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Sony Experia X8 – Small package, Big Value

While the world was still getting comfortable with the idea of using smart phones over the traditional Nokia / Blackberry keypad phones, Sony came out with a bombshell of a product in 2010. This phone caught the eye of many and eventually gave momentum and confidence to Sony towards creating its highly popular Sony Xperia ‘Z’ & ‘E’ series.

Specifications

With a full 3 inch resistant touch screen, 600 MHz processor and a 3.2 megapixel rear camera, it became an instant hit with the masses. It also possessed a decent 320×480 pixels resolution and a RAM of 168mb. The OS was run on google Android 2.1 (Éclair) and had an average battery life of 1200 mAH. Sony introduced it in White, Black & Blue with internal storage of 128 MB, expandable up to 32 GB. It also had standard features like WiFi, Bluetooth, FM and 3.5 mm Jack headphones.

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Sony X8

Pro’s

Sony X8 had some great features like:

1. Music Player – main USP of the phone was its amazing speaker quality, Sony tapped into this efficiently and captured the attention of the youth.
2. Light weight – it was feather like phone weighing at just 104 gm
3. 3G enabled – helping out on faster internet connections
4. Android OS – upgrade from the other boring OS, Android technology offered the advantage of setting your Gmail account on the phone
5. Google Play store – Music, Games, Apps were just a click away with the play store
6. Camera – known for its camera quality, Sony didn’t disappoint here.

Con’s

It did have a couple of areas which could have been better:

1. Modest Battery life – for a phone being sold to be coupled as a music player, Sony could have looked at a better battery life
2. Low RAM – the phone became increasingly slow while trying to run high resolution applications of games
3. Earphones – least expected for a music phones is good quality earphones but Sony failed to provide these

Verdict

The phone is a great value for money phone and specially caters to the music loving youth. It’s also quite robust and provides a good camera option.

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