Well we have got the Sony Ericsson’s most anticipated and awaited phone the Xperia X2, the original Xperia failed to deliver as with most initial versions. So we expect the Xperia X2 to perform much better in this regard. Lets have a closer look at this powerful phone.
Sony brings most of its products with advanced features and almost always leading by example, and hence there is nothing short of that here with the Xperia X2, it has a powerful 8MP camera in a full QWERTY keyboard phone all packed into rather compact phone. It is also worth to note that cameras in Sony Ericsson phones usually perform better than its competitors like Nokia and Samsung. Ohh and dont bother to compare it with Apple.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 – 110 x 54 x 16 mm Samsung Omnia Pro B7610 -112.6 x 57.8 x 16.2 mm Nokia X6 – 111 x 51 x 13.8 mm Nokia N97 mini – 113 x 52.5 x 14.2 mm Nokia N97 – 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 (18.2 max) mm
Well the Xperia X2 already has a competition in Nokia X6 in the dimensions area, though Nokia X6 only has a 5MP camera, in terms of other features and 40% lesser price, Nokia might get one ahead on the Xperia X2.
The phone looks good but the expected pricing of around $1000 is little too much for any phone, especially considering that this Xperia X2 doesnt bring anything totally new to the table other than a 8MP Camera on QWERTY phone.The phone has a Qualcomm MSM 7200 528 MHz processor and runs a Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional Edition. It has a RAM of 256 MB and ROM of 512 MB. The performance should be slightly better than the competition, but it ultimately depends on the OS + hardware combination, so its justified to compare Nokias running symbian OS and Xperia X2 running WinMo 6.5.
But a big letdown is the internal memory of only 110 MB and supports upto 16GB in memory cards. Unlike say N97 which comes with a 32GB inbuilt memory, this might leave many wondering why was the mass memory ignored.
Apart from the above differences it has typical features of high end phones like A-GPS,3.5mm audio jack, v2.1 Bluetooth with A2DP support,mini USB and a 1500 mAH battery with a 10 hour talk time on GSM.
The Xperia X2 still has a Resistive touch screen unlike the Apple Iphone and Nokia X6 model’s Capacitive touch screen which allows multi touch. So even in this respect the powerful X2 lags behind.
We dont expect the phone to be the best seller by any means, but will definitely come as a much improved phone overall compared to the first Xperia.
Below is the Full technical Specifications
XPERIA™ X2 Live life without boundaries
Facts and Figures
Size: 110 x 54 x 16 mm
Weight: 115 grams
Colours: Elegant Black, Modern Silver
Main screen: 65,536 colour TFT
Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels (WVGA)
Size: 3.2 inches
Phone memory: Up to110MB
Memory card support: SanDisk microSD™ and microSDHC™, up to 16GB
Talk time GSM: Up to 10 hrs
Standby time GSM: Up to 500 hrs
Talk time UMTS: Up to 6hrs
Standby time UMTS: Up to 640hrs
Music listening time: Up to 20hrs
Availability and versions
Available in selected markets from early Q4 2009.
8.1 megapixel camera
Up to 16x digital zoom
Send to web
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
Sony Ericsson media player
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
Sony Ericsson media player
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
Windows Media® Player
Pan & Zoom
Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync®
Picture messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Text messaging (SMS)
Windows Mobile® 6.5
Connectivity and Softwares
USB mass storage
Adobe® PDF Reader
Microsoft® Office Mobile
Stereo Portable Handsfree MH500
TV out cable
4GB SanDisk microSD™ memory card
Bluetooth™ Headset PV740 Car charger AN300 Video Viewing Stand IM920
As we have seen and heard from the other blogs like engadget and GsmArena, the N97 Mini turns out not very different from the Nokia N97, it cant even be termed as a mini interms of its dimensions. Maybe we can call it N97 8GB version and the original N97 as N97 32 GB version, just the way Nokia called the N95 and N95 8GB.
It is kind of disappointing to see the supposed to be mini version, not making much changes in looks. But the cost of the N97 mini is expected to be less than the original N97 and hence allowing more users to enjoy the product.
We observed three primary differences between N97 and N97 mini they are
* N97 Mini has 8GB inbuilt memory against N97’s 32 GB.
* N97 Mini has a smaller battery and hence less talk time and standby by 20%
* N97 Mini has lost few mm in width and thickness. Below is comparison of N97 and N97 Mini in terms of dimensions.
Nokia N97 mini – 113 x 52.5 x14.2 mm Nokia N97 – 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 (18.2 max) mm Apple Iphone 3Gs -115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm Nokia X6 – 111 x 51 x 13.8 mm
Nokia today announced two cool Music phones one a slider keypad phone and other a full Touch screen Phone. The X3 is expected to be priced at around 200$ and Nokia X6 to be retailed around 700$ USD. The phones will be available in Europe and Asia. Now lets take a closer look at the Nokia X6 which promises cutting edge features in a slim package, a real competitor to Apple Iphone 3Gs.
The new X6 boasts of Full body Capacitive (Multi Touch capable – first phone from Nokia) touch screen with a 3.2″ wide screen at 640×360 (nHD), 5MP Camera , 32GB of internal memory,A-GPS,Accelerometer,S60 V5 feature Pack 2, Wide Screen Aspect Ratio(16:9),Desktop Page capable internet browser,Flashlite,On-board video editing and much more. Definitely the phone is a power packed one and without the keypad of N97, it also is slimmer and less bulkier than N97. To compare this phone with Nokia 5800 will not be fair as the price is almost similar to N97.
Lets have a look at the dimensions of X3 and X6 compared with other top phones.
Comparision of X6 with N97,iphone,Nokia 5800 in terms of dimensions. Lenght x Width x Thickness
Nokia X6 – 111 x 51 x 13.8 mm Nokia X3 – 96 x 49 x 14 (Not a touch screen) mm Nokia N97 – 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9 (18.2 max) mm Iphone 3Gs -115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm Nokia E71 – 114 x 57 x 10 mm Nokia 5800 – 111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm Nokia 5530 – 104 x 49 x13 mm Nokia N97 mini – 113 x 52.5 x14.2 mm
Definitely the Nokia X6 is occupying less space compared to both Apple iPhone ,N97 and Nokia N97 mini.
One sad point is the phone doesnt have an upgraded processor it still uses ARM 11 434 MHz processor and 128MB RAM as in the case of N97. Though this processor and memory is more than enough to handle the OS still an upgrade would have been much better.
The phone definitely looks cooler than the current crop of phones including Samsung and LG models and all with a powerful OS and a huge collection of Apps. But the pricing wont excite many but then compared to a unlocked Apple iPhone this is definitely a better deal.
Full Specifications of Nokia X6
Physical features, power and memory Size Form: Classic with finger-operated touch screen user interface Dimensions: 111.0 x 51.0 x 13.8 mm Weight: 122 g
Display and 3D Size: 3.2″ Resolution: 640 x 360 pixels (nHD) Up to 16.7 million colours Automatic orientation sensor (Accelerometer) for display rotation 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio
Keys and input method Finger-operated touch screen for text input and user interface control (alphanumeric keypad, full and mini QWERTY keyboard, handwriting recognition, full screen handwriting for Chinese language) Dedicated Media Bar touch key for access to music, gallery, share online, Video Centre and web browser Voice commands Physical keys for application launch (menu key), send and end, power, camera, lock, volume up and down Dedicated personal Contacts Bar touch key for direct access to contacts, feeds and status updates
Colours and covers Available in-box colours: – White/Blue – Black/Red
Connectors Micro USB connector for USB 2.0 High Speed to PC 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector for audio and TV-out Small DC jack
Memory 32 GB internal memory
Power BL-5J 1320 mAh Li-Ion standard battery Talk time (maximum): – GSM 8 h 30 min – WCDMA 6 h Standby time (maximum): – GSM 401 h – WCDMA 420 h Video playback time (maximum): H51nHD 25 fps up to 3 h 36 min Video recording time (maximum): 3 h 30 min Video call time (maximum): 3 h Music playback time (maximum): 35 h
Communication and navigation Operating frequency WCDMA 900/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 (Latin America and Brazil variant only) WCDMA 900/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, 2G QB (China variant) Automatic switching between GSM bands Flight mode
Data network CSD HSCSD GPRS/EDGE class A, multislot class 11, with similtaneous voice and packet data mode support GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 32 WCDMA 2100/1900 with similtaneous voice and packet data mode support HSDPA cat 6, maximum speed 3.6 Mbps (DL) WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g TCP/IP support
Local connectivity and synchronisation Bluetooth version 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate MTP (Mobile Transfer Protocol) support TV out (PAL) Support for PC synchronisation with Nokia Ovi Suite
Call features Integrated hands-free speakerphone Number screening for messaging and calls Automatic answer with headset or car kit Any key answer Call waiting, call hold, call divert Call timer Logging of dialled, received and missed calls Automatic redial Speed dialling Speaker-independent name dialling (SIND) Fixed dialling number support Vibrating alert (internal) Side volume keys Mute/unmute Contacts Bar for 20 contacts with images and comminication history (SMS, calls, instant messaging, email, web feeds) Talking ring tones Conference calling with up to 6 participants Video calling: up to 176 x 144 pixels, low up to 5 fps, normal up to 10 fps, smooth up to 15 fps
Messaging SMS with support for concatenated SMS for long messages Multiple SMS deletion MMS version 13, message size up to 600 kb Automatic resizing of images for MMS Nokia Xpress audio messaging Common inbox for SMS and MMS messages Number screening for messaging Distribution lists for messaging Instant messaging client Cell broadcast
E-mail Supported protocols: IMAP, POP, SMTP Support for email attachments OMA email notification support Nokia Email Mail for Exchange* * Some services may be available only by downloading or upgrading. Only devices that offer compatible multimedia message or e-mail features can receive and display multimedia messages. Content appearance may vary. Some images and ring tones can not be forwarded.
GPS and navigation Integrated A-GPS Ovi Maps 3.0
Image and sound Photography 5.0 megapixel AF camera (2592 x 1944 pixels) Image formats: JPEG/EXIF Carl Zeiss optics 4x digital zoom Autofocus Dual LED flash Flash modes: On, off, automatic, red-eye reduction White balance modes: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent Centre weighted auto exposure; exposure compensation: +2 ~ -2EV at 0.5 step Capture modes: still, sequence, self-timer, video Scene modes: automatic, manual, portrait, landscape, night, night portrait Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative Dedicated camera key Landscape (horizontal) orientation Image editor on device Direct printing to compatible picture printers TV out (PAL)
Video Main camera – Video recording at up to 640 x 480 pixels and up to 30 fps (TV quality), up to 640 x 352 pixels and up to 30 fps (widescreen quality), up to 320 x 240 pixels and up to 30 fps/15 fps (email high/normal quality), up to 176 x 144 and up to 15 fps (sharing quality) – Up to 4x digital video zoom Front camera – Video recording at up to 176 x 144 pixels, low up to 5 fps, normal up to 10 fps, smooth up to 15 fps Video recording file formats: MP4, 3GP Audio recording formats: WAV (normal), AMR (MMS), AAC/MP4 (high quality) Video white balance modes: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent Scene modes: automatic, night Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative Clip length (maximum): 1 h 30 min (high or normal quality). Depending on available memory RealPlayer Video playback file formats: MPEG4-SP playback 30 fps VGA, MPEG4-AVC playback 30 fps QVGA, WMV9 playback 30 fps QVGA, MPEG4-SP playback 30 fps nHD Video streaming: 3GPP, CIF Landscape mode video playback Video calling: up to 176 x 144 pixels, low up to 5 fps, normal up to 10 fps, smooth up to 15 fps TV out (PAL) Video editor on device Video Centre service supported: download and stream video content, WMV support, video feeds
Music and audio playback Nokia Nseries digital music player – Playlists – 8-band graphical equaliser – Selection by artist, composers, album and genre – Album graphics display – Bass booster, stereo widening, loudness Music playback file formats: mp3, SPMidi, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA Dedicated volume keys and immediate access to the Music Player from the Media Bar Stereo FM radio 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector Nokia Music Nokia Music Store support Nokia Podcasting support Ring tones: 3D stereo ring tones, 64-tone polyphonic, mp3 & video ring tones (3 videos and 9 mp3 songs built-in) Integrated 3D sound effect stereo speakers (dedicated audio chip for crystal clear hi-fi sound quality)
Voice and audio recording Voice commands Speaker-independent name dialling (SIND) Voice recorder Audio recording formats: AMR, NB-AMR, FR, EFR Digital stereo microphone
Personalisation: profiles, themes, ring tones Customisable profiles Ring tones: 3D stereo ring tones, 64-tone polyphonic, mp3 & video ring tones
Software Software platform and user interface S60 5th Edition Symbian OS version 9.4 Active standby Media Bar Contacts Bar
Personal information management (PIM): contacts, clock, calendar etc. Support for assigning images to contacts Support for contact groups Clock: analog, digital, world clock Alarm clock Reminders Calculator Calendar with week and month view Converter Notes To-do list
Applications Java™ MIDP 2.0 Flash Lite 3.0 Contacts on Ovi OSS web browser Switch, Say and Play Shazam Aircasting Pic2Themes Nokia Music Store Ovi Maps 3.0 Map loader Nokia Ovi Suite Download! Settings Wizard Image editor Video editor Nokia Video Centre Share on Ovi Adding more applications: – Over-the-air (OTA) downloads
Gaming Included games: – Spore – D Mix Tour – Asphalt4
Sales package contents Nokia X6 Nokia Battery (BL-5J) Nokia High Efficiency Charger (AC-8) Nokia Connectivity Cable (CA-101) Nokia Stereo Headset (WH-500) User Guide Mini DVD Comes With Music leaflet Accessories Recommended accessories Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-905 Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-504 Nokia Mini Speakers MD-9