The Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 is a device that was waited for with much anticipation considering the success of the Xperia X1. Several postponed launch dates later, we now present our review of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 cellphone. This touch screen enabled, Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 platform using smart phone both satisfies and disappoints due to different reasons and you will not want to miss out on our review.
Perhaps the best feature of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 is that it truly is an overall improvement over the Xperia X1. That being said, it is not truly a successor more of an Xperia X1 v2.0 if it can be called that. As a phone, and this being quite important we imagine to most of our readers, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 performs reasonably well, perhaps the only mentionable feature being the loudspeaker that performed better than what we have seen in most cellphones.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 smart phone has improved upon in terms of visuals, ease of use and sheer eye candy over the Xperia X1 and this can be noted most obviously in terms of the panel system. Although the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 uses Windows Mobile 6.5, which we all know to be quite drab in its interface, the good people over at Sony once again utilized the panel system used in the Xperia X1 and have this time made visual improvements that make the experience of navigating through the phones many applications a far more pleasant experience.
One of the plus points of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 we found was that it is capable of reading text documents (because of Microsoft Office Mobile of course) in most common formats including the popular Adobe PDF format meaning you can also use it as a book reader of sorts.
Amongst the technical specifications, some of the more prominent features perhaps of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 are the 480 x 800 WVGA display screen with up to 65k colors support, motion gaming, A-GPS with Google Maps, Wi-Fi, expandable micro SD and SDHC memory of up to 16 GB and GSM quad band as well as HSPA and UMTS support.
But the biggest feature is quite obviously the 8 MP camera which performs exceedingly well under most conditions. True, video recording is a bit of a let down and the time it takes to open up the camera application is a bit annoying but the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 can take pictures better than some lower end digital cameras.
To conclude, as a successor the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 is a bit of a let down and is not truly second generation in our opinion, rather a revised version of the Xperia X1. Of its own the Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 cellphone is a fairly good product and is quite competitive although its media playback capabilities are somewhat dodgy and it is therefore perhaps not as appealing to some as other more recent smart phones.