˝Windows Mobile 6.5 leaks and skeptics' predictions come true˝
˝The next Sony Ericsson XPERIA won’t be made by HTC˝
(I guess HTC did not do that great job, or did they?:)
˝AT&T to ditch WinMo over Symbian, iPhone may stay˝
(largest US provider!!!!)
˝Sony Ericsson Lost 73 Million Euro in 2008; Confirms Android for the Future˝
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970I know of a great website called www.nocoo.co.uk, they sent me the genuine Sony Ericsson BST-41 battery within 1 day of the order. Thay have loads of great gadgets on their site as well... Well worth a look.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Dear Gregor,
Really nice to see that I found someone who works for Nokia.
can you pls let me know if 5800 is capable of selecting some files together and sending them all via bluetooth? Or can user make his desired folders in "inbox" and send any certain messages in them to categorize his sms?
About the fact that no mobile handsets can compare with nokia, I absolutely agree with you.
I have noticed that none of the handsets with windows mobile have the above ability. What about touch screen SYMBIAN??
Every company's product r produced by other manufacturer like apple mac's by foxconn ,nokia by cambrage radio, some sony by st microelectronics. it does not mean tht these manufacturer make these products for brands they just put things together as guided by brand. so x1 is sony product not htc .
Anonymous, 11 Feb 2009ur rite coz nokia run symbian wich is much betta dan windows so 600mhz on nokia is like 2ghz o... morenokia is crap SONY roks . most applications r for wm and x1 is best wm ever produced.nokia sounds so bad and looks so bad as well. i think nokia should stop making phones
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970ur rite coz nokia run symbian wich is much betta dan windows so 600mhz on nokia is like 2ghz on crapy windows xperia is crap its slow wifi dont wrk n call recepton is crap i advice ppl 2wait 4 new nokia lineup wich wil proberbly blow da crapy toshiba out da water
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970i dont think so. Nokia dont have the best audio quality and users plus gsmarena reviews proved that. second thing is that your new Nokia XM which has 600 Mhz is not the strongest because Toshiba TG1 has 1Ghz processor. And finally do you feel ashamed when you just say something that is not true and people has to correct you all the time ???
Marco, 10 Feb 2009Which cell has a more sensitive motion sensor? The X1 or the N95 8gig?Marco
I'm not sure what the specs are on N95. But just to let you know, X1 doesn't have a motion sensor. The screen turns into landscape when u slide the keyboard out. Or you may choose to do that manually by assigning a command to one of the hardware keys on the front.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970you should understand 1 thing and that is: Xperia X1 is better than N96, and now N97 has to compete with Xperia X2 which will come with WM 6.5 so lets wait which will be better N97 or X2
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 was the most awaited smartphone of 2008 and now finally we have the chance to review it. It is one of the most stylish smartphones and ushers in a new era of supersleek and stylish smartphones. When it was announced, it was undoubtedly the most powerful smartphone there was, but then many competitors came out with equally powerful offerings. Despite the delay in the final launch of the Xperia X1, it is a superb product which competes with the likes of the Apple iPhone, the HTC Touch Pro, HTC Touch HD etc. It is almost identical to the HTC Touch Pro with slightly less better hardware specs. It is one of the few Windows Mobile phones which But it is much more stylish and good looking. It is any geek’s dream and has become quite popular in a short period of time. Nokia has announced the new Nokia N97 primarily to compete with the Xperia X1. In this review, we check out the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 and try to see what makes it click.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Specs:
Dimensions: 110.5 x 52.6 x 17 mm
Weight: 145 gms
Display: 3.0 inch TFT touchscreen, 65K colors, 800 x 480 pixels
Memory: 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
Processor: Qualcomm MSM7200 528 MHz Processor
Connectivity: GPRS Class 10, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, USB v2.0
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
OS: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Camera: 3.15 MP Camera, 2048 x 1536 pixels with autofocus, flash, Video recording VGA at 30 FPS, Secondary videocall camera
Battery: Standard Li-Po battery, 1500 mAh (BST-41), 10 hrs rated talktime
Other Features: Built in GPS with A-GPS, Java MIDP 2.0, FM Radio with RDS, 3.5 mm audio jack, Pocket Office, Opera 9.5 Mobile
Design and Build Quality:
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is one of the best looking Windows Mobile phones ever. It sports a very stylish design and has superb build quality. The slider action is very smooth. It has dimensions of about 110.5 x 52.6 x 17 mm and weighs just about 145 gms, which is relatively more compared to other phones, but if you consider the features it offers, the weight is well within limits. It is composed mostly of metal and plastic and feels very sturdy and portable.
The front face is occupied mostly by the 3 inch TFT touchscreen display with the standard control keys and a D Pad in a stylish X just below it. On the top of the display, you find the earpiece, the ambient light sensor and the secondary videocall camera. The Xperia X1 has a arc slider design to accomodate the QWERTY keypad. The slider action is very smooth. On the right you find the volume rocker and the camera shutter key. On the left, you find the Mini USB port. On the top of the phone, you find the power button, the 3.5 mm headphone jack and the stylus slot. On the back of the phone, the 3.15 MP camera is located on the top with the Flash and below it is the battery cover which houses the huge battery.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 sports a huge 3.0 inch TFT touchscreen supporting 65K colors and a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The display quality is superb and the brightness and contrast levels are also great. The high resolution makes it a treat to watch movies and videos on the Xperia X1. It is one of the biggest displays in high end Windows Mobile phones after the HTC Touch HD. It supports 65k colors just like other Windows Mobile phones. It has decent sunlight legibility.
Interface and OS:
The Xperia X1 is powered by the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS. While it has all the power this wonderful OS offers, the Xperia X1 has a different layered UI powered by Panels. You can use any of the many available panels to customise your UI. While it is great, I would still prefer HTC’s TouchFLO 3D UI over it. You can download new Panels from the official Sony Ericsson website. It has the standard WM image gallery as well as the Media Xperience Panel.
Multimedia and Camera:
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 has nice multimedia capabilities which you dont usually expect from Windows Mobile phones. The sound quality is simply awesome though the speakers don’t have much volume. The frequency response and other attributes are almost perfect. Though if you are a serious music enthusiast, you shouldn’t rely on the speakers much, just use your own standard earbuds / headphones. The Media Xperience interface is really cool. You can also use the default Windows Media player. It supports most major codecs like DivX and XviD natively. The video playback is smooth even at higher FPS videos with very minimal skipping of frames. Overall in the multimedia segment, it plainly kicks ass of all other Windows Mobile phones.
The Xperia X1 sports a 3.15 MP Camera which can shoot images at a maximum resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. It comes with autofocus and flash as well. It does video recording at a VGA resolution at 30 FPS which is very sweet. The camera image quality is decent, just what you would expect from a 3.15 MP standard camera. The camera interface is nice and easy to use and offers a variety of customisable options and modes. It should suffice for some casual photography.
The Xperia X1 features a host of connectivity options like GPRS Class 10, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP, USB v2.0. It also has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g with nice reception and good speeds. The call reception quality is very good. It supports expandable memory by way of Micro SD cards. It comes bundled with the new Opera 9.5 Mobile and Quick Office. You can install any of the scores of Windows Mobile applications available on the internet. The huge display is a great asset to the document reading and web browsing capabilities of the Xperia X1.
The Xperia X1 is powered by a powerful 1500 mAh Li Po battery which has a rated standby time of around 800 hrs and a talktime of 10 hrs. It should easily last 2 days with moderate usage.
Great Sound Quality and Video playback
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is one of the best Windows Mobile phones available currently. The HTC Touch HD and the Touch Pro are its closest competitors with almost similar features especially the Touch Pro.
Our Rating: 4 / 5.
munding™, 10 Feb 2009hi indra and RAY UK.
just wanna ask if what production week is ur X1. its located under the b... moreJust as Indra, my X1 is also fine (and it's the silver one). It has no cracks, and I take good care of my phones - always. So hoping it'll never develop a crack. Of course, if it ever slips off my hands, I cant blame SE for a shattered phone, can I? :-)
BTW, the week number you asked for is 08W50 on mine.
munding™, 10 Feb 2009hi indra and RAY UK.
just wanna ask if what production week is ur X1. its located under the b... morei dont have a crack on my x1, when i bought this phone i checked all part of x1 like hardware and software at the store if there was a crack of course i didnt buy it...i think guys who have a crack problem because user eror or their mistake. what a fool they are coz they bought the x1 with a crack then complained it...
and guys who has an email problem, it is strange for me because i use email every day and i love it!! i think they dont know how to set email account on x1 or their network doesnt support an email service.
Marco, 10 Feb 2009This phone is a joke. How can I flash the SE's crappy interface away and leave only Microsofts... moreMarco,
I think, in fact, YOU are joking.
What SE interface are you talking about? There are only a few panels that sit on top of the standard Winmo interface. Most people, in fact, find the panels useful, and more thumb-optimized for some common tasks like switching on wifi, launching an application, etc.
If you think you are very different from other people, all you have to do is to select the first panel, which is the standard Winmo Home/Today screen. And besides this panels thing, there's nothing that SE have changed - it's all standard Winmo interface.
Have you really tried this phone? I think you should do, before posting comments like these.
After even more studies of this phone , features and pricing this phone dose not deserve a rating that it has got as of now. I will not rate it more that 7.7 on all the attributes.
SE fans you are doing s disservice by rating this phone so high.
This phone is a joke. How can I flash the SE's crappy interface away and leave only Microsofts WM6? Please help me. I like the phone. Htc is a good company. Why on earth did they sell the X1 to SorryEricsson to destroy the OS like that? Even Vodaphone are better at branding ! Shame on you SE :-(
'the screen is lousy.'
Buddy, your comments are getting wilder by the day. Your a funny guy.......lol
hi indra and RAY UK.
just wanna ask if what production week is ur X1. its located under the battery cover that say something like "08w45"
ived patiently been waiting this phone, been researching it since last year october but i just want to wait until the price stabilize. but after seeing a lot of comments on xda-developers.com about X1 cracks, i now have second thoughts of buying it, since i will be buying a super high end and expensive phone but will only develop crack later, thats just to cheap for its price. thanks