Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 - In Depth


Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has finally been presented by the mobile manufacturer consortium , with which we can finally talk about another device from the firm with an Android operating system , which in this case will carry version 1.6 . It is a terminal adapted to the times , with a four-inch AMOLED screen and the fashionable processor : Qualcomm's Snapdragon , in this case with a power of one gigahertz .

In contrast to other phones of good prepared facilities for internet , in the case of the Xperia X10 they have not forgotten one of the most popular features of this type of dispotivos: the camera , here has some sobrados eight megapixels , moreover, They are supported by a 16x digital zoom . For the rest, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 comes equipped with plenty in terms of connectivity , with A-GPS locator , HSPA network detector , Wi-Fi and Bluetooth , among others. Let's takean in-depth look at this mobile .


The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is presented as a phone that, despite its comfortable four-inch screen , does not seem like a hulk. With dimensions of 119 x 63 x 13 millimeters and a weight of 135 grams, this mobile does not have to weigh us in our pocket or in our hand while we are using it. As for the screen , it is a capacitive unit with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels and a depth of 262,000 colors .

In principle, the performance of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 seeks to guarantee maximum user efficiency when using this phone to navigate through its Mobile Internet system , as well as to exploit the possibilities of the terminal in terms of multimedia entertainment . To do this, it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 processor at one gigahertz , more than enough for its Android 1.6 system (with a custom interface for the occasion, baptized as UX ) to go wonderfully.


Camera and multimedia playback

One of the first features that catch our attention is the camera , an 8.1 megapixel unit with 16x zoom that reminds us of the Sony Ericsson X3 Rachel , which had the same resolution , although not as much magnification capacity . As in that case, we find an LED flash , as well as an image stabilizer and a smile detector , so that the photo is taken automatically. Some of the novelties in this section can be found in the link between this section and the internet , specifically, with the possibility ofInstantly upload the image to a photoblog , or pin it on Google Maps , so that everyone knows where the photo was captured.

Sony's heritage in mobile terminals is evident in the multimedia section . In this case, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 features a music player and video which, unfortunately, does not require the supported formats , as well as those who will assume in advance (in the case of the audio, MP3 and ACC , although the video , the manufacturer does not report any data , although it indicates the reproduction of audiovisual files ). In the case of the music player , the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10includes a function similar to the Cover Flow of Apple players , so that the user can locate and play discs by selecting the album cover .



The operation of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is based on the Google operating system , Android , so the possibilities offered by this terminal in terms of internet connection are one of the most interesting attractions of the terminal. To do this, it is possible to connect to UMTS or HSPA networks using a tri-band system , or to test through its Wi-Fi antenna at points where it is possible to join this type of connection.

But the connectivity of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 does not only live on the internet . Like other of its predecessors in the Xperia series , this X10 incorporates an A-GPS locator that can be very useful if we go off the planned route if we use it together with Google Maps , which like many other Google applications , we will find pre-installed on this terminal .

The rest of the connections are completed with a Bluetooth wireless port , as well as a miniUSB for physical synchronization with a computer and a 3.5 mm minijack input for headphones .


Social networks

One of the compulsory subjects for touch terminals that make life on the internet is based on the integration and synchronization of social networks and mobile phones . In this case, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 does through service Sony Ericsson Timescape , one interface that unifies the profiles that we have in various social networks (like Twitter or Facebook ) and messaging services , such as Gmail or mail servers in a single screen for convenience.

Similar is the application Sony Ericsson Mediascape , which in this case brings together into a single playback control the internal memory of the phone as well as lists YouTube or online Play Now Arena server .


Memory and additional features

One of the points where the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 could have been more generous is in the internal memory , which although it is not insufficient , will force many of its users to pull the necessary microSD memory cards . The use of these cards is compatible up to units that reach 16 gigabytes .


In addition, as noted above, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 makes available to its owner a whole catalog of accesses to Google services that are fully integrated into its touch interface . Among them, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Calendar or the essential online download service Android Market . Regarding the latter service, Sony Ericsson has incorporated its own online store , which has become known as Play Now Arena .

As for autonomy in use and waiting for this Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 , today is a mystery , since the manufacturer has not provided data to respect in any of the possible variables in which it could occur . And in the same tone of mystery is the price of this terminal, whose cost is not yet known .

Data sheet

StandardGSM / GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

UMTS / HSPA 850/1900/2100

Weight and measurements119 x 63 x 13 mm

135 grams

screenTFT touch 4 inch WVGA (480 x 854 pixels)

262,144 colors

Scratch resistant

Storage1 GB of internal memory

Up to 16GB with microSD cards

Camera8.1 Megapixels


LED flash

Smile detector

Image Stabilizer

Upload service to photoblogs and Google Maps

Video recording

MultimediaPlay music, video and photos

Voice recording

3D videogames

Album locator by cover control

Controls and connectionsTouch screen

Keys On-hook, Off-hook, Access to Main Menu

On / off / lock / unlock screen key

MiniUSB port

MicroSD card slot

Integrated A-GPS

Wireless connections: Wi-Fi, HSPA and Bluetooth A2DP

softwareAndroid 1.6 operating system

UX touch interface

Sony Ericsson Timescape

Sony Ericsson Mediascape

Android Market


Google Calendar

Google Maps with Street View

Google Media Uploader

Google Talk

Google Voice Search



Not disclosed
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