been using the phone for 2 weeks now. This is my sincere and frank review.
1)the design is great. seriously great and the screen was excellent
2)all the reports saying the battery doesn't last that long was just crap and there's even a post saying it doesn't lasted the whole day when he doesnt even use it. Frankly when i got the phone first time, i use the uncharge battery, meaning i use it immediately without charging it to drain the battery and surprise surprise, it lasted me for 6 hours. and when fully charge, it manage to last for 2 and half days. its either the guy got a defect phone or he is just crappy. battery life is not totally excellent but again its also not crappy like being claim
3) about the drop calls. i dun really know why people are saying there's drop call on this phone. for me after 2 weeks its none. calls are clear and the other party at the end can hear me well. loss of a little reception happens but that goes the same to all phone due to maybe your location and the network reception.
4) about some reports saying screen got scratch when using the stylus. i wonder is the person using a needle or using a stylus? the purpose of the touch screen and the stylus is to touch it and not press it damn hard. i dun even see any scratch now other than fingerprints.
5) then there's complain about the stylus being too small. maybe i suggest that person use a pencil or a pen instead or even a white board marker.
6)about the price. i dun understand why people saying why so stupid to buy this phone which is so damn expensive. to me nothing is expensive. its either u have the money or u dun. if someone earn $10,000 dollar a month, a $1000 dollar product meant nothing and in contrast if somebody earn $1000 dollar a month then the phone is extremely expensive to them. so nothing is expensive in this world its just a matter of can u afford it or u can't and if its to expensive get another phone or maybe wait till the price drop further by the way no one complain about Vertu phones.
7)wifi is easy for me. no hangs no problems. frankly yes nothing wrong with it
8)speaker volume. i can't deny that it is much softer than some phones out there but then again it is subjective. depends on individual. if i am a person who dun like too loud and i am sitting beside a guy who like to have his phone ring damn bloody loud, i will be irritated. so again here its more personal rather than a flaw in the phone.
9)incompatibility with applications. of course it will course of the resolution. thats is why SE open up on the development to others so that people out there can modify and create new development to it
i wouldn't say its the perfect phone, but so does all phone and actually no phone is perfect not if the phone is mass produce. i am sure any phones out there thats being mass produce will have defects some how. i would say its true the responds of the experia is kinda slow and hoepfully SE realise about this and about the crack i think maybe some people use it a little to hard. so here it is my short review, i am happy and stll using it and to those who dun fancy this phone, go and get other phones and all depends on individual taste and dun talk crap and lies cos u never gain anything. this is an opinion page not talking nonsense page
i would give this phone the following ratings
Design : 9
Featuers : 8
Performance : 7.5
Overall : 8
Anonymous, 30 Nov 2008x1 xperiaAdvantages
Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) GSM, GPRS & EDGE
2100 MHz UMTS, 7.2... moreand the
* Windows Mobile 6.1 - being not so - Professional
* Minor software bugs
* No official support for Flash in web browsers (yet?)
* Would have been nice with a flush display
* Non-standard screen resolution
* Lacks accelerometer and TV-out
* Heavy weight at 158 grams
* Hefty price-tag
BTW: the review is FAKE!!!!
There is no way the X1
˝running for five days per charge while still calling, making use of WLAN, Bluetooth, and e-mail.˝
this is an example when the author is just go to far :))))
The unit is available! We can and did try it!
Here is another customer who ´touched´the X1 and got 9 ´burned ´ :)))
X1 is hot :)
˝Having charged the X1 overnight Monday I travelled to work in London and listened to music, by mid-morning I noticed that the battery was down at one bar, started charging it. I left it charging for a couple of hours and then started making calls, about less than 90 mins. On the way home I listened to some music and looked at some web sites, about 1.5 hrs. On arrival at home there was no battery left, so charged for 2 hrs. It turned itself off overnight.
Is this acceptable for a multimedia device ? I don't recall the actual spec but a couple of hours of music player seems to drain it almost completely. Add in push mail (which is a must) and a bit of browsing (all of which is why I got this) & it seems to need charging every 3 hrs of use. I can't be charging that often.
Worse though is that whilst using it yesterday the whole handset became very hot, all over. It was very hot on the back cover & hot when I had it held to my head for a call. This was beyond warm, it was like having a hand warmer in my pocket on the way home. I don't think that this is normal ! (I am charging it now (!) and it is cold, so I'll try & work out what heats it up). ˝
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˝
Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) GSM, GPRS & EDGE
2100 MHz UMTS, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA & 2.0 Mbps HSUPA
Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR
Integrated GPS with support for A-GPS
Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Opera Mobile web browser
Excellent build quality and quality feel
Premium aluminum design
Full QWERTY keyboard
Fast processor and loads of RAM memory
Superb battery performance
Gorgeous 3-inch, 800 x 480 pixels display
3.5 mm jack
3.2 megapixel camera and VGA video recording
4 GB memory card (micro-SD) included
Excellent worldwide XPERIA support service
This phone is the best in design, best in hardware among all the mobi le phones. The feelings for this phone when you hold it or when you use it is SOLID. Compare to, HTC TOUCH HD, HTC touch PRO or HTC touch diamond or Samsung Omnia (all of them give you the cheap, plastic feelings), XPERIA X1 just stand out of them.
For software wise, it's nothing much special but just a Windows Mobile phone.
I kinda like iphone 3G though...the touch and screen rotation, and operation of the phone is basically instinctive, so it is so far the best and unbeaten! Windows software just can't beat Apple's no matter how and i doubt it ever will! Oh come on windows, you better pull up your socks! Your windows vista is a monster failure!!!
Just in time for Christmas, Vodafone UK has announced that it will be offering the Xperia X1 for FREE!!!!!!!!!!
Anybody, please let us know a place where they give away HTC HD, or THC PRO, or Omnia, or Nokia 5800, N96, E90 ....
all of them older models!
but X1 is already FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 :))))
this phone looks great, i have never been a fan of touchscreen phones but this phone changing my mind about them, hope the price goes down so i can buy it
Rizwan, 29 Nov 2008i think xperia x1 is made by.."""""GSM ARENA""""". plz, look at the 'Voting Results'. this i... moreAnd why don't you think that it deserve such "big points"??What is lacking in this mobile? Just because you can't buy it does'nt mean its bad...Xperia is the best right now..you go to N96 forum and cry about its failure.
Does anyone knows whether we can run executable files on it such as : CISCO PASS4sure , ..??
Had a play with one of these at work the other day - great phone, one of the best designs ive ever seen that runs WinMoPro. only two problems i could pick up on (and they are really very very minor) it that the 2 little silver buttons on the front are very cheap feeling and dont fit in with pretigious feeling of the rest of the phone and that the QWERTY keyboard is slightly staggered (i used to use a tytn2 where they are all straight) so it takes a while get used to.
overall ide say it was an 7/10!
it is available in any Sony Ericsson Philippines...
xperia-42.5k- limited only.
I just can't wait to have this. I just bought C905 for 27k here in the Philippines. I'll switch to Xperia before new year. Cheers.
Btw, C905 is great.
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. ˝
Too late too expensive..too laggy compared with my friend's omnia,256mb ram not affected overall speed,blurry cams,low volume speaker..even htc touch pro hd and omnia better than this,,but great job SE !! It's SE 1st winmo device,maybe x1 successor will be a great device,,thanx SE
When is GSMArena going to review this phone?
You guys have already done the HTC HD.
Please guys - get the review out ;)