Different from the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10i cell phone boasts a 8-megapixel camera that produces good-quality photos and videos. It comes with advanced multimedia capabilities and has a Google Maps application. The attractive smartphone also features integrated GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and nice, stylish design.
Like most Sony Ericsson handsets, the Xperia X10i has a standard candy bar design. It's eye-catching without being ostentatious.It has an average size though it's a bit weighty. Sony Ericsson always does a good job with its displays, and the Xperia X10i is no exception. The 4-inch screen supports bright colors. It shows everything well, from graphics to photos and text, and the menus are simple and easy to use. You can adjust the clock size and the brightness, but no other options are customizable.
We had no problems browsing via the X10i's on-board browser, apart from a lack of multi-touch pinch and zoom capabilities. Little things like not offering .com as a quick pick when typing in an URL seems to be evidence that SE aren't back at their best yet. Typing via the onscreen QWERTY keyboard wasn't a hassle at all and like previous Sony Ericssons, it saves words you use to provide it as a suggestion next time you type.
Although there is no mention of Sony's Walkman or Cyber-shot brands anywhere, the X10i packs a whole lot of media punch. All your music, photos and video is arranged via Mediascape, which like Timescape does a good job of keeping everything in one place. While volume might be a problem when calling it certainly wasn't the case playing music, with the sound loud and clear via earphones, with a 3.5 mm jack present.
The cameras on Android devices haven't been particularly impressive to date. The X10i steps up to the plate with a very decent 8.1 megapixel snapper behind it. Sony Ericsson is master at bringing a whole bunch of functionality to their cellphone cameras and the same holds true for the X10i. It packs scene recognition, touch capture and smile detection among other must haves like autofocus. Viewing the pictures on-board is a pleasure, and, although not mind-blowing, picture quality was good. The only criticism of the camera is a lack of a decent Xenon flash, with a single always-on LED light trying its best to keep up.
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