Following the last review roundup, a few other major sites have put the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 handset through its paces. The main points carry over from the first round of reviews that includes criticism of Android 1.6 over newer firmware, along with the text input keyboard.
Positives include its 8MP camera, which is gaining consensus as being the best Android camera phone. The 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset makes for a zippy performance too. Build quality is good and the concepts behind Timescape/Mediascape are well received. Click through for the main reviews seen since review roundup #1.
GSMArena: “We expect the retail firmware update to come knocking on our door any moment now, so we’ll update this review should we see improvements in any aspect of the XPERIA X10. For now it remains what it is – a huge leap from what we saw several months back and an exceptional high-end cameraphone with only a few faults that can be excused.”
PhoneArena: “The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is one of the best Android handsets today, but what it needs to become perfect is software update to the latest version of the operating system and a fix to resolve the several bugs and lagging issue. We hope the manufacturer responds fast in order to make its flagship device even more appealing than it currently is.”
Slashgear: “Camera performance bests anything we’ve seen on other Android smartphones, and with 4-inch displays teetering on the limits of what many users want to carry, you could argue a bigger panel would be overkill. Meanwhile the 1GHz processor is swift and there’s no shortage of connectivity. We’ll believe Sony Ericsson’s promises to update Android when we see the update itself, but a more modest update to address data lags in Timescape and – more urgently, perhaps – patchy touchscreen response (which could well come in the final production build) seems a more realistic expectation.”