Video: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Hardware review

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Ian Hardy

April 11, 2010 9:41am

The long awaited Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will be launching on Rogers shortly – it’s already being shipped to stores and will be available on the following price plans:
3-year contract: $149.99 (Promotional price)
2-year contract: $449.99
1-year contract: $499.99
No contract: $549.99

This will come in a White and Black version. I got hold of one a couple days ago and have started to play around with Sony Ericsson’s first venture into the Google’s Android platform. The X10 will come with OS 1.6 and there is vague talk about it being upgraded to possibly 2.1 at a later undisclosed date.

Check out the video below as it’s a quick look a the hardware – which I must say is a massive step up in design for Sony Ericsson. A complete shift in the right direction with it’s simplistic elegant design. Remember how much hype the Xperia X1 received for it’s design? The X10 completely blows it away… I actually found with the X1 the keyboard was tight, keys were small and the screen was a bit tiny also. With the X10 ranks up there with all the other popular touchscreen devices. The 4-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen display is a reason to get this (resolution is 480×854). However I found with minimal use it does catch a great deal of fingerprints (but the good news is that it’s scratch resistant).

Rogers will be shipping the X10 with a 16GB microSD card and it can hold up to 32GB. Other key features are the
1GHz Snapdragon processor, 1GB of ROM/512MB of RAM, 3.5mm headset jack, an 8.1 megapixel camera that can do basically anything you want it to do – LED flash, auto-focus, face detection, video capabilities. The X10 has a 1500 mAh battery so it should last you the entire day depending on what you do. Regarding it’s weight, only a 135 grams which is the same as the iPhone. Overall dimensions being 119 x 63 x 13mm.

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Final Score

  • Larry

    How does this phone compare to the iPhone? Is android a better operating system?I also watched the video on Rogers was quight impressed.

  • Mike D

    This looks real good and the best part is I did not see any Rogers Software install on this phone

  • Mike V

    I’ve been dying for a new android phone and hardware specs on this phone are probably best we will get in Canada for awhile.

    All the hype SE has been making about the social networking of this phone doesn’t do much for me. I’m looking forward to the software follow-up.

  • phuzzykiller

    This is a phone that I’m going to need to have in my hands first before I make a decision as to whether or not it’s going to meet my needs. From all the videos out there that I’ve seen, this could either be an excellent phone or an awful one (as shown in earlier videos). Also, with this phone not supporting multi-touch, it makes me wonder if it’s not better to just go with the Nexus One.

  • Jesus

    I’m telling u guys from now the phone is worth it I’m dying I want that phone sooo baddd I swear it still haven’t cane out in Canada I wanttttt ittttt

  • xaueious

    A very nice phone except for missing multitouch from the looks of it. How’s battery life?

  • Michael

    @Larry – Long story short, Android OS is getting better, heading in the right direction, but the iPhone OS is still the much more refined user experience. I wouldn’t get an iPhone if that’s what you’re planning because a new one is going to come out in late june/early july.

  • Francis M.

    I really wanted to go @ Rogers X10 event. Going to this event could change my mind and get the upgrade. But I will just wait and see 1 at Rogers store.

  • Alex Chen

    Is it me or do I not see a Rogers logo physically on the phone? Lets hope.

  • pascal

    if it follow Rogers spec sheet the only app from them preinstalled is the My Account app to check your usage and such… pretty good!

  • theninjasquad

    Do you guys think having a screen protector on it will help with the finger prints problem?

  • Erik Berkun-Drevnig

    No, screen protectors just move the finger prints from the screen to a film on top. With most new screens they don’t scratch very easily and don’t need screen protectors. Finger prints can just be wiped off.