Sony Xperia X8 Review
The description of Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 includes:
- Android 2.1 operating system
- 128MB storage memory
- 99mm length; 54mm width and 15mm thickness
- A display of 3.0inches and 320 x 480 pixels display resolution
- It weighs 104g
- Price of $199
- Being only 99mm tall, 54 mm wide and 15mm thick, as a result the Xperia X8 is a very delicate smartphone.
- It is very comfortable to use, although it seems but the screen is not very small.
- At 3 inches the display feels a bit undersized.
- Xperia X10 mini measured only 83mm tall, 50mm wide and 16mm in thickness with a 2.55inch display screen, but it still felt very tidy and comfortable. The point is Xperia X8 is larger than it’s predecessor, so there is no difficulty in accepting it’s dainty build.
- Owing to its physique it is still not large enough to compete with the more popular smartphones. It is easily lost in the crowd of the latest phones.
- The plasticky material of its build does not feel very solid.
- It’s pearlescent white chassis looks beautiful.
- The sound seems a little tiny but the volume is quite loud.
- The quality of the provided headphones is also good, ear buds are at least better than it’s predecessor.
The battery is a little underpowered, it needs charging on a daily basis. With heavy use, it might need more than once in a day.
The point that needs improvement:
- A 3.2-megapixel camera, so the picture quality is very very poor.
- There is no flash.
- No new features or advanced settings.
- The 128MB of internal memory is a huge disappointment.
- Even with the addition of 2GB microSD card, almost the memory is not enough.
Software & Features
- GPS, Wi-Fi, and HSDPA are all good, most of all nothing out of the ordinary.
- Sony Ericsson’s usual Android skin is has been used.
- There are four shortcut icons on the home screen, therefore very tidy looking.
- On one screen there is a timescape widget by default, having Facebook and Twitter at the center, not very impressive.
- Many home screens can be set up, but each home screen can contain only one widget which is a disappointment considering it is not too small for more than one widget.
- The music player’s main screen has a button, which is used to setup a connection to find YouTube and PlayNow tracks.
The processor is a complete let-down. There is literally nothing good about it. So slow, it struggles with almost everything.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X8: Conclusion
There is nothing very impressive about Xperia X8. It is very common and ordinary. Xperia X8 is inexpensive and pocket-friendly. While it very slow and inadequate to fulfill the needs of smartphone users.
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