Now that we’ve had some time to spend with the XPERIA X1, we’re going to break down the various features and give you our in-depth review. We’ll continue to update this post as we use the device more, but it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand what’s at hand — a brand new Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1! Full review is after the jump. Pictures will be added shortly.
With a 800×480 VGA screen, you can’t really go wrong right? Right. We’ve got to say off the top that this is the best-looking screen we’ve ever seen on a Windows Mobile device. It puts all the others to shame. It’s not just that the screen has an amazing resolution, it’s that the screen is vibrant and clear as day. If your vision isn’t top notch you might have to increase the font size in settings because it gets a little small with that super high-res. Sunlight couldn’t phase it either as we had no problem using it on the go outside.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Firstly, I'm 19. Secondly do they not teach grammar in school nowdays?
Also I have an iPhone with a Safari broswer, and I can still type properly.
Also web experience on an N96 is nothing compared to an iPhone.
Thor, 24 Jan 2009Well idealo.de tells you Omnia, Xperia and HTC Diamond cost the same, that is 400EUR. Toutch P... moreUnfortunately none of the handsets mentioned by u have been nominated by the experts for reasons beyond me.Xperia was not even mentioned.Pls read GSM arenas anguish, depicted below.
"Actually, we are quite surprised that there is no handset by Samsung or HTC among the finalists. Samsung i900 Omnia, Samsung i8510 INNOV8, HTC Touch Diamond and HTC Touch HD are all among the hottest gadgets this year and are all quite fit for the attention of the spotlights".
eh da xperia is crap i sold mine coz it was sh!t case craked n call recepton was crap plus wifi didnt work n windows mobile is crap iv n96 bt my hommie hs 5800 n it very very gd fast n the ui is stunnin n the video craps al ova xperia wich has a rite p!ss video recorder 5800 n mayb ifone r da best touch fonez soon n97 wil b da dogs gonads n take da place of numba 1 fone no matta if its touch or nt touch
Well idealo.de tells you Omnia, Xperia and HTC Diamond cost the same, that is 400EUR. Toutch Pro 500EUR, well not a choice at all, will get an X1 next mont, if there is nothing better announced at Mobile World COngress 2009 at 16. feb.
Anonymous, 24 Jan 2009SE XPERIA X1 sold 500 thousand pcs. which is equivalent to 1.5 million pcs. of Nokia 5800 beca... moredo you really compare these phones??!!!
nokia 5800 and se X1??!!! are you kidding me??
5800 in front of X1 is just the trash
Would it be possible to install "Real Player" into XPERIA? If possible, how and where we can download (freeware) the Real Player software.
I only read ridiculous comments of people with weak arguments about which phone is the best. Can't anyone here post an usefull comment?
Like.. I want to know if there's an other way to get track ID on my X1. I know it's possible to put the QVGA version of music ID on my phone. But is it true that Sony is developing a new panel containing Track Id?
SE XPERIA X1 sold 500 thousand pcs. which is equivalent to 1.5 million pcs. of Nokia 5800 because of price difference (XPERIA say 2,600 Saudi Riyals against 1,350 Saudi Riyals for Nokia 5800).
Nokia sold 1 million 5800!!!!!
it was released after X1. Any SE fan knows how many x1 was sold?
I wonder why?
Actually I know :) it is too good for people.
Sasko, 24 Jan 2009Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 + HTC Touch HD = The best solution for the future, for a new mobile by... moreI agree HD is probably the best hope for a decent WM unit is the future.
It is already much more reliable than X1.
(just like Omnia, which got really cheap recently)
Ayman Melehy, 24 Jan 20091. Design is good. Prefer if it is 3.2"
2. Performance is excellent. Experienced I-Mate JasJa... moreSo you say the sound and toch screen s.uxs? :))
Well, that is more than enough for me to say the X1 isa failure!
But, actually the situation is much worst!
Three big (additional) and widely experienced problems:
1: Reception (GSM and Wifi) unreliable
2: software bugs (not only due to WM)
3: battery performance
Sony, as we know, is about style not performance or substance.
1. Design is good. Prefer if it is 3.2"
2. Performance is excellent. Experienced I-Mate JasJar
and HTC.Sony is better
3. Thanks for New Panels
4. Sony adds a good software.
5. Touch Screen is a weak point.
6. Sound is not as expected from Sony
5. Need Sony adds carry case with its pacakage
6. Battery life is good
7. Recommend this device for who like Sony Products
Ray UK, 23 Jan 2009Hi Direwolf, nice to know that I could be of some help.
Hi U, glad you decided on getting a... moreRay,
I have had a look at the Handango site in regards to the Microsoft Voice Command, but it states that the MVC software is not compatable with the X1?
But it works fine for you?
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 + HTC Touch HD = The best solution for the future, for a new mobile by Sony Ericsson
yes it has come to north america
this phone is exceptional i love but thier are two fualts two it it onl has a darn 3.15 camera and not alot of built in memory o well ima buy the Nokia N97
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970i am not i winmo fan, i prefer linux, but it sucks on mobile.
Let me tell you what i use my phone for and i will tell for all these feture how thez ar avaulable on iPhone, Symbian, WM:
---Browsing:WM and iPhone rock, Symbian suky browser...
---Messenger:wm rocks, Symbian almost working good, a few bugs on my nokia, like sound going of even if you have windows open, iPhone - well you can join and chat, but if you open any other application you will be signed out, what a joke...
---Background profile changer:WM,Symbiand both OK, wm more customizable, iPhone, can't have background applications...
---remote desktop:well here are prety same, except symbian without toutch is a little harder
---qwerty:well i have to have qwerty, just how i use messenger 24/7 and all, no iPhone with qwerty:)
---everything changable/hackable:only WM:)
---networking:wm perfect, like laptop, Symbian have smthing half functional called SymSMB, well iPhone maybe can have network application so you see file, but no real network, as it has no background applications, and therefore can't stay connected
---multitasking:well prety much covered before, only iPhone hasn't gor it, couse only one application can be open...- that is what make iPhone phone, and not smarthphone. Can't even open google maps to look for street name, than google abaut that street or smth and go back to google maps, as every application is closing in between... I call that sucky phone sry, ca't live with that, even 50 nokia has that... This is one of main reasons not going for iPhone, strange how people who are againt iPhone don't even know this is the main downfall...
Only Windows Mobile is replecement for laptop, no other OS.
It is however truu many don't need al that functions, but just stop calling wm bad OS, couse you dont need it and can have iPhone with lesser functions and better looking interface.
Though if i was one of you, not needing these thing i would buy LG viewty, has everything iPhone does, even the looks+real camera(like the one you buy seperatly)- it costs 250 or less:) and it is not the only one. This is how much iPhone is worth, now whine why you spend so much money...
WM has developed a lot over the years. For a start WM6.1 is very stable and has loads of options etc..
All Apple, Google and Palm(hopefully) have done is improve the UI and make it appear user friendly and fun to use, and easier. However, SPB Mobile Shell programs and others fill this gap perfectly in WM. Not the ideal solution but it is a solution
If WM had an easier UI and settings it would be superb. Whilst finger and touch this is great eye candy, it doesnt mean that this is best.
Its using the best parts of each to create a fast, friendly and fun device that is functional.
I use a Samsung Omnia, I love it . I have a custom rom etc.... However, my Xperia X1 is far more practical, significantly faster in many ways but I prefer the fun factor of the Omnia. Practicallity vs Function vs UI??
It would be nice when SE would release non-touch,A200,2.6 inch screen phone in this form-factor(without front keyboard),walkman phone which specs sheet would be similar to w595,only with WiFi
A lot of people would go for it!!!!!