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Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 vs X10

July 5, 2010
By Loh Ving Sung GooglePlus
We are comparing the two similar smartphones from Sony Ericsson's Xperia series- the X8 and the X10. Both phones are powered by the Android 1.6 Donut, thus sharing similar functionality, and a tweaked UI on top of the Android OS. 


The X10 stands at 119 x 63 x 13 mm, and the X8 at 99 x 54 x 15mm, making the X10 slightly bulkier. And heavier at 135g compared to the X8’s 104g. The X10 has a Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon 1 GHz processor, and the X8 has a 600 MHz processor. The internal memory of the X10 stands at 1GB with a microSD slot expandable to 16GB, meanwhile, the X8 to up 16GB.  


The X10 has a 12.1 megapixel camera to the X8’s 3.2 megapixel, both devices share similar support for data connectivity- EDGE, GRPS, HSDPA and Wi-Fi.  


The X8 and the X10 are both decent smartphones catered to different markets, however we wouldn’t recommend one over the other. The X10 is a top of the line smartphone, with better hardware, and a more expensive device compared to the X8. The X8 is a toned down version with similar software, decent hardware and a lower pricing.  


Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 (projected RM 1,040) 


3.5G HSDPA + Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, touchscreen candybar, 3.2 megapixel camera, Internal Memory 128MB, microSD slot up to 8GB 


The Xperia X8 was recently launched in Singapore, and was known as the Shakira. The device is loaded with Android 1.6 (Donut), 3.0 inch with 320 x 480 pixels, TFT capacitive touchscreen with a 16M colours. The X8 stands at 99 x 54 x 15mm and is a slim candybar, with HSDPA connectivity, Wi-Fi, and GPS.  


The 3.2 megapixel shoots 2048x1536 pixels. The phone supports multimedia function, YouTube or browsing the web. The X8 also has EDGE, GRPS, HSDPA and Wi-Fi.  


The X8 is slated for Q3 availability, and will be available Euro 259 (projected RM 1,040). 


Specifications 


Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 (RM 2,799) 


3.5G HSDPA + Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, touchscreen candybar, 8.1 megapixel camera, Internal Memory 1GB, microSD slot up to 16GB 


The Xperia X10 is set to be Sony Ericsson first Android device- it is loaded with Android 1.6. The X10 has a monster 4-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen with 65K colours. The flagship weighs in about 135g, and there’s Wi-Fi and HSDPA for Internet connectivity.  


SE also threw in their custom UI, the UX (User Experience) platform that is on top of the Android system. The UX’s Timescape and Mediascape, manages all recent history and media libraries, respectively.  


The device is loaded with A-GPS, Google Maps, and Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation. The phone has 1GB built-in memory, and supports up to 8GB microSD card. The phone also packs a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and an 8.1 megapixel camera with auto focus. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is now available for RM 2,799. 


Specifications 


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