Holiday Gift Guide 2010: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Review

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 Posted by Dina N

Some of you already know that I am a big fan of Sony Ericsson phones. A few weeks ago, I did a review of Sony Ericsson Vivaz, and now it's time for another great holiday gift idea: the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.

The Xperia X10 is a new android phone from Sony Ericsson. It is beautifully designed, with every minute detail just perfectly thought out. The Xperia X10 is slightly larger than the Vivaz but still very compact and oh so stylish. It comes in pretty matte black. This is an amazing phone and so much more. To start, there is a huge 4-inch crystal clear display, a fast 1GHz Snapdragon processor and even a GPS.  The 8.1 megapixel camera takes excellent pictures and has smile detection, face recognition, auto focus and LED flash built in. Two signature applications, Mediascape and Timescape, let me do things I never expected from a cell phone.

Mediascape gathers music, photos, videos and content from my phone’s memory card as well as online.  I can easily browse, search, listen and share your media from one place. I love Picasa, and I can view photos I take with my phone not just on it but on my Picasa album, as well as on Facebook. I can listen to music on my Xperia, with the 3.5 mm headset that's included with the phone. While listening, with a touch of a button I can access information about the artist and more songs on YouTube. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 really puts the smart back in smartphone!

Timescape is a communication application that organizes my social interactions chronologically. I can scroll up and down a single menu to see what I did on Facebook and Twitter, what messages or emails I've sent, and my photos, too. All is easily accessible and displayed on the sharp, clear display.

The Xperia X10 also has all the features you'd expect from a smartphone. It's a world phone with Bluetooth connectivity, games, maps, music, web, Qwerty keyboard, predictive typing, and tons more. A really neat feature is the ability to have friends and family hear my favorite song or phrase when they call. The graphics quality is outstanding. Battery life is up to 5 hours of talk time and up to 11 days in standby. Of course, the more I use its many capabilities, the faster the battery life is used up. I typically keep the Xperia X10 charging when I am at home and not using it.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is available at AT&T for $99.99 with a two-year contract - if you can commit (I sure can!), it's a great deal considering all the fab things you can do with it. Right now, the activation is waived and they offer free overnight shipping - perfect for last-minute gift shopping. The full no-commitment price is $399.99.

To sum it up, I love the Xperia X10. It's a great gadget to give to those people on your list who love to stay connected and never go without their (smart)phone.

Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate my review. This post reflects my personal opinion and experience with the product which may differ from yours. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.

2 comments:

  1. Pricilla said...

    You are a phonin' phool

  2. nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

    how was the android browser? were you able to tweet/facebook/blog with ease? i love my current samsung, but those features are lacking and i need a android phone!

    thanks for the info

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