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Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

Sony Ericsson X10 too big, but the X10 mini too small? Say hello to the X8, which sits right between the two at a size thats just right. Just like the other Xperia handsets, the X8 run's Googles Android OS, with all the amazing services Google off ...Read More

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Sony Ericsson X10 too big, but the X10 mini too small? Say hello to the X8, which sits right between the two at a size thats just right. Just like the other Xperia handsets, the X8 run's Googles Android OS, with all the amazing services Google offer and the thousands of apps available to download.

On top of that Sony Ericsson have sprinkled the same magic that made the X10 range standout from the mass of other Android handets. You get the cool MediaScape app that looks at what your listening to and find your more songs and video by the artist, and the TimeScape app that untangles the mess of calls, texts, Tweets, FaceBook and emails that we get bombarded with.

For:

  • Still compact
  • Corner based UI works well
  • Packs a lot of features for a small size

Against:

  • No HD Video recording
  • Camera is only 3.2 mega-pixel
  • Onscreen keyboard is average
Features:
Operating System Android 1.6
Dimensions 99mm (L) x 54mm (W) x 15mm (T) / 104g (Weight)
Screen Size
3.0-inch
Camera 3.2 Megapixel
Memory Type microSDHC Card
Timescape - meet your mates:
Sony Ericsson Timescape lets all your communication with a person come together in one place. Facebook updates, Tweets, texts and missed calls - all gathered in chronological order, so you don't have to open loads of different apps to see what's going on.

Infinite button:
Explore further. Press the Infinite button while listening to a track for more information and content.

You choose - Android Market Going out? Finding out? Or perhaps just chilling out? Download any application you want from Android Market™ and customise your Xperia X8 to make it exclusively yours.

Let it entertain you:
What's on today? Hip hop beats or Bach? A blockbuster movie or an indie film? Plug in your favourite headphones and enjoy your music through the 3.5 mm jack. And for your viewing pleasure, there's that great 3-inch screen.

Say it with a tweet:
Thought-provoking quotes. A word from the wise guy. That great song you just heard, and found out about through TrackID. Let your friends - why, the whole world! - know about it through Twitter.

Make it yours:
Your indispensable navigation app? Your music? A news site? You choose what's important to you. Just take your pick for the four corners of your home screen. Change whenever you feel like it. Want more convenience? Add a widget and have it right under your fingertips, at the centre of the screen.
In the box:
  - Sony Ericsson X8
  - Battery
  - USB Mains Charger
  - Data Cable
  - Stereo Headset (Wired)
  - Memory Card
  - Qui
Features
3G Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Camera Yes
Design Touch Screen
Expansion Slot microSD
GPS Yes
Internal Memory 0.128 GB
Internet Yes
Manufacturer Sony
Model Number XPERIA X8
Network Compatibility Quad Band
Operating System Android
Radio Yes
Video Yes

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A throwaway smartphone

It’s a cheap-looking phone when new, although looks pretty enough from a distance, but I can see it looking pretty shoddy as the months roll on. Maybe this is why Ericsson decided to include three extra replacement backing covers? At this price I would look into a Blackberry Curve or the HTC Wildfire if you needed a smartphone at a low-price with decent clout. No one should have to spend this amount and receive so little back in return. Read more here: Gearburn review

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