I saw SE X1 actual photos on the net and the real one is not as beautiful as the digital creation.
For example, the screen is not totally flat like diamond, HD, Omnia or iPhone. It is inside the casing about 1 mm lower than the faceplate and not good for total finger usage, especially at the corner. Like all HTC phones before HTC Touch.
And also the keypads look too cheap and it looks like they are coming off after a few usage.
The reviews made by who got X1 were not very good at Swedish website. I am changing my mind to Omnia which is a perfect phone except a bit lower screen resolution.
Moreover, X1 is releasing late but likely to be very expensive due to the brand. I will wait for a few more months to compare X1 and Omnia myself and choose the better one.
After a few months, Omnia price will be considerably dropped. At the moment, it is still around NZD 1,200 for 16GB one. Around NZD 1,000 would be good for 16GB.
Omnia will have 16GB out of the box so, don't have to worry about sd card.
Let's wait and see. But my patient is running out though.
On the whole, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is an impressive phone, and together with the HTC Touch Pro it's probably the best Windows Mobile-based smartphone so far.
The cons here are its annoying slowness and the fact that Sony Ericsson in some cases have taken the easy route with the existing Windows features instead of implementing its own, superior ones for the platform.
Much of this criticism can be fixed, it's mainly about killing bugs and speeding up the software, but our long-term requests would be that the next Xperia phone takes better care of Sony Ericsson's strong heritage.
Especially so, since it seems that we'll have to wait some more for the release of the next-generation Windows Mobile.
The X1 is just not affordable paying 890UDS is too expensive, no xenon flash, only 65k colors because of windows mobile...This phone could be great if under 600USD!
One of the first reviews
dont call it lies... its call creative marketing. They said it would ship 9/30 and it did....BUT... they didnt say how many would be shipped as well as to who and where.... besides... this WILL be worth the wait!
dude x1 had sme problem se company is hidding wih people.i think its a stupidity 2 make people wait for a long time for its publicity
se is always late useless company n wen its out it will b crap windows is crap even worse on a fone it keeps freezin n lags for people that aren't biased vote this fone 5,5,5 coz gsmarena dont accept 1,1,1 as a vote on this se model
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2008The Phone seems to be awesome...but the same old question on GPS. Does it need internet access... moreIt has an built-in GPS receiver along with A-GPS for added accuracy via the cellular network. Of course, like all other phones with GPS+A-GPS, you can merely use the former to avoid high data usage charges if you aren't on an unlimited plan.
The Phone seems to be awesome...but the same old question on GPS. Does it need internet access or The GPS is independent???
its me again..1nce u hav dis phone u wont cum back2 gsm arna 4 sure....coz dis is da stuff i been waiting all my life.may b will b back for X2 so bye bye...
GUYS BELIEVE ME I just bought it & its on charge & been plying wth it for 15min...am goin crazy da fish panel its amazing&u cant evn compare dis wth my crappy E71....will post sum videos soon!!Worth buy
netboy, 07 Oct 2008phone4U is not a network, it' a retailers! no retailers have X1 yet! cus SE havnt ship it yet!I know its not a network!!!!! How insulting!! But I was just saying that I called them to ask about their stock estimate. I was referreing to networks in a seperate sentence..
Eric, 07 Oct 2008Just called Phones 4 U, and they are expecting stock in 2 weeks!!!!!! And after calling Sony E... morephone4U is not a network, it' a retailers!
no retailers have X1 yet! cus SE havnt ship it yet!
Adding to the comment I just made, I have however noticed billboards and bus stops advertising the X1...so I hope the release is by the end of this week...
Just called Phones 4 U, and they are expecting stock in 2 weeks!!!!!! And after calling Sony Ericsson, they have said the phone was released as planned on the 30th September, however the networks have not yet released the phone and this is out of SE's control...
Dammit SE! When bloody when are you ever gonna release this phone to the public? This is getting on my nerves. If I can't get the X1 by next week, I'm off to buy an HTC Diamond..
Vodafones Official release date for the XPERIA X1 is 17th OCTOBER.
check out the official vodafone forum link