Entry Level MND - Android Smartphone
(Mobile Networked Device)
With the tweaked Qualcomm MSM7227 ARMv6 CPU this 3-inch 3.2MP networked mobile device should complement the lower cost smartphone arena provided it has a decent entry price point.
-Qualcomm 600MHz CPU: Updated processor supports better graphics, video, connectivity and is Android 2.x compatible. With its "extra" threads 600MHz should suffice.
-480x320 16M capacitive screen should allow user a decent Android v2.x experience
-Suports GPS and a-GPS provided antenna is adequate.
-Connectivity: Supports most networking including GMS/GPRS, EDGE, 3G/HSDPA and Wifi/WLAN 802.11b/g.
As such staying connected most anywhere and will provide nearly top speed communications and broadband like quality. Only lacks CMDA-EvDo and 4G/LTE
-Android 2.x compatible means once the OEM and MSP upgrade to version 2.2 users will have near 100pct functionality within this device.
-Android Marketplace Apps is growing and maturing with many applications at second generation levels.
-Decent 3.2mp camera will allow good quality pix. Any higher MP level increases base cost and 3.2cams give "good pic"
-3.5mm jack (still a plus) for directly connected earplugs or headphones and direct connect to automobile stereo.
-Micro USB (for tethering, power and upgrades)
-No 802.11n WLAN/WiFi. Any newly launched device should include this newest connection speed.
- NO Adobe Flash Mobile for Android Support as CPU is ARMv6. You live with having JAVA functionality or pay more for an ARMv7 or above processor. Flash content is so intensive these days that Adobe gave up trying to get v6 devices working well enough to be acceptable.
-Less than 1GHz cpu (expensive). Eventually 1GHz will be the Entry Level Device Standard but not today.
-ANDROID V1.6. Launched with Donut? (old...old...old).
This still shows me that OEM's and MSP's continue to fail to properly staff and fund their project "Test Engineering". Too many glitches and even flaws are launched making users either flee to the DEV community to ROOT phones or often wait six months or more for one update.
- 3.0 inch screen. Portrait Qwerty keyboards often smallish for larger fingers. Some may find this a bit small for touchscreen but it will allow you the "android experience". And actually for most things 3.0 to 3.5 inches will suffice quite nicely.
-NO 4G/LTE but then this isn't supposed to be a 4G phone.
As an entry level Android Smartphone the X8 ought to compete nicely with other entry to moderate level MND's. Its lack of at least 256mb RAM may play out to be an issue for anyone who likes to install many applications.
Android 2.2 allows installation to the SD Card but only if phone is rooted. Which if you own an X8 may be your only choice in order to get the most from this entry level phone. If you keep installations to minimum or moderate levels keeping it at stock rom should be adequate.
I would reccomend this phone to anyone wishing to own an Android MND Smartphone who is on a budget or not quite ready for the top of the line expensive 720p MND's. My holiday purchases will include several X8 or similar devices for nieces and nephews still using older version Symbian, other proprietary systems or any of the cheap prepaid bargain phones.
For those willing to wait within the next year the DualCore CPU based upgraded GPU1080p Mobile Devices should be available to take advantage of Android 3.x. And once FULL LTE/4G Connectivity is available a near 5-inch MND should be on the horizon...mortgage included
Well, if i buy this phone, i only use for calling, for SMS, camra and for music, basicly i want try tochsreen phone, but i dont like big phones. i wthink this phone is good for me. And what you thinking about this!?
Hi, Everybody! Well, is this phone good? Nokia 5530 vs SE XPERIA X8? Is the camera good? Is the soft good? Any freezing? Is the tochscreen good? Is it worth ~€ 200?
Thanks in advance! And sry my fcking bad english :D
5800 v this phone, if you don't mind the light sensor giving varied brightness, by far this phone is better. Higher screen res allows more apps to be used. Also the fantastic gpu plays games that normally need a 1ghz processor to run. Upgrade to 2.1 on this phone may help, as only 1.6, but with Sony front end you may not notice much difference. 240x400 is odd for Samsung, old technology now, so x8 better, very classy phone for money.
Fanatic phone, only one
flaw the light sensor. Just like the x10 you cannot turn it off. Hence obtaining full brightness in low light impossible. Got rid of my x 10th mini as could not stand this flaw! Still, having bought the phone on o2 from Tesco at only 129 UK pounds have to admit a bargain. The audio quality is awesome, runs raging thunder at blistering speed, thanks to decent gpu. Video and camera do not display full screen when used, and video playback only full screen with app like realplayer, give 9/10 overall.
Basit, 10 Oct 2010Ahhhh i am so confused. i want to buy set. please suggest x8 or samsung i5800.u choos x8 its phone with all features my friend is using this both we are loving this phone
Ahhhh i am so confused. i want to buy set. please suggest x8 or samsung i5800.
its a good phone with price range 224 usd or Rp 2,000,000 in indonesia.
sambhav, 09 Oct 2010go for samsung galaxy 3..much better.autofocus camera,android 2.1 upgradeable to 2.2..,multi t... morethe Galaxy so lagging. Are u sure better? Price also not acceptable. If so I get HTC Desire better. I tried HTC Desire.. already 2.2 in it.
[deleted post]thank u very much..... i will check out the players and will say which s better......
@all: go for X10.. if budget is the problem, then this is the best option.. better than x6 and galxy i5800...(not sure about wildfire, but i wouldnt recommend because of its low resolution) speed is very good...looks cool..... batters is little bit of drag.. but still the best option available in this price range......
hello i am tushar form rajkot i want to buy x8 is it good to boy now i am useing yari
Beautiful,classy and sexy
But android 1.6os what are u doing se?
We have very high hopes with x8 but it runs on 1.6 silly way
Another silly way its upgrade it will be upgrde to 2.1 in the end of the year
U should upgrade x8 with x10 family then upgrade it with2.2
Then it would be worth for all se users
hey guyz cn any 1 help me......wtz d talk time of battery of dis fone.......though it iz 1200mah gsm arena guyz are saying 4:30 hrs n xperia x10mini pro uses 930mah battery n it tooo give same amt of talktime..........plz do rep urjently........i wanna buy diz fone........thnkq in adv.........byeeeeeeee
hey guys can we get applications and games on SE-X8...do they wrk.....whch is better 4r playing games SE-X8 or Nokia X6..want 2 buy bt confused in between this two...pls suggest..
william henry, 09 Oct 2010guys pls help here..
which application will play avi files in the phone?
i tried real player... moreHi, Henry
I'm sure both player can play divx/avi files in x8.I don't have android phone but I'm planning to buy x8.Tell me which is best(yxplayer/Rock).
go for samsung galaxy 3..much better.autofocus camera,android 2.1 upgradeable to 2.2..,multi touch..faster processor..lower price around Rs 11500..
Yo guys can someone perform a battery test please check how long will the battery last with heavy use and light usage... reaally appreciate it if someone gives the result coz i am planning to buy this but i am afraid that it may have the possibility that this phone is poor in battery life and i am a power user so i dont like dead phones please need help.