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£258.44 Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Android SIM Free @ Scan
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Sony Ericsson have put a lot of effort in to the Xperia™ X10, their first Android phone, and it has really paid off with this stunning device.

The huge 4 inch display really makes the most of the slick user interface with great new features like Timescape™ that gives you easy access to your Facebook™ feed and all your conversations and updates in one view, and Mediascape that shows you all your music, videos and photos in one easy interface - whether your content is on your phone or online!

One of the coolest features is the Xperia X10's face recognition, that can actually individually identify your friends and automatically tag them in your photos! The camera itself is an 8MP auto focus one with touch focus, image stabilization, geo-tagging, and smile detection. Internet access is super fast with 7.2Mbps HSDPA and 2Mbps HSUPA meaning both accessing and sharing content happens at the fastest possible speeds - and the handset is Wi-Fi enabled.

The Xperia X10 is a feature-rich, hugely capable handset that can act as the hub of your entertainment and connected social-life.

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Does the Android 2.1 update bring multitouch? If so, this is a hot deal.

i am looking for a sim free phone at the moment can anyone recommend this?

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torybarsteward

Does the Android 2.1 update bring multitouch? If so, this is a hot deal.



Doesn't AFAIK. That's because it's down to the hardware, not the software.

Borat

i am looking for a sim free phone at the moment can anyone recommend this?


i wouldnt have a se given me ip4 sim free except no substitute

I'm sure I read that the X10 will have multi-touch with the android 2.1 os. Looking forward to the upgrade so we can get HD video. Personally I love this phone

the porter

i wouldnt have a se given me ip4 sim free except no substitute



'accept'

Don't you think the IP4 is rather pricey by comparison - given you feel it's so much better value?

I've had this phone for a while now and this is the last Sony Ericsson I will every buy, check the forums. The battery life is terrible, you’re lucky to get a days use out of it, Mediascape is pointless and drains the battery even more, the scratch resistant screen scratches when the phones in your pocket? I’m already on my 2nd as the first died within the first month.

So far Tmobile haven’t pushed the Android 2.1 upgrade out so I’m stuck with 1.6, I’m hoping this comes soon and it’s a big improvement.

In my opinion spend more cash on a HTC Desire £356 on Amazon (you may be able to find it cheaper), or even an iPhone if you budget can stretch to that.

My wife has an X10. As noted above the battery life is horrible, but that seems a common failing with Android smartphones; I've never had any other smartphones so can't comment on them. My Mrs has no need for Mediascape and whilst timescape looks good it is missing features. A system update was downloaded which wiped out all the setting, contacts etc...

Having said that she's had the thing for four months and been reasonably happy with it. The camera is streets ahead of that in my HTC Hero. The apps and google market are getting better all the time.

I hope that helps

Kevin

Does anyone have an iphone or HTC? From what friends have told me the battery life is also shocking on these. I used my X10 abroad mainly for taking photos so most the time kept it in flight mode and the battery lasted a week easily, admittedly it does tend to only last a day or two if its left on normal mode. Guess my point is all smart phones drain the battery quickly unless you turn features off.
The free sat nav software is really good especially on the large bright display. Having read into it a bit more multitouch isn't a feature (there were a lot of conflicting articles though) but dont see any need for it anyway.

DarkDay

I've had this phone for a while now and this is the last Sony Ericsson I … I've had this phone for a while now and this is the last Sony Ericsson I will every buy, check the forums. The battery life is terrible, you’re lucky to get a days use out of it, Mediascape is pointless and drains the battery even more, the scratch resistant screen scratches when the phones in your pocket? I’m already on my 2nd as the first died within the first month.So far Tmobile haven’t pushed the Android 2.1 upgrade out so I’m stuck with 1.6, I’m hoping this comes soon and it’s a big improvement.In my opinion spend more cash on a HTC Desire £356 on Amazon (you may be able to find it cheaper), or even an iPhone if you budget can stretch to that.



- battery life is alright for a smart phone.
- had mine about 6 months and the screen still hasnt' scratched.
- mediascape is alright

the only downside i've found to this phone is the lack of 2.1 update but that's making it's way across europe at the moment, should be here by the end of the month. decent price for a decent phone.

cegs007

Does anyone have an iphone or HTC? From what friends have told me the … Does anyone have an iphone or HTC? From what friends have told me the battery life is also shocking on these. I used my X10 abroad mainly for taking photos so most the time kept it in flight mode and the battery lasted a week easily, admittedly it does tend to only last a day or two if its left on normal mode. Guess my point is all smart phones drain the battery quickly unless you turn features off.The free sat nav software is really good especially on the large bright display. Having read into it a bit more multitouch isn't a feature (there were a lot of conflicting articles though) but dont see any need for it anyway.



I have an HTC, all android smartphones eat up a lot of battery life, not sure abt the smartphones on other OS. So battery life would suck throughout and if you are able to understand the basics then you can save the battery life with few settings and POWER MANAGER app

the porter

i wouldnt have a se given me ip4 sim free except no substitute



That is difficult to read and absolutely no help at all!

I would recommend android, though I use the HTC Desire which has multi touch. I have no idea how much of a difference that would make though.

The phone isnt that bad, and for this price its a bargain second only to the Orange San Fransisco.

Been playing with the 2.1 update for the past week or so, it definately makes the phone more responsive, has better battery life and unlocks the ability to use 2.1 apps such as Launcher Pro Plus... which gives a fair approximation of HTC Sense UI, so you can get the best of both worlds (Sony Ericsson sytle and HTC functionality).

The HD recording and continous autofocus is a neat feature and the camera is generally good, but the camera light (note no flash) it next to useless....Still the best camera Ive seen so far on any android device.

Shelf life of this is undetermined, with Sony unwilling to commit to further OS upgrades and the Development community so far unable to unlock the bootloader.

All in all, is it the best phone... NO
But it is an excellent phone for sub £260

Borat

i am looking for a sim free phone at the moment can anyone recommend this?



The face recognition, auto tagging and social network integration is impressive. Look and feel is lovely too! Providing this is not the 'mini' mind!

CriticTub

I have an HTC, all android smartphones eat up a lot of battery life, not … I have an HTC, all android smartphones eat up a lot of battery life, not sure abt the smartphones on other OS. So battery life would suck throughout and if you are able to understand the basics then you can save the battery life with few settings and POWER MANAGER app



Guys you really need to get in the frame of mind that smart phones pretty much need to be charged daily, it's fine when you get into the habbit. I have a charger at work and on my bedside chest.

Wouldn't buy this one guys.... Is getting (or may just have got) Android 2.1 upgrade. 2.2 has been out for months, and 2.3 (Gingerbread) is coming out very soon. To buy this is to buy dead technology.

You would be better off buying a Orange San Francisco £99 from play, that has 2.1 and may not get 2.2 but a lot cheaper than this one.

Looks like a good phone (tech spec), but I just don't like the look of it.
Edited by: "jjintheuk" 9th Nov 2010

this phone is absolutely bo*locks. My flatmate has one and believe me - it is NOTHING but trouble. He's written a letter to SE telling them just what he thinks of them now - it really is TERRIBLE.

THE HARDWARE DOESN'T SUPPORT MULTITOUCH, let's just please get that clear once and for all...

At this price, the X10i (with 2.1) is an excellent phone - 2.1 makes it behave like a completely
different phone. Orange SF? Slower, smaller screen, less storage, worse camera, etc.. great if you want to say "But I can get 2.2 before you LOL!!", but in a different league.

The battery life is similar to other devices like it, nothing bad there. The device is a bit scratched now, but any similar phone in its situation would've been, so nothing to worry about there. I've had mine for about 6 months now and I'm still happy with it - the 4" screen is still keeping me happy.

I had one of these for a week, sent it back. Absolutely rubbish phone. The Sony UI ruins Android, what was wrong with vanilla?! I have an Orange San Francisco and it's a much better phone for a fraction of the price, the only thing it lacks is the camera quality of the Xperia.

I have sworn to never buy a Sony Ericsson phone again due to the poor build quality.

Original Poster

sergiup

THE HARDWARE DOESN'T SUPPORT MULTITOUCH, let's just please get that clear … THE HARDWARE DOESN'T SUPPORT MULTITOUCH, let's just please get that clear once and for all...At this price, the X10i (with 2.1) is an excellent phone - 2.1 makes it behave like a completely different phone. Orange SF? Slower, smaller screen, less storage, worse camera, etc.. great if you want to say "But I can get 2.2 before you LOL!!", but in a different league.The battery life is similar to other devices like it, nothing bad there. The device is a bit scratched now, but any similar phone in its situation would've been, so nothing to worry about there. I've had mine for about 6 months now and I'm still happy with it - the 4" screen is still keeping me happy.



The X10 is more than twice the price as well and there's the multi touch issue... A pain if you browse a lot on your phone

guys, it's a decent phone with the latest 2.1 android, but this deal isn't so great...

Sorry to ask this question here... which android phone is good - Xperia or Samsung galaxy or HTC desire ?

kumcy

Sorry to ask this question here... which android phone is good - Xperia … Sorry to ask this question here... which android phone is good - Xperia or Samsung galaxy or HTC desire ?



Out of those, the Samsung Galaxy S (aka i9000) would get my vote. I didn't choose it because it wasn't available to me at the time...

£250 for a Snapdragon based phone isn't bad at all. It's such a pitty there is no multitouch.

Ive had this for two weeks , I upgraded from a SE W595 slider phone , its about what you expect it to do - anything else is pish . It does what I want it to in a size that I wanted , for a price I found reasonable . If youre a gadget snob with perceptions that somehow 2.3 will change your life - dont buy it . Im still getting used to using Touch on a phone . BUT Abysmal price , I got mine for £210 through Amazon sub shop and its currently on there for a SIM Free Mini Pro £190 + £5 p&p = £195 TOTAL DELIVERED

Sony X10 Mini Pro Sim Free

amazon.co.uk/Son…8-1


and the X10 Mini (ie no pull out keyboard) for £184 delivered

Sony X10 Mini Sim Free

amazon.co.uk/Son…1-1

Makkand

The face recognition, auto tagging and social network integration is … The face recognition, auto tagging and social network integration is impressive. Look and feel is lovely too! Providing this is not the 'mini' mind!



Thanks for the reply i am debating on either getting this one or the samsung wave s8500. I'm not to worried about apps but as long it has good features.

kumcy

Sorry to ask this question here... which android phone is good - Xperia … Sorry to ask this question here... which android phone is good - Xperia or Samsung galaxy or HTC desire ?



My choice....

1. Samsung Galaxy
2. Desire
3. Wildfire

CriticTub

My choice....1. Samsung Galaxy2. Desire3. Wildfire



Agree with first choice there. The 2.2 update has improved it further still, as if that were possible.

So just in case this is helpful the screen IS capable of multi touch there is a vid of someone using multi touch on it but the hack hasn't been released yet.

I would say this is a good price but I also think the extra £100 for a galaxy s is well worth it or if your getting a contract the desire HD is also very nice.

siliconbits

Doesn't AFAIK. That's because it's down to the hardware, not the software.



Wrong!!!....My G1 is Multi touch after custom rom from cynogenmod.

Piece of junk, leave well alone.
I paid £27 more for a HTC Desire 5 months ago and it's twice as good as this crud. SE have really lost their way, their phones used to be so much better (T28).

Multi-touch isn't directly to do with hardware; it isn't supported until OS 2.2 in the API (API 8, iirc) so no code using multitouch will work.
*edit* or rather, not directly related. It's a capacitive touchscreen like many other multi-touch devices so once it gets the 2.2 (just in time for 3.0 being released, most likely) you'll have multitouch.

Whether or not the UI sat on the phone or the phone itself is a bit naff is a different matter; I won't know until I've fiddled with one some more this week
Edited by: "warlockuk" 9th Nov 2010

For all those complaining about the battery....fact is that all the smart phones do eat up battery. But again there are some tweaks and good selection of handsets may optimize the battery use.
For example, I had a SGS before and amazingly its battery lasted longer than my friends' Desire both using the same apps widgets etc......the beauty is that SGS has got a Super AMOLED display which uses less power than the Desire's AMOLED display.....
there are tweaks through widgets such as apn on/off, power saving widget etc which lets u a one touch access to switch on or off apn, wireless, bluetooth, switch between 2g-3g.....by making sure that you turn the options on only when needed you can optimize and maximize the battery life.

kumcy

Sorry to ask this question here... which android phone is good - Xperia … Sorry to ask this question here... which android phone is good - Xperia or Samsung galaxy or HTC desire ?



SGS has terrible lag problems, due to Samsung's b*stardisation of Android. On my wife's adding a shortcut to the home screen can take 20 seconds (all of waiting). 2.2 wont fix it, I'm currently in a battle with T-Mob to replace the phone.

HTC Desire wins every time, spec not as good as SGS but HTC Sense is brilliant, the phone runs smooth and there is a great mod community for the device should you want to root.

FYI battery life for all smartphones usually runs into 1 day if not a little more or less, dont think this phone/OS is an exception

sergiup

Out of those, the Samsung Galaxy S (aka i9000) would get my vote. I … Out of those, the Samsung Galaxy S (aka i9000) would get my vote. I didn't choose it because it wasn't available to me at the time...



i would go for the desire, right now its cheaper, specs are similar, the desire has HTC sense which many would agree is far better then samsungs touchwiz UI and HTC has a 24 month warranty on all phones, im not sure about samsung
Edited by: "bluepeter11" 9th Nov 2010

Had mine about three months, very happy so far, use it for satnav/geocaching as well as most of the other functions and apps available from google skymap to shopsavvy which saved me £140 on my new tv in the first week or so.
Great camera (note light comment above)
wi-fi works great
Keyboard is good, though I downloaded the swiftkey app which makes it sensational.
www on the phone is very useable as is email which I use to automatically check four email accounts regularly.(swiftkey helps with email too).
So, all in all I'm happy with it and will be even more so when 2.1 is delivered.
dunno about now, but people were paying 250 on ebay for these recently.
Of course, all opinions on performance are subjective. the key thing on HUKD is......... is it available cheaper elsewhere?
Edited by: "derekc2002" 10th Nov 2010

eatmold

[quote=kumcy]SGS has terrible lag problems, due to Samsung's … [quote=kumcy]SGS has terrible lag problems, due to Samsung's b*stardisation of Android. On my wife's adding a shortcut to the home screen can take 20 seconds (all of waiting). 2.2 wont fix it, I'm currently in a battle with T-Mob to replace the phone.



That'll be just yours then, Not even sure why you would want a 'short-cut to home screen' but mine flies, the 2.2 has tweaked it and it runs smoother still and has added a raft of features, fuoll flash compatibility for one. BBCiPlayer is quite stunning.
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