i am thinking of ordering the xperia x1 from clove.co.uk. has anyone here ordered from them and are you all having any issues like the cases cracking and paint peeling. i am all the way in trinidad and having to ship anything back is a really big hassle so your honest opinion is welcome. i really want to get this phone.
Revenant, 02 Dec 2008It's a hell of a lot more finger friendly than my W960. I'll be brutally honest - I find it p... morecheers for that! i cant wait now. i know what you mean however.
the fact is, the xperia and the htc touch HD are very similar phones under the bonnet, just styled differently.
i cant wait for the wild winmo ride lol.
nick, 02 Dec 2008nono i dont own any windows mobile devices as of yet, im getting the HTC touch HD a month toda... moreIt's a hell of a lot more finger friendly than my W960. I'll be brutally honest - I find it pretty finger friendly, but my fingers aren't all stumpy like most men's are. And if the screen was flush with the frame instead of being sunk slightly it would be better. That being said, I hardly ever have to pull out the stylus, so short answer - yeah, it is pretty finger friendly.
I was very tempted by the Touch HD, but you know me - I like my SE's and spec-wise the Touch HD isn't far enough ahead to justify switching from a manufacturer I know I'm happy with. I was enquiring about the Xperia in my local Orange store. Turns out it's not available directly through Orange. Asked about the Touch HD and the sales girl tried to tell me it was like an inferior version of the iPhone!!! I thought to myself "do you know anything about the products you sell?".
As for WinMo - as long as you go into it fully aware that it'll take a while to get used to then things will prob'ly turn out easier than you expect. The "Today" screen (basically your home screen) is great. You can display the time and date, your wifi status, a Windows Live search bar, your Windows Live inbox and messenger info, a calendar, your task list, your message inbox and info on many of your installed apps all on one screen. You can open each app or task or whatever by touching the bar on the today screen and each one can be turned on or off independantly, giving you as much or as little info and buttons as you want. Straight from your standby screen. Oh, and if you (or anyone else new to WinMo) are gonna be doing any major modding I would reccommend installing SPB Backup, available free from the SPB website. Remember a lot of 3rd party apps will invalidate your warranty. This program will allow to restore your device without the pain of losing data.
Osama, 02 Dec 2008To Revenant, Yeah you're right when you said the human eye cant see between 65 & 16M colors... moreSunlight ledgibility has absolutly nothing to do with colours?? its some have mirrored backs and lots of other things but ppc have layers for the touchscreen as well and since nokia has yet to do t/screen we will see in feb if nokia do any better..
Revenant, 02 Dec 2008I got it 2 days ago and yeah, the sunlight clarity isn't the best. I dunno if I'd go so far a... morenono i dont own any windows mobile devices as of yet, im getting the HTC touch HD a month today, but the omnia? nono. stretching QVGA over a 3.2 inch is pushing it if you ask me.
i know the xperia being finger friendly isnt really a necessity since it has hardware buttons, but is it?
i cant wait to try win mo and i guess the 6.1 crowd will be able to upgrade to 6.5, i mean they let winmo 5 upgrade to 6, and 6 to 6.1 so why wouldnt they?
Osama, 02 Dec 2008To Revenant,
Yeah you're right when you said the human eye cant see between 65 & 16M colors... moreI got it 2 days ago and yeah, the sunlight clarity isn't the best. I dunno if I'd go so far as to call it terrible, but there are better screens out there for sunlight clarity.
As for what WinMo offers that Nokia doesn't - unparallelled customisation, seamless integration with a PC, and (in my opinion) it looks nicer too. And that's just the start. When I've had it a bit longer I'll come back with more.
And as for Nokia's market share - I dunno how many times it's been said on here but good sales do not make a good product. Titanic is the highest grossing movie of all time, so it must be the best, right? I'll tell you exactly why Nokia has the largest market share - advertising...
Osama, 02 Dec 2008To Revenant, Yeah you're right when you said the human eye cant see between 65 & 16M colors... moreno offense man.. but Nokia has the biggest segment because they make cheap phones... phones for the masses.
Yeah you're right when you said the human eye cant see between 65 & 16M colors but let me ask you this,do you have an X1phone?have ever really used it?...........If yes then you should have seen how the screen SUCKS under sun light,my friend has one & its a problem to dail #s to call when walking outside under clear sun light.HTC,I900 SAMSUNG,02,& I-mates suffer as well,in other words WMphones sucks under sun light.
And what does the WMphones offer more than NOKIA'S OS anyways!!?!!think well & make a better choice,always ask you're self why NOKIA got the biggest sigment in the market share!
You're choice after all,take care
Managed to get the SE X1 last week. completely floored. way better than what I had in mind. and what it looked online.
Anonymous, 02 Dec 2008n97 totaly distroys xperia b wise wait for the best fone EVER woohooI wouldn't say the N97 "destroys" the X1. N97 has a better camera, 16m colours (the human eye can't differentiate 16m different shades, so no big deal), the 32GB on board memory and it comes with flash lite 3. Now, WinMo 6.5 will have flash lite 3.1, and there are lots of rumours that WinMo 6.1 users may get a free upgrade (which would be nice), so again that's a non-issue. So really, it's the camera and the internal memory. And, for me, these are more than offset by the fact that the X1 is a WinMo device...
I am not crazy about the N97. There is no reason for it: we only know a spec. sheet and a few pictures - according those the X1 could be a great phone but it is NOT!
X1 has so many problems that i is hard to list all of them.
It does not have to compete with N97 - it is against HTC Pro, HTC HD, Omnia, Nikia 5800 etc. and X1 lost big time.
By the time N97 is out X1 will be history.
Hikary, X5 will be the top SE product in few weeks.
this phone reminds me of the twentys and the fiftys!!!!!! and the spluff la luffs!!!!!!! they are fab!!! ha ha........... gay!!!!!!!
n97 totaly distroys xperia b wise wait for the best fone EVER woohoo
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Umm, Xperia X1 - available now, N97 - coming soon, expected Q2 2009. So quite how you figure that the N97 comes out before the X1 I have no idea. You say you think Nokia forever. And that's why you'll never Xperiance the joy of being an X1 owner...
nick, 02 Dec 2008ooh that n97 is a rather nice device, it must slightly unnerve the xperia crowd. that said the... moreI gotta be honest, I really like it. It's nowhere near as complicated as I'd been led to believe, and it allows much more freedom than UIQ. I can't really compare it to S60, as I've not had an extensive play around with the more advanced features of S60 - I just can't get on with the UI. What about you? It was the Omnia you were thinking about, wasn't it? Did you get it? If so, what's your opinion of WinMo...?
ooh that n97 is a rather nice device, it must slightly unnerve the xperia crowd. that said the screen on this phone is better.
i guss it is just down to whether you would prefer symbian or winmo
btw reverand, what do you think of winmo?
Dubz, 02 Dec 2008I don't own this phone but I have handled one. Its a really solid phone the thing is all metal... moreNah, It's just coz it's SE's flagship phone. Their view is that if you're spending so much on the phone, you deserve a damn good customer service experience. The X1 hotline is a team dedicated to Xperia users, so it means you won't have to wait in a queue with people needing help with other devices. Basically it's a gimmick to make the phone seem more special...
hmmm n97????? symbian os??? looks nice but i hope its not made of too much plastic just like the n95 and n96.... i like the xperia x1 because it doesnt look like a 3 year old kid toy..... metal!!!! not plastic!!!! im getting one soon when i go back to the philippines yipppeeee how much is it in the philippines???? is the silver x1 already available????
nice phone only thing thats bad with it is to much windows and not a nuff sony in this one nice try better luck next time its like the p990i but with windows
£500 price tag rip off
I don't own this phone but I have handled one. Its a really solid phone the thing is all metal which makes it pretty durrable. It had pretty good response to everything but the one thing that kinda throws me off and i'm not sure how to really think about it is this thing Sony includes. A X1 card, that is a direct link to Sony's specail support team solely for the Xperia X1, which kinda makes me think that there is some deep under lying problem. But Ireally like it, and i'm thinkin about gettin one.