This week I had the privilege of receiving a XPERIA X10 from Sony to play with and review, man I love my job! I have to admit that at first I was not super excited about the X10 as a handset, for the simple fact that it runs Android 1.6, which I moved on from sometime ago thanks to Cyanogen Mod. I was expecting a very vanilla handset, but was pleasantly surprised.
I will let my video review do most of the talking, but I wanted to state upfront here, this is a nice handset. It feels good in the hand, it is well made and the battery life is nothing short of incredible. Seriously, I have not charged the unit for 3 days, and still have half a battery left. I have used the unit moderately, but this is still a power sipping handset. The one thing I did not cover in the video review is the specs for the phone, here they are:
- 1 GHz Snapdragon Processor
- 4.0-inch touchscreen display, 480 x 854 pixel resolution (WVGA)
- 8.1 MP Camera
- Android 1.6
- Google apps and search (not yahoo)
This unit is a bit of a sleeper in the Android platform fight, it is zippy, well made and easy to use. The screen is nothing special, and it is certainly hurt by the lack of Android 2.1, but this is a great entry level unit for someone who is coming into the smartphone realm after a feature phone, or someone who is not looking to be a power user, but wants the functionality and flexibility of Android.
One last item, I made an error in my video review on the price, I said it was $99, but it is $149 on contract at AT&T, still a good deal if you ask me.
Don’t overlook this handset like I initially did, it really is a nice offering from Sony/Ericcson.