After countless fans waiting for a long time, Sony Ericsson finally introduced its first android smartphone – Sony Xperia X10. It is said that the Xperia X10 is perhaps the most promising of Sony Ericsson’s confusing crop of modern smartphones, combining attractive hardware with killer specs, Android, and an intriguing custom skin. Does it hold its own against modern competitors like iPhone which most people like? And more importantly, can it keep Sony Ericsson from going over the brink? Read on to find out.
The XPERIA X10 measures 119*63*13 mm and weight 135 gm and capable of displaying movies and photos in 262k colors on its high 854*480 resolution 4-inch screen.
While iPhone measures 115.5*62.1*12.3 mm and weight 135gm in16 million colors on 480*320 pixel resolution and 3.5-inch screen.
Conclusion: There is not much difference between the form factor of the two smartphones except for the fact that Xperia X10 is slightly, but unnoticeably, bigger.
Xperia X10 runs on Google Android 1.6 OS while iPhone runs on the proprietary iPhone OS 3.1x.
Connectivity and wireless
Both the phones are quadband and GSM-based. Both the phones boast of 3G, WiFi, EDGE, GPRS and Bluetooth (with A2DP) and both lack infrared port.
Both have ability to optimize web pages to fit the screen and zooming in and out of web pages is a breeze. Both are also slick in checking for or doing stuff. However, unlike Xperia X10 has a Webkit web browser, iPhone comes with Safari browser which doesn’t support Flash.
Storage and Memory:
Xperia X10 has 1GB onboard flash memory and microSD card slot (capable of holding up to 16GB, Xperia X10 also ships with 8GB miroSD card). On the other hand, iPhone comes with 256MB onboard flash memory and a choice of 16GB or 32GB internal storage.
Camera and video recording:
Xperia X10 boasts of a whopping 8-megapixel camera with up to 16x digital zoom, image and video stabiliser, auto-focus, touch to focus, face and smile detection, geo-tagging, LED flash and WVGA video recording (@30fps).
On the other hand, iPhone has a 3.15-megapixel camera with auto-focus, tap to focus, VGA video recording (@30fps) and geo-tagging.
Music and Video Player:
Both the smartphones support multiple audio and video playback formats. The Experia X10’s audio player offers a great number of options for filtering content and accessing additional information (via the Infinity button), but lacks equalizer. And it only supports MP3 and AAC formats. While its’ video player recognizes MPEG4 videos coded in H.264 only and does not support DivX and Xvid, which is a shame really, since the huge screen is extremely suitable for watching videos. Another, iPhone supports audio formats: AAC, MP3, WAV and video formats: MP4, H.264 and MPEG-4. Both don’t support all of video formats. If you have avi files, what should you do? I search this question on Google and find good auxiliary software which named Nidesoft Video Converter which could convert video or audio files between all popular formats to convert AVI file to MPEG-4 format. Detailed process is as follows:
Firstly, you could free download and install Nidesoft Video Converter
When you finished the download process, run the .exe file to install it.
Step 1: Click “Add File” button to import your videos from your computer.
Tips: Click a file in the list and you could use the preview control buttons to play the file.
Step 2: Click “Format” combo box to select the output format, such as to mp4 for Sony or iPhone.
Step 3: Click “Convert” button to start conversion. The conversion will be completed in a short time.
Ok, now you have converted your AVI files to MPEG-4 format files which Experia X10 and iPhone supports and you may use it more convenient. Another I also find Nidesoft DVD Ripper could rip DVD to multimedia phones’ video and music: 3GP, AVI, WMV, MP4, WMA etc. So, it is not a problem to watch your favorite DVD on mobile phone. I think these two Nidesoft software are necessary additional software for mobile phone users.
Power and Battery:
Xperia X10 is equipped with a Li-Po 1500mAh battery that should be able to provide 8 hours of continuous talk time and keep the handset operational for 425 hours in stand-by on 3G networks. While iPhone has a built-in Li-Ion battery that ups to 10hours for talk time and 6 hours on Internet use.
Xperia X10 and iPhone have some common features such as accelerometer, Push email, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, GPS, SMS, MMS, 3.5mm audio jack, Digital Compass, Google Maps and 3D games.
With Xperia X10, you have access to Android Market and PlayNow arena from where you can download apps, movies, video podcasts, TV shows, music tracks, games etc. It also promises an intuitive UI by introducing signature social media applications like Mediascape and Timescape and also has web feeds, speakerphone, gesture control, flight mode, world clock, and pre-installed useful apps.
On the other hand, iPhone has many cool features including a landscape keyboard for all core apps; an innovative and useful implementation of cut, copy, and paste; push notifications, an improved call log that shows details like the time and length of a call; a spotlight search for searching apps, e-mail, music, and more. It also offers a very useful service called MobileMe, a feature that allows you to remotely track the location of the phone when it goes missing, backup data, wipe data from a lost or stolen phone and restore it in a new one.
As you can clearly see from the comparison chart above, it really drills down to what the end-user wants from his or her phone. If you want a phone with hig