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Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

alaTest has collected and analysed 1607 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the camera and usability. The screen and responsiveness are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the reception, and many are less positive about the features and value for money.

design, responsiveness, screen, usability, camera

value for money, features

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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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.

camera, screen, design, usability, responsiveness

reception

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc Touch Screen Sim Free Mobile Phone - Midnight BlueSONY ERICSSON XPERIA X1 SIM FREE (BLACK) SONY ERICSSON XPERIA X1 SIM FREE (BLACK)

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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.

design, usability, build quality, responsiveness, portability

value for money

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 Cell Phone with 3G, 3.2 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, MicroSD - International Version with No Warranty (BLACK)Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 Unlocked Phone with 3G, 3.2 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and MicroSD Slot--U.S. Version with Warranty (Silver)Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 Cell Phone with 3G, 3.2 MP Camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, MicroSD Slot - International Version with No Warranty (Silver)

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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 review

 

Is Sony Ericsson's first Windows Mobile smart phone all style and not enough substance?

Touchscreen user interface ; Slide-out QWERTY keyboard ; 3.2 megapixel camera with touch focus ; 3.5mm headphone jack ; Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone ; A-GPS satellite navigation

Confusing navigation system ; Screen can be difficult to read in bright light ; Camera not top-class ; Music player not as comprehensive as Sony Ericsson's Walkman

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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 has almost everything you'd need, and is supposed to be a strong statement that the developer is a force to be reckoned with in the coming years. But while the potential is certainly there, there are glaring...

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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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.

Aerial

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17mm
Height:110mm
Weight:145g
Width:53mm

Display

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

Miscellaneous

Colour:Solid black/Steel silver

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel

Organiser

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