The Xperia X10 by Sony Ericsson was the company’s first Android handset. The Xperia x10 is packed with many high-end features including: 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, a 4-inch display, 8-megapixel camera, in addition to all the connectivity one would expect in a smartphone.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has a large 4-inch screen, making it easy to view and watch content. There seems to be a continued trend towards the huge screens. If the X10 is too big for you, there is a smaller form factor available in the Sony X10 Mini.

But the big selling point of the Xperia x10 is the big, bold screen. It is not as big as the EVO 4G display, but it does provide ample space.

Xperia X10 also comes with a 8-megapixel camera. The camera is very good at capturing shots in nearly any light level. It is not quite DSLR quality, but there are many other sub-par camera versions out there today.

Sony Ericsson had the goal to make their software be a key feature and the company did put a lot of hard work into their customized UI.

For example, part of the phone’s software is Mediascape, which can access images, video and music content from the web, as well as from the device, for a more integrated viewing and sharing experience. Users can “view photos taken on the device as well as [their] Facebook and Picasa web albums,” reads a statement about the device. “Or, when listening to a favorite song on their phone[s], [users can] press Sony Ericsson’s infinite button to access related content about the artist pulled from the phone’s memory as well as albums, songs and video content from YouTube and search results from Google,” it explains.

Another software feature is Timescape, which creates a chronological interface for social updates and actions. It draws data from Facebook, Twitter, photo sites, e-mail accounts, SMS messages and more. Items can be viewed in a scrolling menu, or the user can see a screen of all updates and communications from a single user or source.

x10 Pros:

  • Stylish overall design with a nice looks and feel
  • Solid battery life for a smartphone with a large screen size
  • Jam packed with many high-end features such as the 8-megapixel camera
  • Custom UI is quite visually appealing. The camera and other multimedia are top notch as well

x10 Cons:

  • Android 1.6, (that’s right folks, an update to 2.1 or even Froyo 2.2 is not expected initially)
  • Not a fan of needing to remove the battery to swap out the microSD card
  • Custom UI software causes device to be very sluggish

Before the time of the iPhone I used to be completely entranced by the quality and functionality of Sony Ericsson smartphones. This Xperia X10 is seriously peaking my interest…

The Xperia device will be available beginning August 15 and will cost $149.99 with a two-year AT&T service agreement and data plan.

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