Samsung Wave II vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 – Review

by Jerry D on March 16, 2011

The Samsung Wave II is a budget smartphone. So rather than be a rival to the iPhone 4 and the newest Android phones, it has more in common with mid-range handsets like the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8. We pit the two against each other to see who comes out on top…

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Stat-fight: Samsung Wave II vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

Samsung Wave II VS Sony Ericsson Xperia X8
Display 3.7-inch Super Clear LCD 3.0-inch LCD
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels 320 x 480 pixels
Processor 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor (Hummingbird) with PowerVR SGX540 GPU 600MHz Unknown
Software Bada OS 1.2 with TouchWiz 3.0 and HTML 5-friendly Dolfin web browser Android 1.6
Storage Up to 34GB Up to 16GB
Rear camera 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus and touch focus, an LED flash, geo-tagging, face, smile and blink detection, image stablilization and 720p video capture. 3.15 Megapixels with geotagging and video capture
Front camera Yes No
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA (3.6 Mbps) 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 802.11b/g
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP 2.1 with A2DP
Size 59.8 x 123.9 x 11.8mm 54.0 x 99.0 x 15.0mm
Weight 135g 104g
Talktime 6.0 hours 0.0 hours
Standby 500 hours 0 hours

Analysis: Samsung Wave II vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia X8

The Wave II boasts a touch-sensitive Super Clear LCD display, measuring 3.7 inches and delivering a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. In terms of pixel density, the pixels per inch (PPI) measurement is 252.162.

The Xperia X8′s touch-sensitive LCD display is less roomy, measuring 3.0 inches across. It boasts a poorer screen resolution too – 320 by 480 pixels. With only 153600 pixels onscreen, the pixel density is a lowly 192.333 pixels per inch.

One of the big differences between the two is speed. The Wave II’s engine is a modern 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor (Hummingbird), ably assisted by a PowerVR SGX540 GPU. The Xperia X8 chugs along with a 600MHz processor.

As for size, the Wave II is 123.9 x 59.8 x 11.8mm, the ho-hum Xperia X8 is 99.0 x 54.0 x 15.0mm. The Xperia X8 is the more compact handset. While the Wave II carries more weight than its rival. Compare the two and Samsung’s phone is 135g and Xperia X8′s’ handset is 104g.


Verdict: The Samsung Wave II wins!

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