Anonymous, 12 Dec 2008finally! this is my whole week with experia! :D im so happy i bought it.
the panels are am... moreYou said it is a must for business - what business you do on it?
I was unable to do any business -it was slow, buggy and unreliable.
For many thing the screen is just too small.
The icon as you have said are small.
The touch screen sensitivity is inconsistent.
As far as software compability - you mentioned - absolutely joke!
X1 has a non-standard resolution! It is not compatible with many software.
Your opinion sounds like a PR b.s. - it does not reflect any actual usage.
For business I think people needs to use tablet PC.
X1 certainly will not do in my opinion.
We should not forget the reception and Wifi problems.
The best you can do is too send a few text messages.
I do not call that business.
and i would just like to add that i dont experience the problems that the guys below are saying.
I was also hesitant to buy the experia at first because of some negative reviews. But in those reviews however, they acknowledge that they were using a post-release or beta versions, meaning its not a final version yet. Thats why im so relieved to find out that my X1 doesnt have those problems at all.
finally! this is my whole week with experia! :D im so happy i bought it.
the panels are amazing! its basically like having different user settings on PC.
the features are outstanding, definetly a must for business! it really is like having a miniature laptop. there are a lot of cracked softwares for wm
as regards WM itself. The panels helps the experia to be a touch friendly device, but in some advance settings, the icons become small that if u have big fingers u most certainly need stylus. I think thats the reason why others dont like it. as for me, im fine with it
Anonymous, 12 Dec 2008cnet review xperia rating 7 , n71 8.9 (editors choice) Nuff said !!!Comparing it to n91 is just stupid, but yeah i checked into cnets review, indeed it is rated 7.0. The reviewer found windows mobile to be a big problem, as it provides a crappy interface. Say what you want, but if this phone ran on a different OS, it definitley would have put up some series competition.
cnet review xperia rating 7 , n71 8.9 (editors choice)
Nuff said !!!
...Its an awsome multimedia machine. Videos look amazing on the the high-res display, and one of the pre-installed panels is the handy Sony Ericsson “walkman music player” menu.
How about the morons that still talk about the WM 65K display! Classic.
The camera was better than I expected. The photos I have taken show good colour and focus, and even photos at night turned out well — the LED managed to illuminate subjects only within about two metres of the lens though.
The 520MHz processor & massive 256MB RAM for the most part is sufficient. Executing Java apps and opening menus is pretty fast, and launching other programs, like Opera Mobile, requires only a few seconds of loading time.
slade, 12 Dec 2008How about the screen chaps… The touchscreen has a WVGA resolution (800x480) which is 2.5 ti... moreSlade, you're right, screen is awsome. My sister has the iPhone and we are playing the same clips and even she was impressed.
be smart, read unbiased reviews from reputable sites like cnet.uk
The Xperia X1 is Sony Ericsson's most ambitious phone to date boasting a plethora of features. Unfortunately, while it looks beautiful it doesn't work as well as we expected. Part of the problem is that Windows Mobile still isn't a consumer friendly OS -- it's just too fiddly
Read... windows mobile svcks and so does this phone
I was one of those who had to wait for a while to get my xperia.It is fun to use and much faster than my touch cruise.It is more powerful than cruise and it does help by injecting some colour& fun into a rather drab o/s.Solid smartfone.
ultimate smartfone,its just the start for xperia as more panels,apps.tweaks and updates are rolled out.The xperia is only just launched and sold out quick and most had to wait for second batch,its typical se with good battery life
We finally got real hands on the Xperia X1 (we're done putting “Xperia” in caps, btw). Let us tell you - the hardware is simply top notch. It's a decent weight, not too heavy, and feels remarkably thin for all the power they've got under the hood. Sony Ericsson also made a good decision by making this phone not feel too “wide”, it's less wide than a BlackJack II, in fact. Overall this might be the best hardware I've ever seen on a Windows Mobile device.
...and those thoughts are just the start of it. After the break, our first impressions of the Xperia X1's hardware, details on the development and innards of the X1 from our chat with Martin Winkler, Director of Global Marketing for Sony Ericsson, and full gallery of hands-on photos.
How about the screen chaps…
The touchscreen has a WVGA resolution (800x480) which is 2.5 times higher than that of the iPhone 3G. This is out of this world for watching videos, but it does fill the screen with really tiny characters.
Definitely recommend downloading the free Facebook panel and free Spb Shell – both are excellent. The Spb Panel acts exactly like the one the company designed for all Windows Mobile handsets, and the Facebook Panel is as good as any application on the iPhone 3G. Ooosh.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970if you are going to dribble bull- at least have a point to back it up, just by saying you think it will be better doesnt make it so, not to mention the fact that 90% of the n97 specs are available in phones released right now and its still 4-6 months before we will see the n97
Love the arc slider, it slips fluidly on its rails with a satisfying snap when opened or closed. The four-row QWERTY keyboard is excellent. This is my first phone with a keyboard, but its easy to use, even at night, with the bright backlighting and spaced buttons.
I noticed it dedicates buttons to common punctuation, saving you from having to dip into symbol menus to find an "@" symbol for email addresses, etc.
this the best phone on the market at the moment and i highly recommend any one thinking of buying to buy
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Nokia is crap.....yeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaa
I've been asked the same question many times, and that is 'Which next-gen device'? Sitting in front of me now I have the Omnia, the Diamond, the Touch Pro, the X1 and i've also spent some time with the Treo Pro. For me, it's a choice between the Omnia and the X1... yes - i'd take the X1 over the Touch Pro. Wo without realising it, I guess i've declared that the X1 is at least the new king of the keyboarded device tree, even if I am having trouble choosing between it and the Omnia for the overall crown!
I think the X1 will do well both here and over the pond. Having another big name on board the WinMo train is certainly a good thing.
Hats off then to Sony Ericsson...
Extremely good construction with very fine materials. Clever combination of metal and plastic in the right place (they say aluminum, specs say steel). The slider mechanism glides like “Soft butter”. Screen resolution only found on Touch HD and Toshiba Portege. Razor-sharp burn display. Keyboard keys somewhat slippery, but the size of the keys and the arrangement is very good for writing. Keyboard illumination is very bright.
3.2 Mpx is average but is the best of other 3.2 mpx cameras. Pictures are sharp and colors are intense. Selective focus sharpen the objects and diffuse the background in “almost artistic blur”. True full VGA resolution at 30 frames/s completely smooth and without streaks.The media gallery slides as smooth and fast as the iPhone.
MENUS and OPERATION.
Most applications are quick and smooth to respond. Switching between applications is faster than Diamond and Pro. Panels can create personalized environments. More Panels can be downloaded or develop. Some Panels durig certain operations are sluggish. Maybe an updated ROM will improve them.
Is OK but much more pleasant than the shriek frequency of other models. Reception is excellent. No dropouts.
The strongest among touch-phones. Using various functions it may last up to two days. Talk time 6 hours. In GSM even more. Casual user can last a whole week.
Impressive with many superlatives. Very responsive highest resolution touch screen at par with iphone and better than all the other competitors. Good camera with many features. Battery ensure long use. Panels not yet mature but updates will help. Lack of autorotation. The Sony-Ericcson Xperia X1 without a doubt is a new reference by which other must be measured.
Picture quality was pretty good. Colors looked almost true to life and while we thought there was a bit of softness to the image, we were still able to clearly identify objects in the photo. Video quality was also good.
The battery life is, for me, the best I have used in a long time. Being a Diamond user, this has been a refreshing change, going a fully day with normal use ie. 2 hours of calls, a bit of web, 20 texts or so etc.etc. would result in half battery left at the end of a 14 -16 hour day. If only the diamond......
The 3.5mm jack is a welcome addition and allows personal choices of headset / headphones connection.
I have been using this phone on a daily basis for about 2 weeks or so, and I find it very easy to live with, the speed, clear screen (albeit recessed) and quality of the device makes it very enjoyable. The battery life for me was the best bit; the ability to switch about in and out of the different panels was fun. I am sure that given time out in the wild, development in these areas, will prove that this is probably one of the all time classic devices.
Anonymous, 11 Dec 2008400usd for 5800?! What for? You can get a lot of children toys for that money.
Unfortunatel... morewhere did you get this?
February? SE better cancel it?
It seem they do not know whar they are doing _
kept delay release, then announced the delay until January then in spite they release early, than stopped production, then...
But what to expect when they hired guys like....