i was amazed when i saw x1 in a youtube video demo when it was not yet released, i watched every video there is about x1. i thought of buying, now it is available,i was a little dissapointed when i saw it in an SE store. it was not as elegant looking as i thought it was. i did not like the material being used in the keyboard, its very shiny metalic silver keyboard. the exterior color is not so black like it was in the video and commercialize photos.
i tried browsing the sample phone and it was a little slow when you are selecting a menu,it takes time to appear when you select but overall its not a bad phone and i can live with it. but considering the time it was delayed after it was announced 9 months ago, now its finally released, i really expected more. but to be fair x1 is in my top 3 phone choice today, but now i am not buying it as i planned 8 months ago. i will choose buying the iphone 3G and the HTC touch diamond over x1. X1 is not a bad phone, but i think not great too. i think it will be great when its released 8 months ago.
despite being so slow,
neither look nor the features ; too bad; waithing for X2, X3
more than 6 months wasted for waiting for the same
happy to continue with htc
Go ahead and get it, you will not regret it, I have it and also have the Xperia, the Xperia is not worth the hype:
1- The chrome sorroundings on the handset is actually plastic covered with chrome look alike, and it gets dented and easily damaged.
2- HTC Touch Pro has a better grip when your holding it due to the rubberish back, the Xperia is very slippery.
3- The Xperia has a cool LED light that lights up when you get a missed call or sms's etc. HTC has the same but in the circular button in the middle of the handset.
4- Xperia has more battery life, HTC has a shorter battery life not bad but needs to be recharged every day and a half maximum.
5-HTC keyboard is very comfortable, Xperia lacks the row where the numbers are so you have to press 2 keys simultaneously to actually type a number.
6- HTC has TouchFlo which is very handy when trying to dial numbers etc. coz you can slide between your favourite contacts and dial immediately, the Xperia doesn't have that so you have to go through the whole list or open the keyboard and type the name, its dangerous while driving.
7- The speaker is low in both handsets but the Xperia has a little higher speaker than the HTC Touch Pro but still fairly lower than other handsets, but you get used to it in a day or 2.
8- Battery Life is better on the Xperia it has longer anbd faster charging than the HTC Touch Pro.
I recommend you all to go for the HTC Touch Pro its worth what you pay for compared to the Xperia which will get you bored in no time and will break easily in one drop.
The above statements have been tested and confirmed.
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Jan, 07 Dec 2008I can truly say the phone is fast. Remember compare it to other phones not to your expectation... moreLook, no argument here! :)))
Enjoy your phone! I do not want to tell you that your phone is 3/10 when you are totally happy with it.
You have the right to feel good about it, you paid for it. If you like it so much you should share the experience and buy some more to your family and friends.
Enjoy your phone. Nobody here wants to spoil your happiness here.
(but since it is an opinion forum here, do not feel bad if someone feel less satisfied with the X1. People, expectations, individual phones are differ - please understand.)
Have a good day! :)))
I can truly say the phone is fast. Remember compare it to other phones not to your expectations. I tate it 9/10
I can speak out of experience. Had Nokia Communicator 9500. Good for its time. Then Imate Kjam. Good for its time. Then HTC Tytn. Good for its time. Now I've got SE Xperia X1 for one week. Very nice phone....go for it. It is available in South Africa
I posted some opinions from reviews below!
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).
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2008Quote from TWO Reviews: 1: ˝Summary: I don’t know what to say… Xperia has been a h... moredude. We get the picture u don't like the phone. Cool it now. If we wanna fork out the extra dough 4 this phone, that's our thing man. We'll wait 4 gsmarena 2 post their review. If their opinion is good than it's cool, if it's bad than it's bad. But I'll still wait till next week when the phone is available here in South Africa 2 make up my own mind.
Quote from TWO Reviews:
˝Summary: I don’t know what to say… Xperia has been a huge disappointment for me.˝
˝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,.....˝
nua, 07 Dec 2008why no review on this phone??? Because it is hard to write a good review of tht X1 and still being objective!
GSMArena was flooded with complaints at the time of release, so they waited .. waited for SE to fix the problems, but they have not been fixed, GsmArena has had three choices:
1: write an objective review - X1 sucks
2: write a bias review
3: not write a review
In the last few week they did the smart thing :)
The phone is available! We all know all the problems, even the fans, SE PR staff etc. - no need for review.
The review is useful when the phone is not released yet. It gives some info what to expect.
We already know the X1!
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˝
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2008SE is the most overrated phone on the market - by the fans There are some widely reported p... morehey dude, pls cut the crap! I owned X1i for 3 weeks and found it to be stable and speedy except some minor issues due to firmware and occasionally crashes after loading in new software probably cause by incompatible software issue, other than that X1i is a WinMo device superbly crafted for those who enjoy owning a unique machine.
i think if some of you is having a system problem with X1. its because the os is POWERED BY MICROSOFT. it is so sad that se get microsoft.. microsoft aint good with mobile phones like the O2 series.
SE is the most overrated phone on the market - by the fans
There are some widely reported problems with the X1:
(yes, some of you may got a perfect unit , but not every body - please understand that ;)
1: Reception problems
2: Wifi problems
3: battery weak (probably due to RAM leakage)
4: case cracks
Manufacturing error /lack of QA
5:Software crash / needed hard reset
6: incompatibility with application
due to screen resolution
7: unit gets hot
8: low speaker volume
Not all units have all of these but one or two of these is enough to get the user dissatisfied with the X1.
But, if you are who do not care, or happened to have a perfect unit ;)
- this post is not for you!
Do not get worked-up :))))