Sony Ericsson has officially launched the new Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, a phone that is expected to offer users a suitable alternative if they can’t afford the X10 flagship. The phone will be priced lower than the X10 but is expected to be positioned at a price point that is higher than the X10 Mini. One of the main crowd pulling features of the Xperia X8 is the fact that it offers the Android operating system at such an affordable price point.
The Xperia X8 has a 3.0 inch TFT capacitive touch screen that can display images at a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. The screen is made from a scratch resistant surface to keep the display in shining new condition after years of using it without any protective film needed. The phone uses the Timescape UI for simplifying the Android 1.6 operating system that is being used on this phone. The phone is a complete multimedia entertainment device and it offers 128 MB of internal memory to go along with the additional 16 GB that is available using micro-SD card. The X8 also comes with a 2 GB micro-SD card in the sales package itself.
The Xperia X8 runs on a Qualcomm MSM7227 600 MHz processor that does its job expertly together with 168 MB of RAM. The camera is a 3.2 megapixel one and it can shoot pictures and videos alike. The videos are recorded in VGA format at 30 frames per second and the pictures are being shot at a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. There is a music player and a stereo FM radio with RDS support. GPS, Wi-Fi and 3G are some of the other connectivity options available with this phone. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is now available in the UK markets with Pay As You Go deals priced at just under £200.