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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 review

6.6/10 AVG.
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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

Informr score
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 currently has an Informr score of 6.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 12 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
1 GHz
1 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
8+ MP
8+ MP
1500 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...

What Digital Camera
What Digital Camera

As you would expect with a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 handset, the overall look and feel of the Xperia X10's images is good. However, shadows and highlights have a tendency to be lost and sharpness is an issue.

- Paul Nuttall, What Digital Camera

When we first reviewed the X10, it had a lot more going for it. But now we have to look at it from the context in which it was released: a smartphone arguably over the hill before it even set ground in Ma Bell, retailing for $150 on contract. For just $50 more you can get the Samsung Captivate,...

- Ross Miller, Engadget

Nice camera, even including face recognition and a variety of camera modes. Impressive audio quality and loudness, if you're one of those people that still talks on his phone. Troubling data entry problems. Sony skin can get overwhelmed for heavy Facebookers and Twitter friends. Ancient Android...

- Christopher Null, Wired
Phone Scoop
Phone Scoop

The X10 offers only average performance when it comes to call quality, battery life, and other basics. The real appeal of this device, then, is the software being offered by Sony Ericsson. I would recommend anyone interested in this phone go to an AT&T store and play with TimeScape and Media...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
Howard Chui
Howard Chui

Sony Ericsson likes to point out that they won’t design a plain jane Android phone. This isn’t a bad thing but it means the X10 only ships with Android 1.6 (Milestone has 2.0, Nexus One has 2.1) since apparently Timescape and Mediascape aren’t compatible with newer versions (o...

- Howard Chui, Howard Chui

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Common Questions

Sony backs up the Ericsson Xperia X10 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Ericsson Xperia X10 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Sony support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Sony's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10's screen size is 4 inches with x pixels resolution.

1 GHz

There is a Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

8+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ MP camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

1024 MB

Internal memory is 1024 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 1500 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 17.5 days standby time, 600 minutes.

Ericsson Xperia X10 Specs

Release Date December 21, 2009
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon 1 GHz
Internal Storage 1 GB
RAM 256 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.02 W/kg
Body: 1.04 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
8+ Megapixels
16x optical
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Smile detection
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 600 minutes
Standby Time Up to 17.5 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Colors Sensuous Black , Luster White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.9 x 6.3 x 1.3 cm (4.7 x 2.5 x 0.5 in)
Weight 135 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, Windows Live
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Themes: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact:
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
Java Application: Yes
Audio Formats: MP3, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Video Playback Formats: MPEG-4
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Radio: Yes (FM)
Wi-fi Encryption: -
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Stop Watch, Calculator, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

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The update to OS 2.1 is available
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