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Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Review

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 Review
In the introductory section of the current review we mentioned that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 is equipped with pretty much the same hardware as the X1. Having seen the cool-looking improvements to the panel interface and its brand new 3D visuals, we can definitely say the guys at Sony Ericsson have tried to squeeze whatever they can out of the silicon heart of the handset. They have done a great job in certain respects, because there are many menus and applications that hit the hardware heavily, but get properly visualized and without noticeable lagging. On the other hand, it is exactly the opposite in other cases when the handset gets overwhelmingly sluggish for no obvious reason. As a whole, the operating system is stable and doesn’t freeze, but every now and then a message about a problem that makes the device close all running applications will appear.

The in-call quality is high, although not as good as what the X1 delivers. It doesn’t matter whether it´s you who´s talking or not, because the situation is virtually identical on both ends of the line. Voices are loud, but too sharp and tend to get monotonous at times. This, however, doesn’t mean you will be unable to have a proper, normal conversation. We are pleasantly surprised by the loudspeakers, because the sound they produce is much louder during calls as compared to when you listen to music - everything is intelligible and your callers will hear you relatively well.

Battery life is of utmost importance with smartphones. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 performs great in this respect, because it can make it through a whole day of heavy usage, including surfing the web over Wi-Fi, sending emails, listening to music, watching videos and playing the available 3D games.
 

Conclusion:

We were pleasantly impressed by the Xperia X1 when it rolled out, so we just could not wait to take a closer look at its successor. We had to  wait for more than a year until our wish came true and as time went by, our expectations hit the ceiling. Now, when we have examined the handset in details we feel disappointed at its performance. It is merely a jazzed up version of the X1, but not a worthy successor. Aside from minor improvements to its overall design and panel interface, the Xperia X2 doesn´t offer anything new, there is nothing about it to wow us. Was it worth waiting for? No. Does it deserve your attention? Only if you are looking for a handset that is more exotic than its Windows Mobile brethren.


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Pros

  • Great display
  • Dainty look and compact size
  • Good QWERTY keyboard
  • The best camera in a WM phone today (for taking pictures)
  • The boxed headset is really good

Cons

  • Sluggish operation speed
  • Low screen sensitivity
  • Limited choice of extra panels
  • Mediocre multimedia capabilities
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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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