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Sony Ericsson P1 review: A smart sharp-shooter

Sony Ericsson P1 review: A smart sharp-shooter - read the full textThe Sony Ericsson P1 is an exciting new smartphone that is to be included in Sony Ericsson portfolio. Powered by Symbian OS and featuring a QWERTY keyboard, a touchscreen TFT display with QVGA resolution and a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus, it represents the next level of the development of UIQ smartphones. As such, it seems that the Sony Ericsson P1 will be the flagship of Sony Ericsson smartphone line overrunning even the Sony Ericsson P990 and we were more than curious to find out how it performed in real life.


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please help me,
I want to change its language to "persian" please tell me how do it?!

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  • 2012-09-24 21:49
  • 3IsW

we know that BB web is activated on this phone.can BBM run on this.if yes,then how? no software available on their site aswell.

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  • 2011-05-02 20:35
  • vGSx

i need help.
when i make a SMS reply, the message of my sender is always forwarded to my message.
how do i get rid of it?
i think the "reply with history" has been activated.
i don't know how to deactivate it.
please help me.
i'm getting desperate.

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  • 2011-02-18 18:00
  • t7}B

> In reply to sihle @ 2010-07-03 23:19 from NHUD - click to readyep u can buy the original case..ful case with center cost about rs2500 ..for only front face Rs 500

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  • 2010-11-16 11:25
  • s8ci

Love this phone. Had it from 2008 - 2009. Made the mistake of exchanging it for Xperia X1. Regretted that change immediately.
Luckily found one on Ebay as a brand new boxed set for INR 8000/-. Picked it up as i needed a new hand set for my work number.
Awesome battery life, great keyboard, dunno why gsmarena said it sbad, but hey everyone makes mistakes :)

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  • 2010-11-12 14:14
  • Iacq

Great phone! I had the mine since may of 2008 and it's still working :)
It suffered a lot of fallls and its case is very marked now, but everything is ok.

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  • 2010-10-18 17:03
  • IaaH

changing the face of this phone

please help

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  • 2010-07-03 23:21
  • NHUD

is it possible to change the 'face' of this phone
when it was been demage or when it looks old?
please please please get back to me
SIHLE > 083 214 5058
thank u

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  • 2010-07-03 23:19
  • NHUD

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2007-12-16 03:06 from LxIC - click to readme to got the same problem that my videos r hanging i cnt watch them, if u know what i can do then kindly help. my e-mail :

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  • 2010-07-02 13:52
  • mcja

superb phone i ever had. still stayed with me because of its functionality and stability. i had sony ericsson p990i and p1i before. then i sold my p990i to upgrade to latest model from nokia, which is nokia 5800 xpressmusic, but i swapped it to nokia e63 because i cant type that fast on touchscreen. but still my p1i is with me. i think i wont be selling or swapping my sony p1i for a long time until a decent phone from any phone manufacturer would create a phone with a 5 or 8megapixels, large screen, and a qwerty keyboard. im willing to swap my nokia e63 to anyphone again but not my sony ericsson p1i. cheers!

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  • 2009-12-24 08:42
  • t7Z3

Very nice phone, stylish and easy to use. Regarding the question below, I installed a 8GB M2 stick and it's working fine!

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  • 2009-04-16 22:31
  • N5xc

Its So user Friendly TO me im also Using This Phone Thn Its A Superb Mobile Expierience For ME All The Features Are Superb

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  • 2009-03-17 05:53
  • v{uP

the p1 is sure a good deal... just bought mine,luv the keyboard...very easy for me.......but not sure of the front camera tho......dont know how it works yet

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  • 2009-02-17 15:21
  • T3mf

what is the capacity of external memory of P1i? can somebody tell me?

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  • 2009-01-22 22:02
  • PWhE

Thanks for the review, it was informative and I feel that it highlights the P1's flaws and strengths effectively. However, the lack of proper diction and the repetition of words such as "nice" made it somewhat laborious.

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  • 2009-01-16 20:22
  • fs1t

Dear All,

I am the owner of P1i since it's first release. Currently, I am looking for another model as well replace my P1i, however, I still think that most of phone in price around 400USD may still the same funtion as my Lovely P1i.

So far I never face any problem with my P1i even with OS or Hardware.

Sound, this the great of all functin in one phone. the MP3 is Walkman grade. The sound is clear with both RingTone and Headset.

Touch screen, it's great to say about it screen. Cuz i use chinese and English in the same time. When I use dictionary that preinstalled in the phone, it's gread to use cuz CH-ENG-CH is fix to my write chinese character.

Fun with Mod, you can mod you P1i to the W960 or iPhone theme and style. But remember that mod is risk and break you warantee perhaps.

Application, yes, this is the good application to instal. There are many various app on the Market like S60 (Nokia). Just keep in mind that if you compare the OS between UIQ3 and S60 3th, P1i UIQ3 is the winner, cuz UIQ3 is run better and fast. The most thing i notice is that UIQ3 have more function and more conveinent way to use than S60. Touch screen the good way and choice for your app third party.

Shotting Photo, it's not the Camera. But the photo from P1i is acceptable and great if we compare to anther phone. Espcially, if you compare to Nokia Camera phone this phone you should like i's quality.

WIFI, yes it's good to use, however, it's support only with b class. so you must have more experience with routor confi. My suggestion is use WAP type in your routor cuz P1i not support with complex security code.

Keyboard, yes very easy to use. What i like the most with my phone is Keyboard cuz it's the good invention from SE.

Body buid, wow this phone may make you look more professional when you hold its. Even now my friends and Co-work still say this the good phone on the sociaty even i use more than 1year.

Finally, yes 9/10. All is good just the bad thing is that wheel side now have problem it's not good work, may i need to take to SE Care centre cuz is phone have this weak wheel. have search on google most of P1i user face with bad wheel contral up and down. I hope this comment can help you to decide. If i am not wrong may current price on market is 280USD (Cambodia 11/Jan/2009). You can consider with P1i or Nokia E63 (250usd), cuz both similare function and similare purpose there on your world.

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  • 2009-01-11 15:48
  • PBRe

this is the best fone!!! super clear shots and d wifi is soooo damn cool! 10/10

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  • 2008-12-05 18:19
  • FMYk

> In reply to lolalo @ 2008-09-11 02:15 from uS$n - click to readyes it is.....u will b satisfied

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  • 2008-11-22 04:44
  • uNVx

i'm gonna buy this fone.. :p

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  • 2008-11-06 06:21
  • P@cp

best phone dear.........
just love this phone its the best phone......
nokia n all are just poor ones.
sony is best
using from 11 months no problem yet.....

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  • 2008-11-05 18:38
  • vGiL

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