The Sony Ericsson X10 is Sony Ericsson’s first smart phone to run Google’s Android operating system (1.6 aka Donut). We’ve had a root through the box to give you an idea of what to expect before we publish our full review.
In the box you get a pair of Sony Ericsson Bass Reflex headphones, a USB cable, a mains charger and the various manuals. The mains charger features a USB connection, which means you can use the USB cable to connect your X10 to the charger or your computer. Sony Ericsson isn’t the first company to do this but it’s nice to see that steps have been made to cut down on the number of cables and connectors needed to power your phone.
The Sony Ericsson X10 features a social network aggregator called Timescape, which brings all your Facebook, Twitter updates and emails together in a fancy interface. Here’s a shot of it running Twitter.
The Sony Ericsson X10’s 4-inch display is nice and crisp – Google Maps looks especially good on the Sony Ericsson X10. Colours are nice and bright and scrolling through menus is a pleasingly slick experience.
On the back you’ll find an 8.1-megapixel camera with the LED photo light. There’s a dedicated camera key on the right hand side of the phone when held upright.
Here’s the micro USB and 3.5mm jacks, and the X10’s power button. We really like the fact that Sony Ericsson is phasing out proprietary connections on its new phones but we’re not massively keen on the USB port’s cover.
Despite the large 4-inch screen the Sony Ericsson X10 doesn’t really stray into brick territory. It’s a compact and lightweight phone that’s not too demanding of pocket/bag space.