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Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1746 reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia X8. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the price and design are overall positive. The portability and size are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the apps and reception. Views about the text input and GPS navigation are mixed.

usability, size, portability, design, price

battery, camera, reliability, reception, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and durability. The size and portability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the usability, while there are some critical comments about the screen and camera.

price, portability, size, durability, battery

performance, reliability, camera, screen

64% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson X8 Xperia Sim Free Mobile Phone - BlackSony Ericsson X8 Xperia Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the screen. The size also gets good feedback, but there are some critical reviews about the usability and battery.

size, screen

battery, usability

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericcson X8 - E15a Unlocked Cell Phone with 3.15 MP Camera, Bluetooth, gps navigation--Internat... Version with Warranty (White with Bundle Pink Sony Ericcson X8 - E15a Unlocked Cell Phone with 3.15 MP Camera, Bluetooth, gps navigation--Internat... Version with Warranty (White with Bundle Pink

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Joe Minihane (t3.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 review

 

A mid-range Android effort, that doesn't quite catch rivals

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 revisited: updating to Android 2.1 - Pocket-lint

 

Sony Ericsson has made some fantastic devices in the past. In fact, our illustrious mobile phone ownership started with the likes of the Sony Ericsson

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 - Pocket-lint

 

Faced with the excellent screen of the Orange San Francisco or the more considered customisation from Samsung, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 doesn't have

Capacitive display, response from screen is pretty good

Build quality not great, poor camera performance, out dated version of Android, Sony Ericsson's tinkerings add little to get excited about, software seemed occasionally buggy

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 never really steps away from the problems that have hampered other Sony Ericsson Android devices this year. The out-dated version of the Android operating system means you miss out on the performance gains and the features...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Gary Cutlack (techradar.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 review

 

Sony Ericsson moves on the Android mid-ground with its 3' compromise phone

Very clever custom user interface ; Speedy web browser ; Superb battery life ; Fast and dependable in use

No multi-touch support ; Limited on-board memory ; Poor touchscreen sensitivity ; Ageing Android 1.6 at its core

We've got exactly what we wished for. After being rather impressed by Sony Ericsson's ultra-small Xperia X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro, we couldn't help but wonder what Sony Ericsson's heavily customised Android OS would look like on a phone with a...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

 

Small and affordable, this Android-packing smartphone has plenty going for it.

Relatively Small, Full Android Smartphone, Low Cost, Decent Headset Included

Cramped Screen, Poor Typing Experience, Mediocre Battery Life

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Rosemary Hattersley (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 review

 

Sony Ericsson scored a big hit with last year's X10 Mini handset, proving that you can pack power and navigability into a compact form factor without sacrificing usability.

Given the £20-per-month price tag, it’s hard to criticise the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8. We simply found better Android handsets for the price.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 review

 

The X8 has some clever features, but it can't match Motorola's Defy on contract. It's a good choice on prepay, though.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 review

 

The Sony Ericsson X8 Xperia is aimed at the Android smartphone neophyte. But it is up to scratch compared to its mid-range rivals?

Even with the OS update it’s difficult to recommend this workaday smartphone ahead of more accomplished mid-rangers.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Review

 

The spiritual successor to Sony Ericsson's pint-sized X10 Mini is the Xperia X8, an Android-powered touchscreen phone of similar dimensions. But do good things really come in small packages? Read on…

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: littlegreenrobot.co.uk (littlegreenrobot.co.uk)

Expert Review

 

The processor seemed to struggle at times, making us wait while it performed actions and sometimes performing its screen animations jerkily rather detracting from all the design effort Sony Ericsson has put in to its Android skin.

Sep, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:23.4 / 23.40 / 23.5 / 23.6 / 23.7 / 23.75 / 24
Continuous video playback time:9.20
Standby time (2G):446
Standby time (3G):476
Talk time (2G):4.45 / 4.5 / 4.6 / 4.75 / 4.8
Talk time (3G):5.4 / 5.40 / 5.5 / 5.6 / 5.66 / 5.7

Call management

Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:N / No
Camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Face detection: Yes
Front Camera:No / Yes
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.15 / 3.2
Second Camera:No / Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording:Y / Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Red / Black, Silver / Blue, White / Pink, White / White
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:White

Display

Display diagonal:7.62 / 94
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480
Display Type:LCD / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:192
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch / Single-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.125

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, OGG / AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
FM radio:N / Yes
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 1900, 2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA, HSUPA / HSPA / HSPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G: No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HSF, HSP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1 / 2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
Data network:3.5G / 3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included:Y / Yes
EDGE:Y / Yes
GPRS:Y / Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player:Y / Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Polyphonic ring:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating:Y / Yes
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Google Maps, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync / YouTube\nGoogle Talk\nTwitter\nFacebook\nTimescape\nGoogle Maps\nGoogle Latitude\nSony Ericsson Sync\nWisepilot\nAndroid Market\nGoogle Mail
Cables included:USB
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:1.6 / 2.0 / 2.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
vCard: Yes
Video call:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM11
Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:0.6
Processor Model:MSM 7227

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:1.6 / 2.0 / 2.1
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:128
Internal RAM:128
Internal storage capacity:0.128
Maximum memory card size:16 / 32
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.5 / 15
Height :10.4 / 104 / 9.9
Weight:104
Width:5.4 / 54