The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is the latest Android-based phone from the highly popular Xperia range which includes other mobile phones such as the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2, XPERIA X10, XPERIA X10 Mini & the XPERIA X10 Mini Pro. Generally android phones are quite expensive and many general users fail to access such devices. In order to enlarge market, Sony Ericsson introduce Xperia X8, a more relatively affordable smartphone. The whole design of this phone is quite attractive with a subtly blended two tone colored casing. It is available in White, Dark Blue/ White, Aqua Blue/ White, Pink/ White, Silver/ White. So you can personalize your phone, which is really amasing. This smartphone is pretty compact, measuring only 9.9cm in height by 5.4cm in width by 1.5cm in depth, thus making it very comfortable to hold in palm or carry in pocket. And it is also quite lightweight, only at 104 grams. The large 3.0 inch touch screen is responsive and it uses resistive technology. It supports a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels and it can display 16M vivid colors. The display and backlighting is very good in the dark. beneath the touch screen are three well positioned keys which allow the user to gain quick access to their home screen whilst enjoying the use of these useful operation keys. You can select custom home screen with the very own Timescape user interface. The user interface is similar to that of the Xperia X10 mini, with the four-corners that give easy one hand use and can be customized for one touch access to your favorite applications such as Twitter or emails. Accelerometer sensor for UI auto rotate is also present in the display. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 is perfect for enjoying multimedia entertainment. You can have a fun gaming experience when playing your favorite games on the phone, thanks to the smooth touch screen controls. The built-in media player provides high quality sound and supports MP3/ eAAC+/ WMA/ WAV music files as well as MP4/ H.263/ H.264/ WMV video playback. You can also discover and download songs from PlayNow. The video player allows you to watch streaming videos from Youtube, Google and others. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you can plug in your favorite headset for private enjoyment. If you are feeling bored, you can also tune in the radio station, for this phone is equipped with an FM radio. This handset also comes with a 3.2 MP camera which is capable of capturing both still & moving footage. Pictures can be taken at a maximum resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. And it support VGA recording at 30fps. Though not a flagship device, the Xperia X8 has no lack of connectivity features. It supports quad band GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900. The 3G network users can get HSDPA 900/ 2100 or HSDPA 850/ 900/ 1900/ 2100. With the availability of HSDPA, the users can enjoy high speed browsing. And you can smoothly access to the Internet thanks to the Wi-Fi connectivity. And you can also connect your mobile phone to other devices through the Bluetooth or USB connection for data transferring. It also comes with A-GPS for location services, a must-have for smartphones these days. The internal memory of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 mobile phone is at 128MB along with 168 MB of RAM. Along with the package comes a 2 GB-sized micro SD card, which is big enough to store your basic stuff. It can also be extended to 16GB if you wish. In terms of short comings, perhaps the one thing lacking in the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mobile phone that most people expect it to have would be a secondary camera to make video calls and smart dialing features. Overall, it is an awesome phone to covet if you can live without these two things. Jerry Smith, the editor of http://www.mobilephoneonly.co.uk. An expert on mobile phone and an observer of UK telecommunication market. He writes reviews on latest mobile phones, and also suggests promotional deals and special offers from mobile phone retailers in UK.