Sony has produced a rather intriguing product with the launch of Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. This innovation is seen as Sony’s competitor to the nexus one, HTC desire and even the iPhone. The company announced its release in November 2009, whereas, the product came into the market around March 2010. The question that arises here is that is it truly worth all that hype or will all those high expectations only lead to a disappointment?
Some interesting new Xperia X10 features involve the fact that it supports 2g and 3g networks. Also, its screen is scratch resistant, has a proximity sensor for automatic turn-off and even an accelerometer which speeds up the auto-rotate. If you use your phone roughly but still desire a touch screen, this might be the phone for you.
The phone has wi-fi, Bluetooth, infra-red port and USB data cable connection. As previously mentioned it supports 3G and 2G networks as well. The camera is an important feature of this phone and tests have proven it to be quite successful in terms of image quality. This is one category where Sony never disappoints; their products produce sharp and clear images. Although, when you take a closer look at the camera you realize it has no LED flash. This is something one expects from an 8 megapixel camera with smile detector, touch focus, geo tagging and image stabilizer. Adding an LED flash will make the camera better.
One more major blunder on Sony Ericsson’s part is that the input is a bit dodgy. If you want to delete anything you have typed, the back button tends to delete the whole words and not just that one letter. Also, while typing a letter, the key pops up to show that the phone has registered your command but if you type really fast you will notice that sometimes those letters are missing in your text. Since texting is a very important feature of practically every phone, this problem can be quite irritating for users.
One thing that bothers me about the phone’s hardware is the material that has been used and the shape of the product; somehow, this is not a good combination. The screen is a bit too shiny for my liking; it makes it look like cheap plastic. You might find it interesting if you like luxury, compared to HTC products, I feel they have more class and elegance incorporated into their designs.
All things considered, Xperia X10 by Sony Ericsson has interference but this is a relatively good cellphone. It has all the necessary software you need and a high-resolution 8 megapixel camera to compliment but not lack especially in terms of input. It’s definitely a great addition to the android market and is worth its price. Even the software version has been updates as compared to older androids released by Sony Ericsson.