Can someone please tell me how to get AIM on the xperia. I can't find it. I know the touch pro has it. I have the X1i, but I live in America. Please help. thanks
asd, 20 Feb 2009Hi Ray UK, so u have X1 already. I wanted to know about its video cam features. Is the camera ... moreHi ASD,
I actually didn't know for sure if AF was available in video mode too.
Just checked now, and yes, it is available, though as you can expect, it's not super quick.
Hi Ray UK, so u have X1 already. I wanted to know about its video cam features. Is the camera AF available while shooting videos or just in stills? I sometimes need this feature for recording macro vids. My P990 doesn't have this so I have to rely on my handycam. Can u help me with this feature?
hi i am using this phone for 2 months . it has good design and is very eye catching but its not very user friendly u can;t use it with one hand or ur thumb., you have to take out stylus to do certain basic things like looking for contact or writing a txt msg.
its not for the people who want to use phone on the go.
sometimes its really frustrating.
also build quality is poor and most of the xperia phones comes with a crack near stylus ( check urs now coz mine has one )
i used so many business phones and i found nokia e90 and e71 are 100 times better than xperia.
but again if u guys love windows then buy a laptop instead of xperia .
Anonymous, 20 Feb 2009hey
could somebosy please tell me how far apart the keys on the qwerty keyboard are?"could somebosy please tell me how far apart the keys on the qwerty keyboard are?"
what? do you really wanna know the gap between the keys? sorry, i dont have a vernier caliper.
but, would it make a difference if i said it was 1.2mm or said it was 1.8mm? just go try out the phone before you decide to buy one.
aan, 20 Feb 2009This ones for Mr Ray UK.
dude im in love with the looks n all of the phone but as someone wh... moreHi ASD, Thanks for your response. It'll only help people like AAN make a decision.
Hi AAN. I'm glad you find my posts informative. And I'm also happy to see some sensible queries, rather than people claiming "Nokia is best, N97 is the ultimate phone, SE is crap, Winmo is a failure, X1 is made by HTC (so what?)".
Anyway, coming to your queries:
For someone who has had no experience with Winmo (or the previous Windows PPC), I would say the learning curve is gonna be a bit different. Dont want to use the word "steep" 'coz it's really a matter of finding what options are where, alternate ways doing the same thing, installing new programs and running them. It's what you'd do if you get any other smartphone. The only thing that makes Winmo a bit different is that there are more ways of doing the same thing. In a way, it is like a computer. In Symbian S60, UIQ3, Blackberry - they all support similar features/functions, with maybe only one way of doing something.
HTC Touch Pro, Touch Diamond, etc are all good phones. The TF3D is really funky/cool. But that interface is merely a shell over the underlying Winmo. (In X1 you got many more of these shells - we call them Panels - some of them are customizable and quite good). So even on that HTC, there would be some occasions when you'd have to work with the underlying Winmo.
The camera isn't the best, I'd agree. It is 3.2mp and the colours are vibrant enough. For outdoor use (i.e. with good lighting) it's ok, but for indoor use it does struggle to focus. There is lot of shutter lag. And the flash is just LED, not xenon. So if you want a phone with a decent camera, I'd suggest get something else (Nokia N82 is good). Like ASD has mentioned in his reply, the cameras on smartphones are not as good as those on the so called "camera phones". The Samsung Omnia boasts a 5mp camera, but that too I think doesn't have a xenon flash.
About the firmware upgrade… I haven't tried it yet, so can't give you a feedback on that. Actually I have seen mixed reviews on the upgrade. Some people say that it's improved the camera and overall performance, some say it hasn't made much difference. It's still too early 'coz the UK Generic firmware upgrade was released only a few weeks back. I'll read up on it a little more before I give it a shot. Don’t wanna play around with the firmware unnecessarily
vanda, 20 Feb 2009can anyone tell me about the performance of this phone? i really fan with this one but i don't... moreperformance is good. Sometimes it need time to think, but thats just 3 seconds or so. So the performance is real good!
Anonymous, 20 Feb 2009
how is the display quality of x1? what about its price?Display quality is very good! Im real happy with the brightness of it, and the touch sensitive is very good!
About the price: It depends wich country.
Here in Holland its around the €630.- without a contract including tax.
could somebosy please tell me how far apart the keys on the qwerty keyboard are?
Sony Ericsson IMEI, 20 Feb 2009hi, i am just wondering wht does IMEI number do?
for example: if i lost the phone and the ... more
International Mobile Equipment Identification.
15 Digets number
It’s your Phones Serial Number and hold information like:
00 0000 00 000000 0
Barcode number 000000
Can’t remember what the last 0 represent.
can anyone tell me about the performance of this phone? i really fan with this one but i don't know about the speed of its performance.
Really Great Phone! a bit pricey, but great if you can afford it. looks good too
aan, 20 Feb 2009This ones for Mr Ray UK.
dude im in love with the looks n all of the phone but as someone wh... moreHi, u asked Ray for help but I suppose that u won't mind ne 1 else? I currently have P990 and am looking forward to buying X1 coz i'm really a fan of touchscreen communicators. I know that P990 was a poor phone according to the majority but I am using it without issue since 2+ yrs.
If u want an all in one then just go for X1 but u might be a bit disappointed about its camera performance. According to gsmarena its camera is not as good as its overall performance is. Smartphones usu. lag in camera performance when compared to dedicated camera phones (smartphones tend to be on the slower side). But it might be just my opinion. And u can also check out nokia 5800 if u can do without a hw qwerty. You can see that new phones with similar features are being offered by other brands and maybe the price drops further.
This ones for Mr Ray UK.
dude im in love with the looks n all of the phone but as someone who has never used WM, whats the learning curve like?
Also would something from the HTC Touch series be a better option because of TF 3D?
How much has the new firmware improved the phone esp the camera as i take a lot of pics?
Buying it would sure as hell burn a mighty hole in my pocket so i really would like to know if its worth it. Dont want it to drive me bonkers within a week like some of the other who have posted here. Really want a good touch screen phone thatll be used mostly for surfing the web, pics, emails and maybe typing short docs on the go. Ur posts seem to have the most info in them so pls help. thanks in advance
Great phone, it has just impressed so much.Everything worked poperly and smoothly after I upgaraded my firmware.
1 of the best smart phone now on the market.
Design : 10, Feature :9, Performance :9
Anonymous, 20 Feb 2009does this phone supports 4 to 8GB memory?....It support up to 16GB microSD card
I have all smart phones from htc tytn ,htctytn2,touch diamond, touch pro, touch hd, nokia communicator, and xperia... best bussines phone is nokia communicator but xperia is nothing, performance is good on the paper but in function it problematic phone, life battery about max. 30 hour touch screen is super in the center of screen but in the corrner you can t push a function key with finger. modem system isn t working normal when you connect modem with pc phone disconect line... design 9, features and performance 2 battery 1 .....