look on vodafone forums and all you see is users complaining. It's not SE to blame,it's vodafone's tampering
out of the box experience, not good
after tweaks, not bad
camera, horrible! worst than my old trusty K800i
flash almost non existence.
hope new firmware will make the experience better
else goodbye xperia...
@brynn atleast it's battery seems great and i'll be lookin forward to ur review.. u got 1 week starting now :P after reading that i'll decide .. ;)
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RaXa, 23 Nov 2008@brynn
first of all Congrats buddy.. now i am really waiting for u to share ur experience :) Thanx RaXa,,firstly i am glad i got black,,screen is fantastic just watching quantum of solace trailer and at beggining when M.G.M. lion comes up the gold against black is vivid,pin sharp and mega colourful..TRied an mp3 and s/e own player is better than wm player as its crisper..Just setting things up and as for speed it took wm player i first tried 20 minutes to update library with 2,500 files on a 16gb card..
Fisrt woes,,no graphic equaliser out of box on s/e player,,and qwerty is brilliant to type with with not one typo on practice runs but it can just bleach out so you cannot see keys at certain angles,,you have to tilt it a bit it in light to see keys..It reminds me of my sharp gx30 where the keys just looked silver in bright light..
Its really comfortable in both landscape and portrait to hold and operate..I have not done that much yet their so much customisation and dont know how to operate fish or know what multi colour leds mean yet..Yahoo go wont load its not available yet so using yahoo normal for emails..
Cam seems fine there is lots of settings and vga video can judder slightly on fast panning but when played back it looks fine enuf..Have been on s/e downloads for panels and got spb shell or something as a free download plus theirs free windows live panel and facebook panel...Got a thickhead now after nearly 5 hrs solid playing about on full blast backlight and its on half battery now,,my n82 would have been dead at about 4hrs 10 minutes using that loading..I am going now and was going to put it on charge overnight but cannot till its dead and to tired to spend another 5-6 hrs solid with it..plus dont know how battery meter works,,it may be a while off yet before second charge.bye
I have gone through all the reviews, and one thing that I have noticed is that people keep on complaining about the software, either too slow, or locks up, or something with the wifi.
But one thing that should be considered is that the firmware on WM phones are very dynamic and there are already a couple of software updates available for the X1 that addresses those issues. Even cracked touch pro firmware that runs on the X1. All can be found on XDA-developers website.
First of all you have to decide if you want a QWERTY phone with a touch screen, or a pocket pc that you can install millions of apps on. If you all you want is a QWERTY phone the DONT get the X1.
If you are a little bit technical and dont mind installing patches or hacked firmware. Then the X1 will be an awesome pocket pc.
first of all Congrats buddy.. now i am really waiting for u to share ur experience :)
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2008People who write about color @ 65k don't know much about technology, see the 800 x 480 pixels ... moreI am very happy for you that you are totally satisfied with your X1 and its 65K color etc.
But, what you need to understand/consider that some of us just unable to really enjoy all that great resolution when the phone locks-up, and/or drops calls.
You may got a (the) perfect one. Enjoy it!
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2008y cant u just except xperia is a buggy overated peice of crap dropped calls wifi dont work n c... moreI guess there is another person who disappointed with X1.
I wish it would be otherwise.
People who write about color @ 65k don't know much about technology, see the 800 x 480 pixels high resolution screen is more than twice that of iphone's 320 x 480 pixels screen and FIVE times better than Nokia's 240 x 320 16M color screen.
y cant u just except xperia is a buggy overated peice of crap dropped calls wifi dont work n crappy 65k screen ffs 65k is ancient i had dat on my 6630 which was 4years ago ffs all top fonez hav 16million colours n the touchscren is crap try txtn in a hurry wi that useless yeah ur se fans but dont mean u cant admit xperia is crap
the back of my x1 keeps dropping off,is it just me...
Revenant, 22 Nov 2008Umm, actually it's YOU who needs to be accurate. At no point did I state that you questioned ... moreI am not bothered by you or any trollers here. :)))
Enjoy your phone. You are the one who keep coming after me - I guess you were told - instead of enjoying your X1 if you have any.
There are several people left their opinions here without any of my respond.
The topic here is the X1 and you making it personal.
You express hatred, you putting label on me, you accuse of ... and you are the one ....
I have written it several times:
I hope the next X (X2) Hikaru will be a great phone.
I wish it will be the best phone on the market.
Unfortunately, the X1 is not up to my standards. It may be good for many people, but certainly not for all. Many, many people got disappointed - see some of posts in the last few weeks - and many many had returned the unit.
So the bottom line is that ŽanytimeŽ etc. just false statement from you, and you just try to get me upset. But you are, who ever you are just not in the position to do that what ever you do :))))))))
There are dozens of messages here saying how great the phone - go try to get a fight with them :))))
Again, if you have (anybody) an X1 and you like it, power to you, enjoy it. Buy another, buy 5 of them and give it away for Christmas, Hanukkah etc.
That is fine with me, I am happy for you!
Anonymous, 22 Nov 2008:)))
There was only ONE review I had questioned!!!
If you are unable to be accurate you des... moreUmm, actually it's YOU who needs to be accurate. At no point did I state that you questioned more than one review. I DID state that whenever somebody posted a link to a review, you responded that it was a child, or a business graduate or whatever. Now, I've seen at least 3 occasions in the last few days where you've responded with that. Maybe it was all to the same review, maybe not. But I never said otherwise.
And how long did you spend with the Xperia before you decided to return it? Did you install any of the tweaks?
Bottom line seems to be this - you're a hater. Anytime someone says something positive about the phone you're gonna disagree. You seem to be on a one man (or woman, I dunno) crusade to destroy the phone's reputation, good or otherwise. If you don't like the Xperia, can't you just be happy with the phone you DO have, and leave those of us who DO like the Xperia to our own devices...?
brynn, 22 Nov 2008just got in ten mins ago and unpacked it and its on charge..Mines on voda upgrade and its colo... moreVodafone have messed too much with the x1 every other carrier has more or less left it alone but Vodafone had to go and mess with it. They replaced the Google panel with a Vodafone live one that you cannot remove and if you try use the wi-fi it will just not connect .
I got my x1 last week and returned it yesterday. I contacted Vodafone about the problems I was having with the wi-fi and was told that in making some of the changes to the phone that they had messed up the wi-fi and it will not work and are working to resolve the problem as soon as possible.
Sony ericsson have also confirmed Vodafone are having issues with the phones wi-fi and are working with Vodafone to resolve the problem but they also told me that all other networks are unaffected and should send the phone back to Vodafone.
Xperia X1 is an awesome device let down by stupid meddling vodafone
Jay-Cee, 22 Nov 2008im gonna buy this phone no matter what!!like your atitude, i've was thinking the same way and i was worried that what happens if it disapoints me but not only it was perfect but also it worth any peny must say the phone is perfect for everything,if you are windows mobile user you will definitly love this phone.
I do not suggest that you should rely on these reviews - but it should make you think and make you careful - CHECK the unit out before you buy it. I did and I did not like it. Did you? :)))
˝To be blunt, the Xperia X1 isn't quite up to snuff with the top smartphones in the market from an overall standpoint. Whether you're talking about its $800 price tag, stylus-based resistive touchscreen or 3.2 MP camera, this is a phone that would have fared better amongst early adopters a year or two ago.˝