Product Type: Sony Ericsson Smartphone
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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Member Name: DJKTRox
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Advantages: Nice look, 8MP camera, Android, reliable and good battery life.
Disadvantages: Slow responses to tapping icons, and slow sometimes at loading messages and media,
This was my first Android phone, after upgrading from my Sony Ericcsson C905 (which I loved until it started playing up).
The look: Its sleek, a little thicker and weightier than my current Samsung Galaxy S2, but it feels a lot more substantial in your hand. It has a nice sized 4" screen, nice and bright and clear. There are choices in colours I believe, but I have this in black. It has 3 buttons across the middle of the bottom of the handset (menu back and home). The plastic that makes up the battery cover is easy to remove, and has a nice tactile grip to it. You have a button on the top for power and to lock the screen, a volume button on the top right and a dedicated camera button on the bottom right side.
The Insides: To lock the phone you push the power button once, and I have mine set up to swipe the bottom icon to the right, you can also change your phone to silent/vibrate/silent off by swiping right. As most Android phones you have a few home screens to hold important shortcuts on, by swiping right and left. The reaction of the swipe on the menus with this phone is a little slower/not as responsive as some of the newer phones like my Galaxy S2, but it works.you have a grid icon on the bottom of the home screen which, once tapped, opens up the rest of the phone. The nice thing about the inside menu is that you can still see your home screen picture behind it. The screen is good, its bright and clear, but you can tell that there is more to be done in later models to make it look completely crisp, as its not HD quality (very close tho!)
It has a nice loud volume setting, so (depending on what ringtone you have) you can usually hear all calls/texts. You can customise your own ringtone from music as well as your message tones.
It has Facebook and Twitter installed, E-mail, a very nice 8MP camera. On the subject of the camera, the flash it pretty pointless as it is just a torch lighting up the area (which doesn't work in dark areas).
Battery life is quite good, although works a lot better with no programmes running in the background, and with your internet turned off, but that is the same with any smart phone. The charging slot has a little cover you have to open up to charge the phone, this is useful for keeping it clean and free of dust, but can be a little fragile so be careful when you are charging your phone!
There is one thing I notice above all other things about this phone and that is that it seems very slow to perform tasks. For example, if you press onto your messages, it takes a few seconds for it to load it all up. If this is going to be your first Android phone, or you are not bothered about the speed of its responses, then I would definitely recommend this phone.
Things to get as well with this phone are a pack of screen protectors to stop that lovely screen getting scratched to an inch of its life, and some sort of case. I bought a gel case, so that it protected the main part of the phone, and you don't have to take your phone out of it before using it.
It has everything you would need from a phone, they are intuitive, well laid out, and fun to use.
Summary: Overall a good starter Android, tough and sturdy and does a lot!