Anonymous, 14 Jan 2009Top Ranking? 1: the ranking is totally unscientific - non representative. (take a stat cl... moreIts always between Sony Ericssson Vs Nokia. I totally agree about what you said about the rates. However the problem that remains is that nobody actually answers whether the phone is good or bad with explanations. You always read its not good, c r a p and it goes....
1: the ranking is totally unscientific - non representative.
(take a stat class if you do not understand)
2: somebody brought this up few weeks ago: votes below 5 do not count! Obviously the people who bother voting and had serious problems would vote below 5 - in that case their vote totally out of the result.
(I do not know the method and evaluation of the votes)
3: getting to the top is only matter of money - company reps can vote over and over again
4: non-owners, people who never seen the model can also vote - see Nokia N97 :)))
owners satisfaction can be measured but a much more complicated way!
Take STAT 101 class :)
Dio, 14 Jan 2009Never mind. Always saying bad thing about a phone that is top in the rankings in THIS site. It... moreThis is the best site for reviewing mobile phones. The site rates this phone with an average of 8.76 and all you are saying isn't good. Who am i/are we suppose to believe? Its not our fault you didn't like it and you cry about your money and you want to sell it! Just say what it does, don't present it like it is the worst phone.
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2009I am sorry if you find something inappropriate. I think my witting (posts) stand above the ... moreNever mind. Always saying bad thing about a phone that is top in the rankings in THIS site. Its nice to hear about the standard you write
Ray, 14 Jan 2009I got the Xperia a few days back. Really nice phone, my first one with Windows Mobile. Upgrade... moreRay,
Nice to have you here :))
I recommend to you:
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
You must like long wittings. :)))
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2009yeah you want an black X1 phone... well I can sell you mine.
When I got mine I was all pum... moreUnfortunately, you are correct!
Probably , some units do work but too many does NOT!
YES, the next fanatics who post :
Please help, I want this fantastic phone ...
-- he/she should buy your excellent phone!
since X1 rocks! :)))
and of course people who have problem with the phone can not be anything else just liars - according to them.
I got the Xperia a few days back. Really nice phone, my first one with Windows Mobile. Upgraded from the P1i, which I thought was a fab phone, especially the keyboard on it. Anyway, my first impression of the X1 is good. These are my views from about a week of using this:
>> Black looks nice on most phones and on this one too, but I liked the silver one a bit more than the black one. It's actually not silver (like it is on P1i) it's a brushed champagne colour. The phone is quite responsive, thanks to it's 524MHz processor. Panels are a good idea but I mostly use the Sony Ericsson ones, SPB one (which I downloaded) and the Radio.
>> Tried installing the HTC TouchFlo 3D. That was such a cool panel, especially liked the Weather and Stocks tabs. But too bad that it made my phone very unstable. It would hang often, and when that happened, I couldn't switch off using the power button on the top, always had to remove the battery. Within 2 days, I just removed the TouchFlo interface and everything seems to be fine again. (If anyone tries TouchFlo and wants to remove it - just bear in mind that it takes a hell lot of a time to do the full uninstall - over half hour. Just let ActiveSync do it's work).
>> Installed Microsoft Voice Command. It's a very light software (only about 4mb) and is really cool. Search "xperia voice command" on youtube for a demo. Handango is a nice site to purchase softwares for this phone (and many other mobile devices).
I also liked the threaded SMS feature - nice to see all msgs exchanged with someone on one page.
Configuring googlemail was a breeze - I didn’t even have to specify the IMAP/SMTP server names it just picked it up automatically. And it works great.
>> Have not used Opera Mobile all that much, but I did notice the difference in the speed (compared to my P1i). Thanks to HSDPA. Also tried watching Top Gear on BBC iPlayer (this needs wifi), which works full screen on the X1. Cool stuff, though I don’t see myself watching TV episodes on a 3" screen.
>> Camera is alright, the touch-to-focus is cool (but not all that useful or fast to use I think). This phone would have been even better if it had a xenon flash. But never mind. As I say to anyone who asks me "What's the best camera?"… The best camera is the one you have with you when u need it. You cant take good pictures if you cant take pictures at all.
>> My main home computer is a Macbook running Leopard. Sony Ericsson's website had a plug-in for my P1i that I could install on my Mac, and the iSync software could easily keep my contacts and calendar items sync'd over a bluetooth connection. But that plug-in did not support sync'ing of the X1. And there isn't any other supplied by SE. So found a 3rd party software called SyncMate to do the same thing for the X1. It's free with certain important features, but one needs to pay to get more features. Would have been nice if SE supplied an iSync plugin though.
All in all, I'm quite happy with my new gadget. 3.5mm audio jack, builtin GPS, HSDPA, crisp and responsive touchscreen and a decent full-qwerty keyboard - and not to mention the cool compact looks.
I have a few questions for some experienced X1 users. Would really appreciate if someone would answer.
>> Is there a way to backup the complete phone including all applications - like it is possible to do for the P1i using the Sony Ericsson Phone Suite? I remember I could do that for my old HP iPaq running Windows PocketPC using ActiveSync. The "backup/restore" feature seems to have been removed in the recent version of ActiveSync (i.e v4.5).
>> Can someone tell me what happens if the battery on the Xperia dies completely? On my iPaq, if that happened, and if the internal backup battery is also dead, the PDA would loose all data and get reset to factory default. (That's why I needed to run backups regularly for that).
>> Can we show the date/time for RSS feeds? And identify if an article has been read or still unread? My P1i had these features for the builtin RSS reader. Didn't find these on the X1.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970I am sorry if you find something inappropriate.
I think my witting (posts) stand above the average standard of the posts here.
(but you need to pay close attention)
Look back and you will see regular obscenity from others.
Please critical evenly and fairly.
yeah you want an black X1 phone... well I can sell you mine.
When I got mine I was all pumped. Yeah it looks nice and weighs quite a bit. The screen is cool and so are the panels.
Then the nightmares begin
For one thing, I expect that for €500 I would get a finished product not a beta version. The pull down menus are so small as to make them unusable without the stylus.
The user interface is terrible and the phone does all sorts of weird things off the box.
To fix all these headaches, you have to download a buch of SW hacks to make the handset usable, and spend several hours monkeying around with it.
In the meantime, pray you don't make a mistake and kill your phone.
When you are finally finished, the SW is noticeably slower and then the phone starts the random freezes.
Sorry folks, but when I spend money on high end product I expect it to work well right out of the box.
On top of that the battery life is horrendous.
So if you think I am making this up, I have a phone to sell you. As an added bonus I will throw in all the tweaks and bs that people have suggested.
So the X1 rocks right ? Yeah it sure does, it weighs just as much as is probably just as useful
Dio, 14 Jan 2009Its a pity you don't like the x1 because you don't have one. Work a bit harder and good luck t... moreYes, I agree it is pity!
I have tried more than one unit - I did my best to get it to work for me, but not even close.
No need to work :) it is offered FREE!
Anyway, the I got one when it was over 1000 USD.
Now it is 0 USD.
I hope SE will finally get a good new X_ model out.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Its a pity you don't like the x1 because you don't have one. Work a bit harder and good luck to you! I just want to know i battery life is good enough. Because some say it isn't good. Good luck to you as i said, work and you should buy one
I did already sent to S E on their general email box of contact us few times ago, it is a very poor thing if they will present such a beautiful and glorious phone like that with all of these lovely features and great functions while seeing a great part of you guys are still complaining about its battery which means that it s not a reliable tool for businessmen to put in their pocket. We are accustomed from S E that they do present smart phones and camera phones reliable in their timing for stand by so we can take them with us wherever we do wihout any fear that we will be out of coverage for the battery running low and being in need to be charged each sometimes. S E has to think it over when presenting a high end phone like the X1 that its battery has to be reliable enough., eight guys ??????? Non forgetting to mention that it is a great looking phone, very practical with all of these features and an important business tool for prominent business men.
This is a previous post:
The author forgot to use quotation mark!
˝(from an article!!!!)
Your beloved pony toy...
˝˝ The Biggest High-Tech Flops Of 2008 ˝˝
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1
˝˝It may have been the most eagerly awaited telephone of the year... and it may well have been the most disappointing telephone of the year, too. Introduced in February with (almost) operational prototypes, the phone has only just become available in stores. Its “revolutionary” Windows Mobile interface was not only slow, but it also wasn’t any more functional than other operating systems from HTC, Samsung or Asus. And since there’s only one Windows Mobile model from Sony Ericsson, developments
for the proprietary interface, quite naturally, are scarce. What was supposed to be the ultimate smartphone is at best only passable, and at worst a total failure.˝˝
You are absolutely correct:
the X1 made by HTC.
Some of the SE phones made by HTC and Sagem.
Check out Sagem! :))))
They have announced about 14 phones in February 2008 :)
from them 12 still ´coming soon´
˝The next Sony Ericsson XPERIA won’t be made by HTC˝
I wonder who gets the contract?
That is gonna be another samrt move from SE :)))
Probably, by 2011 Sagem will be ready to manufacture a phone with greater than 2˝screen (or 2.4 :).
Where did I say it WILL be Sagem? :)))
Actually I did write:
´I wonder who gets the contract?´
I guess that is enough to demonstrate your post is just not relevant :)))) relevant :)
Sagem already have contract with SE.
and Yes, I did read the article some time ago.
I do not want to make look bad the X1 -we just discuss here the advantages and disadvantages
We also need to realize that some think may be disadvantage for one person and advantage for others.
As I have written before:
A missed call can save your life.
(so for some people poor reception, lousy battery can be very convenient excuse .... )
You like the X1!
Enjoy it! I do not argue with you!
It is probably a great phone for you! for you:)
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2009You are absolutely correct: the X1 made by HTC. Some of the SE phones made by HTC and S... moreUmm, did you actually READ the article about the next Xperia not being made by HTC? It actually says that the next WinMo device from SE won't be made by HTC, before saying that the next Xperia might not even be WinMo. It also says that rather than using HTC, "Instead, Sony Ericsson will entrust their new smartphone production to a Taiwan-based company called Mobinnova." So what makes you think it'll be Sagem? You just don't quit, do you? Why are you still determined to make this phone look bad...?
x1 is very bad i owned 1 but sebt it back and will buy the nokia n97 why,coz its a better phone FACT
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2009General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
Announ... moreHello everybody. I like this phone very much and i am interested in buying it in a few months. I have seen mostly all the comments and i don't know what to believe, is it good? or bad? Is the battery life long as said in the specs? Please be honest and write a true report in a comment. I don't know why some people write bad and i d i o t i c comments about this phone. X1 is
good looking and too good for some people to have
Dio, 14 Jan 2009Hello everybody. I like this phone very much an i am interested in buying it in a few months. ... moreHello everybody. I like this phone very much and i am interested in buying it in a few months. I have seen mostly all the comments and i don't know what to believe, is it good? or bad? Is the battery life long as said in the specs? Please be honest and write a true report in a comment. I don't know why some people write bad and idiotic comments about this phone. X1 is damn good looking and too good for some idiots to have
General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2008, November
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2009, Q2
Size Dimensions 117.2 x 55.3 x 15.9-18.3 mm
Weight 150 g
Display Type TFT touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 360 x 640 pixels, 3.5 inches
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
- Full QWERTY keyboard
- Handwriting recognition
Ringtones Type Polyphonic (64 channels), MP3
- Stereo speakers
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Detailed, max 30 days
Card slot microSD (TransFlash), up to 16GB
- 32 GB internal memory
Data GPRS Class 32
EDGE Class 32
3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
Features OS Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
Games Yes + downloadable
Colors White, Brown
Camera 5 MP, 2584x1938 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, video(VGA@30fps), flash; secondary videocall camera
- Built-in GPS receiver
- A-GPS support
- Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch
- Digital compass
- Java MIDP 2.0
- MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player
- MPEG4/WMV/3gp video player
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- FM transmitter
- TV out
- 3.5 mm audio output jack
- Voice command/dial
- Document viewer
- Flash Lite 3
- Built-in handsfree
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh (BL-4L)
Stand-by Up to 430 h
Talk time Up to 6 h 40 min
BEAT THAT sony x1