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Nokia N8 vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

Both Smartphones, Nokia N8 and Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, were released at the same period and are offering excellent multimedia features. However, there are several differences in their design, features, connectivity, etc. So, let us look at the key areas of their performance and features to decide the winner.

Display
Nokia N8 is sporting a 3.5” Active-matrix OLED capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels and 16M colors. It is also having a Gorilla glass protective layer.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is having a larger 4” capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels and 65K colors.
As you can see that Xperia X10 is having a larger screen size and high resolution, but Nokia N8 is offering 16M colors and is also having a Gorilla glass protective layer. So, there is no doubt on who is winner.
Winner – Nokia N8

Connectivity
Nokia N8 is integrated with latest Bluetooth 3.0 technology, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with UPnP technology and 2G/3G network support. It is providing 10.2Mbps HSDPA and 2Mbps HSUPA speed. It is also having a HDMI port.

Sony Xperia X10 is integrated with Bluetooth 2.1 technology, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g with DLNA technology and 2G/3G network support. It is having a 7.2Mbps HSDPA and 2Mbps HSUPA speed, but no HDMI port.
It is very much clear that who is the winner here.
Winner – Nokia N8

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Operating System
Nokia N8 is running on a latest version of Symbian operating system, Symbian^3. It is also having an inbuilt Java MIDP 2.1 and Flash Lite 4.0 support.
Sony Xperia X10 is using a Google’s Android 1.6 operating system, which is upgradeable to Android 2.1(Eclair), but not above 2.1. Java is supported, but via third party application.

As you can see, Xperia is running on an older version of Android operating system, whereas Nokia N8 is using a latest Symbian version.
Winner – Nokia N8

Performance
Nokia X8 is powered by ARM11 680MHz Samsung processor with 256MB of RAM. It is also having a 16GB of internal memory and expandable up to 32GB with microSD card.

Whereas, Sony Xperia X10 is powered by 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1GB of Ram. It is having 8GB of internal memory and expandable up to 32GB with microSD card.

Nokia N8 is not powered with the powerful processor and is also having 1/4th amount of RAM, when we compared it with Xperia X10.
Winner – Sony Xperia X10

Camera
Nokia N8 is sporting a 12MP camera with Xenon flash, 2x digital zoom and auto focus, which is capable of taking pictures with a maximum resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. It is also capable of shooting video at a resolution of 720p@25fps. Nokia N8 is also integrated with a secondary VGA camera.
On the other hand, Sony Xperia X10 is sporting a 8.1 MP camera with LED flash, 16x digital zoom and auto focus, which is capable of taking pictures with a maximum resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. It is capable of taking video at WVGA display@25fps and 720p videos (only via Android 2.1 OS). It is not having a secondary camera.

Nokia N8 is not only having a high megapixel main camera, but is also having a secondary camera, which can be used for video calling. The picture quality is better in Nokia N8, when we compared it with Xperia X10’s picture.
Winner – Nokia N8, no doubt.

Battery Life
Nokia N8 is having a 1200 mAh Li-ion fixed battery, which gives 12hrs for GSM and 5hrs 30mins for WCDMA talk-time battery life and 390hrs for GSM and 400hrs for WCDMA stand-by time.

While, Sony Xperia X10 is having a Li-Po 1500mAh battery, which gives 10hrs for GSM and 8hrs for WCDMA talk-time battery life and 415hrs for GSM and 425hrs for WCDMA stand-by time.

It is very clear that, Xperia is having a maximum battery life, on either a 2G network or a 3G network.
Winner – Sony Xperia X10

The final result– N8 scored 4 out of 6, whereas Xperia X10 scored 2 out of 6. Therefore, Nokia N8 is offering advanced key features than Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.

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