I have owned my X1 for 3 weeks now. I purchased for 299 euro with first month service free(75Euro)in France with one year unlimited G3+/mail/tv/internet. I had several issues with software at first. Not just with getting to know WM, but mostly with 3rd party software that had not caught up to the X1's advanced tech, such as vodafone.
After flashing rom with generic uk and changing keyboard back to azerty so it matched layout all of my technical issues begain to vanish.
I gave myself crash lessons in WM. Plus I added a few items like Wayfinder(europe),MASPware GuardMobile, patch for pop-up notification,xperia tweek 2.0, GB-SOFT GPRS & Audio Tweak, and 16gb microsd (I will upgrade to 32gb max) and my X1 is now a superstar.
The main difference I found in experience before and after dumping all that Service provider cr*p. Most of all the SP software found the easiest point of access (or path of least resistance), instead of running on MY device the way I wanted it to. So I just dumped it all and manually entered what I needed to connect and left the rest out.
I basically turned my X1 from a phone with mp3 (like the ipod) back into a small portable computer which is what it was build for. By the way if you are just looking for a phone with mp3,mp4, email, and to check out a few web sites the X1 may not be the phone for you; as the X1 is so much more. You could just keep it simple and go for Iphone. The I stands for idiot proof!
I do not have any of the issues some people have written about here. I had my SE P910 for Five years and it was great. This X1 is an absolute ROCKSTAR and I would like to thank SE for going the extra mile and taking us to the next level. You SE guys complete me :)
Anonymous, 11 Dec 20085800 vs. X1
I already made this clear to everybody
no comparison :)
the current price
... moreyes you are right...
that means nokia 5800 music xpress is better than..
crapy smartphone xperia.
shame--shame--shame---shame on Adiel
i think Adiels brain is working like xperia.and we know
very well that xperia has a very ""SLOW CPU""
I do my business on my Lenovo.
I need a phone for:
- may be video playback
- making calls (with good reception!!!)
this is hard requirement for the X1 :)
I do not do PDF, Text editing on a phone.
I do not even surf the NET on the phone - 3-4 inch screen is just too small.
I think the best you can do is:
the rest of the net stuff is just ridiculous.
There are several good tablets with 8.9-12" screen - and they are great!!
5800 vs. X1
I already made this clear to everybody
no comparison :)
the current price
less than 500 USD vs. 750-800 USD
reliable vs. nothing but trouble
working OS (Symbian) vs. buggy Os (WinMo)
I could go on but let mention the trigger point of the SE fans
16M color vs. 56K
and of course
can´t keep it on the shelves vs. low sales
5800 will be a big hit Worldwide.
It is sold many places for 350-400 USD!!!!!
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970for kind your infomation 5800 is a music phone,
not a smartphone...ok. what a knowledge you have..?
if you want to compare, then compare with my..... great nokia e90.
Yes, it is pretty sad that X1 was just released and already canceled (?) Is it really true?
Hey SE reps/staff:
Anyone knows the well SE sells smart phones?
2008 Q3 sales figures out?
Unfortunately, X1 did not live up to all or some of the expectations. IT is and was a huge disappointment for many of us who waited almost a year to get it.
We paid for this and now we can wait for the next one.
Hopefully, SE will release the X2 or X5 soon (Hikaru).
As soon as SE makes a great phone I will.... but lets see the phone first :))))
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970How can a rep on the net by trolling making good money - what is good money for you? 15-20-30 Euro(USD) /hour :)))
Did you read my messages?
Yes, we are the small timers :)))
We are here not because we promote Nokia etc. but we wanna be closer to you - the winners. The big timer who makes a full 100-200-300 Euro/USd a day :)
I can not even imagine how good is your life must be.
Girls/Boys, nice cars, boats, vacations every 2-3 months, houses different part of the World :)))
Please, be understanding with us, we do not work for SE - we can not even imagine your luxury lifestyle.
And of course, all the problems of X1 do not matter to you :)
yasir, 10 Dec 2008Thanks Janazz first of all: iam sonyericssons fans, my first low ringing phone was iphone,... moreHi..I have been all day with my new X1, i love it, i am handling it as a piece of jewel and it is. The ringing is not that bad, I had my phone in another room about 8mt away(no closed doors) the TV was on I still heard it ringing, please note I think it depends as well on the type of mp3, I put my favorite song and i heard it perfectly. The screen as I said before is just amazing, I have seen a couple of videos and they look fantastic. So far I did not have any problems with signal nor wi-fi issues. The phone opens applications easily and it is faster then my prevouis HTC Touch Cruise. The keyboad is very good I like it. I have the SPB panel at the moment and it work great. I love the fish panel it is a good one for the weekend. I am still not used to the optical mouse, but its more cause I forget it's there, the phone is so loaded that I tend to forget what to use, if touch, or mouse or keyboard....If you can afford it, go for it its definatly an XperiAnce....))
For all you Nokia fan boys.... you are just fooled into Nokia's marketing tricks.
Just because the spec sheet says something, doesn't mean it's necessarily better in reality. For example, a 16m color screen and a 64k color screen may at times provide equal picture quality, so that is not a determining factor. Additionally, 32GB of memory may appeal to those mostly interested in talking and boasting numbers, but in reality, how many people actually store more than 8GB of RELEVANT data on their phones?? And finally, just because Nokia brings in an old service or concept just rebranded under its own franchise, such as OVI and Maps, doesn't mean it's superior in quality. Facebbok is the most advanced social networking medium and Google Maps is the most feature-rich and interactive navigation service out there - both available free.
So the next time you decide to bash another company's product, claiming Nokia is better, just remember to think about what you're really fighting for. Nokia doesn't care that you risk your reputation to defend its name; it's principally interested in generating profits, even if that means taking you for an endless, sophistical ride and feeding you with all these false notions of its superiority through its innovative and imposing marketing techniques.
Adiel, 11 Dec 2008Why the hell are people waiting for a gsmarena review??its not the final word folks..Xperia is... moreI agree with you Adiel,,the xperia has been a big learning curve but perseverance has paid off and its a brilliant smartfone..I just wonder if people give up cause its not like symbian or under spec i-phone to use,,Thats fair enuf but with tolerance its just as easy with windows and have 28 apps on the screen of one panel that lead straight into the app,,the other panels are for an easier front end for days off..I have not really even sarted to get used to all the other side of windows with tweaks,,apps just allsorts for windows altho their is still a lot i cannot get to work with xperia just yet,,a lot say on screen warning this app has not been tested for xperia yet or is not a valid app..I have overode these invalid apps by copy/pasting the app onto the the memory card and executing it on xperia,,with that way i get about 50% of apps working plus these apps are freeware so its hit and miss its no different to symbian..Ive got my periodic table on which i use,a brilliant conversion tool wihch is packed to rafters with converters that are very technical but usefull,its called MSS converter..I now have this version of core-player v1.2. Build 4506 Pre-REGGED and got all working to my liking,,IBE player i could not make playlists but he equaliser settings with echo,,reverb,surround and so on were superb..I always use a stopwatch and i-stopwatch does the job free and huge numbers so easy to read..The xperia is really kicking now and battery life is strong lasting me 2+ days but on 2nd day put it on charge so its good for next 2 days..
4hrs of loud music on core player thru headfone brought the battery down to 90% but that could mean 91% or93% it had just jumped to 90% at around 4hrs,,..
No signal problems
No wi-fi problems
Cornucopia of settings,apps,tweaks and colours just look at neo-sphere on the screen its pin sharp and vivid colours put my n82 to absolute shame,,xperia has got deep blacks and ultra vibrant colours and paper white,whites.superb......
Well, well. So on 5800 there is not even a text editor at all.. That's funny. No navigation software yet..hmmm.
I saw on youtube a guy who connected a bluetooth mouse on Xperia. THAT'S DAM COOL !! Also on youtube videos with TomTom and GarminMobileXT on Xperia.
That's a mini-laptop. If the price wouldn't be so dam high...
Xperia has NO reception problem (in offline profiles).
Battery is GREAT (great 43200 second backup)
Display and Video are perfect (i try to find)
Cam is great (against any 2.0 mp cam)
Panels are AWESOME (OS look shame-shame)
NO LAGGING (every panel open only in 5 second)
Plenty of RAM (where are you)
Absolute Slower and the most sluggish phone right now.
I think GSMARENA should post a video to let us see how this cell phone work or a video of how this cell phone look like. BTW any other color beside those two?
Someone mentioned Nokia??? :)))
I do not promote Nokia here!
I put it another way: DO NOT BUY NOKIA!!!!! :)
As far as Symbian :)
I have a bad news for you (or two):
˝AT&T to ditch WinMo over Symbian, iPhone may stay!˝
and in that case Symbian will get really strong!
and another development:
˝On Tuesday, Nokia completed its acquisition of Symbian, the latest step in a process that eventually will make Symbian an open-source operating system under the planned Symbian Foundation.˝
I have the feeling that you may have a few Symbian phones in the future :)))
(˝It turns out that these days WinMo is not in its best shape.˝)
Why the hell are people waiting for a gsmarena review??its not the final word folks..Xperia is great and there are hundreds of reviews scattered all over the net, and not all of them could be the result of SE PR as proposed by that low life lunatic whose life's only mission is to come here and talk crap becaue Nokia is producing sh*t these days...so why don't you people just google yourself and see how great Xperia is.
Xperia has NO reception problem
Battery is GREAT
Display and Video are perfect
Cam is great
Panels are AWESOME
Plenty of RAM
Absolute Stunner and the most stylish phone right now.
MUCH more functionality and usefullness compared to that toy called iphone(basically for noobs and immatures)
Once you learn windows mobile you will love this device because its the BEST WM mobile right now...and yes its FASTER than HTC touch and HD...go see for yourself...google is your friend.