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Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2055 reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia X8. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the price and portability are overall positive. The design and size also get good opinions, but there are some negative views about the GPS navigation and reception. The text input and performance get mixed views.

usability, size, design, portability, price

battery, camera, reliability, reception, GPS navigation

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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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 really like the battery and durability. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the usability. There are some critical reviews 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

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (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. There are some negative opinions 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

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson X8 review: XPERIA in the middle

 

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 is likely to outsell the rest of the XPERIA droids. It's neither the best phone in the line-up, nor it's a phone to excite and inspire but it's the common denominator. It is right in the middle. It's an XPERIA for everyone –...

Quad-band GSM/EDGE, HSDPA 900/2100 / HSDPA 850/1900/2100 ; 3.0" capacitive TFT touchscreen of HVGA resolution, 16M colors ; Scratch-resistant screen coating ; Android OS v1.6 Donut with custom Sony Ericsson UI, featuring Timescape ; Qualcomm MSM7227...

Limited storage for installing third-party apps ; Outdated Android OS version ; No multi-touch support ; Camera lacks autofocus ; No DivX video support out of the box ; microSD slot under the battery cover ; No secondary video-call camera

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 preview: First look

 

Sony Ericsson don't believe in the one-size-fits-all concept. Their XPERIA lineup stretches from XS to XL. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 fits right in the middle. A grown X10 mini or a smaller X10, the X8 will do well either way...

Compared to the X10 mini, the camera on the X8 has been downgraded to 3MP fixed-focus, but the screen has grown to a healthy 3 inches and the resolution has doubled –improving both the image quality and giving the custom Android UI more room to work with

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Review

 

The latest addition to the Xperia lineup is a budget-cautious Android handset, which comes in a stylish outfit - the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8. From first sight, the X8 looks like a pretty decent lightweight smartphone; it has good looks, a passable...

Nov, 2010

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Preview

 

For good or bad, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is more similar to the X10 mini, than the X10, which is mainly because of the fact that it utilizes the X10 mini's user interface. On the hardware side however, it does a decent job at differentiating and...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Shanna James (brighthub.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Review

 

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is compact device with a neat design and commendable features. It supports 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS Navigation which makes it a nifty device to have. Find out what other cool features are packed in this small package by reading the...

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is a small but efficient mobile device. It is both stylish and useful as a result of its small size and unique features. Both its design and interface exude ease and sophistication and should definitely appeal to the young...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Wong Casandra (hardwarezone.com)

First Looks: Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

 

Sony Ericsson seems to be seeking the middle ground with its new Xperia X8 - the device is essentially a miniature version of its flagship X10 and shares similarities with the X10 mini series. How will the device fit in? Hit the jump to find out more.

The X8 is much closer in specs to its X10 mini cousins than the flagship X10. With that said, it is so similar that there’s nothing much to set itself apart from them, aside from a larger screen and an inferior camera. The main problem with the X8 is...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Dheepak Krishnamurthy (zomgitscj.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Review Conclusion

 

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 gets reviewed and we have our conclusions

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Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Dheepak Krishnamurthy (zomgitscj.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Review: Software (Part Two)

 

We saw the messaging and calling capabilities of this Android device in our previous software review. Let us dig a little deeper into what this device has to...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Calvin (pinoytechblog.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Review

 

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is Sony's newest phone to compliment, or rather broaden, the lineup of Sony Ericsson's Android phones. It is designed to cater to those who want the Android experience for a cheap price and finding Sony's earlier serving of...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by : Dheepak Krishnamurthy (zomgitscj.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Review – Unboxing

 

In our Review of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, here's an unboxing video of what you get in the retail package.

Look forward to seeing a more in-depth review when you have the opportunity.

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery performance: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: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: No
Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Face detection: Yes
Front Camera:N
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera:No / Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording: Yes

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Red / Black, Silver / Blue / Blue, White / Pink, White / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:3 / 3.7
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:320 x 480
Display Type:LCD / TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch sensitive screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch / Single-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:0.125

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, OGG / AAC, MP3 / AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
FM radio:No / Yes
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MP4 / 3GP,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / MPEG4

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850, 1900, 2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA,HSUPA / HSPA / HSPA,WCDMA / WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HSF, HSP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
Data network:3.5G / 3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11g

Other Features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: 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: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:1.6 / 2.0 / 2.1
Personal info management: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
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: 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 version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 7227
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
Maximum memory card size:16 / 32
RAM capacity:0.125
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.591
Height:3.9 / 4.09
Weight:3.67
Width:2.13