Symbian phones are numpty proof whereas WM Pocket PC's require a bit of technological know how. The Xperia X1 is a powerful device targeted at the power user.
Mate, don't get me wrong... I had the same dilemma of choosing between the X1 and HTC HD. If you want to keep something big and hefty in your pocket then go for HTD HD - it is the only "advantage" of HD comparing to X1. Regards to the looks and the build quality of HD/X1. If your enjoy wearing plastic rather then metall then go for HTC. X1 indicates your class. The video playback is worse then on X1. Yes, X1 is build by HTC, so what, if Taiwanese made it wrong SE would really get them into trouble. I don't want to mention the battery life. The only bad thing about X1 I found and experienced so far is the price. It is so obvious that it is overpriced. Still check X1 in Vodafone on Pay and Go - it's 500GBP, check the HTC HD in CarphoneWarehouse - it's 500GBP. X1 is a PocketPC beast with all its' relevant looks and capabilities. HTC looks rather like a cow. Go for a minilaptop then.
I have been using Nokia for the past many years and found out not as good as Nomia, except when I receive XPERIA X1 today. My best Nokia is N82, still love it.
Both N82 and X1 are about the same size, with X1 slight smaller but with huge screen only a little heavier.
Display is very very good, much better than N82 (which is already good). Sony is already ahead in LCDs and Plasmas, I guess.
I like mini USB, it is a standard PC connection at the moment. Nokia phones now using micro USB, which is still very new.
I don't mind it doesn't have auto rotate feature, as long as by a click it can rotate.
I think the only feature that I like missing from X1 is digital compass. Digital compass based on GPS can be used, but need moving to get correct direction.
I just lost my P1, so I started to find a good replacment..
Here, I'm comapring between X1 and HTC HD, I spent hours reading and watching reviews in the net. Here are a brief of my findings:
1- Htc HD has far better look than X1 cheap design.
2- Htc HD is little faster than x1
3- x1 is cheaper than Htc HD (in Saudi Arabia).
4- Htc HD has 5mg camera with no flash but x1 has 3.2 with flash (Not a big deal to me).
5- x1 has keyboard but Htc hd none.
6- Htc HD has more capabilities installed than x1.
6- Htc is the maker of x1!!!
I'd prefer to purchase HTC HD rather than the x1, however, there are some few remarks on one or two functions of Htc HD like in the contacts arranging which really doesn't bother me much. There's nothing perfect evenetually, right?
You can see more in the following YouTube reviews:
Good luck to you all
I got a nice you tube about X1 and HTC HD, see this:
HTC Touch HD Running Xperia Panels
Anonymous, 03 Jan 2009 just go and see X1 screen and u will see tht nokia is wasting (16 million-256k)colors. if u w... moreturn it in u tryn 2say 65k is as good as 16million ffs 65k is years old n what i had on my 6630 colors r much more vibrant on n95 wiv 16million colors than xperia wiv crap 65k dont know why u cant admit xperia has lots of problems very poor build wiv peeling paint n cracks n realy crap video recordin wifi sucks dosent even work n cant even use as a fone coz the signal on xperia is crap n thats just the start this xperia is crap only sony fanboys keep voting high coz they want to see se at the top but its stupid realy coz everyone knows xperia aint the best it not even top 10
and also, proud owners of x1 all over the world, please let us know about your comments about the phone. good day again
i agree with nick, i might be buying a spanking new black xperia next week, but i read lot of comments specially on www.xda-developers.com that the xperiancers based on europe and america develop cracks on the stylus part and cracks on the battery side. usually the cracks and the paint coming off is made within year08 week42-48. i just hope that the X1's here on the philippines are not made within that period.
been a proud user of p990i, currently the P1i(which still kicks ass!), and soon to be a proud owner of X1(if which would happen, it will be a dramatic transition from symbian 9.1 UIQ 3.1 to Windows mobile 6.1)
^^, ü good day to all
Hello all, I've been reading tons of reviews about the phone on the internet. It seems that several Xperias habe developed cracks on the corners, mostly in the place where the stylus is put. I don't know if any of you has this problem on the phone. Also, the painting of the optical joystick seems to be peeling off as well after a few weeks of usage. I would like to find out if this is true for most people, in which case I would not buy the phone, thanks a lot.
Have this amazing phone for about one month now. Had all kinds of nokia and htc before. Have to say that this is, by all means, the best phone ever. No hangs, no dropped calls...and good Lord!!!! the battery rocks!!!
There is apsolytely no way that you can make this phone slow.
Long story short...This fone is 10/10.
im afraid the HTC touch HD has better video playback performance over the x1
weird considering the hardware is practically the same...
it is to costly as compare to its features same features are availble on other brands like htc toucmate and etc...at cheapre rates
Anonymous, 02 Jan 2009realy crap fone i had 1 n it kept dropin calls n wifi didnt work plus the screen has hardly an... more just go and see X1 screen and u will see tht nokia is wasting (16 million-256k)colors. if u want to go for useless spec then go for chinese phones.
Anonymous, 02 Jan 2009realy crap fone i had 1 n it kept dropin calls n wifi didnt work plus the screen has hardly an... moresony ericsson is the best made phone, i realy don't think you have a sony i never lose a call on my phone. mabee the system carrier that you phone is turn on with is know good
realy crap fone i had 1 n it kept dropin calls n wifi didnt work plus the screen has hardly any color its crappy 65k n windows is crap proberly the worst os for fonez ppl shud look at nokia 5800 its much better 16million colours brill video recordin n symbian s60 kicks serious ass