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Sony Ericsson Xperia X8a

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8a
3"
320 x 480 pixels
3.2 MP
BATTERY: 1200 mAh (5.66h 3G talk time)
MEMORY: 0.128 GB + MicroSD
Announced: Jun 16, 2010
Market status: Released
Features: Fingerprint Lightweight Thin LTE Rugged NFC Dual SIM

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Does not support automatic screen brightness
  • No front-facing camera
  • Low pixel density screen (192 ppi)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)

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Description

This is the american version of Sony Ericsson Xperia X8. It is the fourth Android-based Xperia handset and proudly takes the place between the X10 mini and X10 by sporting a 3-inch touch-sensitive screen and the X10 mini's custom UI. It is positioned as an entertaining smartphone and as such will feature a 3.5mm jack and 3.2MP camera.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.1, 1.6)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.90 x 2.13 x 0.59 inches (99 x 54 x 15 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.67 oz (104 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Colors:
    • Pink, Blue, White, Gray

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 480 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 192 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 50.00 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • 600 MHz
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.128 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 16 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1200 mAh
  • Type:
    • User replaceable, Li - Polymer
  • Talk time:
    • 4.75 hours
      the average is 15 h (876 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 18.6 days (446 hours)
      the average is 16 days (377 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 5.66 hours
      the average is 17 h (991 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 19.8 days (476 hours)
      the average is 21 days (502 h)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Features:
      • Music recognition
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3
  • Radio:
      • FM
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • WebKit browser
    • supports:
      • HTML
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, Twitter

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS
  • 2G Data:
    • GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Calculator, Notes, Barcode reader
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk
  • Games:
      • Yes
  • Other features:
    • Voice recording

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol, Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Charging connector:
    • microUSB
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 16 Jun 2010

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 24 Aug 2010
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        PY7A3880092 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 0.81 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.69 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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