Sony Ericsson has recently announced Xperia X8 smartphone based on android operating system Donut (1.6) for the mid-range market. Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is quite lower in size as compared to Sony Xperia X10 with Timescape User Interface designed for Sony Ericsson smartphones.
Processor & Memory:
It is loaded with 600 MHz processor with only 128 MB internal storage available for the handset and up to 16GB expandable memory. Its processor is quite well, and speed is almost equals to android Google G1.
Internal storage is somewhat low as compared to other phones available in the market with the same range, but 2GB expandable memory card is included in package for extensive memory usages (depends on seller offer).
Its display is ready with TFT capacitive touch screen which is geared with 16M vivid colors in the size of 320×480 almost (3.0 inches) in all, Though its display is bit lower as compared to Xperia X10 but it has good vivid depth of colors. It is also ready with basic sensors like Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate.
Connectivity& Location Based details:
Like many other smartphones, it supports different mediums to get connected with friends and family:
- WI-FI 802.11 b/g
- Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
- Micro USB
- Digital Compass
It is capable of standard multimedia functions like:
- Quite low camera of 3.15MP 2048×1536 with geo tagging feature and without flash LED.
- It is ready to play – MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV playerand MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player.
- Speaker Phone.
- 3.5 mm Stereo Jack
- Stereo FM Radio with RDS.
- Timescape UI 3.0
- Documents to go for as Office application.
- Google Chrome
- Internet Book Market shortcut
- Road Sync Mail.
- Social Networks integrations.
- Voice Memo.
- Google Maps.
- Google Talk
- Track ID music recognition.
- Instant Messaging.
- Video Streaming Applications.
- Dark Blue/ White,
- Aqua Blue/ White, Pink/ White,
- Silver/ White Red
- Stereo FM Radio with RDS
- Timescape UI
- Scratch less resistant surface
As per its specifications, it seems like; Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is designed for the mid-range purchasing segment of the market. It may not be as much expensive as other new android based smartphones. It may intense the competition especially, if it will compete Samsung Corby and other mid-range touch screen smartphones as an edge of Android OS.
Availability in Pakistan:
We cannot confirm officially on its availability in Pakistan, but you may estimate its price on the basis of its specifications, it price may range from PKR 18,000/- to PKR 30,000.
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