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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a Review

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a Review
When the earpiece is set to its maximum volume setting, we can hear some prominent static noise in the background that made it difficult to listening to our callers. Plus it didn't help out either that voices did sound mute in tone and weak on our end. However, the experience was completely the opposite on our caller's end as they said that we sounded perfectly clear with our normal sounding tones. Although the speakerphone produces some ample tones, there was a conspicuous echo effect that can be heard – but still makes for a tolerable experience.

Signal strength remained consistent in the same place as we recorded an average -79 dBm on the Xperia X10. For the real world performance, we didn't experience any dropped calls or rapid changes in bars during our testing in the greater Philadelphia area.

Setting the phone to automatically adjust the brightness level, we were able to obtain a full day of normal usage – meaning that it got us through a solid 8 hour work day with an ample battery level before hitting bed. Regardless, it definitely follows similarly with other smartphones and will require constant charging for heavy users.


Scattered amongst the heap are some venerable Android smartphones that managed to inflict their mark deeply during the summer – with some clearly setting the bar in terms of performance. When the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 was first announced, it was undoubtedly regarded as a premier Android handset that stood tall above a lot of things. However, that was before the unprecedented amount of high-end phones that soon devoured all of the X10's appeal. Now what makes the X10a a bit more frustrating is the fact that Sony Ericsson didn't bother to improve or update the platform to meet the reasonable experience we've been seeing with competing handsets. If this were launched 6 months ago through AT&T, it would probably be considered the best Android device on their lineup. Once sporting some impressive hardware, it's basically considered as more of a middle of the road offering now. Finally, its $149.99 on-contract price nails the coffin shut for it as the Samsung Captivate and even HTC Aria are far superior offerings and offer more bang for the buck.

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  • Beautiful design
  • Produces good looking photos


  • Android 1.6
  • Launched too late
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. www (unregistered)

bye sony ericsson

posted on 30 Aug 2010, 15:49

7. kuttakamina (unregistered)

err....you mean welcome :) right ?

posted on 25 Aug 2010, 14:10

2. Jyakotu (Posts: 854; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

Despite outdated software, I still love the look and UX that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a has to offer. And correct me if I'm wrong, but can't it be updated to Android 2.1 anyway.? AT&T has the only two Android phones I want, and that's the Samsung Captivate and this one. This review didn't turn me off the X10a anyway. It's a beautiful device. :-))

posted on 30 Aug 2010, 15:51

8. kuttakamina (unregistered)

I have one - and yes...it is a stunning piece of machinery ! Android 1.6 might be "yesterday", but it gets your work done...beautifully ! No regrets !

posted on 26 Aug 2010, 04:42

3. korbin (unregistered)

yes there will be an update to 2.1 and yes HD video recording to so its not a bad offering after all

posted on 30 Aug 2010, 15:47

5. kuttakamina (unregistered)

Yeah bebe !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 28 Aug 2010, 09:35

4. jdh4455 (unregistered)

you guys should get your specs right..the size of the captivate is wrong...looks kind of small doesn't it?

posted on 30 Aug 2010, 15:48

6. kuttakamina (unregistered)

Who cares ? Samsung SUCKS !! X10 ROCKS - 'nuff said...

posted on 21 Oct 2010, 09:50

9. dharmaraj (unregistered)

hmmm guys i am planning to buy sony ericson xperia x10.
my main concern is about the battery backup
some one who is using it please let me know how is the battery life of this mobile.

posted on 06 Dec 2010, 10:21

10. DarkHorse (unregistered)

I have this phone, my final words about it - : it very awesome phone :)

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 06:03

11. htcpro (unregistered)

i have this phone and upgrade to 2.1 and i love this awesome phone it will be have multi and pinch zoom soon ^^

posted on 15 Jan 2011, 06:37

12. Abhay (unregistered)

guys i am planing to buy this phone and i'm concernerd about the volume of the loudspeaker,is it good???
n does it really not support multitouch???

posted on 29 May 2011, 11:48

13. emily b. (unregistered)

I have a question about this phone. I am planning on buying it, but does it last? Is it one of those phones where you have it for a month and it stops working or does it work pretty well for a long time? That's my biggest concern because I don't want to waste my money.

posted on 23 Nov 2011, 16:47

14. rayman173 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

does this one have a front facing camera?

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a

OS: Android 2.3.3 2.1 1.6
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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (245 ppi) TFT
Camera8.1 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion processor
0.25 GB RAM
Size4.69 x 2.48 x 0.51 inches
(119 x 63 x 13 mm)
4.76 oz  (135 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 10 hours talk time

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