After more than a month of use with what would probably be one of the best Smartphone in the current market, I can now say that it's incredible! The Xperia X1 from Sony Ericsson looks very elegant when you got to hold it personally. From its accessory alone to the smooth style of the phone, it was totally a great experience. It is architecturally made wherein you can tell that is carefully manufactured. It's not surprising at all why it is a bit pricey compared to other phone brands.
The X1 provides a very easy to use keyboard, lots of fantastic options and features to choose from and also allows you to connect to the internet a very high speed. Yes it's true I can access the web using wireless broadband connection at the speed of 7.2 megabyte per seconds though the downside was it is costlier than usual maybe because of the speed connection. But as much as possible you try to use wifi signal whenever necessary because it's free and available in most commercial places. I also found out that the battery of X1 can last much longer comparable to my T-Mobile G1 and N85 phones and I think it's around 3 hours difference when used continuously. Another thing is the data storage inside the phone looks pretty low, but what keeps me wondering was the size of allowable memory card that you can put into the phone which is a lot of times bigger than the physical memory of the phone itself. From symbian to android operating system that I'm using with my phone, now it's time for me to evaluate the OS that the xperia x1 offers. Before Sony Ericsson uses symbian OS which they acquired to Nokia but with this Smartphone they shifted to Windows Mobile version 6.1 which is the same OS used by HTC mobile company. The advantage of this OS is you can view and edit MS Office documents weather Word or Excel easily just like you normally do with a regular computer, everything has a professional aspect. Typing on its well designed keyboard is not that difficult and I'm very comfortable
I am sonyericsson customer since i am using mobile phone.i have used so many models like p800,p900,p910,p990, p1 etc. and now i have xperia.its very good and stylish mobile.i have never seen mobile like this before.
it has so many options which other models dont have.i will suggest everyone to buy it.its so touchy and good looking mobile
can you change the keyboard to qwertz instead of qwerty, 'cause i'm from bosnia, europe, so i'm used to qwertz.
Ray UK, 23 Feb 2009Aan, Glad to hear that you've decided to get an X1 too. And that you've realized that more ... moreHai Ray..I want to know about the issue that X1 have a problem with some softwares because of the screen resolution..
Pros:1-good processing speed,2-more than enough memory,3-great display(good resolution,depth and color distribution),4-all data communication means available,5-wonderful panels,6-touch aligned focusing
Cons:1-small hardware keys,2-metal and plastic body dont blend together very good(metal back scratches the platic parts),3-bulky,4-strange charging habits,5-not as good as claimed battery,5-oddly placed volume rocker,6-oddly placed loud speaker,7-not a very good camera,8-small fonts even at highest magnification level(not good for short sighted people)
SE FAN BOYS Can enjoy with their XPERIA X1 With Motorola Qualcomm processor
I had this phone and returned it next day. The keyboard slides out easily when you grab the phone. WinMo OS freezes often. It is hard to make a call using a resistive touch screen. Panels are buggy, they have problems with screen refresh and freeze the phone when you operate them. Overall the UI of WinMo is not optimized for small touch screen and fast use of a phone, it was dedicated for a PDA with stylus (it has too small graphical controls painted for finger touch). Get a Blackberry and see how easy and logic is to navigate among its menus although you don't even have a touch screen. For a phone its reliability and fast manipulation are the keys of success and here WinMo is out of discussion.
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2009stupid symbian user,wimmo is the best for web live video steaming than annoying symbian but your OBVIOUSLY a Symbian user.With such appalling grammar you couldn't be anything else!LOL
Anonymous, 23 Feb 2009 Your to stupid to own a WinMo device...i advise you to get a nokia 5800! To others..Softmaker... morestupid symbian user,wimmo is the best for web live video steaming than annoying symbian
Symbian 3rd party applications are really very poor, even more so when compared with WM fantastic software library. Anyone tried Documents To Go Premium Edition 3.0?
KKK, 23 Feb 2009 We have $700 phone, but cannot open a "password protected (locked of editing)" document, rec... more Your to stupid to own a WinMo device...i advise you to get a nokia 5800! To others..Softmaker Office is a phenomenal desktop class suite, simply awesome and absolutely NO symbian application comes anywhere close to it.
I have a question-->
can we change the keyboard layout?
i mean can we use the qwerty keyboard to write in other languages?
Is the bat stands for 10 hour talktime?
Is the bat stand by time 833 hours ????
is the data correct?
someone experienced pls answer
Tks & god bless
Anonymous, 23 Feb 2009how do you send songs threw bluetooth on the xperia???
very easy files tap music then option the tap transfer not send files
We have $700 phone, but cannot open a "password protected (locked of editing)" document, received on mail.What use is Windows software, if it does not support "edit protected" files?
Windows cant do it, but Symbian supports it.
aan, 23 Feb 2009thank you for the reply asd n ray uk. was thinking of the htc touch pro as a replacement but h... moreAan,
Glad to hear that you've decided to get an X1 too. And that you've realized that more megapixels is NOT all it takes to make a camera better. (BTW, did you read my previous postings on this issue?)
sweater, 23 Feb 2009im planning to buy this mobile, is it worth it? can u suggest me what are the advantages n dsa... moreSweater,
If you are on a tight budget, then u'll surely feel this is an expensive phone. And the truth is, yes it is one of the most expensive phones in the market today. Whether it's worth it? You'll get mixed response to this query - it is very subjective. So, you would yourself have to judge that.
Regarding your other GENERIC query about advantages/disadvantages - you need to spend some time reading the posts people have on this forum rather than posting the same question that has been asked a hundred times before. There are loads and loads of reviews with first hand experience. So give it a little time, it'll only help you make an informed decision.