 2010-12-10 02:17
  • J8AT

Hi all

Isnt it better to update your phone before use - like set to factory default and update, and then personalise everything and add contracts? and can anyone tell me how is the pinch zoom (aka multi touch)?

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  • 2010-12-08 08:18
  • fqkw

Picture tell 1000 words! Sonyericsson has a bad habit of lies to the consumer in many stage. Many of the consumer fall for they trap, but it won't very long SE will lost they credibility of tustee company in the phone business. I am one of the consumer who is following of SE products. Now am stock with they old vision software and my cousine also bought one too I have told him to returned to the carry and continuing to tell others do not buy any Sonyericsson. This Kind of untrustee company cannot be do business with.By not honor they word.

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  • 2010-12-06 23:33
  • jyAS

I upgraded, only to find the pictures of all my contacts are now blurred. Has anyone else noticed this? I have added pics of all my contacts and on the 1.6V they were sharp and clear. Now they are grainy. Can anyone help to resolve this?

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  • 2010-12-06 16:10
  • pTyU

> In reply to Kevin @ 2010-12-01 06:00 from ibfs - click to readget over it. did you check out the screen review GSMarena just conducted?

Even without 16m colors, x10 still performed admirably. Comparable to Samsung Wave, and HTC Desire HD. So stop bashing the spec sheet, and pick up the phone and use it!

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  • 2010-12-01 18:51
  • 9xEf

this phone is what ? no flash and yet still doesn't support 16M color ?

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  • 2010-12-01 06:00
  • ibfs

Unfortunately the phone is Rubbish, all the mainboards fail & there is a big backlog for repairs for them (Sony E can't keep up).
Brilliant screen but rubbish phone, shame.

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  • 2010-11-28 01:31
  • RJdi

really happy with my Xperia X10
update 2.1 you will get a new phone hehe

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  • 2010-11-27 17:16
  • Mfxn

I hate to having to say this, but SE sucks.To the point that i just want to throw my X10 in the trash. Don't get me wrong, i am not a hater. Not until now, that is. The only reason that Sony still survive today is because it's eating of it's good 'HARD EARNED' reputation built by those who managed the corp in the past. To compare.... Apple have way better sound quality in the music devices..... and lots of other small 'less popular' companies have better pictures quality.... I personally thinks Samsung is by passing Sony in pictures quality. And last but not least .... the people who runs the corp.... makes me sick now..... they treat us like we're morons and don't know any better. They can shovel all their promises up their behind. I'll take anything over a SE now.OH yeah ,,,and also if you're a gamer.... you sure will hate this phone.... it so slow in response.

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  • 2010-11-27 16:58
  • j}Tf

Tried the update, loved it for a day then once again same problems as before (switching off) and new problems, couldnt make calls, said there was no sim in phone, couldnt answer calls, 'blue screened,' was my second exchange anyway so i chucked it, got an iphone, only thing that works with my mac anywho

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  • 2010-11-26 13:30
  • M3s@

There is no universal question and there are no universal answers, nor the correct opinions about which phone is best. Everyone needs to think with their own head to decide which phone is best for him personally. Each of us has different priorities and needs and therefore its list of top mobile smartphone will be different. X10 is with this upgrade still in the top segment of the smartphone cell phones, and the price is now much better than the competition as article says. So definitely it is worth it of a serious attention.

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  • 2010-11-25 16:43
  • IaHd

i update my sony ericsson x10 adroid 1.6 to 2.1 but got problem.when u play game /search net or sms will get the auto shut down the phone .means that 2.1 fireware havent stable on this phone

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  • 2010-11-25 04:36
  • ibeE

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