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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1501 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the camera and usability. The screen and responsiveness are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the reliability, and some have doubts about the features and 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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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 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

Editor's Choice!

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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 Mix...


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

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...

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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.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 reviewed on Engadget Mobile


Sony Ericsson's long-awaited XPERIA X1 is finally closing in on a US release, and Engadget Mobile has the low-down on the North America-bound X1a. Care to see how this hunk of sexy fared in real-world use? Do you love butterflies and magnetic...

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 Type:Internal



CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch sensitive screen


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



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

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Manufacturer:Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
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


Color:Solid black/Steel silver

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes