Sony Ericsson Xperia X 2 in the Test

It is therefore still come: with a few months delay, the X now 2 completes the series of Xperia smartphones by Sony Ericsson.

  1. Sony Ericsson Xperia X 2 in the test
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

Even before the test was clear: just it won’t have the X 2, no matter what the result is. Because the Smartphone trails around several burdens with it. As the direct successor of the X 1, Sony Ericsson’s first Smartphone of the Xperia series, it not easy inheritance appears.

The first was not a true racer, the number two long read to wait. And like the X 1 works the X 2 with Windows operating system, while Sony Ericsson now seems to have more success with its Android models. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X 2 is one of the last smartphones with the Windows phone version will be actually 6.5 that Microsoft provide travels the country and promote Windows phone 7, which represents a tremendous break with the predecessor for the successor. So, so important for Smartphone add-on software between the versions is not compatible. And that in the future many developers for the version 6.5 can inspired, is unlikely.

In testing, we have hidden all this and unbiased Smartphone and like any other model in the deficiency. It shows first of all: the Sony Ericsson Xperia X 2 is an ambitious project and comes as a really classic Smartphone. To the touch screen, there is a pull-out typewriter keyboard for easy text input and a truly comprehensive facilities dating from the GPS receiver via Wi-Fi to an 8-megapixel camera and offers also the possibility to create Office documents or edit. The task that is provided by the vendor thereby: To expand the operating system optimized for business users to multimedia functions and to give him some of the casualness of the Sony Ericsson brand.

Chic made Windows Mobile

Good: The version 6.5 has the whole thing also the once badly fragmented Computer feeders playground, which was sensible to use only by stylus, naked finger optimized control, is visually a little fancier. Content Sony Ericsson don’t want themselves so. Like many others took care of the producers to the home screen. She should look not only better than the Microsoft solution, but allow also clever and direct access to the main functions so that the user as little as possible with the underlying Windows interface in contact.

Want to be here several main views are the result, panels called, meet the various everyday life situations: In the job it is to keep upcoming appointments, as well as the E-Mail inbox at a glance. Time for music or video is on the way home. In the spare time, circle of friends, to achieve with one click, may with dominating the scene. All panels as small preview images on the display can be install via a special button, clicking it then selects the desired.

Panels: playful or factual

And here you can find really great cinema: so a panel depicts a hypermodern city which displays the percent accurate display of the charging State by clicking on the car park. A click on a digital clock on the facade of a monorail stop calls the menu with alarm clock and time settings.

If you like playful like is right here. There are also simpler solutions and with every new Panel the X 2 is again a bit fresher. Whoever wants to can set at which time the Panel will automatically change. And offering pre-installed is not enough who is Ericsson’s online shop by clicking on Sony play now led, where an additional range of panels for free download is available.

The user can form the Sony Ericsson Xperia X 2 so according to his will, but it takes a little patience. Unpack, get started, have fun – 2 doesn’t work with the X. It mainly Windows Mobile is to blame, is not quite forget, which repeatedly urges with small-scale menus to light. In addition, the device responds to inputs often slightly sluggish.

Partly, the call of a menu takes a good second. Another shortcoming: the 3.2-inch 480 x 800 pixels display does not respond to mere touch, but requires a bit of pressure. Although the Sony Ericsson can plow Xperia X 2 with a stylus, however, touch-sensitive touchscreens are more elegant to use.

An old-school Smartphone

The device itself is located at 154 grams unusually tired in the hand, material and processing a chic impression. The battery sits precisely and is secured by a small slider. Only weak point is as so often with this design of the sliding mechanism. The acts actually stable, but the two parts of the housing can be both moved a little bit against each other in an open as well as closed. It interferes with handling not, the X can not leave 2 so but also a really noble impression.

The four-line keyboard, on which the pusher as transferred to a PC keyboard are attached, can even accommodate for the umlaut buttons, the digits can be reached through a keyboard shortcut. The buttons are clearly separated, however, the bright lettering on the silver button with moderate lighting is not optimal to read. In the dark, uniform lighting helps against it.

In terms of facilities is the Sony Ericsson Xperia X 2 despite the late introduction of the time. Faster data reception is possible via HSPA over the cellular network or at home via Wi-Fi on the road. As Windows phone, it is naturally perfectly with Microsoft Exchange servers and offers the possibility to create Word and Excel files on the go with Office Mobile. For entertainment, there is direct access to YouTube, the Microsoft Marketplace provides additional applications. The 8-megapixel camera gives good results; in optimal light conditions in the dark, but only a small LED helps.

Strong reception, good battery

In the laboratory test, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X 2 once again shows its strengths. While the sound on the phone is good average, where the X the owner’s voice slightly louder could transmit 2, it depends on many competitors for the transmission and reception quality. In particular the transmission power has enough power to keep still the contact with the next antenna system even under poor reception conditions. And on top of that target: value of SAR and radiation factor remain despite the strong power below the average.

Also the stamina is good, which still means for smartphones at the moment: passable in everyday life. On the outstanding values of the current Samsung models such as the Galaxy S, the X not quite approaches 2. But five and a half hours it can be without ceasing to the X 2 play around, before the device to the power outlet must be. The talk time is 4:20 hours even in the UMTS network, values are still the rule to two hours. In the test of everyday life had the Sony Ericsson Xperia X 2 in continuous use partly on the second day to the mains; and even in case of intensive use, we came–at least for the day.

We summarize: the Sony Ericsson Xperia X 2 a useful companion, which thanks to keyboard on the go even larger amounts of data fairly easily capture can is equipped up to the stop and in all walks of life. It is but also significantly more complicated to use than other smart phones with its Windows Mobile interface.

As it gets easier, the devices from Apple or Android models show the Sony Ericsson also has in its portfolio. Many current smartphones work also noticeably snappier. So many possibilities as with the potent X 2 one with these devices but didn’t. Who engages in this Smartphone should be aware, that he learned only after a learning and adaptation phase will appreciate the advantages of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X 2.

Data sheet

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system
Processor / clock speed (MHz)
internal memory (MB)
Memory card slot
QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch
Battery type / variable
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable
Size of memory card
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE
HSDPA / HSUPA
Wi-Fi standard
Bluetooth…
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP
… SIM access, phone book / HID
USB type / storage / charging
DISPLAY
Type / size (inch)
Resolution (PX)
Number of colors
PHONE FUNCTION
Call list / language selection
Brokering
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert
Handsfree / mute
MESSAGING
Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML
SMS / MMS
PIM
Contact management
Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact)
Image / notes field / date of birth
Appointment management
Day / week / month view
weekly / annual events
Alarm clock when device is off
Sync: Outlook / Mac
Notes: Outlook-sync
ToDo-list
OFFICE
Look at Word / edit
Consider Excel / edit
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo
BROWSER
Web / frame / Java / Java scripting
Flash / https / home / Favorites
MULTIMEDIA
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC
Video player / full screen display
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel)
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS
Navi-software / onboard / offboard
Navi / route planner
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions in mm
Weight (grams)
MEASURED VALUES
Endurance D power (hours)
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours)
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours)
type. Endurance (hours)
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer)

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100)
Endurance talk (35)
Persistence display mode (65)
FACILITIES (170)
System (15)
Scope of delivery (10)
Display (40)
Connectivity (15)
Phone features (10)
Messaging (15)
PIM (15)
Office (5)
Web browser (15)
Camera (15)
Music and video (10)
Navigation (5)
HANDLING (140)
Ease of handling
User interface
Processing quality
MEASUREMENTS (90)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30)
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30)
Acoustic measurements send (15)
Acoustic measurements receiving (15)
tested in issue: 09/10