Sony Ericsson P1 review: A smart sharp-shooter

08 May 2007
The Sony Ericsson P1 is an exciting new smartphone that is to be included in Sony Ericsson portfolio. Powered by Symbian OS and featuring a QWERTY keyboard, a touchscreen TFT display with QVGA resolution and a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto focus, it represents the next level of the development of UIQ smartphones. As such, it seems that the Sony Ericsson P1 will be the flagship of Sony Ericsson smartphone line overrunning even the Sony Ericsson P990 and we were more than curious to find out how it performed in real life.

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  • AnonD-617211
  • fjS
  • 14 Feb 2017

Anonymous, 16 Jan 2009Thanks for the review, it was informative and I feel that i... more32gigabites happy

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    • AnonD-617211
    • fjS
    • 14 Feb 2017

    Anonymous, 18 Feb 2011i need help. when i make a SMS reply, the message of my se... moreGoto settings from the device and then browse until you see message settings click on it and look for send read report deactivate until there is no mark symbol.

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      • AnonD-617211
      • fjS
      • 14 Feb 2017

      I do something you never notice, when your touch screen are broken from sony ericsson p1i when you download a application and you can't download the app then when you ready to download direct after you begin download you press the camera button and wait for the app to popup then only what you can do is press the ok button, and when you finnish download the app click on the app and go right thrue to - to press the camera button on the side of your sony ericsson p1i smartphone that mean smart and when you wil goback to the prev then press back button on top of the ok button and when you wil exit press the back button on the left side and then quit or close the camera then you in normal mode.

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        • Anonymous
        • 3Is
        • 24 Sep 2012

        please help me,
        I want to change its language to "persian" please tell me how do it?!

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          • Anonymous
          • vGS
          • 02 May 2011

          we know that BB web is activated on this phone.can BBM run on this.if yes,then how? no software available on their site aswell.

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            • Anonymous
            • t7}
            • 18 Feb 2011

            i need help.
            when i make a SMS reply, the message of my sender is always forwarded to my message.
            how do i get rid of it?
            i think the "reply with history" has been activated.
            i don't know how to deactivate it.
            please help me.
            i'm getting desperate.

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              • sreeji
              • s8c
              • 16 Nov 2010

              sihle, 03 Jul 2010is it possible to change the 'face' of this phone when it ... moreyep u can buy the original case..ful case with center cost about rs2500 ..for only front face Rs 500

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                • Nexus
                • Iac
                • 12 Nov 2010

                Love this phone. Had it from 2008 - 2009. Made the mistake of exchanging it for Xperia X1. Regretted that change immediately.
                Luckily found one on Ebay as a brand new boxed set for INR 8000/-. Picked it up as i needed a new hand set for my work number.
                Awesome battery life, great keyboard, dunno why gsmarena said it sbad, but hey everyone makes mistakes :)

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                  • Raul
                  • Iaa
                  • 18 Oct 2010

                  Great phone! I had the mine since may of 2008 and it's still working :)
                  It suffered a lot of fallls and its case is very marked now, but everything is ok.

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                    • sihle
                    • NHU
                    • 03 Jul 2010

                    changing the face of this phone

                    please help

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                      • sihle
                      • NHU
                      • 03 Jul 2010

                      is it possible to change the 'face' of this phone
                      when it was been demage or when it looks old?
                      please please please get back to me
                      SIHLE > 083 214 5058
                      thank u

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                        • ashish
                        • mcj
                        • 02 Jul 2010

                        Anonymous, 16 Dec 2007can the P1i watch videos on youtube and have a flash player?me to got the same problem that my videos r hanging i cnt watch them, if u know what i can do then kindly help. my e-mail :

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                          • munding_ilo_ph
                          • t7Z
                          • 24 Dec 2009

                          superb phone i ever had. still stayed with me because of its functionality and stability. i had sony ericsson p990i and p1i before. then i sold my p990i to upgrade to latest model from nokia, which is nokia 5800 xpressmusic, but i swapped it to nokia e63 because i cant type that fast on touchscreen. but still my p1i is with me. i think i wont be selling or swapping my sony p1i for a long time until a decent phone from any phone manufacturer would create a phone with a 5 or 8megapixels, large screen, and a qwerty keyboard. im willing to swap my nokia e63 to anyphone again but not my sony ericsson p1i. cheers!

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                            • NomBr
                            • N5x
                            • 16 Apr 2009

                            Very nice phone, stylish and easy to use. Regarding the question below, I installed a 8GB M2 stick and it's working fine!

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                              • Faizal
                              • v{u
                              • 17 Mar 2009

                              Its So user Friendly TO me im also Using This Phone Thn Its A Superb Mobile Expierience For ME All The Features Are Superb

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                                • mtun
                                • T3m
                                • 17 Feb 2009

                                the p1 is sure a good deal... just bought mine,luv the keyboard...very easy for me.......but not sure of the front camera tho......dont know how it works yet

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                                  • ystian
                                  • PWh
                                  • 22 Jan 2009

                                  what is the capacity of external memory of P1i? can somebody tell me?

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • fs1
                                    • 16 Jan 2009

                                    Thanks for the review, it was informative and I feel that it highlights the P1's flaws and strengths effectively. However, the lack of proper diction and the repetition of words such as "nice" made it somewhat laborious.

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                                      • LongBrian
                                      • PBR
                                      • 11 Jan 2009

                                      Dear All,

                                      I am the owner of P1i since it's first release. Currently, I am looking for another model as well replace my P1i, however, I still think that most of phone in price around 400USD may still the same funtion as my Lovely P1i.

                                      So far I never face any problem with my P1i even with OS or Hardware.

                                      Sound, this the great of all functin in one phone. the MP3 is Walkman grade. The sound is clear with both RingTone and Headset.

                                      Touch screen, it's great to say about it screen. Cuz i use chinese and English in the same time. When I use dictionary that preinstalled in the phone, it's gread to use cuz CH-ENG-CH is fix to my write chinese character.

                                      Fun with Mod, you can mod you P1i to the W960 or iPhone theme and style. But remember that mod is risk and break you warantee perhaps.

                                      Application, yes, this is the good application to instal. There are many various app on the Market like S60 (Nokia). Just keep in mind that if you compare the OS between UIQ3 and S60 3th, P1i UIQ3 is the winner, cuz UIQ3 is run better and fast. The most thing i notice is that UIQ3 have more function and more conveinent way to use than S60. Touch screen the good way and choice for your app third party.

                                      Shotting Photo, it's not the Camera. But the photo from P1i is acceptable and great if we compare to anther phone. Espcially, if you compare to Nokia Camera phone this phone you should like i's quality.

                                      WIFI, yes it's good to use, however, it's support only with b class. so you must have more experience with routor confi. My suggestion is use WAP type in your routor cuz P1i not support with complex security code.

                                      Keyboard, yes very easy to use. What i like the most with my phone is Keyboard cuz it's the good invention from SE.

                                      Body buid, wow this phone may make you look more professional when you hold its. Even now my friends and Co-work still say this the good phone on the sociaty even i use more than 1year.

                                      Finally, yes 9/10. All is good just the bad thing is that wheel side now have problem it's not good work, may i need to take to SE Care centre cuz is phone have this weak wheel. have search on google most of P1i user face with bad wheel contral up and down. I hope this comment can help you to decide. If i am not wrong may current price on market is 280USD (Cambodia 11/Jan/2009). You can consider with P1i or Nokia E63 (250usd), cuz both similare function and similare purpose there on your world.

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                                        • markvincent
                                        • FMY
                                        • 05 Dec 2008

                                        this is the best fone!!! super clear shots and d wifi is soooo damn cool! 10/10