Product Type: Sony Ericsson Smartphone
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If you want to spend a few hundred on a decent phone, this might not be it.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Member Name: yorkshirepud
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Advantages: 8.1 megapixel camera and massive screen
Disadvantages: No buttons means its some times hard to type
On first glance the Xperia looks the business. The one I have is white and it does look uber cool. With its large screen and few buttons it resembles an iphone which is appealing if you're looking for an alternative. It is pretty easy to navigate around. The home screen can be as bare as you like, as you can add or delete any widgets you like. You can also chose from some default images as your wallpaper or a personal one, which looks great on the huge screen. It comes with an massive 8.1 meagapixel camera. Unfortunately mine rarely works. I'm not sure if it's a manufacturing issue, because I've dropped it or weather others have experienced the same. But when I press the button to take a picture nothing happens. On the few occasions it has decided to work a green square appears around the main focus of whatever you're taking a picture of. And it has to be said, they are good quality but not as good as I was expecting for a camera of such magnitude. Anyway, the other great annoyance with this phone is texting. The buttons (which are touch screen) are too small and most of the time I end up catching the wrong button and typing something highly inappropriate or just plain gobbeldy gook. I have downloaded a keyboard app from my app store to aid this problem, but it's only slightly better. The nice thing is all your texts are saved as continuous threads for each contact so you don't have to sieve through hundreds of individual messages to find something you're looking for. Also whenever you do get a text or missed call, a little green light flashes continuously until you read it. This is sometimes helpful but mostly just annoying, if your in bed it just illuminates the whole room. Overall the phone looks great, and has some nice features about it. Most of my grievences are probably due to the fact it's my first Sony Ericsson and I'm not completey into it yet, but I think there are a lot of things about this phone that could be improved and for the money, there are probably more worthy androids currently on the market.
Summary: Not a bad phone, but probably better ones out there