Had one about a week now and once used to the navigation around the phone my opinion is the phone is great.
Cant believe people talk so much crap on here but for the serious person i would recommend based on my experience.
The Li-po battery is amazing, i had 3 days from a full charge, had numerous 40 min phone calls plus working my way around the phone spent hours on it. Not played music yet so not sure batt life for that.
Keyboard easy to use, stylus easy just a cracking PDA phone everything.......
Only bad thing i have found is the micro sd card from my nokia does not seem to work in the X1 for some reason?? if anyone can help?? works fine back in the 6300, puzzled.
Oh Dear, to many Nokia fans in hear promoting N97 and trying to put X1 down with negative comments.
well hah in the REAL WORLD!
X1 is totally a unique phone that will stand out of the crowd.....
Its Unique, Sony Style
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970your home made XPERIA is very slow & tired....
even with big cpu and RAM he perform like "TURTLE".
Just don't understand why you people always compare Winmo & Symbian. Winmo's diehards will bash Symbian & vice versa. Let me tell you this: I had used Winmo & Symbian OS. Personally Symbian is still more user-friendly than Winmo. The best solution is to have both of them. Use the Symbian as you 1st phone & the Winmo as your 2nd phone. In this way you have the best of both world so to speak.
i like x1 but im dissapointed a little bit when i saw it in an SE store, and tried browsing it as its a little slow and not as elegant as i thought it is before when i watched demos and videos about it.
but its in my top 3 phone choice today. 8 months ago i thought of buying if its released and its my first choice. but now its slides down to my 3rd choice as i chosses the great iphone 3G as my first choice and the second is htc touch diamond over x1 as my third.
but no way in hell i am gonna choose the n97 over x1.
n97 is a big joke compared to my top 3 choices.
x1 is better over this soon n97, another boring nokia symbian phone.
I love mobile phones, I'd rather spend money on a phone then buyting a jewellery or an expensive handbag....i find myself changing mobiles every 6months....if Win Mobile come to an end then mayb that will be the time where my mobile will stay with me longer....sorry symbian, but for now I rather stick with WM.....I would have serouisly considered the N97 if it was WM.but X1 for now is my favorite mobile and i just can't wait to get my hands on it.
janazz, 07 Dec 2008I feel realy disappointed with this forum, it seems like a bunch of kids fighting for their ri... moreWell, there are some people here who ´angry´ :) and nasty etc.
but you can leave your post do not worry about them :))
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.˝)
I feel realy disappointed with this forum, it seems like a bunch of kids fighting for their rights on their toy...i wish there would be a proper review forum, instead people telling eachother off...I had an N95 and it was ok...I had SE W850 and it was OK...Now I have HTC Touch Cruise which I love and Im waiting to buy the SE X1...my opinion, I will never go back to a symbian phone.
When I saw the N97 yesterday, for a minute I taught that I would change my mind and wait for N97 to come out and skip the X1 but after a close look, i still think the X1 is the right one for me, especially that the N97 is symbian. I see the N97 being a mix of varouis phones put together, that is TYTNII, iphone and i don't know exactly maybe a bit of trying too hard to make a winner phone without originality...I was also nearly going to get the HTC touch pro a week or so ago but I didn't like the feel of it.
I think you should never see the brand but the specs and design of the phone....as in everything in life, being obsessed with something is not good, an open and balance mind is the healthiest....
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 huge d... 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.