Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Review

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is a smartphone positioned at the top end of the smartphone market. It runs the Android operating system and it was the first Sony Ericsson phone to do so. The phone now runs version 2.1 of this operating system which includes some special customization by Sony Ericsson.

The Sony Ericsson X10 features a wide touchscreen display, with a resolution of 480 by 854 pixels. This four inch screen uses capacitive technology to detect finger touch and provides multi-touch functionality. Typing on the virtual keyboard is provides a positive experience as it is very responsive and has no detectable lag. Web browsing is similarly responsive and zippy.

A striking feature of the phone is its auto-focus camera. This uses an 8.1 megapixel sensor and is equipped with 16 times digital zoom. Other features are image stabilisation, smile detection, face detection, a LED photo-light and geo-tagging. Operating the camera is either via the touchscreen menu or using a physical button. HD video can also be recorded.

Inside the phone there is a 1GHz Snapdragon micro-processor. Additional sensors include an accelerometer, a digital compass, and a proximity detector. The phone runs Sony Ericsson’s well tried Timescape software which is great at integrating all your social networking functions and has the benefit of familiarity if you have previously used a Sony Ericsson handset.

When you pick up the phone it feels big, but its curved shape makes it comfortable to hold despite the fact that it is thirteen millimetres thick. The back is made of a material that feels quite soft to the touch which adds a sense of security that the phone is not going to fall out of your hand, though if you have very small hands you might find that it is somewhat of a trial to hold it securely.

Altogether the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has a great specification and if you like big chunky phones with a minimalistic appearance and an excellent display, then this could be the phone for you. Perhaps it does not have the sophistication of some of the competition, but it does what it does extremely well.

Find out more about the Sony Ericsson X10 at dialaphone.co.uk.
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