The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is probably one of the sexiest looking Android phones out there today. The phone itself simply emits class and overall style. Most people noticed the device and immediately asked what it was. The phone itself is about the same size as a Samsung Vibrant although there are points where the phone is a little bit thicker and a little bit thinner. For those that haven’t noticed, the back of the phone is not flat, but actually slopes downward to make it more comfortable in the hand… something we rarely see from phone manufacturers.Xperia X10 compared to the Vibrant
The screen size was fairly large and made the overall use of the device easier compared to other Android devices with 3.5” screens. Also, the placement of the headphone jack was very well planned out and the centering of it made it not only look symmetrically appropriate, but also convenient. Next to the headphone jack, we also found the disappearing microUSB port which is not noticeable to the bystander and is only noticed under further inspection. This is a departure from the rest of the manufacturers all of whom chose to expose their microUSB ports which sacrifice looks and possibly safety. There are also two little white lights that light up when you press any of the three hardware buttons, this makes seeing the buttons easier in the dark and distinguishing which one is where.USB port, headphone jack, and power buttonHere they area again in in reverse order with the USB port opened up
Calling and Reception
The calling and reception on the Xperia X10 were fairly run of the mill, although when in call people did seem a tad bit quieter. When actually speaking to people they heard us loud and clear and there were neither connection issues nor reception issues inside buildings or by being held a certain way. We experienced a fairly good and stable calling experience on this phone as expected. Also, when using the speakerphone we got a surprisingly loud sound from the seemingly minuscule speaker; we were thoroughly surprised.Web Browsing
The web browsing on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 was very good with one exception. The overall resolution and touch sensitivity of the device contributed to the ease of use, but there was a contributing factor that sort of put a damper on all of that. The lack of a flash browser. The simple fact is that since this device is running Android 1.6 and not Android 2.2 it cannot run flash inside the browser… and that, for many, is a problem.Text Input
With the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 there is no hardware keyboard, so the entire phone is all touch screen QWERTY. The Xperia X10 appears to use the standard Android keyboard layout, as a result there is the need for an added focus on typing accuracy which this phone accomplishes magnificently. When typing on the Xperia X10 we found that we didn’t make nearly as many errors that we had on other Android phones, even though this one does not come with Swype. This is coming from someone who has been using hardware keyboards on their primary phones for the last 4 years.
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