Im not quite sure if i should buy this X1 phone, because i have read many positive and negative comments. But it really does look like a good phone, and i really appreciate the person who took all his time going over whats good and bad about the "SEXperia" :p thanks a lot, i think this will make me go for buying this phone. I have used Sony Ericcson a lot and it is THE best phone you can buy!!
So GO sony ericcson :)
Does the XPERIA have good video playing capabilities compared to, for example, Nokia N95? Does it support full-screen video playing? Also, what's the music quality like?
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2009Hey still mucking around with this phone....
the printing on the key (specifically the alph... morehi there,
i have had every p-series phone that se have made and never ever found that problem with letters wearing away and im a heavy texter and internet user.
i have had my x1 from the day of release and im still a heavy texter and use the internet even more.
so i think unfortunately u might have got a unit which passed qc when it should have failed.
the only downer i have on th ex1 is the buttons are a little too small and smetimes it can get annoying when you hit the same key by accident more than once.
se are the future, i mean look at nokia copying the x1 with the (crappy) n97. it feels and looks plasticy!!!!
se never fail!!!!!!
Anonymous, 08 Jan 2009Hey still mucking around with this phone....
the printing on the key (specifically the alph... moreYou must have a faulty unit. I've had mine since november and i'm a serial texter. None of my keys are worn in the slightest, none!
I love this phone!
yakanakisa, looks very nice. i love it. sony ericsson is the top leading phone.
got my x1 on tuesday, I have got the following queries:
what is the latest ROM?
mine is 1.02.175.3 dated 08/29/2008
sonyericsson web site has not got a newer update. if there's is one, where can find it?
also, my battery only lasts about a day (on second charge only, 10 min LAN). what can I do to improve it?
where do one find the underscore symbol on the x1 keyboard?
to the guy who asked about sms report and number shown: yes you can set it for sms delivery report and also set it to show number to either all / none / or contact list only.
Hey still mucking around with this phone....
the printing on the key (specifically the alphabet H) has worn down....
This is a huge quality issue and SE needs to stop producing such poor quality models... they are loosing the market in smart phones and will sink till they have something really good.
Wonder how many units of experia they sold????
Drama, 08 Jan 2009The video quality is probably poor because you have the X1a, which records at only 24fps VGA, ... moreThanks for your comment. I hope it helps someone. I thought I had another negative today as I found there was no arrow buttons on the keyboard which is annoying if you want to add text in without using the stylus but then found the Nav button is the arrow function which is much better than a keyboard arrow set. So my 'almost negative' turned into a positive.
Yes it is the X1a. The video is poor but I accept that :)
Yes, I setup Gmail on push, too easy. Outlook picked up the settings automatically and I just needed to put my user and password in. 3 minutes tops to do.
Mequel, 08 Jan 2009I have had the Xperia for a week now operating on Telstra's Next G HSDPA 850 Network. I had mu... moreThe video quality is probably poor because you have the X1a, which records at only 24fps VGA, instead of 30fps on the X1i.
Have you tried having your Gmail pushed through, instead of accessing it through the Google panel? And is it easy to set-up?
Thanks for your mini-review, there should be more of it on this forum.
Spoke to SE Australia today, they said Optus & Voda will be releasing the X1i in February.
Thank you Mequel , you're right about the sim holder. Sonyericsson realy need to work on it. sim holder is the worst in sonyericsson phone.
I have had the Xperia for a week now operating on Telstra's Next G HSDPA 850 Network. I had much angst choosing between it and a HTC (even though I understand components of the SExperia is HTC)and whether to go back to a Nokia or Iphone. In the end after a week I will run through what I have found.
I will run through in detail, as I was frustrated when I came here when I was deciding as no-one really gave indepth user experience. I hope mine helps someone as this is an expensive phone.
Battery Life: Excellent. getting about 3 full days just using voice and text with minimal 'play time'. I hit the device hard for a day utilising the camera, video, internet and other power hungry functions and still had 2 bars after 18 hours. Can't complain about that!
Usability: The keyboard is sexy. I love the raised buttons and the fact that you can 'feel' the button being pressed. The different way the keys are laid out to most other Smart phones has been well thought out with @ keys and question marks and other commonly used symbols being able to be selected without using a function key. A very intelligent person designed it. I have large fingers and find it is really easy to use. The only other Smart phone keyboard I have liked was the Moto Q9. The SEXperia rates a 9 out of 10 in my books. Love the big enter key and the big TAB key.
Panels: These functions I am not quite sure of yet but they are fun. They operate very much like applications on an Iphone, however SE website does not have a lot to choose from. Hopefully developers get into the game and throw some good apps this phone's way.
Volume: I find the ringing volume quite low, also playback of media files not loud enough on full volume. The speaker quality may have something to do with it? Not sure.
OS can be a little slow but I have gotten so used to smart phones lag that it doesn't bother me. It is so much like Windows it is not funny.
Documents: Have tried Excel and Word and it is fantastic. Can't say anymore. Glad full versions come with this phone.
Charger: Great idea incorporating the charger and data cable. The data USB end plugs into the wall plug and charges, or unplugs and doubles as the data cable.
Accessories: Bit light on I thought, no carry case, just a charger/data cable and the ear phones.
Charging: very quick, didn't exactly measure it but was done within an hour and a bit from flat. The data cable does not charge from USB port which is VERY STRANGE I thought. Going to confirm this one with sony.
Camera: Quite average, but I didn't buy the phone to take too many happy snaps. Video quite poor in quality. Is it too much to ask for everything? You can turn the camera sound off which is great for those discreet shots you may need to take ;)
Internet: Great through the Next G Network. Very happy. Panel access to Google with Gmail really easy.
Messaging: Stores all messages as conversations which I love and have gotten used to with Gmail. Fantastic in fact. Can't fault it.
Size: Compared to the Iphone, it is tiny, quite heavy but considering its a slide QWERTY I can't complain. Remember the JasJam??? lol.. half the size of that beast.
Asthetics: The phone is just sex on a stick. I get comments at the coffee shop asking what it is. It is really just a very attractive phone.
Bad stuff: SIM card is painful to get in and out. Speaker volume on calls as well as playback, no charge from data cable to PC.
My Rating: 9/10
Well done Sony Ericsson on this phone. I have dubbed it the SEXperia.
im so piss, i brougth the xperia 5 days ago and battery life is crap!!!! i charge everyday,, this thing cant be!!!
Anonymous, 07 Jan 2009hi i am interested in purchasing this phone, however i need to know about some basic features.... moreit depends on your connection for example before making any call you have use some numbers such *221, something like that
got the xperia yesterday and i'm ina we of what a good phone this is, really well crafted and designed...the high res screen is brilliant and the different user interfaces liike (spb) or even the sony ericsson panels are very finger friendly some of them though u do need the stylus pen but its personal choice. fone looks amazing when u slide it sideways to reveal the qwerty keypad...no problems so far very good fone indeed!
Is the message storage here practically unlimited?
That's the problem with my Sony Ericsson right now.... It just stores about a 100 messages...
hi i am interested in purchasing this phone, however i need to know about some basic features... 1) When sending an sms can u set delivery reports?? 2) Can you hide your number when making a call ie call from unknown number?? Both these features are needed in my business so if anyone using the X1 could please let me know i would really appreciate it, thanks.
15 tips for Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 users