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Sony-Ericsson Xperia X8 launched

Sony-Ericsson Philippines today launched the Xperia X8 — its most affordable Android handset in the Xperia line by far with a suggested retail price of Php11,600.

The Xperia X8 looks like the smaller sibling of the flagship Xperia X10 of Sony-Ericsson.

Sony-Ericsson Xperia X8 specs:
Qualcomm MSM7227 600MHz processor
128MB internal storage
up to 16GB via microSD card
WiFi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth 2.1
3.15MP w/ VGA recording @ 30fps
FM Radio tuner
GPS w/ aGPS support
Li-Po 1200mAh battery
Android 1.6 Donut

The body is a bit more plasticky compared to the X10 with a brushed-color at the back panel. Like the other handsets in the Xperia line, the display used is just regular TFT LCD which isn’t the most impressive of the lot.

We’ve discussed with Sony Ericsson reps the situation regarding the apparent delay in rolling out newer versions of Android OS on their handsets. They promised it will be out around November but for the meantime, it’s just v1.6 for now.

You should start seeing these units in stores very soon.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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37 Responses

  1. arnold says:

    Saw this one yesterday at X-Site Mobile in Megamall Cyberzone.

  2. Totem says:

    168 MB RAM? o_O

  3. daddyjoey says:

    nicely priced. :) yugs, you edited the vid using the app from your iphone4? :)

  4. garz says:

    sir yuga i love that song! can you please tell me the title?

  5. piolo says:

    buti naman mura lang itong x8..
    yun mga x10 mini ako ang napamura e!

  6. chinitoguy30 says:

    its affordable and its Android. why buy that crappy iPhone?

  7. reynante says:

    naririnig ko sa video “ang bagal naman” sabe ahehehe

    Xperia or xpire na! – phone!

  8. G4TV – Gadget Pron review this and only got 2 out of 5 seal rating.

  9. bong says:

    very old version of android.

  10. Prosopagnosia11 says:

    i’ll just wait for the LG Optimus Chic! :D

  11. Wakocoke says:

    donut pa ung android nito, not worth it!

  12. JKisaragi says:

    I’m guessing by the time they release their 2.1 update, other manufacturers would have moved on to 2.2 already. Hmmm…

  13. berkano says:

    Attractive indeed. My only problem with this one is the Android Version (1.6) even when it was released several months after their flagship model. Plus Sony-Ericsson reps in other territories are non-committal as to when it can be upgraded to the current version, making me doubt it the November will push though. Perhaps when 2.2 is already the norm they’ll start considering converting it 2.1. At least Samsung was able to upgrade Galaxy Spica.

  14. Guy says:

    Not quite impressive but fair enough for the price.

  15. jologs says:

    For about the same price range, you can get the Optimus or Spica. Epic fail for Android Donut. Naman, nasa Froyo stage na nga then maglalabas ng Donut? Least they could have done was Eclair diba?

  16. piolo says:

    ewan ko nga ba sa sony-ericcson. sablay ang diskarte. kaya nagpaghuhulihan eh.

  17. leemar says:

    probably will buy this by december as my 2nd phone, currently using nokia e63(for smart prepaid) and motorola milestone(for globe postpaid). should replace nokia e63 by december.

  18. leemar says:

    nice little cute phone…

  19. leemar says:

    compared to nokia s60 touch phone eto na ang mas dapat bilhin kasi android 1.6 is still better than symbian kahit na symbian 3 pa, and soon by next month this will be upgraded to andoid 2.1 na rin.

  20. HiFi says:

    Wala pa sa mga stores, puro dummy units lang ang naka display.

    I wonder when it will be available.

  21. Jay-P says:

    The thing that made the phone cheap is its graphic quality and the material making of the phone itself. But I think the X10 mini is way better than this for an entry level android phone.

  22. dave says:

    san pa po sa malls sa manila ito available?
    maliban sa X-site sa mega. salamat po sa makakasagit.

  23. dave says:

    san pa po sa malls sa manila ito available?
    . salamat po sa makakasagit.

  24. dave says:

    san pong mall sa manila to available?

  25. HiFi says:

    I think the unit on display at X-site is a dummy unit.

  26. Rem says:

    IMO, LOW version of Android doesn’t mean it’s bad. Kaya nga sila matagal mag update because they have their own customized UI. :) Punta kayo sa GSMArena.com. Maganda yung pagkareview nila.

  27. mr.bogus says:

    sa presyo naman malalaman mo na…..

    basic common sense lang pag mura kulang o panget features

    pag mahal complete and latest!!!!

  28. justin says:

    I’d still go with Symbian

  29. Ramon says:

    Is there a difference ba between xperia 8 and x8? coz i noticed that the x8 is up to 16gb only while xperia 8 is up to 32gb..anyway i prefer to get this sometime next week or after xmas any of these 2 but i prefer the xperia

  30. kinabog says:

    Yung packaging ba d2 sa pinas include 4 diff battery covers? TIA

  31. zerocool says:

    just bough one of these and i think its an excellent phone and very reasonably priced…
    Not really after a unit with so many stuffs, its still just a phone after all. I like the design, sleek enough but no too serious. Unlike the nokia units which I think has gotten to curvy and corny.

  32. donie says:

    Please help me to configure my sony ericsson xperia x8 gprs settings for globe…or please send the steps on how to use the internet without wifi connection?

  33. Jhon Marco B. says:

    Where is the nearest repair shop of my xperia x8… The defect of my phone is screen… I cant touch the screen of my phone even the volume button the camera capture and the basic 3 button.. But the on and lock is still working and the theme are still working please advice me what i should do

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