The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 has the Android operating system allowing it to power multiple applications at once including the Music Player in the background while you reply to emails or text messages. The phone also has a 3.2 megapixel camera for photos and videos, along with location based services such as Google Maps.
Messaging is made easy with this handset, which offers an easy to use email client which can be configured for any common email service providers, such as GMail, Hotmail or other POP/IMAP accounts. There is also Exchange ActiveSync for MS Exchange which may be useful to business users especially. Additionally, there is a unified text and multimedia messaging editor which makes it quick and easy to share thoughts, photos and videos with friends, in addition to COnversations for a threaded text conversation, and instant messaging for immediate ongoing chat, also via third party instant messaging services such as GTalk and MSN.
The Xperia X8 features an internal FM radio with RDS for live music and entertainment, along wit the Sony Ericsson Music Player which sorts tracks and can create playlists, while also providing album art and making it easy to select the album, artist or genre you want to hear. The PlayNow app allows you to add to your music library via download, while the TrackID app provides you with track information for a song you may hear out and about. A few seconds sound recording will provide track details for you. Listening to music and audio is easy with the standard headphones connector present, in addition to Bluetooth with the A2DP wireless stereo profile for headsets.
The handset has a compact 3 inch capacitive touch display with HVGA resolution offering simple touch control of the user interface, and Android operating system along with easy text input via the onscreen keypads offered. Meanwhile, the automate feature ensures that the display orientation matches the handset orientation between portrait and landscape. There are also some impressive customisable features, including wallpapers and themes, along with the home screen which has four main shortcut icons in each corner, which can be customised by you respectively. Other features include Google Maps, Wisepilot navigation and 3D games with Java support.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X* features a uniquely compact design with a 3,2 megapixel camera for video recording and image capture, in addition to its many other features for messaging, entertainment and more. It also has a powerful operating system and comes out of the box with many useful applications preloaded. BOLA TANGKAS