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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

6.6/10 AVG.
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6.6/10
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The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 currently has an Informr score of 6.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 12 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1 GHz
Screen Size
4"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


What Digital Camera

As you would expect with a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 handset, the overall look and feel of the Xperia X10's images is good. However, shadows and highlights have a tendency to be lost and sharpness is an issue.

- Paul Nuttall, What Digital Camera
Engadget

When we first reviewed the X10, it had a lot more going for it. But now we have to look at it from the context in which it was released: a smartphone arguably over the hill before it even set ground in Ma Bell, retailing for $150 on contract. For just $50 more you can get the Samsung Captivate,...

- Ross Miller, Engadget
Wired

Nice camera, even including face recognition and a variety of camera modes. Impressive audio quality and loudness, if you're one of those people that still talks on his phone. Troubling data entry problems. Sony skin can get overwhelmed for heavy Facebookers and Twitter friends. Ancient Android...

- Christopher Null, Wired
Phone Scoop

The X10 offers only average performance when it comes to call quality, battery life, and other basics. The real appeal of this device, then, is the software being offered by Sony Ericsson. I would recommend anyone interested in this phone go to an AT&T store and play with TimeScape and Media...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
Howard Chui

Sony Ericsson likes to point out that they won’t design a plain jane Android phone. This isn’t a bad thing but it means the X10 only ships with Android 1.6 (Milestone has 2.0, Nexus One has 2.1) since apparently Timescape and Mediascape aren’t compatible with newer versions (o...

- Howard Chui, Howard Chui


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Sony released the Ericsson Xperia X10 on December 21, 2009.



Sony backs up the Ericsson Xperia X10 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Ericsson Xperia X10 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sony support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sony's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
4"

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10's screen size is 4 inches with 480 x 854 pixels resolution.

Processor
1 GHz

There is a Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 1.6 operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
1024 MB

Internal memory is 1024 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1500 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 17.5 days standby time, 600 minutes.

Ericsson Xperia X10 Specs

Overview
Release date December 21, 2009
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 1.6

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Processor Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon 1 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 1024 MB
RAM 256 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass No
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.02 W/kg
Body: 1.04 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 600 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 17.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Sensuous Black , Luster White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.9 x 6.3 x 1.3 cm (4.7 x 2.5 x 0.5 in)
Weight 135 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 480 x 854 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
16x optical
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Smile detection
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments The update to OS 2.1 is available
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Critic Reviews


What Digital Camera

The camera functionality is noteworthy

from What Digital Camera

As you would expect with a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 handset, the overall look and feel of the Xperia X10's images is good. However, shadows and highlights have a tendency to be lost and sharpness is an issue.

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As you would expect with a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 handset, the overall look and feel of the Xperia X10's images is good. However, shadows and highlights have a tendency to be lost and sharpness is an issue.

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Engadget

Large display, good camera, comfortable to hold

from Engadget

When we first reviewed the X10, it had a lot more going for it. But now we have to look at it from the context in which it was released: a smartphone arguably over the hill before it even set ground in Ma Bell, retailing for $150 on contract. For just $50 more you can get the Samsung Captivat...More

When we first reviewed the X10, it had a lot more going for it. But now we have to look at it from the context in which it was released: a smartphone arguably over the hill before it even set ground in Ma Bell, retailing for $150 on contract. For just $50 more you can get the Samsung Captivate, arguably an improved version of this form factor in almost every way (screen, Android OS version, hardware). For $50 less, there's the iPhone 3GS equipped with iOS 4 -- and that's all assuming you're committed to AT&T. The camera is its bright point, but even that gets knocks for surprisingly low-quality video capture. If that really matters, do yourself and pick up a point-and-shoot camera instead; save that upgrade discount for something you won't try to strangle before the two-year commitment is up. For all the things that make the X10 Mini Pro enjoyable -- size, snappiness, physical keyboard -- they're just not here, but the limitations seem to have stuck.

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Wired

Sony's Newest Android Phone Is a High Dose of Can-Do

from Wired

Nice camera, even including face recognition and a variety of camera modes. Impressive audio quality and loudness, if you're one of those people that still talks on his phone.

Troubling data entry problems. Sony skin can get overwhelmed for heavy Facebookers and Twitter friends. Ancien...More

Nice camera, even including face recognition and a variety of camera modes. Impressive audio quality and loudness, if you're one of those people that still talks on his phone.

Troubling data entry problems. Sony skin can get overwhelmed for heavy Facebookers and Twitter friends. Ancient Android version (1.6) installed. Still suffers from a few performance stutters here and there.

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Phone Scoop

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is an interesting monster

from Phone Scoop

The X10 offers only average performance when it comes to call quality, battery life, and other basics. The real appeal of this device, then, is the software being offered by Sony Ericsson. I would recommend anyone interested in this phone go to an AT&T store and play with TimeScape and Me...More

The X10 offers only average performance when it comes to call quality, battery life, and other basics. The real appeal of this device, then, is the software being offered by Sony Ericsson. I would recommend anyone interested in this phone go to an AT&T store and play with TimeScape and MediaScape. They are vitally important aspects of how users interact with the X10.

The biggest failing of the X10 is perhaps the Android 1.6 software and the serious competition coming from Samsung's Android 2.1-toting Captivate. Between the two, the choice is tough, and boils down to software.

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Howard Chui

It looks better on paper

from Howard Chui

Sony Ericsson likes to point out that they won’t design a plain jane Android phone. This isn’t a bad thing but it means the X10 only ships with Android 1.6 (Milestone has 2.0, Nexus One has 2.1) since apparently Timescape and Mediascape aren’t compatible with newer versions (or so SE have told me) which makes the X10 kind of dated compared to the existing completion. That said both Timescape and Mediascape are pretty useful applications. Timescape especially is a really convenient and a big time saver. Indeed if you like them than go out and buy an X10....

More

Sony Ericsson likes to point out that they won’t design a plain jane Android phone. This isn’t a bad thing but it means the X10 only ships with Android 1.6 (Milestone has 2.0, Nexus One has 2.1) since apparently Timescape and Mediascape aren’t compatible with newer versions (or so SE have told me) which makes the X10 kind of dated compared to the existing completion. That said both Timescape and Mediascape are pretty useful applications. Timescape especially is a really convenient and a big time saver. Indeed if you like them than go out and buy an X10.

I was surprised that the X10 has is no multitouch support – the Milestone has it, the Google Nexus one has it, the X10 which launched after them doesn’t. There’s also no presence sensor so the screen doesn’t shut off when you hold it to your face (Though it will time out eventually). The fact that the buttons don’t light up is also pretty cheesy.

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PhoneArena

In terms of hardware, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is nothing short of a marvellous device

from PhoneArena

We cannot but congratulate the manufacturer on the concept behind Timescape and Mediascape. The personalization is enjoyable and Sony Ericsson has done great, pre-installing applications to add Microsoft Exchange support and make up for one of the shortcomings of the ageing Android edition. All this contributes to a contemporary smartphone of a very high quality that definitely stands out from the crowd...

More

We cannot but congratulate the manufacturer on the concept behind Timescape and Mediascape. The personalization is enjoyable and Sony Ericsson has done great, pre-installing applications to add Microsoft Exchange support and make up for one of the shortcomings of the ageing Android edition. All this contributes to a contemporary smartphone of a very high quality that definitely stands out from the crowd.

Of course, the handset is not without its shortcomings as well, say, lack of landscape QWERTY layout when composing messages, missing audio player equalizer, clumsy browser etc.

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Engadget

The most promising of Sony Ericsson's confusing crop of modern smartphones

from Engadget

Even in 2010, high-powered Android devices are still surprisingly difficult to come by. You can basically count the models seriously worth considering on a single hand, and the X10 certainly joins that elite team on the wings of its gigahertz-class Snapdragon core and gorgeous 854 x 480 displ...More

Even in 2010, high-powered Android devices are still surprisingly difficult to come by. You can basically count the models seriously worth considering on a single hand, and the X10 certainly joins that elite team on the wings of its gigahertz-class Snapdragon core and gorgeous 854 x 480 display that clocks in at a whopping four inches -- a size that bests every other Google-powered phone on the market today (though it certainly won't hold that title for long).

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User Reviews


i absolutely will never get another

i bought this phone less than a year ago com to find it is unfixable and sony ericsson will not replace or fix the problem with this phone is that the charging port prongs inside the phone bend and then no longer charges when i took it back i was told that it is unfixable that i would have to buy a new...More
i bought this phone less than a year ago com to find it is unfixable and sony ericsson will not replace or fix the problem with this phone is that the charging port prongs inside the phone bend and then no longer charges when i took it back i was told that it is unfixable that i would have to buy a new phone which pissed me off cause i paid $600 for it less than a year ago it is complete garbage and not worth the money spent or effort IT IS WORTH THE TRASH CAN and thats it !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ya my homies DONT BUY THIS PHONE IT IS NOTHING MORE THAN A RIP OFF GUYS Less

Amazing Phone with no battery life

Most amazing phone i ever owned except it dies with in 8 hours of charging it even after the software update

Worth it if you're patient.

Yes there is quite a learning curve, especially if your last phone was a four year-old antique. I bought the X-10 less than a week ago and was thnking of returning it. After spending time on the Sony Ericsson website and reading the guide, I'm starting to really like this phone. I love being able to...More
Yes there is quite a learning curve, especially if your last phone was a four year-old antique. I bought the X-10 less than a week ago and was thnking of returning it. After spending time on the Sony Ericsson website and reading the guide, I'm starting to really like this phone. I love being able to synchronize data from the website to the phone, adding apps and using Wi-Fi. Salespeople at the Rogers store are also helpful when I have any questions. The keyboard does take time to get used to but the dictionary is pretty good. The battery life is shorter but there are ways of making it last longer--I also recommend buying a car charger. It does take time to get used to the phone, especially being a semi-technophobe, but overall it's great. I'm still waiting for a display with better visibility in the sun but that may be years away. Less

Excellent Phone

Great Phone has amazing features with Sony's Timescape and MediaScape along with the 8.1MP camera, the only drawback is the waiting for the update to 2.1 which is going to give this phone all the features it will ever need, Some of those will be HD Recording, improved battery life and from the dreaded...More
Great Phone has amazing features with Sony's Timescape and MediaScape along with the 8.1MP camera, the only drawback is the waiting for the update to 2.1 which is going to give this phone all the features it will ever need, Some of those will be HD Recording, improved battery life and from the dreaded 65k colors to the 16.7million , I have seen a lot of phones and this is by far one of the nicest out there, It put iPhone to shame and the Google Android market is growing so quickly that it is going to be the biggest cell phone OS out there. Less

Work in progress

So I have had this phone for three days now, I have only had Sony phones and went from a C905 to this phone, I have to say there is quite a learning curve. I still can't say if I am happy with it, the texting is very hard to get used to, phone calls are quite hard to hear the person calling. At this...More
So I have had this phone for three days now, I have only had Sony phones and went from a C905 to this phone, I have to say there is quite a learning curve. I still can't say if I am happy with it, the texting is very hard to get used to, phone calls are quite hard to hear the person calling. At this point I'm thinking I should have stayed with the C905 as that phone had it all, the camera, the texting, and the clarity on phone calls. Well I'll keep trying out the new phone and come back in a week to update. Less

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