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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mobile Phones the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 mobile phone review


There has already been a great deal of excitement surrounding the Xperia X1 from Sony Ericsson, as the company takes another foray into the world of smartphones. Can the company offer anything compelling, or is this just another Windows Mobile clone? ...

Screen quality, Panels, build quality, good headphones, 3.5mm jack, HSDPA, Wi-Fi

Keyboard not the best, Windows Mobile UI suffers against BlackBerry and iPhone

If you are happy with a Windows Mobile operating system, then the Xperia is certainly one to consider

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 mobile phone - First Look


Can this challenge the smartphone kings?

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1


Does the Xperia X1 have the performance to match its stunning looks? Niall takes a look.

This combined with the fact that the rear of the unit is completely flat means that unlike HTC's S740, you can happily type with two fingers while the handset sits on a desk. The keys are backlit and well spaced, but Sony has not added dedicate...


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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 review


We really wanted to love the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 as it boasts an attractive design and features the iPhone 3G would be jealous of, but it runs on Windows Mobile and as a consequence doesn't deliver a great user experience. If only the Xperia X1 ran...

Wi-Fi ; HSDPA ; Qwerty keypad ; Large screen ; 3.5mm headphone jack

Interface lags at times ; Windows Mobile requires using a stylus for certain items

If navigating the touchscreen using your finger or the X1'sstylus winds you up, then you can always use the four-way navigation keyunderneath the screen. Bizarrely, thenavigation key features an optical sensor in the middle, which also doubles upas an...

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 review


The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 smartphone is without a doubt the hottest mobile from Sony Ericsson this year - find out why in this review.

On the whole, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is an impressive phone, and together with the HTC Touch Pro it's probably the best Windows Mobile-based smartphone so far. The cons here are its annoying slowness and the fact that Sony Ericsson in some cases...

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Stuff magazine


It's been a long eight months' wait, but the Xperia X1 is finally here. Is it better than the HTC Touch Diamond?

A great all round smartphone but hobbled by that blasted Windows Mobile engine

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Review


A unique panel-based interface adds a nice visual touch to the X1, featuring shortcuts to applications via grid or concertina.

While this phone is certainly well built and feels reassuringly solid in your hands, the typing experience - the cornerstone of any business phone worth its salt - is underwhelming. There's not much about the Xperia X1 that makes it worth recommending...

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1


The Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 is one outstanding looking mobile phone. It comprises a massive 3 inch TFT touch screen display with the highest resolutions to date. The Xperia X1 comes with a QWERTY keyboard that can be accessed by pushing the screen...

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Review: Sony Ericsson Xperia X1


The long-awaited Windows Mobile phone from the Swedish-Japanese company has finally arrived and we put it through its paces.

3.5mm audio jack; full set of connectivity features; GPS; good 3.2-megapixel camera; excellent WVGA display; nice design

Panel interface can be slow; camera interface and focusing slow; average battery life; optical joystick not particularly useful

The burning question is really this: How does it match up to the HTC Touch Pro? The X1 is just S$50 more expensive, but you get a higher-resolution display, nicer design and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Touch Pro, on the other hand, has a more polished...

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Review


We all know that the Xperia X1 got a mixed reception when it was first launched at the latter part of last year. There were certainly lots of opinions/comments clearly ...

With its new Firmware update the Xperia X1 has certainly improved in terms of its panel performance and the 3rd party mods have provided or added new functionality (alongside the wealth of features). But compared to the newer products arriving on the...

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:Built-in / Yes
Wireless Interface:IEEE 802.11b

Dimensions & Weight



Colour Depth:16-bit (65000 colours)
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):Built-in / Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access):Built-in
Internet Browser:Built-in / Yes


Colour:Solid black/Steel silver

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar / Event Reminder:Built-in / Yes
Reminder:Built-in / Yes