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A great improvement on the X10
on 7 October 2011
This is the replacement for the Sony Ericsson X10 which I always thought was too small but is a great improvement. I bought this for my son as his first Android phone and was about to get an HTC Wildfire S when I discovered this great phone. It is absolutely tiny, about the size of a pack of cards but the 3 inch screen is clear and just about big enough for video content or a game of Angry Birds. The technology packed into a phone of this price and size is amazing with a 5MP Camera with LED Flash (On par with camera on my HTC Desire S), 720P HD Video, 1 GHz Processor, the list goes on. The box includes a good quality pair of "In Ear" headphones with microphone and different size ear buds, a screen cover (excellent fit and no bubbles for the first time), 2Gb micro SD Card and charger with seperate USB lead.
The interface is customised Android 2.3 and is well thought out and intuitive with the ability to group items at the corner of the main screen and while it may not be as flashy and customisable as the HTC version it works well and is optimised for the smaller screen. The battery life is OK for a smart phone but it will need charging daily as do most of its competitors. The Sony PC Companion software downloaded via Sony Ericsson is well presented and synchronises the phone with PC content and Music held on applications such as iTunes. Most smart phones seem to be morphing into tablets and this highlights the advantages of a compact phone without the compromises in processor power on rival compact phones.