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Sony Xperia X8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1646 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The design and value for money also get good feedback, whereas there are some critical opinions about the build quality and features.

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

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia X8

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 101 user reviews of Sony Xperia X8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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70% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia X8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Sony Xperia X8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 (E15i) Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone with 3MP Camera, Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS--International Version with No USony Ericsson XPERIA X8 (E15i) Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone with 3MP Camera, Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS--International Version with no USony Ericsson XPERIA X8 (E15i) Unlocked GSM Android Smartphone with 3MP Camera, Touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS--International Version with no U

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Reviewed - Not Really Worth The Money

 

Very recently, we took a look at an interesting phone based on the Android 1.6 OS, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini / Mini Pro . A little while ago, the guys at Sony Ericsson released the Xperia X8, the next installment of the Xperia series. Although...

All in all, the purpose of this phone's existence is somewhat tricky to figure out. The Xperia X10 Mini/ Mini Pro, ship for almost the same price. Sure they both have smaller screens, but its 2.5-inch vs 3-inch, which is more of a personal choice. We...

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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...

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

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 has just made it to the market but parts of it still seem stuck in last year. At the same time though it is more than decently equipped for its 170 euro price tag. It has its downsides and those are easy to notice but there...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Review Conclusion

 

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 gets reviewed and we have our conclusions

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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...

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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.

Product Specifications

The Xperia X8 touchscreen phone gives you high-speed Internet – and lets you have it your way. Access to your favourite functions via the customisable four corners of the home screen. Connect through 3G or Wi-Fi. Type your messages on the virtual QWERTY keyboard and find your way with Google Maps and GPS. Choose from more than 200,000 applications from Android Market. Does it get any better? Well, yes. Most apps are free to download.

Camera

Autofocus:No / Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:640 x 480 (VGA)

Configuration

Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
AUDIOFORMATS: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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