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Sony Ericsson P1i

alaTest has collected and analyzed 643 reviews of Sony Ericsson P1i. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and design are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the GPS navigation.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson P1i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson P1i

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Sony Ericsson P1i from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson P1i Sim Free Mobile PhoneSony Ericsson P1i Sim Free Mobile Phone

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Sony Ericsson P1i (Unlocked) review: Sony Ericsson P1i (Unlocked)

 

Like Nokia, many of Sony Ericsson's smartphones don't usually get picked up by U.S. carriers, which is a shame since the company produces some very capable and popular devices. The latest example being the Sony Ericsson P1i. Luckily, you can purchase...

The Sony Ericsson P1i features a beautiful touch screen, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and a 3.2-megapixel camera. The Symbian smartphone also offers robust e-mail capabilities, productivity apps for the mobile professional, and good call quality.

The P1i doesn't support U.S. 3G networks and performance is sluggish at times. The interface can also be overcomplicated, and you're limited to Sony's proprietary headset and expansion cards.

The Sony Ericsson P1i is a nice upgrade to its predecessor and offers an alternative to today's Windows Mobile and Palm smartphones, but we're ultimately disappointed by the kludgey interface and lack of 3G.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Sony Ericsson P1i

 

The P1i has most of the bells and whistles a business user could want, but the user interface is a little quirky.

Compact design and form factor, Business card reader, 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity bundled with connection manager software to prioritise connections (e.g. Wi-Fi over 3G)

The dual QWERTY keypad takes a while to get used to, Minor interface quirks, No HSDPA, No 802.11g Wi-Fi support, No 3.5mm headphone

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Softpedia (softpedia.com)

Sony Ericsson P1i Review

 

Sony Ericsson P1i continues the P series which started with the P800 model 5 years ago, in 2002. That's a very long time and I personally would've expected to see more P models available on the market � but maybe less but better is more appropriate for...

The first thing that catches your attention is the stylish design of the phone, and this is what I liked most. Music sound, pictures and battery are again some of the strong points of the smartphone. I should also mention that the device is 3G-enabled...

The software of the handset and the "not working" WiFi need serious improvements. In addition, usability is somewhat low with such a tricky interface (UIQ3). Smartphone experiences too many freezes and lockups, partly from the buggy software and too...

May, 2008

Expert review by : MobilesTopic (mobilestopic.com)

Sony Ericsson P1i Review

 

Verdict The P1i feels like a zenith of sorts for the P-series smartphone range. It's a culmination of the work Sony Ericsson has put into its smartphone series, which has resulted in a more realised device with superior multimedia weaponry. The Sony...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Seow Tein Hee (hardwarezone.com)

Sony Ericsson P1i (Wi-Fi & 3G)

 

Riding on the success of the M600i, Sony Ericsson releases the new P1i, a new business handset that smudges the line between business and personal lifestyle.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Mitchell Oke (geardiary.com)

Sony Ericsson P1i Review

 

Last year I bought a Sony Ericsson M600i for several reasons. First off it was very small, fit easily in a pocket without bulging, and felt great in the hand. It also had both a thumboard and UMTS, both features I wanted. The hardware aspect of it was...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by (mobile88.com)

Sony Ericsson P1i

 

Sony Ericsson P1: the 5th generation P-series smart phone and the most feature-rich yet. Push corporate and consumer email, WLAN and VoIP enabled. 3.2 megapixel camera with business card scanner, media player and 512MB Memory Stick Micro.

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

The P1i is packed to the brim with features, and its only real downside is the unconventional keyboard, as well as an interface that will take some time to grasp. If you can get your head around each of them you're left with an excellent device on the...

Design, Business card reader, 3-way scroll wheel and back button, Wi-Fi, 3.2 megapixel camera, 1GB M2 card included

No HSDPA, No 3.5mm headphone jack, Steep learning curve for keyboard and interface, Small stylus

May, 2008

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony Ericsson P1i

 

We've been waiting a long time for Sony Ericsson's latest addition to its P Series range of smart phones. The long-awaited P990i was released in some ...

Design, Business card reader, 3-way scroll wheel and back button, Wi-Fi, 3.2 megapixel camera, 1GB M2 card included

No HSDPA, No 3.5mm headphone jack, Steep learning curve for keyboard and interface, Small stylus

The P1i is packed to the brim with features, and its only real downside is the unconventional keyboard, as well as an interface that will take some time to grasp. If you can get your head around each of them you're left with an excellent device on the...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony Ericsson P1i review

 

The powerful Sony Ericsson P-series has always been a serious mobile business tool – but now the P1i is taking it for a mosey down multimedia mile

The P1i is the most realised member of the P-series yet, with a compact frame and newly acquired multimedia might to match its sharp business acumen

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Battery

Standby time (2G):350 / 440
Talk time (2G):10

Call Management

Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:3 / 3.2
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Rear camera type:Single camera
Zoom capability:3 x / Yes

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: Yes

Design

Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:2.6
Display number of colors:262144 colours
Display Resolution:230 x 320 / 240 x 320
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Standby time (2G):440
Talk time (2G):10

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal memory:160

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Multimedia

FM radio: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE / EDGE,GPRS
3G: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Data network:3G

Other Features

Browser supported:Opera
Headset connectivity:Y
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking Type:UMTS/GSM
Operating frequency:900/1800/1900/2100
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Voice recording: Yes

Performance

Direct printing: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Notes

Phone Features

Form Factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Standby time (2G):440
Talk time (2G):10

Software

Operating system installed:Symbian OS

Storage

Internal memory:160

Technical Details

Color of product:Silver

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.669 / 2.17
Height:0.669 / 4.17
Weight:4.37
Width:2.17 / 4.17