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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1647 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the battery and camera are overall positive. The screen and design also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the features and price, and comments are divided on the reception.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 92 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 user reviews of Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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73% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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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...

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

 

The Xperia is an innovative device but fails to impress on all fronts.

With a price tag of Rs. 40,000 I think you won’t miss much if you give the Xperia a pass. The Panels, although I will admit are handy, are just a gimmick to jazz up an otherwise average Windows mobile handset. The Keyboard is the absolute highlight of...

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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)

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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.

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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

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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

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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...

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Smartphone Fuses Floundering Features Together With Mixed Results

 

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 high hopes for the device. The spec sheet reads like a recipe for excellence: multiple high speed data...

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 (black, unlocked)

 

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...

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

 

The luxurious, unlocked Windows Mobile–based Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 has plenty of features. But it also has plenty of bugs. And at an exorbitant $799.99 (list), I simply can't imagine anyone buying it when there are so many other solid options...

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

The super-luxe Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 would be a decent Windows Mobile smartphone choice if it were half the price.

Product Specifications

XPERIA X1 lets you enjoy the convergence of communication and entertainment. Choose an experience by simply touching the XPERIA panel interface. The QWERTY keyboard makes writing fast and easy. With Windows Mobile inside, you can enjoy your favorite entertainment and work efficiently on the move. XPERIA X1 is a premium mobile experience. Arc slider design, 3 inch Wide VGA display and premium metal body: with its sophisticated and distinctive design, XPERIA X1 redefines premiumness.

Antenna

Antenna Type:Internal

Calculator

Type:Basic

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch sensitive screen

Cellular

Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With two digital cameras / digital player / FM radio
Integrated Components:2nd camera / Digital camera / Digital player / FM radio
Phone Form Factor:Slider
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:IEEE 802.11b

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:4.3in
Weight:5.1oz
Width:2.1in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD

Header

Manufacturer:Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
Model:X1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Ericsson XPERIA

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Solid black/Steel silver

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel

Organizer

Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes