Shiny! My New Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

“It was love at first sight, you and me it was meant to be.”

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Hello world! Meet my new Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. Rachael (UX) UI floored me at very first sight and I boldly proclaimed that Xperia X10 is the Android phone we have all been waiting for.

Since, then of course a lot has changed. HTC has come out with some superb Android offerings. And truth be told, Desire did nudge my desires for a moment. In the end, I decided to put faith in Sony’s promise of continued future support and picked up an X10. I had to shell out Rs. 31,500, however it should be slightly cheaper in metros all over India.

I won’t really do an in-depth review, since there are plenty of them available already. But, here are some of the pros and cons of Xperia X10.

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Xperia X10: What Rocks

Arrow Looks: The phone looks awesome and feels even better.
Arrow Interface: As long as you love blue, you are going to love the UX interface. It exudes style and beauty without feeling over the top.
Arrow Display: The WVGA resolution display is both bright and crisp. Its holds on fairly well even under bright sunlight.
Arrow Android: meh.
Arrow Timescape and Mediascape: As long as your social networking needs are modest, you will be satisfied by Timescape. Mediascape does have a few distinct disadvantages (more on that later), but they are simply too good to be not considered as a pro. A special mention must be made of the ‘Infinity’ button, which is especially handy.
Arrow Touchscreen: I didn’t experience any of the niggling touchscreen issues everyone have been complaining about. But, this can be attributed to the fact that I updated my firmware right off the bat.
Arrow Earphones: Sounds good for a bundled pair of earphones.

Xperia X10: What Sucks

Arrow Volume: The volume is low all around. While the volume of the music player is passable, the call volume is too low for comfort.
Arrow Mediascape: Mediascape has some notable chinks in its armor. It’s beyond me as to why SE shipped a premium device without an equaliser or a playlist editor.Even more surprising is the omission of Divx support.
Arrow Timescape: My main Twitter stream is like a firehose and I definitely don’t want receiving a dozen updates on my phone every minute. I am perhaps asking for too much, but Timescape would have been a much more usable feature had it supported Twitter Lists.
Arrow Battery: Eats up a hell of a lot of battery, even while idle.
Arrow Android 1.6: Sony is the only major player that is yet to offer Android 2.1. SE has assured its fans that the update will come in Q4 2010 (September), however by then the rest of the world would have moved on to Froyo (Android 2.2) or even Gingerbread (Android 3.0).
Arrow Photo Light: Photo light acts more as a torch than as a flash, making night photography almost impossible.
Arrow No Root (Yet): Why does SE have to make things so difficult for modders? Let’s hope that the geniuses at XDA can come up with something soon.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: Package Details

1 x 1500mAh battery
1 x 8GB SD card
1 x Earphones
2 x screen cover (one attached)
1 x leather pouch
1x USB Cable/charger

Overall, Xperia X10 is an excellent handset. Don’t get discouraged by the (lengthy) list of cons, as most of them is just nitpicking. The phone performs admirably and is simply a joy to use.

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14 Responses to Shiny! My New Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

  1. Mohammed Muchhala May 21, 2010 at 10:51 am #

    Hey buddy congrats on your new phone 😀
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  2. Sathya May 22, 2010 at 1:12 am #

    Congrats. Looks impressive.
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    • Pallab May 22, 2010 at 2:04 am #

      Thanks. It is indeed impressive.

  3. Pathik May 22, 2010 at 7:30 pm #

    Congrats.

    • Pallab De June 21, 2010 at 10:14 am #

      Thanks Pathik.

  4. Mike May 29, 2010 at 12:40 pm #

    Nice mobile with good features. I like its wide screen, enjoy it buddy.
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  5. Saket June 14, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    The phone looks nice. But having Android 1.6 sucks, its too old.
    by the way, that is Timescape in your last picture na? it looks awesome
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    • Pallab De June 21, 2010 at 10:10 am #

      Yep. That’s timescape.

  6. Tothemobile June 20, 2010 at 9:47 pm #

    Bought the new X 10 Yesterday.

    It has 2 major Problems

    1. Low Ringtone Volume (Very Low)

    2. Low in Call Volume. :(

  7. wypadek drogowy December 30, 2011 at 5:48 am #

    Heutzutage kann niemand das Leben ohne Computer vorstellen. Was die Arbeit und die Studie wäre ohne sie aus?

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