The launch of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 saw a number of sites go hands-on with the Android smartphone. We have rounded up all of the major sites impressions in one convenient place, which you can browse through and we have also attached videos, where appropriate.
There are some common themes coming from these initial impressions. Whilst the handset is praised for its hardware and aesthetic beauty, currently the UX interface isn’t living up to expectations by being quite laggy. Battery life is also of some concern. Others bemoan the fact that it won’t launch until Q1 2010, at which time the phone’s specs may be superseded. Click through for further impressions.
Crave: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 hands-on photos: Hello, Rachel
“Sony Ericsson promises that this will be the first of many Android phones, and based on our first feel, we think the Xperia X10 could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship for Son Eric and the little green robot.”
Electric Pig: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: hands-on photofest!
“The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has landed, ready to rain down blows on the Android-toting competition. It’s cramming in feature phone specs, and a seriously smart new skin for Google’s OS.”
Engadget:Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 announced, we go hands-on
“If Sony Ericsson delivers its halcyonic vision of an ultra-integrated device that intuits your intentions and makes a highly connected life easier, we’ll all be up in arms and rejoicing.”
GSM Arena: Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 preview: First look
“The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 might as well be their magnum opus after a long period of setbacks and we really hope it will get them back on track.”
Livejournal: Hands-on Photos [Russian]
Pocket-Lint: PHOTOS: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 hands-on
“The first thing you’ll notice is that this is an Android 1.6 handset with a considerable UI overhaul. SE has turned the whole thing blue and modded the default interface considerably.”
Slashgear: Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 gets official: Hands-on Video Demo
“It’s too early to give a conclusive opinion on the XPERIA X10; while Sony Ericsson’s demo model proved reasonably capable in the core Android apps, the real test will be whether Timescape and Mediascape have the speed to back up their functionality.”
TechRadar: Hands on: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 review
“The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is certainly feature packed, and all the leaked rumours over the phone’s overlay turn out to have given good reason for excitement, as the UX platform offers something totally different for Android.”
TrustedReviews: Hands-on: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10
“As it stands then the X10 is easily the most powerful and potentially impressive Android handset we’ve seen to date, but by February 2010 who knows…”
What Mobile: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 first look
“The speed of the device is impressive, and it is essential for offering support for processor intensive tasks like rendering the animated UI.”