Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 fills a niche in the smartphone market


Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X8 is one smartphone that is touted to fill the gap in the smartphone market, in particular, meeting the needs of consumers who are finding a slew of touchscreen smartphone handsets too large or too small for them. In other words, it fits your hand snugly, and work just fine for those digits of yours without getting in the way or creating an unsightly bulge in your pocket. Of course, another important factor to consider these days would be pricing, as these are economically trying times, so every penny saved is always more than welcome, and the Xperia X8 certainly does its part to make sure you do not spend more than you should even on an advanced smartphone.

Touting to bring the best of both worlds into one single device, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 will have features taken from both the Xperia X10 and mini. Already meant to be available globally from October this year, it is even tipped to attract all the more phone users to the smartphone market. One of its main strengths? The size which is highly appealling, as it is placed neatly in between the two aforementioned popular Sony Ericsson Xperia phones while sporting a 3 inch capacitive touchscreen display that translates to one-handed navigation and message composition on the virtual QWERTY keyboard in a jiffy. Just a note of caution though – typing with just one of your hands while driving is still a big no-no, no matter how proficient you think you are.

To put things in perspective, the Xperia X10 is 20mm longer and 9mm wider than the X8 and the X8 is 16mm longer and 4mm wider than the X10 mini and 9mm longer and 2mm than the mini pro. As for its 3 inch display, it sports 320 x 480 pixels (HVGA) resolution for you to enjoy excellent quality images and videos, while handling applications which require high resolution. Retailing for typically under 200 Euros, it is also the most affordable Sony Ericsson Android phone to date, boasting Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, Google Maps and GPS navigation among others. If you’re a Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 owner, how has your ownership of this handset changed your life – for better or for worse?

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