This was written by a known pro-reviewer:
˝The most disappointing about X1 is its speed. The handset is slow, it’s very slow. We have to wait a couple of seconds for the programs to launch, screen switches aren’t fast either,.....˝
I have experienced the problem of poor reception, dropping calls, and Wifi.
and unfortunately I am not alone:
˝First day of real use in London has shown the reception to be very poor - on the train into London it dropped out most of the way (My S620 always has a good signal, my Athena usually an H but at least a G or E). Now in Lonon the number of bars is 1 - 2 most of the time and the data reception for a download / web page very slow. ˝
"Sony Ericsson makes a big deal about the Xperia X1 being an all-in one device for both work and play,
so it's no surprise there are a number of multimedia goodies.
The X1's media interface is built to resemble Sony's other consumer electronics,
including the PlayStation, the PSP, and the Bravia TV line,
so it may look familiar to any owners of those products.
The media player supports MP3, MP4, M4A, AAC(+),
WMA, WAV, MIDI, MPEG-4, WMV and other music and video formats.
Other goodies include podcast support, a streaming media player, and an FM radio,
though you have to use the included headset for the latter.
The X1 has about 400MB of onboard memory,
and the expansion slot can accept up to 16GB cards."
Reviewed by: Bonnie Cha
"The launch of Sony Ericsson’s premium high-end brand XPERIA back in February
was a courageous and highly unexpected move that now seems to be
one of the most brilliant moves in a long time.
Without further ado, here is to our in-depth review of what is probably the best
and most versatile smart phone to date - the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1."
15th of November, 2008
Reviewed by Michell Bak and Paul Smith, (THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW BY NOW, BY THE WAY)
"This is the best Windows Mobile device that has ever passed my desk. Period.
Sony Ericsson was right by declaring it a "game changer" - this has raised the bar,
and if the Panel interface takes off and we see a lot of neat Panels,
the X1 could become a benchmark mobile device.
Not only is the X1 refined from top to bottom,
but it brings a new interface paradigm that challenges our idea
of what a Windows Mobile Today screen should be.
I was super impressed by its high performance and excellent battery life,
and was refreshed by the sensitivity and clarity of the high-resolution touchscreen.
If you're big on one-handed use, this device is not for you.
But for everyone else that desires a powerhouse of a device, this is definitely it."
November 2, 2008
Review by: Brandon Miniman, Editor-in-Chief, (ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE REVIEWS)
hi, i need help, i put an 8gb memory card in the phone, its hc, and the phone doesnt recognize what can i do, it formats it but it doesnt show up or anything, it says no installed. thanks.
WinMo Hater, 09 Dec 2008I agree with you. I will never buy this phone for the simple reason it is WinMo. They absolute... moreYou show up and the trollers disappear :)))
or they just taking another customer rep call?
Lee Moh, 09 Dec 2008It has a breath-taking design and look, but I will never think about it as long as it is a Win... moreI agree with you. I will never buy this phone for the simple reason it is WinMo. They absolutely not user friendly ¬¬. I'd prefer far more the HTC Touch Pro than this. It has splendid looks but...WinMo :/
Happy to hear At&T are going to ditch WinMo over symbian! =]
Be proud to own a model which offered FREE by providers with a CHEAP contract!!!
X1 is sold to providers for peanuts!
That is the reason it is possible to offer them FREE!!!!!!
˝Steve Ballmer, CEO at Microsoft,himself has confirmed Windows Mobile 6.5 is officially, official!˝
SE did not and do not offer free upgrade!!!!!!!
What a bummer!
It was also released that SE wanted to delay the X1 release due to software bugs!
But obviously did not wait 2 weeks for the WM6.5!!!!!!
What a shame!
Anonymous, 09 Dec 2008SEx1 is the Ultimate PPC on the market today...
Nokia can only dream to develop a phone like ... moreThere is only one los*r who keeps posting his crap over and over again, just ignore him ,everbody hates him thats why he is so much mentally fu*ked up, he is a low life and can't buy anything else than nokia 3310.
Xperia is indeed the best smart phone right now, nokia does'nt even come close, and thats what bothering nokia fanboys, they can't see anything THAT powerfull in nokia recent portfolio.
Anonymous, 09 Dec 2008from the Cnet review:
"Aside from the interactive panels and a couple of multimedia extras,... moreSEx1 is the Ultimate PPC on the market today...
Nokia can only dream to develop a phone like this...just look at the any of N series...they all have exactly the same user interface....plus they are made of cheap plastic that tears off after only few weeks of use...wtf.....now they are paying wannabe reviewers to give a negative evaluations about SEx1...it is soo low....but, nokia never played fair game....They are loosing numbers and they are trying to raise the numbers by making new freakin'N phone every week almost.
Any-Review.com: "The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1, the gadget is a perfect blend of world class functionalities and splendid looks..."
MobileTechReview was pleased with Xperia X1 and found the software innovative. With GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and a touch screen, their review unit is very fast by Windows Mobile standards, including graphics
Yahoo's Gadget Hound wrote that the XPERIA X1 "looks like a winner, give or take a few rough edges" for its beautiful construction, slippery keys, great connectivity and easy-to-use panels.
Laptop Magazine named the XPERIA X1 the Best SmartPhone of CTIA Wireless for premium design, extreme personalization, nine desktop operations, arc sliding design and 3.2 megapixel camera.
as for the CNET : Bonnie Cha at CNET wrote in her first impressions hands-on report, "the hardware is elegant and strong" and the QWERTY keyboard is spacious. she referred to the enhanced 6.1 Windows Operating System as cool and flashy.
there is 99.9% individuals here who are writing negative about x1 but they dont even have one....
any argue with them is just waste of our time....
This is first and last time for me to post on this forum....
SE X1 owners....BE PRUOUD...FOR YOU DEFINITELY HAVE A REASON TO BE.....
Great phone..been using it for a week, no sign of lagging, awesome screen, great build quality and very good battery compared to similar high end sets, if you like stylish and powerfull business phone just go for it. I suppose some nokia fanboys are posting rubbish about this phone but truly its an amzaing device, much better than omnia, definetely recommend it.
'Powerful piece of kit'
had mine 5 days and nowt wrong with signal or wifi..powerful piece of kit
Any one got yahoo go! to work on xperia yet cause its not available for mine but someone with it sim free may have..I think the next update will be a biggy and a lot of things sorted out and hopefully an upgrade to s/e own media centre with equaliser and more compatible file formats..When i say a lot of things sorted out i mean only a few tweaks to certain items which i am not saying about so crackpot bi-polar person cannot start complaining about themm..He has not got an xperia, he cant afford it..He relieves his frustration via putting down the product and he will self destruct in a few months,,Get Well soon mstl
Anonymous, 09 Dec 2008from the Cnet review: "Aside from the interactive panels and a couple of multimedia extras,... morenahhh...Xperia is still the best phone ever made to date...and Nokia remains a plastic toy...you're just jealous cos you can only afford Chinese cell phone... :)
from the Cnet review:
"Aside from the interactive panels and a couple of multimedia extras, Xperia X1 is very much like other Windows Mobile 6.1 devices and the aforementioned features don't seem to justify spending the extra dough."
read... "very much like other window mobile 6.1 device"
At $799, it is just not worth it˝
It has a breath-taking design and look, but I will never think about it as long as it is a Windows Mobile based phone.