Xperia X8 http://www.stuff.tv/sony-ericsson/xperia-x8/news en-GB New video! Sony Ericsson X8 review http://www.stuff.tv/sony-ericsson/new-video-sony-ericsson-x8-review/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Can the X8 hold its own among a bunch of more accomplished mid-range rivals? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_5547.jpg?1364402104" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's small and affordable, but as far as mid-range handsets go, the X8 barely musters a "meh" from us here at Stuff Towers. It has all the features of a fully-fledged smartphone, while maintaining a pocketable frame that won't damage your wallet; but it's facing tough competition. Mid-range Android handsets like the LG Optimus One and HTC Wildfire are not only more advanced when it comes to the OS, but offer better features and a more intuitive user experience. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/news-nugget/new-video-sony-ericsson-x8-review </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony-ericsson/new-video-sony-ericsson-x8-review/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sony-ericsson/new-video-sony-ericsson-x8-review/news#comments Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Mon, 28 Mar 2011 16:39:04 +0000 Lucy Hedges 416057 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 http://www.stuff.tv/sony-ericsson/sony-ericsson-xperia-x8/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Sony Ericsson X8 Xperia is aimed at the Android smartphone neophyte. But it is up to scratch compared to its mid-range rivals? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="548" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sonyericssonXperia_X8.jpg?1364298849" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Before now Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Android smartphone series came in just two sizes:&nbsp;X10 Mini and Mini Pro small and large with the flagship&nbsp;X10. Anyone wanting something in between was left to look elsewhere. Thankfully, the Japanese Scandinavia outfit has finally plugged this size gap with the lower mid-range and compact Xperia X8.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £130.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-price-notes"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> on prepay </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-864118545001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="864118545001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even with the OS update it’s difficult to recommend this workaday smartphone ahead of more accomplished mid-rangers. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sony-ericsson-xperia-x8 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony-ericsson/sony-ericsson-xperia-x8/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sony-ericsson/sony-ericsson-xperia-x8/review#comments Smartphones Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Thu, 30 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 admin 15438 at http://www.stuff.tv