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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3290 reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia X1. 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. People really like the screen and design. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably.

size, usability, performance, design, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the portability and sound. The performance and usability are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the reliability. There are some less positive reviews about the reception.

price, usability, performance, sound, portability

reception

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the sound and battery. The price and portability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the GPS navigation, and the size and performance get mixed comments.

usability, portability, price, battery, sound

GPS navigation

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

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Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Xperia X1 Review

 

The Xperia X1 was one of the most anticipated smart phone of 2008. It came to the market very late, [...]

The Xperia X1 is a smart phone with an excellent construction, display and processor. It is best used with a Microsoft Exchange Server, but Active Sync and POP or IMAP should work OK too. The X1 was the best Windows Mobile phone before the recent...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (engadget.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play review

 

The PlayStation Phone. We've had quite the intimate history with this gamepad-equipped slider, learning of its secretive existence way back in August and then handling a prototype unit in January, so you'll forgive us for feeling sentimental and still...

Gamepad works well ; Stereo speakers ; Good graphics performance

Dim, woeful screen ; Lack of compelling content ; Poor video recording (no 720p)

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

Sony Ericsson Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1

 

Sony Ericsson's first Windows Mobile device, the Xperia X1, got a lot of buzz last year for its slick and customizable software interface and stylish design. Although the Sony Xperia X1 is a feature-packed, well-designed handset with excellent...

Slick Windows Mobile overlay ; Eye-catching ergonomic design

Expensive, even for an unlocked phone ; Windows Mobile is sluggish

Though the stylish Xperia X1 offers a variety of features, it can't compete with less expensive smart phones on the market.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

 

The X1's good looks and strong hardware are hampered by frequent performance lag, an unintuitive user experience and its jaw-dropping price tag.

Sharp, business-like design, Arc Slider and QWERTY keyboard, Full range of connectivity, Hi-res display

Frequent lag spikes, Average battery life, Most available Xperia Panels are poorly designed

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 review: A new experience

 

There's a lot to fall for in Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1. Possibly the hottest looker of a PocketPC is also heavy on skill. Heavy enough to not just scratch out a living as a one-hit-wonder but aim for the WinMo top. The extra solid metal looks, gorgeous...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support plus HSDPA 7.2Mbps ; 3-inch 65K-color WVGA touchscreen ; Qualcomm MSM7200 528 Mhz CPU and 256 MB DDR SDRAM ; 3.15 MP auto focus camera with VGA video recording ; Four-row full QWERTY slide-out keyboard ; Wi-Fi and...

Body is a bit on the bulky side ; User interface is hardly thumb-optimized ; Mediocre camera performance ; No built-in accelerometer ; Poor display sunlight legibility ; Records low quality VGA@30fps video in 3GP format ; No TV-out port ; No full Flash...

Let's not waste any more time now and get rolling with the actual review of Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1. Unboxing is this little jump ahead

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

 

The super-luxe, unlocked Xperia X1 would be a decent Windows Mobile smartphone choice if it cost half as much.

Powerful processor. New Panel interface is the best Windows Mobile home-screen hack so far. Opera browser.

Insanely expensive. Buggy. Not a great voice phone.

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Dec, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Todd Haselton (laptopmag.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 - A Review of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

 

This Windows Mobile phone boasts an exquisite physical design and a unique user interface, but it carries too high a price tag.

Beautiful industrial design, Innovative user interface, Clear call quality, Good camera

Very expensive, X Panels slow to load, Paltry amount of X Panel add-ins, Lackluster keyboard

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 uses Outlook Mobile. We set up our Gmail account in less than a minute, thanks to Windows Mobile 6.1's ability to search for preconfigured settings over the Internet. Our work e-mail account took less than 2 minutes to set...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Terrence Russell (wired.com)

Review: Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

 

We've been waiting since CTIA to get our mitts on a fully baked X1. As the full-featured flagship of Sony Ericsson's multimedia phones we had...

Full featured yet surprisingly sturdy. 800 x 480 touchscreen is both highly responsive and razor sharp. Rockstar battery life for calls, standby and even web use. Decent data speeds over 3G and WiFi. Tweakable status lights range from discreet to...

Essentially a lazy, fragmented and expensive implementation of legitimately good ideas. QWERTY pad feels unnecessarily flat and lacks arrow keys. Optical joypad is waaaay too recessed to be useful. Lengthy pitches for Sony Ericsson, Xperia and WinMo...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 review

 

Sony Ericsson has produced some exceptional handsets over the years, with certain gems like the W950, W300i and W580i (just to name a few) catching the eyes...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 review:

 

When it rains, it pours. In recent weeks, we've seen the release of a number of highly anticipated smartphones, including the RIM BlackBerry Bold and the T-Mobile G1 , and now we have the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1. First announced at GSMA 2008 in...

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 features an interactive panel interface that lets you customize the smartphone to your wants and needs. The Windows Mobile device also has an attractive design and a full QWERTY keyboard.

Without U.S.-carrier backing, the Xperia X1 has an exorbitant price tag. The navigation controls are difficult to use, and the Web browsing experience wasn't the greatest.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is a well-designed and fully stocked smartphone that offers great customization through the interactive panel interface. However, with its high price tag, the X1 will be a hard sell for most customers and will be a purely...

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500 / 2900
Battery performance:1500 / 2900
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:87
Continuous video playback time:8.42
Standby time (2G):430 / 500 / 520 / 580 / 640
Standby time (3G):400 / 540 / 640
Standby time (4G):500
Talk time (2G):10 / 13.10 / 6.91
Talk time (3G):17 / 6 / 7

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Digital Zoom:2.46 / 3 / 8
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):5.1
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:12800, 3200
Main camera resolution (numeric):23
Night mode: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):23
Rear camera type:Single camera
Scan technology:CMOS
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5.1
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 2160p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Red / Silver / White
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Form Factor:Bar / Slider
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:3 / 3.7 / 5.2
Display number of colors:0.065536 / 16.77 / 65536 colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 800 x 480 / 854 x 480
Display Type:LCD / TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:3

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3 / AAC, MP3 / MP4, AAC, Vorbis, WMA, M4A, MIDI, PCM, FLAC, MP3
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression format:3GP, 3GPP, AVI, M4V, XVID, MKV, MP4
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,3GPP,AVI,M4V,XVID,MKV,MP4
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,900,850,1800
2G bands (secondary SIM):2100,900,1900
2G standards:EDGE / EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM,GPRS / GPRS
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800, 900, 1900, 2100 / 900,850,1700,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSDPA,HSUPA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, MAP, SPP, OPP, AVRCP, PAN, GAP, HSP, GAVDP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 4.1 LE
Data network:3G
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:WPA2, EAP-AKA, PEAP, WPA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n

Other Features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Windows Media Player Mobile, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office Mobile, Outlook Mobile
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android / Windows Mobile
Operating system version:2.3 / 5.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, Calendar, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Shortcuts, Widgets, Menu, Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
MHL version:3.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.5
Processor:810
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2
Processor model:810

Software

Operating system installed:Android / Windows Mobile
Operating system version:2.3 / 5.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal memory:320 / 400
Internal RAM:3072
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:16 / 200 / 32
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.287 / 0.512 / 0.669 / 2.07 / 2.09
Height:0.669 / 2.07 / 4.37 / 4.57 / 5.75
Weight:4.44 / 5.43 / 5.57
Width:2.07 / 2.24 / 2.83 / 4.33 / 4.37