Ok, just picked up my X1 yesterday. Impressions:
Screen wasn't as big as I expected, a little wide would be nice. Form-factor of phone is good size though - not too big for my small hands :)
+QUALITY hardware build
+Panels work great (esp after grabbing the additional free ones from the SE website)
+Keyboard keys nicely spaced out, less chance of mistype
+X1 Media Player looks and feels great
-Windows Mobile. Mobile usability sucks, even when compared to something like UIQ3 on SE Symbian phones. UI perf. not super-fast even with such high specs. Can't theme it as easily as "normal" phones.
-Keyboard keys don't have much travel
-No accelerometer. Auto-screen rotate would have to been soooo nice!
I'm sure with some customising and fiddling this phone will be a pleasure to use!
Joseph, 04 Dec 2008Having the X1 for 1 week now and coming from the Nokia E71 and N90, Iíve to admit that the X1 ... moreI found that out that you have to manually close the data connection..If your connection was active all this time and you are using gprs/3g/hsdpa you should not incur any charges if you have downloaded nothing,,its only the old csd that charged 10pence a miute to use whatever you did..You can leave your data on all the time with a bit of a hit on battery but if your not uploading emails or using any data you will not be charged.. I am sure i am correct as gprs is called "always on "in the beggining were it just sat their in the background allowing you to immedeatly be back on the web without having to keep re-connecting..
When is the review coming? Or are we being held in suspense to raise hits?
Why are ppl wanting symbian??!As Symbian is a closed platform users(geeks) cannot fix the numerous failings,now nobody is denying WinMo has it's faults but because it's a far more open platform users can fix the faults.Visit xda-developers.com and see what ppl can do with winmo..then surf some symbian websites and you'll see users do nothing at all with the core OS...they just talk about applications!
Karim ADHAM , 04 Dec 2008Sure Dani it is the Best of the Best X1 is the best IMHO
Sincerely, I don't understand the people that are buying the phones and then say "I am not pleased with this phone". What is GSM Arena for ? What are the operators for ? You just go to them and stay there for hours and try it. It's your money, so go for it...
dave, 04 Dec 2008thats like saying the sony ericsson t303 is made by sony yet it is made by sagem! the x1 is ma... moreThere are so many cooperation forms between those guys and there are many good phones out there and that's not all, they keep improving their work every day. The most important thing, from my point of view is that we are the real winners of this battle / cooperation. HTC Touch HD is a very good looking phone with a lot of specs, Nokia N97 is truly nice from what I saw, Samsung T-Omnia is also good, Sony Ericsson X1 looks good too, but there are so many good phones out there and they are rolling allmost every day new wonderful phones. We will have to thank them and to respect them, because that's what they are doing every day. Anyway, what I want to say is that we have to be smart and choose what's the best for us not depending on the mark of the phone (Nokia, Samsung, Motorola or LG or some other existing phones). Everyone has his target. You can not compare an accountant to a teenager that wants a phone. Maybe the accountant will choose a WM phone and the teenager a Symbian one or... who knows ? That's what GSM Arena is here for, to help us choosing the right stuff for the right guy or girl. I didn't want to upset you or nobody on this forum, because everyone is free to choose. So, take care and good choosing everyone !
da set is too good n nice 2 use other thn 2 fact..
camera really sucks n music player has no equalizer..
one more thing if u dreive regurally thn tis is not da perfect phn 4 u..
Having the X1 for 1 week now and coming from the Nokia E71 and N90, Iíve to admit that the X1 is not exactly what I was expecting. I was looking for a phone that fits in between the E71 and the N90. Therefore I thought this is the phone. Now I canít say that this phone is a disappointment but it doesnít suit my requirements. WM is still not very user friendly. It has all the features a business phone should have nowadays but the performance is bit wishy-washy. Nice looking but a kind of user-unfriendly. And there are also some bugs. The worst one is the Data Connection. Once I started the Opera browser for the first time the Data Connection came into action. However after closing Opera the Data Connection didnít close automatically. I did realize it around 24 hours later and now Iím preparing myself for a huge connection charge by my operator. Every time I connect to internet Iíve to shut down the Data Connection manually. Such things shouldnít happen at all. Nevertheless itís a good looking phone for people who like to play with. Good looking device but the rest is 08.15
Also my ringtone problem is over,,i put it in ringtones folder as someone said and they showed up in sounds and notifications settings but would not work?? WHats happened is that the ringtone is part of my tracks i play but one song was in wma format the other mp3 but the xperia willNOT play wma ringtones its just that i thought it was mp3 format..This may help other people to use mp3 and polyphonic as ringtones if they are having any problems,,Have had a wild time with the xperia but working thru the might of winmo and all the technicalitys is throwing at me but not given up..I would go to say this is one complex unit and lack of knowledge and where to get free apps and the little tricks that come with smartfones made it a big challenge but everyday it gets more intriging and is a very special device..I think it superb and with a lot of perseverance have got the xperia near how i want it,,then i can enjoy whilst improving it even further with tweaks and software just like i did with symbian..Battery is really improving and things are settling down now and do not think i could hadle a 32gb card cause at 16gb its tricky getting music/vids/photos on card and updating it and keeping control of all that data is hard with huge scroll lists etc..Any new user keep at it its brilliant when all comes together but to me it was a big learning curve..
1337c4mp3r, 04 Dec 2008The hype over this phone is just... too much (not to mention over 7700 comments here, not that... moreSymbian is sh*t, its a buggy and slow OS, windows mobile is much better, much more customizable, I really hate the UI of symbian sets, so please don't make it look like a fact that symbian is better,its all about personal choices.
If you are really into computers then WM is best for you, for noobs, symbian is good.
Xperia_user, 04 Dec 2008Hello guys, can anyOne confirm me bout the SPB SHELL, i have SE Xperia X1 and plannin to intal... moreI have dowloaoded all the free panels,,ie facebook,,spb,,windows live and so on..On mine two panels are locked,,panel 1 and panel 5 which is voda live....What you do is press the spanner bottom right and all the panels swing round,,i had two spare panels and put spb and windows live on them,,but you can choose from any panel you have downloaded,,so,if you download 20 panels they sit in a list ready to choose to attach to a panel..So i have 7 panels to play with,,you can put the fishes where you want or not have them on a panel at all but all of your panels are kept unless i suppose you delete them..
We have a huge problem here in Egypt for the GPRS built in since it is forbidden to marketize all tools having the GPRS built in, the problem other than the Authorized dealers already released it in the market since the dealers are still negociating this with the authorities, these non authorized ones sell it with huge price. So we are begging the Official dealers of S E such as Axiom and Others to reach a deal with the authorities to be able to release it with normal prices and for us to get covered by their services.
The hype over this phone is just... too much (not to mention over 7700 comments here, not that its a bad thing!). No doubt it is a good phone, but you sit down and compare it to something like the HTC Touch Pro, the specs on this really stylish handset arent phenomenally superior (maybe except for the screen resoultion).
Remember friends, it *does* run on windows mobile. Dont expect to rely on its stability too much. Nokia N97 is the way to go. Sony Ericsson, I still commend your good effort (despite the handset itself is manufactured by HTC)
oh no, SE most fear phone is the NOKIA N97, it's ok we understad if put up the white flag.
Slick, 04 Dec 2008What is the name of the phone ? I can't hear you... I wonder if it is SONY ERICSSON X1 !?!?!? ... morethats like saying the sony ericsson t303 is made by sony yet it is made by sagem! the x1 is made by htc not sony mini usb charger takes micro sd not m2!!! i have even been told this by the sony ericsson REP!!!
the phone looks good.. how can you compare it to sony ericsson p1i? Are there any negative comments for this phone? i'm planning to buy it next year.
cookie, 04 Dec 2008HTC do make the x1 you plum it has just been branded by sony!What is the name of the phone ? I can't hear you... I wonder if it is SONY ERICSSON X1 !?!?!? They took the best from htc, and that's not all...they took the best from other and from their experience to make the best phone on the market.