If you read my post carefully you'll find that I wrote that the N82 is the current king of camera phones. So no question as to where I place the K850, it was a poor attempt by SE.
Now as for the X1 you're completely off the mark. I suggest you research about it because I feel you've made up your mind about SE as whole and that is not the way to go about. Whatever I say you're inclined not to believe. Do you know that SE phones in Japan are using 16 million colour Bravia screens and also recording at VGA 30fps? Also for your information the upcoming P5 records at the same resolution and framerate.
It is not that SE aren't capable of all those features it's their silly strategy that has so far backfired. SE hasn't abandoned UIQ, on the contrary, the upcoming P5 is a fully fledged UIQ device. They are just expanding their portfolio by entering Windows which would mean a few more customers and sales.
Don't look at the Xperia X1 through the eyes of a Nokia fan instead gather as much info then decide based on facts rather than uninformed sweeping statements.
Mid-September launch for XPERIA X1:
Symbian os 9 is FAR more popular and widely used so how come Windows mobile has better 3rd party software?I'm serious,check what WM has.CorePlayer with embedded full youtube function,opera 9.5,netfront 3.5,skype,TomTom some really sophisticated apps like WinMobileTorrent,WMWiFi router there's even an AUTOCAD program!I don't think people are aware of the sheer quality and quantity for WM.
Have you ever tried viewing pdf\'s on n-series?It\'s a slow process plus your scrolling all over the place basically it\'s a waste of time.Web browsing isn\'t very good either,same problem scrolling about pages not being displayed properly etc. Pocket internet explorer views webpages as one column,default or desktop view Opera 9.5 or Netfront for WinMo have multiple configurations.Do you use Instant Messengers?most people do,try using an alpha numeric keypad for a few hours!!terrible experience far easier to use touchscreen or qwerty keyboard.This pattern is repeated time and time again eg try using remote desktop with n-series.Xperia X1 easily outpreforms n82,n95 etc on most tasks and hey it looks pretty damn good on the multimedia front too.
Look at the quality of the pictures taken by the X1. Very nice.
nah mate, i disagree
the k850 camera was pathetic. all the photos are washed out and the video quality for a cameraphone is laughable.
also, if sony erricson had a great deal to do with this phone, they would have:
1)run symbian uiq on it!
2)they would piss everyone off by adding a 65,79884 pin headphone connector and require an adapter!
3)they would make the video resolution as poor as possible to annoy everyone.
And you forgot that SE w910i won best headset phone:)
You are entitled to your opinion but I wouldn't call Sony Ericsson phones crap.
If you think back (no, I'm not living in the past) Sony Ericsson were way ahead of Nokia in every department, their one high end smartphone (P series) per year and a half was so good that Nokia didn't know how to respond to it, their music phones were ahead and superior to anything Nokia could offer and their camera phones were equally superior to any Nokia phone.
All that was up until mid 2006. So what happened to SE? Complacency coupled with Nokia raising their game to compete. Now, I'm not saying Nokia were not competing it's just that they couldn't match Sony Ericsson strength for strength.
Late 2006 Nokia hit back and hit back hard, the tables were completely turned. SE found themselves were they put Nokia for about 5 years and it's their turn to up their game. Yes, up until now there's no SE phone to compete with SOME N series phones, some of the N series phones aren't all that but most of them are that good.
As for the camera crown SE lost it last year when the N82 was unleashed but prior to that SE were in the driver's seat. SE lost it by sitting back and not being innovative or thinking much about competition.
It does look like they learned a harsh lesson judging by their recent activity this year. I do think they are going to fight hard this year. If that happens we the consumers are in for a treat cause it means better products from both Nokia and Sony Ericsson and the rest of the manufacturers.
Oh, the Xperia X1 IS A SONY ERICSSON PRODUCT, HTC only build the device everything else was designed and created by Sony Ericsson. The Microsoft licensing issue is the reason why at this stage HTC is manufacturing it.
Sorry for the long post.
Xperia X1 video records at 30FPS.Don\'t get hung up on tv-out I used it on n95 and it\'s crap.The output is all pixelated on your tv screen and video\'s do not play in dvd quality infact it\'s nowhere near dvd output.Try it and see....It\'s useless
don't make me laugh n95 isn't able to match x1.The qualcomm gps is streets ahead of the texas instrument one seen in n95.WiFi antenna is always better in ppc's,X1 has WVGA screen so you can watch your vga video recordings clearly.n95 screen has qvga resolution,everything you view on that crap screen has very low resolution QVGA lol lol X1 has superior HSDPA and HSUPA,touchscreen,qwerty you name it this baby does it.
SE is not able to give the TV out feature also in all their newest phones. Why???
the n95 was released in 2006 with VGA recording at 30fps. Still SE is not able to release a phone with VGA video recording at 30fps. This clearly demonstrates the limitations that SE is having in designing new phones.
I agree to that. Right from K700 they are having the same user interface till now. it has becoem very boring to use their phones nowadays when compared to other offerings like N82.
SE devices are designwise looking good. But features and performance are questionable.
this phone is not even released.
why the hell are people fighting for this phone which no one has ever seen also.
and no one knows the release date also.
is it so important for you the difference of pixels ??? its almost the same 3.2mp and 5mp
N-series are best sellers because they have proven reliability as they have sold millions. XPERIA is under development now and we will come to know about the bugs after its release. May be the second version of XPERIA will be good enough.
XPERIA doesnt have a 5MP cam, TV out, eventhough it is touted as a high end phone. SE is cheating.
N95, N95 8GB, N82, N96 and Samsung G810 are the only phones in the world to have a 5 mp cam, VGA recording, GPS and WIFI. What does Xperia have when compared to these sets????????
i would just like to add my two cents ok.
i think that sony erricson phones are absolute crap okay. they havent been able to produce a phone thats been able to compete against the Nseries. either way you look at it, their cameras are inferior (nokia bigger lens + better video) and the music capabilities are way beyond the walkman range (3.5mm jacks).
but i do like this phone and i am going to buy it. why? well sony erricson only designed the shell, HTC manufacturered the device and the phone runs on windows so sony erricsno havent had the chance to ruin it!!!