Phone Battles: iPhone 4 vs Xperia X10 (video)

Trying to decide between the iPhone 4 OR the Xperia X10? We can help!

There are a lot things to be considered when you are choosing a brand new phone. Price, color, wireless carrier, size, shape, UI, app stores, status and what not.

If you are someone looking for a new phone or renewing your contract soon this is for you!

Compare prices, availability, specs and more!

And the winner is……After the jump!



  • iPhone: AT&T
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: AT&T


  • iPhone 4: 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm, 137g
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: 119 x 63 x 13 mm, 135g


  • iPhone 4: 3.5″, 960 x 640, TFT-LCD
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: 4″, 854 x 480, WVGA

Engine Room

  • iPhone 4: Apple A4 CPU, 512MB RAM
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 : Snapdragon CPU, 384MB RAM


  • iPhone 4: 7 hours 3G calling, 300 hours standby
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: 8 hours 3G calling, 425 hours standby


  • iPhone 4: 5MP, Flash, AF, 720p video capture
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: 8.1MP, AF, Flash, 720p video capture


  • iPhone 4: 32GB
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: 1GB + expandable up to 32GB


  • iPhone 4: iOS 4
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: Android 1.6


  • iPhone 4: Nav apps, but nothing on board
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: Google Maps for Navigation (UK and US only)

Nimbuzz support: free calls and free IM

  • iPhone: Yes
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: Yes

If you want to see both phones in action check out the video below :)

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And the winner is……… the iPhone 4!

Have any comments or questions? Let us know in the section below!

13 Responses to “Phone Battles: iPhone 4 vs Xperia X10 (video)”

  1. Imo – they both suck. IPhone 4 screen too small, requires a bumper to correct attenuation issues, to closed of a system. Its old news.

    X10 is android wich is good.. but sony sucks due to the age of the OS 1.6? Cmon! They heavily mod the UI to hide it. Even tho they say you get 2.1 sometime in Q4 its still outdated. #fail

    Only device I can honestly recommend via AT&T is the new Samsung Captivate. Many reasons but I will just name a few. 1st bigger and crisper display than iPhone. 4″ Super AMOLED display clarity blows away apples so-called Retina Display. 2nd 16gb built in with the ability to add additional 32gb on top. Again blows away apple and X10 in the way of memory. Android 2.1 out of the box with a confirmed update from samsung usa to froyo 2.2 in a couple weeks DLNA support wich only X10 has, plus video out similar to the ipod video was. TouchWiz is customizable to your taste not just a drawer of app icons on your apple display. Etc… but this is just my opinion.
    If “my” contract were up? I would jump ship from at&t to sprints Epic 4G releasing next week. Same as captivate but with the addition of Front Facing Camera that is “NOT” limited to just WiFi (*cough – apple*) Led Flash and.. Slide out Hardware Keyboard.. it truly will be “EPIC” I would say the Samsung Epic 4G would be the “Most” productive phone out there even more so than EVO 4G that 1ghz HummingBird processor slaps A4, cortex & snapdragon processors silly.


    jesse perez August 27th, 2010
  2. @jesse your are right, they both suck. What is happening with sony? Xperia have a great hardware but Android 1.6 is too old. Iphone 4 has a small screen, attenuation issues, partial multitasking, too expensive, etc…

    Gabriel August 28th, 2010
  3. @Gabriel
    Hahahaha, yeah, its hilarious what happens to iOS4 when you open more than one of the limited mutitasking apps… it gets all bogged down.
    As for sony? I don’t know, they are used to making their own OS, symbian, or win mobile, but seriously MS fell behind big time. So I really think sony did what dell did and tried to go with everyone else on android, so now you see what a company does when it is deer in headlighs, you get crap like the x8 x10, or the just released dell aero with just 1.5 cupcake? Really? And the streak is all kinds of confusion, oversized phone? MID Tablet? Donut 1.6 only? Yeah its a total head scratcher. They need to learn from the pro’s about android! Starting with HTC! They know android the best!

    Jesse Perez August 28th, 2010
  4. It is true @jesse, sony give us crap like x8, x10 and promising update to android 2.1, damn, what about 2.2?
    Dell, well they have a streak, this phone cover all your face when you are in a call, and have 1.6 version!

    Gabriel September 3rd, 2010
  5. In Addition, Iphone 4 is better!
    It have a nice hardware, nice UI, a lot of storage, great display. Actually, I do prefer Iphone 4 than Xperia X10.

    Gabriel September 4th, 2010
  6. xperia x10 won from iphone 4G
    1}xperia is expandbly because people could buy it in less price .if they want more GB they can expand it.

    ABHISHEK .D.CHINCHOLIKAR September 17th, 2010
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  8. i rather go for the Iphone
    Xperia sucks acoordding to me?

    happy manah October 8th, 2010
  9. Hi to all…
    Have a blessed and Aimorning to all for me I prepared to buy Xpria 10,for me its wide screen than Iphone 4,not much expensive than Iphone,easy to use and expandable memory to 32G,and I love Sonny Ericsson ever since…just add me to your yahoo.messenger at…making friend here at Nimbuzz team…

    Jayko Pie October 10th, 2010
  10. I really don’t see how you can actually determine a ‘winner’ from the 2. I think they are both good, although I prefer the Xperia X10.

    The Xperia X10, that has a bigger 4” screen, making easier to navigate and easier on the eyes whn watching vids. It has a whopping 8.1MP camera with ur basic cybershot features(smile detection, img stabilisation, etc).

    At the moment, there is no Multi-Touch bt SE has announced an update sumtime next year that will enable it on the X10.

    Another plus point is that it runs on Android, which is upgradable. As of now, most X10s run on 2.1, which is a lot better than the old 1.6. If SE releases 2.2, it’ll make the phone faster, and also support flash, something the iPhone 4 cant unless you jailbreak it. Oh and apps are free for the Android.

    Of course, the iPhone has its advantages, most distinct being is superior Retina Display which is the best screen out there. It also has slightly more RAM. Unfortunately, I really cant find any other plus-sides for the iPhone.

    I myself am using the Xperia X10, and I think its great. Acts as a phone, camera, media player, web browser when on the move, even as my GPS. Not saying that the iPhone 4 is bad though, its a great phone as well, I just couldn’t find a reason as to why I would spend extra bucks for a phone that is pretty much similar.

    Robert November 28th, 2010
  11. xperia is way better cuz of the storage space,bigger screen,thinner,and just much faster + iphone is way to overrated
    one thing about the xperia is that it does not have as many apps as the iphone 4

    anil December 18th, 2010
  12. hahahah i have xperia 10 i can download as much i can because i have app. which can download paid app. for free :)

    shoaib February 7th, 2011
  13. How do you figure the iphone wins? Xperia is expandable, moddable, and the app market requires no cards to access. The iphone is junk, and is merely a status symbol. The xperia with 2.2 is faster, better, and 10X the phone Steve Jobs could ever make. Wanna get jobbed? Buy an iphone. Want reliability, free music, free apps, a free market that can be run without a CONTRACT? Get a droid. There is no comparison. Android has this contest won hands down.

    i8ttweeters February 27th, 2011

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