Xperia X8 now shipping around the world

by X10 on October 9, 2010

in Xperia X8

Xperia X8Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X8 is now shipping in a number of markets around the world. It’s already been on sale in the UK over the last week and other markets should have it very soon, if not already on sale. As we already knew the phone is shipping with Android 1.6 but will get the upgrade to Android 2.1 at some point after the Xperia X10 family, although definitely this year according to SE.

The Xperia X8 is good value for money at £129 in the UK from Tesco on O2 and we’ve seen similar deals in other regions. The X8 is broadly similar to the X10 mini but comes with a 3.0-inch screen compared to 2.6-inches for the X10 mini. However the camera sensor is not as good (only 3.2MP with no autofocus). Check out the video below where Amalia from SE demonstrates how to download apps onto the X8.

{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jock Strap Mcnuggy October 9, 2010 at 9:22 PM

Just threw up in my mouth a little..still ships with version 1.6.. Unbelievable.

2 gman October 9, 2010 at 10:33 PM

1.6 get a grip. my x10 is doing funky things keeps loseing signal and wifi keeps cutting off shite phones

3 Mizan October 9, 2010 at 10:47 PM


4 Luke October 10, 2010 at 1:31 AM

I got two doubts about my X10 mini pro, can anyone try to answer them?
1. Is there a way to avoid my wifi connection being stopped whenever my phone screen turns off?
2. Is it my phone only or the default android browser can’t use 3g connection to navigate? (wifi works fine on it, 3g works on opera mini)

5 ude October 10, 2010 at 1:39 AM

How is this article about x10 in any way?

@Luke, I’m guessing it’s your provider or some app interfering, since I can use both native droid browser and Opera mini with 3g, aswell as wifi ofc. Using X10 mini pro.

Wifi turning off should be sent to SE customer service I guess, so they can roll out a hotfix for that.

6 Andres October 10, 2010 at 3:36 AM

Luke, go to settings – wireless controls – wifi s
ettings – push settings button – pick advanced – then wifi sleep policy and in there you can change the wifi not to turn off when your phone screen goes to sleep 😉

7 Luke October 10, 2010 at 3:46 AM

Thanks a lot for the reply.

And how is it a x10 article?
We should just make any article in the world about x10 until we get our updates 😛

8 Luke October 10, 2010 at 3:51 AM

I did it already, got it set to “never” since I bought the phone.
“Never” is how much it worked as well.
Seems I got myself with a buggy phone? I hope 2.1 update to fix this.

9 Nimche October 10, 2010 at 5:56 AM

What is it with SE. They are really proud of their TimeScape.
Two years later….

We have Xperia X18a running android version 1.6 with new Timescape interface.

Go figure/

10 yasser October 10, 2010 at 8:12 AM

This should have been X10mini pro ….

11 sjcrows October 10, 2010 at 2:54 PM

what is it with se and releasing inferior phones with inferior software htc have inferior phones like the wildfire and hero yet they have better software than sony, they wonder why sales are declining in sony phones absolutley stupid, the company should stick to tvs and give up on the phone market alltogether as they have proved time and time again that they cant keep up and will always be behind with the phone market.

12 x10 warrior October 10, 2010 at 3:32 PM

1.6? ha ha…

Guys I got a PC with Windows95 for £129.

if SE can why cant I?

13 John October 10, 2010 at 4:09 PM

Looks cool!
Shouldn’t Spotify be integrated with Timecape/Mediascape instead of the Play Now app?

14 Perceval October 10, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Nice phone.
And… since SE said X8 will get 2.1 before this year for sure, we can surely think it will be before this year + several months after ^^
SE will probably upgrade to 2.1 its products when Android 7.0 will be out 😉

15 d3 October 10, 2010 at 10:28 PM

i think its a X10 Blog…

iam just interestet in getting 2.1 in 21days…
who cares about X8?

16 Andreas October 10, 2010 at 10:50 PM

Honestly. Who cares about if X8 use 1.6 or 2.1?
An upgrade will not change it at all.

17 android2010 October 10, 2010 at 11:43 PM

@ andreas then u clearly havent a clue about phones 🙂

18 JO October 11, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Apart from an opportunity to troll, what exactly did you idiots hope to achieve by reading and then commenting on the above article.
Everyone knows the situation – We don’t care for the incessant whining anymore. Once you hit puberty you will realize that a phone update to the latest and greatest OS is quite insignificant in the broader context of a persons life.
Seriously, you guys need to deal with insecurity issues instead of complaining about a stupid phone update.

19 x10 warrior October 11, 2010 at 7:52 AM

Those words may be bound to you,…
Its not the case with us.
I cant leave in stone age.

20 x8 October 11, 2010 at 11:45 AM

I tried this phone today, very nice mid-range phone! 1.6 or 2.1, who cares… the Sony Ericsson UI is great, the only bad thing with this phone is that typing on it isn’t the greatest.

21 joe October 11, 2010 at 12:13 PM
22 jo October 11, 2010 at 11:36 PM

whats the point ? You still won’t be able to install 2.1/2.2 apps on the phone due to sdk level.

23 Luke October 12, 2010 at 3:48 AM

What do you mean?

24 Vlad October 12, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Which makes me wonder – if the update is just 2 weeks away, why releasing X8 to the market now, and not waiting 2 weeks before the update is ready. No guys, there will be no update in October. Hold your horses.

25 Mega October 15, 2010 at 2:59 PM


I really want to buy this phone for my girlfriend. Can Anyone tell me if she can use this phone with an app prom market (i use ARCMedia) to view AVI and mpeg movies?

In other words, I klnow my X10 can handle it, but i am worried that the 600MHZ processor is too slow for movies.

Thank you in advance!

26 Johno90 October 15, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Does the x8 have a multitouch screen?

27 Hardik October 17, 2010 at 10:08 AM

Hello Admin…(I need ur help)
Can any1 tell me is Xperia X8 gonna come in BLACK colour…???
plz answer guys…coz i m waiting 4 this phone since long tym…

Thanks alot….tc

28 Jens October 19, 2010 at 8:41 AM

@Hardik: You’re in luck:
Looks tons better imo. Hopefully there will come replacement covers in black for my already silly white x8.

29 Hardik October 19, 2010 at 4:00 PM

@Jens: Thnxxx 4 ur reply…however i already knw this URL & semcblog(…but these r rumours…i mean no official word yet…neways if u get in touch with other updates regarding black colour…do let me knw…

Thank You…tc

30 Lloyd October 23, 2010 at 6:15 AM

Hey…please suggest me between x8 and x 10 mini which one’s better? I need the one with fast browser with comfortable writing options

31 Hardik October 26, 2010 at 9:13 PM


Both the phones r good…but in diff aspects…
X10 mini has 5 mp cam with auto-focus & flash..
X8 has bigger screen 3.0 inch as comp to mini’s 2.55..
as the screen is bigger in X8 it aslo has higher resolution..
& mostly all android app wil be working on X8…but not on X10 mini(bcoz of resolution)..

& if ur Texting is way 2 much…then go 4 X10mini pro(Qwerty Keyboard)…

I wld suggest X8…

Thank You…tc

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