this phone is just a beautiful junk.sound volume is too low.there is only one sound output in left side of phone that often is covered with your hand so you will just hear some noise.on screen keyboard keys are too little in order to be pressed by fingers easily.camera quality is bad.images volume don't exceed 350 kb.camera button heavy push for activating camera.It is too slow.message management is not good.it's display quality has good resolution but just support 65k colors and it is not good.when the phone ring often you won't hear the ring and vibration is not as good as it could be.I can say it is toooooooooooooooooooooooo weak in multimedia abilities and will disappoint you surly.it is just a beautiful phone with good specification just in texts not in practice.I strongly recommand don't buy.it don't worth for these prices.
bobby, 22 Apr 2009Hi i just buy yesterday. its extremely bad phone i ever saw. i will sold it tommorrow. and get... moreI agree!
One day with X1 is just about enough :)))
And the guy who wants to get it in June :)))
do you mean 2009??? or you planning ahead :))))
X1 is already outdated!
planning to get it ahead is not to smart :)))
WinMo is horrible. +all the bugs, reception problems etc. just make this phone a lemon.
Love this phone...
Getting it June.
Thanks Sony Ericsson for these great phones!!!
hw to create power point slides on x1. i opened power point on it but i think its just viewer we cant make new files like word n excel.or i mwrong?
hii guys.. i am planning to buy dis phone from a long time.. but am so confused reading all dese reviewes..
can some1 plz tell me excately about the performance of dis phone.. is it worth its cost..
plz u can contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Aleks, 22 Apr 2009Hello boys/girls sry for my BAD english but wish get you advice i wish change my n82 with one ... moreI have xperia x1 for a month and i tell u there is mothing like this phone
u will love it
Aleks, 22 Apr 2009Hello boys/girls sry for my BAD english but wish get you advice i wish change my n82 with one ... moreHi i just buy yesterday. its extremely bad phone i ever saw. i will sold it tommorrow. and get rideout of it.
Aleks, 22 Apr 2009Hello boys/girls sry for my BAD english but wish get you advice i wish change my n82 with one ... moreWinMo sucks big time.
That's why SE is turning to symbian.
Nokia 5800 wins, hands down,
Hello boys/girls sry for my BAD english but wish get you advice i wish change my n82 with one this new phones xperia or 5800ME or HTC Touch HD pla what you advace me.
P.S again sry for my bad english
Hmm... how many of you actually own or have used the X1 for an extended period of time? Right. Talk is cheap. Everybody can debate over paper specs and parrot other reviews...
Say you need a real keyboard, not a virtual one. How many phones do you have left? Now let's say you've seen an iPhone and you want one of those bloody big screens, so that means you need a slider. Now how big is your list? A real short list. So like it or not, if you want a "smartphone" with a real keyboard and a "real" screen, right now there are not a lot of choices.
I have to say, I'm not in love with my X1 (yet? ;-) which is unusual for a new phone that I get. Most of the complaints are due to the horrible Windows Mobile. Mind you, it's not just the X1, 2 friends have HTC Touch and Touch Pro and they're not that amused with their phones either.
The X1 panels are actually a good idea and the SE panel is a damn good try once you get it customized. I'm not sure why people are so enthused about the SpB shell. If you have used an iPhone, the SpB shell is not as efficient. You want ALL the icons & info you use regularly on one page, no clicking through. The SE panel enables you to do this (customize!).
I'm happier with the real keyboard than the iPhone virtual keyboard. But I also tried the virtual X1 keyboard. It is NOT as good as the iPhone, but given the buttons are about 1/4 the size of the iPhone, I am very surprised at its accuracy. If you just "trust" it and hit the keys, I seem to get a similar hit rate as the iPhone. But with a real keyboard, no reason to use this much...
The Opera browser it comes with works well, similar to Safari, lacking only the "pinch" zoom. Drag scrolling works okay, the double-click default zoom is handy and so is the volume/zoom. I'm happy with that.
Surprisingly, I don't find the lack of accelerometer that annoying. The only time I need to rotate the screen (typing or movies), it rotates automatically anyways. Though I don't understand why they didn't include one, those things are very small and very cheap.
Lack of Flash (i.e. Youtube) is a bummer, but one thing iPhone can't match: Live streaming TV channels from Japan (via KeyHoleTV).
After more extensive usage, I'm discovering the lag when launching apps/activities from the SE panel isn't so bad 95% of the time. In fact, it's on par with iPhone. The other 5% of the time though....
Imagine this phone with Symbian. Windows Mobile sucks so much.
I can not download new firmware for my experia! I have download software from SE site and nothing happened it stack I try too many times to download and every time is the same im afraid to do that again because there are some warnings about disconnecting before every thing is finished. pls help tnx
Yes, X1 is the current flagship of SE - but you still have to check for cracks.
BTW. it is widely reported that cracks develope as you start using the unit. It is not visible for weeks.
As far as speed:
IT IS STILL SLOW!!!!!!!
SE X1 was selected and published as:
˝X1 is one of the biggest flop of 2008!˝
˝It may have been the most eagerly awaited telephone of the year... and it may well have been the most disappointing telephone of the year, too. Introduced in February with (almost) operational prototypes, the phone has only just become available in stores. Its “revolutionary” Windows Mobile interface was not only slow, but it also wasn’t any more functional than other operating systems from HTC, Samsung or Asus. And since there’s only one Windows Mobile model from Sony Ericsson, developments for the proprietary interface, quite naturally, are scarce. What was supposed to be the ultimate smartphone is at best only passable, and at worst a total failure.˝
Robert, 21 Apr 2009Can someone please tell me: What is meant by "SMS (threaded view)" as opposed to just "SMS"??u can see the all those messages (sent and received) from the person in just one single message thread.
Robert, 21 Apr 2009Can someone please tell me: What is meant by "SMS (threaded view)" as opposed to just "SMS"??SMS threaded view - it basically keeps all your texts in conversation format, so for example - if send a dozen messages to one person, each response comes through in the same text. whereas your standard phone would show each individual text, this phone will keep all the texts from a single contact altogether, even if its not part of the same conversation.
Robert, 21 Apr 2009Can someone please tell me: What is meant by "SMS (threaded view)" as opposed to just "SMS"??It means it shows the sms as a conversation like in the iPhone where lets say you receive a sms it will show you all the sms that you sent and recieved for that contact, just like email when you use the reply option.
American black man, 17 Apr 2009Yes.you point out very correctly. These are major issues with it...its a sexy phone
Can someone please tell me:
What is meant by "SMS (threaded view)" as opposed to just "SMS"??