Both the black and white versions of the Xperia X10, which employs Sony Ericsson’s Human Curvature design, look sleek. With its light weight, smooth form and 4-inch scratch resistant capacitive touchscreen display, the handset is quite the contrast to Motorola’s Milestone.
The resolution is almost the same, although at 480 x 854 pixels, the Xperia features 65k colours while the Milestone features 16 million colours.
Viewing photos is not a problem in broad daylight, and all the details are clearly visible. The three keys below the display — sub menu access, home button and previous screen key — make navigation simple. The Screen Lock/Power button is placed on top beside the 3.5mm hands-free port and the micro USB port.
The volume/zoom keys are on one side above the 8MP (with LED flash) camera’s shutter release/activation button. Like the Milestone, the Xperia lacks a hot swap slot for the microSD card.
But that shouldn’t matter too much as the bundled 8 GB card plus 1 GB of internal memory and easy USB access won’t require you to remove the card at all. On the whole, the Xperia is a funky looking handset that is comfortable to use and easy to manage.