Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 – Review

by Jerry D on June 21, 2010

Can the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 beat up its bigger brother, the Xperia X10? Take a look at its good points (and bad points) as the two phones wrestle for mobile supremacy. Or something…

x8 vs x10 Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10   Review

Connectivity:

The connectivity options on the compact Xperia X8 include 3G/HSDPA, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP. As for the X10, there’s little difference. Sony Ericsson has specified 3G/HSDPA (7.2 Mbps), Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi as standard. (0-0)

Size & Weight:

Modern design favours light and slim handsets, so the Xperia X8 and the X10 are 99.0 x 54.0 x 15.0mm and 119.0 x 63.0 x 13.0mm respectively. Overall the X10 is the slimmer phone, but neither the X10 or the Xperia X8 could be called ‘unwieldy’. There’s a big difference in terms of weight, however. The X10 weighs 135g; while the X8 weighs only 104g. (1-0)

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Camera:

The design of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 incorporates a 3.2 Megapixel camera with geotagging, a time-saving Facebook image uploader plus VGA video capture. The X10 impresses with a far superior snapper, which has a resolution of 8.0 Megapixels and includes autofocus, an LED flash, touch focus functionality, image stabilization, geo-tagging, face and smile detection plus widescreen VGA video capture. (1-1)

Screen/keyboard:

Display size is key and the Xperia X8 features a 3.0-inch (320 x 480) touch-sensitive LCD screen. Obviously the touch-sensitive LCD screen on the X10 is bigger, measuring a generous 4.0 inches. It also impresses with a higher screen resolution of 480 by 854 pixels. (1-2)

Performance:

In terms of performance, the X10 gets its grunt from a 1GHz Snapdragon (QSD8250) processor. The Xperia X8′s processor is slower, rated at 600MHz. Both handsets favour Android OS 1.6, with upgrades to version 2.1 on the cards and access to the Android Market. (1-3)

Storage:

While the Xperia X8 only boasts 2GB out of the box, the X10 comes with a better 8GB capacity. The Xperia X8 also includes a microSD card slot to ramp up the memory to 16GB. The 8GB storage capacity on Sony Ericsson’s phone can also be expanded to 32GB via a microSD slot. (1-4)

Extras:

The Xperia X8 also includes GPS/A-GPS and a stereo FM radio (with RDS). The X10 features GPS/A-GPS and a built-in digital compass. (1-4)

The Sony Ericsson X10 wins!

xperia x10 Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10   ReviewNo surprises here. The X10 emerges as the winner of this fight (1-4). It has the highest-spec camera, the most memory and a better display. Technical corners have undoubtedly been cut with the X8. But the advantage it has over the X10 is that it will be available at much cheaper prices, opening it up to a much wider market than its bigger, smarter brother.

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