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  • Pepsi

Anonymous, 17 Jan 2009Some of the comments here are absolutely ridiculous. Most of you... moreI definetly agree with you there. It is one of the best phones on the market for smashing windows. Works better than the N95!

  • Anonymous

This phone font size is just too small in most of the features. Not a choice for one that need reading glasses.

  • Anonymous

mOhA, 17 Jan 2009The Contact list and the Dialer are a real pain to use.Change it then.

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Requirements: Windows Mobile 5, Windows Mobile 6 or Pocket PC 2003
Overview: Photo Contacts PRO empowers your phone with Advanced Call Filtering, fully integrated Scheduled, Automatic and Temporary Phone Profiles, Distinctive Ringtone and SMS tone capabilities, Today Screen plug-in showing favorites and recent callers, fast Photo Dialing integrated with Business and Full screen Photo Caller ID and advanced contact management capabilities.

Never be disturbed in a meeting again! Photo Contacts PRO 5 adapts your phone to your schedule by automatically switching to a custom Meeting profile when you're busy. Fully customizable Phone Profiles let you group and customize Call Filtering, Ringtone, SMS tone, sound volume and ring type settings and use them manually or automatically.

Photo Contacts PRO lets you speed dial and send quick SMS messages by simply tapping on a photograph - especially useful when you need to concentrate on other things!

During an incoming call, you will easily see who is calling you before you choose to answer. Photo Contacts PRO features Full Screen and Business Photo Caller ID and uses large text for caller id information.

Intelligently add photographs to your contacts then browse, create and edit your contacts with photographs utilizing the four intelligent contact browsing views. Photo Contacts PRO also lets you send email, SMS messages and share photos with other users. With Photo Contacts PRO, assigning photos to contacts is easy - assign photos on your phone using the intelligent photo crop engine, or with your desktop PC using our SmartName technology.
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  • mOhA

The Contact list and the Dialer are a real pain to use.

  • Anonymous

Some of the comments here are absolutely ridiculous. Most of you haven\'t even seen a xperia let alone used one!

The xperia x1 is one of the best devices in todays market. Only a fool would try to convince otherwise

  • Pepsi

You know what this phone is good for?

Smashing windows, works better than a brick.

  • Anonymous

I guess expectations are different for some people.

Some people happy with the X1 and some are very disappointed. I guess the reference also important.

If someone did not have a good phone since 1999 :) well that case X1 may be a fantastic phone :)

Typical complaints:

- reception problems (GSM and WiFi!)
- battery: poor performance, overheating
- cracked case

- low ring volume
- lousy speaker
- poor camera

http://www.slashgear.com/sony-...ing-2927945/

You type in cracked case X' into a search and you will see...

- slow performance
- hang ups

and some even go further:

˝˝ The Biggest High-Tech Flops Of 2008 ˝˝

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1

˝˝It may have been the most eagerly awaited telephone of the year... and it may well have been the most disappointing telephone of the year, too. Introduced in February with (almost) operational prototypes, the phone has only just become available in stores. Its “revolutionary” Windows Mobile interface was not only slow, but it also wasn’t any more functional than other operating systems from HTC, Samsung or Asus. And since there’s only one Windows Mobile model from Sony Ericsson, developments
for the proprietary interface, quite naturally, are scarce. What was supposed to be the ultimate smartphone is at best only passable, and at worst a total failure.˝˝

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  • jm-sa

Got my silver X1i silver now 10 days and would like to mention a few things:

Very good phone, solid and I like the metal finish
Camera not to bad. The picture quality is actually good (if taken in the correct light). Only problem is it takes forever to take a photo!
Battery life is good.
Screen colour and display are superb! My only problem with the screen compared to my (old) SE W950i is that the X1 is not as sensitive as the W950 (probable because the X1 is more thumb-friendly). I have aligned the screen, but not much of an improvement. But, when I uses the styles with Notes, the ‘drawing’ is more precise than with the W950.
Most of the applications can be used with your thumb, but about 95% of Winmo requires the styles.
The touch-pad is nice and sensitive enough.
LED’s on the side is a bit of a let-down. You can hardly see them in daylight and their default blinking time is only 5 min (Tweak2 installed, can change colours and time). But when it’s a bit darker, you can see the LED’s for miles and know if there is a miscall, sms etc.
Mostly use Internet Explorer, Opera is a bit annoying for me.
Programmes installed: Tweak2, .Net Configuration 3.5( in order for Xperia Bluetooth to work), Xperia Bluetooth (not great program, only saves you one click to activate BT) , G-alarm (a must have), SK Tools, SPB Shell, Slideshow Panel and some others. Want to install some more over the next two weeks or so.
Sound quality: ear piece is very good, onboard speaker is average.
Only used the GPS only once to see if it works, but I will rather stick with my trusty Garmin.
It took me about 5 days to get used of Winmo. In the beginning it was difficult to find some setting etc. but with SK Tools, Tweak2 etc. etc, I know now about 80% where to find the settings and what they all do.
I love the keyboard, it is a pleasure typing on it (OK, haven’t used any other, but still). Texting is bliss on this phone.
Here is a tip: if anybody ask to see your phone, just show them it is an ARC SLIDER phone. Some people actually tried to ‘open’ my phone, thinking there is a hinge at the back. Almost damaged my phone!

Overall: this is so far the best phone I had since 1999. It is a bit heavy (compared to my previous phones, SE W950, SE S700, Nokia, Nokia, Nokia), but you get use to it in a few days. The battery outperforms the W950 by about a day. Personally I will recommend this phone to anybody who wants more than just a make-and-end-call phone.

Does anybody know what all numbers in the ROM 1.02.175.3 represents?
1 =?
.02 =final version (not prototype)?
.175 =carrier software version?
.3 =ROM version 3?

  • x1 god

this has to be one of the greatest phones ever made on earth, i have used this handset and what else can i say.. another stunner by sony ericson. this craps on the n96 which has way toooo many issues eg software! also this new n97 is a joke compared to the wonderful and luxerious sony ericson x1 xperia... haters hate all you want coz every phone made has its odd handset which are fucked so of course there will be complaints but when it works o boy does it work.. you can watch movies crystal clear on this lil baby. you guys get and x1 dont listen to anyone else coz im the x1 goddess!! much luv to my believers keep on keepin on. peace

  • Senthil

Hai All, i have got X1 one month before, the phone is good in feature, but big issue with ear speaker and network receiving. Other person could able to hear my voice crystal clear but i am not able to hear other person voice at my end in X1. Given the complaint to Sony Customer care & recommended to restore the software. ....This is ridiculous

- SK

  • Anonymous

dis is a vry gud fone bt il 4 d n97 dat seems 2 b abit more beta feature wise

  • Xoli222

AyashiFX55, 16 Jan 2009Lol , what the heck are you talking about? The N96 has a SLOWER ... moreHey Ayashi i hope u gud but how do u like your X1 compared to the Samsung i900,i know the SONY might be better than the i900 because of the keyboard but what do you say about the Camera & the memory on the i900,i think those 2 features make the i900 much better than the X1.

  • Anonymous

AyashiFX55, 16 Jan 2009Lol , what the heck are you talking about? The N96 has a SLOWER ... moreayashi u r rite.

  • AyashiFX55

Lol , what the heck are you talking about? The N96 has a SLOWER cpu speed but a faster graphic card. THe cpu was reduced in order to increase battery life. i AM a N95 8gb user and i find it VERY SLOW. I currently own the xperia x1 and it is MUCH more faster. N96 is a failure everyone knows that. N95 8GB was the sht. It even has a better battery life. You know nothing.

  • Mike

Ray, 14 Jan 2009I got the Xperia a few days back. Really nice phone, my first on... moreU can try this : http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php­?f=470 U'll love it and yes, u can do it. U can learn 2 do a "few tricks" with almost every windows mobile PDA there, and I bit ya that u will become glued in front of your monitor maybe for a long, long time. Good loock !

  • Anonymous

The X1 is a touchscreen phone, and it's got one of the biggest and best screens ever seen on a mobile phone. At 3 inches across, it's almost as big as the iPhone 3G's 3.5 inch screen, but here's the thing: whereas the iPhone 3G has 480 x 320 pixels, the Xperia has a massive 800 x 480 pixel resolution: that's 2.5 times as many pixels. Big isn't always better, but when it comes to touchscreen phones, it definitely is. As well as providing a brilliant platform for the touch-operated user interface, the display also offers a superb environment for web browsing, video streaming, photo viewing, etc, etc.

A lot of thought has gone into the user interface design of the Xperia. As well as the finger-operated touchscreen, there's an optical joystick and a navigation key. To use the optical joystick you brush your finger over the touch-sensitive key to move the mouse pointer on the screen. The navigation key is a conventional 4-way key that can be pressed to select an option. Handwriting recognition with a stylus is available as an additional text-input method. But the X1 holds another secret within: a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. With the keyboard in position and the display in widescreen landscape mode, the phone resembles a mini-laptop and offers a lot of the functionality of a real laptop - but more of this later. For the moment, we'll just say that with all the different input options available, every user should be able to find a way of working that meets their needs. This is not a difficult phone to use, although its advanced options do present something of a learning curve.
The phone feels very solid too. It uses a premium metal body and feels like it could take some knocks. But the solidity and wealth of features leads to some bulk. It's a big phone, and quite thick too, at 17mm. And it certainly is heavy. In fact it's the heaviest smartphone currently in the shops by our reckoning. At 158g it weighs more than twice as much as the Sony Ericsson W890i for example. It's not a machine for wimps, but it manages to look very nice despite its porkiness. It's available in a choice of Black or Silver, both of which look nice and businesslike.
The user interface is designed around a "Panel interface". Each panel provides an environment customised to a specific activity, such as web browsing, messaging, playing music, etc. We don't think that this is quite as revolutionary as Sony Ericsson claim, but it looks nice, works well and we have no issues with it.
The X1 is a Windows Mobile smartphone. Windows Mobile has matured a lot since its early days and is now a robust and powerful OS. It's also used in the Samsung Omnia, which has proven itself to be a very stable and robust smartphone. Running Windows Mobile offers several advantages. As well as being stable and fast, it's a familiar environment for PC users, and brings a lot of familiar functionality from the desktop to the mobile. For instance, the X1 uses Outlook Mobile as its email application, and it uses Office Mobile to let you view and edit Office attachments. Business folk accessing their corporate mail via an Exchange mailserver can stay synchronised using Exchange ActiveSync. We hesitate to say that the X1 can match a BlackBerry for power and ease-of-use, but it's arguably true.

  • Anonymous

The X1 is a touchscreen phone, and it's got one of the biggest and best screens ever seen on a mobile phone. At 3 inches across, it's almost as big as the iPhone 3G's 3.5 inch screen, but here's the thing: whereas the iPhone 3G has 480 x 320 pixels, the Xperia has a massive 800 x 480 pixel resolution: that's 2.5 times as many pixels. Big isn't always better, but when it comes to touchscreen phones, it definitely is. As well as providing a brilliant platform for the touch-operated user interface, the display also offers a superb environment for web browsing, video streaming, photo viewing, etc, etc.

A lot of thought has gone into the user interface design of the Xperia. As well as the finger-operated touchscreen, there's an optical joystick and a navigation key. To use the optical joystick you brush your finger over the touch-sensitive key to move the mouse pointer on the screen. The navigation key is a conventional 4-way key that can be pressed to select an option. Handwriting recognition with a stylus is available as an additional text-input method. But the X1 holds another secret within: a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. With the keyboard in position and the display in widescreen landscape mode, the phone resembles a mini-laptop and offers a lot of the functionality of a real laptop - but more of this later. For the moment, we'll just say that with all the different input options available, every user should be able to find a way of working that meets their needs. This is not a difficult phone to use, although its advanced options do present something of a learning curve.
The phone feels very solid too. It uses a premium metal body and feels like it could take some knocks. But the solidity and wealth of features leads to some bulk. It's a big phone, and quite thick too, at 17mm. And it certainly is heavy. In fact it's the heaviest smartphone currently in the shops by our reckoning. At 158g it weighs more than twice as much as the Sony Ericsson W890i for example. It's not a machine for wimps, but it manages to look very nice despite its porkiness. It's available in a choice of Black or Silver, both of which look nice and businesslike.
The user interface is designed around a "Panel interface". Each panel provides an environment customised to a specific activity, such as web browsing, messaging, playing music, etc. We don't think that this is quite as revolutionary as Sony Ericsson claim, but it looks nice, works well and we have no issues with it.
The X1 is a Windows Mobile smartphone. Windows Mobile has matured a lot since its early days and is now a robust and powerful OS. It's also used in the Samsung Omnia, which has proven itself to be a very stable and robust smartphone. Running Windows Mobile offers several advantages. As well as being stable and fast, it's a familiar environment for PC users, and brings a lot of familiar functionality from the desktop to the mobile. For instance, the X1 uses Outlook Mobile as its email application, and it uses Office Mobile to let you view and edit Office attachments. Business folk accessing their corporate mail via an Exchange mailserver can stay synchronised using Exchange ActiveSync. We hesitate to say that the X1 can match a BlackBerry for power and ease-of-use, but it's arguably true.

  • Anonymous

The X1 is a touchscreen phone, and it's got one of the biggest and best screens ever seen on a mobile phone. At 3 inches across, it's almost as big as the iPhone 3G's 3.5 inch screen, but here's the thing: whereas the iPhone 3G has 480 x 320 pixels, the Xperia has a massive 800 x 480 pixel resolution: that's 2.5 times as many pixels. Big isn't always better, but when it comes to touchscreen phones, it definitely is. As well as providing a brilliant platform for the touch-operated user interface, the display also offers a superb environment for web browsing, video streaming, photo viewing, etc, etc.

A lot of thought has gone into the user interface design of the Xperia. As well as the finger-operated touchscreen, there's an optical joystick and a navigation key. To use the optical joystick you brush your finger over the touch-sensitive key to move the mouse pointer on the screen. The navigation key is a conventional 4-way key that can be pressed to select an option. Handwriting recognition with a stylus is available as an additional text-input method. But the X1 holds another secret within: a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. With the keyboard in position and the display in widescreen landscape mode, the phone resembles a mini-laptop and offers a lot of the functionality of a real laptop - but more of this later. For the moment, we'll just say that with all the different input options available, every user should be able to find a way of working that meets their needs. This is not a difficult phone to use, although its advanced options do present something of a learning curve.
The phone feels very solid too. It uses a premium metal body and feels like it could take some knocks. But the solidity and wealth of features leads to some bulk. It's a big phone, and quite thick too, at 17mm. And it certainly is heavy. In fact it's the heaviest smartphone currently in the shops by our reckoning. At 158g it weighs more than twice as much as the Sony Ericsson W890i for example. It's not a machine for wimps, but it manages to look very nice despite its porkiness. It's available in a choice of Black or Silver, both of which look nice and businesslike.
The user interface is designed around a "Panel interface". Each panel provides an environment customised to a specific activity, such as web browsing, messaging, playing music, etc. We don't think that this is quite as revolutionary as Sony Ericsson claim, but it looks nice, works well and we have no issues with it.
The X1 is a Windows Mobile smartphone. Windows Mobile has matured a lot since its early days and is now a robust and powerful OS. It's also used in the Samsung Omnia, which has proven itself to be a very stable and robust smartphone. Running Windows Mobile offers several advantages. As well as being stable and fast, it's a familiar environment for PC users, and brings a lot of familiar functionality from the desktop to the mobile. For instance, the X1 uses Outlook Mobile as its email application, and it uses Office Mobile to let you view and edit Office attachments. Business folk accessing their corporate mail via an Exchange mailserver can stay synchronised using Exchange ActiveSync. We hesitate to say that the X1 can match a BlackBerry for power and ease-of-use, but it's arguably true.

  • Anonymous

The X1 is a touchscreen phone, and it's got one of the biggest and best screens ever seen on a mobile phone. At 3 inches across, it's almost as big as the iPhone 3G's 3.5 inch screen, but here's the thing: whereas the iPhone 3G has 480 x 320 pixels, the Xperia has a massive 800 x 480 pixel resolution: that's 2.5 times as many pixels. Big isn't always better, but when it comes to touchscreen phones, it definitely is. As well as providing a brilliant platform for the touch-operated user interface, the display also offers a superb environment for web browsing, video streaming, photo viewing, etc, etc.

A lot of thought has gone into the user interface design of the Xperia. As well as the finger-operated touchscreen, there's an optical joystick and a navigation key. To use the optical joystick you brush your finger over the touch-sensitive key to move the mouse pointer on the screen. The navigation key is a conventional 4-way key that can be pressed to select an option. Handwriting recognition with a stylus is available as an additional text-input method. But the X1 holds another secret within: a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. With the keyboard in position and the display in widescreen landscape mode, the phone resembles a mini-laptop and offers a lot of the functionality of a real laptop - but more of this later. For the moment, we'll just say that with all the different input options available, every user should be able to find a way of working that meets their needs. This is not a difficult phone to use, although its advanced options do present something of a learning curve.
The phone feels very solid too. It uses a premium metal body and feels like it could take some knocks. But the solidity and wealth of features leads to some bulk. It's a big phone, and quite thick too, at 17mm. And it certainly is heavy. In fact it's the heaviest smartphone currently in the shops by our reckoning. At 158g it weighs more than twice as much as the Sony Ericsson W890i for example. It's not a machine for wimps, but it manages to look very nice despite its porkiness. It's available in a choice of Black or Silver, both of which look nice and businesslike.
The user interface is designed around a "Panel interface". Each panel provides an environment customised to a specific activity, such as web browsing, messaging, playing music, etc. We don't think that this is quite as revolutionary as Sony Ericsson claim, but it looks nice, works well and we have no issues with it.
The X1 is a Windows Mobile smartphone. Windows Mobile has matured a lot since its early days and is now a robust and powerful OS. It's also used in the Samsung Omnia, which has proven itself to be a very stable and robust smartphone. Running Windows Mobile offers several advantages. As well as being stable and fast, it's a familiar environment for PC users, and brings a lot of familiar functionality from the desktop to the mobile. For instance, the X1 uses Outlook Mobile as its email application, and it uses Office Mobile to let you view and edit Office attachments. Business folk accessing their corporate mail via an Exchange mailserver can stay synchronised using Exchange ActiveSync. We hesitate to say that the X1 can match a BlackBerry for power and ease-of-use, but it's arguably true.