Hit the X Panel button to access shortcut panel
Death Match Two: Features
Ridiculously there’s no WiFi, which for a phone geared up for browsing, is ludicrous, what about using it abroad? You can install Facebook, Google Maps and You Tube apps and RIM’s app store launches in March 2009. As well as GPS, you get six months of Vodaphone’s Fine&Go navigation service.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1
Unlike the Storm you get WiFi, as well as HSPDA and 3G, although logging on proved temperamental at times. There’s a good 3.2MP camera and trial of Wayfinder Navigator service.
Winner: Sony Ericsson Xperia X1
Death Match Three: Performance
Browsing is speedy, although you’re at the mercy of Vodaphone’s signal. Push email is terrific, and you get a useful cut and paste facility. Battery life is comparable with the N96, iPhone and G1, so you’ll be charging every night.
Sony Ericsson Xperia X1
Battery life impresses, lasting longer than the Storm. 3G browsing is fairly speedy, although we struggled to get onto the WiFi network, but this was due to Windows Mobile. The 3.5mm jack lets you hook up your own headphones, although you’re stuck with Windows Media rather than SE’s superior Walkman interface.
Winner: BlackBerry Storm
Death Match Four: Conclusion
Even though the Xperia X1 has an outstanding build, next to the Storm and iPhone, it’s creaky and dated. The Storm’s emailing is top notch, but the fiddly text input and criminal lack of WiFi let down. When it comes down to it, Sony Ericsson makes far better camera and music phones, whilst the RIM’s BlackBerry Storm is a fantastic smartphone even with the niggles.
Who cares about the N97? I mean honestly if you want a dumbed down Operating System then you have no right to be contemplating Xperia X1. Unfortunately Microsoft are considering dumbing down future WinMo operating systems in a bid to suit the masses.
Just got my X1 and installed Tom Tom Navigator and Core Media player on it. I now have everything I need in one unit. This phone is awesome. The fact that it is not plasticy and is actually metal is a wonderfull thing. It is a multimeadia and multifunctional powerhouse. Those that moan about this phone either don't have one or do not have the intelligence to use it. Nokia fans are already going on about Nokia N97 but lets remember what a BIG disappointment the N96 was and based on what happened with the N96, N97 may not be here for 11 months!. I will most probably get the N97 when it comes out but for now no doubt! Xperia is KING!.
Oommzzz, I like this phone a lot, now I have Nokia N95 8GB, soon I am going to get this mobile phone.
Why not go for this one. Beucase it has many features.
Hey Xperia X1, I'm gonna buy you next month.
got my Taiwan made xperia today and I can only say one thing...
THIS PHONE IS UNUSABLE WITHOUT THE STYLUS!!!
Yeah it heave and looks cool but it is a loooooooong way from being a true touch phone.
Whenever a new handset is announced it starts a flood of comparisons against a cell phone that it will be competing with. The latest announcement from Nokia is the newest N-Series phone, the N97. So what phone will the N97 be competing with, well that would be the new Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1.
Both phones are very similar in design, apart from the fact that the N97 has much rounder edges, I really like the design of these two phones. So let us look at the features of each phone to see how they match up.
The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 3.15 inch touchscreen, Full QWERTY keyboard, 3.15 megapixel camera with autofocus and video camera. Other features include GSM, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Built-in GPS receiver, up to 833 hours standby and up to 10 hours talktime.
Image thanks to GSM Arena
Nokia N97 features include, 3.5 touchscreen, Full QWERTY keyboard, A-GPS sensors and an electronic compass, 32GB storage with a further 16GB microSD available, giving the phone up to 48GB storage. Other features include, 5-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, G, Wi-Fi and much more.
It is hard to choose between the two, as both phones look sexy, but the specs on the Nokia N97 kicks sony by 1 billion miles n97 rules.ok
and you telling me that I am a nokia fan :)
by the way, 5 inch screen - get your fact straight and go to the nokia forum before.... :)
kish, 10 Jan 2009syttq.com is spam site, they are cheaters
just like nesto1.com and much morethanx very much kish !!!
i apprec.. it!!!
u should see how many others i guess fom the site said its legal n' trustworthy huh ...
this phone is so nice and inteligent..good job sony ericsson
Anonymous, 13 Jan 2009Stop posting negative comments of x1 because you dont have,you cannot afford of this luxury ph... moreSo because you do not have any problem with your phone (if it id true at all) than nobody else ca not have any?
So you sample one phone and you make a valid assessment. That is vary scientific.
The fact is that I sample size was much grater than yours and I came to a different conclusion.
But, I still do no tell people to disregard their own experience.
If they like it, like you do, enjoy it!
X1 is not expensive anymore. It is offered FREE with a cheap and reasonable contract!
X1 has some advantages and disadvantages - you obviously happy with the performance, the reliability, the reception etc.
I do not argue with you! Enjoy it! (and ignore my opinion)
But, because you are so happy with the X1 please do not force us to be happy with it - since we experienced totally different.
I am sure we could find a product that you do not like and others just crazy about. :)
So 3 weeks, what took so long?
How many you plan to buy? Do not stop now, once you found an excellent product you should get at least a few more!
Good luck with your X1 ;)
Anonymous, 13 Jan 2009P.S.: I did not want to go into the imagination area, but ... I guess projector in the phone ... moreStop posting negative comments of x1 because you dont have,you cannot afford of this luxury phone,i bought 3 weeks ago,this phone is great,hav no problem at all
Since SE EXPERIA X1 created in this world, a lot of people, particularly NOKIA fanboys specially one guy who posted his dislike with XPERIA, truly insecured because of its supremacy both WinMo and Symbian OS. I can't image this gentleman is even more envious when the next XPERIA will be developed because for sure the next XPERIA will be the most sophisticated mobile phone ever produced (to think that the first SE WinMo is a big hit). Thank you SE for making a such wonderful mobile for such a wonderful people like SE phone users specially XPERIA X1 users. Unlike NOKIA, cheap unit for cheap person like this gentleman that I am referring to.
I did not want to go into the imagination area, but ... I guess projector in the phone is here already :)
Read Watch this GSMArena news - cool presentation in a lightened conference room.
I hope SE will keep up with this and other developments.
m7svk, 13 Jan 2009I am using x1 nearly one month, my first was send back after 3 days, was faulty unit, but like... more ˝its give you you style and everything you can imagine˝
Funny! I do not have to push myself to imagine:
3mp camera - 5 or 8MP
56K screen - 16M color
less than 1GB - 16GB or more
WinMo 6.0 - something (OS) that works
broken case - metal case
lousy reception - good reception
weak flash - xenon flash or something decent
unreliable battery, overheating - good battery
ALL these are already available today - no imagination required! :)
I am using x1 nearly one month, my first was send back after 3 days, was faulty unit, but like any mobile phones, you still have faulty units, second is much much better, I install voice command 1.6, spb shell 2.1.4 no one freeze, sygis mcguider maps 2009 whole europe - 45 countries - works perfect very accurate - like my garmin 760, skype 2.5 and much more applications all without any trouble ( excluding touchflow this was bad - freeze so often, I will wait for new upgrade, I must say I was using nokia, blackberry, and much more, but xperia is different, its give you you style and everything you can imagine what you can have in your pocket, and plus battery is the best, after few tweaks I am on 3-4days of normal use, easy on 2 days if I am using really hard, if people looking just for nice phone buy something different, x1 is machine for people who using it for much more as just for green and red button for phone calls....
Anonymous, 12 Jan 2009bye bye xperia reign. A3100 is better rated now than xperia (:Why bye bye to X1 instead of A3100 Motorola without a beautiful slide-out full QWERTY keyboard.
Anonymous, 13 Jan 2009I agree! It is free! with the contract and still not popular. Just think about it, how m... moreNot many people use X1 because is expensive and hi-tech. For those phone you always saw people used in market due to the cost is lower and easy to get.