Just found out that there is almost no stock of the Xperia left in the UK, and SE have made a bit of a balls-up with their shipping so the UK is gonna have no stock of Xperias for about 3 weeks. Just as I order mine. Typical...!!! Ah well, I guess it just means I've got something to look forward to for longer, ;P
I have this phone from vodafone UK, all fine but the speker phone volune is too low!!!Also no ring tone volume adjstment
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970HTC HD sucks big time, screen not so responsive enough, so i returned my unit and now waiting for x1 to release :)
$900...? not Rp 8,900,000....today $900 x Rp. 12.000 = Rp. 10.800.000....fantastic....
This phone available in Indonesia.This price is too high!Rp 8,900,000($900)
I'm frustrated! I just learned today that Xperia will be released late January 2009 in Greece. Almost a year after it was announced. Hooray...
brynn your missing the point of buying a WM device. It's all about adding to what you've already got, battery status is a free app and shows battery temp, powerdrain and so much more. Conduits pocket player is a brilliant media player and is far superior to any stock SE player. I do agree the HTC touch is a pathetic device but that's due to HTC deciding to use 64mb RAM with only 20mb available to the user, not to mention the under preforming 200mhz cpu
The first fone i like and respect from sonyericsson .. a good one !
it is better if it has an accelerometer(for easy screen rotation).i really love to have one.is it available in the Philippines?where can i buy it?how much is it?
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Thats me off the buying list,,i have searched and at last found out that the other media player from s/e has no equaliser or album art so the initial premium device that was combination of cybershot plus walkman all in one has turned out to be just another windows device where you hav to pay to get a player to play certain mp4 files and divx,,another payout to get a graphic equaliser and install it plus you cannot tell how much battery you have left you have to go into settings to get answer,apparently you can d/load an indicator to work in each app but battery status indicaters have been on every single for the last 10 yrs ive owned one.The keyboards bad but i knew that from trying out the dummy model..
IT does seem a half baked product and thats my opinion cause once your past the panels or the fish fun its all windows miserableness to me ,,in fact its no different to my htc touch i am messing with as a ppc tester except for better cam/video/screen I may just cancel contract with voda and go for second hand e90 or innov8 but still not convinced either way they will beat my n82 its just bored with n82????
Marco M, 12 Nov 2008I want a review!! Please gsmarena!As a mobile dealer and fan I must confess that through our companies very vigorous testing system the xperia has passed with awesome colors. Personally i have had my squibs with sonyericsson in the past but this phon i cannot fault...it is simply AWESOME
Hi guys, I read this review on yahoo blog, check it out:
Hands-on review: Sony Xperia X1
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:28PM EST
Buzz up!on Yahoo!It's not an iPhone, and for many that's half the appeal: Sony's $800 (unlocked) Xperia X1 is the most expensive mainstream cell phone on the market, but it's one of the sexiest handsets around that doesn't start with an "i" and end in "phone."
The main X1 interface is unlike any other handset you've tried, and you'll notice the difference immediately as you punch into the XPanel home screen, a custom dashboard that lets you quickly -- and stylishly -- jump from one application to another, usually with just a single touch. You get nine panes to work with. By default they include an FM radio, calendar, clock, photo viewer, and the Opera web browser (a much appreciated improvement over the IE browser included with Windows Mobile, atop which all of this is built). Some Xperia-specific apps, including a bizarre system that uses colored fish as alerts, are also on tap to baffle you for months. Dig into the settings and you can mix and match the apps you want to appear and download new apps from Sony's website.
The phone is a horizontal slider, and when closed the front of the phone features a three-inch touchscreen (with a whopping 800 x 480 pixel resolution) with a small collection of buttons beneath it. Of special note is the center action button, which also works as a tiny touchpad in many applications while you drag your fingertip around on it.
Flip the phone on its side and slide the screen up and you get a full QWERTY keyboard, a real blessing for those of us cursed with the inability to type on touchscreens. The buttons on the keyboard are a bit too flush for my taste -- typing with two thumbs didn't work well for me -- but it beats tapping on the screen with a stylus. The design is very sturdy (and not too heavy at 5.6 ounces), and the phone, on the whole, feels like it will be able to handle multiple drops to the floor.
Other features include a nice 3.2 megapixel camera (though it's dog slow to focus) and a microSD slot (no Memory Stick for this bad boy), which is located under the battery panel cover. The phone supports 3G, but only if you use an AT&T SIM card, but it also has Wi-Fi built in to pick up the slack no matter what network you're on. GPS (and Google Maps) are also in the box. I haven't done a full battery drain test on the handset, but Sony rates it for six hours. Judging by experience and the size of the battery, that seems like a fair guess.
In addition to notes above, I have a few smallish complaints with the phone. The biggest problem is that Windows Mobile underlies the innovative XPanel, and I found I had to scurry back into WM more often than I'd like in order to get certain things done. I wish Sony would have enhanced the OS it uses on its Walkman handsets instead of building on Windows... though I do understand the benefits that Windows Mobile gets you, including email and application viewers. But still, do we really need both Opera and IE on one handset?
The X1 also has some general performance problems: Apps load so slowly that I often found myself clicking a button twice, which would then inadvertently undo what I was trying to do while I waited for the phone to catch up. Everything is kind of pokey, even the web browser. Whether it's a slow CPU or all those layers of OS that slows the Xperia down I don't know, but it's bothersome to the point of frustration.
Lastly there's that little matter of price tag. Who will pay $800 for a cell phone? No matter how excited I am about the mini-touchpad and the XPanel system, I can't justify spending nearly a grand on this handset. Subsidize it to $200 with a contract and I'm on board.