Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Review
One of the most distinguishing features of all high-end devices is that they allow for connecting to the Internet via Wi-Fi and 3G. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 is not an exception to the rule. Unlike the X1, however, Opera Mobile is not preinstalled onto the handset and the default browser is the standard application integrated into WM 6.5 - Internet Explorer 6. It visualizes pages in much the same way as computer browsers and all told, it´s not bad at all. In our opinion, however, Opera Mobile and more precisely the latest version Beta 10, is better, because it has comfortable interface, utilizes tabs, meaning you can open several websites simultaneously and not last, features Opera Turbo, proprietary technology of the software developer that makes pages load substantially faster.
The Xperia X2 allows for synchronization of calendar events, contacts, messages, pictures and videos via Microsoft My Phone, Sony Ericsson Sync or Exchange Server. You can sync content via your personal computer using the boxed USB cable as well, but you would need relevant software – ActiveSync for Windows XP or Windows Device Centre for Windows Vista and 7, in order to synchronize the information to Outlook.
Being a high-end model, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 is equipped with a built-in A-GPS. The pre-installed software that you get is Google Maps – a proper solution on the overall, although it requires active internet connection to function properly. Anyone who doesn’t like the program, whatever the reason, can opt for a paid application like TomTom, Nav N Go iGo and the likes.
And how fast, exactly, is the GPS itself? Well, quite a lot actually. It pinpoints your location in 2-3 minutes after cold start and 5 seconds after hot start. If the weather conditions are bad, you will still be able to get information on your current position, because the X2 can use your carrier´s nearby infrastructure (base stations) to locate you. The latter is, however, neither accurate, nor comfortable for navigation.
Aside from the standard WM applications, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 comes with two preinstalled games, Experiment 13 and Xtrakt. Both titles offer decent 3D graphics and gameplay that is not boring, so you can kill quite a lot of time playing either of them.
The Support panel is a whole lot different from the others the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 features. It allows you to contact the customer support of Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 and get a brand new handset within 48 hours if something happens to your device. In case your own X2 has received severe injuries and is fatally wounded, you can get in touch with the dedicated team via the manufacturer´s website. We do like the idea indeed, although we do hope you won´t need to fall back upon the service.
1. omac posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55 0 0
as a sony fan im disappointed but im not a WM user,so next in line plz.
2. fsjon posted on 27 Jan 2010, 10:27 0 0
If only they bump the cpu to 800mzh and a bit more ram, this would have been an amazing phone.
3. Vix posted on 28 Jan 2010, 07:50 0 0
I am totally bewildered at how Phone Arena calculates the averages. I've got 8.5 It seems that all phones but HTCs get the final average less than the mathematical average for every category (i.e. see, also, the N900), and HTCs get higher score (i.e. HD2 and Nexus One).
4. deepak_nr posted on 29 Jan 2010, 13:51 0 0
One has to be either crazy or out of mind to actually buy this ph! Why is this stupid company still around!! The Omnia pro gives sooo much more at a way lesser price. Thank you Samsung.
6. kronos1 posted on 16 Apr 2010, 16:05 0 0
Perfectly design smartphone but lack of stable and strong software make this device questionable for purchasing.
7. Kerman (unregistered) posted on 25 Jan 2011, 13:38 0 0
My Goodness Xperia x2 is the most stupid phone I've ever bought. Its definitely not worth trying for those who've not yet bought refrain! Its unstable. Keeps going off... Camera refuses to launch at times. Battery is very weak.... There is absolutely nothing good about this phone. Don't waste your money
8. Don (unregistered) posted on 03 Jul 2011, 01:43 0 0
Xeperia X2 is the worst phone ever seen. its too slow
9. Akki2551 posted on 08 Sep 2012, 02:47 0 0
i am thinking to buy this phone now..??? should i buy it or not..??? plz rply me.. m buying it online...