The camera takes around five seconds to power up, but offers a feast of features when it arrives including autofocus, 16x digital zoom, face and smile detection including three sensitivity settings for the type of smile it's looking for. There’s a range of scene settings including night, snow and document, macro mode, multishot and touch capture, which allows you to activate the shutter by touching the screen. You can also tag a face in a photo, and then search for other pics with that face in them.
"I got this phone as a free upgrade for my wife"
Don't you miss her?
I use the recently released google navigation now to get me safely to the local brothel.
no...its so that they have a USP. each of the OEMs is adding some bespoke apps or GUI additions to make THEIRS the phone to get. be that a system to link in all your social networking...or to make the front page prettier or deal with video/photo/mp3 etc.
otherwise, they'd all just be clones and the only difference would be form factor and camera/memory specs.
any of them could run the vanilla Android ...but then you lose those bespoke features...and people are very keen on the HTC features.... the Sony Ericsson stuff has had quite a few rave reviews too.
Desire vs X10
It certainly seems like this and the Desire are the two main smartphone options around at the moment, at least for those of us who don't want a physical keyboard.
I have a Desire, and the guy sat next to me has an X10, so we're in a handy position to be able to compare. Each of us thinks we made the right choice, so there's obviously nothing massively wrong with either handset.
The Desire has a more up to date Android version, multi-touch and a more sensitive screen. The X10 has a better camera and a slightly bigger screen. They're also very different looking devices, so it's well worth seeing them both in the flesh before you make a decision. The Desire is a really nice looking phone in the flesh, the pictures don't do it justice. The X10 is slightly bulkier, but its more angular shape will appeal more to some people. It looks a bit plasticky to me though.
One thing's for sure - Android phones have finally come of age, and both of these handsets are beautiful bits of kit!
I just can't forgive...
...the debacle that was the X1.
Ok. The phone was not a total dogs dinner. But it was pretty dammed close.
My phone suffered every one of the well document faults from the cracking case to the keyboard registering no / multiple character inputs and the battery deciding to have an off day and go nuclear and yet I am going to be stuck with it for at least another 6 months (as I was fool enough to let Vodafone talk me into a 2 year contract).
SE could have salvaged some of their reputation with me but they didn't. The attitude is, from my perspective, adieus sucker see you when you are due your next upgrade.
I want to like the X10 but I no longer trust SE. What if the X10 also has 'issues'? Will SE again shrug their corporate shoulders and offer innumerable repairs but duck out of any semblance of providing what was purchased.
In my opinion SE got off pretty lightly with the X1 (albeit it buggered them up with a UK release of the X2).
Just remember folks, if the X10 turns out to be another dogs dinner then you are dining on your own. SE won't even have the good grace to provide the condiments...