I have had mine for a little over three months and all in all its a good phone. The camera is a bit rubbish - the touch focus drives you mad!
The negative things....
1. The camera
2. The touch screen sometimes doesn't work at the edges not always just sometimes.
3. The battery often comes out and your phone goes off even if you only slightly knock it.
4. It scratches really easily - it looks great for about a week before the paint rubs off.
5. Its really slow to start up.
Too many to mention - seriously it is a really good phone however, I probably wouldn't buy it again because I think there are cheaper and better alternatives out there.
But I don't regret getting it - just regret getting it on VODAFONE - seriously their service has gone downhill in the last 12-18 months.
But anyway other than a few minor issues its a good phone.
Hope this helps.
Oh its a million times better than the iphone (which I have had) and the storm (which I had for 16 hours before I took it back) out of the three the X1 is the best..!
Ive got the omnia and xperia x1.Omnia is a nice cell but to say its better than the xperia is absurd.The new ROM for xperia is lightning fast.
The problem with the X1 is that WinMo runs on it much less reliable than on Omnia.
That si the reason Omnia outsell X1 12:1.
And the reps use the Omnia as a reference?
- sad try to push X1.
HTC made X1!
Anonymous, 31 Mar 2009Couple of points..a) I'm not a SE fanboy b) read the topic at xda developers. oh and use a di... moreYes, you are not. You are just the on duty per guy.
Probably very well paid like all reps :))))))
After your shift do not forget to stop for a m... burger. :))))
The X1 is a touchscreen phone, and it's got one of the biggest and best screens ever seen on a mobile phone. At 3 inches across, it's almost as big as the iPhone 3G's 3.5 inch screen, but here's the thing: whereas the iPhone 3G has 480 x 320 pixels, the Xperia has a massive 800 x 480 pixel resolution: that's 2.5 times as many pixels. Big isn't always better, but when it comes to touchscreen phones, it definitely is. As well as providing a brilliant platform for the touch-operated user interface, the display also offers a superb environment for web browsing, video streaming, photo viewing, etc, etc.
A lot of thought has gone into the user interface design of the Xperia. As well as the finger-operated touchscreen, there's an optical joystick and a navigation key. To use the optical joystick you brush your finger over the touch-sensitive key to move the mouse pointer on the screen. The navigation key is a conventional 4-way key that can be pressed to select an option. Handwriting recognition with a stylus is available as an additional text-input method. But the X1 holds another secret within: a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. With the keyboard in position and the display in widescreen landscape mode, the phone resembles a mini-laptop and offers a lot of the functionality of a real laptop - but more of this later. For the moment, we'll just say that with all the different input options available, every user should be able to find a way of working that meets their needs. This is not a difficult phone to use, although its advanced options do present something of a learning curve.
The phone feels very solid too. It uses a premium metal body and feels like it could take some knocks. But the solidity and wealth of features leads to some bulk. It's a big phone, and quite thick too, at 17mm. And it certainly is heavy. In fact it's the heaviest smartphone currently in the shops by our reckoning. At 158g it weighs more than twice as much as the Sony Ericsson W890i for example. It's not a machine for wimps, but it manages to look very nice despite its porkiness. It's available in a choice of Black or Silver, both of which look nice and businesslike.
The user interface is designed around a "Panel interface". Each panel provides an environment customised to a specific activity, such as web browsing, messaging, playing music, etc. We don't think that this is quite as revolutionary as Sony Ericsson claim, but it looks nice, works well and we have no issues with it.
The X1 is a Windows Mobile smartphone. Windows Mobile has matured a lot since its early days and is now a robust and powerful OS. It's also used in the Samsung Omnia, which has proven itself to be a very stable and robust smartphone. Running Windows Mobile offers several advantages. As well as being stable and fast, it's a familiar environment for PC users, and brings a lot of familiar functionality from the desktop to the mobile. For instance, the X1 uses Outlook Mobile as its email application, and it uses Office Mobile to let you view and edit Office attachments. Business folk accessing their corporate mail via an Exchange mailserver can stay synchronised using Exchange ActiveSync. We hesitate to say that the X1 can match a BlackBerry for power and ease-of-use, but it's arguably true.
Anonymous, 31 Mar 2009Dude!
800x480 is NOT HD! :))))))
It is WVGA nothing more!
If you loose reoslution fro... moreCouple of points..a) I'm not a SE fanboy b) read the topic at xda developers. oh and use a dictionary
Anonymous, 31 Mar 2009Full HD (800x480) video playback with acceleration-http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.... moreDude!
800x480 is NOT HD! :))))))
It is WVGA nothing more!
If you loose reoslution from HD specs is it still HD
- High Definition.
Not high definition is still high definition? :))))
These SE fans just great! :)))
I guess some people did not realised it yet thet SE flagship is a Symbian.
SE switched to Symbian!
SE has realized that WinMo is nothing but trouble!
Just like AT&T did! The largest US provider.
They also switched to Symbian.
one person should not make a difference unless the message has some .....
Try this buggy phone and you will see!
Full HD (800x480) video playback with acceleration-http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=467112
Playstation Trophy Panel-http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=3541369#post3541369
Xperia Wiki Page and useful Links-http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=443946
mstL protests too much me thinks.If the xperia was just another ordinary humdrum symbian toy he wouldn't feel the need to post hundreds of false claims. His obsession proves the xperia has rattled a his bones.Still numero uno.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970P.S.: Enjoy your extra stylus
Man, you can be pleased so easily :)))))))
and go here to enhance the tremendous xperia x1..http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=470
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970So you bought an expensive junk which had to be repaired.
You had to backup your numbers and other info - which is not very convenient. You had to use another phone while your phone was repaired.
Then after all this inconvinience you happy that they also fixed some bugs?
I prefer to get equipment without any! bugs, it does not break down, and worls flawlessly.
My phone has an excellent reception, I do not miss calls.
You buy junks and I buy (or get :) good products, but the problem is with me right :)
BTW, SE used to make excellent products, without any(!) problems.
SE should hire back those reliable and talented engineers.
ahmed, 31 Mar 2009can anyone please tell me how much is xperia x1 now?
and also where is the x1 made(MADE IN ..... moreSo you do not trust me? :)))))
It is Slow, slow slow! :)))
Made by HTC - Taiwan and China
very well built, or not? :))))
Probably the best video player (best speed/optimiziations) you can get for hanheld devices is CoreCodec CorePlayer, which exists for Symbian as well for Windows Mobile.
can anyone please tell me how much is xperia x1 now?
and also where is the x1 made(MADE IN .....)???
and only who used the phone is it slow or not?
i just got one as a present, can someone tell me how to put my own song as ringtone? please help, i'm such a noob >.
Hello all, I just got this phone and I love it., However I didn't get the original charger.
Could somebody please tell mi the Power output (milliamps) on the OEM charger..
1: poor reception
2: lousy camera
3: unreliable OS - WinMo
4: outrages quality control - cracked cases
5: bad battery performance
6: slow performance
7: xxK color :)))
8: limited memory (internal)
1: SE has an excuse - made by HTC
2: SE promised never let HTC make another SE model
3: not made by Sagem (like other SE models)
4: new model is announced already (Idou)
5: most people not surpriced
6: offered free with return/echange policy
7: slow sales (not many people got burned with this model)
8: it used to be very expensive
No wonder SE loses money each quarter.
This is not my ´crap´- it is published
˝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.˝