the last couple of days I have been playing around with what could arguably be the best Windows Mobile phone in business – Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X1. From the packaging to the diminutive USB charger to the sleek finish of the device itself, the whole X1 experience is flawless. It is a well-designed smartphone that is very well-engineered. It is no different than Sony VAIO laptops or Bravia TVs, and as such it’s no surprise that it’s expensive: It comes with a very comfortable slider keyboard, great connectivity options (WiFi, 3G, Quad-band GSM etc.) and is a multimedia powerhouse. The phone comes with a 3-inch WVGA display with resolution of up to 800 X 480 pixels screen, which means it can play back videos in almost DVD quality and makes it easy to play 3D mobile games. I love the photos taken by the 3.2 megapixel camera and the music playback is solid and clear. X1 has a pretty decent battery life — and yes, it beats the pants off the iPhone 3G battery. It got about 8 hours on AT&T’s 3G network — ahead of my iPhone — but lagged the Android G1. However, it had better GSM standby and talk times. But again, battery usage differs from person to person. One thing I hate about the device is that it lacks a lot of built-in memory, but the good news is that it can take up to 32 GB in a memory card.
What will surprise you the most is that this phone is powered by Windows Mobile 6.1. Despite the apprehension of using Windows Mobile , I found myself liking this device, which shows that with some creativity and lots of imagination, Windows Mobile can stand up to assaults from Apple’s iPhone, RIM’s ( s rimm) Blackberry and Google’s Android. Of course Windows Mobile means that the phone syncs with Microsoft Exchange over the air. It can read documents, spreadsheets and presentations natively.
I was surprised by how nimble the phone feels — I have yet to use another Windows Mobile phone that comes close to X1. The device gives you many ways to interact with the contact touch, full QWERTY keyboard, 4-way key and optical joystick navigation and panels. It is the panels which are awesome and function almost like how the applications are accessed on the iPhone.
The Xperia constantly says it is disconnected from the answering modem as well as constant warning messages on GPRS not connecting. I have gone through the settings and this will not connect. Any suggestions on connections would be useful.
Does anyone know how to stop the Xperia from searching for GPS info - - - I constantly get error messages saying that I cannot be located, and I just want it to stop!!!!
Any help would be great!
wel iv tryed xperia n it was crap da touchscreen was crap n so was windows it kept crashin n rebootin n was SLOW n no games for xperia n most of the apps r crap if u want touch get nokia 5800 its da bomb symbian is fast n has betta apps its alot sharper dan crappy window n 5800 is cheaper but it KILLS all windows fonez be wise n chose SYMBIAN
Renya, 07 Mar 2009Hi, I am a bit confused I wanted to buy HTC Touch HD then a friend of mine told me not to buy ... moreRenya..I'm a HTC user for about a year (TyTN II) n it's very nice pda phone,so I believe that HTC has built another great phone to their line until now,including this touch HD..maybe it's better than X1 because HTC has a lot experience in built a WinMo device,unlike SE..
I will be getting my xperia x1i on thursday, 3/12/2009. though, since this is int'l version, could still be worked the 3g in US? US version is 200 usd more, that's why i bought the non-us version, 599 usd.
X1 speakers phones sucks, you cannot even hear music player in speakers phone.
Can someone please help with my questions:
1. Can I install applications into the external memory if the internal memory is already full? And can the applications be used directly from the external memory?
2. Does more recently manufactured Xperia have the upgraded ROM, or does all Xperia need to be upgraded by users themselves after purchased?
3. Is there really Xperia X2 coming? When will it be out? I dont want to have purchased X1, then a few weeks later they come out with X2.
why the hell isnt any downloadable game running on this phone ?? i tried age of empires didnt work..i tried asphalt 4 didnt work...
Ziyaad, 09 Mar 2009This is an awesome phone. The OS is quite stable and user friendly. I truly recommends it. Try... morewhy do you think it's called Xperia X1... Sonyericsson will release the X2, a better version with WinMo 7
This is an awesome phone. The OS is quite stable and user friendly. I truly recommends it. Try it you'll see the difference.....
I have the phone for over 3 months, it is running fine on winmo (6.1) and have never had any problems.
hahahhahahha i hate nokia boys i never buy thinks that every body talk about. If u r interested, my recent used phones were samsung U600, motorola V3, SE K850i... but never nokia except 1999 Nokia 6110, but it was in last century :-)
How I did not know about this machine beats me....I'm currently using a SE 990i (Yap I'm old school like that). I saw the nokia n97 and all else was null and void but now that I have met this SE Xperia X1 (quite a mouthful....LOL) It gets me thinking that the war is really on between nokia, HTC and SE .....may the best smart fon win...
Anywho the win Mobile on xperia is kinda sell off for me I'm not Ecstatic about windows ;would rather symbian but the features are quite impressive....I would kinda be torn btwn this machine and the nokia n97...But I'm impressed SE..
I use this device for about 1 month. Because since then i haven't use WinMo i think that i will use to it, but it seams never happened. There are a lot of bugs!!! it is totally unstable phone i have to hard reset almost every single day. Its nightmare for every day use. Its a total disaster!!! Ill never buy SE any more!!! I cursе the day when i bought it. I'm prepare to give this phone for free just not to be nervous anymore.
can someone tell me about music playing quality via speakerphone and headphones ?
Evo , 07 Mar 2009Hi Ray, Maybe im just being a bit stupid but, i loaded some music on this phone. im trying ... moreEvo yes it is possible, you must copy the mp3 music track in the folder named "my ringtones" inside "my documents" folder in the phone memory. Then you will find it availabe when setting the ringtone.