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Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Review

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2

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Connectivity and Internet:

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.

Surfing the internet with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 - Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Review
Surfing the internet with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 - Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Review
Surfing the internet with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 - Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Review
Surfing the internet with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 - Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Review
Surfing the internet with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 - Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Review

Surfing the internet with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2



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.


GPS:

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.

Google Maps - Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Review
Google Maps - Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Review

Google Maps



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.


Software:

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 Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 comes with two preinstalled games – Experiment 13 and Xtrakt - Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Review
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 comes with two preinstalled games – Experiment 13 and Xtrakt - Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Review
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 comes with two preinstalled games – Experiment 13 and Xtrakt - Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Review
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 comes with two preinstalled games – Experiment 13 and Xtrakt - Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Review

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 comes with two preinstalled games – Experiment 13 and Xtrakt



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.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2

OS: Windows Mobile Professional 6.5
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PhoneArena rating:
7Good
Display3.2 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (292 ppi) TFT
Camera8.1 megapixels
Hardware
528 MHz
0.3 GB RAM
Size4.33 x 2.13 x 0.63 inches
(110 x 54 x 16 mm)
5.47 oz  (155 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 10 hours talk time

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