If you have deep pockets for a budget of Rs. 30,000 and were in the market for an Android powered handset, two devices come to mind – the Motorola MILESTONE and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. They’re loaded devices with quite a bit to offer. We’ve pitted them against each other to see which one would be worth your money. But keeping that facts stated in mind, we’re also very curious to know which one you’d pick. We’d especially like to hear from users about their experience with the devices, so please feel free to share.

Here are the facts –

Form Factor
MILESTONE
Display – 3.7-inches, 480 x 845 pixels, 16 million colours, capacitive
Weight – 165g
Form – Touchscreen with slide out QWERTY keypad
Features – Multitouch, Accelerometer, 3.5mm handsfree, standard earphones, 133MB internal memory, No hot Swap for microSD card (8GB included), supports 32GB, Micro USB port

Xperia X10
Display – 4.0-inches, 480 x 845 pixels, 65K colours, capacitive, Scratch resistant
Weight – 135g
Form – Touchscreen
Features – Accelerometer, 3.5mm handsfree, in-ear (canal-type) earphones, 1GB Internal memory, no hot swap for microSD card (8GB included), supports 32GB, Micro USB port

Interface
MILESTONE
Processor – ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX530 graphics
OS version – Android v2.1, up-gradable to v2.2 (Froyo)
UI – Standard Android, Multiple desktops, widgets

Xperia X10
Processor – Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon 1 GHz processor
OS version – Android v1.6, up-gradable to v2.1 (Eclaire)
UI – Timescape UI for social networking, Mediascape and Infinity option for media, Multiple desktops, widgets

Media
MILESTONE
Music Formats – eAAC+, MP3, AMR WB, WAV, AAC+, H.263, MIDI, AMR, OGG
Audio Features – EQ presets, Crystal Talk for clarity on calls, no FM radio
Video Formats – MP4, H.263/H.264. WMV, 3GP

Xperia X10
Music Formats – eAAC+, MP3, WMA , WAV, AMR, MIDI, AMR
Audio Features – no FM radio, TrackID
Video Formats – MP4, H.263/H.264. WMV, 3GP

Connectivity
MILESTONE
Internet – Quadband, 3G (HSDPA, HSUPA), EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi
Other – Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, USB 2.0
GPS – MotoNav GPS navigation software (free for life), A-GPS support, Google Maps, Geotagging
Email – Push Gmail, Push Exchange, IMAP, POP3

Xperia X10
Internet – Quadband, 3G (HSDPA, HSUPA), EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi, DLNA
Other – Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, USB 2.0
GPS – WisePilot GPS software (3 Months Free), A-GPS support, Google Maps, Geotagging
Email – Push Gmail, Push Exchange, Active Sync, IMAP, POP3

Camera
MILESTONE
Resolution/Flash – 5 megapixel, Dual LED Flash
Video – D1 (720×480 pixels)@24fps
Features –Scene modes, effects

Xperia X10
Resolution/Flash – 8 megapixel, LED Flash
Video – WVGA (800×480 pixels)@30fps video capture
Features – Touch focus, image stabilization, face and smile detection, scene mode

Battery (Real Time Tested)
MILESTONE
Talk Time – 4 hours

Xperia X10
Talk Time – 4 hours 15 minutes

Price (MOP)
MILESTONE – Rs. 25, 467

Xperia X10 – Rs. 28, 800

The Bottom Line
After evaluating both handsets, keeping in mind the price points and all features, our verdict is that the MILESTONE is a more robust device. It has a business class feel with a certain edge to it. While the X10 was a worthy opponent, with its own advantages, it’s just not as good as the MILESTONE’s in terms of overall performance.

So we’ve had our say and we’d like to know yours. Please let us know you’re experiences if you happen to use either of these devices. If not, we’d still like to know which one would you pick. Our comments section is open to debate.

Publish date: July 7, 2010 9:30 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 6:28 pm

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