Sony Ericsson X8 review: XPERIA in the middle

18 October 2010
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 is likely to outsell the rest of the XPERIA droids. Itís neither the best phone in the line-up, nor itís a phone to excite and inspire but itís the common denominator. It is right in the middle...

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  • xXx

i love it, Good Phone with Good Price

  • Anonymous

Why didn't you guys mention the Samsung Galaxy 3 as an alternate choice to this phone. It's one of the best phones in its price range.

  • sidneylopsides

Couple of points:
Hold down the options key and you get the search popup
The X10 minis, the 2.1 software for the X10, and I assume he X8, have a "Smart Search" widget which does smart dialling

  • Benedict

sam, 19 Oct 2010gsmarena its outdated OS not dated OS in the cons section of the... moreThe word "dated" carries the same meaning as "outdated"

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 19 Oct 2010well people think so N8 scored on some reviews grade way below 5forgot to say the scale was from 1 to 10

  • Anonymous

Xperia Dude, 19 Oct 2010SE & Samsung both are great. But what about Nokia? Are they dead?well people think so N8 scored on some reviews grade way below 5

  • Anonymous

Man that timescape garbide ruins a otherwise OK phone

the Camera is useless but it could have still been a viable purchase had it had Stock Android

  • sam

gsmarena its outdated OS not dated OS in the cons section of the handset on the first page.
Thank you :)

  • Xperia Dude

SE & Samsung both are great. But what about Nokia? Are they dead?

  • Anonymous

Heard that X8 will receive update to android 2.1 AFTER X10 will.. maybe..someday.. updated to 2.1 BWAHAHAHA......

  • Anonymous

would there be any update regarding the graphic equalizer for X8? Mega bass setting, clear bass, and etc.?

  • Anonymous


Guys take it easy ok! We will see the update in a week or so. OK I admit that se took so long for this upgrade but now it's ready, so there was no need for gsmarena to bash se as they usual do! Enough of this sick and biased attitude towards sony.

They praise samsung like 24/7, they mentioned that the galaxy s is one of the best devices in the globe, but did they mention that after the official upgrade to froyo the device became buggy and laggy??! Did they ? of course not, because it's a samsung. but if it was a se, it would be first news of the morning.

  • oxy

Anonymous, 19 Oct 2010But isn't it the FACT ALL Android phones from certain brand are ... moreYeah, you're right.. It's kinda weird that they still stick with 1.6 when many android phone including china android phone out there already taste 2.1

  • Anonymous

[deleted post]But isn't it the FACT ALL Android phones from certain brand are still running on 1.6 ONLY? Did the company "committed" upgrade ever since it released X10 back in April, when competition like Moto Milestone already moved to 2.1?

6 months down the road and the only promise from the company is "yes, eventually all X10/X8 WILL receive the upgrades". Remember, the average lifecycle of a phone now is about 9 months, and it already spent 2/3 of its time "waiting" for upgrades.

  • Anonymous

still no video call?
:(

  • dave

Chester Copperpot, 18 Oct 2010What a boring underspecified phone. It's more suited to Tesco pa... moreLMAO thumbs up to you man

  • bummy

All the negatives on the phone will be fixed once 2.1 rolls out. which is before the end of the year.

  • confused

Surely the orange san francisco/zte blade (3.5" 800 x 480 OLED, 512Mb RAM, 600Mhz CPU ARMv6, android 2.1) selling for £99 blows the sony ericsson out of the water. Reports are that the blade is a pretty decent phone and about the cheapest android phone around.

  • Ackom

Its a great phone for the price

  • Chester Copperpot

What a boring underspecified phone. It's more suited to Tesco pay as you go users.