A quick look at the SE Xperia X10 for those who are new to this phone. It's my review guys coz I had this phone for about a month, but sold it as it was unsuitable for me.
--The first thing that catches your eyes is the nice and sleek design.
--TFT capacitive touch screen at 4 inches - 854×480 pixels. But, No Amoled or Super Amoled screen. Only shows 65k color, but it'll show 16m color after OS update because the hardware is capable of showing 16M colors. For now it’s limited by android 1.6.
--Unique and beautiful UI! The Mediascape and Timescape (performance has got better after the latest firmware update) Although IMO, its very slow.
--An excellent 8MP camera that is FULL featured, autofocus, LED Light Only (but it remains photo light only as it CANNOT be updated to a LED flash), touch focus, image stabilization, geo-tagging, face and smile detection (it can recognize up to 5 face to save their picture between previous taken pictures from those people or under their contacts), with WVGA at 30fps video recording. SE has said that after an OS update it'll be an HD recorder.
--Standard 3.5mm audio jack & micro USB port and 8GB memory card included, officially supports 16GB but 32GB memory has been successfully tested on it.
--384mb of RAM and the 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. But can Never be upgraded to Android 3.0 as 500mb of RAM is needed.
--Android 1.6 only. but it's got SE custom UI (for example it can transfer files via Bluetooth unlike so many phones with 1.6!) and it'll get android 2.1 plus with UXP upgrade in Q4 2010 (October/November/December). It should support flash too! And the greater news is that SE has promised to update the X10 through its life time!
--And the build quality is good. It really feels great and comfortable in hand.
AND, of course no phone is perfect and this phone lacks some items also:
--No front camera, so true video calls is impossible. But one way video calling is possible by using Fring by using the main camera (it’s not cool at all IMO)
--No multi touch and can NEVER have multitouch (SE is working for an alternative and we know that it has “1 finger zoom” feature)
--No build in radio(on the other hand it has the external Bluetooth MW600 with radio and brilliant audio quality and you can enjoy listening to music or radio, 10 meters away from your X10) Of course, this means an extra accessory to carry with you.
--No Music Equalizer.
--No DivX and XviD video playback
--Low loudspeaker volume(but the audio quality is excellent)
--Earpiece seems to be a little weak --No free GPS. Plus Agps must be used, meaning there is always data charges when using the GPS.
--Very Expensive phone
--No true camera flash
--No WiFi “n
--No Bluetooth 3.
--Made in China
So…it’s not the best in term of Specifications, but some people might like it :)
Ravz, 15 Aug 2010What issue you facing with bluetooth transfer? :)How do one transfer or receive song or photo using blue tooth facility??
Marius, 16 Aug 2010Unfortunattley it seems we dont get a normal led flash on this phone even after the update to ... moreActually, in my experience, if you can see it, the X10 camera will see it as it is, and can take the picture as it is. No need for artificial lighting...
Most of the applets were not working since this has old Os version, it will be upgraded, but still others will reach higher which will give the same situation again,
Unfortunattley it seems we dont get a normal led flash on this phone even after the update to 2.1 which supports led flash. I buy a premium price phone with 8 mpx camera and it doesnt have normal working flash like samsung or nokia phones. It is just plain ugly on of manual flash
[deleted post]hey canadian man, what,s going on its a little bit confused all this posts it was you, I dont know if its my english or its really contradictory, or it was al the deleted posts thing, well it seems somebody steal your nick, thats the worst part that this forum is free, nobody register, and we can post even with phoenix nick or ravz etc. yo can see people changing nicks. I STAND on what I SAID and think, I GIVE MY WORD when i post, try to behonest and objetive. btw i have some news. my phone had me amazed with battery life it is going to 3 days, 1 hour, 30 min and 16% battery left, interesing isnt it? between heavy and normal use
[deleted post]you're lying buddy, and you know it
the screen is really good, and it'll show 16m colors as soon as device gets android 2.1 and it's close.
Help needed, 15 Aug 2010Help needed
Hi all I am trying my best to play MP4 on my XPERIA X10 handset. Its playing th... moreTo Help needed
If your video does not fit full screen that means the video ratio does not match the screen ratio, you will have to crop it or add and border to the video by a video editing tool to match it. otherwise it will get stretch or not will be full screen.
the ratio of a 640X480 pixel video is
640/480 = 1.33333
the ratio of a 320X240 pixel video is
320/240 = 1.33333
above videos has same ratio, both will fit a 480X640 screen.
your screen is 854X480 is = 1.77
So it wan fit this screen
your phone will get 16M colors after update, don't worry, but don't know when, 16M is way better than 65K !!!
Anonymous, 16 Aug 20101.6 android old version.. may i know this unit is upgradble to 2.1(eclair)? 2.1 and beyond
1.6 android old version.. may i know this unit is upgradble to 2.1(eclair)?
ROB, 16 Aug 2010Ye I'm from Canada too and I picked up the X10...I feel it is the best Android on the market..... moreThe reason is two fold, Rogers and Sony have a very good partnership and Rogers network is built by Ericsson
Canadianman20, 13 Aug 2010I have had the X10 since it launched in Canada and love the phone. I will never leave SE again... moreYe I'm from Canada too and I picked up the X10...I feel it is the best Android on the market...when it updates. But what you can do with this phone is crazy.
It funny that Canada got the X10 before the USA! Well I guess Rogers is good for something!!!
Canadianman20, 16 Aug 2010Yes it does. You can sign up for free on Sony Ericsson's website to have your contacts and oth... morehi again Canadianman..one last question if you don't mind..do you know if you can plan a route on google maps and then sync this route to your phone..you can do this on ovi and then sync it to your nokia..I find it better in general to plan a route online and then sync it to my phone before I go somewhere..cheers again
tlc, 16 Aug 2010cheers Canadianman..that was very helpful..I'll probably go out and buy it now..regards, Justi... moreNot a problem. Im sure you will love the phone. It really is the best way to experience Android hands down.
Canadianman20, 16 Aug 2010Yes it does. You can sign up for free on Sony Ericsson's website to have your contacts and oth... morecheers Canadianman..that was very helpful..I'll probably go out and buy it now..regards, Justin from Dublin, Ireland..
tlc, 16 Aug 2010hi, I got a Nokia E71 at the moment which is a good business phone in my opinion and it has... moreYes it does. You can sign up for free on Sony Ericsson's website to have your contacts and other info synced to there website, you can also create contacts on the website and they will sync to the phone. I use Sony Sync, but you can also have it sync with google, so if you have a gmail account with all your contacts you can sync there to. The X10 is great for email, and it syncs my mac mail perfectly. I have not found an attachment that wont open, and it is great looking on the big screen. The X10 even has a cool feature that allows you to create a backup on your phone without the use of a computer, saved to the SD card itself, and if something goes wrong you can restore the phone without the use of the computer.
I got a Nokia E71 at the moment which is a good business phone in my opinion and it has worked well for me. I can sync my new contacts from my handset directly to ovi which is one feature I really don't want to surrender.
Do SE have such a facility for their handsets? Is it any good?
What is the experia like for writing emails does anyone know? I find the Nokia E71 to be a really excellent business phone & I'm hopeful the xeperia will be as good.
Any advice would be appreciate.
jack x10, 15 Aug 2010the internet via 3g or wifi is very fast, why people complain ? it works like a laptop, op... moreIn Canada we have 3 national operators who are on HSPA+, 1 is field testing LTE, and the other 2 or gearing up for LTE. My X10 speed tests at 10.1 Mbps download and 2.3 Mbps upload.