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Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Review

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

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Performance and Conclusion:

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Review
Voice quality on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is predominantly satisfying. The incoming side is treated to some fine tones, complemented with decent loudness, while the outgoing side experiences a bit lower quality sounds, while maintaining the good power.

The 1200mAh battery that supplies the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 with power is rated at 4.75 hours of talk-time and 18 days of stand-by. Nothing impressive.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is a very stylish offering that finds a pretty good balance between being compact and functional at the same time. We like its design and interface and believe there's a pretty decent chunk of the market that will find it great. It is pretty decent for almost all kinds of tasks, but doesn't excel in anything, which is normal for a budget handset. Our main gripes with it are the lack of multi-touch and the poor quality of the camera, but if can put up with these, you'll end up with a pretty decent all-round smartphone package in your hands. Moreover, it will come in a stylish white body, with some great personalization options in the form of the additional back panels.

Decent alternatives to the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 include the smaller, but still a bit higher-end Xperia X10 mini, the LG Optimus GT540 or the Samsung Galaxy 3, which are all well-balanced offerings that won't cause a dent in your pocket.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Video Review:


  • Elegant styling
  • Additional back covers come in the box
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Quality loudspeaker


  • Poor camera quality
  • Lack of multi-touch
  • Takes it too much time to be localized
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posted on 04 Nov 2010, 01:34

1. Gautam_K (unregistered)

Why did SE demotioned camera??? And FIXED focused?
X8 could be the ideal and best mid range Android pone, but camera spoils the party.
I want to buy this one, but camera prevents me to do so.
Hope SE will clear their mistake in next version, May be in X9!

posted on 25 Aug 2011, 13:37

13. boi (unregistered)


posted on 25 Sep 2011, 08:43 1

17. lal (unregistered)

are you numbnutz? that phone is a low range phone!

posted on 05 Nov 2010, 10:57

2. Calvin Foo (unregistered)

Why you so worry about the camera quality? If you want camera, use a regular compact camera for it. If you want good quality, use DSLR.

Camera is the last thing you should worry about when buying a phone, because you are buying a PHONE, not a camera

posted on 07 Nov 2010, 21:35

3. saurav anuraj (unregistered)

i like this phone....everything is ok but android 1.6 is not ok,i m confused between htc wildfire nd xperia x8.wildfire has 2.1 but not a good resolution screen plz help

posted on 14 Nov 2010, 03:21

4. Karthik (unregistered)

@Calvin Foo [Camera is the last thing you should worry about when buying a phone, because you are buying a PHONE, not a camera]

If people want just a phone, they can always go for the ones with basic features which cost around INR 1,000-1,500. When we are shelling out huge bucks for mobiles, no wrong in bothering about the quality of camera it offers.

posted on 14 Nov 2010, 03:24

5. Karthik (unregistered)

@ Saurav Anuraj [i like this phone....everything is ok but android 1.6 is not ok,i m confused between htc wildfire nd xperia x8.wildfire has 2.1 but not a good resolution screen plz help]

Xperia X8's Android 1.6 is gonna get an update to Android 2.1, I guess. Just wait for a few weeks.

posted on 02 Dec 2010, 04:39

6. OverRatedChild (unregistered)

I agree with both Gautum and Calvin_Foo. Sort of.
I wish there was a better camera, or maybe an LED Flash. But it doesn't make the phone bad. I like this phone, I spent nothing on it with my new 2-year contract (or its cheap without anyway). SO I have a decent camera for the occasional shot, Android 2.1 now onboard and loads of apps. For a camera, from the 400 something dollars I saved from not getting the X10 (8mp camera with LED Fllash),
I went and bought myself a 12mp camera with Full 1080p HD recording. No need for me to whine bout the phone cam.
Only complaint tho ( not a big one), is that there is no LED FLash. My Old NOKIA had an LED Flash. I mean, It doesn't cost Sony more than a Buck to add an LED Flash.
Oh well, good phone either way.

posted on 13 Jan 2011, 01:58

7. sharath (unregistered)

i lost my 3.5 mm jack headset.
is the original one available in market.,,?
it will be helpful if you can tell me the cost...?

posted on 06 Feb 2011, 11:30

8. prossphere (unregistered)

i heard abt some software problem in x8,wat abt htc aria

posted on 22 Mar 2011, 17:50

9. fpry (unregistered)

If the talktime is 4 hours does that mean even when it's in your pocket it will last only for four hours

posted on 05 Jul 2011, 13:31

10. angel 2011 (unregistered)

你好, 想请问x8为什么写不到华文信息?能不能教教我?

posted on 02 Aug 2011, 01:00

11. tanongbh (unregistered)

Press and hold longer at the white space for writing text,
the menu for input method will appear for selection.
I try for very long to find out too...

posted on 23 Aug 2011, 19:29

12. Linlin (unregistered)

你好, 想请问x8为什么写不到华文信息?能不能教教我?

posted on 10 Sep 2011, 01:46

14. x8 owner (unregistered)

i buyed it with pre instaled 2.1 and it works great.And if you have doubts about the processor speed dont worry it works pretty fast.I recommend it to everyone

posted on 20 Sep 2011, 03:14

15. shandmaster (unregistered)

right bitches. what the actual f**k is going on with this s**tey wee phone????? had this phone less than 3/4 of a year and already i am looking at new phones to buy. the sony ericcson WILL BE AVOIDED this time!!! had enough of your pishy wee phones that hardly ever f**king work! had important messages on my phone, it decided to delete them for no transparent reason. the phone freezes all the time, it sometimes decides it doesnt want to recieve messages, it sometimes doesnt send messages! the list goes on as to how f**king unsatisfied i am with the sony ericsson! i have had one of your other phones before, and had the exact same problems. money isnt exactly an easy thing to come by these days, and any money i do have will not be spent on your s**t products. good f**king day to you :@:@@@:@:@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

posted on 24 Sep 2011, 01:48

16. crisanta (unregistered)

ooooohh!!hoooo!!! to much f**king,,,, next time don't but telephone, okay!

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 02:14

18. shine (unregistered)

can this x8 read or write in mandarin?

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Display3.0 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (192 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 600 MHz, ARM11 processor
Size3.90 x 2.13 x 0.59 inches
(99 x 54 x 15 mm)
3.67 oz  (104 g)
Battery1200 mAh, 4.75 hours talk time

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