x PhoneArena is hiring! Reviewer in the USA

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a

Add phone to compare

Design
Device typeSmart phone  
OSAndroid (2.3.3, 2.1, 1.6)  
Dimensions4.69 x 2.48 x 0.51 inches (119 x 63 x 13 mm)  
Weight4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (151 g)
  
Display
Physical size4.0 inches  
Resolution480 x 854 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.

245 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 ratio58.76 %  
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass  
Camera
Camera8.1 megapixels  
FlashLED  
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus  
Software FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging  
Camcorder1280x720 (720p HD)  
FeaturesDigital image stabilization  
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S1  
ModelQSD8250  
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.

Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion  
Graphics processorAdreno 200  
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

0.25 GB RAM  
Built-in storage1 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC  
Battery
Capacity1500 mAh  
User replaceableYes  
Talk time10.00 hours
the average is 14 h (838 min)
  
Stand-by time17.3 days (415 hours)
the average is 16 days (389 h)
  
Talk time (3G)8.00 hours
the average is 16 h (954 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)17.7 days (425 hours)
the average is 22 days (524 h)
  
specifications continue after the ad
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 1900, 2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA 10.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS  
Phone features
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass  
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
Other featuresVoice recording  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR  
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g  
USBUSB 2.0  
ConnectormicroUSB  
FeaturesMass storage device, USB charging  
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  
OtherComputer sync, OTA sync  
Availability
Officially announcedYes  
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 400  
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

21 Dec 2009  
FCC ID value: PY7A3880074 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).

   
Head1.40 W/kg  
Measured in1900 MHz  
Body0.91 W/kg  
Measured in1900 MHz  

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

Latest stories